Escape New York

It’s Britta and Ascend have partnered up to create day-long outings to unplug, connect, and renew in the Hudson Valley. The adventure begins at Grand Central for a scenic ride along the Hudson River to Cold Spring NY. Once there, your team will enjoy guided hikes, mountain-summit picnics, and curated wellness activities.

NATURE
MORNING HIKE ON THE RIVER

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Cold Spring is renowned for scenic hikes. We have intermediate and beginner options to chose from, any of which can be enhanced with meditation, creative assignments, or group activities.

NUTURE
AFTERNOON WELLNESS OFFERING

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Choose from an array of wellness offerings at Ascend Studio:

  • CBD Workshop - Healing Benefits of Cannabis

  • Restorative Yoga - Stretching, Relaxing, Recharging

  • Other options available for select dates - Sister Circle, Folk Medicine, Textile Lab, etc.


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NYC > Hudson Valley.


70 mins by train.

Run of Show

8:30am Meet up @ Grand Central
8:46am Train up Hudson River - take in the sights
10:03am Arrive @ Cold Spring – greeted by Ascend Studio MC
10:30am Activity #1: Hike with MC & guides
11:45am Summit Picnic
1:30pm Rest + Refresh
2:00pm Activity #2: Wellness Offering (ex. Yoga Nidra (Sleep), Yoga for Hikers (Stretch), Folk Medicine, Sister Circle, CBD Workshop, Textile Lab and more.
4:00pm Toast + Closing Remarks
4:30pm Ice Cream on Hudson River
5:18pm Train departs Cold Spring
6:45pm Arrive @ Grand Central


Benefits of
Team-Building
Excursions

Benefits

Consistent with the positive impact HR can have on a company – even on its bottom line – team outings provide a host of benefits. Well-planned, well-executed, ‘on-brand’ company outings can:

>> Improve interpersonal relationships and collaboration
>> Elevate level of employee engagement
>> Support and build on company culture
>> Validate and reward employees
>> Better connect leadership with employees
>> Reduce stress and offer fresh perspective
>> Capture memorable moments and photos
>> Provide helpful detail for recruiting