Build-a-Raft is one of our highest-energy team building competitions. It will ignite your teams’ competitive and collaborative fire as they work together to build and race their very own makeshift rafts, attempting to earn as many points as possible!
Using only the materials provided – which may include PVC pipes, wood, tarps, 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!
Everyone is actively involved throughout, as team members must collaborate to transport their rafts from the start line and launch them into the water. This dynamic event can take place in any suitable body of water and will test their ingenuity, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
Each team must identify 2-3 willing 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 participants’ efforts, points are totaled and the winners are 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.
Designing and building the raft was the best. Cheering on the boat rowers as they raced was fun! They loved it! Our facilitator was engaging, funny and clear. Huge success! Thank you!
Our Build-a-Raft Competition was very organized. The best aspect of the program was seeing everyone engaged and working as a team. The most fun was watching the people in the pool 🙂 I think the majority, if not everyone in our group had a great time – and the medals were cute.
Your lead facilitator was great! He ran a very organized Build-a-Raft program for our group. I thought the most fun was the icebreakers and the racing of the rafts and our group has a whole enjoyed all the activities very much.
Our group liked the competitive aspect of our Build-a-Raft Competition and being outside and getting in the water. They enjoyed working together in their teams and building the rafts so they could compete against one another. The program was very organized and as whole, they loved the activities.
The Build-a-Raft Competition you delivered for our client this week was in their own words – Epic! Creating the rafts was a great team builder and the races were really fun. Your lead facilitator was great! She was extremely flexible with on-site changes.
I had to pass along that our staff is still buzzing about the Build-a-Raft Competition. Everyone had a great time. The 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!
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.