In our Build-a-Boat program, participants divide into small project teams. Each team is charged with the challenge of building a raft from a wild assortment of materials, ranging from the helpful to ridiculous, leading to questions such as “will these water wings really help?”
Once afloat, each team’s vessel must be capable of transporting several team members and your team flag. Navigate through an obstacle course to a dock or buoy on a body of water (we’ve used lakes, pools, rivers and even the ocean), then (hopefully) all the way back to shore. The teams find out that the ‘impossible’ becomes very achievable when individuals collaborate and co-ordinate their efforts.
Not everyone needs to go into the water, only those that want to get wet. The photos and memories after the event are priceless and the fun and learning last much longer than a three hour tour, a three hour tour.
UP to 3 hours
A calm body of water such as a pool, bay, or lake and a space on shore, near the water to build the vessels.