Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Pocono Mountains Resort Redefining the Company Picnic

Woodloch Resort Bringing Back the Concept of Corporate Togetherness through a Unique Program of Offerings

(Hawley, PA) – “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” - Stephen R. Covey

Any successful business knows that its employees are its most powerful asset. Engaged and happy staff members are key, and no place is more aware of that than Woodloch, an all-inclusive resort in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains. Originally opened in 1958, Woodloch has over 60 years of success under its belt, continuously operating on a mission statement to “treat all guests as if they were company in their own homes,” and employees are no exception to that rule. Visit the Poconos resort, and it quickly becomes apparent that the concept of family is truly at the core of Woodloch's business model and is vital to its longtime success. Staff work hard and are passionate about what they do and why they do it. They pride themselves on teamwork and cooperation.

In this way, Woodloch sets the perfect example for the corporate clients it hosts. Each year, the all-inclusive resort welcomes a number of diverse companies from various industries for corporate retreats, meetings, and team building events with the end goal of improved communication, enhanced connections, greater engagement, and increased productivity. To summarize, Woodloch epitomizes the notion of the company picnic where employees, from the lowest to the highest level, are invited along with their families to enjoy a casual day away from the office with food, fun and games. Over the years, with increased market turbulence and a rocky economy, the company picnic has declined in popularity. As one would guess, however, the team at Woodloch would argue there is no better time than now for the company picnic. With amplified reliance upon technology comes decreased interpersonal interactions, and this is one method to bring it back.

Take WAC Lighting out of Port Washington, NY as an example. A corporate client of Woodloch’s, each year they take a weekend away there, putting together a unique agenda with the Pocono resort’s staff to allow everyone to let loose as well as foster communication and friendship. The weekend culminates into a full-blown block party where Woodloch guest homes are outfitted with a band, party games, a barbeque, and even a makeshift casino. In addition to the block party, guests have access to all of Woodloch’s activities and amenities, which range from bumper cars and go karts to game show contests and Broadway-style shows, just to name a few. After a weekend at Woodloch, WAC Lighting employees leave energized, enthused, and ultimately ready to start the new workweek more productive than ever.

Nestled among towering pines and pristine lakes in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, Woodloch is conveniently located within close proximity to most major cities in the Northeast. With three distinct properties including a destination spa (The Lodge at Woodloch), an 18-hole championship golf course community (Woodloch Springs), and an award-winning family resort (Woodloch Pines), the resort hosts corporate events fitting of every taste. Priding themselves on personalized service from start to finish, Woodloch staff excel at delivering customized teambuilding programs, which includes everything from boat building to archery tag to karaoke parties and more. In short, they offer anything but the ordinary.

“With today’s increased reliance upon technology, the workplace has become more impersonal than ever. The company picnic is a way to bring back and rebuild those relationships that may be lacking. And there’s no better place to do that than at Woodloch, a business built on bringing people together and strengthening connections,” says Lisa Hugaboom, Director of Corporate Sales.

Woodloch offers corporate packages of all prices and types. For more information, visit: https://www.woodlochmeetings.com/.

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