Fun activities with co-workers?

the office beach gamesErinn emails:

My company does a summer team building activity every year. This year, the company has split it up so that each work team does their own activity, instead of a unit-wide activity.
Our team is looking for something fun to do that fits our budget and time allowances. There are seven of us on the team. We have a budget of $36 per person ($252 overall). We can leave work by 11, and would like to be done with whatever activity by around 4 or 4:30, including travel time back to the office. (Our office is in downtown Albany.)

Anyone have suggestions for Erinn and her co-workers?

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Contact Steve Lewanick 518 434 6135 (ext 369) for corporate team building at Equinox, 95 Central Ave, Albany, NY, 12206

How about the track? You might be able to get nice seats for that price, or maybe they have food vouchers?

You could also do an Aquaducks tour!

There are a few maitinee games for the Valley Cats!

two words.

Laser Tag.

There are places right in Albany that do this and it's not only an awesome bonding experience, but it's a downright great stress reliever.

Second the Aqua Duck tour. It's 28 dollars per person, but if it's a group of 20 or more it's two dollars off each ticket. If you buy the whole thing, you can take snacks and adult beverages on it too. (If your work is okay with that)

I suggest Adirondack Extreme (http://www.adirondackextreme.com/). It's a ropes course with different difficulty levels and a big zip line at the end. The setting is up in the trees in a lovely forest, and you are always clipped into a harness for safety. I went 2 years ago and will be going again this year for the BF's b-day (don't tell him, it's a surprise!). It's a little over an hour away so it should fit into the time frame. The half course is 30$ (which includes the zip line). The full course is 45$, so if everyone wanted to do that they might have to chip in a little to make up the cost, but the course does get kind of challenging near the end so maybe at least some would only want to do the half. If you can get another group to join you so you have more than 10 people, you could get a group discount of 10%.

Thanks for the suggestions! Team's discussing options today. I know the track is out - that's what the unit has done every year for the last few years and no one wants to do that again. I like the idea of laser tag. I'm pulling for the Aquaducks. (I did their tour with a friend before and it was a lot more fun that I expected.)

My husband's work team did a white water rafting tour up around Sacandaga Lake a couple of years ago and had a great time. Don't know if it would fit into your time constraints, but might be worth checking out.

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