Enriching Activities & Programs
Team Building Programs & On-Site Ropes Course
Groups come to Evins Mill for a variety of reasons, and building stronger teams is chief among them. Since 1997, Evins Mill is proud to have partnered with Adventureworks, Inc., which built and operates the ropes course at Evins Mill and has worked with dozens of our clients over the years.
The collaboration between the resort and Adventureworks helps groups tap into the vast and often undiscovered resources that flow from true teamwork. The experts at Adventureworks tailor every program to the unique needs and objectives of the client, relating directly to the issues that teams face. Solutions are generated, strategic plans are developed, teams emerge stronger and ready to take on new challenges.
The resort's distinct conference spaces, combined with a state-of-the-arts challenge ropes course, makes Evins Mill the perfect venue for a corporate retreat that includes team development. Whether it’s a three-day intensive or an afternoon of play, Adventureworks provides real solutions for real companies.
A partial listing of some of the ways groups have leveraged an Adventureworks experience:
- Bringing together new teams
- Tackling new challenges
- Strategic planning
- Working through problems
- Celebrating success
- Establishing new leadership
- Interrupting routines or patterns
- Developing and strengthening trust
- Strengthening working relationships
"Our management staff was very pleased that we were able to accomplish our teambuilding goals through your program, and we appreciate the work that you have since provided to ensure that our positive experience continues. Your staff helped us address some of the issues we are facing and facilitated an esprit de corps which will yield many positive returns in the future. Many thanks." ~ David Taylor, HCM
Adventureworks can be contacted at 615.297.2250 or on the web at www.adventureworks.com.
Akashic Records Revealed
For those who believe in or are open to the possiblity of reincarnation, Teri Endres - a gifted Akashic record practicioner as well as a talented staff member at Evins Mill - can help you access lessons learned from each life you've lived - from what is known as your Akashic record. By accessing such wisdom, Teri can help you gain insights when confronting important challenges or decisions in your present life. She is available for individual sessions at $60/hour or group readings at $25/person. To receive more information about Teri and/or to reserve a reading or session, please contact Teri directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tastings & Tours
Evins Mill serves cheese from Harmony Lane Farm & Creamery, just minutes from Evins Mill. By advance reservation, the Creamery offers tours of its property for just $14/guest. Beyond the sight & sound of goats, pigs, cows & chickens, tours offer guests an opportunity to milk a goat by hand, bottle feed baby goats (in season) and patronize a great gift shop with great goat cheese & much more.
Evins Mill also serves wine produced locally by Northfield Vineyards, also in Sparta, TN. Pending availability, we can arrange for an on-site tasting - when Mark Ray shares the Northfield story and samples his wines, which are paired with appetizers prepared by Evins Mill. The Wine Tasting Package is $50/attendee.
Evins Mill serves beer brewed locally by the Calfkiller Brewing Company in Sparta, TN. Pending availability, we can arrange for an on-site tasting - when the Sergio Brothers share their story and sample their beers, which are paired with appetizers prepared by Evins Mill. The Beer Tasting Package is $50/attendee.
Believe it or not, Evins Mill also serves moonshine distilled locally by Short Mountain Distillery, located in adjacent Cannon County. Clients may schedule tours of the distillery & tastings of real Tennessee hooch by contacting Short Mountain in advance.
Bonfires & Bluegrass
As Smithville plays host every July 4th weekend to the premier bluegrass festival in the country, it’s only fitting that Evins Mill would offer its group clients live musical entertainment – be it down home bluegrass by way of the Clyde Nokes Band or the mellifluous acoustic guitar of Gene Maxwell. Pricing varies.
Bonfires have become one of the more popular activities for our corporate clientele - especially in the Fall. Pending the receipt of a burn permit from the county, Evins Mill can set-up, break-down and manage a bonfire for up to two hours. The Bonfire Package is available for a fixed fee of $200. Supplies for s'mores are available for $4 per attendee.
Spa Services & Scavenger Hunts
Pending availability, Evins Mill may be able to arrange for in-room massage therapy sessions and/or for shorter chair massage sessions in common gathering areas. Not exactly a group activity, one-hour in-room massages are $70, based on a minimum of two appointments, while chair massages are $2/minute, with a one-hour minimum.
While Evins Mill does not directly organize scavenger hunts, it is happy to facilitate such an activity by providing event and meeting planners ideas on searchable items. At forty acres, the resort's property is full of fun ideas!
Sangha Leadership Retreat ~ Tue, Sep 26 to Fri, Sep 29
This program is designed for those who are seeking a transformative change in their leadership, or are intent on growing their professional capabilities within and beyond business life. A cornerstone of the Sangha Leadership Retreat is "learning and leading through community." This retreat will help you uncover the ways you limit your own leadership capacity and build the skills that allow you to successfully engage your workforce and co-create sustainable results.
Led by Susi Willis, Valetta Evans & Stephanie Pizarro, the workshop begins on the morning of Tuesday, September 26 and wraps up with a celebration dinner on Thursday, September 28. For more information about Sangha Leadership Group and their Evins Mill retreat, visit their web site or contact Susi Willis by email (email@example.com) or by phone (615.393.3016).