The unique, rustic setting that Tara provides is perfect for relaxing and unwinding in the outdoors — away from to-do lists, ringing telephones, and a constant influx of email.
We asked folks who attended a corporate retreat at Tara’s Herbert Bryant Conference Center to tell us what their favorite recreational activities were during their visit. These activities can help build relationships between colleagues and help everyone relax and enjoy himself or herself.
According to their answers, these are our six most popular activities for corporate groups that come to Tara.
#1 Free Time in a Relaxing Setting
It might surprise you that this is the number one activity for corporate groups that have attended a retreat at Tara, as it’s not a recreational activity, per se, but relaxation is an important part of every corporate retreat.
Being able to relax and unwind in a peaceful setting outside of the office gives your employees the chance to get to know one another better and to build relationships.
Sitting on the deck of the conference center watching the hummingbirds at the feeders or chatting around the fire pit can build camaraderie and improve relationships.
#2 Rides on the Open-air Bus
If you’ve never seen a bus with the top cut off, you’re in for a treat. Our open-air bus tours are a popular recreational activity for groups.
We give you the guided tour of Tara with stops on the route to spot wildlife, migratory birds, and some of the beautiful landscapes. It’s a great way to see some of the wildlife and plants that live at Tara with your own personal wildlife guide to give you some facts along the way.
#3 Field Course
Our field course is a fun team-building activity for retreats. Our staff will guide your business group through the course, one challenge station at a time.
The field course includes 6 skill stations that involve throwing spears and knives, skeet shooting, and even testing your skills with a slingshot. It’s a lot of fun and can help your group to bond as they test their skills.
The course can be modified to fit the needs of your group. Just let us know your needs and we’ll put together a course that fits the bill.
#4 Fishing in the Lake
Is there anything more relaxing than an afternoon spent fishing? We supply the fishing poles and the bait and you can spend your time catching the bass and bluegill that populate the lake adjacent to the conference center. Better yet, have your group work in pairs to teach each other how to fish!
#5 Hiking on the Nature Trails
This is a great way to get a little exercise and get to know one another on the way. We have four trails that range from a little under a mile to nearly 3.5 miles.
You never know what you might see on your walk – deer, colorful songbirds, and butterflies may cross your path. Going for a walk with a colleague can be a great way to get to know someone.
#6 Skeet and Sporting Clay
For those who want to challenge their target shooting skills, the skeet and sporting clay ranges are a perfect opportunity. These courses are perfect for both the outdoor shooting enthusiast as well as for beginners.
For those that prefer to watch the fun, we have bleachers near our modern skeet range where colleagues can sit and cheer on their comrades.
The sporting clay range is located in a wooded area and includes 10+ shooting stations simulating a variety of target opportunities.
A Retreat in The Great Outdoors
Having a corporate retreat in nature gets everyone outside of the corporate environment and back to the basics.