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Paddle Your Way to a Stronger Team - Whitewater Rafting

Published: February 16, 2018

Why Whitewater Rafting? 

Strengthening your team and teaching new skills doesn’t just have to be done in a conference room. Imagine a way you could build rapport with your staff and work on teamwork in a fun, exciting environment. If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, consider whitewater rafting! 

This exciting, wet adventure isn’t just for the thrill seekers out there; it’s also a great way to spend some time bonding with your team and using the techniques learned on your trip to work together as a group and achieve your goals. Whitewater rafting is offered in several different locations throughout our area. 

Whitewater rafting is available on several different rivers throughout Oregon. Here at Eugene Cascades & Coast, we can work to help set up river rafting tours on both the McKenzie and Willamette rivers. It’s a great way to bond with your team, and experience isn’t necessary. All whitewater rafting outfitters provide gear, so there’s no need to bring anything aside from your sense of adventure and appetite for fun, and of course some snacks, in case fun doesn’t completely satisfy your appetite. 

And it’s not all just paddling. You can also stop along the river for swimming, picnics, photos, etc. Most rafts hold between six to eight people, excluding your guide. Trips are available every day of the week, and group discounts are always available. When planning your stay with Eugene Cascades & Coast, let us help you make whitewater rafting your next big adventure!  

What You'll Gain: 

  • Learn how  to function and work as a team
  • Build cadence
  • Listen to each other
  • Learn from each other 
  • Strengthen teamwork skills

Fun Extras: 

  • Stop for swimming in calmer parts of the river
  • Have a picnic on the riverbank
  • Engage your team in a playful water fight
Author: Spencer Hurbis

Spencer is a native of Coos Bay, Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communications. During her time at the university, she worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for Duck TV News, a student-run broadcast station. She spent six months in Los Angeles, CA interning for ABC News. She has also worked as a reporter with KEZI 9 News in Eugene, gaining experience as an on-air reporter, writer, editor, and photographer. Spencer has also spent three years working as the marketing director for a medical office on the Oregon Coast, building their website and developing social media content and marketing strategies. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her corgi, Louis, and ice skating.