Summer Camp Challenge
Ah, summer camp… The fun. The friendships. Finessing new skills. Wouldn’t you like to create that kind of bonding experience for your team? With Camp It Up, you can!
As guests enter the assembly area, they receive a bandanna that will help them find their group. Next, the Lead Counselor welcomes the groups and hands out schedules. Groups can take part in any of the activities listed on the schedule. The more activities they take part in and the better they do in each, the more points they earn for their group. Points are given in the form of beads that teams collect throughout the camp. Select from the following activities:
- S’More Stacking – Groups see how high they can stack graham crackers and marshmallows without it toppling over.
- Leaky Bucket – Groups must carry water to their empty water basin and fill it to a specific point. But, the only tools they have to carry the water are sponges and leaky vessels!
- Three-Man Slingshots – Groups use oversized slingshots to get balls into targets.
- Gone Fishin’ – One group member has a fishing net and tries to catch fish thrown by their teammates.
- Tandem Skis – Groups climb aboard buddy skis designed for dry land in a relay-style race.
- Cheese Head – One group member wears a shower cap covered in shaving cream as the rest of the group lines up to throw cheese balls at him. How many can they get to stick to the cap?
- Cookie Monster - Groups elect one member to get a cookie from their forehead to their mouth only using their facial muscles. How long will it take before they can eat their snack?
* These activities can be scheduled competitions between two groups with the winner earning beads. Or, groups may get a certain number of throws to earn beads.
Anything But “Bored” Games:
- Giant Jenga – Groups see how high they can build a tower of blocks by removing the original blocks one at a time and placing them on top of the tower. Topple the tower and the group has to start over again!
- Jigsaw Puzzles - Groups earn beads based on how quickly they can put together the puzzle.
- The Perfect Match – One teammate must flip over stones to see what color is on the flip side. If two matching colors are turned over, the stones are removed. If not, they are flipped back over and the teammate must try again to find a match.
- Rations – Wooden letter beads are hidden in a bucket of sand. Groups must pull out 10 and then use only those letters make as many company-themed words as possible in the time allowed.
- Friend or Foe – Groups view a board depicting items found in the wild. They must determine which five are safe and which five are not. Is the snake pictured poisonous? What about that berry?
- Symbols – Groups receive a scroll written in an ancient language, which utilizes letters recognized today, but others written in ancient symbols. Groups earn beads for deciphering the secret message written on the scroll.
- Tent Differences – Groups walk into a tent and have one minute to view how the survival gear is laid out. They then walk into a second tent, where they have one minute to spot as many differences as they can between how the gear there is laid out and the gear in the original tent.
- Animal Tracks – Groups must change one letter and rearrange the others to track down the wild animals hinted at in the puzzle. For instance, by changing the U in “RUDE” and rearranging the letters, you can track down a “DEER.”
In addition to participating in activities, each group must create their very own rendition of a campfire song, replacing words of old favorites with lines that extol the virtues of your company. At a set time, groups must turn in their beads, which are added up as each group performs their campfire song. Counselors rank the groups’ performances and give out additional beads based on overall score.
Finally, the group earning the most beads is called forward to receive their award medals. Win or lose, we promise that your entire team will leave feeling like truly happy campers!
- Set, strike and delivery of an event
- Professional event leader to emcee and organize the event
- Event assistants to assist teams with challenges
- Coordination with the hotel or event venue on all challenge locations
- Team identification for each participant
- Event equipment including, activity schedules and pens for each team and materials necessary to complete challenges
- Award medals for each participant on the winning team
Additional Event Information
|Ideal Group Size
50 or more guests
|Ideal Team Size
8 guests per team
Event typically done with a mix of indoor and outdoor challenge locations within walking distance
|Level of Customization
Some challenges can incorporate client information, logo on printed materials, logo on award medals, etc.
Relationship building, competition, problem solving, strategy, high energy, time management
None usually, but possible if requested
Place to open/close the event with 100% seating for guests (banquet rounds preferred). Approximately 10 – 12 challenge locations that could include foyers, hotel lobbies, restaurant entrances, beach area, tennis court, etc. based on location. We will work with venue to choose appropriate locations to spread out teams and ensure that event does not disrupt the venue’s other guests.
|Set Up Required
Draped and skirted tables at event kick-off and ending location and at some challenge stations as needed
Note: Based on event location and group size, event details may differ slightly from above description