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Team Building

Team Building Activities To Enhance Productivity and Meetings Success

At Chaminade Resort & Spa we are dedicated to creating unique, memorable events for team building, corporate meetings, management retreats, leadership trainings and more. We facilitate programs to challenge, impress and grow your team. For more information, please contact Group Sales at 831.465.3421 or click here to email us.

Our approach is to actively listen, discuss and offer solutions to meet your requirements. Whether it be an intense Culinary Chili Cook-Off, thrilling Ropes Course Challenge, or customized activity, we'll work with you every step of the way.

Team building activity at Santa Cruz meeting venue.
Teambuilding programs partnership with Santa Cruz conference venue.

Synergy Learning Systems

Chaminade Resort & Spa has partnered with Synergy Learning Systems of Santa Cruz, to bring you hands-on learning with a focus on adventure, creativity, and reflection. Synergy facilitates teambuilding programs and simulations that place people in environments and situations that stretch their everyday abilities, using a variety of challenges that lead to better decisions and outcomes through self awareness. A field-tested range of teambuilding programs to meet your organizational goals and challenges: Simulations, Creativity & Innovation, Team Adventure, Challenge Ropes Courses and Team Service. Each program is effective as a stand-alone or as a building block for your offsite, conference, meeting or leadership workshop.

Team building activities can be incorporated into your Benchmark Conference Plan or Day Conference Plan packages, with the help of your Conference Planning Manager. For more information on Synergy Learning Systems, contact Synergy at 831.460.4444 or visit

Ropes course teambuilding at meeting venue in Santa Cruz.

Challenge Ropes Course at Chaminade Resort & Spa

Chaminade's on-site High Ropes Challenge Course, challenges team members to take risks and push themselves beyond individual comfort zones, all within a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. Our ropes course is designed to powerfully reflect the challenges groups face in working together: strategy, coaching, teamwork, goal setting, and implementation and time pressures. Utilizing a real-life environment, a fantastic jungle gym in the trees, creates a remarkable natural metaphor for flexibility, adaptability and growth.

Participation in the Challenge Course does not require special physical conditioning. The course consists of both low, ground-based events and high events that involve climbing while held securely via rope systems monitored by team members. Individuals freely decide how they can best participate, given their own desires and capabilities.

Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Team Building

Q: We would like to incorporate team building, with a special dinner. What are your recommendations?

A: Our Culinary Chili Cook-Off is the perfect fit for incorporating a fiery intense team building activity, with dinner.

Q: My budget is very limited, what team building options do I have to enhance my Benchmark Conference Plan?

A: Your best bet is to choose one of our Chaminade Classics. There are a variety of options, with timeless popularity.

Q: I want to get my team out and about, away from the conference setting. But we only have one hour for team building. What are your recommendations?

A: Chaminade is home to two Geocaching courses, which are scattered throughout the property. Specialized Geocaching activities can be tailored to meet your time frame and group needs.