Camp Tipolo is a training camp of sort where companies can organize their team buildings. Last saturday, my team was fortunate enough to experience the rough training in the camp. There were a lot of screaming, splashes, laughter and trash talk. It was pretty fun. Haha.
I’ve been to a few team buildings but this one was probably the most intense and challenging. I got to try so many things such as the Tarzan Jump which I sucked, the tight rope which I was good at and the mud crawl which was just plain dirty. What’s exciting about it all was that you know you could end up failing but it’s okay because you’re not the only one. Haha! I didn’t try the the Balancing Log, though, because first step onto the log and I was already quivering. Balancing simply isn’t my thing.
Kuya Abel was the only one who succeeded in the Tarzan Jump so he was quite a hero that day. It was our first activity and needless to say, we all ended up with a splash. It hurt a bit but it was an experience that I don’t think I’m willing to exchange for anything! Honestly though, I thought I’d be quite good at it since my name is Jane and all. But I guess even years of dating with Tarzan isn’t enough to teach me to swing using baging. Oh well.
I seriously don’t like the mud crawl, since it was difficult and no amount of caution can save you from the impending mess! Suffice to say, I survived all the activities unscathed. It’s a rarity since my officemates suffered through blisters and nasty cuts!
Not pictured in this blog is the Mud Slide. It’s an exhilarating activity but heading straight into a pool of mud ruins the moment. I wasn’t prepared and had to suffer through a mouthful (and noseful huhu) of mud. Ack. I was the first one to slide, too, so I received no warning whatsoever of the possible things that could happen. It was still pretty exciting and you shouldn’t miss it!
I think my favorite activity’s the one where every member of the team has to go through a web-like tangle of ropes within 10. It really forced us to collaborate and cooperate. It also entails trust because some members would need to be carried and caught by the others. It was rough but pushed our team to be competitive.
The closing game involves coins and it was so simple but it relays quite an exciting lesson for the team. It was pretty interesting! Actually, it reminds me a bit of my LTS faci days because I usually just lead the silly and simple games during class. While my co-facis handle the discussion, I was the one who’s in-charged of facilitating games. I suddenly miss it because the coin passing game is something that can definitely be played in class.
Overall, it was a pretty fun and exciting day. I sure enjoyed myself, which I didn’t really expect. Haha. The facilitators were really good and all the instructions was clear. The place is huge so the team has tons of room to move around. There were many challenges but you can finish everything in a day. In fact, there’s even time left to relax and swim after the exhausting team building (but I just slept haha).
Camp Tipolo Adventureland
Sitio Loreland Brgy. San Roque Antipolo City
Mr. Ramon Mariñas – 400-6331, 661-1155/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Paul Flores – 569-6117, 0927-8744868/ email@example.com