Benchball Camping Game
|This Game is meant for older campers.|
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.
1 or more volleyballs, rubber balls, or nerf balls
|Preparation:||Lay out a rectangular play area such as a basketball court.|
Place a bench at each end.
Mark a goalkeeper-only zone around the bench to keep opposing players from being too close.
|Instructions:||There are many alternate versions of this game. |
- Divide into two teams, one on each side of the court center line.
- Each team chooses a goalkeeper to go and stand on the bench at the far end of the court. They will throw the ball to the goalkeeper and score a point for each caught throw.
- The ball is passed between players until it is thrown to the goalkeeper for a score.
Alternative Rules to Mix In:
- Players wear colored jerseys and can roam the entire court.
- Players can not move once they have the ball.
- If the ball touches the ground, whichever team was in possession of it, loses possession.
- When a goalkeeper catches the ball, it can be immediately thrown at an opposing player and turn them into a goalkeeper if hit below the waist.
- All players stay on their side of the center line. They can either try to score a goal or hit someone on the other team below the shoulders with the ball to force them out to the penalty box. When their team scores a goal, the first 1, 2, or 3 people can return from the penalty box.
- Use multiple balls.
- Use different colored balls. Yellow can only be used to tag someone. Blue can only be used to score a goal.
- Make up additional rules.