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9 Team-Building Activities to Try in Northern New Jersey

by Stephanie Brown
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Bonding with coworkers can make a big difference in workplace culture. Teams that are fully in-person, hybrid, or remote can all benefit from connecting over non-work-related activities. Team-building activities are a fun way to shake up the workplace dynamic, destress, and help coworkers get to know each other better. From cooking classes to escape rooms, North Jersey is packed with some unique team-building options. Read on to discover some of the best team-building activities in North Jersey.

Cheer on the Home Team at Red Bull Arena | 600 Cape May Street, Harrison

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Sports can really bring people together and with the Red Bulls Arena right in North Jersey, going to a soccer game can be a perfect team-building activity. Group packages for 10 or more people are available for both the New York Red Bulls and Gotham FC. There’s even an option to give the group a shout-out on the video board on match day.

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Collaborate on an Escape Plan at The Escape Game | 1 American Dream Way Suite G313, East Rutherford


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The Escape Game in American Dream has unique team-building activities that encourage collaboration and creative thinking. As many as 52 players can participate per hour at the American Dream location, so this is a great option for large teams. The Escape Game also has the option to bring team-building activities to an offsite location and can host virtual games as well. Upgrades are available with debriefs created by business leaders so the team can have structured conversations after the escape room experience.

Get Creative Together with Rocket Improv | 10 Briarcliff Court, Maplewood


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Teams that need to get their creative juices flowing or just want to try something new can sign up for a workshop with Rocket Improv. The comedy group will customize the workshop to the team’s specific asks but are designed to help teams learn to trust each other. If an improv workshop feels like too much of a comfort zone stretch, Rocky Improv can also put on a unique improv show based on the organization. After all, sometimes it’s more fun to sit back and laugh.

Learn How to Woodwork at The DIY Joint | 600 Palisade Avenue, Union City


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The DIY Joint is a woodworking studio where expert instructors help beginners create their own handcrafted projects. Private team-building events can be booked online and customized to the team’s skills and interests. Everything is provided and the expert instructors offer hands-on guidance so everyone can go home with a piece they are proud of. The studio is BYOB if the team wants a “sip and create” experience.

Navigate an Aerial Obstacle Course at Great Gorge | 414 County Road 517, Vernon Township

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While Great Gorge might be most known for its historic golf club, this sprawling outdoor oasis also has an aerial ropes course complete with obstacles and zip lines. The exhilarating aerial park, called TreEscape, has 10 different courses to tackle and makes for a perfect team outing. There’s an onsite restaurant with outdoor seating so everyone can soak in the views of the Vernon Valley while bonding as a team even more.



Pick Strawberries or Pumpkins at Farms View | 945 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne


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Farms View is perfect for an afternoon escape from the office. Teams can spend a few hours picking strawberries, picking out delicious treats from the bakery, or taking a hayride to a pumpkin patch, depending on the season. There’s a special group rate for fall team outings that includes a hayride, pumpkin, and a visit with barnyard animals.

Prepare a Multi-Course Meal at Hudson Table | 1403 Clinton Street, Hoboken

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Going out to eat as a team is one thing but preparing the entire meal together is an entirely different experience. Hudson Table can host offsites for up to 24 people at its uptown Hoboken location. Teams will get a hands-on cooking lesson and everyone will help make different parts of a multi-course meal. Once the cooking process is done, it’s aprons off and everyone comes together to enjoy the feast. It’s interactive, unique, and encourages a lot of laughter.

Try a New Skill Over Zoom with KraftyLab | Virtual


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KraftyLab is a New Jersey-based virtual team-building events company that helps remote co-workers connect over crafts, trivia, magic shows, and more. Every participant will get a kit in the mail with the essentials they need for the event. Experiences can be as short as 30 minutes which means teams can even schedule these for a lunch-break bonding session.

See More: A List of Fun Outdoor Activities in New Jersey

Volunteer in the Community as a Team

Volunteering is one of the best ways for members across an organization to bond. Everyone can work together on a project that helps the community — regardless of their status at the company. There are tons of different volunteering opportunities in North Jersey and a group like Jersey Cares can help corporate teams connect with the right project for their group size and availability.

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