Raft building is a great team building activity for groups of all ages, from youth groups and schools through to corporate groups. We have raft building kits with large plastic barrels, spars and plenty of rope. This provides a great team challenge with groups either working to the clock or with a structured session.
Our professional instructors can demonstrate different knots and lashings to help you hold the raft together. Then comes the fun, and usually wet bit, the maiden voyage! Teams often race their raft around an obstacle or along a simple course which is all part of achieving the task.
Our instructors are experienced at helping use activities such as raft building for fun and a bit of competition but also to help develop lifeskills and high performing teams. Sessions often include time for review and feedback to help understand important life skills such as communications, teamwork, problem solving and leadership.
Don’t worry, we have plenty of long john wetsuits and waterproofs for this watersports activity.
You can opt for the Everest of raft building activities with a cardboard box boat race. In this format we encourage teams to build a boat, or craft from cardboard, tape and string and select a test pilot to paddle a course. The record for this is about 200m before sinking gracefully below the water.