Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania (United States) – October 6, 2012 – Outdoor adventure sports have never been more popular than right now, given the immense following of hits as CBS’s reality show The Amazing Race, the recent movie phenomenon The Hunger Games and even ABC’s The Bachelorette. The Inn at Pocono Manor blends this new-found intrigue for adventure with serious corporate meetings via an innovative approach to corporate teambuilding. Called “Pocono Manor’s Amazing Race Team Competition,” the 3000-acre resort incorporates many of the adventure activities it offers guests through its Manor Sports Club to deliver a team adventure and learning experience unlike any other.
“We find corporate sales teams, leadership retreats and staff training programs all taking advantage of our outdoor sports activities,” said Lisa Green, general manager for The Inn at Pocono Manor. “We thought this strong interest would translate well into learning initiatives during a meeting. Pocono Manor’s Amazing Race Team Competition places a creative spin onto the more traditional teambuilding programs, and this can be customized to our client’s meeting goals.” Ms. Green continued with, “Women are just as excited as men to try their skill at archery, trap shooting and fishing. It really bonds the team together as each participant looks to one another for assistance, support and leadership.”
The Inn at Pocono Manor has adapted the Amazing Race concept to incorporate many of the activities the resort offers through the Manor Sports Club. Select activities include archery, fly or pond fishing, mountain biking, sporting clays, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sledding and more.
The Inn at Pocono Manor provides corporate groups all the necessary adventure program planning, training, equipment, targets, bait, etc., as well as the inspiration. Teambuilding groups can range from 10 – 100 conferees. As the teambuilding programming is coordinated through the resort, pricing is just $45 – $75 per person, based on the number of activities and stations. (Formal teambuilding facilitation is also accessible for an added amount, with referrals available through Pocono Manor.)
“Our corporate groups find adventure teambuilding to be a great diversion from a long day of analyzing reports and new product training programs,” provided Susan Corrigan, assistant director of sales for the resort. “Our two championship golf courses have always been a big draw for meetings, but now, with an improving economy and companies ramping up for renewed growth, an increasing number of our corporate clients want to further unify their management teams, and we’ve responded with what be believe is one of the most innovative teambuilding programs available,” Corrigan added.
About The Inn at Pocono Manor
The Inn at Pocono Resort blends a century of hospitality with the demands of 21st Century travelers. Lovingly referred to as the “The Grand Lady of the Mountains” and a National Registry of Historic Places property, The Inn at Pocono Manor opened in 1902 as a country retreat for Philadelphia Quakers. Today it is the oldest continuously running Resort in the Poconos and one of the oldest in North America.
The Inn’s main lodge and event space were comprehensively renovated in 2011 and 2012, restoring turn-of-the-last century charm to the historic facilities and integrating state-of-the-art technology expected by today’s travelers. The all-season resort boasts 237 beautiful guestrooms, and 25,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space that can accommodate up to 500 guests. The Exchange at Pocono Manor restaurant features superb dining with an eclectic flair. The Old Lamplighter Lounge serves specialty beverages and pub fare throughout the day.
Complete recreational amenities are available at The Inn at Pocono Manor, including signature golf, horseback riding, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the luxurious Laurel Spa, fishing, clay shooting, cross country skiing, and more. Striking views of the Pocono Mountains are visible from all sides of the resort’s main building. Complimentary wireless Internet is available throughout. The Inn at Pocono Manor features two 18-hole signature golf courses, including the East Course dating to 1912, which was redesigned by Donald Ross in 1927 and has been host to golf legends like Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer and Jerry Barber. In 1959, the West Course opened and is a favorite with long ball hitters.
A destination within the Poconos for over a century, the 3000-acre Inn at Pocono Manor is minutes away from Crossings Premium Outlets, Camelbeach Water Park, Camelback Ski Mountain, and the Mt. Airy Casino. The AAA three diamond-rated Resort is within two hours of New York City, New Jersey and Philadelphia.
Ken Ellens Communications