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We are strong believers that a successful conference should have some elements of recreation and entertainment, particularly when your conference is at a lakeside resort. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. A few are listed below, and we encourage you to consider these in your planning.

Recreation at Severn Lodge

Severn Lodge has a wide variety of recreation facilities on our doorstep. There are many opportunities available that make use of our on site recreation facilities. Delegates can take a cruise aboard our 1922 vintage mahogany motor launch, walk our 100 acres of wooded trails, play a round of tennis, or use a variety of waterfront sports equipment such as pedal boats, kayaks, canoes, fishing boats or just soothe their muscles in our outdoor whirlpool spa.

Recreation Nearby

Our nearby area provides many other opportunities such as boat cruises, golf, horseback riding, and Las Vegas style gambling at Casino Rama. Our Muskoka – Georgian Bay lake country is also home to some of North America’s finest golf courses. In addition, delegate spouses can enjoy shopping in our nearby lakeside villages, historic sites, museums, festivals, fairs and much more.

Evening Entertainment

Evening social gatherings are always special. Creative ideas often flow from these gatherings. However, should you wish to have live entertainment, we can arrange for that too. As well, we have access to a variety of live entertainment options.

Team Building Activities

All team building activities at Severn Lodge are FUN first and foremost!  Your delegates will have the opportunity to “play” together!  If you’re looking for more than just fun, we can alter almost any program to focus on specific business traits (ie: cooperation, problem solving, teamwork, etc.)

 Low impact

These are activities which can be done in a single location – typically not very active at all.  The Regatta Room and our Front Lawn are good places for this kind of activity.  Examples are….

  • Win Lose or Draw
  • Name that Tune
  • Brain Teasers
  • Riddles
  • Creative Construction
  • Human Structure

High Impact

These are active activities that will have the group moving constantly, all through the resort property.  These will work with teams of up to 10 people.  These activities are all ‘task based’ which means teams will not be able to find the answers by just staying in one spot.

Gold Rush – Teams must answer riddles and clues to find Samuel De Champlains lost cache of gold!

Amazing Race – Clues and riddles will send teams to multiple locations hunting for all puzzle pieces necessary to solve the “master puzzle”.

Scavenger Hunt – Our never fail, Severn Lodge ‘signature’ Scavenger Hunt will keep groups moving and smiling at the same time as they try to find all 30 items on the list!

Canoe Clinic – Dependent on group size as a limited number of vessels are available.

**Using a Twitter account with any of these programs allows us to use “picture clues” and will give your group a wonderful on-line photo album when the activity is complete.

Tournaments

We can arrange a tournament for your group with any of the recreational activities we have on-site….

  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffleboard
  • Tennis
  • Bocce Ball
  • Volleyball
  • …and more!

Mid-meeting Shake em ups

These activities happen right in your meeting room!  Our staff will come in and run 1 or 2 very quick, active games that will get the blood flowing!  Great for reviving delegates during those longer meetings.  Examples include Olympic Simon Says, The Birthday Game and Hula Hoop Hoopla.