CORPORATE RETREATS & GROUP ADVENTURES
There’s no better way to bond with your group or work friends than a guided National Park adventure! Through our customized, guided corporate retreats in Yosemite and Olympic national parks, each group takes on the challenges and thrills of the wilderness together, enriching relationships, building rapport, and bonding as a team!
Our fun, energetic, and knowledgeable guides are trained to use exercises and daily debriefs to draw connections between the wilderness adventure and the adventures a team may face in daily life at work. Our goal is for each participant to finish the adventure with a greater appreciation for themselves, their teammates, and the natural world. We pride ourselves on offering a stress-free environment where company members can escape the daily routine and technologies, and truly enjoy all that the outdoors have to offer! Personal and/or team goals and outcomes will be established through pre-consultation, and each corporate retreat is custom-designed to fit your timeline, skill sets, and interests!
Interested in booking a private trip for your organization? Please inquire using our Group/Organization Inquiry Form. We review and reply directly to group inquiries within three business days.
CUSTOM PRE-CONSULTATION FOR EVERY TRIP
Every corporate retreat or group adventure begins with a consultation session with our expert admin team. Our goal is to thoroughly understand you and/or your group’s needs and goals both personally and professionally, so we can maximize the value of the adventure based on your needs. Whether your group wants an invigorating backcountry adventure (while also full of rest and relaxation), or a more structured program with activities built around your goals and desired outcomes, we can custom-create a guided wilderness adventure for you! Along with being expert backcountry chefs, park historians, and certified medical practitioners, our guides are trained facilitators in Adventure Based Programming, and use adventure and wilderness activities as metaphors for the challenges we face in our personal and professional lives.
Through pre-consultation, we design the perfect adventure for groups interested in ANY of these initiatives
- Individuals and/or groups that just need to “get-away”
- Individuals and/or groups that are looking for a refresher
- Individuals and/or groups (similar to Dan below) that need an alternative to “Burning Man”
- Individuals and/or groups that need specific skill-building and leadership development
- Individuals and/or groups looking to embrace the environment and sustainability.
- Leadership teams and/or groups that need a chance to redefine team values and goals.
“The Lasting Adventures team provided the best backpacking experience we could’ve asked for! They had the logistics dialed, are amazing backcountry chefs, are stellar guides and overall, provide an amazing experience in the Yosemite backcountry. Super excited to come back to Yosemite just to hang out with the Lasting Adventures crew!”
–GoPro employee, attendee of 2019 GoPro team retreat
“I just completed an eight day custom trip in Yosemite which was my 1st backpacking experience. Our 3 guides did a great job leading us through the wilderness, keeping us fed, and informing us about the park. I appreciated the encouragement and confidence they gave me while I struggled (yes, struggled) on some of the high altitude passes. Lasting Adventures supplied all of my equipment (pack, sleeping bag, pad, and tent) which was high quality and comfortable. I highly recommend Lasting Adventures as a great way to explore Yosemite, especially for first timers.”
–ClifBar employee, attendee of 2014 ClifBar corporate summit“Whether as part of a team or personally, my yearly Yosemite adventure with Lasting Adventures is essentially my new Burning Man.”–Daniel VanBeek, CEO at T-Graphics West
Our Corporate Retreats Are…
REFRESHING. A fully supported backpacking trip into the Yosemite backcountry. Reaching the summits of major peaks. Camping besides high alpine lakes. Hiking besides towering waterfalls. Fishing, swimming, taking time to rest, relax, and reflect.
CHALLENGING. Although trips are custom designed, most travel an average of 4-8 miles per-day, and sometimes over challenging terrain at high altitude while carrying a backpack weighing anywhere from 30-60lbs. (Everyone’s pack weight will be proportionate to respective body sizes). Conditions in the backcountry are far removed from your daily routine, which can be very challenging for some. However, this part of the experience is what really encompasses the ‘escape and renewal’ aspects of our adventure programs. Optional side-hikes to the peaks of major Yosemite icons are included as are cold soap-less baths in a high alpine lakes and/or rivers. We love it all and so will you!
TEAM ORIENTED. As our guides consistently emphasize safety first and provide unconditional support throughout the trek, an emphasis will be placed on working together as a team. As challenges present themselves, participants can expect to receive support from our expert guide staff, but also from each other. We feel it is very important to give praise and kudos as well as to receive them; so we make time for this type of daily reflection.
SIMPLY FUN. Our daily schedule includes many opportunities for play and many more opportunities for laughter. We even practice laughing without showing our teeth. 🙂
Our cost varies depending on your group. Pricing starts at $250 per day per person. Contact us to discuss multiple person discounts. For youth groups and other non-profits we will offer special discounted pricing options that are reflected on our Outdoor Education link.
Included: Our trained and experienced guides/facilitators, all insurance and permits, all meals on the trail, all necessary equipment (backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, eating gear), a souvenir t-shirt, and memories to last a lifetime!
Everyone has a right to our beautiful public lands and should have the privilege to experience them. We strive to provide these opportunities to those who might otherwise be unable to participate because of cost. If your group or organization is interested in applying for financial assistance, please fill out the “Scholarship Details” section that is embedded in the Group/Organization Inquiry Form.
Orientation At Your Site
A recommended, but not required add-on, is a group orientation at our site. This half-day orientation will begin with introductions and team building similar to that we use during our trips. Setting some group expectations and goals for the trip will be a goal during this time, and we will do so in a fun way! Lastly, we will also go over maps, equipment, introduce Leave no Trace principals, and review information on Yosemite. There is an additional cost for the facilitator’s time and travel.
Please complete the form above or contact us at [email protected] to inquire about your group or corporate program.