Event Type: Creative

Escape The Boardroom

Flee boredom with puzzling races delivered and captured via mobile phone. Using a smartphone and items found in a mystery box, teams will try to make their way through a maze of sequential challenges before the clock runs out. Challenges will require brain power, teamwork, creativity. Teams can use hints to help navigate through the game but must be careful not to waste too many points, as scoring points will give them the best chance at winning. When teams submit photo and video challenges, they will be sent directly to our spy judges at HQ who will review and score them based on accuracy and creativity, making quality of utmost importance. Teams will work together through 5 different paths of challenges ranging from puzzles, trivia, team video challenges, QR codes and photos. You can select a game that comes with ‘mystery boxes’ or a game that is run completely off of our App. Based on your location, theme and budget we’ll provide you with a variety of optional customizations and services. Looking for something to do at your next meeting, conference, or sales trip? This is it.

Visions and Values Sculpture

This is a collaborative activity where the artistic and creative abilities of your group will be encouraged to flourish!

Who Kidnapped the Boss

A customizable team building game that can be played anywhere with your remote (or in person) teams. Teams will work through a series of riddles, puzzles and photo/video challenges to unlock suspect statements. With that info in hand they must determine who kidnapped the boss. Teams can use hints – but beware, hints cost points. Can you solve the mystery in time and earn more points than the other teams? This is normally customized, so YOUR Boss has been kidnapped and your own team are the suspects (fully branded with fun Kidnapped posters and promo videos).

Into the Hive

The image and structure of the beehive often represents the ideal for a team that works together for the greater good of the whole. Each member of the group asserts their individual skills in conjunction with their colleagues, creating a community that not only functions but thrives. Beehives represent not only the pinnacle of team building, but how valuable the work of the colony can be to the ecosystem of the world around them. In developing a unique charitable Colorado team building experience, we’ve dug deep into the principles of the hive, and produced activities that will help your group gain a deeper understanding of the community they’re a part of.

Teams will learn all about organization, membership, division of work, supporting the team, and communication through the Beehive model. While they compete in challenges that will help improve those skills they will be gathering supplies to build their own bee farm. The best thing about this program is the warm feeling of philanthropy that comes with donating beehives to rural and impoverished areas locally or worldwide. When beehives are donated, they create a sustainable family income for their new owner. A diverse range of workers can produce and sell many products with the wax and honey from their hives, such as beeswax candles, honey-flavored baked goods, healing salves, bee pollen, hand and facial creams and more!

Toy Workshops

In a society filled with disposable products, we’ve come to view toys as just trinkets that can be played with then discarded. But they can be so much more. They can encourage creative thought in children, and provide them with learning opportunities. Their construction, too, is a blend of problem solving skills and the imagination. This is why we’ve created a team building activity in Colorado that both gives to children in need, and builds on your employees’ varied skill sets.

Your group will create cohesion and learn valuable communication skills while making charitable contributions to local children’s charities. The teams must solve challenges and puzzles successfully as a team to earn the supplies they need to create engaging toys that will be donated. We bring all the tools, parts, and accessories to make each toy unique, and allow the group to use their creativity in its production.

This activity can be arranged in a way that takes into account your company’s individual budgetary requirements, with materials adjusted accordingly.

Stuff-a-Plush

When we think of Denver Metro team building activities, or even our company’s charitable contributions, the idea of creating stuffed toys is not always the immediate angle we jump to. However, these cute animals are often a key part of our shared culture, and represent to many of us a source of comfort during difficult times, and an object of joy in our childhoods. Each of your team members will likely have their own stuffed toy memories they can bond over, and we’ve crafted an experience that will see them working together to help offer children in need the chance to build their own memories of comfort and fun.

Your group will create cohesion and learn some vital communication skills while making charitable contributions to local children’s charities. The teams must solve challenges and puzzles successfully, using each team member’s talents and knowledge, in order to earn the supplies they need to create the toys to be donated. They’ll then use Connections Team Building & Training’s special mobile stuffed animal factory to make a collection of new companions for children, including options for plush skins, clothing & accessories.

We understand that budgets can vary, so we’ve also arranged these challenges in a way that can be tailored to your group’s needs, while still being able to affect children’s lives in this valuable, heartfelt way.

Global Solar Giving

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a salient feature in business today. Organizations like yours are understanding their responsibilities to both their local environment, as well as their role in the global picture. Sustainable practices can certainly be implemented as part of day-to-day company activities, but it’s also important to provide team members with an insight into the company’s sustainable activities can impact individuals in cultures very different from their own. 

We’ve created an opportunity for team building in Denver Metro that truly allows your company to change the lives of others. As the world’s population increases and nonrenewable sources of energy for cooking dwindle (e.g., firewood in Asia and Africa) or seriously damage the ozone layer (e.g., fossil fuels), the need to adopt clean, renewable energy sources and devices that utilize these sources grows ever more critical. One important tool that helps address these issues is the use of Solar ovens. 

We begin by working with you to tailor your event to fall in line with your Corporate Social Responsibility policies. During the event, each of your company’s teams will work together to complete problem solving challenges in order to win the supplies they need to construct a solar oven. After following instructions and utilizing technical skills to complete their device, they’ll use an oven at the end of the event to bake cookies for one another as a special treat. Connections Team Building & Training then sends the ovens to third world countries, where being able to boil water can be the difference between life & death.

Par for the Course

Golf has long represented an opportunity for business people to make valuable connections, build relationships with other leaders in the field, and share ideas while taking in the fresh air and ruining a perfectly good walk. However, we figured that team building events in Denver could switch up this tradition in a way that amps up the fun factor while encouraging groups to lean into their problem solving, technical, and creative skills.

Our Par for the Course events are ideal for larger groups, which will be divided into 9 or 18 teams. Each team will then be provided with all the necessary equipment to design and construct their own fun and challenging putt-putt golf hole. This is also an opportunity to see first hand how each set of personalities approaches the artistic and engineering aspects of their hole; will they lean into crazy fun, or are they attempting to make the most difficult obstacles they can imagine?

We bring all the supplies for the holes to the venue. However, in order to create a truly fun and authentic experience, we also provide a general store, staff facilitators, and an entertaining ‘Golf Pro’ emcee.

Catapult Chaos

So you think you can construct a catapult that can out launch all others? Not so fast Mr. Engineer!

We’ve crafted an awesome construction event that has a dynamic and theatrical climax that your group will love! Your teams will get to dive into this combination of hands-on and cerebral challenges, testing their ability to problem solve as a team in order to create the most effective large-scale slingshot device! Catapult Chaos turns outdoor team building in Denver Metro — Boulder, Aurora, Golden and beyond — into an opportunity to push your group’s competitive and collaborative abilities in a way that embraces the extremes of fun.

With an ample supply of wood, sticks, hinges, wheels, pins, nails, screws, glue and tools the teams will compete to build a working catapult. Each teams’ score is based on creativity, function, aesthetics, and of course how far, fast, and accurately it launches various objects. But the road to victory isn’t quite that simple! Teams will have to compete in challenges to earn their materials before they can get into the creative aspects of constructing their machine. This competition will challenge each team’s planning, engineering, inventory management and teamwork skills.

Build a Better Mousetrap

Organizations face a wide variety of challenges; some predictable, others entirely unexpected. Success in business can often rely upon our employees’ ability to understand the challenges they face and effectively adapt to those events which catch them off-guard, with each understanding their role in the team when this occurs. We’ve taken the time to craft a unique team building event for companies in Denver Metro that explores their abilities in the face of change management.

This team program is based on the best selling book “Who Moved my Cheese” by Spencer Johnson. In the book, 4 characters in a maze are looking for their cheese (a metaphor for what each of us wants in life), our event focuses on the lessons these characters must learn:

The “Handwriting is on the wall”
“Change happens”
“Anticipate change”
“Monitor change”
“Adapt to change quickly”

We ask groups to work on a specific challenge project together with a specific set of parameters and key assigned roles within the group. Then we “change” everything and see how teams react. They must work together to successfully adapt, and create the project despite the new rules, players, deadlines, etc. This mimics the challenges they’ll face in real life, where at any time during their projects the team members, parameters and deadlines might change, but they still have to make it work together.