What is it?
Cabin Fever ® is a unique
retreat in location, structure and outcomes.
Cabin fever is a retreat experience
combining experiential team building, goal acquisition, personal
strength development, and group bonding in a comfortable retreat
Cabin Fever is accomplished in a comfortable setting in which
each person has their personal bedroom space, but share the
rest of the cabin.
The effects of living together and sharing the same space
is incomparable to anything else you could possible do with
your group, and that is without any additional facilitation.
Communication, problem solving, coaching, critical thinking
and trust are among the core elements that are improved through
a series through carefully planned and facilitated Team Bonding
We take care of all the details:
- Facilitating the entire event
- Locating the proper setting
- Preparing the location
- Procuring all food and beverages
- Taking care of special needs of the participants
Where can it be run?
Cabin Fever can run anywhere in the world . Once we know your
budget and number of people, we find the specific location
that fits your groups and outcomes.
You may want a mountain location in Lake Tahoe, the Rockies
or the Adirondacks. Or perhaps you want a beach location to
give your group some sun, sand and R&R while working hard
the rest of the time. Florida, Mexico?
Cabin Fever is designed for groups up to 15. Larger groups
are possible, but will require sharing of personal space (rooms).
Cabin Fever is intended for executives and management, but
has also worked extremely well with sales teams, project teams
and Boards of Directors.
There are limitless outcomes from Cabin Fever depending upon
what you want. However, the framework of Cabin Fever is a
progression of experiential models to improve a groups overall
dynamics and ensures your group goes back to work on Monday
feeling motivated and inspired.
The length is variable but is best over three days.
Below is a sample of several sessions or modules you can choose
from. Several of these may seem a bit ‘dry’ for
a retreat, but please remember, there are fun group activities
surrounding each of them to provide the energy and fun that
creates a great retreat.
1. Visioning – Great organizations
the importance of a clear and compelling vision. The main
purpose of the envision process is to create teamwork and
synergy by providing a shared vision of where the organization
is going. Not only does everyone need to “get it”
– they need to “get excited by it.” The
envision process empowers you to first discover your organization’s
guiding principles – (central purpose and core values)
and then create your envisioned future (your courageous
goal and a vivid description of the future). A clear vision
is the foundation for all strategic and tactical planning.
2. Strategic Planning -- Strategic focus
is very important. Most organizations face a rapidly changing
marketplace that offers more opportunities and threats that
it has resources to accomplish. The temptation to do everything
can lead to not doing anything particularly well. If everything
is important, nothing is important.
Planning strategically is about identifying a limited number
of key strategic
initiatives to move successfully into the organization’s
Implementing a new direction will bring focus to future
3. Tactical Planning -- A plan is only
as good as it is executed. Many
organizations have a goal “setting” process,
but few have created a successful goal “accomplishment”
process. In the tactical arena it is vital to create a goal
process that ensures success and accountability for goal
execution. Once key goals are identified, the process for
defining benefits, success factors, goal periods, entrusting
tasks, monitoring and fine tuning are key to process for
4. GroundWorks -- The group will learn
how to identify core team
values and create a scalable framework moving forward to
reinforce those values. When new or temporary employees
arrive, they will learn these values because ‘that
is the way we
do things around here’. Truly a powerful tool.
5. Communicating from Personal Strengths – Individuals gain
valuable insight into their personal strengths in both non
and high stress work periods. Thus allowing individuals
to choose the behavior that will produce the best results
in varying situations.
6. Putting the ‘I’ back in
TEIAM – We have been taught since we were children
that ‘There is no ‘I’ in ‘team’.
However, individuals are accomplishing the work that makes
a team successful. This module helps groups recognize and
value individual contributions and also creates a powerful
personal accountability tool.
How much does Cabin Fever cost?
Costs vary depending upon the size of the group, but many
times the cost is no more than you would spend putting everyone
into a hotel room and procuring meeting space, plus the cost
Thus, you can have an incredible experience in a unique
setting for no additional cost. And we take care of all the
What is the next step?
Simply call one of our Cabin Fever specialists:
800-513-8759 Ext 311
Still looking for something a little different?
If you like aspects of Cabin Fever, but are looking for a
completely different kind of experience, you may want to
contact us about:
- Tall Ship Sailing Retreat
- Wilderness Pack Horse
- Remote Wilderness Cabin-hopping
- Bed and Breakfast Backpacking