Prepare for Recovery: Build a Better Team in 2010

Since fall of 2008, hotels small and large alike have been shedding jobs and reducing expenses to weather this economic storm not seen since the Great Depression. Each month leaders look to the numbers on new job losses and unemployment applications for a glimmer of recovery. Most analysts are now saying that recovery will come sooner than later and hopefully by 4th Quarter of 2010. With better days ahead, I offer a little advice to area business hotel leaders, “Invest in training today to let your employees know you care.” Continue reading

Girl Scout Badgefest hosted by NorthStar Adventure at Dutch Springs

NorthStar Adventure Announces Badgefest 2009, Highly coveted dog mushing fun patch to be offered!

August 20, 2009 – Bethlehem, PA. Girl Scouts from as far away as Connecticut are expected at the first annual Girl Scout Badgefest hosted by NorthStar Adventure at Dutch Springs. Planned for the weekend of November 13-15th this three day event is sure to become a highlight for young girls as they work towards their badge requirements. “The girl scouts love coming here,” said Kari Hunyadi, lead facilitator at NorthStar Adventure. Continue reading

Perfection requires Entire Team Effort

A perfect game in baseball is similar to a perfect sellout for a hotel.

Mark Buehrle’s perfect game on July 23rd, 2009 demonstrated how everyone on the Chicago White Sox was performing at a high level and contributed to the rare fete, a perfect game. Although much of the celebration and accolades go to the pitcher, a true sports fan knows that it took a complete team effort to accomplish what has only been done 18 times in the past 125 years. Continue reading

Dutch Springs – A different kind of business

Stu Schooley was featured in the Morning Call “Outlook” section this Sunday as he continues to remake a “cement quarry” into one of the area’s most unique tourist attractions. Promoting the Lehigh Valley and Dutch Springs for over 28 years to SCUBA divers along the eastern seaboard, was not enough, Stu realized he needed to provide fun for the families and friends of the divers, so he created a Aqua Park. Continue reading

Nothing builds a Team Like a Nose Dive

FORGET playing paintball. Companies are sending staff to experience a plane crash in simulators run by British Airways as the ultimate team-building exercise.

For £130 a head, employees are taken to a hangar at Heathrow where they board a shortened version of a Boeing 737 mounted on a motion platform. Continue reading

NorthStar Adventure Teams up with Lehigh Valley GrandPrix to Deliver High Powered Team Building Training

Area leaders in experiential teambuilding provide full day of leadership development and fun!

January 13, 2009, 2008 – Bethlehem, PA. Companies have known for a long time that having a strong leadership team in place is the key to weathering tough economic times. Delivering memorable and coachable moments that create high performing teams has been the business of NorthStar Adventure at Dutch Springs and Lehigh Valley Grand Prix since their inceptions. Now the two adventure training specialists are teaming up to provide a fun, fast-paced day of experiential education with their 2009 Survive, Thrive and Drive teamwork development sessions. Continue reading