Corporate and Company Retreats
Are you searching for ways to encourage team building and identify candidates for leadership roles? Unlock your team’s true potential with our unforgettable business retreat!
Our intense company retreat is the ultimate leadership training program for organizations of any size. We’ll help boost your team’s performance, stress-tolerance and endurance by pushing your team to experience life-changing breakthroughs together. How? Let’s just say we start with a 14-foot fall.
Why Choose Survival Systems USA for Leadership Team Development?
The Survival Systems USA experience emphasizes spontaneous leadership, building confidence, applying resourcefulness and the decision-making ability to work through limitations in stressful situations. We’ve been teaching aquatic survival since 1999 and have instructed members of the National Guard, the F.B.I. and the New York Police, among others.
You may be wondering how this relates to your upcoming company retreat. After discovering the team building benefits during aquatic survival training, we’re using the same training to help major organizations including General Dynamics, UCONN, Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) and Mohegan Sun boost employee performance with business and executive retreats.
Our Company Retreat
Our program begins with a team building course and leadership workshop, then transitions to an in-depth review of the life-saving equipment your team will use during the leadership training program. Once everyone’s suited up and ready to go, your team is led to an indoor pool where, one-by-one, each team member faces their fear of heights with a dramatic 14-foot drop into the water below. Next, with lights flashing, music blaring and fog rolled in to resemble a treacherous storm, company team members must navigate their way through several open water training techniques both individually and as a team.
With their hearts racing, your company’s team is then ushered to the final step of training—escape a crashed aircraft. In a safe and controlled environment, team members are secured in an aircraft simulator then submerged and flipped. Now breathless and under pressure, participants must trust themselves and their team to bring each other to safety. It’s in these moments that groups come together, bonds are formed, and leaders are born. Now that’s what we call a business retreat!
Plan the Best Company Retreat with Survival Systems USA
Our program is more than your typical company retreat – it’s a comprehensive leadership training program and team building course for organizations of all types and sizes.
Give us a call at 860-405-0002 to get started with booking, inquire about company retreat pricing or discuss preferred dates.
Company Retreat Testimonials | Why Survival Systems USA is the Best Corporate Retreat
“In my business we change our clients’ lives. This course has changed our lives.” – Fitness Coach and Owner of Advantage Personal Training
“Members of our team completed the leadership and team development program at a very crucial and tense time. It was remarkable to see the transformation from the second we walked in the door to the second we walked out of the door in terms of attitude, communication and optimism. After the training, I have witnessed increased confidence in participants and a bond that can’t be broken. I am forever grateful for the role that Survival Systems USA played in making our team that much stronger.” – Kelly Sullivan, Director of Organizational Development at Mohegan Sun
“Such a good experience! Had a wonderful time. Learned to survive a plane crash. Excellent leadership and team building event!” – Sam Lundin, CEO of Vimbly and member of Entrepreneurs Organization.
Corporate & Company Retreat Location
144 Tower Avenue
Groton, CT 06340
In The News
WFSB Channel 3 Bureau Chief Kevin Hogan Sept 5, 2019
GROTON, CT (WFSB) – Following the deaths of 34 people from a boat fire in California, experts are explaining what to do during an aircraft or water emergency. For more than three decades, Survival Systems in Groton has been teaching people how to survive water accidents. Veteran survival instructor Michael Mulford teaches people how to survive the water, should anyone make a water landing in an aircraft. He also teaches how to exit the aircraft, deploy a raft, put on a life vest, and survive until help arrives. “It’s definitely helpful to do it hands on and actually swim because you realize that your brain kicks in, in a different way versus reading it and seeing it on a screen,” said Erinn Springer, survival student. You learn in the class that even the simple task of putting on a life vest and inflating it is different in the water. “The average passenger can’t put on a live vest in seven to eight seconds, which is the time it should take to pull that off, put it on and around your waist,” said Stefaan Uzzell, an instructor. Hypothermia is the biggest threat to surviving and instructors say putting your body in a simple large trash bag could buy you time. It also helps if passengers huddle together, locking arms and legs, to keep warm.
“What we teach them here is to suppress that urge to panic, understand where those stresses are coming from, and teach people how to deal with those stresses,” Mulford said.
Working together, people can survive and find shelter in a raft.
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Survival Systems USA, Inc.
144 Tower Avenue Groton, CT 06340