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Wilderness Survival Team Building & Executive Retreats by Executive Oasis International, Toronto

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Wilderness Survival: Facilitated Team Building & Executive Retreats

Are you a Canadian executive leading your team navigate the changing business realities unleashed by COVID-19?

This facilitated business team building simulation incorporates outdoor team challenges to encourage team bonding and help your team:

  • identify new applications for your products & services
  • fine-tune your messaging to resonate with existing & prospective clients
  • build a cohesive virtual team to foster innovation

Available throughout Canada but especially in Toronto, Haliburton, the Muskokas, the Eastern Townships, and the Laurentians.

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We can also offer this simulation in the USA (Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, The Poconos), UK, Europe (Switzerland, France, Germany)

Contact us for details.



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

  • Build team spirit.
  • Unleash your team’s creativity
  • Identify and eliminate communication stop gaps.
  • Identify untapped markets for your products and services.
  • Forge stronger links between geographically dispersed teams.

Arctic Survival, a winter version of this business simulation, is also available.


The Storyline

It was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime – you hike (canoe or ride your horses) to the heart of the Canadian hinterland. But, you just couldn’t resist going for it. A wild race, a fast gallop, lots of laughs – and suddenly you’re separated from your guides and the rest of your party.

You’ve lost your money, your identification, your passports, and your airline tickets. You have enough food to last a for 3 days. All you have are your horses, tack, the clothes on your backs, your survival packs, and the one “luxury” item you managed to sneak inside your gear.

You’re not too worried. Your First Nations guides told you they’d send out a search party. In the meantime, you must come up with a plan. Your guides will help you implement it and get the word out when you are rescued.

The next morning, you pull out the Wilderness Survival package. You begin to develop your strategy using idea chains, storyboards, flow charts, and force field analysis. You’ll identify a product that you can manufacture in the wilderness to raise money, and design a marketing strategy that you can implement upon rescue.



Your facilitator will take you through a pre-briefing to ensure that the links between Wilderness Survival and the challenges your team faces are clear. Your facilitator will debrief the experience with your team to identify insights, tools and strategies that your team can take back to work and use immediately.

  • Idea Chains
  • Storyboards
  • Priority Grids
  • Corporate Landscape Analyzer
  • Force Field Analysis
  • Cause/Effect Fishbones (Not reviewed)
  • Flow Charts (Not reviewed)


Activities Included:

  • Orienteering with a Compass
  • GPS Geocache Treasure Hunt
  • Fire Starter Challenge
  • Bon Fire
  • Night Hike

Important: To offer this session with the name Survivor and include elements from the show, royalty charges will have to be paid to CBS, Disney or Touchstone depending on your location.

Team spirit goes digital and to the park as COVID-19 measures continue

These are attempts to see what the new normal will look like that keep people engaged and let employees know that their organization still cares about them and their team is still there

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What our Clients Say About Us

Wilderness Survival

Ian Lum You, Vice-President, Sales, Dial Corporation (Toronto)

This was terrific team building, surpassed my expectations and provided an entirely new experience.

Ian Lum You,
Vice-President, Sales, Dial Corporation (Toronto)

George Abate, Vice President Chief Accountant Xerox

Great fun, good exercise, and challenging…

George Abate
Vice President Chief Accountant Xerox

Celeste Thompson, Store Manager, Mister Safety Shoes, Toronto

Thankyou Anne for keeping me motivated throughout the conference. I will use the tools (e.g. mind maps, force field analysis, storyboards, flow charts) as everyday problem-solving techniques.

Celeste Thompson
Store Manager, Mister Safety Shoes (Toronto)

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