How do the Scavenger Hunts work? What are people looking for?
The tasks are designed to take you on a journey of unique spots. For instance, on the Downtown Hunt, teams will visit cool roof top lounges with amazing views, hip hotels and fun restaurants & shops. The tasks run the gamut from finding historic landmarks and specific popular locations, to answering fun pop culture trivia. Every program always kicks off with a high energy warm up challenge
How long do the Scavenger Hunts last and which area is the most popular?
The Hunt lasts two hours but when you incorporate the introduction and the awards ceremony, the entire time frame is three hours. If it’s a private event, we can customize the length. If it’s a Specialty Scavenger Hunt, such as our Amazing Race version, plan on 3.5 hours. Downtown San Diego is our most requested followed by La Jolla, Balboa Park, Encinitas, Old Town and Coronado.
I'm thinking of surprising my staff and not letting them know what we're planning.
We’ve been creating team building Scavenger Hunts for corporate and leisure groups since 2003 and we’ve learned over the years that surprising your group typically doesn’t work. We find that it’s best to tell people what they are doing, and to remind them of all the small details such as what to wear (sneakers is a must!) and the importance of eating prior to an event. People don’t like to be caught off guard!
Is the Scavenger Hunt physically challenging? Some of us have bad knees!
The Scavenger Hunts are approximately 1.5 to 2.5 miles and all the routes are relatively flat so it’s great for all fitness levels. Your comfort level is important to us, so teams aren’t allowed to run for safety reasons
Is this activity appropriate for companies?
Yes, it’s an excellent team bonding activity! Over the years, we’ve had all types of groups from Fortune 500 companies to small startups. The tasks are designed to stimulate conversation and test players problem solving abilities, creativity and time management skills. As a result, people’s personalities do come out and you learn a lot about yourself and your team mates. While you’re solving the clues, you get the added bonus of a wonderful sightseeing tour because you’re exploring cool, hidden spots along the way. Our clients include CEO’s, Marketing/Sales Teams, Teachers, Engineers, Scientists, Health professionals, Law Firms, the Military and Faith based groups.
How many tasks are there and do all the teams have the same clues?
Each team will have 7-9 required tasks plus a bonus sheet that has 30-35 additional tasks. The tasks are the same for each team but they’re in a different order. The team that accomplishes the most and has the highest score, will be the winner.
What is a “Specialty Scavenger Hunt?”
We offer several custom Scavenger Hunts such as our Amazing Race version and Charity Give Back. In the Amazing Race formula, we incorporate physical & mental challenges like our Football Throwing Task and Memory/Obstacle Course. Our Charity formula includes tasks that have a “Give Back” angle. For instance, teams could build trikes or stuff backpacks. Over the years, we’ve blessed Military Families, Faith based groups and numerous non-profit groups through our Charity Scavenger Hunt.
Are your Scavenger Hunts offered only in San Diego?
We are a San Diego based company so majority of our Scavenger Hunts are here in America’s Finest City, but we can travel. If you have a specific city in mind, let us know! We currently offer Scavenger Hunts in Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Palm Springs, Charleston, South Carolina and Maui.
Is the Scavenger Hunt appropriate for kids/families or a group of friends?
Our Scavenger Hunts are all about fun, so it works well for families and friends. We’ve designed hunts for many birthday parties, bachelorette celebrations, anniversaries, school reunions and church events. We even designed a custom hunt where it ended with a marriage proposal!