Inspired by Rube Goldberg machines, this program puts your group’s creativity and problem solving skills to the test.
The Cardboard Boat Building Challenge ... make a splash with this highly engaging and entertaining off-site activity! At the core of the Cardboard Boat Building Challenge is a real business simulation. Real elements of actual business are built right into the event. In addition to having a great time together as a team, participants will take away lessons that will benefit your business for a long time.
Your group is divided into smaller teams and will be given materials required to construct their boat. During the course of the event, teams will have to deal with several curve balls that are not uncommon in the real world, such as, project modifications, staff changes or material shortages. At each stage teams will have the opportunity to change roles so that everyone in the group has a chance to be the project lead. The key themes this event focuses on are communication, collaboration, construction, problem-solving and strategy.
Once the boat is built, it will be evaluated in a number of areas including presentation, design, USP/marketing, cohesiveness and finally, functionality. This means that each team will be putting at least one member into the boat to complete the on-water navigational challenge. Winning the boat race will not guarantee the overall win, but it may be a big factor. Finally, there will be an awards presentation where each team will be recognized for outstanding effort and elements of their project.
Participants will be divided into groups of 5-8 people per team for this event. Teams will be responsible for building and testing a functional boat made entirely out of cardboard and packing tape. At the end of the building process, teams will put together a group presentation that will highlight their accomplishments and ‘sell’ their boat to the client. The event lasts between 3-4 hours with some flexibility depending on venue and desired skills focus. Awards will be presented in a fun and humorous wrap-up after the boats have floated……or NOT!
Avast! Your team is dynamic, outgoing and always up for an adventure. You need an extraordinary event that will provide a fun, engaging and memorable experience. Combining different elements and challenges with some friendly competition and a splash of the unexpected will keep your group motivated. This will also give you a chance to talk and act like pirates. Arrrr.
Pricing for premium, full-service programs like this one depends on factors such as your group size and preferred event location. For the majority of groups we work with, pricing ranges from $86 to $300 per person. For smaller groups we do have a minimum total investment level of $6,300+. For larger groups we'll be as flexible as possible to work within your budget. Pricing does not include any venue or location rental fees.
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“I never would have dreamed that a cardboard boat could float – amazing! There were lots of great lessons learned – especially the idea that even a 'no' could be negotiated, so always keep trying! The day really achieved all my expectations in terms of learning and having fun. - Scotiabank (Toronto, ON)
“Everyone had a great time doing the actual boat building and the racing of the boats at the end. Groups were fully engaged and everyone had an integral part of the teams’ success. Overall, this was the best team building event we have ever done because it was challenging, fun, creative, and everyone was in the same basic area so we could see what each group created. - Lululemon (Vancouver, BC)
“The cardboard boat building was a huge success! Our group came away from that activity full of energy and everyone had nothing but rave reviews. Great team work activity and lots of laughs. Would highly recommend it to all types of groups and of any age. Thank you for a wonderful team building activity. - Teck Resources Limited (Whistler, BC)