As promised, we are back with more Enterprise Camp action. If you missed our last post, you can read it here.
During the first part of the programme, the participants attend an outdoor adventure residential to help them bond as a team.
On top of climbing, canoeing and archery, the jam-packed two days also included raft building and the dreaded rope bridge, which spans the length of the on-site lake.
The team were given 3 minutes to ask any questions they had about making a raft…after that, it was up to them! A common question was “how do we make sure we don’t sink?” but unfortunately, the questions had to be more specific!
The team decided on the structure of their raft and used pieces of wood with barrels tied on to the top to help the raft to float.
One of the most important aspects was to ensure that the knots were secure. The team learnt how the tie knots correctly to make sure there wouldn’t be any barrels floating off!
Once the raft was build, the team flipped it over so that the barrels were on the bottom and able to sit in the water.
The raft was lowered into the water and everyone bravely climbed aboard.
It seems as if the team did a pretty good job!
The final task of the day was to hang on to the rope bridge, whilst trying to walk along to the other side of the bank! This task is difficult in itself…but once you have more than one person walking along, it can become very wobbly!
The camp was absolutely fantastic! But this is just the beginning of Enterprise Camp and the group got back together the week after to start their mini enterprise. Stay tuned!