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Graylyn Adventures
Team Building


Graylyn Adventures Team Building

Graylyn makes true team connection effortless. Choose from more than 25 team-building activities to energize your meeting and motivate your attendees, bringing individual strengths to the forefront through pure fun and creativity with certified facilitators to specially customize activities for each group.

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Chili Cook-Off

Blend cooking with communication and serve up a great time for everyone! Participants don chef hats, aprons, and bandanas and work diligently to create their very own style of chili. 

What’s Included:

  • Bandanas
  • Aprons
  • Utensils
  • Chili pot
  • Chef hats
  • Protein (pre-cooked)
  • Cooking range
  • Colorful vegetables
  • Bales of hay
  • Festive blankets
  • Western hats

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Island Golf

Take a swing at Island Golf! Whether you are a serious golfer, hobbyist, or have never touched a golf club before, you will have the opportunity to claim the glory of conquering the Graylyn Island. This event can be tailored for groups of varying size, with team or individual scoring.

What’s Included:

  • Golf clubs (participants can bring their own clubs if they prefer)
  • Floating island
  • Floating golf balls

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Paint & Sip

Add creativity and beauty to your meeting by painting a masterpiece! Your group will have one hour to match paint and numbers to create a lasting work of art. This event can be tailored for groups of varying size with team and individual painting options.

What’s Included:

  • Aprons
  • Brushes
  • Canvas
  • Paint

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Pirates of the Piedmont

Ahoy matey! Set sail on the high seas risking life and limb (well…almost!) to find the lost treasure chest. Teams are given one hour to construct their boat using simple materials. The Captain and one other shipmate then race across the Graylyn Pond in the fastest time possible without sinking!

What’s Included:

  • Cardboard
  • Pencils
  • Pirate gear
  • Sea shanty music
  • Scissors
  • Spray paint
  • Paddles (2)
  • Plastic
  • 8’ work table
  • Pirate chest
  • Life vests
  • Yard stick
  • Tape

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Scavenger Hunt

Mysteries begin and questions abound in a scavenger hunt that will test the group’s problem-solving skills, reason, and intellect. In this activity, participants work in teams to solve the puzzle. Graylyn’s Scavenger Hunt is challenging fun for everyone!

What’s Included:

  • Balloons
  • Clues
  • Bandanas
  • Graylyn History sheet

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Smoothie Blend-Off

Get your team off to a blending start by creating a one-of-a-kind smoothie. Merge food preparation with communication and shake up a great time for everyone! Picture your attendees in chef hats and aprons working diligently at work stations to create their own recipe for a cool smoothie creation.

What’s Included:

  • Chef hats
  • Aprons
  • Utensils
  • Whole fruits
  • Recipe cards
  • Select food items
  • Blender
  • Mystery ingredients
  • Glass decorations
  • Poster boards & markers
  • Glasses & cups
  • Pen & paper

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Tour De Graylyn

Assembling a bike can be challenging for sure. It takes patience, problem solving, and a group effort. Each team receives everything needed to complete the task, but every team member will have a physical limitation for an added challenge. Teams must then compete in the Tour De Graylyn race filled with challenging obstacles!

What’s Included:

  • Bikes (bikes are not assembled and are wrapped in brown paper with caution tape as ribbon)
  • Trophy
  • Background music
  • Toolboxes
  • Charity tag
  • Referee(s)
  • Bike decorations
  • Balloons

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Vineyard Challenge

Have you ever wanted to make your own wine? Well here’s your chance! This challenge involves education about winemaking and sangria, including a brief history of sangria’s origins and the variety of ingredients used to make this summer-inspired beverage.

What’s Included:

  • Wine
  • Fruit
  • Glasses
  • Bandanas
  • Utensils

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Geocaching is an outdoor activity in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”). A typical cache is a container with a log book and/or items for trading. Graylyn Geocache is a great way to share company-branded products or trinkets.

Join the fun of a high-tech treasure hunt on a 55-acre estate. Geocaching is a fun group activity fostering a strong sense of community while learning more about Graylyn and furthering your company’s goals.

What’s Included:

  • GPS receivers
  • Bandanas
  • Containers

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cupcake challenge

Cupcake Challenge

Do you see what I see? Attention to detail is important for this initiative. Tasting optional!

What’s Included:

  • Baked cupcakes
  • Icing
  • Toppings
  • Utensils

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Will you be the next Picasso? This activity focuses on teamwork to create a masterpiece, but there’s a catch. The artist(s) of each team will be drawing blindfolded, while the rest of the members describe an object in precise detail so that the artist can recreate this object on paper. Each team will be judged by how similar the replicated drawing is to the object, and by how fast they can complete this task. This requires team members to practice high-quality communication skills with one another, and work together as a team to win.

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Great Egg Drop

What an eggciting eggsperiment! The group will be divided into teams, and each team must build a single egg package that can sustain a fall of eight feet. Before the drop, however, each group must present a 30-second commercial for the egg package to explain why it’s the best. The team whose egg survives the fall wins.

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Sling Shot

Is it power? Is it placement? You be the judge. Three is not a crowd in this game: it takes three to launch these water balloons. The group forms teams, and each team has one practice launch. Using a giant sling shot, teams will launch water balloons at the flag target across the Graylyn Pond. Teams have a specified number of launches. The team closest to the pin wins.

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Human Rush Hour ®

Ever been stuck in traffic? Wished you could move the cars out of your way? Here’s your chance…Rush Hour takes the classic picture sliding puzzle to a new level of problem solving. This game requires analytical thinking, communication, and teambuilding skills. You choose the level of challenge: beginner, intermediate, advanced, or expert.

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Classic Tinker Toy Tower

When was the last time you built a skyscraper? It’s time to travel back to a childhood of building with Tinker Toys. In this activity, each team must build the highest structure within an allotted amount of time. Tinker Tower is sure to bring out a competitive spirit while “building” teamwork that lasts!

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Bag O’ Tricks

Whether you have 15 minutes or an hour, we have a game to get your group moving around and thinking outside the box. They can be inserted into your program at the beginning of the day as an icebreaker, as a midday stretch break, or at the conclusion to reinforce the objective of your meeting. Just tell us a little bit about your group and your goals and we’ll put together the perfect Bag O’ Tricks!

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