Group Push Up Camping Activity
|This Activity is meant for older campers.|
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.
|Notes:||Develops teamwork and problem solving skills.|
|Objective: Entire team touching the ground with only hands. |
Bonus: If N is number of campers in group, the group gets $10,000 for every hand less than 2xN touching the ground. And, $100,000 for every hand less than N touching the ground. For example, if 9 campers then $10,000 if only 17 hands touching, $20,000 if only 16 hands, ..., $90,000 if only 9 hands. $190,000 if only 8 hands, $290,000 if only 7 hands.
Give the team time to strategize and come up with solutions to try. There is no time limit. Notice how the group dynamics work out. Answer questions they may have.
Who took leadership?
What sort of teamwork was required?
Did everyone contribute?
Was anyone more important than others? Why?
Were all ideas considered and discussed?
Did you support your team to your best ability?
The 'best' solution is to have the team form a circle in the push-up position so they can place their feet on the shoulders of the camper behind them. This way, doing a push-up lifts your own body and the feet of your neighbor.
Once up, many campers should be able to lock their arm in a one-armed push up for the $10,000 bonuses.
If there are a few light members and some strong members, they may try to give some campers a free ride to get those $100,000 bonuses.