Many hours will be spent indoors at the office this year, so it is always a good idea (weather permitting of course) to have your team building events outdoors. In this blog, I am going to share some ideas for fun and interactive team building activities suitable for outdoors.
Tribal Survivor Challenge
The Tribal Survivor Challenge usually starts with each tribe needing to choose a name and come up with a flag and also a war cry that depict this name. The flag and war cry are then presented in front of the other tribes. Each tribe receives three to five burning torches. The last team to have fire still burning (any number of torches still burning) at the end of the event wins. The tribes compete against each other on a number of different activities, and after each activity there is a Tribal Council, whereby the losing team lose a life and has one of their torches extinguished. In some instances, the winning team is able to choose a member from the loosing tribe, and on other occasions the losing team needs to kick off one of their own members.
Walk On The Wild Side Amazing Race
In the Walk On The Wild Side Amazing Race team building activity, the group is divided into teams and each team is provided with various clues relating to finding each “check-in” point. Some of the “check-in” points have activities that need to be completed, and at others the team only need to “prove” that they located that specific point. The teams need to find the “check-in” points in the correct sequences which are hidden in different locations throughout the venue. Once a “check-in” point is located, the team either needs to “prove” that the whole team was there, or each member of the team must complete the activity before moving onto the next activity. The first team to successfully complete all the activities and tasks is the winning team.
In the S.W.A.T, team building activity, one team member is taken hostage by a group of gunmen. As a team, you have to enter the building, try and eliminate the gunmen and rescue the hostage. Each team member is issued with a certain amount of rounds, and the team is given a time limit. Teams compete against each other. One team is the gunmen, and the other team is S.W.A.T. When the time is up the two teams change roles.
Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting
With Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, teams can experience the excitement and challenge of Clay Pigeon shooting without the noise and recoil of regular shotguns. All the participants shoot at one clay with a computer determining the order of shooting. An indicator on the shotgun gives instant feedback so that the participants can know when they had a hit. Spectators are able to follow the progress on the electronic scoreboard. Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting is not harmful to the environment and guns fire harmless infrared beams at reusable clays. Realistic sound effects are computer generated with adjustable volume.
Cook Around the World
In the Cook Around the World team building activity, teams are provided with; cooking equipment and utensils, a recipe, ingredients and a table. Each team will be told which country they represent, and the team will then prepare a meal. Points will be given for teamwork, colour, presentation and taste. The winning team, as well as the runners up, will be announced and there after the meals will be enjoyed by all.
Potjiekos Cooking Competition
The Potjiekos Cooking Competition starts with the teams having to find the ingredients and utensils needed to start cooking. Once found the teams are further encouraged to barter against each other for anything they may still need. Now time for the main activity, who can cook the best potjie! This activity is perfect for building team spirit and fostering some healthy competition.
Archery is a fun and challenging team building activity. Participants can be divided into teams competing against other or individual shoot outs can be arranged. This ancient sport of warriors provides a change of pace where skill, judgment and a level head count for more than adrenaline. Archery sessions usually last for two hours.