A scavenger hunt is a lot of fun, a strong relationship-builder, an active way to get to know a city or resort location and an excellent team building activity for your next event. Of particular relevance to corporate groups, participants are more successful in our team building programs if they use business skills such as problem-solving, creativity, time management, prioritization and decision-making.
We offer scavenger hunts in cities and resorts around the world. Whether your group is in the USA, Canada, the UK or Australia, we can do it for you. We can also help you elsewhere… Europe? Asia? Somewhere else? Let us know. We can help. Our scavenger hunts work everywhere!
Our scavenger hunts can be run at any time of year. Short timelines? No problem – we can arrange your scavenger hunt on very short notice and with little time and effort required by you.
Our scavenger hunts are designed for both small and large groups. There is no group size that we can’t handle! We have a variety of pricing options to suit your budget and the specific needs of your group.
How it Works
Your group is split into teams. Each team downloads the Scavenger Hunt Anywhere App onto their smart phone(s). A minimum of one smart phone per team is required. This can be an iPhone, Android or Blackberry Z10/Q10.
All tasks are listed within the app in three categories: trivia, photos and checkpoints. The checkpoints are for full-service programs and at those stops along the way, teams get additional tasks like solving riddles.
All tasks can be completed on foot and there is no driving. Each item is worth a certain number of points and the team with the most points wins. The hunt is designed to fill the amount of time you have for the event. We recommend 2-3 hours.
Our hunt technology has been designed so that the results of the program are immediately available and can be presented to the group right away. Photos that the teams take are downloadable and provided to you immediately after the hunt.
More About Our Scavenger Hunts
Our scavenger hunts have been designed by team building experts who come from a corporate background. We know how to engage your participants because our programs are only provided to corporate groups. You can expect scavenger hunt content that is thoughtful, intelligent and politically correct.
Furthermore, we seek to challenge the business skills of your participants. It is not enough to have an amazing race to the finish – you are not looking to challenge the fitness level of your participants, are you? Instead, our program is designed to challenge your group’s ability to prioritize, have a strategy, allocate roles on the team, manage their time, think outside the box and consider what the competition is doing. Think of it like cross-training for business people!
So we’ve arranged our scavenger hunts to be unlike a treasure hunt. A treasure hunt is a sequence of clues or tasks in different locations, each clue leading to the next, until the final destination is reached. There are two reasons why we don’t do it that way. First, a treasure hunt format tends to challenge a group’s fitness level because it is like a race. Second, a treasure hunt format means that teams will arrive at the end destination at different times. Imagine if you have a restaurant reservation for the end of your hunt at 5pm. What will teams do if they finish promptly at 4:15pm? Or if they arrive late at 5:30pm? In a scavenger hunt format, all teams arrive at the end location at the desired time, which is what you want.
How long do our scavenger hunts last? They are designed to last anywhere from 90 minutes to 4 hours of hunt time. Every client that we deal with is unique, so rather than adjusting your agenda to fit into our scavenger hunt, we customize our scavenger hunt to fit into your agenda.
How much work is it to organize? We seek to minimize the amount of time and effort required by our clients. Once you have booked with us, we need less than 30 minutes of your time. All we need to know is the date, time and location. We also recommend that our clients divide the group up into teams, but if you don’t have time for that, we can do it for you! We handle the rest.
Start and Finish Locations
Typically our team building scavenger hunts take place in the downtown area of a city. The best start and finish locations depend on each client because each situation is different. The start point can be at your office, your conference room, a restaurant or if the group is not based downtown, then we can suggest a location to start at.
The best finish location is a restaurant with a private section. When the scavenger hunt is done, your group has happy hour while we present the results, which are immediately available. In most locations, we can make venue recommendations based on what other groups have done in the past.
NEW! Downloadable metrics inform clients which tasks were completed. Ideal for clients who want to measure engagement with custom content! Add questions to the hunt about your company or meeting content and then after the hunt you can look at the metrics to see which questions were answered correctly, incorrectly or not at all.
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