• Amy Mercedes

Summer Outing Ideas to Ease the Winter Blues

Research shows that 1 in 3 individuals suffer from winter depression each year. With another six weeks of winter predicted, it can only prolong the gloom, leaving individuals depressed and lacking motivation . A great way to boost employee morale is to announce that you are planning a Summer Outing for them.

To help you get started, we’ve come up with a few good ideas below:

Sports Games

Boston offers a wide range of different sports during the year. Tickets to a game, plus beers and snacks, is always an easy play and provides opportunities for the more social people to meet each other at the bar. It also allows the more introverted people to spend some quality time sitting next to a coworker they might not know. Although sports games can become pricey, most leagues and sports teams usually have group rates.


Nothing says "let's work together" quite like trying not to end up in the water. Want to take advantage of the outdoors? Grab a paddle and head down to the closest river for a great spring or summer outing. Charles River Canoe & Kayak in Boston offers a great number of different rentals, group outings and guided tours.

Scavenger Hunt

Another great idea is to conduct a scavenger hunt . Find a beautiful day, break everyone out into groups, and have a scavenger hunt around the city. Your team will feel nice and rejuvenated after some fresh air and fun challenges. Boston Adventures is located in downtown Boston, MA. They specialize in high quality customized team building scavenger hunt activities for corporate and school groups.

Room Escape Games

Room escapes are also another great option for a companies to do for corporate outings. Room escapes require leadership skills, teamwork, logic, and patience. Room escape games are a great tool to utilize to help your team bond. Escape the Room is a fun, interactive game taking place in Boston. While it looks like any other ordinary room, it’s actually a mystery puzzle. Find the hidden objects, figure out the clues and solve the puzzles to earn your freedom and “Escape the Room.” You have 60 minutes, so be quick!

Trampoline Parks

Hey, who says trampolines are just for kids? Take your team to a trampoline park for some jumping fun and a chance to work off the day's stress. Located in the Boston neighborhood of Hyde Park, Sky Zone Boston offers Open Jump, SkyFit classes, Ultimate Dodgeball , The Warrior Course, a Warped Wall and many other exciting activities and programs. Sky Zone Boston is epic, active fun for any age, shape or size!

A Retreat

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life? Looking to bond with your team while enjoying nature's beauty? Brookstone Park is located just 45 minutes north of Boston in Derry/N. Salem, NH and offers a pristine facility for a retreat. Your group can enjoy a team meeting, followed by lunch and 9-Hole golf. They offer multiple meeting rooms, driving range and mini golf as well. Best of all, their rates are so affordable, you'll really be able to up the ante to make it an amazing retreat.

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