Human Ladder Race Camping Game

Human Ladder Race Camping Game

Human Ladder Race   Human Ladder Race Camping Game   Camping Game

Preparation:Place two lines, poles, or markers of some kind about 30 feet apart. Place two ribbons or flags on one of the markers.
Instructions:Line up two teams facing each other with team leaders at the head of the line facing each other. Each camper should be shoulder to shoulder with his teammates. Have each camper sit down with legs extended together straight forward so his feet touch the feet of the camper from the other team across from him. Arrange the people so the feet are lined up all the way down the line, like this:

+  F   F  +
|         |
|         |
| O== ==O |
| O== ==O |
| O== ==O |
| O== ==O |
| O== ==O |
| O== ==O |
|         |
|         |
+  x   x  +

In the diagram, the 'F' is the flag. The 'x' is the 2nd marker. The team leader is the camper at the top of each column of sitting campers.
On signal, the team leader from each team jumps up and runs to his team's flag. He grabs it, runs down to the 2nd marker, stepping over the legs of his team. When he touches the 2nd marker, he runs back to his starting place and sits down. He then hands the flag to the next camper in line who runs the same course.
In this way, the first camper that a running camper steps over is the camper that just ran - this should help eliminate false starts.

The last camper to run places his flag on the 2nd marker and the first team to do that is the winner.

Alternate Layout: You can place obstacles such as tires, chairs, benches, knots to tie, questions to answer, ... outside the lines of campers. Instead of having each camper run over the legs twice, you could have them run one length of the course behind their team forcing them to accomplish the obstacles.



Human Ladder Race Camping Game