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| | # Group Push Camping Game | This Game is meant for older campers. Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.
| **Preparation:** | Mark out large squares on the ground or floor with chalk, rope, or tape - as many as you have teams. The squares should be large enough for the entire group to stand inside comfortably. The squares should be in a long line with sides touching. | **Notes:** | Remind larger campers of potential injury and be prepared to blow a whistle to stop the game when needed. | **Instructions:** | The goal is to have the lowest average score, similar to golf. Each square has a point value starting at 1 up to the number of squares. All campers start in square #1. On the 'GO' signal, campers try to push other campers into the next square in line, #2 then #3 then #4 ... When any part of a camper touches inside the next square, he is out and must go to that square. If a camper is pushed out the sides of a square, he returns into that square at the exact spot he was pushed out. The game ends when there is no one left to push or a time limit is called.
A team's score is calculated by adding up the value of the square in which each camper is left standing and dividing that by the number of people in the team.
This game gives a tremendous advantage to larger, stronger campers - but groups of campers can work together. After playing once, it might be good to reflect and see if the group wants to try it again. |
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