Feel the sand beneath your toes along the miles of white-sand beaches nestled away in the quaint beach town of Naples, Fl. Self-titled the Golf Capital of the World, opportunities abound for corporate groups looking to get off the beaten path and enjoy the best of everything Naples offers.
3 DAYS IN NAPLES
GENERAL SESSION: FREE DAPS
From corporate events and conventions to theme parks and private parties, no two shows are ever the same! Free Daps is a Florida-based act specializing in freestyle rap, music, and comedy. Putting on a personalized live show that’s spontaneous, witty, high-energy rhythmic rhyming filled with audience interaction, they’re creative, versatile, and happy to accommodate whatever changes they’re asked to make. If you’re looking for an easy way to delight, surprise and wow your attendees, bring on Free Daps!
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ABBY WAMBACH
Abby Wambach is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, FIFA World Cup Champion, and six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award. She was the United States’ leading scorer in the 2007- and 2011-Women’s World Cup tournaments and the 2004 and 2012 Olympics. Abby is a highly sought-after speaker for events with groups like PayPal, Dell Technologies, Equinix, Inc., Northwestern Mutual, and many more, offering motivating insights on leadership, social change, the champion’s mindset, and how to build a strong team.
THEME EVENT: FLORIDA EVERGLADES
Before Florida’s agriculture and citrus boom, the sunshine state was and still is home to one of the most unique and diverse ecosystems in the world, the Everglades. The Calusa and Tequesta Indian tribes lived as hunter-gatherers in harmony with the vast wildlife contributing to the thriving ecosystem. Once development began, tribes were pushed out and the Everglades changed forever. Today the Everglades has been restored and is a nationally recognized park. The complexity and uniqueness of its history and ecology plays a huge role in Florida’s ecosystems and sustainability efforts today. Pay homage to the unparalleled landscape and rich history of the Florida Everglades with a fun-filled welcome reception honoring the unique ecosystem with natural wood and green tones complimented by lush native florals and succulents.
CRAIG CAT TOUR
Enjoy a beautiful boat ride through the Ten Thousand Islands and see some wildlife. Your boat ride will go through the Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Depending on the time of year, you may see wildlife such as dolphins, manatees, and birds. Learn about the island's construction, see stunning mansions of the rich and famous and the beautiful beachfront. Pass by Caxambas Pass, one of the critical wildlife management areas of the area. A great location to see nesting shorebirds, sea turtle nests, boaters, and beachgoers.
KAYAKING IN THE MANGROVES
Choose your paddleboard or kayak and embark on your journey gliding over the crystalline waters of the Gulf of Mexico through exotic mangrove forests. Be on the lookout for colorful wading birds and plentiful sea life while learning the intricacies of this complex ecosystem from the naturalist guide. You can beach your vessel, take a swim or scavenge for seashells before heading back.
A LOCAL FAVORITE: HAMPTON SOCIAL
The Hampton Social – Naples promises a lively dining experience in a stylish nautical environment featuring live music, exceptional coastal-inspired food, and beach-themed cocktails. With a wrap around terrace and modern seafarer décor, this spot is ideal for a casual go-to or nice night out featuring both main and private dining spaces.
TEAM BUILDING: BEACH CLEAN UP + BEACH RESTORATION
Make a positive impact on the delicate ecosystem, raise awareness about marine pollution and the reduction of garbage and plastic in the ocean while connecting with nature. This teambuilding experience helps keep the natural habitats of Naples free of garbage and harmful pollutants. Combining education, fun and teambuilding, guests will learn how everyone can reuse, re-purpose, and reduce the consumption of plastic and keep the environment beautiful.
NGALA (pronounced n-yala) is an extraordinary wildlife preserve providing the exclusive opportunity to encounter exotic wildlife. The ultimate in offsite events for a little bit of safari in our subtropical destination. The conservation focused sanctuary with animals primarily acquired from unfortunate circumstances, provides engagement around every corner. Have a cocktail reception around a rhinoceros or indulge on a delicious buffet while taking photos with a giraffe. Or enjoy family-friendly entertainment of traditional kobake performances amongst cirikli stilt birds that will have you dancing the night away.
THE RITZ CARLTON, NAPLES
As a guest of The Ritz-Carlton, Naples - one of Florida's most glorious beachfront resorts - you're invited to discover why the setting sun here is just the beginning of many fond new memories. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples is embarking on a journey of transformation as the luxury beachfront destination undergoes a resort remastering. This next chapter in The Ritz-Carlton, Naples' storied history will feature stunning new spaces, elevated accommodations, a new club level tower, and a sophisticated new lobby set to debut in mid-2023.
ALEX'S LEMONADE STAND
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a transformative force in the battle against childhood cancer. Their mission encompasses funding groundbreaking research, driving awareness, providing crucial family support, and mobilizing communities to join the fight against pediatric cancer. What began as a profoundly personal journey has blossomed into a beacon of hope, funding over 1,000 research grants across nearly 150 institutions. ALSF empowers the research community to push boundaries, fostering innovation for childhood cancer cures.
charity: water is committed to eradicating the global water crisis within our lifetime. Clean water catalyzes change, unlocking education, income, and health opportunities. Now in its 12th year, charity : water has made a monumental impact by funding over 137,000 water projects in 29 countries, touching the lives of 17.5 million individuals. Their unique giving model sets them apart, ensuring that every single donation is dedicated to funding water projects.
THE WASH FOUNDATION
The Wash Foundation is a pioneering organization committed to transforming lives across the globe through its innovative soap recycling program and hygiene initiatives. By collaborating with thousands of hotels and resorts worldwide, they collect discarded soap and bottled amenities, recycle the soap into new bars, and convert plastic bottles into energy, shipping approximately 760,000 bars monthly.
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
The Wounded Warrior Project is on a mission to honor and empower the brave individuals who have served in the military or have suffered wounds in the line of duty. Their commitment shines through in their comprehensive programs encompassing mental health support, career counseling, long-term rehabilitative care, and advocacy efforts. Through these initiatives, they aim to impact the lives of countless warriors and their families.