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7 Awesome Outdoor Team Building Activities In Reno

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There’s nothing like a bit of Vitamin D to get your team out of its shell! With over 300 sunny days a year, Reno makes an excellent spot for outdoor activities. Building relationships outside the comforts of the cubicle can help foster stronger connections and create memories that bond them for years to come. But, of course, getting some extra physical activity to boost health and wellness is the gravy on top.

Team BBQ 

A team BBQ is an easy, low-effort way to get your team together outdoors. You can arrange for catering to help keep the focus on the team building, without anybody worrying if the burgers are burning. Bring some cornhole, ring toss, or other outdoor games to get the competitive spirit going. If you want to incorporate team building into the BBQ itself, you can make it potluck style, where everyone brings a dish. You can even turn it into a team competition, with categories like “best dry-rub” or “best side dish.” 

Scavenger Hunt 

A scavenger hunt is a fun and engaging way to connect with coworkers. Create fun challenges by asking your team to collect photos and videos or solve riddles. Coming together to solve the scavenger hunt will help your team connect and encourage communication. If you need a little help getting started, try the Scavify app, designed for putting together scavenger hunts. The app has pre-made scavenger hunts, or you can customize one for your team. 

Indulge in a Food Tour 

Food is the universal connector, and there is no better way to get your team to come together than over some delicious food. At Reno Food Tours, we’ve crafted our tours to do just that. Our corporate team building tours can bring any team together. No matter how big or small, we can take you on a delicious adventure that will get your team smiling, laughing, and chatting over some of the best food Reno offers. So whether you are a local team who wants to delve deeper into Reno’s food scene, or a visiting company that wants to bond while exploring a new city, we can craft the tour for you. 

Stretch It Out 

Yoga has been shown to release endorphins, purge negative energy and help your body feel its best. These are just a few reasons a group yoga session makes an excellent team-building experience. If your team has been spending too much time in the office, an outdoor yoga class is a great way to reduce stress, build confidence and focus on wellness. For an extra dose of team bonding, ask your yoga instructor to incorporate poses that involve working with a partner. Reno has tons of great studios that you can work with to craft your perfect yoga session. 


Not only is paintball a fun and colorful outdoor activity, but it’s also an excellent venue for your team to showcase leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. While Reno doesn’t have a year-round paintball facility, they do have opportunities for paintball throughout the year. Get more information on organizing a paintball event by contacting Reno Respawn Paintball. In addition, every fall, Andelin Family Farm hosts Zombie Paintball, where participants armed with paintball guns board a battle bus and drive the farm hunting zombies. 

Boat Ride 

Even though Reno is less than an hour from the paradise of Lake Tahoe, many locals don’t get the chance to enjoy the lake as much as they wish they could. Help your team fall in love with the Reno Tahoe area by taking them on a Lake Tahoe boat trip. There are many great tour boat companies around the lake. One popular option is MS Dixie II, a 500-passenger paddle wheeler that offers daytime and sunset cruises over Tahoe’s crystal clear waters. 

Charity Event 

Bring your team together by focusing on doing things for others. Reno has many incredible nonprofits. You can have your group choose a cause they care about and organize a fundraising event, such as a walk-a-thon or bike build-a-thon, to raise money for the cause. You can also reach out to a local nonprofit to organize a volunteer day or check out to find nonprofits looking for volunteers.