17 Jan Fun School Camping Games And Team Building Exercises
School camps are so much fun, mainly because there is no school involved and no parents! It’s a week where kids get to enjoy time with their friends and classmates, building long-lasting relationships that are only going to get stronger. Games and team building exercises are one of the best ways to get all the kids, even the shy ones, working together and having fun.
These activities allow everyone in the group a chance to build more confidence, stable relationships and a stronger team. These exercises aim to allow opportunities for bonding in challenges and unusual situation. So here are a few of the most fun school camp and senior’s camp games and team building exercises.
Camping games involve using the surrounding nature to allow teams to get creative and solve problems while at the same time teaching essential outdoor survival skills. Add some prizes or novelty penalty’s to get everyone excited and engaged.
Build The Best campfire
The aim of this game is to see which team can build a fire first. Firstly give the group some words on fire safety and potential hazards. Then split the group into teams of 4 and provide them with a set of matches. The first team to build a successful fire is the team to win the challenge. Make sure you have a bucket of water nearby. This is a really good challenge as lots of kids will have never had the opportunity to build a fire before. Fire safety is just as important so don’t forget to give a brief on the safety aspects of fire.
Build A Shelter
The aim of this game is to see which team can build a weatherproof shelter first. Split the group into two teams and indicate that they have 45 minutes to build a shelter that fits the whole team and that is water and windproof. Once the teams have built their shelters, place the team under the shelter and shake the shelter to indicate wind and then poor a bucket of water on top of the roof. Whichever shelter is sturdier and more waterproof wins the challenge. The use of towels, sporting equipment or other objects can add an interesting element. You will be surprised with the results.
Build A Stretcher
The aim of this game is to see which team can successfully transport a sick person who cannot sit or stand, from one area to another first. Split the group into 2 teams and indicate that the first team to transport one of the team members from one area to another via Stretcher first, wins the challenge.
Team Building Games
Team building games are a way to break the ice and get everyone involved in a challenge or solving a problem.
Human knot is a fun challenge that brings everyone together. Start by creating a circle with the group and then having everyone join hands with two other people in the group. Once everyone has taken hands, the group must work together to unravel the human knot without breaking the chain of hands.
The group stands in a line and the person at the start of the line is shown an intricate picture. The first person is then to relay what they saw to the next and so on until the description gets to the last person who is to say the description out loud and try to match it with the picture originally shown to the first person.
Divide the group into two teams, the red team and the blue team. Give the red team a packet of red balloons according to the number in the group and give the blue team the same. Have each team blow up their balloons. When the whistle is blown all teams must launch their balloons into the air and knock the other team’s balloons to the ground only by hitting them. Have someone picking up the balloons that do touch the ground. Whichever team eliminates the other team’s balloons first, wins.
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