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Charity Team Building and Employee Training in Riviera Nayarit

Canadian Outback
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March 13, 2015

Find out how Canadian Outback Adventures & Events combined employee training with charity team building for an unforgettable destination retreat in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico.

When a software company wanted to reward their top sales employees at a destination employee training retreat in Mexico, they looked to Canadian Outback Adventures & Events. Combining a Cardboard Boat Build Challenge with a charity twist, the group wanted to give back to the local community and make a difference with the kids.

Customizing a Team Building Activity

The Cardboard Boat Build Challenge activity has teams building boats out of nothing more than cardboard and tape. Participants learn project and time management skills, then race their boats in the high seas.

Teams balanced the already difficult boat build task with additional charitable challenges. Each team balanced their time between building a cardboard boat, building a desk from recycled materials and assembling care packages of school supplies.

Giving Back to the Community

The feel-good factor came after the racing was complete. The desks and school supplies were donated to the community. The local Mexican charity, Punta de Mita foundation, works with the community schools to encourage sustainability, and were on-site to receive the generous donation.

"We went to the schools to deliver the goodie bags," said Sergio Haro, Punta de Mita Foundation. "The kids were so happy and grateful, some of them ran to me and hug me to show their appreciation."

Combine Employee Training with Charity at Your Event

If you are looking for an employee training activity with a charity giveback option, talk to one of our event solutions experts today. We have a range of charity team building activities available or we can customize an activity for your unique needs.

To discuss your next team building activity, get in touch with us at 1-800-565-8735, via email at info@canadianoutback.com, or by requesting a callback using our Contact Us form. For more information, visit Canadian Outback Adventures & Events and to keep up to date on the latest team building news, visit us at on Facebook.

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