Destination Hotels offers a slew of eco-friendly team building activities for groups looking to give back this Earth Day.
Whether attendees want to save Vermont’s bat population or learn how to make a terrarium, here are six properties in the Destination Hotels portfolio that offer nature-inspired experiences.
This property in Stowe, Vt., keeps attendees entertained with adult laser tag and a “Survivor” inspired competition, but it also offers an activity to help save Vermont’s bat population. Groups will be led by experienced naturalists from local Sunrise Mountain Guides to construct bat houses and learn how they impact the survival rate of the area’s bats.
Located on Isle of Palms, S.C., Wild Dunes Resort offers groups an oystering or clamming clinic in which attendees will board a private boat charter to learn the ins and outs of the local oystering and clamming industries. The experience will take attendees on a tour of the Lowcountry’s Intracoastal Waterway and includes a Low Country Boil on Caper’s Island. Bottlenose dolphins, osprey, pelicans, herons and egrets will welcome groups along the way.
Located in San Antonio, La Cantera Resort & Spa is creating a Water for People cocktail in time for Earth Day. The blend of Absolut Elyx, Moet et Chandon Ice, Giffard Strawberry, pink peppercorn syrup and lemon serves four attendees. Those who order it will support a five-year mission between Water for People and Absolut Elyx that provides more than 100,000 people worldwide access to safe water.
Ice carving isn’t only done by professionals. At Manor Vail Lodge in Vail, Colo., attendees can take to the ice and learn how to carve their own sculptures from a professional ice carver.
In Cle Elum, Wash., Suncadia offers group an idyllic, 6,000-acre retreat, complete with picturesque hiking trails along the Cle Elum river corridor. In between exploring the outdoors, groups can participate in an Eco DIY project. Attendees will use recycled and reused materials from areas around the resort to remember the importance of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra.
This San Jose, Calif., property was restored to its original Jazz Age glory when it underwent a major renovation in 2015. Adding to that energy are some of the hotel’s popular team building activities, including Plant Nite, a social and cocktail-fueled terrarium-making event for groups.