Event Spotlight: Corporate Business Meets Family Fun

You already know The Event Team organizes corporate events and activities. You already know we offer top-notch spouse tours all over Southern California. But did you know our destination management company can facilitate an entire schedule of on and off-site activities for the kiddos? Options include interactive art, zoo excursions, specialty entertainment, exciting games, fun at the beach, and more! From toddlers to teens, The Event Team has your whole family covered!

Check out these highlights from a recent four-day, 200-person program The Event Team operated out of The Lodge at Torrey Pines in San Diego, CA…

Child’s Play

Throughout the event, we offered separate onsite lounges for children and teens. Participants were able to enjoy supervised pool time, craft stations, drum circles, teambuilding-style icebreaker games like Minute to Win It and Hollywood Game Night, a Top Crust Pizza cook-off, a S’mores Challenge and more! Highlights included…

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Candy Sushi School

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Gardening Project

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Josh London Magic Show and Tutorial

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Surf School

The kids also had an opportunity for some offsite summer fun. Options included visiting the world famous San Diego Zoo, a nature walk through Torrey Pines, as well as Surf School at La Jolla Shores.

Attendee/Spouse Activities

Of course we didn’t forget about the adults! Tour options for attendees and spouses included a Coronado coast walk, shopping excursions in La Jolla and Solana Beach, a “Create a Canvas” art class, rooftop Yoga, docent-led tours of the USS Midway and Birch Aquarium, outrigger canoe teambuilding, and a VIP Cooking Demo with private chef Jodi Abel.

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Create a Canvas

Private Chef Jodi Abel

Private Chef Jodi Abel

Rooftop Yoga Space - La Jolla

Rooftop Yoga Space – La Jolla

Onsite and Offsite Events

To kick off the program, we provided Welcome Reception entertainment by local Spanish/Flamenco artist David De Alva.

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Welcome Reception

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David De Alva

Our first offsite program took place at the famous MCAS Miramar Officers’ Club. After a tour of the flight line, guests mixed and mingled with military patrons while enjoying a cocktail reception and dinner on the patio. The Event Team provided elegant décor as well as acoustic entertainment from the Nate Donnis Trio.

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MCAS Miramar Offer’s Club

Our final offsite event was a buyout of the popular La Jolla restaurant Eddie V’s where guests enjoyed tray-passed appetizers and a delicious four-course seated dinner.

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Eddie V’s La Jolla

Challenges/Triumphs

We asked our VP of Operations Paige Weeber to share some of her post-event notes with us:

“One challenge was to keep the teens entertained but also to allow them some “freedom” since they don’t need to be babysat. Our team is knowledgeable in current trends and Hollywood Game Night was a big hit! They also just wanted to be able to lounge at the pool, so we hired a lifeguard to be onsite at the pool all day to keep an eye on the kids, which also allowed the parents to feel comfortable leaving them “alone” on property.

“The client wanted to have a fun day at the beach and also be able to offer water sports to the group. Our team was able to secure a permit at the beach (no small feat during summer!) and we worked with a few local vendors to have kayaking, snorkel equipment and surf lessons available to the group at various times during the afternoon. Surfing was so popular, some guests took lessons twice in one day!”

Happy Client

All in all, this was a great event that really helped The Event Team sharpen our skills with Corporate-Family hybrid events. And the best part was – we made our client happy! Check out what she had to say:

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Want to Learn More?

If you’re interested in learning how The Event Team can incorporate children’s activities into your next corporate meeting, contact us today! Mention the code KIDS for special rates on youth-centered teambuilding and tour options.