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Team-Building Sessions

Dragon boating is an ancient Chinese team sport that is not only exhilarating and fun, but also promotes physical fitness, trust and teamwork. A boat generally holds either 10 or 20 paddlers, and while getting it to move forward seems pretty easy (stick paddle in water + take a stroke = forward motion, right?) it’s not quite that simple. The trick for each team is to figure out how to get the boat to actually glide forward. And that takes a collective commitment, rather than a focus on the self.

Our group team building sessions build trust, camaraderie and cohesiveness. They break barriers (imagine the CEO and an entry-level clerkworking side-by-side). They’re also a ton of good, splashy, fun. Sessions are held right on the beautiful Burlington waterfront, steps away from great restaurants, shopping and a host of other activities to round out your day.

Each session includes dry-land instruction, an energizing warm-up, one or two on-water practices, a snack-break, personalized and group feedback, and even a mini-race (because it is a competitive sport after all, not to mention the fastest-growing team water sport in the world!). Here’s how one can fit your group:

  • Staff retreat
  • Conference activity
  • Family reunion
  • Class reunion
  • School orientation (faculty, staff and/or students)
  • Youth camp
  • Fitness bootcamp
  • Client appreciation

Or maybe one of these scenarios appeals to you:

  • Inter-office challenge – how about staff taking on management? Whose team would win?
  • Organizational challenge – how fun would it be to see the Police Department battle it out on the water with the Fire Department? Or Parks and Rec vs. the Mayor’s Office?
  • School challenges – teachers vs students. School vs school. Parents vs students.
  • Competing gyms – how would Crossfit X stack up in a head-to-head challenge with Crossfit Y?

I’m sure you can think up plenty of others that fit your interests and group. Participants can be of any fitness level. Now booking for summer 2016 – schedule your session today.



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Mālia Paddling & Racing Club is a non-profit organization created to recruit, motivate and train athletes of all ages
to enable them to compete in the sport of dragon boat racing at the regional, national and international levels.

        Located at the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Burlington, VT