As someone who has planned many team building and corporate events, I have to say that hands down, Out of the Ordinary takes the spotlight on professionalism, reliability and delivering an unforgettable experience. When I was tasked to plan a team building/holiday party in less than 4 weeks, I was so relieved to be working with a company that really has it together! Marc & Darlynne are so enthusiastic and really know how to think outside of the ordinary with every detail. I am so used to the behind the scenes chaos that typically plays out on the day of an event, but OOA's team was so polished and calm. Definitely a relief! I was even able to enjoy the event myself and participate as a guest.
We always have fun with Out of the Ordinary! I know San Diego is in our future and I will always keep you in mind.
Thanks again for all your help. It went very, very well and I hope to work with you again, real soon!
We had so much fun – the Out of the Ordinary team did a great job! Thanks for sending these awesome photos!
Bemer USA, LLC
The games Out of the Ordinary hosted were phenomenal. Our team had such a great time – they ranged in age 25-75! Everyone was laughing and cheering and having a blast. Out of the Ordinary is super organized and very informative. They can even custom the event so it’s special for you, such as ‘take aways’. This was an awesome experience for our group
We booked the urban scavenger hunt at Balboa Park, in San Diego, for a company gathering and we had a great time!
Darlynne and the other guides were very helpful, guiding us through the park and giving us clues when needed without influencing the game. We all feel that we know better the city we live in, and we received great feedbacks from our whole team, so I can say that it was a lot of fun.
High Tech Elementary
Our school, High Tech Elementary Chula Vista, did The Amazing Race scavenger hunt with Out of the Ordinary and had a blast! They were very professional, organized and fun! We just got to sit back and enjoy. I would highly recommend them for group building activities.
We loved our Sherlock Holmes Interactive Murder Mystery Teambuilding. Very unique!
Out of the Ordinary hosted our team building event and it went amazing! They are very organized, professional, and have fabulous personalities. The staff I work with cannot stop talking about how much fun they had. Low cost team building through a great company!
Oh my goodness, the entire experience and photo slide show from event were great! Thank you so much. Everyone had a blast and continues to talk about how much fun it was!
I liked best the way your team mobilized my team of engineers. Everyone participated and had fun. I could tell all of you love what you do
Our company is mostly engineers, which typically don't enjoy the marketing piece of our business, so this year when we hired Darlynne & Marc, we wanted them to do an activity that was centered around marketing, but wasn't intimidating and was relevant to our field. They nailed it by coming up with the Marketing/branding video challenge. They covered the topic (we're water engineers) and made the challenge directions super easy to understand while keeping it fun. To synopsize the challenge:
Just wanted to thank you, Marc and your entire team once again. From the beginning of our talks to the end, it was a great experience. You made us look good. Thank you!
Green Valley Church
The Out of the Ordinary facilitators were fantastic! The energy level and enthusiasm were contagious. Our team enjoyed the fun of this program and it definitely was a great tool to get employees interacting with each other.
Out of the Ordinary did a really great job of creating a fun, engaging and energizing Team Building Charity Bike Build event for us, one that I know we all really enjoyed! Thank you!
Thank you so much for an awesome event! We really enjoyed it. And your pictures look great. Wow!!
Best company I've ever worked with that is very much involved with the event. Darlynne and Marc make the best team and are always on top of their A-game. They are heavily involved from giving you options down to the day of the event. I highly recommend Out of the Ordinary for teambuilding events and can't wait to work with them again!
Thermo Fisher Scientific
My work team did an Outrigger Canoe Challenge recently and everyone enjoyed the event! It was fun and exciting and really helped to bring the team together to enjoy the day outside of your typical working environment. The staff was very friendly, professional and attentive and everything was set up and coordinated perfectly. They made everything super easy from the 1st phone call to the actual event!
We always have an outstanding time with you. We also loved the photos you put together from the Boat Build. Thank you!
Visit Santa Barbara
Darlynne and her husband Marc did a great job with a video coaching session for how to best present on Zoom. The content was customized to our audience with pre-questions from Darlynne. I would recommend her for this type of training if your organization can benefit in these days of working virtually.
Awesome!!! Thank you OOO!
Thank you for the wonderful event! My staff that participated in this event (approx...80) had a great time and felt the event provided a great opportunity for interaction with each other in a manner other than their typical day to day interactions in the Workplace. I was particularly happy and appreciative of the Out of the Ordinary team leads that were provided for each of the teams.
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Amanda Union Bank
Liana, Encore Semi
Darlynne and the other guides were very helpful, guiding us through the park and giving us clues when needed without influencing the game. We all feel that we know better the city we live in, and we received great feedbacks from our whole team, so I can say that it was a lot of fun. Liana G
Beth Visit Santa Barbara
Shoshana E Thermofisher
Chelsea B. High Tech Elementary
Lois J., Milgard
Annette G., Yesco
Gracie A. Mecca Elementary
Toby H., Abuzz Productions
Julia D, Macnica Americas
Liz K. Trussell Technologies
Darlynne & Marc got our employees (35-ish total) broken into 4 teams
They explained the directions to the group clearly: we were to come up with a story line for our video, based on what our company does, then gave us time to write, shoot/produce, then edit
We were staying at the Loews Santa Monica, so one of the requirements was to get out on the beach and break from our meeting room, which was huge for us to be able to get out doors
When time was up, we watched the videos, which were judged by 2 of our staff members who didn't participate in the challenge. I asked for feedback from the team here after the challenge and it was so positive. Getting people out of their comfort zones can go either way, but the team here absolutely loved what Out of the Ordinary created!
Nikki M., Green Valley Church
I do feel like it was a great way for us all to vocalize the distractions/limitations we face with being present and in the moment at work or in ministry. It was nice to empathize with each other on common factors that we all face as distractions and to see that we can help each other face these challenges together.