Specializing in Facilitated Team Building & Executive Retreats
Available in: USA: (Arizona, Colorado, California, Nevada), Brazil, Mexico: Baja California, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Jordan


Survive, Thrive & Grow Even in the Midst of Turbulence


Team Building & Executive Retreats: Desert Survival USA

Desert Team Building in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada

2 1/2 - 3 Day Desert Survival Team Building

  • Break down silos.
  • Improve your team's ability to deal with uncertainty and tolerate ambiguity.
  • Enhance cohesion between geographically dispersed teams.
  • Equip your team for the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.
  • Unleash your team's creativity
  • Introduce your team to effective but simple tools for planning, decision making, and brainstorming in a fast-paced environment.
  • Re-focus your team to seize opportunities in a growing economy.

  • Toronto based Executive Oasis International has long been delivering desert survival team building and executive retreats to companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Oman. We are pleased to bring this powerful programme to North America and make it more accessible for companies in the USA and Canada.

    Our Desert Survival Survivor Team Building in the USA is a facilitated business simulation in the desert that is ideal for executive retreats, sales rallies and team buiding retreats. This stranded in the desert simulation will familiarize your team with a toolkit that they will then use to analyze your own business issues and challenges. Your team will participate in a variety of faciliated business exercises and outdoor team challenges to hone your sales, marketing and teamwork skills.

    Please note: We are Toronto based team building specialists and business consultants who specialize in facilitated business team building and executive retreats. A senior facilitator will travel to other locations to serve clients who require our expert facilitation. Our local alliance partners in all locations deliver the recreational activities, food and beverage requirements, and socials according to our exact specifications.

    We deliver MUCH more value than just a day of fun away from the office.


    How We're Unique

    Many companies marketing team building actually offer strictly recreational programmes.

    We specialize in "real" team building that produces TANGIBLE BUSINESS RESULTS without sacrificing the fun factor.

    Blog: What "Real" Team Building Looks Like



    • Length: 2 1/2 - 3 Days

    • Available: March - May, October - November

    • Group Size: 6 - 100+

    • Pricing: Varies with group size & location

    • Locations: Arizona, California, Nevada


    For more options, also check out USA Team Building & International Team Building



    Who We've Helped

    We have designed and facilitated team building for a number of companies including EPICPCS (USA), Sittercity (USA), Xerox Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, Avaya (Canada), Changepoint, Sidra Capital (Saudi Arabia), GSK (Saudi Arabia), Batelco (Bahrain), Blue Nile Dairy (Sudan), Bidvest (South Africa).

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    Inspired by the TV show Survivor, Widerness Survival Team Building takes teams through a step-by-step "team tune up" to:

  • Build team spirit
  • Break down silos
  • Forge stronger links between geographically dispersed teams
  • Identify untapped markets for your products and services.
  • Harness your team's creative genius to resolve business issues.
  • Identify and eliminate communication barriers.
  • Improve processes and reduce red tape.

  • The best news is that your team will have fun doing it.

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    Brainstorming &
    Business Tools

  • Idea Chains
  • Mind Maps
  • Storyboards
  • Priority Grids

  • Corporate Landscape Analyzer
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Cause/Effect Fishbones
  • Flow Charts (Not reviewed)
  • These effective but simple tools are intended to give team members a common frame of reference and assist teams by simplifying analysis of complex situations particularly during tight timeframes.

    If your team is already familiar with these tools and using them on a regular basis, we can substitute with other tools.

    Alternatively, we can make the session process focused rather than tool focused. This will involve additional costs as we will require one observer/assistant facilitator per team to observe and provide feedback about group dynamics during team challenges.

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    Activities Included


  • business facilitation
  • Orienteering with a Compass
  • GPS Geocache Treasure Hunt
  • Fire Starter Challenge
  • Bon Fire
  • Night Hike
  • GPS "deer hunt" (simulated)
  • firestarter challenge
  • mini soccer challenge
  • outdoor cooking challenge
  • ...and much, much more

  • Available: *

  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Tubing (Available Elora)
  • horse riding
  • 4 x 4 ATV tour
  • * = additional charges


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    Luxury Upgrades Available

    We can upgrade this simulation to a luxury desert retreat that includes:

  • 5 star gourmet dinner served on china with linen, crystal, and silverware
  • Champagne picnic on the dunes
  • aspa treatments
  • gourmet cooking challenge
  • upgraded decor for an outdoor feast

  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • horse riding
  • arranging celebrity appearances by Survivor cast members
  • obtaining official Survivor apparel and memorabilia
  • customized recorded introduction by Survivor host


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    Sample Pricing


  • USA: $350 P.P. (Minimum 25) for 2 1/2 - 3 Days

  • USA: $435 P.P. (Minimum 20) for 2 1/2 - 3 Days

  • Activities, accommodations, excursions and meals not included.

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    For more options, also check out
    USA Team Building