Tuesday, 4 March 2014

I Know What They Did Last Summer : Seven (7) Fun and Exciting Activities and Ideas for Team Building

Hello Summer!

It is the time of the year again where I am in the look out for the best team building venues. For the past fifteen (15) years, I have been tasked to plan and organize this annual activity for our small group of 15 to 20 employees.

The Pag-IBIG Fund OBT/OCS Staff (Red and Blue Team)

Conducting team buildings is very vital to an organization and it has always been our goal to obtain the following :

1. to develop the team's efficiency and effectiveness in achieving a common goal;
2. to develop a trusting environment;
3. to set clear goals;
4. to encourage open communication and interaction;
5. to motivate the team to go beyond their limits that will help them achieve more.

Last years' team building was a revelation. Not only that it achieved our five(5) goals listed above,  it also revealed the strength and weaknesses of each of us as an individual.

So here are the seven (7) fun and exciting activities we did for our team building last year held at Forest Club Eco Resort located at Brgy. Puypuy and Brgy. Masaya, Bay, Laguna

SURVIVAL GAMESChallenging yet safe activities that help in breaking down barriers and in overcoming fears.

The Forest Canopy Walk - A 10-foot high, 500 meter long bamboo walkway connecting trees along the Forest Club property
No turning back!

Mud Crawl - A 25-meter long, 6 inch deep circular mud crawl course
Challenge yourself. Overcome your fear. 
Bamboo Rafting - One by one or with partner, participants pull themselves across the length of the two-feet deep lagoon



It looks easy, BUT IT'S NOT!
JLo and Riel trying to balance.

HANGING BRIDGE - A ten-meter long single rope across a 2 feet deep lagoon






LOG CROSSINGA ten-meter long log bridge across a 2 feet deep lagoon





TRUST AND FIELD GAMES - Fun-filled activities that help foster self-confidence, trust, teamwork  and healthy competition.



The MineBomb Game requires Trust and Confidence to the Leader




Any suggestions for this summer?   Please leave your suggestions on the  comment section, I am excited to hear from you.



The Forest Club is a nature sanctuary and eco-friendly training institution committed to the healing and renewal of Mother Earth. Nestled in between the mystic mountains of Banahaw and Makiling, and set amidst a tropical lowland forest environment in the town of Bay near Los Baños, Laguna, the Forest Club provides an accessible and ideal environment for outdoor team building adventure activities , family vacations, seminars and conferences and spiritual retreats. We pride ourselves in having a very relaxed and natural environment.

The Forest Club is a proud member of the Haribon Foundation, the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines, and the Butterfly Habitat Conservation Society.



For inquiries 


Manila Booking Office   (9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays)
                                         Call Mrs. Maien Clarino Telephone: (02) 376 46 23 or 24
                                          Mobile: (0917) 863 30 50 

How to Get There



The Forest Club Eco Resort is located at Barangays Puypuy and Masaya, Bay, Laguna and is less than an hour from the Calamba exit of the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).



via Los Baños and Bay, Laguna


  1. From Makati, take the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and exit at Calamba
  2. Take the National Road towards Sta. Cruz and go past Calamba, Pansol and Los Banos
  3. After the Los Banos junction, go past South Supermarket, the UPLB Open University, Petron and Total gas stations until you hit Brgy. Maahas
  4. Then turn right at the junction of the National Highway and Puypuy Road in Bay. This is the same road that leads to the Makban Geothermal Plant. Watch out for the large Forest Club directional sign at the corner of the National Highway and Puypuy Road.
  5. The Forest Club is 3 kms away from this corner sign, and is right beside the Bo. Masaya arch. Look out for the blue gate with The Forest Club logo
  6. The Forest Club is just 1 hour and 30 minutes from the Ortigas Center in Pasig City and is located at Barangays Puypuy and Masaya, Bay, Laguna
  7. The Forest Club accepts only guests who have made prior reservations. For directions while on the road, you may contact Mr. Ruben Layug at mobile: (0917) 863-3050