The Essex Woods Meeting and Retreat Center has a number of unique features and activities to make your company meeting, retreat, or team building meeting an experience they will not forget.  Whatever your goals are for your team, we can help you develop and facilitate an activity that will bring your vision to reality.

Essex river kayaking


Our ropes course is a great way to bring your team together in a challenging but safe environment. It is designed to present individual and group challenges to build confidence, communication, accountability, and perseverance. Our trained facilitators will focus on exactly what your team needs. Pricing is based on the number of participants.


Take your team out on the beautiful Essex River for a three-hour kayaking experience that has been specifically designed as a team building event for your company. Together you will explore nature and discover wildlife kayaking around islands or within the winding salt marshes. Our program is designed to take into consideration the varying levels of ability and kayaking experience.

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There is nothing quite like capping off a day of meetings and team building like sitting around a fire in this beautiful setting.  We also provide all the accouterments for making s’mores!


Whether you are planning a wellness retreat, a retreat focused on fitness or a week long team building experience for your company our hot tub and wood fired sauna provide the perfect spot to unwind and re-connect mind and body at the end of the day. It’s a place for your group to just unwind and socialize after a full day.


Essex river kayaking
Team building activities Boston Mass.