It’s never more difficult to focus on work than when the weather is warm and the sun is shining. Getting everyone outside enjoying the summer weather or getting everyone together for a cookout can be beneficial for your company culture.
Summertime can be a great opportunity to have your team spend time together outside of the office – or even in it, if you can get creative. In this post, we’ll cover 4 fun summer activities for the office. Have fun giving them a try!
4 Fun Summer Activities for the Office
1. Company cookout
Why hold a company cookout this summer? It’s a great way to foster deeper team member bonds and bring everyone together in an enjoyable atmosphere. Hold your cookout on company grounds or at a local park and make sure there are plenty of activities for employees and their families in addition to great food.
Ideas for budget-friendly company cookout activities include:
- Assortment of hula hoops and jump ropes
- Tie-dying station
- Face-painting booth
- Snow cone or lemonade stand
- Games and dollar store prizes
- Slip and slide or a few kiddie pools
- Themed photo booth
- Races and competitions
Softball or volleyball game
A company-wide softball, volleyball, or other team sport game can be a great summer activity for your company. You’ll want to pass around a notice to make sure your team members would be receptive to the idea and take a vote on the game you’ll play. If some employees do not wish to participate, find out if they would still attend as a spectator or to get involved in other ways.
Working together in teams is a wonderful way to help team members connect not just on the field or court, but also in the workplace. Playing against another company or other branches can spark a friendly rivalry between teams and give your company the opportunity to really work together as a unit.
Visit a nearby water park
Water parks are the perfect setting for a fun summer activity for the office, and they’re something that management, employees, and their families can all enjoy equally. Pick a nearby water park to spend the day with your team enjoying in full – from water slides and wading pools to beaches and playgrounds. Everyone will have something to smile about at the office come Monday morning, and it’s sure to become a much-anticipated yearly tradition!
Hold a fundraising car wash for charity
This is one of the best ideas for fun summer activities for the office – holding a fundraising car wash for a local charity or organization. Just have your most creative employees create a few posters advertising your car wash and the organization the proceeds will benefit, pick a sunny Saturday, and get your car-washing supplies ready. Donate 100% of the proceeds to a local charitable organization you support as a way to give back to your community!