As many campers as you can get, a red wool jacket
Preparation make like a pirate ship:some campers down on knees,arms for cannons; some crouching behind them; all swaying in time to the waves
Only “Captain” and “First Mate” speak:
First Mate (looking through telescope): “Captain, I see a ship off the port side!
Captain: “How many men and how many guns?”
First Mate: “20 men and 20 guns!”
Captain “Very good! Bring me my red jacket so the men won’t see me bleed!” (Captain puts on jacket)
Battle sounds from campers; cannons roar, shots fired, men groaning, etc. After the ÛÏbattleÛ ends, Captain takes off his red jacket.
First Mate: ÛÏCaptain, a ship off the starboard!Û
Captain: ÛÏHow many men and how many guns?Û
First Mate: “50 men and 50 guns!”
Captain: “Here we go again! Bring me my red jacket so the men won’t see me bleed”!
Battle sounds longer, with more action; let campers have FUN with it!
First Mate: “Captain, a ship right behind us!!”
Captain: “Calm down! How many men and how many guns?Û
First Mate: “100 Men and 100 guns!!”
Captain: “Hmmm, bring me my yellow pants.”