Mud Wallow Camping Game
|This Game is meant for older campers.|
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.
|Required:||kiddie swim pool|
small bucket for each team
|Preparation:||dump the coins in the kiddie pool. Fill the pool with mud.|
|Instructions:||Make sure there is a lake, river, or hose available to wash off after the event.|
Each team has a small bucket.
Teams gather 10-20 yards from the mud hole.
On 'GO' signal, one camper from each team runs to the mud hole with a bucket and searches for one coin. When a coin is found, the camper raises the coin overhead and shouts "Eureka!" or some such exclamation and drops it in the bucket.
The camper then runs back to the team and passes the bucket to the next camper.
Continue the relay until a time limit is reached or it appears all coins have been found.
The team with the most coins wins.
A judge by the mud hole may be needed to ensure only one coin at a time is recovered.
You could have a Trading Post where teams could exchange what they collected for snacks or stuff.
Depending on your budget, there's no reason you couldn't use jello, chocolate syrup, or baked beans in the kiddie pool. You could also collect something other than real coins - plastic coins, marbles, plastic soldiers, whatever - with different values for each item.