Location: near Harpers Ferry, WV
Availability: Apr-Oct
Price: call for pricing

Call 301-834-9950
for reservations


Team Building on Land and Water!

Surf and Turf – Combining the best of land-based team building and fun on the water!

Join us for either a half-day or full day of various land and water based activities led by excellent facilitators. Land activities include games, races, and competitions geared towards developing teamwork, corporate development, and group support skills. After a morning of team building, get wet you bet! Groups can choose to spend the afternoon white water rafting, or on a leisurely mellow water tube float. Minimum 15 people. 

 

 What can you expect?

A day full of fun!
Teambuilding programs are tailored to meet both the needs and goals of individual groups. A typical land-based teambuilding program consists of a progression of activities that aim to bring groups to greater cohesion. The time spent on each level of the progression varies by the amount of time available and how well the group already knows one another. All such programs begin with Icebreakers, to get the group warmed up. Games follow, giving the group the opportunity to engage in more energetic activities or in closer proximity to one another. Challenges and Initiatives are the time when groups really have a chance to push their limits, and engage in activities that allow them to reach their goals such as teamwork, improved communication and demonstration of leadership.

In light of facilitator differences and preferences, and the goals and makeup of your group, we will design specific activities to help your group meet their goals.

Completing the “Getting to Know You” information sheet and emailing it to us at river@rivertrail.com, is most helpful in developing a plan for your specific group.

Surf n Turf Full-day Sample Itinerary – Picnic on site

9:30am Meet at team-building site. Check with contact person for directions.
9:45am-12:30pm Team building fun: land activities and games!
12:30pm -1:30pm Break for lunch (see picnic options below)
1:45pm Leave team-building site and drive to River & Trail to check in for afternoon rafting or tubing
2pm Check in at River & Trail for rafting or tubing.
2:30pm Depart on River & Trail bus for rafting or tubing
5:30pm Finish rafting.

If group is tubing
approx. 4:00 pm Finish white water tubing
approx 4:00-4:30 pm Finish mellow water tubing

 Surf n Turf Full-day Sample Itinerary – Out to Lunch or Lunch Meeting

9:00am Meet at team-building site. Check with contact person for directions.
9:15am-11:30am Team building fun!
11:30pm -1:45pm Go out to lunch/lunch meeting
2:00pm Check in at River & Trail for afternoon rafting or tubing
*rest of itinerary is the same as above…

*Due to natural weather and water conditions as well as unforeseen factors, the schedule above is an estimate! Please note that this is subject to change

 Surf n Turf Half-day Sample Itinerary

This activity can begin either in the morning or the afternoon according to your groups needs. Check in is generally directly at the team-building site. Ask your contact person for directions. Team-building activities last from 2- 4 hours depending on your needs. Drinks are provided.

Itineraries above are samples. We can custom to your needs!

Picnic Options: Food, Cakes, & Catering

Available before and after your trip!

  • Standard Picnic: $10.00/person
    It includes: 2 pieces of fried chicken, potato salad, watermelon or other fresh fruit, beverage, and water.
  • Group Picnic Deli Style: $15.00/ person

    • Build your own sandwich with:
    • Roast Beef
    • Turkey Breast
    • Ham
    • Pastrami
    • Assorted cheeses
    • Lettuce, tomato, onion etc
    • Humus or similar for vegetarians

    All Deli Style &  BBQ Picnics Include:

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    • Selection of sandwich rolls and good bread
    • Veggies and Dip
    • Assorted chips
    • Pickles
    • Cookies
    • Fruit
    • Lemonade or Iced Tea and Water

    All meals will be served at a local outdoor pavilion or at our river view picnic site. Showers are available upon request.

    One week notice is needed for all menus. Our Standard Picnic can be ordered 24 hours in advance.

  • BBQ Specialty Burgers & Dogs: $18.00/ person

    • Burgers (mainly local, grass-fed beef)
    • Hot dogs (Nathans/Hebrew National, boiled w/ beer, onions, hot pepper, garlic then grilled)
    • Grilled Portabellas
    • Assorted Cheeses
    • Lettuce, tomato, onion etc.

    All Deli Style &  BBQ Picnics Include:

    p-picnic

    • Selection of sandwich rolls and good bread
    • Veggies and Dip
    • Assorted chips
    • Pickles
    • Cookies
    • Fruit
    • Lemonade or Iced Tea and Water

    All meals will be served at a local outdoor pavilion or at our river view picnic site. Showers are available upon request.

    One week notice is needed for all menus. Our Standard Picnic can be ordered 24 hours in advance.

  • BBQ Grilled Chicken & Bratwursts: $22.00/ person

    • Marinated Chicken Leg Quarters (boiled in beer & butter, grilled with chef’s sauce)
    • Beef Bratwursts (boiled w/ beer, onions, hot pepper, garlic then grilled)
    • Grilled Portabellas
    • Lettuce, tomato, onion etc

    All Deli Style &  BBQ Picnics Include:

    p-picnic

    • Selection of sandwich rolls and good bread
    • Veggies and Dip
    • Assorted chips
    • Pickles
    • Cookies
    • Fruit
    • Lemonade or Iced Tea and Water

    All meals will be served at a local outdoor pavilion or at our river view picnic site. Showers are available upon request.

    One week notice is needed for all menus. Our Standard Picnic can be ordered 24 hours in advance.

    p-plateCorporate Dinner: $49.95/person
    A delectable Corporate Dinner Menu  featuring local and organic foods
    Call for more information…

  • Dress & Directions

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    How to dress for river activities:

    What to bring:

    1. dry change of clothes
    2. towel
    3. suntan lotion
    4. glasses strap
    5. plenty of water- it’s very important to be properly hydrated on your trip.

     

    River and Trail Outfitters Store Supplies:

    • Snacks and drinks
    • Trip Souvenirs such as t-shirts, hats, and patches
    • Items you might forget like suntan lotion, inexpensive river shoes
    • Quality outdoor gear such as kayaks, canoes, and paddling gear
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     Directions To River and Trail Outfitters in Knoxville, Maryland

    The directions below are to our main check-in location at 604 Valley Road Knoxville, MD.  However, your specific group may be meeting in an alternative location.  Please check with your group sales person for details. 

    We need your help!
    Please carpool whenever possible. Space is limited and it saves the earth’s  resources.

    From the Baltimore area:
    Take I-70W to Frederick. Take Exit 52 onto 340W for 16 miles. Turn right on Valley Road at the yellow flashing lights just before the Potomac River Bridge. We are immediately on the left.

    From the Washington D.C area.:
    Take I-270N to Frederick. Merge with I-70W toward Hagerstown. Move to far right lane immediately. Take Exit 52 onto 340W toward Charles Town. Follow 340 for 16 miles. Turn right on Valley Road at the yellow flashing lights just before the Potomac River Bridge. We are immediately on the left.

    From the Northern Virginia area:
    Take the Greenway to Route 7W or get directly on Route 7W (Leesburg Pike) past Leesburg. Exit onto Route 9W toward Charles Town. Approximately 2 miles after the small town of Hillsboro, turn right onto Route 671. At the T-intersection turn right onto 340 and cross the Potomac River Bridge. Turn left at the first Maryland intersection (yellow flashing lights just past bridge) onto Valley Road. We are immediately on the left.

    From the Harpers Ferry WV area: 
    Take 340 N, go approximately 3 miles past Harpers Ferry, crossing over the Shenandoah and Potomac River bridges into Maryland. Just after the Potomac River Bridge, turn left at the yellow flashing lights onto Valley Road. We are immediately on the left.

 

THE BLUE HERON GRILL ALSO OFFERS CATERING SERVICES, CASUAL PARTIES, AND CUSTOM MENUS FEATURING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SUCH AS TUBING, CANOEING, KAYAKING, AND OUR CLIMBING WALL.


For Reservations

Call 301-834-9950