There’s no better time to plan a team-building activity than during your corporate meeting or event in Boise, Idaho. This vibrant city provides the ultimate venue for memorable team bonding experiences that you won’t find anywhere else.
From a thriving, culturally rich downtown scene to adventurous outdoor attractions, Boise offers every kind of team-building experience. The city is known for its cozy “small town” feel that will make employees feel like they’re on an intimate retreat together. Without further ado, here are our top team building activities that are sure to foster that contagious company spirit.
1. Chopped: Your Company Edition
Curious if your employees can handle a little competition? Here’s a fun opportunity to turn up the heat. Book your private Chopped competition at Season and Taste, Boise’s own cooking school, run by professional chefs.
Based on the Popular TV series, Chopped is a timed culinary challenge designed to test who at your company has the best cooking skills. Employees will receive a basket of mystery ingredients that they must use to create a mouthwatering dish within a set amount of time. Of course, everyone gets to enjoy the food afterwards (as long as it’s edible!). What else? Season and Taste takes care of everything. You won’t even have to do the dishes!
2. Sip Idaho Wine on a Premier Wine Tour
Boise wine tours offer the perfect venue for employees to relax and engage with each other outside of the office environment. Take your pick from our premier wine tour companies including Snake River Wine Tours, Sunshine Wine Tours, and Winery Seekers. Whether you’re looking for a half-day or full-day activity, each experience can be tailored specifically to your group. Choose to explore the scenic Snake River Valley or stay close to Downtown Boise with an urban tour. You’ll taste the best wine that Idaho has to offer from various local wineries.
3. Feed Your Creativity at JUMP
If you’re looking to bring out employees’ creative sides after lots of serious business, Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, better known as JUMP, has you covered. To them, fun is serious business! Head to the one-of-a-kind JUMP center for a customized two-hour experience guaranteed to be full of laughs.
Whether you’re interested in thoughtful experiences like working together on charitable projects, movement experiences such as a dance battle, or playful experiences like a French Fry Sauce Competition, you’ll find it here. Not convinced yet? They also have an eight-person team slide. Nothing says team bonding like flying down a steep slope together! Groups must have at least ten people. Prices start at $25 per person.
4. Whitewater Rafting on the Payette River
In the market for some serious company bonding, one splash and laugh at a time? Look no further than Idaho’s third-generation family-owned business: Cascade Raft and Kayak. Choose from a variety of whitewater rafting experiences (half-day or full-day trips) depending on how daring your group is feeling. They also offer a 17-element ropes course nestled in the Idaho forest with 6 exciting ziplines. No matter which option you decide to experience, you’ll enjoy scenic views, thrilling adventure and abundant wildlife. Afterwards, savor a professionally catered meal on the riverside deck, while looking through your action-packed set of photos.
For groups between 18-418, the sales manager can help tailor a rafting adventure to fit your unique needs including transportation, catering, and individual payment options. Their facility has plenty of parking, restrooms, changing rooms, lockers and all the other amenities you would need. As the Long family says… bring your spirit of adventure and they’ll provide the rest.
- Available: May-September. Trip duration: 4-8 hours
5. Historic Downtown Boise Food & Cultural Walking Tour
Want to reward your employees with a VIP experience? This food tour will take you behind the scenes of Boise’s highest-rated restaurants in the hottest foodie neighborhoods. You’ll visit 4+ unique eateries and sample signature dishes from the city’s culinary gems. Taste the flavors of restaurants like Saint Lawrence Gridiron, Juniper on 8th and The Basque Market.
Indulge Boise also offers a variety of other tour options including a brunch tour, cocktail hour tour and customized tours for larger groups! Contact them to learn more about private tour options for up to 100+ people.
6. Glass Blowing While Dining
After a long day of enriching meetings, who doesn’t want to wine and dine while watching live glassblowing? Large and open, Boise Art Glass’ studio space will allow you an unobstructed view of the expert glass blowers at work. They’ll entertain you with their skills and knowledge of the unique craft. Later, test your employees’ hand-on skills as you learn to make a colorful piece for yourself. Consider displaying the special pieces in the office to commemorate the experience!
There you have it—our favorite team-building activities to make your Boise corporate meeting or event unforgettable. More than just a fun experience, team building is a secret weapon to increasing employee performance and stimulating business growth. It encourages collaboration and creativity, strengthens trust and respect among employees, and enhances employee motivation and productivity.
Next time you’re planning your meeting or event in Boise, make sure to include one of our incredible team-bonding experiences.