large play area
Team building, listening skills, communication
Equipment Required: Large area, 4 cones and boards (square foam boards anything they can step on without getting hurt)
Placing Equipment: Set up 2 cones 10-20 feet apart (do the same with the other two cones). Divide campers into two groups. NOTE: the amount of boards per team must be 1 or 2 less then the amount of campers on a team.
Explanation: The area between the cones is a river filled with hungry sharks, and alligators. Each teams OBJECTIVE is to get their ENITRE team onto the shore on the other side (where the other cone is) safely.
Rules: No board must be left without some sort of physical contact. Meaning that if there feet or hands are not on a board at any given time a shark comes out of the water and eats the plank (plank is removed by a counsellor and they are unable to get it back). If a team member slips off a plank and touches the water (ground) the ENITRE team must start over. There can be more than 2 people per plank in any given fashion so long as there is a hand of foot on each plank and no one is touching the water. When they have built a bridge across the team must not all run off the bridge as planks will be removed the last person in line crossing the bridge must pick up the last plank behind before it is unattended and hand it off to the person in front until it is safety on land. These planks can be used in the event one is taken away. The team who gets all of their
Team mates across wins.
This game is very frustrating and requires lots of listening and communication. This game takes a minimum of forty five minutes to an hour.