Galloping Gourmet HuntOct 04 2013
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A scavenger hunt for foodies that includes some of the culinary secrets and epicurean delights the area has to offer.
CUSTOMIZATION: We re-write the hunt every time based on the area, time of year and the participants. Groups will experience some of the local food and drink but will also learn about the culture, history and traditions of the area in which they are hunting. At one stop their palates may be tested in a blindfold taste test while at another their knowledge of food trivia may be tested. Recipes of local dishes will be earned by teams after completing some of the challenges. This is an exciting and delicious way to build strong teams.
We can also customize the hunt to focus on Health & Wellness testing the participants’ knowledge of healthy food choices and sending them to venus that focus on dining healthier.
Or we can customize the hunt to be a Philanthropic team building program sending teams on a food drive to collect items for donation to a local Food Bank or pantry.
- The digital version includes digital photography, a DVD of all the photos taken and a post-race slide show – a moment for participants to share with the other teams what they accomplished on the race.
- An optional post-hunt debrief
- Hunt and dine in style traveling in limousines (1 per team)
- Morale Boosting
- Problem Solving
- Organizational Skills
- CSR (Philanthropic team building)
- Health & Wellness (healthy food choices)
Min/Max Group Size: 8 – 400.
Program Length: 2 hours to a full day.
Space Requirements: The hunt may be written for a few block area or throughout an entire city. If you wish to have a debrief or digital slide show a private area large enough to contain the entire group is needed.
If you would like to learn more about Galloping Gourmet Hunt or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 525-2019.
Great American Bike/Trike GiveawaySep 27 2013
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This philanthropic team building program is a win/win for everyone. Your group competes in teams to build and decorate bicycles. The bikes are then donated to underprivileged children or a local organization that assists the needy.
Phase One: Your group is divided into teams and challenged with a number of puzzles and riddles. With each success they earn tools, bike parts, accessories and…improved skills and an awareness of each other’s strengths.
Phase Two: Utilizing their newly earned tools, parts and enthusiasm, teams assemble their bicycles (and possibly tricycles).
Phase Three: Teams take everything they have accomplished and… give it away. That’s right! After all their hard work the pay-off is, they give it away! And when teams see the looks on the faces of the children to whom they give the bikes (trikes) they will expereince a higher sense of accomplishment and receive a big boost in morale.
We will partner with The Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA or a charity of your choice to make sure the bikes go to needy children. Participants should wear comfortable, casual clothing.
PRIMARY BENEFITS: CSR, Community Outreach, Morale Boosting
- Problem Solving
- Team Awreness
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: This program works indoors or outside
DURATION: 2 – 4 hours
GROUP SIZE: 4 – unlimited
TESTIMONIAL: “On behalf of Amgen – Massachusetts I would like to thank Ant & the Grasshopper for making our team-building event a complete success. We had 170 employees participate in the Great American Bike Giveaway. Our team worked hard with the guidance of facilitators Kevin, Jessie, and Craig to put together 31 bikes for the Margaret Fuller House in Cambridge. The Ant & Grasshopper Team made the event fun, easy, and hassle–free. Their flexibility and attention to the detail made this event a complete success and I look forward to working with them in the future. To end a day with 31 happy children and 170 inspired employees was a win-win for all!” ~ Amgen
If you would like to learn more about Great American Bike/Trike Giveaway or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at email@example.com or (978) 525-2019.
Corporate America’s IdolsSep 27 2013
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This team building program has your group competing in teams in a talent competition. The program can also be a Community Outreach Program by performing at a local seniors’ retirement or nursing home.
Your group works in teams to write new lyrics to a well known melody. They are randomly assigned the subject matter of their song and the melody. Some pairings may go well together, for instance a team might randomly get the song “I Get By with a Little Help From My Friends” and the topic they randomly select may be “cooperation”. Perfect! Then again, they may get the melody “Wild Thing” and the topic “communication”. What do they have to do with one another!? Not much but it will be fun to see what they can come up!
Every team gets the same items: a boom-box, a recording of their melody, an envelope containing their randomly assigned topic, pens and paper, and a limited amount of time to write and rehearse their song. EVERYONE on the team must perform as this is a team effort. Teams are judged by the panel of three, either our comedic performers or three of your staff, whichever you prefer, and one team is declared Corporate America’s Idols.
- Fun Morale Booster
- Creative Thinking
- Presentational Skills
- Trust Building
DURATION: Anywhere from 2 hours to a full day depending on your schedule and the size of your group.
GROUP SIZE Between 6 and 200 persons.
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: A large room with a performance area or stage. Break out rooms are ideal for the rehearsal process but not absolutely necessary. This program may also be facilitated outdoors.
Add-Ons If a group has the budget the following items can be also be included:
- a musician
- a band
- lighting effects
- video recording of the performances
- post-performance debrief
- panel of comic judges
COMMUNITY OUTREACH OPTION: Want to give back to the community and make this a CSR program? There are a lot of philanthropic team building programs with benefits for children but few that offer anything for the elderly. You can give the residents of a seniors’ nursing or retirement home a few hours of entertainment and laughter by bringing your talent show to their location. It’s a win/win. This fun, memorable event is a morale booster, a wonderful employee appreciation program and a great way for groups to bond. It’s also a great way to reach out to a segment of our community that is sometimes forgotten and neglected, and it makes for a great morale booster for them too. The program becomes even more interactive for the seniors group when you give them the power to vote. The judges will have input but the audience will vote for their favorite performers and ultimately decide which team wins the title of Corporate America’s Idols.
If you would like to learn more about Corporate America’s Idols or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 525-2019.
Cajun Killin’Sep 27 2013
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This moody Big Easy mystery takes place during dinner and includes a Cajun band, a Raymond Chandler style detective, wildly funny New Orleans characters and plenty of audience participation. 10% of the fee is donated to the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund.
Cue the sultry jazz music… “It all started and ended in one of those shadowy clubs with questionable liquor, second rate clientele and first rate Jazz. Chez __(insert your company’s name here)__ was the kind of place some people went to hide from trouble and others went looking for it. The minute she walked in the joint and the drummer missed a beat I knew this was a dame who had brought her own kind of trouble. So it wasn’t long before the bullets started flying and the body hit the linoleum.”
HOW IT WORKS: We bring the mystery to you. You organize the venue, the food and the audience and we bring the entertainment which includes the actors, a comedian and a Cajun band. This mystery is designed to take place during a meal. It starts during cocktails, continues through the meal and ends about an hour after desserts have been served. There is plenty of audience interaction throughout and each table works as a team to try and solve the mystery.
CHARITY: It’s been over 8 years since Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans still has not been fully rebuilt. 10% of the fee for Cajun Killin’ is donated to the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund.
DURATION: The length of the meal plus 1 hour, approximately 2 – 3 hours.
SPACE: Any private dining area large enough to accommodate your group.
GROUP SIZE: This mystery works best for audiences of 100 – 250 persons.
If you would like to learn more about Cajun Killin’ or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at email@example.com or (978) 525-2019.
Incredible RaceSep 27 2013
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This is our most popular outdoor program. It is a competitive hunt rewritten every time based on your goals, theme, group, schedule, budget and the area where it will take place.
A few of the versions we have written include:
- Incredible Leadership Race
- Incredible Philanthropic Race
- Incredible Green Race
- Incredible Diversity Race
- Incredible Risk Assessment Race
- Incredible Photo Race
- Incredible Limo Race
The Incredible Race has been so successful that United Technologies, CVS Pharmacy, Dannon, Reebok, Halliburton, Johnson & Johnson and Gorton’s have all purchased it multiple times, as have Bryant University, Suffolk University, Emerson, Harvard and Concord Academy. It’s never the same twice.
HOW IT WORKS: Your group is divided into teams and given a list of Challenges to complete. The Challenges they will face are all fun, exciting and designed to meet your goals. It is not a race in the true sense of the word as it is not the first team to the finish line that wins, but rather the team that scores the most points in the allotted time. There are more Challenges than they can possible complete in the allotted time so teams will need to think strategically on how they can rack up the most points. Whether you are looking for a fun program that will boost morale or one that will focus on skill development we can customize the Incredible Race to meet your needs.
You name it! What are you looking for?
- Leadership Skills
- Risk Assessment
- Team Awareness
- Time Management
- Problem Solving
- Improved Morale
- Decision Making
- Post race debrief
- Post race digital slide show
- Limousines (1 per team)
TESTIMONIALS: “I wanted to let you know that our folks have said nothing but great things about the Incredible Race! There
have been comments like “this was the most fun we’ve ever had at a meeting”, “this team building event really brought
the group together which is exactly what we needed”, “I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much at a work event”. They
truly had a great time and learned a lot about each other and focused their strategies as true champions and team mates
to get to the finish line. I think that was probably evident from the pictures. Thanks again and D. and I have
already recommended you to many others in our organization.” ~ Johnson & Johnson
“The experience The Ant & the Grasshopper brought to Reebok was unparalleled to any other. My colleague and I are continuing to receive accolades as to how much fun the teams had while participating in your events. Some members called this their best Team Building experience ever, as well as their best Reebok event ever. Thanks for bringing this to us! ” ~ Reebok
“The Ant and the Grasshopper pulled off a fabulous event for CSN Stores. If you think team building activities are made for small groups, think again. With a group of 250 people I thought I’d never find a company to pull off a great event for that many people, but the Ant and the Grasshopper did it and we would absolutely hire them again” ~ CSN Stores
“The Incredible Race was a great adventure. Best teambuilding event I’ve attended yet…. My expectations for my first visit to Newport were high, but were completely blown out of the water by the Incredible Race! The challenges, staff, and environment were exceptional and made my experience one to remember with friends I won’t soon forget… I have been to a number of team building events throughout the past few years but I have never had as much fun or gotten to know the group as well as I did at the Incredible Race. Not only did I get to learn a lot about my team mates but I learned a lot about myself as well… Thanks for a great event, as always!” ~ Bryant University
GROUP SIZE: We have facilitated it for groups as small as 6 persons and as large as 400 + persons
DURATION: The most popular is the 3 hour race but we also offer full day and races that take place over several days during a meeting or conference.
SPACE REQUIREMENTS: The race may be facilitated almost anywhere. The longer the race and the larger the group, the larger the area we require. It can run in a park, mall, resort oar hotel, or it can take place within a few blocks or entire city. An area large enough to accommodate your entire group is recommended for the wrap-up after the race.
If you would like to learn more about The Incredible Race or any of our other programs please don’t hesitate to submit a Request for Proposal. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (978) 525-2019.