Whether you’re looking to strengthen your company’s team, grow closer as a family, teach your cub scouts new skills, or find some new group activities for your youth group, the Smokies offers some great team-building activities. Getting your group to work together in unconventional ways is sure to yield great results.
If you’re making plans for a youth group or kids’ team, they’ll learn valuable life skills like trusting others, stepping up as leaders, and working as a team. Families will learn more about communicating and helping each other. Coworkers will find opportunities to challenge and encourage each other, get to know each other on a more personal level, learn to work better together, and get a big boost to morale by getting out of the office. You can do the typical trust falls and games, but we think these team-building activities in the Smokies will be much more memorable!
Smoky Mountain Guides
As one of our Cabins for YOU partners, Smoky Mountain Guides offers discounts when you stay with us. They also boast some of the best team-building activities in the area, catering to all size groups and offering unique team opportunities and programs that get you out of the office and classroom and into the great outdoors.
They have some great guided hikes, tours, and specialty trips already created, but they do their best work when they’re given the flexibility to create something specifically for your group. They can create custom scavenger hunts, Map & Compass programs, exciting murder mysteries, ropes course programs, whitewater rafting trips, events at local wineries and distilleries, and so much more. They even offer corporate retreats for an entire weekend away. If you’re looking for a completely customized experience for your group – all facilitated by knowledgeable and talented guides, Smoky Mountain Guides is the place to go.
Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
The idea of jumping out of a plane may be too intense for a lot of groups. In fact, it’s probably a tough sell for most groups. And if your team-building is focused on a kids’ group, it’s out of the question. In Pigeon Forge, you can have the excitement of skydiving without actually jumping out of a plane! And there are no set age restrictions, although kids must weigh at least 40 pounds and be able to pay attention to (and follow) an instructor’s directions. They also offer facility rentals for groups, so you can book the whole place for your group outing or day of team building.
The Escape Game
Another Cabins for YOU partner, The Escape Game in Pigeon Forge is a great team-building attraction for businesses, but also for families and smaller groups. You’re locked in a room with your group, with only up to an hour to escape. You have to solve riddles, decode messages, figure out puzzles, and find clues to break out in time. That’s a lot of motivation to work together! This immersive experience is fun and addictive, and it was a great team-building tool for our marketing and reservations teams at Cabins for YOU!
WonderWorks isn’t just for kids. It’s a great team-building attraction for any type of group, and they can accommodate 15-275 in their private event room and up to 1,000 when you rent out the entire building! WonderWorks also caters to youth groups, offering lunch options, overnight lock-in facilities, and interactive scavenger hunts!
Smoky Mountain Ziplines
If your group is looking for some high-adrenaline fun, check out Smoky Mountain Ziplines. Their canopy tour with experience guides is a fun, safe way to break out of the office norm (or get the kids away from the TV) and spend some time together. Everyone can let loose (and maybe see a manager in an unflattering helmet and harness) and spend time getting to know each other better on a more personal level. Getting some fresh air is also a great morale booster – especially when it’s the fresh mountain air of the Great Smoky Mountains! Bonus: As one of our Cabins for YOU partners, you’ll save at Smoky Mountain Ziplines when you stay with us!
Large Group Lodges
If you’re planning a group trip to the Smoky Mountains, consider getting a cabin instead of hotel rooms. Instead of being separated over lots of crowded hotel rooms, you can all stay in a spacious, comfortable cabin that boasts a living room where you can hang out together, a fully equipped kitchen for group meals in the cabin, Wi-Fi, and tons of amenities you wouldn’t get in a hotel. Each of our large group cabins is uniquely designed, boasting everything from private indoor pools, movie rooms (with theater-style seating), and rec rooms with tons of games to double appliances in the kitchen, multiple levels of decks (with hot tubs), and dining areas that can seat your entire group!