-1 ball (the bomb) -Sheet of paper and markers(optional) -Awesomeness have your kids(10 to 20) sit in a circle. then, tell them someone hid a bomb in your bag. oh no! Then. pull out a small, foam or dodgeball type ball. for best results, use a black ball and doodle on it with white marker. Mine looks like a bob-omb …Read More
There is more to camp games than kick-ball or four-square! The key to a fun summer lies in your ability to offer ever-changing, age-appropriate, and interactive games to your campers.
The categories below will take you to hundreds of different games. Feel free to change the rules or add a personal touch.
We encourage you to play all activities using the "everybody plays - everybody wins" philosophy. Whenever possible, don't keep score, change the rules, and most of all - have fun!
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The group sits with their eyes closed or heads down. At this time, you remove one of them. The first one to guess who is not there wins.Read More
Group members must be mobile, and willing to participate. The objective is to get people warmed up, moving around and comfortable with one-another. Whoosh Ball is spectacular because by being silly and creative the participants/group members have the ability to start their day off on the right foot, and they are setting the ground work for open communication and creative …Read More
(This game is a lot like freeze tag) Make a square with about 4-8 dome cones. Have the kids all go into the square. Blow a whistle to start. All the kids run around in the square(No going out of bounds!!)Every child is “IT”! If tagged, they get down on the ground and form a wicket(like in croquet). The only …Read More
at least 6 different playing balls (soccer/volley) 2 chairs large playing field score in the opposing net Two teams (the bigger the better) Played in an open field Variety of balls 2 for the girl campers 2 for boy campers 1 for girl staff 1 for guy staff A chair is set up at either side of the field and …Read More
A place for a circle. So everyone starts singing this “Wigg-elo-o wig-wig-elo-o 3x. Then someone says to another person, Hey (their name) They respond with “Hey what?” Then everyone says “Hey (Their name)!” They respond again “Hey what?” Everyone then says, “Say show us how you wiggelo, say show us how you wiggelo!” The other person says, “My hands are …Read More
A bunch of kids form a circle holding hands. Then they spead out enough so that everyone’s arms are straightened out forming large spaces between kids. These are the windows and doors. Then one child would start running and weaving in and out between children. As they do this, the kids in the circle would randomly drop their arms down …Read More
to get away without being tapped Divide the group evenly into two new groups. Have one group form a circle and sit on the ground or in a chair. These are your “Winkers.” Have the other group sit or stand (if in a chair) behind the first group. These are your “Tappers.” They stand ready to tap the shoulders of …Read More
This game is best played in a large group. Sit all of the children in a circle, and have them all put their heads down. Tap one person on the head, this person is the Û÷assassin’ and has to eliminate the others by winking at them. If you are winked at, silently count to 10, then safely fall down. If …Read More
Everybody stands in a circle. One person (“It”) leaves the room. While “It” is out, everybody else decides who will be the “murderer” or “Assassin”. “It” is called back in, and stands in the center of the circle. The “murderer” winks at people in the circle one by one. When someone is winked at, they have to fall down dramatically …Read More
Everybody stands in a circle, passing a ball around the circle like it’s a hot potato, everybody says the rhyme: The wonder ball, goes round and round To pass it quickly, you are bound If you’re the one, to hold it last The game for you has surely past, and you are out O-U-T spells OUT!Read More
Have things around you that you can choose. To figure out that this game has absolutely nothing to do with the items that the leader chooses. Another objective is to try and get others to really listen to everything you say. Directions that the leader tells everyone: “I’m going to say three things around me,(you can point to them, it’s …Read More
Volleyball or soccer ball, Base markers Divide the players into two teams. The team at bat lines up behind home base. The other team takes the positions of pitcher, basemen and fielders. The first person on the team at “bat” stands at home base and the pitcher rolls the ball toward him. The batter kicks the ball with the opposite …Read More
Any object Figure out the right phrase to say. Similar to Scissors or Crossed Uncrossed except any object can be used. The people in the know take an object and position it three different ways while saying “You can do it like this and you can do it like this, but you can’t do it like this.” Then the object …Read More
A set of “food chain cards” -i.e. cards with the name of an animal written on each, such that each animal plays a role in a food chain. The object of this game is to allow the players the opportunity to pretend they are animals, trying to hide from Man. The group walks a given distance down a nature trail, …Read More
some one else writes on your hand and on the top they write zap and a time after that moment on the other side with out showing the person whose hand you are writing on write a name of someone they are shy around if they look at the name written on the other side of there hand before the …Read More
All participants must be able to stand in at least 3 feet of water *(Adapted)If the participant is not able to stand, The must be accompanied by an adult who can carry them through the game from end of the pool to the other. Each participant must be able to throw *(Adapted) If they cannot physically use their hands, there …Read More
Sit your group in a circle. The 1st person starts by saying the word “zip”. One person says it after another around the circle… zip, zip ,zip, zip etc. Now tell the players that the aim is for no one to be able to see their teeth. They must cover them with their lips at all times. (pull them over …Read More
Large area with distinct sections such as a baseball field. This is played in an area such as a baseball field with distinct areas. One person is the Zombie and all others are Humans. The Zombie must show that s/he is the Zombie by keeping their arms extended in front of them at all times. In our version the Zombie …Read More
Be the last one standing Make sure to say your number twice along with another number. If you call a number that is already out you are out Have a group of kids sit in a circle. The leader is Zoomy Zoomy and everybody else is a number 1.2.3 and so on until everybody has one. Clap your lap twice …Read More