Team Building


Besides the Adventures for the youth, Daring Duck is well-known for the unique and useful Team Building activities that we organised in China for companies, such as Johnson & Johnson and Volkswagen, and for universities such as Xiamen University and HuaQio university.

In addition to encouraging and improving the cooperation between the departments and students, our team-building programs focus on teaching practical skills to the sometimes hundreds of participants.

Online Team Building

  • Does your company or organisation have remote workers?
  • Do you want to get more collaborations among colleagues in different locations?
  • Is your staff working in different cities or countries?
  • Do your workers never meet each other anymore in a relaxing but useful atmosphere?

Then look here for information on the Lost City Quest, a 2-hour engaging Online Team Building program to improve collaboration among your remote workers.

For our outdoor team building, customers could choose between two programs, each of which is introduced below this introduction.

  • The Practical Skills Competition, which is full of practical challenges such as learning knots, building stretchers, applying first aid, and usually culminates in a competition between teams with self-built catapults.
  • The Build-Your-Boat Challenge, where each team forms a company with 5 departments to finance and build a boat with which they have to explore new markets.

The Practical Skills Competition

40 to 600+ Participants

All participants are divided into teams of 20 to 60 persons and receive an introduction to the challenges ahead of them.

Making a stretcher

Before entering the challenge, each team first has to obtain basic skills. After learning the most important scouting knots, they have to make a stretcher which later has to be used to carry one of their members.

Learning First Aid

Part of the challenge is how well you can take care of a team member who had an accident. Everybody will obtain basic skills such as disinfecting and placing a plaster, how to stop large bleedings and how to place somebody in the safety position.

Making a catapult

Knowing their knots, each team has to make a strong 5-meter long catapult which is used in the finale.

The Build-Your-Boat Challenge

We developed the Build-your-Boat Challenge to make staff familiar with the problems of other departments in their organisation.

Each team has to make a boat with which they have to sail out and enter new markets.

To do this, they have to create 5 departments:

  • Human Resources
  • Inventory / Purchasing
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Production

Human Resources

It all starts with the Human Resource Department. Which skills and how many people are required in every department?

After the work has started, they have to ask the Financial Department for enough funding so the Purchasing Department can buy the food and drinks that are required to keep everybody committed and focused.

Inventory / Purchasing

The Inventory Department has to make sure that all the materials are available for the Production Department, the Marketing Department and Human Resources. To reflect the problems of getting the right product at the right price, for each article, they have to conquer Daring Duck’s Obstacle Course to get to the shop.


The Finance Department has to provide the Purchasing Department with enough money for the required materials but they also have to reserve money when the Human Resource Department requires drinks and lunches for the workers.

When they don’t have enough money, they have to provide a substantiated funding request to the independent Investors.


When you enter a market, you have to decide what the message is that you want to bring and you have to bring that message in an attractive way.

The Marketing Department has to ensure that their boat and their presentation are the most appealing ones, get the pricing from the Purchasing Department, get approval from the Finance Department and plan their activities with the Production Department.


Production has to decide what materials they need and which ones the Purchasing Department should buy first.

During the construction, they have to take the requests from the Marketing Department into account. In addition, they have to ensure that their boat is strong enough to carry a sailor to the finals.