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Corporate Team Building

Energize your office! Gather your colleagues for a team building experience that will spark creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in the workplace.

Each Corporate Team Building experience is tailored to your organization’s needs, but all events include refreshments and training on land and/or water with expert coaches to get you introduced to the sport of rowing. Add-ons include lunch, t-shirts, happy hour, and more. See below for more details, and fill out our Interest Form to start your team’s learn-to-row experience!

 

Packages

Finding Rhythm

*About 6 hours, $195 per person

Your group will get on the water twice and truly learn how to move as a group. For groups of 10+, this package can include a friendly mini-race between the boats you take out. You’ll also have time for discussion and debrief over a catered lunch. Like the other packages, it also includes a continental breakfast, boathouse tour, indoor rowing workshop, and boat anatomy workshop.  

Moving Forward

*About 4 hours, $150 per person

Your group will spend about 90 minutes on the water learning how to apply the rowing stroke together. This package includes a continental breakfast spread, boathouse tour, indoor rowing workshop, and boat anatomy workshop.

Getting Started

*About 2 hours, $90 per person

Your group will learn the basics of the rowing stroke on Concept2 indoor rowing machines and get a tour of the boathouse. This package comes with a continental breakfast spread and the option to try indoor rowing on connected machines, simulating a boat.

À La Carte Options

  • Lunch – $10 per person
  • Photographer – $75 per hour
  • GPRF T-shirts – $20 per person
  • Customized t-shirts (please give 3-4 weeks notice), starting at $25 per person
  • Presentation: Leadership and Teamwork On the Water and In the Office – presentation fee varies
  • Presentation: Rowing History and the Pocock Legacy – presentation fee varies
  • Presentation: Olympic Experience – presentation fee varies

Locations

  • Pocock Rowing Center: 3320 Fuhrman Ave E, Seattle 98102
  • Renton Rowing Center: 1060 Nishiwaki Lane, Renton 98058

Over 50% of proceeds raised from Corporate Team Building events go to support the larger work of the Pocock Foundation: to get more kids on the water.

More questions or comments? Contact Madison Emily Kerst at madison@pocockfoundation.org.

Take your team to the next level and compete in the annual summer Corporate Cup Regatta!


Testimonials

We have been delighted to host a wide variety of organizations and corporations for Corporate Team Building sessions. Past participants include: The Denali Group, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BECU, Bing Development, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Microsoft, Genoa Healthcare, University of Washington Foster School of Business, Amgen, Columbia Bank, and Green River Community College.

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“Our rowing experience at the Pocock Center was one of the most effective team development activities I’ve ever done. Each member of our team brought to the water different personal experiences, different skill levels and unique expectations. The real challenge was for a group of leaders who are experts at their jobs, to suddenly become beginners, and sometimes awkward beginners. I think that we all grew as individuals and teammates from the experience.” – BECU Leader

“We had fun, we learned to work together differently, and we have a lot to talk about that’s helping bring the team together in different working groups. In terms of meeting my expectations for the event it certainly hit the mark. It’s giving me plenty to work with as conversations starters but it also has the benefit of adding new stories to our tribal history.” –Russell King, Principal Software Engineering Manager

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The MBA Leadership & Teamwork Practicum from the University of Washington Foster School of Business did a learn to row day at the beginning of September to prepare for the year ahead.

 

“I am afraid rowing would die out if altruism vanished from mankind.” George Yeoman Pocock

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