Cardboard Boat Building Challenge

Keep your boat afloat!

In this highly entertaining and engaging event, participants divide into teams and then have the opportunity to build a real boat constructed from cardboard. This boat will be built and then evaluated in a number of areas including presentation, design, USP/marketing, cohesiveness and finally, functionality.

Yes, this means that each team will be putting at least one member into the boat to compete on the water in a navigational challenge. Winning the boat race will not guarantee the overall win, but it will be a big factor (and provide a ton of laughs!)

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During the course of the event, teams will have to deal with several curve balls that are not uncommon in the real world, new requirements, staff changes, etc.

At each stage teams will have the opportunity to change roles so that everyone in the group has a chance to be project lead. 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.

Then, the actual boat race begins. You’ll be amazed at what can actually float and make it to the finish line. For those who don’t make it, it’s literally sink or swim (life jackets will be provided).

Finally, there will be an awards presentation where the coveted Cardboard Shipwright Contract will also be given to the winning team.

This is a very popular fun event – and one with take-away lessons will benefit your business for a long time into the future.

Add some energy to your next retreat. Check out this group having a blast together and cheering everyone on. This is a PERFECT event for any incentive group looking to have a great time together in a resort setting!

We can run this event anywhere, in any time frame, for any group size

Typically this activity is run outdoors at a park with a nearby body of water. Although you’d think this is a hot weather event only, recently we’ve run this fun activity in the dead of winter using a hotel’s indoor pool. You can do the “build-a-boat” portion inside a conference room, then head to the pool deck for the exciting races.

Typically we require up to 3-4 hours with your group with the actual activity lasting approximately 2-3 hours, although this is completely flexible.

And yes, like almost all our team building activities, this event is completely scalable for large groups of any size.

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Your investment includes:

  • Standard, full-service event package
  • Complete pre-program communication including liaising with venue (we can help you source many – hotels, resorts and venues in Harrisburg)
  • Day of program organization and coordination
  • On-site professional Event Leader and friendly event hosts
  • All materials including cardboard, boat building supplies and life jackets
  • Post-event re-cap and team achievement and award recognition
  • Delivery, set up, management and break down of event.

Keep in mind that for really large groups with tight budgets, we’re fantastic at coming up with a solution that will work for everyone.

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Key Facts

  • Activity Level : Active
  • Competition Level : Competitive
  • Desired Outcome : Fun
  • Event Length : 2 – 3 hours
  • Investment Level : Premium Hosted ($160 – $275pp)

How much does this event cost?

Pricing for our full service team building events 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 $55 to $260 per person. For smaller groups we do have a minimum total investment level of $5,200+. For premium hosted events (Charity Bike Buildathon, Bookworm Builders, School Supply Scramble, Military Support Mission) we have a minimum total investment level of $6,100+. 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.

Contact us for a fast and personalized proposal that addresses your program specifics, group dynamics, objectives and budget.

Reviews for Cardboard Boat Building Challenge

The event was a lot of fun! I think most of my team was skeptical going into it, but everyone had a good time! The service was great from when I first called to inquire about the event, right through to the end. ”

– DaVita

The company feedback from our event was phenomenal. I have been approached by many saying it was the best team building event they had ever had. Mission accomplished!! I really appreciate the job your team did. The event really brought us closer together as a team. ”

– Medtronic

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Contact our team at 1-877-713-7238 to discuss what you’re looking for and experience for yourself why people who plan team building activities for the most successful companies in Harrisburg rely on our talented team. Whether you have a large group of 1000 plus, or something much smaller, we can help. And if you require it, all our activities are available in a bilingual format!

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