Hole in my Pack Camping Activity
|Required:||paper and pencil for each team or camper.|
Lots of camping items you might find in your pack.
|Preparation:||Place items along one side of a trail. Make some obvious, others a bit more difficult to see, depending on the age of the campers. Write a list of all the items in the correct order so none are forgotten.|
|Notes:||Emphasizes observation and memory.|
Can be used along with a Leave No Trace event or caring for the environment.
|The activity leader tells everyone that he went for a hike and discovered he had a hole in his pack when he returned. All this stuff has fallen out along the trail and it needs to be found.|
The leader has everyone follow him in single file down the trail. Campers stay on the trail, but search for items quietly. The leader should walk at a fairly slow pace. Campers can only walk forward, they can't go back down the trail to check on missed items.
At the end of the trail, each team leader is given paper and pencil. His team needs to make a list of all the items they saw and list them in the correct order seen, from first to last.
When all teams are finished, compare their lists with the correct one to find the winner.
As an alternative, you can ask the teams to arrange the items from most to least important for a backpacking trip.