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Doral Arrowwood, For Outside-the-Box Westchester Retreats & Meetings

Situated on 114 wooded acres in the enclave of Rye Brook village in Westchester County, New York, Doral Arrowwood  is the perfect place for Westchester NY meetings executive getaways, and company retreats. Inspire your troops and promote teamwork and productivity through our creative and challenging team-building activities, both indoors and outdoors. Treat your colleagues to our fresh approach to the Westchester retreat experience, from paintball and adventure games to outings on our championship level nine-hole golf course.

For more information on all of our team building options please call Michelle Powers at 1-877-622-8650.

New Health & Wellness Corporate Team Building by Blum Center for Health

Menu of Blum Center for Health Corporate Mind-Body Skills Team Building & Group Activities - We partner with Blum Center for Health, to provide your team with a health supportive, educational and deliciously energized group experience. 

Blum Center for Health Culinary Team Offerings

Wellness Cooking Class - Working together in the kitchen to prepare a meal will give your team the opportunity to learn valuable nutrition and cooking skills, while also fostering a sense of community and team work. 

Mind Body Relaxation Skills for Individual & Team Wellness - Relaxation skills can help you feel better, improve your memory, focus and concentration and enhance your team’s ability to work well together. Join us for an experiential program that will teach you and your team the basics of these skills and help to improve team communication, mutual respect and understanding.

Self Care Skills for Success: Mind Body Relaxation & Cooking -  Join us for a team building program that combines two critical self care skills: tools for relaxation to help with stress management and skills in the kitchen to learn how to eat for better health. Self Care Skills for Success is the most powerful team building plus health promotion combination we offer.

Experiential Team Building by True North Team Building

Project Excel. Take a break from the meeting room with our team building programs that place individuals and teams into situations that utilize techniques to strengthen cooperation, trust, communication, conflict management, problem solving, decision making, and listening skills. 

Looking to get a team or group to work together more effectively? We offer a wide range of experiential team building activities, to help with collaboration, bonding, productivity, creativity, motivation and more.  Based on your goals, theses activities can be as fun or as serious as you need them to be.

Menu of True North Team Building and Team Recreation Offerings  - We partner with True North Team Building, LLC, to provide your team with a wide range of experiential team building programs, team spirit/recreational activities and topical learning and development programs. Consider these great team building offerings:
 

Experiential Team Building

The Doral Arrowwood Amazing Race -  See which team can accumulate the most points as they navigate through roadblocks and detours, with a few object retrievals, photo ops and trivia questions thrown in.  Easily customized to your organization or meeting theme.
Team “BUILDS  – Bridge, Boat or Bicycle Builds -  “BUILD” activities are engaging and hands-on, encouraging creativity, collaboration and out of the box thinking. All the activities are designed to be inclusive, tapping into each individual’s and each team’s strengths, encouraging teamwork and communication.
Experiential Challenges  - Participants work through a series of initiatives chosen specifically to encourage the group to move beyond their ”comfort zone” and explore current “ways of working,” to drive better performance or incremental improvements within the group.  Highly customized to the group.
Speedy Networking  - Much like the approach taken in “Speed Dating,” large groups spend time getting to know each other in a quick, efficient and structured manner. This activity can be a stand-alone program or it can be combined into any type of meeting.
Chain Reaction  - Collaboration, diversity of thinking and interdependencies are the names of the game as teams are tasked to work together to ensure a full Chain Reaction occurs by moving an object from one side of a large room to another, using a box of every day objects.
Create a Viral Video  - Get your team together to create a department or company Viral Video.  A Viral Video is an up to 5-minute, one-take, music video that is shot using a Steadicam®.  Teams are tasked with choosing a song to showcase, script and plan out the choreography, props, costumes, etc. before actually executing their plan/song.  There is a role for everyone, from planning through to execution.
Launch It!   - Each team uses their combined creative brainpower to build a catapult while making decisions around investments in market research, equipment and inter-team collaboration.

 

Culinary Team Building

The Doral Arrowwood ‘Iron Chef’ Competition  - Utilizing Doral Arrowwood’s state of the art executive kitchen, teams can either compete or collaborate to create a meal for judging, prior to enjoying a meal together. 

Chef's Tasting Table - A Private Dining Event - Your group will have a front row seat watching and engaging with our resident wine experts, Executive Chef and his team as they prepare a six-course chef's tasting menu with wine pairings. Your guests will be both entertained and educated as our culinary team takes the seasonal and farm fresh ingredients and crafts them into a fine dining experience.

Wellness Cooking Class - Working together in the kitchen to prepare a meal will give your team the opportunity to learn valuable nutrition and cooking skills, while also fostering a sense of community and team work. 

Icing on the Cake : A Cake Decorating Competition - This activity is a great way to enjoy dessert and improve morale!  Teams work together to plan, design, shape and decorate cakes. Which cake will be “too nice to slice?!”
Bar Wars: A Cocktail-Making Competition  - Take one part cocktail history, mix with the latest cocktail trends, add in a bit of collaboration and you have “Bars Wars: A Cocktail-Making Competition.” Participants are challenged with coming up with the best tasting, best looking concoction - cocktail or mocktail.
Sangria Making Contest  - This event encourages the mixture and collaboration of people, wine and fresh ingredients. The Signature Sangria is crafted from the selection of wine, fruits, herbs and spices, and other ingredients we provide.  The judges, from our team or yours, will decide which Signature Sangria, Logo/Label and presentation “reigns supreme.”

Charity Team Building

Bike Build for Charity  - Teams collaborate while having fun and helping others at the same time. The goal is for teams to put bikes together for deserving children, many whom have never had their own bike, in the allotted time with instructions and tools provided.
Red Wagon  - Give back to the community and build team camaraderie by cheering up hospitalized children with little red wagons filled with stuffed animals, small toys, books, writing supplies, gift certificates, etc.
Baskets for Charity  - Combine giving back to the community and building team camaraderie by filling baskets with all the fixings to make a delicious meal, hygiene items, and even gift certificates, depending on the pre-determined need of the families receiving the donations.

We can also custom design a team building session for your unique needs.

Team Spirit & Recreation

Want to recharge your team or group’s batteries, boost morale or simply have a break in between meetings?  We offer some fun and spirited activities that can regenerate the team.  Check out our range of activities:
Office Olympics  - Teams compete for “Olympic” Gold by participating in a wide range of activities, utilizing items found in an office.
Corporate Olympics  - Teams participate in a wide range of sports activities such as Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Bocce, Soccer, etc.  We add in a touch of  “field day” activities for a perfect combination of competition. This activity can be structured in a variety of ways.
Circle Rules Football  - This acclaimed new team sport played on a circular field with a LARGE game ball and one goal in the center.  Players use soccer, basketball, volleyball, and even some wrestling skills to score points for their team.  Circle Rules Football is easy to learn for athletes and non-athletes alike.
Vintage Rules Baseball  - Take a step back in time and play 1860s rules base ball on an open grass field.  See what it was like to hit a lemon peel or catch a sky ball with your bare hands (no gloves or mitts were used in the early days of the sport.)
Paintball  - Build camaraderie and team spirit as your team makes its way across a wooded field to capture the opponent’s flag and bring it back to your base for victory. Games are played on an outdoor field, scattered with natural terrain for strategic play, on the Doral Arrowwood property.
Pit Crew Challenge  - See if your team is up for the Pit Crew Challenge as they attempt to change tires (using the pneumatic tools), refuel, and make other repairs on a NASCAR®. The best teams can get a car back on the track with a new set of tires and a tank full of gas in less than 15 seconds!
Team Endurance Go Kart Challenge  - Get into the realm of a real high performance high end go kart racing, driving at speeds of up 40mph on a 1/4 mile long track filled with a variety of challenging turns.  This program is offsite.
Texas Hold ‘Em  – Learn, as a group, how to play this very popular poker game with a professional dealer teaches the strategies and tactics of this exciting and fun-filled card game, while providing invaluable advice throughout the session.
Learn to Draw – Drawing for the Absolute & Utter Beginner - Bring out the inner creativity of your team and get them thinking “out of the box” through drawing. The potential to create art is just below the surface in all of us, and can be quickly activated using the “for the Absolute and Utter Beginner” learn- to- draw method, designed by acclaimed art instructor Claire Watson Garcia. 
Caricature Drawing  - Learn the fine art of drawing caricatures from an expert caricaturist.  A caricature is a drawing technique that exaggerates the features of real-life people.  The time is spent learning how to use the drawing tools provided.

 Tastings

In addition, we offer a wide array of Tastings:
Better Beer Tasting  - Learn about - and sample very good import and/or craft beers
Wine Tasting  - We’ll take you on a sensory adventure that will increase your appreciation for wine.
Whiskey Tasting - Our whisky/ey expert will take you through a fine tasting, that will illuminate all of your senses, whether the preference is Single Malts, Scottish, Irish, Canadian or American Whiskey’s.
Rum Tasting  - Learn all about Rum, while enjoying a sampling of wonderful light, golden and dark Rums.
Tequila Tasting  - Our Tequila expert will show you Tequila isn’t simply about shots and margaritas anymore.  We will explore some of the finest Tequila’s from Mexico.

THE DORAL ARROWWOOD LEADERSHIP SERIES –  Offering Multi-Day Meeting suggestions for your next Team Meeting or Offsite Examples of Possible Multi-Day Meeting Agendas:

Sales Team Meetings   - DiSC® Workshop, Influencing Skills, Negotiation Skills, Multicultural Differences, Presentation Skills, Professional Etiquette, Golf Clinic & Tournament
Global Team Meeting  -  Speedy Networking / Scavenger Hunt, Bridge Build, Dynamics of Virtual Teams, Belbin® Team Roles, Wines of the World Tasting, Amazing Race or Game Show
New Team Offsite  -  GRPI with Mission & Vision, DiSC® Workshop, Experiential Activity, Effective Communication, Olympics or Paintball, Evening Fire Pit with S'Mores

In addition, we offer custom sessions led by our outstanding facilitators for:  Employee Engagement, Innovation Brainstorming, On-Boarding, Intern Orientation, Strategic Planning Sessions, College Orientation, Teacher & Administrator Development Days and more.
For assistance with Team Building Events or more meeting ideas contact Michelle Powers directly at 1-203-244-5936 or 1-877-622-8650.

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Professionally Designed Westchester NY Meeting & Team Building Activities

Sign up for Project Excel or Paintball during your next Westchester retreat and see the results back at the office. Call 877-622-8650 to make arrangements.

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