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My First Escape Room Experience – Refreshing Mountain’s “Funding the Dream” Room

If you have ever wanted to have an adventure, but couldn’t find the right option for your group or even yourself, then you need to look into a live actor escape room. New and exciting challenges are around every corner. The challenges are ahead of you, and you have no choice but to solve the…

4 Activities that Promote Teambuilding for the Family

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Teamwork is essential for sports, school projects, business projects, and for most real-life situations we find ourselves in. This includes family. As important as it is to be together as a family—what’s matters more is being able to work together in unity with your parents, kids, or siblings. If you have a family dynamic like…

The Importance of Teambuilding in 2022

It’s been a little over two years since COVID hit, and if you haven’t heard of COVID by now, you should get out more. When the pandemic began, we lost connection with a lot of people, and for many of us it meant we were isolated in our houses, or maybe cooped up with family….

Refreshing Mountain Staff Bio for Joel Brown

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Joel Brown is the Activities Overseer and Teambuilding Coordinator at Refreshing Mountain. His job, as in his title, is to oversee that all activities are scheduled accordingly and can run, to check for available staff for said activities and to make sure everything in the activities run smoothly. He trains and motivates the staff and…

Best Indoor Activities for Large Groups

Whether you have a group of ten or one hundred, it can be interesting trying to find some games that work for everyone (or, at least, most people). If it’s a rainy day or dreary outside, some of those recreational activities may require a little more creativity if you weren’t planning on the weather change….

How to Have Better Fellowship with Your Coworkers

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Connection. Teamwork. Fellowship. Those words—and words similar—have significance when it comes to developing a strong team. Are those words that describe you and your team? How can your group connect on a deeper level other than work projects? At Refreshing Mountain, I have had the privilege and opportunity to connect and develop friendships with many…

Choosing a Corporate Teambuilding Event

Teambuilding is like a sandwich – lots of options without a clear definition for its content (Ham? Reuben? Bologna?).  Sandwiches are also delicious; though that’s beside the point of this post.   Choosing a corporate teambuilding event begins by understanding the intended outcome of events.  The intended outcome should be the starting point of any event…

Trust at Work: What Trust Can Do for the Workplace

There’s nothing quite like a good Trust Fall to establish discomfort and raise insecurities in a team.  (Not familiar with the Trust Fall?  There are some YouTube videos or Google images that could catch you up.)  Though often associated with team building, Trust Falls have become an outdated and rarely used element for building trust…

Employee Wellness 101: Defining and Integrating the Buzzword

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Google is a worldwide name: founded in 1998, the company has become one of the most profitable and fastest growing search engines in the world.  Google has also held the #1 slot in Fortune’s “Best Places to Work” eight of the last eleven years. How does Google accomplish these two noteworthy titles?  This company titan…

Top Team Bonding Activities For CoWorkers and Employees

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The average contemporary office is made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds, abilities and interests. Oftentimes, the abundance of work and separation of duties prevents employees from developing meaningful relationships with one another. If you own or manage a business, do your staff a favor by devoting some time to team bonding activities. Community Service…