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Team Building at Chaminade Resort & Spa



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.

Chaminade Signature Classics

Most experiences can be tailored to fit your schedule and group size.  All prices subject to service charge and applicable taxes.  

Egg Protection Device*

Egg Protection Device

Like the traditional Egg Drop, the Egg Protection Device team building activity introduces your attendees to negotiation skills, problem solving and promotes cooperation.

  • GROUP SIZE: 10 - 75 people 
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 hour  
  • PRICE: $30 per person; $550 minimum required, $100 Facilitator Fee

Boat Building*

Boat Building

Creativity, communication, and reckless abandon are the ingredients for success in our popular Boat Building program. As teams attempt to build a seaworthy craft from a seemingly random assortment of materials, they will discover that working together for a common goal can be more fun and rewarding than they ever imagined. First comes the design, then the construction, and finally the race: an all-out, paddle-for-your-life charge to the finish line. Will your boat go the distance? 

  • GROUP SIZE: 10 - 75 people 
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 – 2 hours (1.5 hours optimal)
  • PRICE: $35 per person, $700 minimum required $100 Facilitator Fee per hour

Scavenger Hunt*

Scavenger Hunt

A great way to let off steam between meetings. Explore our resort and collect a set of items, just like a traditional scavenger hunt.

  • GROUP SIZE: 10 - 75 people 
  • PRICE: $20 per person: $400 minimum required, $100 Facilitator Fee

Chili Cook Off*

Chili Cook Off

We invite your group to become chili chefs in a festive atmosphere, complete with cowboy hats, color coordinated bandanas and chili pepper lights, while building communication and leadership skills. 

  • GROUP SIZE: 20 – 50 people 
  • PRICE: $60 per person, $1,200 minimum required

Southwest Salsa Challenge*

Southwest Salsa Challenge

Let us take your group and turn them into southwestern chefs! We will coordinate your group into cooking teams and give them colored bandannas to differentiate them from each other. Though each group receives the same ingredients and cooking stations, its up to the team to determine the recipe to their winning salsa. 



  • GROUP SIZE: 20 - 50 people 
  • PRICE: $40 per person, $800 minimum required

Experiential Activities (onsite)

Most experiences can be tailored to fit your schedule and group size.  All prices subject to service charge and applicable taxes.  

Synergy Learning Systems - Challenge Ropes Course

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 www.synergylearningsystems.com 

Wine Tasting Experience

Wine Tasting

Enjoy a selection of local wines while learning about the characteristics, growing regions and subtle differences.  This is a fun team event that provides a great lead-in to a celebratory evening meal.  

  • GROUP SIZE: 20 - 50 people 
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 - 2 hours
  • PRICE: $35 per person, $300 minimum required

S'mores Galore

S'mores Galore

Imagine… twinkling stars, crisp evening weather, the heat of a great bonfire and beautiful sunset views.  Capture the true essence of evenings in Santa Cruz with one of Chaminade's exclusive bonfires.  Are you up to the challenge of creating the perfect S’more?

  • GROUP SIZE: 20-50 people 
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 1 - 2 hours
  • PRICE: $20 per person, $300 minimum required

Craft Chocolate Tasting With Mutari Chocolate

Craft Chocolate Tasting

Sip, taste and learn about craft chocolate making from local chocolatier Mutari Craft Chocolate House. This craft chocolating tasting can also be a FUN and interactive offsite adventure to Mutari Craft Chocolate House in downtown Santa Cruz. Ask your planner for additional information!

  • GROUP SIZE: 8-20 people 
  • PRICE: $315 - $475 flat rate depending on size of group. Inquire for pricing of groups 20+.

Farm to Table Wine Dinner Experience

Farm to Table Wine Dinners

Chaminade Resort & Spa partners with local wineries and farms to bring out the best flavors of Santa Cruz County.

  • GROUP SIZE: 40-80 people 
  • LENGTH OF PROGRAM: 2.5 hours
  • PRICE: $120 per person

1UP Events

1Up Events

Chaminade partners with 1Up Events to offer specialty teambuilding adventures and specialized meeting add-ons. From food to animals, to games, 1 Up Events has something for everyone.

Corporate Cooking Team Building

Executive Chef Events

Any event takes a team effort to handle all of the details. Let Iron Chef be part of your team! They will design a unique and memorable culinary event tailored to your needs.

Experiential Activities (Offsite)

Guided Wine & Beer Tasting

Santa Cruz Experience

Offering many modes of transportation, wine and brew tours are a specialty with knowledgeable and professional drivers..

Santa Cruz Brew Cruz - Private Tours Available

A private tour includes a 4 hour drive around scenic Santa Cruz on our beautifully restored, unique 1989 school bus, 'Betty Jane', a pint for each passenger at each of the 3 breweries we choose to stop at, tours with the brewmasters, beer history, music on-board and many unforgettable memories! Passengers are allowed to bring their own beer tasters and snacks on the bus to enjoy during the ride. Click the link below to learn more about this unique Santa Cruz Adventure!

Guided Bike Adventures

The Ride Guides

If you’re tired of all the same old “team building” experiences and are looking for a unique adventure for your group this is it. The Ride Guides will lead your group outdoors on a mountain bike ride and challenge them both mentally and physically while giving them an opportunity to refresh their relationships in a totally new environment.

The Ride Guides handles all the logistics of your unique outing. We’ll select an ideal venue for your event and provide professional guides and coaches, bikes, trail food, permits, and address all the details to suit your group’s unique needs.

Guided Hiking

Mountain Sea Adventures

With a decade of experience guiding all over the world with National Geographic and Backroads, Mountain Sea Adventures boasts outstanding leaders, professional service and unique experiences found nowhere else. *Guided hikes can also be hosted in Chaminade's trail system*

Beach Boardwalk Fun

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is recognized as the best seaside park in the world. A vibrant, bustling amusement park is renowned for its great rides, remarkable history, spectacular beach setting, and 
friendly attitude.

Zip-lining and Canopy Tours

Mount Hermon Adventures

Feel the air through your hair on this THRILLING zip-line, aerial adventure in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Not far from us, the Mount Hermon Adventure team will work with you to meet your team building / experiential offsite adventure needs.

Sailing on the Monterey Bay

Chardonnay Sailing

Experience the natural beauty the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary offer. Keep it laid back and enjoy the view or get in there with the team and learn to sail. Whatever you choose we highly recommended Chardonnay Sailing Charters for your sailing adventure!