As we move through spring and into summer, the season of outdoor events is finally upon us. In addition to personal gatherings, many companies hold events for their employees. Hosting an annual company picnic is a fantastic way to foster team spirit and strengthen bonds among colleagues.

Of course, a picnic is about more than just food. It’s about stepping out of the office environment; creating moments that strengthen the bonds between people while providing an escape from their daily routine. One of the most effective ways to achieve this is through outdoor team building activities.

Outdoor team-building activities provide a fun and engaging opportunity for staff members to come together outside of the office. By incorporating a variety of games into your company picnic, you can create an unforgettable experience that boosts morale and camaraderie among your team. In addition, it fosters employee engagement and retention, a win-win outcome.

Playing and bonding

Planning outdoor games for a company picnic may seem difficult, trying to anticipate what employees will like or turn down. There are classic games like tug-of-war and relay races to more creative options, such as scavenger hunts, and obstacle courses. There are countless ways to encourage teamwork and collaboration among your staff.

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Consider incorporating team events that align with your company culture or theme, allowing employees to display their creativity and problem-solving skills. These physical and mental challenges not only promote cooperation but also contribute to the overall well-being of employees, helping to reduce stress and boost morale.

Everybody wins

It’s clear that outdoor games are a great addition to any annual company picnic, providing employees with an opportunity to play, bond, and have fun together. When choosing games for your company picnic, set clear goals and objectives for the event. Whether you aim to strengthen leadership skills, improve communication, or simply have fun and celebrate your team's accomplishments, having a clear purpose will ensure that everyone gets the most out of the experience. Additionally, choosing the right venue can enhance the overall atmosphere and create a memorable setting for any company event.

If you are looking for the perfect backdrop to host your picnic near Los Angeles or Ventura, look no further. We offer the perfect event venue in Calabasas. Not only is Calabasas an ideal place to spend a California day, but Calabasas Country Club also proudly showcases manicured greens with gorgeous views and expert service. We have indoor and outdoor space available, excellent food, and a memorable aesthetic, all of which makes Calabasas Country Club a fantastic choice of venue for your next company event.

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