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Article Teaser: Team building plays an important role in any organization, but finding the right team building activities for your group can be challenging. Whitewater rafting trips in the Rapids are just one opportunity to boost morale, increase productivity, and encourage everyone to simply have a good time.

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Building Teamwork in the Rapids

Copyright (c) 2008-2017

Team building plays an important role in any organization, but finding the right team building activities for your group can be challenging. Whitewater rafting trips in the Rapids are just one opportunity to boost morale, increase productivity, and encourage everyone to simply have a good time.

More companies and businesses are taking advantage of unique retreats and trips as part of their team-building efforts. Whitewater rafting is a great corporate or business group excursion that brings teams together in a fresh and exciting way.

Why Are Group Retreats Important?

Group retreats encourage team building, leadership, and even relaxation for stressed out employees who simply need a break. Taking the group out for a whitewater rafting trip can encourage a variety of skills and create new bonds and relationships between them. All group retreats are led by professionally trained guides who can include special exercises and activities depending on your team-building goals.

For example, if the focus of your retreat is to encourage communication and trust, the trip can involve activities that require individuals to work together to overcome challenges and obstacles (e.g. group paddling or constructing a campsite), rather than tackling each activity by themselves.

Group retreats encourage communication skills, bridge any gaps between employees that may not naturally interact with each other on a typical day at the office, and also lets everyone have fun and enjoy an outdoor activity together. Beginners can work closely with whitewater rafting instructors and facilitators to learn the skills they need, and can paddle down the more peaceful, tranquil parts of the river. Advanced or experienced whitewater rafting enthusiasts can choose more challenging courses, and these can be explored as a team.

Key Benefits of Group Whitewater Rafting Trips

Whitewater rafting presents many opportunities to develop important skills that can be applied to the organization. The most attractive opportunities for white water rafting address areas of:
  • Leadership
  • Respect for others
  • Confidence
  • Self-Reliance
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Networking
  • Strengthening relationships
  • Problem solving
  • Fostering creativity
  • Supporting group goals

    Whitewater rafting is a team-building activity by nature, and can also help build trust and cooperation within your team. Since everyone will be relying on each other's innate skills and fitness to get through the trip, this provides an opportunity to bring out each individual's unique abilities.

    Types of Group Rafting Trips

    When you are planning a corporate rafting trip, you can easily find something that fits in your schedule and budget. Whitewater rafting trips may be as simple as a full or half-day trip with lunch, or a complete day followed by camping and dinner at the lodge. Many group trips that turn out to be extended stays make use of camping sites and facilities to include even more company-based activities such as leadership seminars, communications training, and other activities coordinated by the activities facilitator.

    What a Team Rafting Trip Looks Like

    Each team whitewater rafting trip can be organized to suit your schedule and itinerary, but a typical trip begins early or mid-morning with a meet up at an area lodge or camp ground. From there, the group will travel to the river site to begin the whitewater rafting adventure! No matter how large your group may be, you'll be guided by professional guides as you navigate along some of the most exciting rapids in Northern California. Everyone will be outfitted with the right rafting gear and equipment, and lunch may be served along the river as part of the trip.

    Extended rafting trips that involve overnight stays may take place at a nearby lodge or campsite. These are wonderful opportunities for the entire team to enjoy some more group bonding activities, and you'll find a number of attractive facilities and campsites along the runs in the North Fork American, South Fork American, and Middle Fork American rivers.

    Whether you want to boost employee morale, increase group productivity, or build trust, a white water rafting trip offers many benefits for the team. White water rafting is a naturally team-building activity, and even one day trip can make a significant impact on the team for weeks, months, and years to come.


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    Norm Schoenhoff and his crew have been leading river rafting trips and group retreats down four of the most beautiful Northern California white water rivers, since 1978. Whitewater Excitement provides trips designed for beginners to experienced rafters, with "Best in Class" standards of safety, service, pricing and quality. Church groups, business organizations, families, and groups of friends regularly make the fun and exhilarating trip down the rivers, with the expert rafters from Whitewater Excitement. Learn more by visiting: http://www.whitewaterexcitement.com

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