Legendary former Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson once said, "the strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." If you’re looking to build a strong team, or looking to build upon a great team bond, look no further than these team-building activities DuPage has to offer.
Fun and Games with Your Team
Game time is all the time at WhirlyBall Naperville. Play an exciting team-building game that combines basketball, lacrosse, hockey, and bumper cars. Afterwards, try your hand at HyperBowling or Laser Tag. Grab some eats and drinks in the contemporary bar and restaurant.
Eat, bowl, and play at Main Event Entertainment. Play billiards, laser tag, over 100 arcade games, or travel over the gravity ropes suspended 20 feet above the arcade floor. When it’s time to recharge from the fun, snack on mouthwatering appetizers and entrees from their quality menu.
Have the need for speed? Challenge your teammates to a race at K1 Speed. Feel the speed and torque of a 100% electric, zero-emissions kart. Know the thrill and excitement of racing along a winding track with quick turns to test your driving skills. See who comes out on top as the winner.
Activate your sense of excitement by visiting The Forge: Lemont Quarries, the nation’s largest outdoor adventure park. The park has over 300 rope climbing elements of varying difficulty so you can challenge yourself the way you want. It’s also a great way to encourage and challenge your teammates to build trust with one another.
Make Pizza with Your Team
The North American Pizza & Culinary Academy (NAPCA) is truly unique for a team building experience. NAPCA is the second official Scuola Italiana Pizzaioli school in the U.S. and one of only 20 worldwide. Try a hands-on or demonstration culinary workshop taught by a certified instructor – your reward is a delicious meal for your group.
Strike Out with Your Team
Pinstripes is a great place to host your team building event. Easily spend several hours here with fueling up on food and then trying your hand at bowling, bocce, or both! They also offer weekly specials and happy hour options.
Tee off with Your Team
Puttshack is a great place to go for some friendly competition. The classic game of mini golf is now upgraded with innovative technology. Crowd favorite mini golf holes include Beer Pong, the Prize Wheel, and Ring of Fire. Play on one of four unique courses while enjoying lively music, Instagram-friendly aesthetics, world-class cuisine, and crafted cocktails.
Create Your Own Adventure
All hotels and venues are within a few minutes of green space ready for exploration. With over 500 miles of recreational trails, you can lead your team on a hike at one of our many forest preserves. You can also venture down the Illinois Prairie Path, the first successful rail-to-trail conversion in the United States. It's also considered a main artery connecting communities, making it easy to explore one of our many charming downtowns.
Looking for other outdoor team-building activities? You can rent canoes, kayaks, rowboats, and paddle boats or try your hand at archery. Make it a challenge: race your teammates on the water, or see who can score the most points!
Bring the Team Building to You
If you’re looking to keep the team-building activities in the office or at your event venue, we have options that can bring the fun to you.
U.S. Poker & Casino Parties is the premier interactive entertainment company in DuPage. While their main focus is Casino Night parties, they also have game shows, trivia, bingo, and other entertainment activities. If your staff works from home, they are also able to host virtual team-building activities with virtual casino experiences using the latest technology, a live table, and a dealer—simple as that!
Want to explore your creative side? The Collective Lifestyle Boutique & Makery is another option that can bring the team building to your location. Owner Autumn Geist can collaborate and create an experience completely unique to you and your team. From painting, knitting, and jewelry making, you can make something completely individual to yourself, yet be in the company of your team. If you want to get out of the office, the Makery also holds a variety of classes in the store.