House Party | Santa Cruz, CA

House Party Takes Santa Cruz!

HOUSE PARTY RETREAT | September 13 - September 15
Earth Missions is excited to be hosting your corporate retreat in the beautiful coastal city of Santa Cruz, chosen for its unique natural landscape, easy going environment and vibrant nightlife.


Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Trip Dates: September 13- September 15
Goals: Company Retreat
Passport Required: No




A Modern Alternative to the Traditional Santa Cruz Hotel

Look beyond the Surf City image of Santa Cruz and find things hidden in plain sight: Rugged mountains, majestic redwoods and vibrant communities.

This is where Hotel Paradox lives. From the architectural gridded façade to a sleek interior design and urban forest aesthetic, this Autograph Collection Hotel will challenge you with bold contradictions. Our engaging staff invites you to enjoy a curated experience where the ambiance is contemporary, inviting and a little bit mysterious. Around every corner, we stir your sense of adventure and make you question what is obvious. The outdoor pool and bar both soothes and stimulates your senses. Guest rooms are modern, natural and alive with local style.

Hotel Paradox… Expect the Unexpected.

The Hotel Paradox

Address: 611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: (831) 425-7100

We have carefully crafted an amazing food and drink experience specifically for House Party. We know how important food is for your team and are excited to present the different options throughout your company retreat.

Private charter bus to, from and during your company retreat.

Team 1) Ben Rubin,Julia Onken, Jonathan Reichhold, Eric Krash, Mor Sela

Team 2) Sima Sistani, Kyle Bashour, Alan Liang, Evan Hoyt, Gustavo Garcia

Team 3) Kinshuk Mishra, Kimberly Kalb, Jeff Needles, Manzurur Khan, Ted Hahn

Team 4) Itai Danino, Patrick Fives, Raman Deol, Yoni Londner, Kate Prisyazhnaya

Team 5) Pavel Punsky, Ann McIntyre, Len Vishnevsky, Austin Ellis, Qingping He

Team 6) Raghav Jeyaraman, Danielle Davila, Noam Cohen, Jakub Świadek, Jill Lin

Team 7) Pierre-Olivier, Latour, Etti Meron, Julian Astri, Sara Garner, Gautam Roy

Team 8) Nadav Weizmann, Sarah Vorhaus, Praveen Chekuri, Swetha Prabhakar, Sergey Ksinishin


Kick-Off Relay (1st place gets 5 cups, 2nd place gets 3 cups, 3rd place gets 1 cup)

  1. 3 legged race (2 ppl)

  2. Whipped Cream Plate w/ jelly beans (1 prsn)

  3. Houseparty Trivia (2 ppl) - “two truths and a lie”

  4. Flip Cup (1 prsn)

  5. Eating Contest (1 prsn) - Eat a pack of saltines w/o water and then have to whistle

  6. Dizzy Bat (1 prsn)


Lawn Events (1 point awarded per team win)

  1. Beer Pong

  2. Corn Hole

  3. Ping Pong

  4. Ladder Golf

  5. Solo Cup Krazy Glue Sculptures


Team Event (10 cup win)

  • Team Jeopardy Question Topics

    • Tech (history, function, silicon valley, etc)

    • Music (lyrics, band names, etc)

    • Sports (athletes, history, games)

    • Pop culture (celebrities, etc)

    • Harry Potter

    • Geek culture (Star Wars, video games, etc)

    • Academia (everything you forgot from high school)

    • Old Testament

Rules and Scoring:

A Cumulative Team Score will be presented after a day of exciting team events. Winners will be rewarded!

Poker Tournament

After BBQ dinner on September 15 we will be hosting a House Party Poker Tournament for your entertainment. Poker will be played in Texas Holdem Tournament Style.

Need a refresher on Texas Holdem Poker? Check out a game overview HERE .

Mount Hermon Adventures - Our vision is to provide people of all backgrounds a quality, authentic and inspirational experience in the outdoors using challenge and adventure experiences. We believe that bringing groups of people together in a safe space, inviting them to try something new and exciting, and helping them reflect on their experiences is the best way to make our world a better place.


  • Jackets/Sweaters*** for when we’re at The Ranch because we will be outside

  • Comfortable/ athleisure clothes for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during the day. Pants are recommended over shorts for both the ropes course and the hike

  • One outfit for dinner and going out on Thursday night (work casual is fine, you do you)

  • PJs (everyone has a roommate)

  • Sunscreen

  • Bathing suit if you want to swim at the hotel during downtime

The Hotel Paradox 
Address: 611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: (831) 425-7100

Chalk Ranch House 
Address: 2088 Green Oaks Way, Pescadero, CA 94060

Wifi Details: TBD

Earth Missions Onsite Team

Tom Werney
Phone: 917.941.7732

Mat MacDonell
Phone: 650.799.1270



11:30am Depart SF for Ranch

1:00pm-3:00pm Work Session

3:00pm-6:00pm Lawn Games

6:00pm-8:30pm Cocktails and Dinner

8:30pm Poker Tournament

10:30pm Charter Bus to Hotel



8:00am-9:00am Breakfast at Hotel

8:00am-9:00am Breakfast at Hotel

9:00am-9:30am Charter Bus to Ropes Course

9:30am-1:00pm Ropes Course

1:00pm-2:00pm On-Site Lunch Break

2:00pm-2:20pm Charter Bus back to Hotel

2:30pm-4:00pm Downtime

4:00pm-4:30pm Bus Charter to Ranch

4:30pm-5:30pm House Party Time

5:30pm-9:00pm Cocktails + Dinner

9:00pm After Hours & Night Light


9:00am - 10:am Breakfast at Hotel


11:00am-12:30pm Coastal Hike

12:30pm-1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm Charter Bus to House Party




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