Dream Building

Dream Build­ing at Chateau Elan is the next level of team-​building and moti­va­tional events that strengthen and make a last­ing, pos­i­tive impact on your team and your world.

Dream Build­ing events build on the nat­ural lessons learned from vol­un­teer­ing and apply those lessons to cur­rent busi­ness ini­tia­tives. These are socially respon­si­ble pro­grams designed to give busi­nesses a plat­form to give back to the com­mu­nity and also receive the ben­e­fit of a cus­tomized team­build­ing event. These pro­grams not only reward par­tic­i­pants for their vol­un­teer­ing efforts but also improve their per­for­mance at the workplace.

Chateau Elan will facil­i­tate and man­age your next Dream Build­ing event through many local non-​profit and char­ity orga­ni­za­tions to present an expe­ri­ence that com­bines good social respon­si­bil­ity with highly pro­fes­sional team­build­ing con­cepts. The end result is so much more that just build­ing your team, it also pro­vides a range of help to feed local fam­i­lies in need, pro­vide chil­dren with shoes or bikes they are unable afford, or help main­tain local parks and trails. We call it DreamBuilding.

Below you will find a many oppor­tu­ni­ties to get involved. All can be cus­tomized the to needs, goals, and phi­los­o­phy of your com­pany or team.

Feel­ing Green?

Here is your chance to act on your envi­ron­men­tal con­science. Work along­side the pre­mier envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion cen­ter in Geor­gia. The Elachee Nature Sci­ence Cen­ter serves over 35,000 stu­dents from more than 35 school sys­tems and an addi­tional 20,000 vis­i­tors each year. They are a 501©(3) orga­ni­za­tion that has been in oper­a­tion since 1978. Get down and dirty together and help trans­form the earth. Par­tic­i­pants will grow in knowl­edge and will can green insights as they help sus­tain envi­ron­men­tally con­science efforts.

Oppor­tu­ni­ties Include

Assist with pub­lic pro­grams geared toward a vari­ety of nat­ural his­tory top­ics like envi­ron­men­tal edu­ca­tion, noc­tur­nal ani­mals, and rep­tiles. Events include Earth Day, Snake Day and Night­Fall. Your team can assist with a vari­ety of activ­i­ties to make these pro­grams succeed.

Assist in the main­te­nance of live ani­mals. Feed­ing, clean­ing, and assis­tance oppor­tu­ni­ties exist within this program.

Spend your day as a team learn­ing trail build­ing, and the sat­is­fac­tion that comes from cre­at­ing and main­tain­ing local park trails as your team ven­tures into local forests.

Help to elim­i­nate inva­sive species from the Pre­serve in the forests of the Elachee Nature Sci­ence Cen­ter. This is great for groups want­ing to sched­ule a spe­cific time for vol­un­teer activitiy.

Feel­ing Green Invest­ment Infor­ma­tion
Work with all orga­ni­za­tions involved to plan, orga­nize, and imple­ment a mem­o­rable, environmentally-​focused ini­tia­tive. Addi­tional team build­ing activ­i­ties can be inte­grated through these expe­ri­ences. Invest­ment amounts vary.


IMPACT Ini­tia­tives

IMPACT stands for Inten­tion­ally Mak­ing Pow­er­ful Acts Col­lec­tively Today. IMPACT ini­tia­tives allow com­pa­nies to work along­side a rep­re­sen­ta­tive to plan, orga­nize and imple­ment the per­fect Dream­Build­ing ini­tia­tive. Your par­tic­i­pants will be encour­aged to THINK about oth­ers, to REC­OG­NIZE the impor­tance of giv­ing and assist­ing when made aware of needs and to REFLECT on how mak­ing an IMPACT is avail­able every­where and all the time.

Oppor­tu­ni­ties Include

The fol­low­ing are just exam­ples. If none of the fol­low­ing res­onate, work along­side us to dis­cover the right oppor­tu­nity. We are con­stantly made aware of com­mu­nity needs.

Con­sider the fol­low­ing: 96 bil­lion pounds of food are wasted in the USA every year. Food banks help store and dis­trib­ute that food to those who need it. A total of 36 mil­lion Amer­i­cans — includ­ing 12 mil­lion chil­dren live on the brink of hunger — and the num­bers are ris­ing. In North­east Geor­gia 20% of our peo­ple are at risk of hunger and 12% of those are chil­dren under 18. For many fam­i­lies hav­ing access to free food means that can meet their health care needs or pay their power bills. In North­east Geor­gia approx­i­mately 21% of peo­ple live at or below the fed­eral poverty level. Nearly 50% of chil­dren in Hall County alone are in these low income fam­i­lies. That equates to 22,000 hun­gry chil­dren today.

Many NPO’s and local parks would ben­e­fit from ‘upgrades’ of path­ways, pic­nic tables, land­scap­ing, play­sets, etc. Your group can design a com­pet­i­tive or coop­er­a­tive Dream­Build­ing event that cul­mi­nates with your par­tic­i­pants meet­ing a tan­gi­ble need in the North­east Geor­gia area. Expect to ‘play-​safe’ have fun and learn some­thing useful!

IMPACT Invest­ment Infor­ma­tion
Due to the wide array of oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able, invest­ment amounts vary. We can work within your bud­get lim­its to design your IMPACT ini­tia­tive. You can expect min­i­mums to start at $500.00.


TOMS — Shoes for Tomorrow

Since 2006, TOMS has given over 140,000 pairs of shoes to chil­dren in need through the one for one model. Because of your sup­port, TOMS plans to give over 300,000 pairs of shoes to chil­dren in need around the world next year. Your pro­gram can be inte­grated into this fan­tas­tic initiative.

What is Style your “Sole”? It is a time to get together and have fun with team­mates. An oppor­tu­nity to design your very own white pair of TOMS. It is a stel­lar phil­an­thropic event. This expe­ri­ence ends will all par­tic­i­pants receiv­ing and styling their own pair of TOMS Shoes; and for every pair of shoes pur­chased, TOMS give a new pair of shoes to a child in need.

TOMS Style Your “Sole” Invest­ment Infor­ma­tion
Most Style your “Sole” inia­tives will cost $85.00 — $135.00 per par­tic­i­pant and will require 1 to 4 hours to com­plete. Vari­ance in invest­ment amount and dura­tion reflect the goals, objec­tives and desires of the com­pany or orga­ni­za­tion par­tic­i­pat­ing in Style your “Sole.”


Now that you are made aware of a need, you have an oppor­tu­nity to make a dif­fer­ence. If you have the time, energy, desire, resources, pas­sion and com­mit­ment. Will you act? Will you assist? Will your team ful­fill a dream?

To Get Started or to Learn More
Call 678425-​6017. Or, Fill out a Team Build­ing RFP to request more information.

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