also be arranged in St. Charles, including
disc golf at St. Charles Park District and
organized biking and kayaking outings.
“And our IACC-certified Q Center gives
meetings of all sizes access to 95 idyllic
acres of scenery where groups may engage
in signature professional development
activities like the Outdoor Skill Exchange,”
Located south of Chicago on a 38-acre
wooded preserve, Olympia Fields, Ill.-based Irons Oaks Environmental Learning
Center features a teambuilding course that
includes high ropes and a climbing wall.
“The experience forced me outside of
my comfort zone in a way that I didn’t
even realize it was happening, due to the
calming motivations of the staff,” said Mary
Patching, director of sales for the Chicago
Dave and Buster’s in Orland Park, Ill., offers a menu of teambuilding activities that
serve as icebreakers for larger groups, including Mad Dash, which has teams work
together to complete a series of missions.
Northern and Central Illinois
The Quad Cities CVB, which covers an area
that includes the Northern Illinois cities of
Rock Island and Moline, recently created
a teambuilding activity for a visiting group
that incorporated top area attractions.
“People were set up in small teams and
challenged to a photo scavenger hunt
throughout the area, tied into social media
posts,” said Lynn Hunt, vice president of
sales for Quad Cities CVB. “Winning teams
were awarded prizes and a video slide
show was created for the final lunch event.
It was very popular with the group and a
great way to wrap up their conference.”
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