Build-a-Raft Competition

Our Build-a-Raft Competition is one of our highest-energy team building challenges. It will ignite your teams’ competitive fire as they work together to build and race their very own makeshift rafts, attempting to earn as many points as possible!

Everyone is actively involved throughout, as team members must collaborate to transport their rafts from the start line and launch them in the water. This dynamic event can take place in any suitable body of water and will test their ingenuity, creativity, and problem solving skills.

Using only the materials provided – which may include PVC pipes, wood, tarps, duct tape, inner tubes, float rings, and pool noodles – teams are given a limited amount of time to construct and test their rafts.

During this building phase, teams can earn additional points by demonstrating exceptional spirit and enthusiasm, creating a colorful team flag, and performing a sea chantey in front of the entire group!

Each team must identify 2-3 willing team paddlers to board the rafts during our relay-style race. These racers must switch off with other team members and exchange paddles and lifejackets during each leg of the regatta!

After acknowledgment and celebration of all the teams’ efforts, points are totaled and the winners announced! This is a great indoor or outdoor bonding event for ocean, pond, or pool, and is perfect for any size group.

Get your feet wet with the Build-a-Raft Competition!

To ensure a great experience, aspects of this program may be modified for your group size, group makeup, time available, and other variables.

  • Build a Raft on beach 2
  • Build a Raft in water 2
  • Raft 1
  • Raft 2
  • Raft 3
  • Build a Raft on beach
  • Raft 4
  • Raft 2
  • Raft 1
  • Raft5

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Client Comments: Scroll down for more
  • "I had to pass along that our staff is still buzzing about the Build-a-Raft Competition last week. Everyone had a great time. The outdoor adventure was just outstanding, a real lifetime memory. Who would have thought that you could build boats out of the materials provided and then race them in the river. AMAZING! "

    Matt - Penske Automotive
  • "I want to congratulate you for the terrific event! We had such a blast with Build a Raft!!! The feedback I received was incredible!! A lot of people found this one of the best events. Everybody could participate and enjoy the activity. Keep up the good work and thank you for everything!"

    Renata - Whirlpool
  • "We were very pleased with your Build-A-Raft program! From the preparation to the finish, everything was handled in the most efficient and professional way! Our clients loved the program! I look forward to working more and more with Best Corporate Events and being able to offer our clients top-notch programs."

    Barbara - Atlantic City Ambassador
  • Group Size:
    30 to 1,000+
  • Team Size:
    8 to 10
  • Program Length:
    2 to 2.5 hours
  • Space Requirement:
    Group dependent - any body of water will do. A pool, a lake or the ocean
Team Building Elements
  • Competition
  • Physicality
  • Goal Setting
  • Planning And Accountability
  • Communication Skills
  • Trust and Relationships
  • Creative Problem Solving Skills
  • Collaborative Idea Sharing
Goals, Outcomes and Debrief Topics
  • Limited Resource Utilization - Utilizing only the materials provided, teams achieve productive results through innovation, creativity and team collaboration.
  • Project Management - Things happen at a fast pace, requiring teams to capitalize on the concepts of leadership, delegation, accountability and attention to detail. Everyone is ultimately responsible for the success of the team.

Pricing varies depending upon the number of participants (minimum of 30) and includes complete event coordination, program design, materials and facilitation.

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