Ecocamp Glenshee, the eco-friendly glamping site based in Glenshee, Perthshire, has launched a team building experience for businesses in Scotland, using its four resident Llamas.
The Llama Experience, which lasts two-and-a-half hours, aims to teach team members persuasion, patience, persistence and collaboration - just some of the key skills required in the business world - by guiding the llamas to complete several onsite exercises.
Delegates will be given the opportunity to get to know the llamas before taking on any challenges. Llama expert and Ecocamp Glenshee owner, Simon Calvin, will explain the unique psychology, character and physical make-up of the llamas, giving delegates the opportunity to feed and groom the llamas before leading them on a short trek to the skills area.
Headstrong and powerful animals, delegates will be required to persuade the llamas to undertake several challenges, including leading the llamas over jumps, a slalom course and through a maze. Once familiar with the skills course, delegates will undertake a time trial and in pairs, will race against the clock to be the first to complete the full set of challenges with their llama.
After the skills course, delegates receive refreshments in Ecocamp’s bothy and get the chance to discuss the competencies required to complete each challenge.
Simon Calvin, founder and owner of Ecocamp Glenshee, commented: “We aim to make our Llama Experience an enjoyable light-hearted couple of hours away from the office; but essentially it gives delegates the opportunity to learn and develop some key skills such as persuasion, patience and perseverance to get our llamas to complete the tasks we set them. All these skills are totally transferable and of much use in the boardroom!
"Our llamas, Bonita, Jet, Atticus and Bradford are all powerful and stubborn animals and yet when treated in the right way can be completely compliant. Shouting and force will not get you very far. We aim to teach our delegates the key skills and patience to work out what the llama is thinking, get inside its head and ultimately make it do what you want it to do.”
The llama experience costs £100 for four people and £15 per person thereafter. To find out more about the Llama Experience and for booking, log onto www.llamatrekscotland.com.
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