At the camp the groups were kept separate from each other and were
encouraged to bond as two individual groups through the pursuit of common goals that
required co-operative discussion, planning and execution. During this first phase, the
groups did not know of the other group's existence. The boys developed an attachment
to their groups throughout the first week of the camp, quickly establishing their own
cultures and group norms, by doing various activities together like hiking, swimming,
etc. The boys chose names for their groups, The Eagles and The Rattlers, and stenciled
them onto shirts and flags.