At Acorn Studios, we see the value in a day off-site to recharge and reconnect. Our space is the perfect urban getaway whether you are looking for comedic relief, creative teambuilding, or simply an off-site coworking space. 

Let us plan your teambuilding experience. We will coordinate with local partners, facilitators, chefs, and catering companies to create the best Grand Rapids teambuilding experience possible.

COMEDY

Spend the day with Mary Jane Pories, award-winning actor/improviser, writer and alumnus of the mainstage at The Second City. Mary Jane will plan a custom program for your organization that features the best of experiential education within Acorn’s inspiring atmosphere. Fishladder Inc. uses improvisation to help people navigate change by improving their ability to act intelligently and with integrity in unpredictable situations. The learning is engaging and motivating; the impact immediate. You and your team will experience deeper and broader behavioral and cultural change in a shorter amount of time. www.fishladder.net

Spend the day with Mary Jane Pories, award-winning actor/improviser, writer and alumnus of the mainstage at The Second City. Mary Jane will plan a custom program for your organization that features the best of experiential education within Acorn’s inspiring atmosphere.

Fishladder Inc. uses improvisation to help people navigate change by improving their ability to act intelligently and with integrity in unpredictable situations. The learning is engaging and motivating; the impact immediate. You and your team will experience deeper and broader behavioral and cultural change in a shorter amount of time.

www.fishladder.net

CULINARY

Roll up your sleeves and cook with your team. Food is a common denominator among a diverse group. Combine a culinary teambuilding experience with a morning or afternoon spent working and meeting together at Acorn Studios. A culinary experience gets everyone talking and engaging with each other. A local chef will lead you in preparing a memorable feast. The session will be part hands-on, part demo, with plenty of opportunity for interaction. Cook together and then sit down to enjoy a multi-course meal or mingle with appetizers. Take home recipe packets are provided. Sample culinary themes: - Street food (lamb meatballs, crepes, Moroccan carrot salad) - Farm to Table (depends on season at nearby Fulton St. Market) - Perfect Pastries (satisfy your sweet tooth with a local pastry chef)

Roll up your sleeves and cook with your team. Food is a common denominator among a diverse group. Combine a culinary teambuilding experience with a morning or afternoon spent working and meeting together at Acorn Studios. A culinary experience gets everyone talking and engaging with each other.

A local chef will lead you in preparing a memorable feast. The session will be part hands-on, part demo, with plenty of opportunity for interaction. Cook together and then sit down to enjoy a multi-course meal or mingle with appetizers. Take home recipe packets are provided.

Sample culinary themes:

- Street food (lamb meatballs, crepes, Moroccan carrot salad)

- Farm to Table (depends on season at nearby Fulton St. Market)

- Perfect Pastries (satisfy your sweet tooth with a local pastry chef)

CREATIVE

Acorn is truly a blank canvas space and we are here to be the perfect setting for your creativity to flourish. Settle in at Acorn for the day and get creative. Paint with Brush Studios - they make it fun and easy. Choose the painting from Brush’s repertoire or have them design a custom painting for your organization. A friendly instructor will lead the group members in painting masterpieces. The perfect break during a daylong meeting to recharge and get the juices flowing. Floral arranging, creative writing, yoga and meditation are all great options for creative teambuilding sessions. The sky is the limit and we look forward to helping you design the perfect day.

Acorn is truly a blank canvas space and we are here to be the perfect setting for your creativity to flourish. Settle in at Acorn for the day and get creative.

Paint with Brush Studios - they make it fun and easy. Choose the painting from Brush’s repertoire or have them design a custom painting for your organization. A friendly instructor will lead the group members in painting masterpieces. The perfect break during a daylong meeting to recharge and get the juices flowing.

Floral arranging, creative writing, yoga and meditation are all great options for creative teambuilding sessions. The sky is the limit and we look forward to helping you design the perfect day.