The Ant & the Grasshopper team building company is headquartered in Manchester-by-the-Sea on Cape Ann, just North of Boston.
All of our programs are original creations you won't find anywhere else.
We write and develop all of our own innovative, fun programs in-house.
We have over 100 team building programs and most of them we can facilitate anywhere in North America or overseas. However there are several
programs we offer only in the Boston. Whether you're looking for soft skills development, leadership training, team bonding or just plain fun, we have
the program to meet your goals. Please check our Boston programs below and if you don't see something you like then please visit our
Team Building page for more options.
TEAM BUILDING PROGRAMS IN BOSTON
Please contact us to make sure you get the program that best fits
your group and goals.
Clue collection and examination, fingerprinting and analysis, forensics, ballistics, trace evidence, microscopic examinations, suspect interrogations,
an autopsy, and a walk through of the crime scene are all part of this fun program. Who will solve the murder? The team
that works best together.
A culinary team building program unlike any other. Lead by one of New England's top Executive Chefs, one of New England's
most reknowned female comedians and one of The Ant & the Grasshopper's lead facilitators this wild and crazy cooking program
is both fun and beneficial. Your group will work in teams to prepare their own meal with such dishes as coconut shrimp,
szechuan chicken and French crepes using... woks! There's no better way to build comaraderie than to break bread together.
Your group is divided into gangs of jewel thieves and sent on a big heist. Which gang will get to the loot first? The gang with the best communication skills.
This team building game is a lot of fun but the real loot is the improved communication and cooperation everyone has when they complete the heist. This program
may be facilitated either indoors or out.
This outdoor Summer program consists of such medieval games as the jousting match, crossbow competition, battle of the broad swords, catapult and many more. It can be run for adults only or customized to include
games for children and youths. We can also include medieval entertainment such as wizards, jesters, face painters, story-tellers and other members of
the court, turning your picnic into a royal feast. Long live the King!
REALITY TV (Team Values)©
This is every competitive Reality TV show in one. We bring all the fun and games such as
Survivor, Apprentice, American Idol and many more. Then your group spins the big wheel and whatever show it lands on they play. After
round one if there's still time they spin the big wheel again and play yet another Reality TV game. This program is never the same
twice. Is your team struggling with one particular game? Not to worry, they'll be playing a completey different game in just a moment.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM HUNT©
This hysterical hunt can take place either in the Boston Science Museum or the New England Aquarium.
The hunt includes zany characters, fun challenges and can be customized for all ages. Whether it is a corporate event
for employees only or a company outing for staff and families, everyone will have a great time. History will come to life!
GEORGE'S ISLAND HUNT©
This team hunt takes place in historic Fort Warren on George's Island in Boston Harbor.
The program begins on Long Wharf in Boston. Teams then take a 40 minute cruise to George's Island. On the island teams search the parapets, gun rooms
and secret passages of the old fort for Civil War clues and perhaps a few ghosts. Will the infamous Lady in Black materialize? Once a winning team has been
declared groups may wish to stay on the island for a picnic and to take in the sights.
SALEM WITCH HUNT©
This hunt has your group exploring the streets
and back alleys of Salem, Massachsuetts in search of fun, history and a few witches. Every team gets a digital camera and if
you have the time we recommend a post hunt slideshow to make the program more of a shared experience for all the participants.
This hunt is fun any time of the day but if you want to add a little more excitement we recommend a night hunt with
flashlights in hand and goosebumps on the arms.
THE INCREDIBLE BOSTON RACE©
This has all the excitemnt of TV's "Amazing Race" sans the International travel and million dollar prize. Okay, okay...
Our Incredible Race isn't quite as glamorous as the TV show but it's still a whole lot of fun and it takes place in very scenic Boston
INCREDIBLE LIMO RACE©:
If you have the budget to rent limos we will design our race to go further afield. Your teams will complete fun challenges in such
colorful towns as Brookline, Cambridge and Lexington.
INCREDIBLE CAPE ANN RACE©:
This outdoor team building program takes place just minutes North of Boston on beautiful Cape Ann. Your teams will complete challenges in such
historic and scenic towns as Gloucester, Salem, Rockport and Essex.
RED SOX NATION EXPLORATION©
Columbus explored the New World. Lewis & Clark explored America. And now YOU will explore the Red Sox Nation.
This fun, team scavenger hunt is available only in Boston. Your group will search for baseball and Red Sox trivia, history,
mythology and landmarks in Beantown. Tell us how long you want your hunt to last and we'll customize it accordingly. "Go Sox!"
OPERATION: NEPTUNE'S SPEAR©:
This program kicks it up a notch and puts your teams on high speed RIB's (Rigid Inflatable Boats) in Boston Harbor. Teams
have only a limited amount of time to speed out to the islands, land on the beaches or piers, collect the clues and then signal their boat Captains
when they are ready to rendezvous at the designated extraction point. Leave no one behind. Hooah!"
ESSEX CONFERENCE CENTER & RETREAT
The Ant & the Grasshopper facilitates its programs throughout North America and occasionally overseas. In the Eastern Massachusetts and
Southern, New Hampshire area our preferred venue is the Essex Conference Center & Retreat in Essex, Massachusetts. This tranquil property set in the woods
includes landscaped gardens and lawns, a fire circle, onsite dining and is set only a mile from the ocean. The ECCR is an ideal setting for such Ant & the Grasshopper programs as:
SurvivorS, Escape from Exile Island, The Wacky Olympics, The Tourney, The Essex Hunt and many more. Of course, we will bring our team building programs to
wherever you hold your function.
DON'T SEE ANYTHING THAT INTERSTS YOU?
We have over 100 team building programs from which to choose. Please visit our Team Building page.
We have indoor programs and outdoor programs. We have philanthropic programs and Green programs. We have training, testing
and evaluation programs, and we have programs that are just plain, morale boosting fun. We have programs for large groups
and programs for small groups. We have programs designed to take place during a meal and others that are not. We have
programs as short as 45 minutes and others that last 2 days. And because we create all of our own programs in-house we can
design a brand new program for you based on a goal, theme, group, location or almost any other criteria. In the past
we have created programs for groups based on such themes as Pirates, Gold Prospectors, Star Trek, the Civil War, Oh Brother, Where Art
Thou, Last of the Mohegans, and a Fantasy Role Playing game. We have created programs specifically for sales teams,
leadership training and orientation programs. We have created programs for specific locations such as hotels, resorts,
conference centers, malls, museums, aquariums, casinos, aboard boats, on islands, cities, towns, parks, farms, gardens, zoo's, college campuses and corporate offices.
We can integrate company messages, product information or specific skill challenges. Everything we do is fun, experiential learning
that uses play to build strong teams. We mix business with pleasure and it works.
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