Your team has worked hard during your annual meeting, brainstorming new ideas for the coming months and revisiting the previous year's accomplishments. Make sure you set aside some time to reward them with a break! Planning an offsite event is an effective way to take a step outside the meeting room and enjoy each other's company. Read on for some ideas on how to keep your team's spirits high with an unforgettable offsite event.
Exhibiting Team Spirit
What better change of pace than to be surrounded by beautiful art and fascinating history? Stepping outside the confines of your meeting for an offsite event at a museum provides the perfect opportunity for a fresh perspective. Arrange for a group tour of current exhibitions, or even a behind the scenes peek with a curator. If possible, plan a small catered gathering for employees at the museum. The Otesaga is a short distance from several world-class museums, including Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers' Museum, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. A trip to one of these incredible institutions is just one way to elevate your event to "unforgettable."
Cheers to a Great Meeting
With your team focusing on the details of your meeting for the better part of the day, a break in a more relaxed, informal atmosphere can be just what they need to end the day. With the rise of craft beverage producers and beverage trails, spending time learning about the process of brewing and distilling, and sampling the results, will surely be the toast of your annual meeting. Once known as a major hops producer, the Cooperstown area has several craft breweries, including Brewery Ommegang, Red Shed Brewery, and Cooperstown Brewing Company, as well as Cooperstown Distillery and Pail Shop Vineyards. Your attendees can sip and savor the local craft beverage scene for a much-needed break from the day's discussions
All Fun & Games
Your offsite event doesn't have to be a sit-down affair in another location. Gamified activities have become increasingly popular at conferences and meetings, allowing teams to leave the seriousness aside. Escape rooms are one option to encourage some team bonding outside of your meeting venue. In Cooperstown, we partner with the Clark Sports Center which has an indoor rock climbing wall, as well as an outdoor ropes course, so no matter the season your attendees can stay active and have some fun.
When planning an inspiring and engaging event, there's more to consider than what happens in the meeting room. Take time to determine what kind of offsite adventures your team might enjoy, whether that's a museum tour, a craft beverage tasting, some competitive fun, or something else entirely! At The Otesaga, our experienced staff can help facilitate your offsite excursions. Contact us today to see all that our lakeside resort in Cooperstown has to offer!
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