Orienteering in Woodstock, Vermont

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Because Corinthian Events loves some inclement weather, we decided to forge ahead with our outdoor orienteering excursion in the Marsh-Billings Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock, VT on a particularly stormy day in June. Guests were warned that the program ran rain-or-shine and we weren’t kidding!

Custom designed by our very own “GI Joe,” everyone was given a quick run-down of the rules and a general orienteering refresher course – we went out on a limb and assumed few guests had not participated in such an activity since junior high school, if ever.  The game was simple; use your map to find each of the control flags strategically placed throughout the mountainous park. As a twist, this particular course was designed as a game of “Poker Orienteering” and each control boasted a playing card. As such, teams could choose to mark their score card with the control’s corresponding punch, or move on in hopes of finding a better card and ultimately earning a superior poker hand. Object of the game – be the first team to finish within the designated time frame, with the best hand!

After the briefing (and being the good sports that they are), guests donned ponchos, color-coded team bandanas and bright red backpacks filled with emergency provisions (and a few goodies!) before venturing up the mountain.

This activity was such a hit that we’ve made it our mission to uproot our trusty G.I. Joe from his beloved Vermont and come design a course in Boston. Harbor Islands anyone? We think so…

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It’s Outing Season! The Island Iron Chef Cook Off

Friday, June 29th, 2012

What’s more festive than a Boston Island Cook Off!?  Last week, we brought just under 200 guests out to Georges Island for their corporate summer outing; they were divided into teams and tasked with creating their own Mexican recipes – salsa, guacamole and margaritas!  Judges ranked teams based on taste, teamwork and creativity and one team went home winners.  Following the heated team-building activity, guests enjoyed a casual summer barbecue and lawn games before boarding their ferry back to the mainland.  The ultimate summer fiesta!

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Carry the Torch (Without Leaving Boston)

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Carry the Torch

As London prepares for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, here in Boston, we’re a little bit more excited about the city’s 2012 Olympics (sorry, HRH)!  What games are you and your office playing this summer?  As far as we’re concerned, it is the year to embrace all that is friendly competition and spend your summer recreating your very own Olympic experience.

Imagine, your guests walk through the Olympic Arch flanked by two torches as they enter their very own Olympic Stadium.  International flags are displayed throughout the room, and Olympic rings reiterate that guests are 2012 Olympic athletes.  Distinguished by bandanas or flags, your guests will be divided into teams and compete for gold!  Play an opposing team in a game of pop-a-shot basketball or in virtual cycling. Showcase the perfect golf swing on the green of the golf analyzer to see who can hit the ball the farthest.  Row the ergos or participate in a competitive game of table tennis. No Summer Olympics would be complete without archery; guests will have the opportunity to shoot nerf guns as they hit a bull’s eye!  An Olympic referee will be at each sporting event to explain the challenge and keep score of the matches.

At the end of it all, the obligatory medal ceremony!  Who’s going home with gold?!

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Client Favorite: Minute To Win It!

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Yes, we’ve blogged about it before, and with it’s continued success as our number one team building experience (now with an option for a charity component), we couldn’t resist sharing photos with you from our most recent Minute To Win It event!

The Seaport Hotel’s Lighthouse Ballroom was transformed into a casual cocktail reception complete with ten stations for friendly competition.  At each station, guests are presented with the opportunity to complete a task in 60 seconds or less.  Prizes for successful players were poker chips which guests collected throughout the evening and then designated to the charity of their choice at the culmination of the event.

Each game presents it’s own challenges, though none are impossible.  Here are a few in-action shots of the fun – which challenge are you eager to try?!

Bobble Head

Breakfast Scramble

Caddy Stack

Defying Gravity

Drop, Sink & Clink

Go The Distance

Movin’ On Up

Office Tennis

Ready Spaghetti

Stick the Landing

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