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Friday, 02 May 2003 12:40

Elf Defense

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Form two teams of elves. Each team must defend its treasure (a pile of balloons) while attempting to steal or destroy the other team's treasure. Use one color of balloons for one team, and another color for the other team. Designate a time period (five to 10 minutes) to play the game. When the time ends, each team's unpopped balloons count 100 points each. Stolen, unpopped balloons count 200 points each.
Friday, 02 May 2003 12:40

Elbow Tag

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Any Number (Even Number of People) Everyone splits off into two and finds a space within the play area. They then link arms. The youth leader picks a twosome as volunteers! One member of the twosome is IT and the other runs from IT. This works like a normal game of chasing except that the person who is running can grab the free arm of any person in any other twosome at any point they like. When they do this they become a part of the twosome and the original member of the twosome who was not grabbed must now run from IT and try and link up with another twosome. If IT catches the victim, then the victim becomes IT and It becomes the victim and must run and link up with another group.
Friday, 02 May 2003 12:40

Egg Chariots

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Everyone pairs up, one person standing in front of the other person who puts their hands on the front person's shoulders. The back person has an egg masking taped to their back. The object of the game is to run around and try to crack other teams' eggs without getting yours cracked. Only the front person can do the cracking. The back person must keep their arms on their teammate's shoulders at all times. Fun stuff.
Friday, 02 May 2003 12:40

Drowned Rat

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Have two volunteers from the students start at one side of the play area and everyone else in your group on the other side. When you say start the two rats starting coming across the field having to pick-up as many waterballoons as they can. Give them a little while to start picking them up. Then say chase. When you say that all of the students on the other side run out picking up all of the other waterballoons in the field and throw them at the two rats. The two rats can throw their waterballoons at anyone WHO HAS A WATERBALLOON IN THEIR HAND. They cannot hit anyone who doesn't have a waterballoon in hand, not even if they just threw a waterballoon at them. If a rat hits one of the others without a waterballoon then they are captured and whoever they hit gets to soak them with the water from the hose. This game is good to teach them about how peer pressure and if we are not connected with more strong christians then we are going to be bomb-barded with the enemy's schemes and feel like we are being hit on everyside and we can't see how to get out of it.
Friday, 02 May 2003 12:40

Dragon Game

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Split the group into two parts. Get them into line and have them wrap their arms around the waist of the person in front of them forming a long chain. Stick a rag or handkerchief in the back pocket of the last person. The goal is for the front person of one group to get the 'tail' of the other, while the tail of the group tries to avoid getting caught.
Friday, 02 May 2003 12:39

Double Dare (Gross)

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Another one that's been fun (even with the setup [and cleanup] involved... It's based on the old TV show "Double-Dare" -- you set up an obstacle course for the teams to do kind of a tag-team thing. The object is to find your teams flags throughout the obstacle course and be the first ones to pin them on the youth pastor. The typical things for the obstacle course are going over/under chairs, running through tires, etc. The fun starts when they have to dig for their flag in a huge bowl of cheap dog food mixed with water (and left standing for about 1/2 hour), dig through vats of solidified Jell-O, (even modify the bobbing for marshmallows to hold the flags for a team), have balloons covered in whipped cream that must be popped to get the flag, etc. We've set it up with 4 flags per team (so there were 4 students on a team). On the word "Go" the first person completes part of the course and digs through the dog food until they find their team's flag, then they run back to the starting line, and the second person completes part of the course (having to dig in the Jell-O for the flag. They run back and the third person goes. Once all 4 flags have been found they must attach them to the youth pastor.
Friday, 02 May 2003 12:39

Dizzy Stick

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Dizzy stick is a very simple game but a lot of fun. My students played this game every free time they had at our last retreat. Take a broom stick and hold it above your head and then stare at the end of the stick above your head. Now spin around as many times as you can as fast as you can. Then toss the stick down. Now the object of this game is to run over to the stick and jump over it without falling down. If you jump over the stick without falling down you get a point for every time you spun around. This is a simple game but it is a lot of fun and everyone will get a good laugh out of watching each other try to get to the stick and jump over it when they are so dizzy.
Friday, 02 May 2003 12:39

Crows and Cranes

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Find a stick or other fairly sized object that is two sided. Pick two teams-crows and cranes. When the object lands on one side, crows chase cranes. When on the other side, the opposite happens. The teams start facing each other and a line is designated behind each as the goal. If the crows chase the cranes, the cranes have to get past their line before they are tagged. If they are tagged they become a crow. This lasts FOREVER!!!
Friday, 02 May 2003 12:39

Crab Soccer

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Get people in teams, when I played there was 4 teams (also 500 people were there), they can be as big as wanted. 4-8 people are allowed to play at a time. You crawl around in a big mud pit trying to score against the other team(s). What makes it hard is that you are playing with a huge earth ball in a slippery mud pit. The objects of the game are to get as muddy as possible, score the most, and have the best team spirit. This is a great camp game!
Friday, 02 May 2003 12:38

Coal Mine

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This is a basic relay race using wheel barrows. You'll need at least two teams (you can have as many teams as you have wheel barrows). Set up a simple obstacle coarse with cones or other objects. Students participate in pairs: one rider, one pusher. The rider sits in the wheel barrow and holds on for dear life. The pusher must maneuver their partner through the obstacle coarse and back to their team. The next pair then does the same until all have completed. At my church, we add to the excitement (and safety) by having the riders wear helmets.
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