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Team Building at Chaminade Resort & Spa
Meetings

TEAM BUILDING

TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES TO ENHANCE PRODUCTIVITY AND MEETINGS SUCCESS

At Chaminade Resort & Spa we are dedicated to creating unique, memorable events. We facilitate programs to challenge, inspire and grow your team. For more information, please contact Group Sales at 831.465.3421 or email sales@chaminade.com

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

Art

Paint & Sip

PAINT & SIP

Our artist will begin the class by going over what to expect from the process and then begin to show the class a step-by-step process of building the painting. Take breaks during the class to allow the paint to dry and to give your guests a chance to step away from their paintings and fill their cups. When the painting process is complete, our artist will show you how to sign your masterpiece and you are finished! The acrylic paint dries very quickly and within minutes, your painting will be dry and ready to take home.

  • GROUP SIZE: 18 - 80 people
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 2.5 - 3 hours
  • PRICE: 2 hour class $55 per person / 3 hour class $65 per person, $990 minimum required + your beverage/appetizer additions

Good Life Ceramics

Good Life Ceramics

MOBILE CLAY STUDIO: Good Life Ceramics’ mobile clay studio will come to Chaminade! They arrive with all the needed tools, materials, and prepared clay. Create and connect with your team members for two hours while enjoying the beauty of clay. You’ll finish with a hand-built large mug that can be delivered (within 75 mile radius) or shipped (additional shipping fee will apply).

  • GROUP SIZE: 20 - 50 people
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 2 hours
  • PRICE: $85 per person, $1,700 minimum required

Nature

Foraging Hike

Foraging Hike 

Find out what you can eat in the woods! Hike on the lovely grounds of Chaminade Resort where you’ll be guided by an expert to learn and sample edible & medicinal plants/mushrooms. This deeply immersive walk invites you to remember the ancient ways of foraging while being in relationship with the ecosystem. Sample the abundance of plants, mushrooms, roots, flowers, nuts and seeds (depending on the season) as you stroll along the forested pathways. Along the way you'll discuss proper harvesting and preparation techniques as well as how to carry your knowledge forward to discover what’s edible in your own neighborhoods & parks!

  • GROUP SIZE: 15 – 80 guests
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1.5 - 2.5 hours
  • PRICING: $85 per person, $1,275 minimum required

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

The ancient Japanese practice of “Forest Bathing” invites us into a deeper dialogue with the wild world to experience our sense of belonging. Your guide will lead you through a variety of sensory meditations, inviting you into a deeper connection with the “more-than-human” world. This is an opportunity to disconnect from your devices, slow down and be held by mother nature. Please come prepared with whatever you need to sit/lie on the earth in comfort for approx. 30 mins. This experience has been proven to reduce anxiety/overwhelm while increasing creativity, well-being and awe.

  • GROUP SIZE: 15 – 80 guests
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1.5 hours
  • PRICING: $55 per person, $825 minimum required

Field Sketching: Wildflowers with Sami Chang

FIELD SKETCHING: WILDFLOWERS WITH SAMI CHANG

California wildflowers are here! Join science illustrator Sami Chang for a guided field sketching experience in Chaminade meadows where you will observe some of our County’s most amazing native wildflowers. Learn about flower anatomy and practice field sketching techniques while learning to identify some of our local grassland flowers. Basic materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their favorite nature journaling and field sketching tools, such as a journal, watercolor palette, pencils, pens, hand lenses, etc.

  • LOCATION: Redwood Deck, Sunset Patio, Courtyard Veranda OR Valley View Terrace
  • GROUP SIZE: 10 - 40 guests
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 2 hours
  • PRICING: $85 per person, $850 minimum required

Hands On Drumming Rhythm Session

HANDS ON DRUMMING RHYTHM SESSION

Hands On Drumming Rhythm Session

Introduce your team to the techniques and traditions of west African Djembes, Middle Eastern Frame Drums, Caribbean Maracas and North American Tambourines (jingle rings). The activities will actively engage your group members in reinforcing the real-world skills needed to synchronize their work rhythms, and to bring immediate and enduring benefits to your organization, including reducing stress levels during challenging times, improving teamwork, communication and relationship skills, energizing, focusing and motivating people, aligning the participants with the organization’s values and goals and stimulating creativity.

  • LOCATION: Redwood Deck
  • GROUP SIZE: 10 - 50 people
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 – 1.5 hours
  • PRICING: 10 – 25 guests: $800 / 26 – 50 guests: $1,000

BIRDING TOUR

BIRDING TOUR 

Get your team out and about! We’ll be looking for birds through Chaminade Trails, a wonderful oasis for local wildlife in the heart of Santa Cruz. We’ll bring along binoculars for everyone to use and share tips for identifying birds during this one-mile walk. We will explore concepts of seasonal change, migration, and human impacts by exploring this important habitat and recording observations.

  • LOCATION: Chaminade Trails
  • GROUP SIZE: 10 -20 guests
  • LENGTH OF TIME: 2 hours
  • PRICING: $900 per group

Culinary

Fresh Pasta Making Class

FRESH PASTA MAKING CLASS

Learn to make fresh egg pasta with ease. This is a hands-on pasta making class where you will learn basic dough technique. Old world recipes will find new life in your hands as you work with top quality ingredients to create unparalleled flavors and fresh, authentic pastas. Taste your fresh pasta creations paired with local wine samples.

  • GROUP SIZE: 20 - 50 people
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1.5 hours
  • PRICE: $50 per person, $1,000 minimum required; $100 Facilitator Fee

Sushi Making Class

Sushi Making Class

Discover how to create classic Japanese sushi, salmon and cucumber maki (rolled sushi), tempura and prawn temaki (hand roll), salmon and tuna nigiri (hand-pressed) and Western-style California and Alaska uramaki (inside out rolls). Techniques covered include cooking sushi rice, cutting fish & vegetables, cooking seafood and meat, making sushi and serving.

  • GROUP SIZE: 20-75 people
  • LENGTH OF TIME: 1.5-2 Hours
  • PRICING: $80.00 per person, $250.00 Chef Facilitator Fee

Southwest Salsa Making Challenge

SOUTHWEST SALSA MAKING CHALLENGE

Turn your guests into southwestern Chefs, and let their creative juices flow! We will coordinate your group into teams and send them off on a cooking adventure to create the best prize-worthy salsa.

  • GROUP SIZE: 20 - 50 people
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 hour
  • PRICE: $40 per person, $800 minimum required; $100 Facilitator Fee

Bonfire & S'mores Galore

BONFIRE & S'MORES GALORE

Capture the true essence of evenings in Santa Cruz while enjoying a night under the stars with your own private bonfire & smores experience.

  • GROUP SIZE: 10-75 people
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 - 2 hours
  • PRICE: $25 per person, $250.00 minimum

Outdoor private rental charges may apply (please check with your meeting planner)

 

Mixology

Mixology

Experience an interactive mixology class with Master Mixologist. Creating fun, engaging, educational and interactive participation of guests. With introduction to basic ingredients and methods of crafting cocktails, participate will lean the how to curate their own cocktails at the comfort of their convenience. Gin, vodka or rum based cocktails.

  • GROUP SIZE: 12-16 people
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 hour
  • PRICE: $80 per person, $960 minimum required; $100 mixologist fee

Wine Tasting Experience

Wine Tasting

Enjoy a selection of local wines from Beauregard, a local winery from the Santa Cruz Mountains. A fabulous Pre or Post dinner addition or just a way to “wine” down with the team!

  • GROUP SIZE: 10- 40 people 
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 hour
  • PRICE: $45 per person, $550 minimum required; $100 Facilitator fee

HONEY TASTING & BEE KEEPING

HONEY TASTING & BEE KEEPING

Explore the fascinating and crucially important world of a honey bee hive. Emily, of Santa Cruz Bee Company, will lead an engaging presentation about the importance of pollinators and share about the intricate society of a honey bee hive firsthand. Santa Cruz Bee Company will bring bee suits for attendees to try on for a photo shoot, beekeeping tools and equipment & various products of the hive for attendees to discover and enjoy. This event will educate individuals to fully appreciate the vital role of pollinators in our natural world and help inspire positive impact in their daily lives. The event will conclude with a honey tasting with a variety of different local and global honeys and fresh, local honeycomb and tasting pairings.

  • GROUP SIZE: 10 – 50 guests
  • LENGTH OF TIME: 1.5 hours
  • PRICING: $75 per person, $750 minimum required

*Add an Observational Hive which is a portable and fully contained glass-front bee hive containing live honey bees on a frame of honeycomb, which will dazzle attendees. Additional $185

*For groups of 20 attendees or fewer, add a 2 oz gift jar of local Santa Cruz Bee Co. Honey for each attendee, priced at $12.50 per person

Movement

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

A great way to get outside and let off steam in between meetings! Your team will receive a list of photo scenes to reenact around the resort grounds and team members must stay together as they take fun, creative, and often silly pictures in front of iconic Chaminade locations.

  • GROUP SIZE: 10 - 75 people
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 hour
  • PRICE: $20 per person: $200 minimum required; $100 Facilitator Fee

Boat Building Competition

BOAT BUILDING Competition

Creativity, communication, and reckless abandon are the ingredients for success in our popular Boat Building competition. As teams attempt to build a seaworthy craft from an assortment of materials, they will discover that working together for a common goal can be fun and rewarding! First comes the design, then the construction, and finally the race in an all-out, paddle for your life charge to the finish line.

  • GROUP SIZE: 20 - 75 people
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 – 2 hours (1.5 hours optimal)
  • PRICE: $35 per person, $700 minimum required; $100 Facilitator Fee

Guided Hike

Guided Hike

With over 3 miles of hiking trail meandering through pristine eucalyptus groves and grassy fields, you will surely feel miles away from ordinary. A variety of terrain and intensity levels on our trails will suit every guest and make your group feel refreshed!

  • GROUP SIZE: 10-30
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 hour
  • PRICE: $250 Facilitator Fee

Private Yoga

PRIVATE YOGA

Prepare yourself for a soul-soothing, blissful experience with our experienced instructors. Set your class on our Redwood Deck at sunset overlooking our Forest Valley or our Courtyard Terrace as the sun rises beyond the bay. All levels welcome.

  • GROUP SIZE: 6-30
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 hour
  • PRICE: $250 Instructor Fee

Disc Golf

DISC GOLF

It’s the fun of Frisbee combined with the strategic complexity of golf! Your group will learn the basic techniques and rules, then play a round designed to maximize participation and fun. Our local disc golf pro will consult with you about your group’s desired activity level and event objectives, then work with you to create the ideal disc golf experience on the Chaminade 9-hole disc golf course.

  • GROUP SIZE: 6-54 people
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 3 hours
  • PRICE: $95 per person utilizing loaner discs / custom discs available with additional cost

Ropes Course

Ropes Course

The Ropes Course creates a remarkable natural metaphor for flexibility and growth. Under the redwoods, you’ll work together to think strategically, set goals, and execute under pressure. The course consists of both low and high elements, and our staff will work with you to modulate the event based on your team objectives and comfort with heights. This experience is located at the beautiful Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, California.

  • GROUP SIZE: 10-80 people
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 3-4 hours
  • CONTACT: Debbie & Cabot at Synergy Learning Systems

            info@synergylearningsystems.com

Geocaching

Geocaching

The worldwide sport of geocaching with a team building twist. In Geoteaming, your group will use GPS receivers, 2–way radios, and digital cameras to locate hidden containers worth valuable “revenue” for your expedition. You'll also need to decipher visual and written clues to chart the path ahead and keep moving your team forward. Designed courses available in California at the beautiful Chaminade Resort in Santa Cruz.

  • GROUP SIZE: 20-200 people
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 3-4 hours
  • CONTACT: Debbie & Cabot at Synergy Learning Systems

           info@synergylearningsystems.com

Eggxperiment

Eggxperiment

Negotiation skills, problem solving, budgeting, cooperation, and tons of fun! Teams gather to make the ultimate egg protection device, without breaking the bank. Will yours make the drop?

  • GROUP SIZE: 20-70 people 
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 hour  
  • PRICE: $30 per person; $600 minimum required, $100 Facilitator Fee

Community

Life Cycles (Bike Building)

Life Cycles (Bike Building)

The Life Cycles program reinforces business and organizational skills through a practical philanthropic activity—building bikes. Your team experiences firsthand the influence of their actions, integrity, attention and intention on their work . . . and discovers just how much they get in return from the simple act of giving. A series of experiential activities culminates in building bicycles that will then be donated to “customers”, underserved children who will be receiving their first bike. It is truly an event unlike any other! 

  • GROUP SIZE: 12 – 150 guests 
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 2 - 4 hours 
  • CONTACT: Debbie & Cabot at Synergy Learning Systems info@synergylearningsystems.com 

OFFSITE: Native Plant Restoration & Stewardship in Tyrrell Park

OFFSITE: Native Plant Restoration & Stewardship in Tyrrell Park

It’s time to get your hands dirty! Work together as you learn about local ecology, native plants, and sustainable gardening while coming together as a community to steward Tyrrell Park through the City’s Adopt-A-Park program.

  • LOCATION: Tyrrell Park (Seabright)
  • GROUP SIZE: 10 – 20 guests
  • LENGTH OF TIME: 2 hours
  • SUGGESTED DONATION: $1,000 - $1,500
  • CONTACT: Rocio Sánchez-Nolasco rocio@santacruzmuseum.org

* OPTIONAL ADD ONS*

Boxed Lunches from Chaminade Resort ($40++ per person)

Use of outdoor amphitheater at a cost

Educational Presentation by Museum Staff

 

OFFSITE: BEACH CLEANUP AT SEABRIGHT BEACH

OFFSITE: Beach Cleanup at Seabright Beach

Help steward the ocean by removing trash and debris from our beaches, fostering a healthy and thriving ocean. Santa Cruz is connected to the Monterey Bay Ocean Sanctuary. Guided by the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, we’ll record data on the types and amount of debris collected. Then we use this information to help influence policy and increase awareness of how humans impact our environment.

  • LOCATION: Seabright Beach
  • GROUP SIZE: 10 – 80 guests
  • LENGTH OF TIME: 2 hours
  • SUGGESTED DONATION: $1,000 - $1,500
  • CONTACT: Rocio Sánchez-Nolasco rocio@santacruzmuseum.org

* OPTIONAL ADD ONS*

Boxed Lunches from Chaminade Resort ($40++ per person)

Use of outdoor amphitheater at a cost

Educational Presentation by Museum Staff

OFFSITE: Second Harvest Food Bank (Watsonville)

OFFSITE: Second Harvest Food Bank (Watsonville)

Second Harvest can provide a variety of customized group volunteer activities. They can customize a volunteer opportunity that’s right for your group.

CONTACT: Connect with Second Harvest Food Bank Directly to set up your volunteer time https://www.thefoodbank.org/group-volunteer-request-form/

Local History

OFFSITE: Indigenous Culture of the Central Coast

OFFSITE: Indigenous Culture of the Central Coast

People have lived along with the Central Coast of California for over 10,000 years. Today, the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band continues to steward this landscape as their ancestors have for millennia. Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History for an interactive program built in partnership with the Amah Mutsun, exploring the history, culture, and traditional ecological knowledge of this area’s original inhabitants.

  • LOCATION: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
  • GROUP SIZE: 10 – 20 guests
  • LENGTH OF TIME: 2 hours
  • PRICE: $900 per group

OFFSITE: West Cliff Drive Tour

OFFSITE: West Cliff Drive Tour

Visit one of Santa Cruz’s most iconic locations with the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History. Discover hidden histories through the landmarks and geology of the coastline while observing wildlife.

  • LOCATION: Santa Cruz Lighthouse, West Cliff Drive, Lighthouse Field
  • GROUP SIZE: 10 – 20 guests
  • LENGTH OF TIME: 2 hours
  • SUGGESTED DONATION: $1,500
  • CONTACT: Marisa Gomez marisa@santacruzmuseum.org

* OPTIONAL ADD ONS*

Boxed Lunches from Chaminade Resort ($40++ per person)

Use of outdoor amphitheater at a cost

Educational Presentation by Museum Staff

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