Bomb the Flame Camping Activity
|Location:||This Activity should be done Outside.|
|Required:||for each team:|
sticks and string
beach of pebbles and rocks
|Notes:||This activity is great on a campout by a shallow lake, especially at dusk.|
|Each team receives a tea candle.|
Campers build a small raft using sticks and string on which to float their candle.
When all teams are ready, their candles are lit and the rafts are launched into the lake. It's a good idea to have each raft tethered by a 40 foot string and wade them out from shore.
(You could anchor each raft in place with a string to a rock, if you want.)
When all rafts are launched and leader gives 'GO' signal, all campers throw rocks at every raft except their own.
The last candle left burning wins the round.
Pull in the rafts, relight the candles, and play again.
Consider drawing a line in the sand back from shore to make it more difficult.
If you have 'skippable' rocks, that makes it even more fun.
Teams may develop partnerships to take out the 'best' team first over time.
If you just have a gravel parking lot, it works almost as well.