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Team Building and Corporate Groups

Double JJ Resort specializes in corporate outings, retreats, and team-building activities for groups of 35 or more.  Our specialists can put together a customized package to meet your needs.  With function spaces to fit all sizes, settings and 1,200 acres of fun things to do… your group will be talking about your event for years to come.

If you have a group of 35 or more, contact our group sales department at 231.894.3914
or make a Request for Proposal Online to book your event today!

Team Building

The Double JJ Ranch, Waterpark and Golf Resort have many opportunities for you to work and grow with your team. We offer a comprehensive menu of strategically-designed games, challenges and adventures.

The Ranch Race

  1. Group will split into 2 teams and load into shuttles where they will each have their own host who will explain the race.
  2. Group will have to LISTEN to the Host as he/she gives a tour of the ranch.
  3. Group will start the “race” at the back 40 barn where they will learn to “saddle up” a horse. Each team will have to properly saddle up their own horse before moving on.
  4. Group will then have to run to Town Hall and roll 2 “snake eyes” on the giant dice.
  5. Group will then run to the “Cornhole” boards where EVERY team member will have to get one bean bag into the opening.
  6. Group will then run to campground where they will find their supplies to build a fire. Once the fire reaches 3” the team can move on.
  7. Group will then get back into shuttle bus and quickly look at 1 family cabin and 1 log home remembering as much about it as they can. Hurry back to get on shuttle bus…this IS a competition.
  8. Shuttle bus will then take teams back to Shooter’s deck for a quick quiz about what they learned on their tour.
  9. The first team to finish the race including the quiz will pick their “leader” and that person will win the grand price. Everyone participating will receive an ice cream voucher.

Clown Rodeo

This evening will present the magic of rodeo in a light hearted way that will bring the crowd into the event. This rodeo will push the bounds of normal, where cowboys ride stick horses and clowns ride prancing steeds. Robbers will hold up stage coaches and the children will solve the crime. There will be challenges and triumphs, along with a lot of dirt and make-up. Rain or shine we will put on our chaps, spurs, and red noses as the overall goal of this rodeo is to bring laughter into the lives of the audience/participants.

The rodeo can consist of 4 total possible events (or as many as you choose for custom timing): Barrel, poles, saddle-up, and goat tying (with a twist).

NOTES: No riding of horses will happen on this team building event. It is not a competition

Custom Team Building Option

Pick 3 of the following events to host a full day team building. Note that some are much more feasible for rainy days or not. $45per Person.

Blindfolded and under pressure, the group have to work together in a race against the clock to put up a tent. Blindfold tent build is a great challenge for developing communication and leadership skills.

The group stands in an inward facing circle and is asked to throw juggling balls amongst the group in a specific order. As the activity develops more juggling balls are introduced and the pressure to work well as a group increases.

The objective of this challenge is for the team to work together to navigate a ball around a tarpaulin for as long as possible without the ball falling through a hole or off the tarp completely.

Starting in a circle, participants connect hands with two others people in the group to form the human knot. As a team they must then try to unravel the “human knot” by untangling themselves without breaking the chain of hands.

The team stands in a circle and hold hands. Start one hula-hoop hanging (or bungee) over one pair of joined hands. Each person in the circle must pass the hoop/loop over him/herself and on to the next person whilst staying connected at all times.

Teams are given a magic cane (also known as helium stick) which they must lower to the ground, using just their index fingers. All participants must remain in contact with it at all times what seems like a simple task, can become incredibly frustrating and funny for all involved.

The team race against the clock to retrieve and move as many tennis balls from one bucket to another, without using their hands or arms.

Pairs sit back-to-back, arms linked and have to stand up together. When successful make a 4 and do the same.

Make a rock skip 3 times before moving onto next challenge.

In this activity, the team is tasked with the challenge of immersing an inflated balloon underwater for at least 5 seconds, using only the materials provided.

In this team building activity, the aim is for everyone on the team to catch a ping pong ball in a cup. The challenge is that the ball must bounce once in the cup before it is caught. The activity is completed when all members of the team have each bounced and caught one ping pong ball in their cup.

This team building activity challenges participants to be creative in solving a simple problem: how many sheets of paper can two people hold up? The catch: the papers should be held up (somehow, creatively!) between their bodies.

Team’s race against the clock to try and retrieve a ping pong ball placed at the bottom of a leaky pipe. To do this they are provided with a bucket of water and several cups. Teams are required to use good teamwork and problem solving skills to complete the challenge.

Tie each balloon to each person’s ankle & try to pop the other’s balloon. As soon as your balloon is popped you are out. The last man standing has won for their team.

Something Fuzzy  Two kinds of seeds Two pieces of man-made litter Something straight Something round Something smooth

Two different types of leaves Something that makes noise A chewed leaf
A beautiful rock

Something you think is beautiful A pinecone

Something rough A stick
Something green Something you think is a treasure

Line up empty cups in a line on two different tables and put the ping pong ball into the first empty cup. The first team member runs to the table with a cup of water and fills the first cup with water and blows the ball into the next cup. Then the next team member runs up and fills the next cup and blows, etc. If the ball is blown too hard and falls off the cups then the ball has to be put into the first cup again. The first team that blows all the balls wins!!

Each team has a large pen or pencil with multiple strings tied to it and every team member holds onto a string. On a large piece of paper the team needs to write a 7 letter word (chosen by leader) together.

Make wood planks and create three handles. Have 3 team members at a time walking on two planks and holding the hands. They have to walk together and the first team that crosses the finish line wins.