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Beat the Heat, Boost Morale: Cool Ideas for Summer Corporate Culture Building

Summer Corporate Culture Building

IT’S HAPPENING! IT’S HAPPENING! This is not a drill – SUMMER IS HERE. We have officially crossed the summer solstice threshold and have entered into the sunniest season of the year. If you can’t tell, I’m pretty stoked about it. And you should be too! Why? Because when the temperature rises and the sun shines, there is no better time for company get-togethers and events.

It’s a well-known fact that the summer months aren’t the best for business (who wants to work when they can be laying out at the beach?), but we’re here to change that with events that are sure to boost engagement, reduce burnout, and increase that sweet summertime motivation.

7 Summertime Corporate Event Ideas

1. Outdoor Picnic or Barbecue: Take advantage of the pleasant weather by organizing an outdoor picnic or barbecue. Find a nearby park, beach, or even the company’s courtyard for a casual gathering. Provide delicious food, refreshing beverages, and some fun outdoor games to create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. It’s a great opportunity for team bonding, fostering connections, and rejuvenating spirits.

2. Team Building Activities: Summer presents a wonderful chance to engage in team building activities that promote collaboration and camaraderie. Consider organizing outdoor challenges such as scavenger hunts, sports tournaments, or team-based competitions. These activities encourage teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills while allowing employees to enjoy the summer ambiance.

3. Volunteer or Community Service Day: Embrace the spirit of giving back by planning a volunteer or community service day for your team. Identify local organizations or causes aligned with your company’s values and invite employees to participate. It could involve activities like beach cleanups, neighborhood beautification projects, or volunteering at a local charity. Not only does this foster team spirit, but it also makes a positive impact on the community.

4. Summer Wellness Activities: Encourage a healthy work-life balance by organizing summer wellness activities. Consider hosting yoga or fitness classes outdoors, arranging team walks or hikes in nature, or providing access to wellness workshops. These activities promote employee well-being, reduce stress, and create a positive work environment.

5. Ice Cream Social or Smoothie Bar: Beat the summer heat by hosting an ice cream social or setting up a smoothie bar at the office. Treat your employees to a refreshing assortment of frozen delights, whether it’s traditional ice cream flavors or a variety of smoothie options. It’s a sweet and enjoyable way to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere, boosting morale and encouraging interaction among team members.

6. Summer-themed Contests and Prizes: Inject some friendly competition and excitement into the workplace by organizing summer-themed contests and offering prizes. You could host a beach-themed costume contest, a summer trivia quiz, or a creative sandcastle-building competition. The anticipation of winning prizes adds an element of fun and engagement while fostering team spirit and friendly rivalry.

7. Outdoor Movie Night: Wrap up a summer day by hosting an outdoor movie night under the stars. Set up a projector and a large screen in a suitable outdoor space, provide cozy seating arrangements, and offer movie snacks like popcorn and refreshments. This relaxed and enjoyable event allows employees to unwind and bond while enjoying a classic or popular summer-themed movie.


The summer months are an excellent opportunity to plan memorable events that bring your team together and create a vibrant work environment. By embracing the spirit of summer and organizing engaging activities, you can foster team bonding, boost employee morale, and infuse the workplace with a sense of fun and excitement. Remember to tailor the events to your team’s preferences and interests, ensuring everyone can enjoy the summertime festivities. So, gear up, plan creatively, and make the most of the sunny season ahead!


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We’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing organizations to develop a branded, special experience for their team. We appreciate their trust in finding the perfect fit, and we’re so excited to highlight how they turned out!

Whether you’re just dipping your toe into the custom experience, or you’re an old hand at it, we know that together we can pair up to make an amazing impact for you and your organization!

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