Arrival at Parkwoods Shoghi in the morning.
Welcome drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival.
Breakfast at leisure.
Regroup at 11 A.M. Partake in adventure team-building activities at the obstacle course.
The whole group is divided into different teams and are made to go through the adventure activities on the obstacle course. This is a time-based module. Each team leader has to decide the order in which the members go so that the whole team is able to complete all the activities in the minimum time. Each Obstacle requires different levels of physical strength and endurance, risk taking initiative, negotiating a hurdle tactfully. Initiative by a team-member to take on the toughest task, self-confidence and teamwork are developed and highlighted. Leadership qualities of the leader through motivating team members, leading by example, planning and strategy come to the fore.
The Obstacle Course includes activities like spider web, tyre web, burma bridge, rope ladder, tree bridge, commando net.
Lunch at the Resort.
After lunch, experience Rappelling or Rock Climbing on a natural rock face with instructor and safety equipment.
Test of mental and physical strength. To fight one’s fears and build self-confidence during crisis situations. To know the risk taking ability (as one can easily avoid by backing out with excuses), judge one’s presence of mind, as one is standing on the edge of the cliff with trembling legs, and carry out the instructions as demonstrated. To see how calm and composed one is in a frightening situation. To have faith in the instructor (leader) and the equipment and trust that the activity is doable. To learn about one’s grasping power as to how quickly he understands a simple technique for a seemingly difficult task. To experience the sense of triumph, achievement, self esteem and thrill one gets after landing successfully.
An excellent personal development activity done again as teams.
As the sun moves towards the horizon enjoy hot tea with cookies while watching the sunset.
After sunset and evening tea take a 2-3 hour night trek to an unknown place through a forest.
With flashlights explore the paths through the forested undergrowth. It is thrilling to experience the fear of unknown. The participants are not allowed to talk and when necessary only in whispers. The members share their thoughts when they reach the clearing on the hilltop and sit to enjoy the starry lights of distant villages and small towns. To make it a team activity and bring to fore how members can support each other to reach a common goal; clues and blindfolds can also be used.
Back at the Resort a crackling bonfire and a delicious barbecue would await the group.
Sitting around, the group discusses the day’s activities and the changes each individual experienced and new things one learnt about themselves, about others and how perhaps they could have acted differently in a given situation for better results. A time for sharing feelings and introspection.
As bonhomie spreads, soft songs under the star spangled sky make it a perfect end to the day.
Dance and recorded music.
(On special arrangement and at extra cost: Options available for House Music, DJ, Guitarist + Vocalist, Folk Programs (Himachali / Punjabi).
Wake up to the sounds and sight of nature. Enjoy your morning tea.
Take a nature walk amongst the Himalayan flora & fauna in the surrounding pine forest along marked trails. See a lot birdlife.
Destressing and discovering the glories of existence.
Have breakfast at the machaan or the open air cafe'.
Participate in team building games. Depending upon the participants predisposition and time available we choose any two from the following activities like Trust Fall, Minefield, Australian Walk, Bull Ring, Blindfold Tent Pitching.
Various aspects of team cohesiveness come into play like communication, quick planning, taking initiative, honesty, assuming responsibility, arriving at a consensus and assuming a role of a leader, guide, etc.
Other objectives are to inspire confidence, trust and faith amongst the team members and avoid conflict and blame.
Lunch at the Resort.
After lunch, introspect and have group discussions on the changes all have experienced, do a self SWOT for improvement and formulate a road map for further team-development.