Camp Business Turns 10

Next the facilitator asks everyone to put their heads up and he tells the group a story of one of the mice that got stuck in the mousetrap during the night and was removed from the game. (Unless the doctor mouse randomly picked that person and saved him.) After this, the entire group votes on one other person who they collectively think is a farmer from the group that should also be removed from the game for his use of mousetraps. This is where the mice police try to persuade others to vote if they know who the farmer is from the silent conversation they had earlier with the facilitator. The mice police should be careful not to let on that they know too much because their identity is secret and if the farmers find out, they may persuade others in the game to vote them out from this round. (Accusing them of being the farmers.) After this round, the process begins again. The facilitator has everyone put their heads down and he or she calls on each group to raise their heads at the appropriate time. The farmers choose another mouse then the mice police choose another suspect and the mouse doctor will choose someone that may be saved if he picks the person that the farmers had chosen to be in the mousetrap.

This game continues until all of the farmers are voted off of the game or the farmers remove all of the other participants.

Jared Knight

Aspen Grove Family Camp

Provo, Utah


3. Make Your Own Book

Have each camper write out a short story and illustrate each page. Cover pages with clear Contact paper; use a three-hole punch and yarn to string pages together.


4. Impromptu Juke Box Party

Allow each camper to select a song and explain why they picked it. Burn it onto a CD for each kid to own a playlist from the day.


5. Reworking Awards

Acquire old or used trophies and plaques. Have the kids dress them up with stickers, ribbons, colorful ties, sparkles, etc., putting their own creativity into the pieces. These trophies can then be used later for fun and distinctive awards.

Lony Ruhmann

Camp Med Volunteer

City of South Pasadena


6. Make Dream Catchers

1. Place sticks in a circular shape (or use a hoop)

2. String thread or yarn through the circle to make a web look

3. Embellish with feathers, beads, jewelry findings, etc.


7. Board Game Tournament


8. Four-square

Brenda Kauffman

Drift Creek Camp

Lincoln City, Ore.


9. Musical Chairs


10. Trivia games

Brenda Kauffman

Drift Creek Camp

Lincoln City, Ore.

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