Retreat Suggestions

Go on a retreat

We can never encourage you enough to plan a retreat for your team! It is the best investment you can make as a trip leader. A retreat should involve uninterrupted, relaxed time to tell life stories and get to know everyone better. It makes a huge difference in your teamwork, relationships, and understanding of one another.

To set you up for a successful retreat, we’ve compiled years of suggestions and ideas here for you.

Treetop Quest


Navigate your way through obstacles and zip lines in the forest. Create memories and trust with your team as everyone gets outside of their comfort zone and works together to conquer fears!
 
KEEP IN MIND: May be too physically demanding for someone on your team. You spend all of your time with the person in front and behind you on the obstacles.
 
Gwinnett campus
2020 Clean Water Drive
Buford, GA 30519
(770) 904-3547
gwinnett@treetopquest.com
 
Dunwoody campus
4770 Georgia Way South
Dunwoody, GA 30338
(770) 365-0356
dunwoody@treetopquest.com


Lake Lanier Boat Rental & Camping


Spend the day boating with your team and camp overnight to share stories, worship together and play games! This is a great retreat for relaxing and getting away from cell phones and other daily distractions.
 
KEEP IN MIND: Some may not love camping. It is possible that not everyone will fit onto a boat at one time. People may need camping equipment.
 
7000 Lanier Islands Parkway
Buford, GA 30518
770-945-8787
800-840-LAKE (5253)
reservations@lakelanierislands.com
campgrounds@lakelanierislands.com


White Water
 

Spend the day riding giant slides, hanging out in the wave pool, and just having a great time in the sun together.
 
KEEP IN MIND: Some may not like roller coasters. Food and drinks are costly.
 
Six Flags White Water - Atlanta
250 Cobb Parkway N #100
Marietta, GA 30062
770-739-3400 [Ext. 3365]


TopGolf


You don’t have to be good at golf to have a great time together! There are several golf game options, as well as pool tables, foosball and a full restaurant.
 
KEEP IN MIND: This will require a reservation for large teams.
 
Topgolf Alpharetta
10900 Westside Pkwy
Alpharetta, GA 30009
(770) 217-0513
 
Topgolf Midtown
1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 475-4000


Tubing in Helen


Enjoy a lazy river experience down the Chattahoochee, and when you are done, take some time to walk around downtown Helen. There are candy shops, souvenir shops, mini-golf and restaurants for you and your team to explore! 
 
590 Edelweiss Strasse
Helen, GA 30545
(706) 878-2665
info@coolrivertubing.com


White Water Rafting at the Ocoee


Go on down the Ocoee River and fight your way through Class III-IV rapids as a team! This trip is recommended for first timers all the way to veteran white water rafters.
 
Cons: Minimum age is 12 years old. It is a long drive and it may not be the best activity for all ages or people.
 
2496 Hwy 64
Benton, TN 37307
800-272-7238


Winshape


Winshape is a beautiful retreat center that offers full and half-day team experiences. You can choose more physical activities such as wall climbing or indoor, less physical activities. They have cabins on sight that are available for rent, and also offer the option to send a guide to any site you choose to lead a program.
 
KEEP IN MIND: This requires travel to Rome, GA if choosing the onsite options.
 
2277 Martha Berry Hwy
Mount Berry, GA 30149
706.238.7715
info@winshapewilderness.org


Ziplining at Historic Banning Mills
 

Spend a day in the woods together on zip lines or sky bridges. This is not just a fun retreat idea but actually one of the largest and longest zip line tours in the world!
 
KEEP IN MIND: Some may be afraid of heights.
 
205 Horseshoe Dam Road
Banning, GA 30185
770-834-9149
info@historicbanningmills.com


Callaway Gardens


Spend time admiring the beauty of nature, relax and play at Robins Lake Beach, or create your own Callaway Gardens retreat. They have many events happening throughout the year that could lend to even more fun experiences for your team!
 
17800 US Hwy 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822
1-800-852-3810
sales@callawaygardens.com


Sojourn Adventures


This is a high adventure team building program with options such as indoor icebreaker activities, outdoor laser tag, and off site outdoor adventures. The staff is fantastic at customizing just the right activities and day for you and your team!
 
9500 Medlock Bridge Rd.
Johns Creek, GA 30097
678.405.2106
sojourn@perimeter.org


Montara Farm
 

Create a serene and intimate retreat with indoor and outdoor low-risk activities. Several team options are available depending on how much you want to laugh, empower and strengthen team members, and engage the mind and spirit. This can be a full-day or overnight retreat.
 
6749 Stringer Road
Clermont, Georgia 30527
(770) 983-0503


Urban Escape Games


Strengthen your teamwork by figuring out how to escape from a room by finding clues, solving puzzles, and cracking codes to make it out on time. Nothing reveals team dynamics better than a high-pressure, beat-the-clock situation!
 
KEEP IN MIND: This is a popular attraction, so be sure to make reservations far enough in advance.
 
20 Mansell Ct E #275
Alpharetta, GA 30076
(678) 805-2189
info@UrbanEscapeGames.com


Cook's Warehouse

Take a cooking class to learn more about the cuisine in the country in which you will be serving! The cooks will teach you how to prepare local dishes and even arrange a “Top Chef” competition amongst your team.
 
KEEP IN MIND: This could be challenging with a large team.
 
East Cobb
1311 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068
770-565-8005
classes@cookswarehouse.com
 
Midtown
1544 Piedmont Ave NE
#403-R
Atlanta, GA 30324
404-815-4993
classes@cookswarehouse.com


Other fun ideas:

  • SkyZone
  • Lake Lanier Islands
  • Stone Mountain
  • Braves Game
  • Go to a park for a picnic and games
  • Tallulah Gorge
  • Gwinnett Braves Game
  • Food Truck Park

 
You are certainly not limited by these options. These are just recommendations. We encourage you to get creative and let your team in on the fun of planning the perfect retreat for your group!