EXPERIENCES & TEAM BUILDING

Remarkable Race at Doral Team Build Package

Looking to get your team to work together more effectively? Take a break from the meeting room and enjoy Doral's beautiful grounds and property with this energetic team building activity. Complete Remarkable Race Team Build Package available for new meetings of 30 or more to be held October -December, 2016. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call 914-935-6622 or submit an online request for a proposal.

Doral Escape the Office Team Build Package

Have you ever felt like you were, literally, trapped in an office or meeting room? Based on the popular “virtual room escape” video games, True North’s version at Doral will make the game real, by challenging you and your team to figure out how to escape from an actual room. Available for new meetings of 30-120 participants to be held October -December, 2016. For more information on this overnight meeting package call 914-935-6622 or submit an online request for proposal.

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.

Take a break from the meeting room with True North’s enriching team building programs.

 

Looking to get a team or group to work together more effectively? Our partner, True North Team Building, LLC offers a wide range of experiential team-based and recreational activities, to help with collaboration, bonding, productivity, creativity, motivation and more. Based on your goals, these activities can be as fun or as serious as you need them to be. 

Call the True North team at 203.730.0606 or visit their website for more information: truenorthteambuilding.com

Team Recreation

Doral Arrowwood Remarkable Race

Duration: 2.0 – 2.5 hours

This team-based race showcases the beautiful Doral Arrowwood property and can be held both indoors and outdoors.   Loosely based on the TV hit The Amazing Race, teams are required to seek out and solve a series of different challenges. This activity is easily customized to your organization or to a meeting theme.  Collaboration, risk vs. reward and time management are key themes in this race.

Tailgating Olympics

Duration: 1 – 3 hours

Our Tailgating Olympics combines all of the best games that the college football tradition of tailgating has to offer. Teams will compete against each in a series of fun and engaging activities, which will be customized to the group. Whichever team racks up the most points wins.  There are many activities to choose from.

True North’s Summer Camp Relay

Duration: 1 hour

True North’s Summer Camp Relay is an epic event comprised of multiple challenges.  Teams complete numerous challenges, in a sequential order, and once a challenge is complete, pass a baton on to the next participant within their team.  Every single participant is involved in some aspect of the relay.  Each team will need to leverage everyone’s skillsets to win the race!

Lip Sync Battle

Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

In our fun-filled Lip Sync Battle, teams compete head-to-head in front of a panel of distinguished judges to decide once and for all who is the office’s real Top Performer.  Our top flight DJ will provide a night your team will not soon forget!

Celebrity Game Night

Duration: 1.5 hours

Is the topic around the water cooler in your office about the latest celebrity gossip?  Or maybe about last night’s TV twist?  If so, the True North Celebrity Game Night is perfect for your group.  In this fun, fast paced event teams participate in party style games with a pop culture twist.  Testing their knowledge of music, movies, television, fashion, sports, art and celebrity culture and gossip.

Experiential, Builds & Problem-Solving

Chain Reaction

Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

Collaboration, diversity and interdependencies are the names of the game. Teams are given a box of everyday materials (funnels, tubes, wood, string, etc.) to create a chain reaction. The objective is for each team to work together to ensure that not only does their individual section work, but that it also triggers and works with each team’s contraptions on either side of them, and so on, until a full chain reaction is created. The event culminates in moving an object, e.g. a marble or another type of ball, from one side of the room to another, utilizing every section, and through the entire room.

Shore to Shore Bridge Build

Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

This activity is not simply about building a bridge; it’s about teamwork and effective communication. Project teams are challenged to work together to complete a large bridge made only with cardboard and duct tape!  A successfully completed bridge must be strong enough for a 600-pound golf cart to be driven up and over it.  Can your team deliver?!

“Row Your Boat” Regatta

Duration: 2 hours

Teams are challenged to build and decorate a boat using only the materials provided. All boats must be able to transport team members in a race across the “watery” finish line! This fun and engaging event provides opportunity for collaboration in a competitive environment. Teams need to draw on creative “out of the box” thinking and project management skills to develop a boat capable of traveling across the span of the Doral Arrowwood pool or, as an on land challenge, on top of foam noodles. 

Deconstruction Zone

Duration: 2 hours

Teams are challenged with completely deconstructing small appliances and other common household objects, then re-arranging the parts to form a photograph, sculpture or collage. Teams will share tools to encourage collaboration. Additional challenges can be incorporated. The final projects can be amazing!

Launch It!

Duration:  2 hours

Each team uses their combined creative brainpower to build a catapult while making decisions around investments in market research, equipment and inter-team collaboration. The task is further complicated by a limited budget, multiple scenarios and a tight time frame (sound familiar?!). The activity has multiple levels adding to the challenge and fun. The pressure to perform is high, but so are the laughs as each team attempts to win new customers while maximizing profits and launching objects far into the distance.

True North’s Office Escape TM   - New!

Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Have you ever felt like you were, literally, trapped in an office or meeting room? Now your team can discover what it feels like to be trapped in an office/ conference room for real!  Based on the popular “virtual room escape” genre of video games, True North’s Office Escape version will make the game real, by challenging you and your team to figure out how to escape from an actual office/conference room. Put your heads together and use all of the clues available to help you search the office for the key that will finally allow your team to escape to freedom.  Beware, it’s not as easy as you might hope, you will have to put all of your brain-power to the test, solving puzzles, riddles and other challenges along the way before your team will finally be able to make its escape….or not!

Experiential Learning

Duration: 1 hour – full day

Participants are challenged with a series of initiatives specifically chosen 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. Everyone is encouraged to discuss their current work environment and collaborate on solutions for issues being encountered. We will work with you to determine the best activities to meet your objectives.

Charity & CSR

CanSculptures

Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Give back to your community while having fun, being creative and having some friendly competition.  Teams construct themed sculptures using canned goods as their primary building material.  Once the sculptures are complete, they are presented to a team of judges and finally, donated to a local food bank. 

The Brilliant Bike Build

Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

Teams collaborate while having fun and helping others at the same time. Teams compete for bike parts and are then tasked with building bikes for deserving children, many of whom have never had their own bike. 

Little Red Wagon – For Charity

Duration: 1 – 2 hours

Teams compete in a range of challenges to earn wagon parts and tools in order to build a Little Red Wagon. Once teams successfully complete the building of the wagon, the stakes are raised as teams shift to the next phase of competition, to get the goods that will then fill their wagon. This high-energy activity quickly goes from competitive to collaborative as everyone tries to fill all wagons to capacity. Wagons get filled with stuffed animals, small toys, books, writing supplies, sporting equipment, along with a hand written note from your team. The wagons are then donated to deserving children.

Corporate Portrait

Duration: 2 hours

Bring out the inner creativity of your organization by engaging teams as they create a child-friendly painting that gets donated to a local children’s aid organization or the children’s wing of a hospital. It is truly a team effort. The final work of art can be proudly displayed in the lobby or waiting area.

Backpacks for Success

Duration: 2 hours

Your team can help offset the high cost of back-to-school supplies with our Back to School Backpack Build. This program includes enjoyable activities as teams compete for the items that go in each backpack. True North can help source a local charity that will ensure deserving kids will benefit from your organizations generosity.

Art Kids for Kids

Duration: 2 hours

Structured as an art competition, teams compete in creativity-inspired games. Each game results in willing prizes that ultimately become Art Kits that get donated to kids in need. 

Culinary

Doral Arrowwood’s Iron Chef – Team Cooking Competition

Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

Utilizing Doral Arrowwood’s state of the art executive kitchen, teams can either compete or collaborate to create a dish/meal for judging. This high-energy and engaging activity can be structured in a number of different ways and themes, including the use of “secret” or unique ingredients.

Icing on the Cake: A Cake (or Cupcake) Decorating Competition

Duration: 2 hours

A great way to enjoy dessert and improve morale! Teams work together to plan, design, shape and decorate cakes or cupcakes. Which cake will be “too nice to slice?!” - only the judges can decide!

Bar Wars

Duration: 2 hours

Take one part cocktail history, mix with the latest cocktail trends, add in a bit of collaboration and you have Bar Wars: A Cocktail-Making Competition. Participants are challenged with coming up with the best tasting, best looking concoction - cocktail or mocktail.

Sangria Making Contest

Duration: 2 hours

This event encourages the collaboration of people, wine and fresh ingredients. Teams are challenged to create a Signature Sangria, crafted from the selection of wine, fruits, herbs and spices, and other ingredients. The judges, from our team or yours, will decide which Signature Sangria “reigns supreme.”

Health & Wellness Interactive Cooking by Blum Center for Health

We have mastered the recipe for success when it comes to building team morale and having fun!  Either offsite in the BlumKitchen or onsite in Doral’s own Executive Kitchen, an interactive cooking experience inspires team bonding, improves communication and fosters camaraderie among co-workers, all while having fun in the kitchen and learning strategies for preparing healthy food! 

Arts/Creativity/Music

Lip Sync Battle

Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

In our fun-filled Lip Sync Battle, teams compete head-to-head in front of a panel of distinguished judges to decide once and for all who is the office’s real Top Performer. Our top flight DJ will provide a night your team will not soon forget. In this team-based competition, groups compete to come up with the best performance of their chosen song and are judged on accuracy, style and enthusiasm. Winners will be chosen and medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 

Rhythm Jam

Duration: 1 hour

Percussion is often seen as the backbone or foundation of music, but what happens from there is an incredible example of teamwork. Utilizing a diverse selection of drums and other percussion instruments (bongos, djembes, cymbals, cowbells, and more!) participants learn a range of drumming techniques from a professional drum instructor. Techniques can include such things as specific rhythms, layering rhythms, call and response and more. The program culminates in each small team demonstrating their new drumming knowledge before busting into a powerful group jam session. No prior drumming experience is required.

Evening Networking

Doral Arrowwood’s Networking Lounge

Duration: 1 - 3 hours

We'll convert the Doral ballroom or other large conference space into an exciting Networking Lounge for your group.  Employees can relax and mingle, get to know each other or reconnect with one another.   The area is set up for participants to relax, enjoy appetizers and/or cocktails, chat and play a variety of games, such as billiards, ping pong, foosball, corn hole, Wii Bowling or Tennis, air hockey, pop-a-shot, darts, etc. We also play some lively music. It is possible to set up the Networking Lounge with a specific theme. e.g. Disco, 80s, etc.  This program is a great addition to any multi-day meeting; for new hires; virtual teams; sales teams; company-wide meetings; global groups and more.

Speedy Networking

Duration: 30 - 1 hour

Much like “Speed Dating,” large groups spend time getting to know each other in a quick, efficient and structured manner. The questions posed bring out similarities, differences and some surprising and interesting stories. This activity is perfect for new hires, new teams, new clients and geographically dispersed teams, who are getting to know each other.

Texas Hold ’Em

Duration: 1 – 3 hours

Teams work together to learn how to play the very popular poker game called Texas Hold ‘Em. A professional dealer teaches the strategies and tactics of this exciting and fun-filled card game, while providing invaluable advice throughout the session. The game is easy to learn and it is possible to play well and with confidence in a short amount of time. The event culminates with a fun-filled tournament.

Doral Arrowwood Casino Night

Duration: 1 – 3 hours

Up the ante in your organization by bringing the atmosphere of Las Vegas or Monte Carlo to your next meeting with a True North Casino Night. Let the good times roll with a wide range of traditional casino games using professional dealers. Participants have the option of playing Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold ʻEm and other poker games. We offer a variety of formats: competitive, educational or for charity. Any way you decide to play, the night is a win for everyone!

Trivia Night

Duration: 1+ hours

Our Quizmaster provides questions, fun and commentary in a multi-round and multi-format version of Trivia, covering topics such as entertainment, history, sports, geography, general knowledge, and more. It’s also possible to customize one round to your organization or industry. Prizes are optional.

The Board Game Olympics

Duration: 1+ hours

Teams compete in fast, 20 minute, versions of classic board games, such as Yahtzee, Candyland, Operation, Scattegories, Connect Four, Battleship or Chutes & Ladders. The winning teams, from each pod, move to a semi-final Pictionary round and then the winners move on to the final, rousing round of Giant Jenga.

PuzzleMaster Challenge

Duration: 1+ hours

Our Puzzlemaster Challenge is a great tabletop networking activity. Teams work together to solve a variety of puzzles, in a series of timed rounds. This program is a lot of fun for competitive groups. 

The Better Beer Tasting

Duration: 1 hour

This fascinating, interactive activity has you and your colleagues learning about (and sampling) high-end craft and/or import beers. Themed suggestions include: Beers around the World; The Craft Beer Revolution; Beer 101; Oktoberfest, etc. Our informative and fun Beer Expert will walk the group through the different styles of beer, how to taste beers, food pairings and, finally, the sampling of some of the finest malt beverages around.

The Wonderful World of Wine: A Tasting 

Duration: 1 hour

Put wine into words, as our wine sommelier takes you and your team through the world of wine. Through our unique wine tasting, learn all about the art of tasting wine. We’ll take you on a sensory adventure that will increase your appreciation for wine. In addition, food pairings may also be pursued, with appetizers or a selection of cheeses/fruits.

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Doral Arrowwood Remarkable Race

Duration 2 – 2.5 hours

This team-based race showcases the beautiful Doral Arrowwood property and can be held both indoors and outdoors.   Loosely based on the TV hit The Amazing Race, teams are required to seek out and solve a series of different challenges. This activity is easily customized to your organization or to a meeting theme.  Collaboration, risk vs. reward and time management are key themes in this race.

True North’s Office Escape

Duration 1 – 1.5 hours

Have you ever felt like you were, literally, trapped in an office or meeting room? Now your team can discover what it feels like to be trapped in an office/ conference room for real!  Based on the popular “virtual room escape” genre of video games, True North’s Office Escape version will make the game real, by challenging you and your team to figure out how to escape from an actual office/conference room. Put your heads together and use all of the clues available to help you search the office for the key that will finally allow your team to escape to freedom.  Beware, it’s not as easy as you might hope, you will have to put all of your brain-power to the test, solving puzzles, riddles and other challenges along the way before your team will finally be able to make its escape….or not!

Doral Arrowwood’s Iron Chef – Team Cooking Competition

Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

Utilizing Doral Arrowwood’s state of the art executive kitchen, teams can either compete or collaborate to create a dish/meal for judging. This high-energy and engaging activity can be structured in a number of different ways and themes, including the use of “secret” or unique ingredients.

Doral Arrowwood’s Networking Lounge

Duration: 1 - 3 hours

We'll convert the Doral ballroom or other large conference space into an exciting Networking Lounge for your group.  Employees can relax and mingle, get to know each other or reconnect with one another.   The area is set up for participants to relax, enjoy appetizers and/or cocktails, chat and play a variety of games, such as billiards, ping pong, foosball, corn hole, Wii Bowling or Tennis, air hockey, pop-a-shot, darts, etc. We also play some lively music. It is possible to set up the Networking Lounge with a specific theme. e.g. Disco, 80s, etc.  This program is a great addition to any multi-day meeting; for new hires; virtual teams; sales teams; company-wide meetings; global groups and more.

Lip Sync Battle

Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

In our fun-filled Lip Sync Battle, teams compete head-to-head in front of a panel of distinguished judges to decide once and for all who is the office’s real Top Performer. Our top flight DJ will provide a night your team will not soon forget. In this team-based competition, groups compete to come up with the best performance of their chosen song and are judged on accuracy, style and enthusiasm. Winners will be chosen and medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 

Experiential Learning

Duration: 1 hour – full day

Participants are challenged with a series of initiatives specifically chosen 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. Everyone is encouraged to discuss their current work environment and collaborate on solutions for issues being encountered. We will work with you to determine the best activities to meet your objectives.

Tailgating Olympics

Duration: 1 – 3 hours

Our Tailgating Olympics combines all of the best games that the college football tradition of tailgating has to offer. Teams will compete against each in a series of fun and engaging activities, which will be customized to the group. Whichever team racks up the most points wins.  There are many activities to choose from.

Doral Arrowwood Casino Night

Duration: 1 – 3 hours

Up the ante in your organization by bringing the atmosphere of Las Vegas or Monte Carlo to your next meeting with a True North Casino Night. Let the good times roll with a wide range of traditional casino games using professional dealers. Participants have the option of playing Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, Texas Hold ʻEm and other poker games. We offer a variety of formats: competitive, educational or for charity. Any way you decide to play, the night is a win for everyone!

Chain Reaction

Duration: 2 – 2.5 hoursCollaboration, diversity and interdependencies are the names of the game. Teams are given a box of everyday materials (funnels, tubes, wood, string, etc.) to create a chain reaction. The objective is for each team to work together to ensure that not only does their individual section work, but that it also triggers and works with each team’s contraptions on either side of them, and so on, until a full chain reaction is created. The event culminates in moving an object, e.g. a marble or another type of ball, from one side of the room to another, utilizing every section, and through the entire room.

Bar Wars

Duration: 2 hours

Take one part cocktail history, mix with the latest cocktail trends, add in a bit of collaboration and you have Bar Wars: A Cocktail-Making Competition. Participants are challenged with coming up with the best tasting, best looking concoction - cocktail or mocktail.

Little Red Wagon – For Charity

Duration: 1 – 2 hours

Teams compete in a range of challenges to earn wagon parts and tools in order to build a Little Red Wagon. Once teams successfully complete the building of the wagon, the stakes are raised as teams shift to the next phase of competition, to get the goods that will then fill their wagon. This high-energy activity quickly goes from competitive to collaborative as everyone tries to fill all wagons to capacity. 

Trivia Night

Duration: 1+ hours

Our Quizmaster provides questions, fun and commentary in a multi-round and multi-format version of Trivia, covering topics such as entertainment, history, sports, geography, general knowledge, and more. It’s also possible to customize one round to your organization or industry. Prizes are optional.

Rhythm Jam

Duration: 1 hour

Percussion is often seen as the backbone or foundation of music, but what happens from there is an incredible example of teamwork. Utilizing a diverse selection of drums and other percussion instruments (bongos, djembes, cymbals, cowbells, and more!) participants learn a range of drumming techniques from a professional drum instructor. Techniques can include such things as specific rhythms, layering rhythms, call and response and more. The program culminates in each small team demonstrating their new drumming knowledge before busting into a powerful group jam session. No prior drumming experience is required.