Adventure Quest of the Quad Cities also
offers a corporate teambuilding event,
including high and low ropes courses in a
beautiful rural environment.
“It takes away the stress of the office,”
Hunt said. “The facilitated discussions get
people to open up and learn about each
other, and the fun games make everyone
work together so, in the end, you go back to
In Central Illinois, the Springfield Art
Association offers a variety of events that
promote team spirit, according to Gina
Gemberling, executive director for the
Among the options available is the
canvas and cocktails BYOB event, during
which participants imbibe and nibble on
cheese and desserts while completing a
themed project to take home.
Groups can also check out the Springfield Escape Room, during which teams
use clues and problem-solving skills to escape a confined space before a set amount
of time runs out.
A similar opportunity, Gone in 60
Escape Games, recently opened in Peoria’s
“This team-builder is an action-packed,
CVB. “The puzzles within the rooms are
complex, so teams are wise to consult the
knowledge of everyone in the room.”
She added that staff will watch the game,
taking note of how each team member
works with others so participants can
reflect on that feedback and apply it in a
Nearby Peoria in Morton, Ill., is The
Cookery, where groups can partake in a
tasty teambuilding experience.
“We offer many ethnic topics as well
as a mystery basket theme, which forces
groups to come up with a dish together that
represents their team in a given amount of
time,” said Owner/Chef Amanda Pyles.
Groups can choose to challenge themselves in an escape room in Champaign
County as well, where there are several
to choose from, including Urbana-based
Champaign-Urbana Adventures in Time
and Space, Champaign-based Brainstorm
Escapes and the newest room, Urbana-based LabEscape.
“Escape rooms are perfect teambuilding
exercises that encourage groups to prob-lem-solve while also having fun,” said Terri
Reifsteck, vice president of marketing for
Visit Champaign County.
And for groups that prefer a traditional
teambuilding outing, nearby Monticello,
Ill., is home to Allerton Park & Retreat Center, offering two ropes courses and a Titanic
challenge, during which attendees work
together to build a boat.
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