Why A Company Picnic?

The Benefits of Getting Your Team Together OUTSIDE of the Office!

Company picnics, when done the right way, can be one of the most beneficial activities for both you and your employees!  The corporate world has drastically changed over the last 20 years. The younger generations are less likely to remain loyal to the same company throughout their entire career, mirroring the dip in loyalty to employees that companies have shown in the last two decades. In a competitive job market, it’s more important than ever to reduce the amount of turnover. The hiring and training process can be quite a chunk of change, especially if one party decides it’s not the right move. Company picnics are a great way to build the type of positive environment that can make a huge, positive impact on many facets of your business.

1. Thank Your Employees: Not surprising, the best reason to have a company picnic for your employees is it simply thank them for a great effort. The best way to keep and retain employees is to make sure they feel valued and heard. By going above and beyond you demonstrate how valuable they are to you. This will, in turn, earn more loyalty from them.

2. Spark Creativity: There’s nothing better for a surge of creativity than a change of scenery. In an informal setting, your team members will develop a more natural flow of ideas between each other, and some great breakthroughs have been known to happen over a game of miniature golf.

3. Team Building: It’s been a problem in sports for many years: a team that doesn’t play as a team will never win championships. You may have the best talent in the world, but until everyone can learn to work together and play off each other, you’re not going to get very far. The same is true with your team of employees. And the best way to get your team together? A company outing! Unstructured, relaxed socializing. The bonds that form organically are much stronger than when they are forced. Your staff will appreciate it!

4. Morale Boost: It’s no secret that happy employees are more productive. There are an infinite number of ways to boost employee morale, so I won’t get into listing things like that. One of the sure-fire routes that gets nearly immediate results is the company picnic! Also consider inviting the families of your employees. When someone feels valued, they will work harder for you. And when you bring in family as well, it helps bond the employees together even further; both with each other and loyalty to the company.

These are only a few of the great reasons to plan a picnic for your group.


But here, we always think the #1 reason is because it’s FUN!! Take the day off to relax and let us handle the stress. Our motto isn’t “Life’s a Picnic” for nothing!

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1412 Schoolhouse Rd, Wall Township, NJ 07753

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Everyone picked up some projects during quarantine; some took up baking, some people sewed masks. Pete finally put together an amazing project he’s been cooking up for a couple of years: the BIG Adirondack chair! It’s a great photo-op location right in front of the kids’ playground. Make sure you snag a pic and tag it with #oaktreelodge this summer! ...

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2 months ago

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Happy Father’s Day to all of our dads out there! Our two resident dads enjoyed a day of fixing things, from leaks to their golf swings 😊 ...

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2 months ago

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TODAY IS THE DAY WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR! We're happy to announce that we will be able to open up for picnics on JUNE 22ND!!

We will be limited to 250 attendees at a time, and currently there are plans to host only one group at a time to make sure everyone feels safe. That may change in the upcoming month.

We also want to make sure our guests and staff are as safe as possible, so here are some of our protocols moving forward:
1. Please do not attend events if you are sick or have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat. Employees will be sent home with any of these symptoms as well.
2. Masks are required when social distancing is not possible, and is required to enter our restrooms.
3. Our tables have been split to individual 6 person tables, and all are either 6 feet apart or marked that they cannot be used.
4. We will be marking the ground for our food lines that keep guests 6 feet apart from each other as well as our staff.
5. Our staff will be serving the buffet "cafeteria style," and condiments will be provided in single serve packets.

6. We will be disinfecting tables after guests get up when they are finished eating.
7. Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout our pavilion for easy use.
8. We will be following all public pool guidelines, including spacing out of deck chairs and requiring masks to enter restrooms.

9. Restrooms will be routinely checked and high use areas will be disinfected.

We want to thank everyone that has reached out to us in support. Looking forward to seeing everyone this summer!

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