What conjures images of peace and serenity better than sitting on a beach and feeling the small grains in the palm of your hand? Digging your toes, or fingers, in the sand is one of the things that immediately brings about feelings of relaxation.
Rock Paper Team takes those good vibes associated with sand and uses it to bring your team together—one sand sculpture event at a time. From the beginning of the process where you will learn vital skills, to finishing and getting to admire the final product, sand sculpting is a creative way to get your employees working as a team, all while getting out of the office!
With sand sculpting, it’s easy to see gradual progress, making it a perfect group activity. With the help of an extra bucket of sand here, or a delicate tracing with the shovel there, the final product grows upon itself with each addition, making it the perfect corporate team development exercise to illustrate how collaboration can be useful. Sand sculpting will strengthen and enhance your workforce by highlighting the individual strengths of each team member and allowing many different hands to work together at the same time, one sand castle at a time.
Our sand sculpting corporate activity starts with a demonstration of how sand sculpture works, from using the tools correctly to building sound foundations. Participants will be taught different sand sculpting techniques before beginning work on their own projects. During this beginning instruction, and after, team members will recognize and learn how to use each person’s abilities to complete projects.
The next step is making a design. Creating a sand sculpture is a challenging and interactive part of the entire process; it requires creativity and input from all team members. Forming a plan requires skills like leadership, innovation, planning and problem solving to become a 3D masterpiece.
With the completion of the strategy, participants will begin by compacting the sand, then carving out of the foundation block. The actual carving process takes patience, skill, and extreme cooperation and communication, which will outline vital skills that work as well on the beach as they do at the conference table. As the final piece is unveiled, appreciation for each other’s efforts and skill will reveal themselves, and the innovative experience will be a memory that team members can share together.
Sand sculpting takes precision, patience, specific tools, and most importantly, ingenuity, to complete. With Rock Paper Team, we create a program that illustrates how useful these different tools are for sculpting sand and for applying these skills to projects in the workplace. Whether you want to sand sculpt at the tri-state beaches or if you would like us to travel to your incentive trips or conference as part of your winter getaway, Rock Paper Team can develop the ideal sand sculpting activity for your unique situation.
Out of the office and working together on a project in the sand will establish a process for your employees, and once they’re ingrained, companies can see the connections and begin implementing the same practices in the office. Collaborations in the boardroom will start to be a breeze—with no sand required!
Rock Paper Team has collaborated with an award winning sand sculpture artist whose mastery at sand sculptures has lead to specific tools, techniques, and more, and we’re happy to offer their expertise in our sand sculpture programs. Whether your goal is to compete in beach competitions or to have a great day out of the office and near the waves, you’re sure to create the best through our specialized instruction.
Anyone can benefit from the collaborative process of sand sculpting, from the CEO to the interns, and the Rock Paper Team is available for New York team building activities at the beach, at a national conference, or even at the office.