Exclusive Destinations takes Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe on a virtual trip
October 26, 2010
KINGS BEACH, Calif. andamp;#8212; Hundreds of children and families from the Boys andamp; Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe experienced a virtual trip around the world as Exclusive Destinations hosted andamp;#8220;Where the World Comes Together,andamp;#8221; a special event to inspire interest in global travel and traditions. The event was held Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Club, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach.andamp;#8220;Where the World Comes Togetherandamp;#8221; was part of the Eighth Annual Executive Retreat, a collaborative effort from Exclusive Destinations, its global travel partners and incentive industry executives, where philanthropy meets business development. Forty industry representatives from Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Mexico and the United States took part in entertaining and educating local children and their families about their countryandamp;#8217;s culture and customs.andamp;#8220;Each year the format of our executive retreat is designed to build on a series of moments, which culminate with our corporate social responsibility (CSR) component,andamp;#8221; said Lynda Baum, president of Exclusive Destinations. This yearandamp;#8217;s CSR program featured a lineup of activities including a world cup obstacle course, cookie flag decorating, world coin bingo, world beat drums, geographic word find, andamp;#8220;say helloandamp;#8221; language lessons and more. Activities highlighted language, music, food and customs from all over the world. Each child participant received a passport, which was stamped at each activity. As they departed, the children were awarded a T-shirt from the country of their choice. As a grand finale, three new bicycles donated from a local corporate sponsor were raffled off. The Executive Retreat took place Oct. 6-8, at The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe. It featured, in addition to the CSR component, a variety of business conferences devoted to personal and professional development including strategic business discussions, management sessions and exercises. For more information contact Lynda Baum at 408-266-4084 or Lbaum@edestinations.com.