Category Archives: Icebreakers, Games, Skits

A Complete Campfire Program

Opening and closing campfire programs are a time-honored tradition at summer camp. But coming up with a collection of songs, skits and stories can be daunting. Or maybe the program you’ve been doing for years is getting a little stale. Joe Richards — Yoyojoe — offers some inspiration on his website, http://bit.ly/g7iEm9, where he has put together an example of a campfire program. His list includes links to all the songs and skits — some complete with videos or audio. … Continue reading

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Camp Game Videos

Planning some games for your camp? Having trouble following the written instructions? Check out this YouTube channel, Game’Splenations, featuring Bryan and Pete from www.CampIsHere.com The guys give video how-to explanations of dozens of games, including Spud, Stepping Stones, The Hula Hoop Ring Race, Ultimate Frisbee and Water Limbo. Here’s the YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/user/greenghoulie#p/u/42/b_u4IZBFkAM

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Capture The Rules

When you’re coming up with ideas for group play in the out-of-doors — or even the indoors — don’t forget the tried and true. Kids today love playing Capture the Flag, Red Rover and Duck Duck Goose just as much as the kids of yesteryear. And these old-fashioned games don’t require any fancy equipment or complicated strategy. Just in case you can’t remember the rules exactly, here is a list from the National Wildlife Federation, along with some fun audio … Continue reading

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Icebreaker Ideas

We all know how awkward those first few moments of a camp session can be, before the kids get to know each other and become fast friends. Here are some suggestions for breaking the ice. (These come from a birthday site, but will work just as nicely at camp.) From human bingo to pairs tag to sardines (reverse hide and seek), you’re sure to find something fun to help your campers go from strangers to best buddies. http://www.birthdaypartyideas4kids.com/icebreakers.htm Another good … Continue reading

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Let’s Hit The Beach…

Just because you don’t have a pool or access to a lake doesn’t mean you can’t offer fun, creative, healthy aquatics programming. Here are 12 ideas sure to please even the most discerning customer: 1. Summer sand castle fun. Ask a local construction or gravel company to donate a truck full of sand. (If that doesn’t work, offer to pay!) Find an out-of-the-way place where kids can have unstructured play in the sand. Toss out plastic buckets, milk jugs and … Continue reading

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