2016 ZAPU Team Outing

A photo posted by Zapwater Communications (@zapwater) on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:52pm PDT: We survived the ropes course! We learned so much about each other and are excited to take these lessons with us back to the workplace. #ironoaks #teambuilding #prlife #goteam #zapwater #zapu

A photo posted by Zapwater Communications (@zapwater) on Jun 23, 2016 at 1:52pm PDT: We survived the ropes course! We learned so much about each other and are excited to take these lessons with us back to the workplace. #ironoaks #teambuilding #prlife #goteam #zapwater #zapu

A photo posted by Zapwater Communications (@zapwater) on Jun 23, 2016 at 8:19am PDT: We're ready for an afternoon of team building! #goteam #ironoaks #teambuilding #prlife #zapu

A photo posted by Zapwater Communications (@zapwater) on Jun 23, 2016 at 8:19am PDT: We're ready for an afternoon of team building! #goteam #ironoaks #teambuilding #prlife #zapu

Last week, our team had the opportunity to take a corporate retreat to a local ropes course at Iron Oaks Environmental Learning Center. The afternoon was filled with fun team building exercises tailored to our agency. From hearing about our company strengths to working as a team for low ropes activities and supporting each other high up in the tree tops, we had a great afternoon learning more about each staff member and walked away excited to carry over those lessons to the workplace.

At the end of our day, our guide asked each of us to share how we summed up in the day in a single word or phrase. Jenn, Zapwater's Senior Vice President used "Climb on" as her phrase to round out the experience saying, "We used it to approve that we were secured by all equipment and ready to climb up the ropes course. I love the sentiment because it means that there was planning and preparation (along with a security check) before moving along in the process. Plus, it embodies what we all aspire to do at Zapwater – grow and move to new heights."

Check out more awesome responses our team had for the experience:

David: Leap of faith Jenn: Climb on! Morgan: Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can’t lose! Mayra: Overcome Brigid: Team work makes the dream work! Stephanie: Overcoming fears Maya: Cooperation Kerry: Excitement for the future Grace: Rewarding Allie: Memorable Carly: Encourage Neda: Trust Katie: Inspire Madelaine: Patience Anna: Supportive

As Morgan, Zapwater's Group Director said best, "Overall, I thought the team outing was a great success. It was so much fun to get out of the office for a day and focus on some crucial team building skills. More importantly, it was great to see everyone come together and support one another towards a common goal. I’m so proud to work at an agency that dedicates time and resources to employee education.

We can't wait for our next ZAPU outing!

Katie Niemiec, Publicist