For tens of thousands of years mankind has been intrigued by fire. It has been used to heat, cook and forge metal. Also for some a place to meet and relax.
One of my favorite ways to kick-back, reflect and relax is to strike a match and light a campfire. This is when I like to open my box of nothing, er brain.
It wasn’t too long ago, we had the opportunity to host a unique corporate retreat here at Opossum Creek.
Every evening some of the group would strike a fire and gather ‘round. I overheard one say “what is it that attracts us to fire?”. Watching the guys around the fire, some talking and some just gazing at the embers is a scene played out around fire-rings all over.
It was noted that the time spent around the fire was often, more productive than any other time during the meeting. In fact, some business-altering decisions were made around that fire as they gathered in the evenings.
Bonds were formed and personalities were defined. This quote pretty much sums it up, “We arrived as a team and left as a family”
Opossum Creek Retreat offers an unusual form of corporate retreat. We are nestled in the middle of some of the country’s best outdoor activities and, in my opinion, the most beautiful scenery anywhere.
Next time you have a corporate meeting, ask yourself, “How much more could we accomplish around a campfire?”.