Best Corporate Retreat Locations in Southern Ontario
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make your employees’ jobs all work and no fun.
In fact, having a little fun can reenergize and refocus employees which increases employee engagement and team collaboration.
And what’s the best way to add a little excitement to employee work life? … Offsite corporate retreats!
Corporate retreats create an opportunity to communicate company values, employee roles, and develop organizational culture.
Offsite retreats are not only educational but are also beneficial in boosting morale and increasing motivation throughout your entire startup staff making them a rewarding investment.
Now that you’ve committed yourself to hosting an offsite retreat for you and your startup team, you need to figure out what locations work best for you.
When planning an offsite retreat it’s important to keep in mind what you think your team would enjoy, what budget you have to work with, and how much time you have to spend. These decisions will be deciding factors on the offsite retreat venue that you choose.
To help you narrow down your search, I have created a quick guide to the top five offsite retreat locations in Southern Ontario. Each review includes details about the venue, why we love it, and a quick little summary of amenities, cost, and food.
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5. The Hollows Camp
The Hollows Camp is an amazing environment located just 27 minutes outside of Barrie, Ontario. The camp boasts a land of 87 acres made up of rolling hills and lush forest. Our favourite thing about the Hollows Camp is the number of activities to experience. There is something for every team member to enjoy from an Olympic grade trampoline to yoga. For a quick little summary, check out the graph below. If you’re interested in booking their venue follow this link to The Hollows Camp’s Event Page.
4. Huff Estates Inn and Winery
For those who are on the classier side, Huff Estates and Winery is just the place. Nestled in the heart of Prince Edward County, this unique destination not only provides fantastic wine, but also great food, beautiful views, fine art, and deluxe accommodations. Why do we love it? … Because it’s the perfect place to help you and your team relax and unwine 😉. To learn more about the locations and what retreat packages they offer check out their Corporate Page.
3. Camp Ooch Muskoka
If you’re looking for a secluded getaway, you might like this private 400 wooded acre lake paradise just minutes outside of Rosseau, Ontario. Bonus – it’s opened all year round! Our favourite part about this facility is the positive social footprint you leave when renting these facilities. By renting Camp Ooch facilities, support kids affected by childhood cancers as all rental proceeds go towards sending kids to camp. To do your part and to help kids be kids check out the Camp Ooch Homepage.
2. Whispering Springs
If you and your team are feeling bougie then this is the place for you. The Whispering Spring Wilderness Retreat is perfectly equipped to accommodate all of your corporate needs and goals. They offer luxurious glamping accommodations with picturesque views, and are also within close proximity to Toronto. For your next premier corporate retreat destination check out the Whispering Spring Corporate Camps and Retreats Page.
1. Camp Smitty
If campfires and outdoor activities are for you then you’d love Camp Smitty. From swimming, to canoeing, to beach volleyball, this campground has all of the classic summer activities to make you feel like a kid again. You and your team will have so much fun here that your employees will be begging you to stay. And the best part about it? It has a private beach location on the waterfront of Mink Lake. Trust me, this is a location you don’t want to pass up. For more information on the location and activities offered check out Camp Smitty’s Group Rental Page.
By providing your team with an offsite retreat you create a lasting impact on team dynamics which strengthen the foundation of your entire startup.
If your startup is looking to improve team dynamics, develop a strategic plan to scale your team, or is just looking for a fun weekend to kick-back and refocus then checkout our Retreats Page to see what packages* we offer.
*We can book you and your team a retreat at any of the locations listed above.