Nassau Street captures the essence of Princeton, the charm of a small college town on one side and the sophistication of a prominent international university on the other. Walking the tree-lined streets, one is just as apt to hear a foreign language spoken as one is English. It’s this mix that gives the town its unique feel, making it the perfect location for a team building exercise.
Two signers of the Declaration of Independence, John Witherspoon and Richard Stockton, both had ties to Princeton University which hosted meetings of the Continental Congress in the spring and fall of 1783. That impact on our nation has continued to the present day. The list of Presidents, statesmen, scientists, athletes, authors, Supreme Court justices, generals, actors, and astronauts with Princeton connections is extensive.
The GeoQuest team building event allows your group to explore Princeton while discovering its plentiful history.
After a start in Palmer Square, hand-held GPS units lead teams from the bike shop frequented by Albert Einstein, to historic churches, to a stage shared by Jimmy Stewart and Brooke Shields, and to Nassau Hall, the original Princeton University building. Although history predominates, there’s also plenty of room for whimsy. Several of the clues your team needs to find are sure to bring a smile to their faces – though you might not recognize them reflected in the funhouse mirror they’ve just discovered.
In CSI: On Location, the quiet of Princeton is disrupted by a minor crime wave. It’s up to you and your team of crime scene investigators to solve as many of these crimes as possible before time is up. Cases range from a possible murder (is that blood you’ve found on Witherspoon St.?), to an assault with a cannon on Prospect St., to rampant bike theft on campus, to a missing person near the Battle Monument. If you’re successful in this team event, you can help return peace and tranquility to both the town and the university.
To wrap things up, have your group gather at Triumph Brewery or the Witherspoon Grill for your team activity debrief and some well deserved beverages and perhaps something to eat as well. If your plans involve indoor activities such as Intergalactic Adventure or Wheels for the World bike build for kids, consider utilizing meeting space at the Nassau Inn.
Discover a wide of range of team building events that can be held in Princeton, NJ.