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The Team that Plays Together

Here at The Ranch, we celebrate the importance of Play to the human spirit, and we have developed a number of ways for a team to play together and bond. We also recognize that sometimes a team likes to dig a little deeper, in the quest for building the best working relationships possible. To honor both types of activities, and everything in between, we've developed offerings for both "Team Bonding" and "Team Building." We can also add high-level facilitation to any experience—just ask. (For additional Team-Bonding activities, see also Be Adventurous; For the Hungry; Fitness & Recreation; and For the Golfing Enthusiasts.)

COLOR WAR

The pinnacle of any summer camp experience, Color War pits friends against friends and unites unlikely allies to build morale and excitement. Participants are divided into teams identified by colored bandanas and compete in a variety of challenges, ranging from relay races to tongue twisters to our Signature cocktail Competition. The War is capped off with a nail-biting, all-team competitive race. Facilitated by our experienced Activities Staff, the customizable activities bring your team together and help you learn more about the personalities in your organization. Includes prizes for the winning team!
Requires minimum of 2 hours.

Signature Color War: $150 per person | 24-160 participants
Premium Color War: $175 per person | 24-160 participants | Includes food and/or beverage component arranged through your Special Event Manager, as well as optional specially requested, highly customized themes or games.

Larger groups accommodated upon request. Smaller groups may also be accommodated, but minimum pricing applies.


THE RANCH RACE

An “Amazing Race”-inspired competition, the Signature Ranch Race is a fast-paced event, custom designed by our custom designed by our Activities Team to lead participants on a wild chase around The Ranch’s 500-Acre Playground! Teams “travel” to different destinations around the property, using only a map of the Resort, their collective smarts, and a simple clue. Upon arriving at each location, they participate in a group or single-player challenge to gain points and earn a clue to the next leg of their journey. As with all of our team-bonding offerings, you will work closely with our Activities Team to create a customized event that will match your unique culture and objectives. Includes prizes for the winning team! Requires minimum of 2 hours.

Signature Ranch Race: $150 per person | 20-160 participants
Premium Ranch Race: $175 per person | 24-160 participants | Includes food and/or beverage component arranged through your Special Event Manager, as well as optional specially requested, highly customized themes or games.

Larger groups accommodated upon request. Smaller groups may also be accommodated, but minimum pricing applies.


THE HIVE MIND

This unique team-building event gives your group a chance to experience life inside the hives—and “minds”—of our Italian honeybees. The activity begins with a presentation by our amazing beekeepers, who will educate participants on hive culture and roles that bees play within their society, before sending the group into the garden to take on similar roles themselves. Finally, guests will don full beekeeper suits and head into the apiary to peek inside the hives and see the colony in action. The program concludes with refreshing honey-lavender lemonade, a honey flight tasting, and an artisanal cheese platter.

$175 per person | 10-20 participants | 120 minutes


TEAM GEOCACHING

Tiny treasures are hidden around The Ranch, waiting to be found by you and your team of outdoor detectives. Geocaching—the worldwide high-tech treasure hunt that combines GPS navigation skills with nature exploration and a little creative sleuthing—is perfect for friendly competition or family fun. Participants of all ages and abilities will love using our specially programmed Garmin GPS devices and clever clues to search for team tokens stashed in small “caches” placed around the property. Teams compete to collect the most tokens and earn bonus points for speed, strategy, and team spirit.

$100 per person | 10-80 participants | 120 minutes


ORGANIC GARDEN SCAVENGER HUNT

This lightly competitive and “scent”-ually driven activity is the perfect break from a long day of important meetings—or a great way to gather your family at the next reunion. Our Activities Staff will take you for a short walk down the hill through our pinot noir vineyard to our two-acre organic garden for a delightful hunt through the growing beds. Each participant will be given a list of items to identify and pick, with prizes for the winners and refreshments for all. Whether working as a team or as individual contestants, the entire group will have the opportunity to enjoy a stunning view of the valley, a complimentary glass of lavender lemonade, and the scents and sounds of nature.

$50 per person | 6-60 participants | 60-120 minutes


SHUTTERBUG PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

At The Ranch, we are surrounded by scenic beauty, but you’ll also see plenty of entertaining characters! From turkeys and chickens to quirky Front Desk Agents, everyone and everything is fair game for this out-of-the-box photographic scavenger hunt. Teams will be given a list of objects, poses, or people to capture on their smart phones, and the team that earns the most points wins bragging rights and cocktails at Valley Kitchen. (Alternate prizes available upon request.) Perfect for a break between events, a transition between work and play, or just some good ol’ fashioned get-out-and-have-fun!

$60 per person | 6-40 participants | 45-60 minutes