Are you up for the Lakeside challenge?
In September, we’re planning a Challenge Cup competition for corporate groups.
The event is based on our annual Schools Challenge Cup. Each corporate challenge event will run from late Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, and will take place in September this year. Each weekend, teams from different companies will take on the same set of challenges, and be awarded points for teamwork, creativity and how well they complete each task. When all teams have completed the event, the team with the most points will be crowned Challenge Cup Champion.
Each company can enter as many teams as they like. The entry fee covers all accommodation, food, activities, tuition and safety equipment, and includes a donation that contributes directly towards the building costs for our new, South Camp school and young person’s centre.
Fun with a serious side
While the focus is definitely on fun, as with all our adventure programmes, there is a serious side, as Tony Ball, Programme Operations Manager explains:
“As well as a fun team-building exercise, the tasks are designed to test and benchmark the skills of each team and the leadership capabilities of individuals. Through this type of experiential learning, your colleagues will learn more about themselves and develop soft skills that can help to improve business performance.”
The challenges offer something for everyone. Tasks range from land-based trust activities to the famous raft race, where teams must work together to build a raft that will stay afloat long enough for them to reach the finish line on Lake Windermere.
If it breaks up, a dip in Lake Windermere in September, quickly shows the team the consequences of not applying themselves to a task. And they’ve nobody else to blame but themselves!