Build Your Own Boat

This titanic Boat Building challenge tests your team’s boat-making skills, while they experience teamwork, creative use of resources, competition, and problem solving.

Group Size: 25 to 1,000+
Program Length: 1.5 to 2.5 hours

The teams develop a plan, design and build their rafts then race them in the Castaway regatta. Teamwork and Concensus building are the keys to success.

The event is based on the hit movie Castaway. Each team must plan and build a raft that will hold one or two people who must then paddle across the pool, rescue a volleyball complete with the WILSON face, and deliver it to a FED-EX ® box.

Using only the materials provided – which may include PVC pipes, duct tape, 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 Sailor Chant in front of the entire group!

Each team must identify willing team 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 the teams’ efforts, points are totaled and the winners announced!

This event can also be combined with fun Beach Olympics, Kite Building or other problem solving games. We select the most pertinent activities based on a needs assessment questionnaire reflecting your groups goals and desired outcomes.

Team Building Elements:

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Trust and Relationships
  • Goal Setting
  • Planning and Accountability
  • Competition
  • Communication Skills

Winning Teams will receive medals!


  • Event Coordination
  • Event Staff
  • Sound and Music
  • Building stations
  • Materials and Supplies
  • Medals for two teams