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Buffy The Vampire Slayer  Last Held: XXVII
A predator/prey variation based on the popular TV show.
1977 Trivia Challenge  Last Held: XXIII
Answer challenging questions about the events of 1977
3-Square  Last Held: X
Like 4-Square only with three squares.
3-Way Snake Hockey
Three teams vie for the honors
4-Square  Last Held: XX
The official indoor game of Winter Camp
4-Way Tug Of War
4 teams pull on an X of rope
4-Way Volleyball  Last Held: XLI
2 Nets criss-cross creating a nice X. One team is in each side and the game is played much like volleyball
Aardvark Imitation
The first on the list
Abduction Clue  Last Held: XXI
Can you figure out which Winter Camper was taken by aliens?
Activity Voting Marathon
A work in progress
Aerial Obstacle Course (details pending)
Complete the course but don't touch ground
Aerial Tram (details pending)
Make a tram from BC to Clearwater
Agents Pursuit  Last Held: XXIV
Teams of Rebels attempt to acquire components with which they can crash the Matrix. The Agents are trying to stop them.
Air Hockey  Last Held: V
The classic tabletop game.
Alermeraine  Last Held: XVII
From the DS9 Episode -- part of the group attempts a challenge and the other part bets on their success.
Alien Design Contest  Last Held: XVII
Build your own aliens.
Alien Quest  Last Held: XXI
Search for intelligent life.
Anagram Contest (details pending)
Scramble 'em and give it a shot
Anarchy (details pending)
No government, no leaders
Anarchy Contest (details pending)
Try to be the most disruptive
Animal Balloons (details pending)
Learn to make your own latex creations
Animal Sense (details pending)
Approximate their limitations
Archimedes Screw (details pending)
Build an ancient water pump
Area 51 RPG  Last Held: XXI
Players are assigned to be aliens, skeptics, reporters, etc. and attempt to reveal or hide the truth as appropriate.
Arrowmen Bingo  Last Held: XXXVIII
Arrowmen are given a card with descriptions of campers. They get the card signed in a spot of their choice and it becomes their random card for a later bingo game.
Art Contest (details pending)
Who is the new Michelangelo?
Assassin (details pending)
Kill your friends for points
Astrology Debunking (details pending)
It's sort of scientific
Astronomy (details pending)
Yes, and that's the north star
Attack The Fort (details pending)
Take the shore batteries me hearties!
Away Team Contest (details pending)
Two teams race to complete their mission
Backwards Baseball (details pending)
Just like it says
Backwards Face Marching (details pending)
Walk backwards up the face
Backwards Hike
Take a whole hike in reverse.
Ball Blast  Last Held: XXI
Volleyball-like game played over a low fence by kicking a giant ball.
Balloon Stomp (details pending)
Last one with a balloon left wins
Balloonography  Last Held: XV
Decorating the cabin and campers with balloons.
Baseball (details pending)
America's favorite sport
Basketball (details pending)
Kind of rough without a court
Battle Chess  Last Held: XXXIX
Played on a life-sized chess board. When attempting to capture a piece, the defender decides on a physical or mental challenge and the winner retains the square.
Beach Party  Last Held: VI
The sparkling white sands are calling you.
Beast Game (details pending)
Highly variable and very entertaining
Beeline Hike (details pending)
Walk as straight a line as possible
Begging  Last Held: XIII
Who can get a good meal?
Belching Contest (details pending)
Who can beat Booger?
Belly Flop Contest (details pending)
Slide down the hill on your belly
Big Wheel Marathon (details pending)
Race 3 wheeled trikes around camp
Bird Census (details pending)
A study of our avian neighbors
Blacksmithing (details pending)
Mr. Wilson's soon to be hobby
Blind Basketball (details pending)
Even rougher without a court
Blind Hike  Last Held: XLII
Destination Unknown
Blind Puzzle Building (details pending)
Yep, another Blind activity
Blind Wrestling  Last Held: IX
Wrestling while wearing a blindfold.
Blindfolded Archery (details pending)
Not even Robin Hood would try this
Blindfolded Darts (details pending)
Nearly as stupid as archery
Blob Tag (details pending)
When you're tagged, you're the blob
Boat Construction (details pending)
Make your own longboat
Bocce Ball (details pending)
Robert DeNiro's waiting,
Bonsai Sculpting (details pending)
As long as come from inside you...
Book Building Contest (details pending)
Make your own book at camp
Bottle Balancing (details pending)
A deadzone favorite
Bottle Peeling Contest (details pending)
Try to take the label off a bottle
Boy's Life Air Car (details pending)
As seen in the magazine
Broomball (details pending)
Sort of like hockey
Brotherhood Ceremony  Last Held: XV
We conduct a Brotherhood Ceremony during Winter Camp.
Build New Latrine (details pending)
A valuable (if unanticipated) service
Bunny Slipper Relay  Last Held: XXIV
Teams compete in a relay race. Each member of the team must complete one station, return to the base and pass the slippers to another competitor who will attempt the next station.
Cabbage Ball (details pending)
Play football with a cabbage
Cabin Cleaning Contest (details pending)
Cheap way to sneak in extra service
Cabin Crawl  Last Held: XX
Circumnavigate the interior of a cabin without touching the floor.
Cag Funeral  Last Held: IX
After performing the special CAG version of the Last Ceremony, lay the scoundrel to rest.
Cag Trap Contest  Last Held: IX
Themed Genius Night with the goal of building a trap or model of a trap which could kill a man.
Caloric Determination (details pending)
Determine calorie content of foods
Campfire  Last Held: VIII
Complete with skits and the like.
Candle Making (details pending)
Dip it in the hot wax
Cannon Building (details pending)
Boom!
Cannon Shooting (details pending)
Knock 'em down
Capture The Objective  Last Held: XLI
he classic Winter Camp sized game of Capture the Flag is back. Plays much like Capture the Flag except we add additional treasures to be stolen and if you're caught, it just costs your team points. After two hours of play, whichever has scored the most (or least) points is the winning team.
Card Tournament  Last Held: XX
Pick a card game and hold a tournament, probably using brackets.
Carnival  Last Held: VI
We put on a midway with unfair games and sideshow attractions.
Casino Night  Last Held: XLI
Players are issued chips and then get a chance to test their skill at a variety of gambling tables. Usually, we include blackjack, roulette, poker, craps, and Volkswagen racing. We even had Banco one year (pretty much like blackjack, but cool enough for James Bond).
Catapult Building (details pending)
Build an ancient siege engine
Cat's Quizzer  Last Held: XXIII
Seuss inspired trivia.
Cc Pole Vault (details pending)
Obstacle course with a stave to help you
Celebrity Look-Alike Contest (details pending)
Who looks like Beavis?
Cemetery Hike  Last Held: VIII
Take a walk to a local graveyard.
Charades (details pending)
An ancient parlor game
Cheater's Pinewood Derby (details pending)
Anything goes!
Chemistry (details pending)
Fun with explosives
Chess Tournament  Last Held: XVII
We play chess in either single or double elimination format.
Chinese Cabin Drill (details pending)
The whistle sounded, now change bunks
CHR Memorial Construction  Last Held: XI
Build and maintain a site to honor the gone but not forgotten Charles Howell Scout Reservation.
Christmas Party (details pending)
A little late, but still...
Clearwater Stampede  Last Held: XXII
Multi-event game with a western theme.
100-Dish Banquet (details pending)
Who is the most trite?
Clock Building (details pending)
Build a clock of natural materials
Clock In A Bottle (details pending)
Make a clock inside a bottle
Cloud Pictures (details pending)
No, it looks like a horse, no, a dog.
Clown-A-Rama (details pending)
BYOW (Bring your own whiteface)
Coin Spinning  Last Held: XXII
Who can spin a coin the longest?
Coin Walking (details pending)
Walk a quarter across your hands.
Commando (details pending)
A track and stalk variant
Compass Regatta (details pending)
A nautical compass course
Computer Crushing (details pending)
Not my computer you don't
Conservation Project (details pending)
Ecology is the buzzword for the 90's
Continuous Storytelling  Last Held: XL
Everyone tells a little of this tall tale
Cooking Contest  Last Held: VIII
Campers form teams and have to build a fire, burn the string to get their batter, cook the pancake, flip it and eat it.
Cooperative Game (details pending)
Nobody wins
Costume Ball (details pending)
Don't forget your glass slippers
Costume Party (details pending)
At least we won't have to dance
Costume Sewing (details pending)
In case you forgot yours
Counter-Cultural Exchange (details pending)
Two differing groups try to communicate
Creative Cursing (details pending)
Who can cuss without 4 letter words?
Cross-Country Canoeing (details pending)
Use a canoe as a sled or carry it along
Cross-Country Shotput (details pending)
Throw as far as you can then chase it
Cross-Country Golf  Last Held: XLI
The Winter Camp classic par 62 hole
Curling  Last Held: XXII
The popular Canadian Ice game.
Daily Calisthenics (details pending)
Begin exercise.
Daily News (details pending)
Print a daily newsletter
Dam Building (details pending)
Everyone loves to increase erosion
Dda Course (details pending)
A compass hike of enormous proportions
Dead Or Canadian?  Last Held: XXII
Trivia about famous people who are either dead or Canadian.
Decorating
Christmas decorations really liven it up
Demolition Derby (details pending)
Yeah, whatever
Design An Alien (details pending)
Evolution simulation
Devise An Original Boardgame (details pending)
Illuminati variants don't count
Diorama Building (details pending)
Build the camp in miniature
Disco Discus (details pending)
Throw disco records for distance
Disks Of Tron  Last Held: XXII
Dodgeball with frisbees.
Dodge The Bullet  Last Held: XXIV
Dodgeball is an easy activity where everyone can feel like they have a chance.
Dog Bite Contest (details pending)
Who can bite the hardest?
Dog Hunt (details pending)
Find the dog who bit someone 10 years ago
Domino Tipping (details pending)
Set up the maze and patterns
Double Frisbee Ultimate (details pending)
2 frisbees for twice the fighting
Downhill Skiing (details pending)
On the face!?
Droopy Drawers Marathon  Last Held: XXIII
Adults try to style like youth in this event by competing in a number of youth-oriented events.
Drop Off Blind Hike (details pending)
Get dropped off in an unknown spot
Drop-Off Hike (details pending)
Get dropped off and hike back
Early Adventure (details pending)
Get up at 3:00 am for an activity
Earth Ball Soccer (details pending)
Think about the size of the goals
Egg Roll (details pending)
Roll an egg with your nose
Egg Toss (details pending)
Who can toss it the furthest w/o breaking
Electro-Plating (details pending)
Mr. Wilson's other new hobby
Elevation Hike  Last Held: II
Pick a topographic contour line and stick to it for a hike which should get us back to the starting point.
Embroidery (details pending)
Put your name on your shirt
Endurance Games (details pending)
Who can last the longest?
Environmental Art Project (details pending)
Aesthetically pleasing & naturally occurring.
Erect Squaw Point Sign (details pending)
Make a new sign
Escape Contest  Last Held: XL
Who can break their bonds fastest?
Euchre Tournament  Last Held: XVI
Players form teams and compete in a bracketed tournament to find the best team of Euchre players.
Face Painting (details pending)
Paint your faces Indian-style
Fake Trans-Bc Hike (details pending)
Make 'em think they're walking
Feature Film  Last Held: XXXI
We watch a movie. Typically we pick one which is related to the weekly theme.
Ferris Wheel (details pending)
Build a Ferris wheel pioneering project
First Mission (details pending)
Just like on Star Trek
Fizzball (details pending)
Baseball with a shaken up soda can
Flint Napping (details pending)
Make stone arrowheads
Foot Race (details pending)
Who is the fleetest of foot?
Football  Last Held: XXVII
We could play American style football but would have to play either flag or two-hand touch. Tackle is forbidden.
Forest Bowling  Last Held: X
Roll a ball at the pins through the trees.
Foxtail 21 (details pending)
Use the foxtail to play catch for points
Frisbee Golf  Last Held: XXVII
Throw the Frisbee through loops
Frisbee Ultimate (details pending)
Somewhere between football and soccer
Fruit Baseball (details pending)
Play baseball using assorted fruit
Full Contact Chess (details pending)
Just what it sounds like
Full Contact Volleyball (details pending)
Reaching under the net is fine
Full Day Trek (details pending)
Hike the whole day & pack lunch
Game Festival  Last Held: XLI
We make space and time available to play a variety of tabletop board and role-playing games.
Garb Construction (details pending)
Make you own Indian outfit
Garbage Relay (details pending)
Who can take the trash out the fastest
Genetic Manipulation (details pending)
Another in the Weird Science series
Genius Night  Last Held: XXXIII
What can you make of this junk?
Get Acquainted Game (details pending)
Match the little known facts.
Ghost In The Graveyard (details pending)
A game similar to tag
Giant Billiards (details pending)
Play billiards with beach balls
Giant Boardgames
Set-up some games in giant format
Giant Knightmare Chess (details pending)
Play variable battle chess
Giant Mousetrap (details pending)
Make a contraption to capture a man
Golf Bowling (details pending)
Golf using a bowling ball
Gong Show  Last Held: IX
Will you score a 10 or get gonged?
Goofy Golf
Hit opposite handed and ignore advice
Goofy Racers (details pending)
Build a racing machine & compete
Great Cola Challenge  Last Held: XIV
Taste test to identify various colas.
Grid Golf (details pending)
Similar to mini-golf
Gross Out Contest (details pending)
Who can make you puke?
Groundless Hike (details pending)
Hike without ever touching the ground
Guess My Iq! (details pending)
Randomly assigned IQ scores
Guest Speaker (details pending)
Michael Davis perhaps
Ham Radio Station (details pending)
Make worldwide contact
Hammock Sleeping (details pending)
No bunks, everyone is pendulous
Hand Walking Race (details pending)
Walk inverted
Handicap Awareness (details pending)
Randomly assigned handicaps
Hatchet Throwing (details pending)
Just like Dan'l Boone
Hat Making
Build a Seuss inspired hat.
Helen Keller Competition (details pending)
Deaf & Blind
Helium Football (details pending)
Football with a lighter than air ball
Helium Singing (details pending)
Dangerously funny
Hell Night
Campers are p;ut through their paces in an activity where the suffering is the fun.
History Test (details pending)
Who knows the most about Winter Camp?
Hobby Demo  Last Held: XXXII
This will be the chance for everyone to show off the skills they've acquired as they've pursued their previous year's hobby. Bragging rights will likely be awarded for best presentation, best execution, and best pursuit
Hobby Draw  Last Held: XXXII
Learn a new hobby by next WC
Holbrook Contest (details pending)
Who can gain the most weight in a week?
Homeless Night (details pending)
The cabin doors are locked sleep elsewhere
Horses (details pending)
Go horseback riding
Human Checkers  Last Held: XII
Human-sized checkers.
Human Chess (details pending)
No contact version of Battle Chess
Human Clue  Last Held: XXVII
Can you figure out which Winter Camper was killed by whom, where and with what weapon?
Human Othello (details pending)
Players have to change colors
Human Slingshot (details pending)
Primitive version of human cannonball
Human Tic-Tac-Toe (details pending)
Like Hollywood Squares
Human Wheel (details pending)
Lock 'em in the tire and let 'em roll.
Humor Contest (details pending)
Who can tell the best joke?
Hydrogen Ballooning  Last Held: XXI
The goal is to fill a balloon with hydrogen, allow it to gain some altitude and then have it explode, typically by means of a fuse.
Hypnosis (details pending)
Okay, cluck like a chicken
Ice Climbing (details pending)
Who can climb an ice wall the fastest
Ice Cream Making  Last Held: XIX
Look out Ben & Jerry as we create our own flavors of ice cream.
Ice Dragon (details pending)
2 Parade dragons duke it out on the ice.
Ice Fishing (details pending)
Bring your own tip-up
Ice Golf  Last Held: XV
Like putt-putt but on the ice.
Ice Hockey (details pending)
On the (hopefully) frozen lake
Ice Sculpture (details pending)
Bodacious!
Ice Skating (details pending)
On the (hopefully) frozen lake
Idiosyncrasies (details pending)
Randomly assigned personality quirks
Illuminating The World (details pending)
Create an Illuminati style satire
Indian Dancing (details pending)
Dance practice
Indian Lore Merit Badge (details pending)
Earn the badge
Indian Olympics  Last Held: XX
Like other Olympic style events with a Native American theme.
Individualized Quest (details pending)
Assign quest buddies
Insect Test (details pending)
Strength vs. Body weight
Jacob's Ladder (details pending)
The rope kind
Jello Balloon Fight (details pending)
Fill balloons with jello & fling them
Kickball  Last Held: XXIII
Kickball is similar to baseball except it uses a playground ball and no gloves or bats.
Kite Flying Contest (details pending)
Who can fly longest and highest?
Klingon Gauntlet (details pending)
Recreating the ritual
Knitting Bee (details pending)
Make a scarf since you forgot yours
Knot-Tying Race (details pending)
Who can tie the 7 basic knots the fastest?
Labor Contest (details pending)
Who can work the hardest the longest?
Lacrosse (details pending)
Traditional Indian Game
Lake Billiards (details pending)
Another excuse to stand on cracking ice
Lake Crawl (details pending)
Try to make it around the semi-frozen lake
Last Ceremony  Last Held: IX
Performance of the classic from the '70s.
Latrine Contest  Last Held: XIV
The contest started with a sign in sheet. Write down your name, start-time, end-time, elapsed time and sheets used. Results are tabulated at the end of the week.
Lawn Jarts (details pending)
Hey, they're unsafe, we got to play
Letter Chanting (details pending)
Chant a letter continuously
Liar's Club (details pending)
Players try to guess what objects are
Light Bulb Manufacture (details pending)
Match wits with Thomas Edison
Limerick Contest (details pending)
Who can make the best 5 line poem?
Limited Computers (details pending)
Leave the damn things at home
Liquid Consumption Contest (details pending)
Who can drink the most?
Locksmithing (details pending)
An important Scout skill
Long Bow Making (details pending)
Make a bow
Lost Child Search (details pending)
A scout-skills drill
Lost Daha Hike  Last Held: III
Steve Donohue got lost following a ceremony in 1978 or so. He wandered in and out of camp alone and in the dark for hours. This recreates that event.
Macgyver Escape (details pending)
Use a tin can to save the planet
Machinery Midway  Last Held: XVI
Various machines and their properties are explained.
Magic Contest (details pending)
Who can do the best trick?
Major Treasure Hunt (details pending)
An all day treasure map event
Make A Movie (details pending)
Lights, Camera, Action!
Manhunt (details pending)
Try to find the escaped felon
Marshmallow Dodgeball
Dodgeball is an easy activity where everyone can feel like they have a chance.
Masquerade Party (details pending)
Wear a mask and act cultured
Matter Transport (details pending)
Yeah, Whatever.
Mattress Dive (details pending)
Stack 'em up and leap from the roof
Maze Craze  Last Held: XII
Follow the snowy maze to its conclusion.
Memorization Contest (details pending)
Who can memorize a text the fastest?
Merit Badge Midway (details pending)
A brief view of a few badges
Merit Badge Of Year (details pending)
Each youth can earn a merit badge
Metamora Products Tour (details pending)
So, what do you guys make here?
Milk Drinking Contest (details pending)
Who can drink the most milk?
Miniature Golf (details pending)
A little putt-putt golf
Mining/Excavation (details pending)
Let's dig a dungeon
Mission Impossible  Last Held: V
An espionage related quest event.
Mock Battle (details pending)
A medieval conflict ala Grand Melee
Mock Medieval Tournament (details pending)
Several events combined
Model Plane Bombing (details pending)
Use an RC to drop for accuracy
Moonlight Night (details pending)
No electric lights for an evening
Mountie Murder Clue  Last Held: XXII
Can you figure out which Winter Camper was killed by whom, where and with what weapon, eh?
Mouse Maze Racing (details pending)
Bring your own mouse
Movable Pioneering Project (details pending)
This pioneering project moves!
Movie Marathon
Continuous watching of movies
Movie Quote Contest
Who said it and in what movie?
Moviemaking  Last Held: XXVIII
Make our own movie.
Multi-Legged Race (details pending)
A human centipede
Multi-Participant Juggling (details pending)
1 - 2 - pass - 1 - 2 - drop Damn!
Murder Clue
Can you figure out which Winter Camper was killed by whom, where and with what weapon?
Murder Game  Last Held: XXXVIII
Computer instructed mayhem.
Music Appreciation (details pending)
Try different styles of music
Mutant Hamster Races  Last Held: XXIV
Players are given similar bags of parts and must construct their own Mutant Hamsters using only ingenuity and the things in the bag.
Mutation Assignment (details pending)
Everyone has a bizarre new feature
My Way Game (details pending)
Each player makes his own rules during his turn
Name That Arrowman  Last Held: VII
Identify obscure Arrowmen from obscured photos.
Name That Tune (details pending)
I can get it in 2 notes
Name That TV Show (details pending)
Kind of like name that tune
Nap  Last Held: IX
A Beast favorite.
Natural Clothing (details pending)
Make clothes out of natural materials
Nature Hike (details pending)
Fauna and flora Identification
Nature Project (details pending)
Do a conservation project for the camp
New Language (details pending)
Replace English as the tongue of choice
New Year's Resolutions  Last Held: XXIII
Assigning a new hobby is entertaining and allows some social commentary.
Newspaper (Daily) (details pending)
Produce a newspaper every day
Newspaper (Post-Event) (details pending)
Mail the paper to campers afterwards
Night In Hell  Last Held: XXI
A night of misery.
Night Outside (details pending)
Spend the night outside
Night Stalking  Last Held: V
Try to sneak up on your prey.
No Computers (details pending)
Leave all of them at home
No Nintendo (details pending)
Leave the gameboys at home
Nuclear Survival Exercise (details pending)
Warning, detonation in 12 minutes
Number Recognition (details pending)
3.14159, 144, 1760, 2204.6, etc.
Oatley Ring Fighting (details pending)
Link hands and try to break the circle
Obstacle Course  Last Held: VIII
Try to complete the obstacles in the least time.
Orienteering/DDA  Last Held: XL
Compass course.
Origami (details pending)
Paper folding
Original Murder Game (details pending)
Randomly assigned killers stalk camp
Osvath Wiring Maze  Last Held: XIII
A confusing electrical nightmare.
Other Cabin Improvements (details pending)
Service is service
Outdoor Marbles (details pending)
Played in the shimmering Sands
Outer Space Party (details pending)
Dress like a spaceman or alien
Overnighter (details pending)
Just like a night outside
Paper Airplane Contest  Last Held: XVII
Participants make a paper airplane and compete in various categories.
Paper Making (details pending)
Mr. Rand's new hobby
Parissi Squares (details pending)
From the ST:TNG Episode
Paul Bunyan Olympics (details pending)
Lumberjack games
Pedal Powered Dryer (details pending)
Welcome to Gilligan's Island
Pedro Trail Trek (details pending)
Hike the famed Pedro Trail
Pencil Making (details pending)
I just want to see it done
Perimeter Hike  Last Held: XLII
Hike around the outside of camp staying within a predetermined distance from the fence.
Filibustering (details pending)
Just like congress
Photography (details pending)
Take and develop pictures during camp
Pie Fight (details pending)
Just like the comedies of old
Pinata Smash  Last Held: XXII
Break it open for a tasty treat.
Pinewood Regatta (details pending)
Bring a gutter or two
Pioneering Project  Last Held: XI
Make something of logs and rope.
Pirate Kings  Last Held: XVIII
An original board game with a theme of piracy on the high seas.
Pirate Punishments (details pending)
Keelhauling, Barnacle scraping & deck swabbing
Pirate Quest  Last Held: XVIII
Quest-style game with a pirate theme.
Pirate Ship Battles (details pending)
Hit him with a broadside
Pixy Stix Contest  Last Held: XXIV
Who can eat a giant-sized stick the fastest?
Poetry Contest (details pending)
Who can compose the best rhymes?
Polar Bear Swim
Cut the hole and dive in
Popular Languages (details pending)
Learn each of the 15 most common languages
Potato Torpedo Target Practice (details pending)
Yeah, whatever.
Predator  Last Held: XVII
Help your young reach maturity
Pre-Ordeal Ceremony (1936)  Last Held: XXIII
Recreate the famous ceremony.
Primate Date (details pending)
Who can attract the best woman
Primitive Machines (details pending)
Build primitive versions of machines
Puzzle Building Competition  Last Held: XII
Teams compete to see who can assemble identical (or at least similar) puzzles the fastest.
Pyrotechnics Demo (details pending)
Let's see what we can blow up next.
Quilting Bee (details pending)
Sew what?
Railroad Hike  Last Held: I
Let's go see what the railroad left.
Ranch Hike (details pending)
Hike Ranch road from start to finish
Ranger Alarm  Last Held: XVII
Install a mechanism to identify intruders
Real Man Decathlon (details pending)
Tough events to test your mettle
Recording Session  Last Held: IX
Record our own musical stylings.
Religious Service  Last Held: XLI
A Scout is Reverent
Repelling (details pending)
Take the leap of faith off the tower
Return Of The Lenape  Last Held: XXIII
Recreate the famous ceremony.
Reunion Banquet  Last Held: XX
A get-together with food.
Revolving Activity (details pending)
Go from station to station
Rigging Climb (details pending)
Ropes for the monkeys
Road Hike (details pending)
Take a hike down the highway
Robin Hood (details pending)
Build a treehouse and live outdoors
Rocket Launch  Last Held: XLII
Build & launch model rockets.
Rodeo
A D-A style rodeo
Role Playing (details pending)
Randomly assigned behavior patters
Role Reversal (details pending)
Pretend to be another camper
Rolling Donut Shoot  Last Held: XXXV
Kick a soccer ball thru an old tire.
Roof Sledding (details pending)
Sled off the roof of the building
Root Beerhunter  Last Held: XXII
Russian roulette with a shaken soda.
Rope Climbing (details pending)
Who can climb the fastest?
Rope Making (details pending)
Pioneering merit badge requirement
Rotation Board Games
We make space and time available to play a variety of tabletop board and role-playing games. Players are in teams or pairs; when a bell sounds members of each team switch games.
Round Robin Murder (details pending)
Try to be the sole survivor
Rubber Band Fight (details pending)
Take aim and fire
Rubber Chicken Relay (details pending)
Just a little different baton
Rumor Spreading  Last Held: XI
Try to make everyone believe a lie about another camper.
Saloon Slide Shuffleboard  Last Held: XXII
Slide the mug into the bullseye for points.
Scape Goat (details pending)
Mock 'em 'til they cry or stab someone
Scavenger Hunt  Last Held: VII
Try to scrounge up the items on the list.
Scout Concentration (details pending)
Can you remember which badge is where?
Scout Jeopardy!  Last Held: XVI
Jailed Winter Campers for $500 please
Scout Trivia Contest (details pending)
How much scouting lore do you really know?
Scuba Diving (details pending)
Yeah, whatever
Seance (details pending)
Let's talk to the spirits of the dead
Seed Germination (details pending)
Required for the defunct Agriculture merit badge
Self-Defense Lessons (details pending)
Yeah, whatever.
Service Project  Last Held: XLI
Provide labor for a project to improve camp as designated by the ranger staff
Shakespearean Theatre (details pending)
Welcome to the Globe
Ships In Bottles (details pending)
Captain Picard makes 'em.
Shoot A Promo Video (details pending)
Actual footage with a script
Signaling Contest (details pending)
Can you get the message through
Silence Contest (details pending)
Who can make the least noise longest?
Silk Screening (details pending)
Make a t-shirt
Sim City Market  Last Held: XXIV
We hold a combination carnival/street fair.
Skate-A-Thon (details pending)
Marathon skating session
Sled Jousting (details pending)
Try to knock your opponent off his sled
Sledding Contest (details pending)
Who can sled longest, furthest, fastest?
Sling Shot (details pending)
Yeah, whatever
Smoker's Exclusion (details pending)
No smoking at Winter Camp
Snake Hockey  Last Held: XI
A dangerous game from a dangerous troop. Snake hockey is played much like regular hockey except the puck is a piece of knotted rope and the sticks are just sticks (or hockey sticks with no blades).
Snow Battle (details pending)
The mother of all snowball fights
Snow Croquet  Last Held: XVIII
I say Heather, is that your ball?
Snow Roll (details pending)
Can you make yourself into a snowball?
Snow Shelter Building (details pending)
Igloos and lean-tos for survival
Snow Snake (details pending)
Throw a long stick (like a hiking staff) through the snow.
Snow Soccer  Last Held: XL
Soccer is a game played with a round ball which is mostly kicked but can also be hit with just about any body part except the hand and arms. The goal is to put the ball in the opponent's net more often than they put it in yours before the game ends.
Snow Sports  Last Held: XII
A variety of snow-inspired fun.
Snowman Contest (details pending)
Who can make the tallest snowman?
So Be It Contest (details pending)
Who can yell loudest and with most feeling
Soccer  Last Held: XXIX
Soccer is a game played with a round ball which is mostly kicked but can also be hit with just about any body part except the hand and arms. The goal is to put the ball in the opponent's net more often than they put it in yours before the game ends.
Soccer Obstacle Course  Last Held: X
Kick the ball through the hazards,
Soda Bottling (details pending)
With our very own capper
Softball  Last Held: VII
Modeled after the standard game.
Songfest (details pending)
Sing, sing a song...
Sound Hike  Last Held: V
How far can you relay a message?
Space Invasion (details pending)
Stand too close to people
Space Quest  Last Held: XVII
The quest in space.
Spare Tire Roll (details pending)
How far can you roll a tire?
Special Ceremony (details pending)
A ceremony of some sort
Special Ceremony (Ordeal Site)  Last Held: IV
Recreating the classic ceremony.
Speedball
Hyper Baseball
Spelling Bee (details pending)
Who is the besst spelr at Wintr Kamp?
Spike Sledding (details pending)
Sled over an obstacle course
Spit Or Swallow (details pending)
Identify things by taste
Spy Games  Last Held: XXIV
A variety of double-naught spy competitions.
Stage Play (details pending)
Put on a theatrical production
Star Wars Quest  Last Held: XXII
Star Wars inspired multi-station game.
Stock Market (details pending)
How're your investments doing?
Stone Game  Last Held: XX
Play a game involving stones.
Stone Tool Making (details pending)
Chip away, chip away at the stone
Story-Telling Game (details pending)
Players use cards for the elements
String Maze (details pending)
Try to negotiate it for speed
Superconductor Demo (details pending)
Is it cold in here?
Surveying & Mapping (details pending)
Cartography as a hobby
Swashbuckling Contest (details pending)
Errol Flynn look out!
Swimming  Last Held: VI
Polar bear swim anyone?
Synchronized Sleeping (details pending)
Can you wake up at the same time?
Synchronized Tree Climbing (details pending)
Matched pairs tree climbing contest
Table Saw (details pending)
Build a table saw at camp
Tabletop Soccer  Last Held: XVI
In case of serious rain, we play a tabletop version of soccer.
Tag Team Chess (details pending)
Convert from 2 to 4 players.
Tag Team Hang-Gliding (details pending)
I still say it should be 2 strikes
Talent Show (details pending)
Who is the most talented camper?
Tarot Reading (details pending)
What's in the cards for you?
Taste This (details pending)
Identify things by taste
Telescope Making (details pending)
Can we do better than the Hubble?
Test O' Strength Machine (details pending)
Can I win a kewpie doll?
Eggggs In Space
Round robin challenge game.
Thematic Olympics (details pending)
Compete in theme-related games
Tightrope Walking (details pending)
Another in the 'circus arts' series
Time Capsule  Last Held: XLI
There are several parts to this activity, but the core is that we bury something and several years later we dig it up
Toboggan Rescue (details pending)
Use a toboggan as a backboard
Toga Party  Last Held: VII
Just like Animal House.
Tomato Tennis (details pending)
Play tennis with a popular fruit
Torchlight Parade  Last Held: XVI
Think Frankenstein movie.
Touch Testing (details pending)
Identify things by touch
Track And Stalk (Day) (details pending)
Try to track your opponent
Track And Stalk (Night) (details pending)
Try to track your opponent
Tracking & Stalking  Last Held: VIII
Try to track your opponent
Trading Post  Last Held: XXXII
Sell candy, pop & chips
Trading Post (Expanded) (details pending)
Sell patches & stuff too
Training  Last Held: XXVI
Careful, you might learn something
Treasure Hunt  Last Held: XII
Search for the pirate's gold.
Trebuchet Building  Last Held: XV
Build our own medieval siege engine.
Tree Climbing (details pending)
Climb highest, fastest.
Tree Growing Contest (details pending)
Who can raise the best tree by next year?
Tree Tapping (details pending)
Make your own syrup
Trivial Pursuit Contest (details pending)
Who is the real master of trivia?
Tug Of War (details pending)
Pull off against your opponent(s)
Tug Of War With Pulley (details pending)
Losers wind up airborne
Turkey Bowling (details pending)
Use frozen poultry to clear the lane
Ufo Building
One part Genius Night, one part solid fuel. The UFO Building portion of this event will resemble a Genius Night, with campers attempting to prepare the coolest UFO from the components provided.
Ultimate Frisbee  Last Held: XXXIX
Kind of like football.
Uphill Long Jump (details pending)
How far can you jump up a hill?
Upside Down Puzzle Building (details pending)
Now try it without the picture
Vague Game (details pending)
Well, it's um, a game, where you sort of..
Video Game Tournament  Last Held: XXIII
Who can prevail at an assortment of games?
Video Game-A-Thon (details pending)
Who can prevail at an assortment of games?
Viking Explorers  Last Held: XIX
Explore the world in this custom boardgame.
Viking Olympics  Last Held: XIX
Compete in a variety of Norse events.
Vine Jousting (details pending)
Swing at each other and swat away
Viral Infestation (Reverse Cto)  Last Held: XXII
Attempt to plant your flag in the enemy's base.
Volleyball (Conventional)  Last Held: X
The classic game of hitting the ball over the net.
Wacky Decathlon  Last Held: X
Twisted version of the Olympics with 10 unusual events.
Wacky Olympics  Last Held: XIII
Twisted version of the Olympics
Wacky Pentathlon  Last Held: XI
Twisted version of the Olympics with 5 events
Walk The Plank (details pending)
Into a pile of snow
Water Balloon Fight (details pending)
Fill 'em up and try to stay dry
Water Balloon Toss (details pending)
How far apart can you and your partner be?
Watershed Perimeter Hike (details pending)
Hike the watershed area
WC 50 Letters (details pending)
Write a letter to the future
Wc Album (details pending)
Make a soundtrack for the event
Wc Band (details pending)
Combine the musicians for an original song
Wc Biathlon (details pending)
Running & 5 card draw poker
Wc Pickup Band (details pending)
Play whatever is at hand
Wc Promo Song (details pending)
Make a theme song for Winter Camp
Wc Soundtrack (details pending)
Theme music for Winter Camp
Wc Standard Time (details pending)
Move the clock ahead 77 minutes
What's That Smell? (details pending)
Identify things by smell
Where Is That Light Bulb (details pending)
Yeah, whatever
Who The Hell? (details pending)
Identify people by description
William Tell Archery (details pending)
Are you sure you're aiming at the apple?
Windmill  Last Held: III
Erect the wind machine.
Winter Camp Adventure  Last Held: X
A late-night randomized event.
Winter Camp Future Olympics  Last Held: XL
Campers record their personal best in 6 events, then check it again 5 years later to see if they are doing better or worse.
Winter Camp Soundtrack  Last Held: XV
Create our own CD of Winter Camp music.
Winter Camp Trivia Contest  Last Held: IX
Who knows the most about Winter Camp?
Wood Burning (details pending)
Create decorative items with heat
Wounded Spy  Last Held: XXXIV
The wounded spy has to drop red popcorn or something similar and the rest try to follow him.
Wumpus Hunt (details pending)
Divide camp into grids, he's out there
Xenobiology (details pending)
Dissect an alien
Xyzpdq (details pending)
Yeah, whatever.
Yak Herding (details pending)
Joe Hall will supply all the Yaks we need.
Yarn Ball Contest (details pending)
Whose is the biggest?
Yellow Journalism (details pending)
Slant it without lying
Yes Man Contest (details pending)
Who's the biggest suck?
Yo-Yo Contest (details pending)
Who can do the best tricks?
Yodeling (details pending)
Swiss Miss anyone?
Zamboni Construction (details pending)
Yeah, whatever.
Zan-Tec's Game  Last Held: XIII
A game of building and responsibility.
Zoo (details pending)
Create our own zoo of animals
Zymurgy (details pending)
The science of fermentation
Winter Camp Squares  Last Held: XXVII
Winter Campers take to the grid in this version of Hollywood Squares
Walking Race  Last Held: XXVII
Try to arrive the fastest while having one foot on the ground at all times.
Big Winter Camp Myth Show
Contestants compete to either debunk or create new myths about Winter Camp
Ask Doctor Beast (details pending)
A live action version of the original Winter Camp advice column.
Rock And Jock Event (details pending)
Change an event to allow Jocks to ignore some limiting rules while allowing Rock Stars unique scoring opportunities.
Robot Wars (details pending)
Build robots (real, cardboard, or virtual) and duke it out.
Cribs (details pending)
View slideshows/movies of Winter Campers' homes.
Song And Story
Make up songs or stories about famous Winter Campers and Winter Camp events.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (details pending)
Attempt to replicate the famous improv show.
Rand's Believe It Or Not! (details pending)
Demonstrate items with unusual stories.
While You Were Out (details pending)
A tv like version of Kim's Game.
Extreme Bowling  Last Held: XXVII
Sled down the hill and try to score a strike.
Story Of What? (details pending)
Group storytelling.
Celebrity Roast (details pending)
Choose a prominent Winter Camper for some good-natured ribbing by his companions.
Tribute Dinner (details pending)
Choose a prominent Winter Camper for some recognition of his hard work by his companions.
Group Eye For The Other Group Guy (details pending)
Winter Campers from different groups try to give each other a style makeover
Fashion Emergency (details pending)
An inspection of Winter Campers for appropriate outdoor gear.
Design Challenge (details pending)
Teams square off to design a new look for the website, newsletter or other creative endeavors.
Walter Raleigh Vertical Challenge
Compete to make alternating stacks of milk crates for maximum height. Must stand on one stack at all times.
Multi-Baker Tent Game (details pending)
The game isn't important, the idea is to use Baker tents as goals and have more than 2 teams.
4-Way Dodgeball
Dodgeball is an easy activity where everyone can feel like they have a chance.
Fear Factor (details pending)
Replicate a fear factor event at Winter Camp.
Survivor: Arctic (details pending)
Everyone is outdoors and gets voted in?
House Of Card Contest (details pending)
Try to build the biggest/tallest house of cards possible.
Raze The Village  Last Held: XXXI
Viking Hordes descend upon a harmless village.
Human Croquet (details pending)
Use humans as wickets, stakes, etc.
Cope Course (details pending)
Run a cope course at camp (or use the camp's cope course).
Deer Blind Inferno (details pending)
Set fire to deer blinds.
Scout Skills Contest (details pending)
Competition in a variety of scout skills.
Fly Tying (details pending)
Learn to tie your own fishing flies.
Snowshoe Relay (details pending)
A relay race run while wearing snowshoes.
Road Curling (details pending)
Curling on the road.
Mask Making
Make a mask from an impression of your face
Indian Leg Wrestling
An old favorite with two supine opponents locking upright legs.
The Story Of What
Group story-telling.
Winter Camp Celebrity Roast
One camper is deemed the celebrity and his friends roast him.
Group Eye For Another Group Guy
Members of one group attempt to help a member of a different group be more like them.
Whose Line Is It Anyways?
Recognize famous quotes or complete the ceremony.
Fashion Emergency Ala The Outdoor Network
Critique of outdoor fashion sense.
Football On Lifetime Or Oxygen
Powderpuff football (in more ways than one).
Design Challenge!
Teams compete to create the best design for a website or newsletter.
Cribs!
Take a tour of a winter Campers home.
National Geographic Presents
Watch a travel show then compete for prizes.
While You Were Out!
A large scale Kim's game. Try to guess what was changed when you left the room.
Trading Spaces
Swap bunks with a camper in another building.
Tree House Building
Build a tree house and sleep in it.
Monk Marathon
Finish it or die.
Multiple Way Bakers Tent Score Game
Play a game using Baker Tents as goals.
Lassoing
Try your luck at this cowpoke skill.
Wrestling Matches
A daily Big Time challenge
Shoot-A-Thon
Teams construct shooting machines and compete in a variety of categories.
Video Night  Last Held: XXXV
A night of watching videos.
Make An Idiot Of Yourself
Try to do the most embarrassing things possible.
Cowboys And Indians
Dress up and fight just like little kids.
Lasso Contest
Try to Lasso for points.
Sledding Relay
Sled down, run up. Repeat.
Pony Express
Race across camp to deliver a message.
10-Gallon Hat Relay
You have to fill the hat to win the race.
The Fellowship Game
Like Newlyweds only with someone you just met at camp. No Whoopie questions.
Plant A Seed
Give each one who comes to camp a small pot and some seeds or bulbs to be grown. Plant them at camp and then bring what has grown back to camp the next year.
How Tough Are You?
Test how tough you are.
Royal Rumble
Everyone gets into a giant brawl(not real hurting) inside a certain area. To eliminate, you have to either knock a person completely out of the ring or make them submit without hurting them.
Do What I Did (Or HORSE)
One is in the lead and does a thing then all must try it. Those who fail get part of the word Horse.
Tag Team Race
Each team must have a car which can gauge how far it has gone. The races starts at our camp and goes on Ranch Road. The car drives one half mile from camp and then the race starts.
And Then
Given the start of a story about a camper, you have to finish it.
Book Of The Year
A scrap book for camp.
The Ode Game
We had a book a few years back which had an ode for each one who came to camp. I think we should make that a thing we do each year.
Name That Bro
We should play a game of Clue where I was the one who was to be found and that at the end, my name would be known to all. I like that thought and will work on it.
Web Page School
My thought is that we should hold a class and teach those who take it how to make their own web page. We could hold one class each day and have a new group in each class
Life Race
Race on four then two then three "legs"
Scout Tic-Tac-Toe
Set up a game where there are nine folks in the grid for tic-tac-toe. Have two play the game and get squares when they can tell if the one in the box has told the truth when asked to tell more of a thing
The Rat Race
We could bring a group of mice or rats to camp and then give each team a group of them. The group of them could form a team of rats. The goal of each group is to teach their rats how to walk through a maze in the least time
Zone Of Death
Those who built the box would then put their box in a zone where it could fight with the works made by the rest of the teams. You would win the game if your box beat all the rest.
Sense Maze
Have a maze set up with rope or string that will buzz or make a sound when touched. The goal is for each team to send one or more through the maze. The catch is that the one who goes through the maze can not see it.
Make Ads
split the group and form teams, each of which would make a group of ads to say how good Cold Time Camp is
Shoot Guns
If the theme is Old West, then we should make use of the gun range at camp
The Stock Sale
We would have stock, but they would be live and each team would have their own herd. The goal would be to sell your stock for the most cash at the end of Camp. There could be three or four kinds of stock (either new breeds of cow, or whole new things, lik
Brands
Make a brand for camp then use it to brand some of our gear.
Showdown  Last Held: XXXIV
It a showdown you use stuff that wont hurt too much and try to kill the other team once every one dies on one team the other team wins.
Can Shooter
Knock down cans with rubber bands.
Big Bro Taboo
Guess the word but you get clues of just one part.
Tales By Lot
Each one who plays the game must write down a set of words, a Name, a noun, a verb. The things which are on the list are put in bags, one for each kind of word. Each one who plays must draw one or more things from each bag (the goal is to use all the word
Long And Short
Try to guess the word in the most or least time.
Ranch Hand Games  Last Held: XXXVIII
Hold a round of games that might be skills one would need to live in the Old West.
Art That Is Cut Up And Then Put Back Game
Art is drawn and shown, then torn and passed out. Those who play must trade to get back the parts they need.
Cards For Trade
Make cards for each who comes to camp and trade them like sports cards.
The Big Trade
Each one who comes to camp must bring a lot of some small thing, like a bead or a shell. The names of all the things are put on lots and the things are put in a big bag. Each one who comes to camp must draw from the list of things
Fun With Words
The core of this thought is to have folks speak in a way that is not the way they do most of the time.
Make Me Laugh!
Have 2 or three teams, then each team pics one guy not too laugh (probably a mossboy) and the rest of the team to tell jokes.
How Did That Stuff Do That?
Use a bunch of junk to build a way to do some task.
Brain Vs. Brawn
Choose brain or brawn to defeat the obstacles.
Bake A Thon
An evening of baking.
Tandem Tale Tellin'
Players are paired into teams and assigned to write a story together. Each player writes a paragraph then hands it to his partner who reads what's been written, then writes the next paragraph.
Politically Incorrect
: This would be in conjunction with another activity. The object is that the activity must be such and must be performed in such a manner as to offend everyone.
Politically Correct
: This would be in conjunction with another activity. The object is that the activity must be such and must be performed in such a manner as to offend no one.
Ice Hockey In Indoors
Play hockey indoors.
Which Steve?
A trivia contest based on the people with the same first name. People come up the appropriate last name to answer questions.
Frozen Turkey Toss
Continue to talk about this singularly uninspired event years later as if it's the worst thing that ever happened to you.
Placemat Contest
Creation of a themed placemat for each meal. This activity would need to take place before Winter Camp,
Boston Ball
Old school basketball.
Four Player Ping Pong
Ping pong on 2 tables.
Waterball
Fighting with fire hoses.
The Cat's Quizzer
The teams compete in a trivia contest. They get nine mistakes before they are eliminated from the contest.
Mcelligot's Pool
Using extra-large balls, the teams compete in a game of billiards.
Reverse Hockey
The game is played the same as normal hockey, but the points are awarded a little differently. Instead of scoring a point by getting the puck/ball in the net, you score by hitting the goalie with the puck. If you take a shot and it goes in the net, the op
Variable Volleyball In The Round
This is a variation of 4-way volleyball. Basically the court is a large circle which can be subdivided in four (or more sections that will vary in size throughout the game. On any given volley your team may need to defend half the circle area, or perhaps
Getting To Know You, Getting To Know All About You
Interview a fellow camper for fun and prizes.
Sledding On The Face
Sled on the big hill.
Armageddon  Last Held: XXXV
An overnight activity based on a nuclear holocaust.
Old Wives Tales
We could do a day where we tried to find which things that old wives say are true and which are not. This would take some work, since we would have to find those things first, then make up a way to test them (like a watched pot will not boil)
Book Club
We all read a book in the time when camp is not held then talk of it at camp.
Meal Class
At the start and end of most meals there is a time when things are slow. We could do things in this time. One thought would be to choose folks to learn more of the theme for that day and then tell us what they've learned when the meal is done or as we wai
Twice-Told Tales
One from each team gets to read or watch a tale. He then gets some time to tell the tale to his team. The team then takes a quiz on the tale and the two teams try to score the most points on the quiz.
Group Hobby Draw
Everyone gets the same hobby.
Telegraph Communication
Set up telegraph offices between the two cabins. It may be a good way to summon people to meals and activities.
Twilight Zone
A card is chosen at random for the theme of the night's activity or as the nature of the Universe for the evening's events.
Last Words
Write a tale that ends with the words drawn from a hat.
Mock Trial
Basically, we hold a mock trial. Some person is the prosecutor, someone is the defense.
Lacross
Play lacross.
Two Games
We play two games which are like, but not quite the same on the same field with four teams. Each team draws by lot which game it will play, but does not know who its foes are or what game the ones who aren't its foes have to play.
What Next?
There are lots of tools which say they will tell us what is to come. We could bring some to camp, then try to use each one and make notes. We could have a list of things we want to know
The Mean Game
When we are done we get all the scores and find the mean, then play a game where we guess who wrecks the curve, who is close to the mean and who is more or less than the mean
Psi Test
We could find a test that would gauge who could "read minds" and then we could all take it. I don't think it would mean much, but it could be fun.
Spinning Bat Tee Ball
Put your head on the bat and do three revolutions, then bat.
Foot Volleyball
Play volleyball with no hands.
Wrestling: Video Game Style
We have a wrestling video game tournament
Say What Karaoke
The first round people sing along to any song of their choice. In the second round, they have like a karaoke wheel of death. Then after each round, judges assign point values to different categories (like accuracy, style and performance).
Math Game
Each one who plays has a strength based on things which can change, like x, y and z. They vote to change them and in the end the high strength wins.
Game Whose Goal Is Not Known
When this game starts none know how to win.
Snow Bowling
Bowl with snowy balls and pins.
Appropriate Facial Hair (details pending)
Grow (or trim) facial hair to styles appropriate for thee 1870's)
Cat Housing' (details pending)
Build shelters for kitties
Cattle Drive (details pending)
See if we can get the Ranch's supply of cows to come home.
Cattle Rustling (details pending)
Steal the Ranch's supply of cows in case they won't let us have the Cattle Drive.
Cow Tipping (details pending)
More vengeance against the cows1
Custer's Last Stand (details pending)
Re-enact the famous slaughter.
Frozen Cow Chip Tossin' (details pending)
I am not touching that thing.
Gallows (details pending)
Necessary construction if you're going to have a first class hangin'
Indian Warpath (details pending)
The settlers come under attack.
Jail (details pending)
We build a jail then put people in it if they're scofflaws
Lynching (details pending)
Just in case the trial actually is fair.
Mock Hanging (details pending)
Nothing says fun like a first class hangin'
Scheduled WCU (details pending)
Put Winter Camp University classes on the schedule.
Semaphore (details pending)
Attempt to send a message using semaphore.
Shootout (details pending)
A good ol' fashioned gun totin' shootout.
Smoke Signaling (details pending)
Attempt to send a message via smoke signals.
Stage Coach Robbery (details pending)
Rob a passing vehicle
Stocks (details pending)
Put people in stocks (not a stockade) and mock them.
Subcamp Highpoints (details pending)
Visit the highpoint of each subcamp
Lemans Grand Prix Of D-A  Last Held: XXXIX
Once around Ranch Road in hand-drawn go carts.
Tibetan Golf (details pending)
International retheming of Cross-Country Golf
World Games Emporium (details pending)
Traditional games from a variety of regions and cultures.
Capture The Daimyo
International retheming of Capture the Objective
Bolas Throwing  Last Held: XXXIX
Attempt the use of this South American weapon.
Trek From Independence  Last Held: XXXVIII
Simulate the wagon trip out west with a camp wagon.
Group Projects  Last Held: XXVIII
Each group is assigned a project based on the camp theme.
Deadeye Contest  Last Held: XXXVIII
Attempt to shoot or throw for accuracy.
Leg Wrestling  Last Held: XXXVIII
Two players lay on their backs facing opposite directions. They intertwine arms, then lift their legs three times. On the third time, they lock legs and try to either force the other one to flip.
Jail Construction  Last Held: XXVIII
If you're going to have a trial, you might need a jail.
Fair Trial  Last Held: XXXVIII
A mock trial for the murder game.
First Class Hanging  Last Held: XXXVIII
Punishment is meted for the Murder game.
Pit Crew For Lemans  Last Held: XXXIX
Prepare go carts for their trip around D-A.
Boomerang Bash!  Last Held: XXIX
Playing with boomerangs.
Demo Derby  Last Held: XXXIX
Crash up go carts.
Orientation  Last Held: XXIX
Explain camp to the new and remind the old of the rules.
Yeti Dodgeball  Last Held: XXXIX
Dodgeball with a very large ball.
Human Stratego (details pending)
Play Stratego on a giant board with campers as pieces.
X Marks The Spot  Last Held: XXXI
Teams solve a variety of clues to complete a giant tic-tac-toe game
Shipwrecked!  Last Held: XXX
Shipwrecked is the pirate-themed version of the drop off hike. Campers are grouped into teams and taken to various locations by a circuitous route while blindfolded. They are then expected to find their way back to camp. In this version, the teams are pirate crews.
Giant Battleship
The basic idea is to create a large scale battleship board and then to play battleship on a board measured in feet rather than inches.
Xxx Quest (details pending)
A quest type game with X's as a theme
Parrot Contest (details pending)
Contest to see who can repeat the longest string of words.
Rigging Race (details pending)
Build rigging and race to the top.
Pirate Mini-Golf (details pending)
Build a miniature golf course with a pirate theme.
Peg Leg Race (details pending)
One leg bound up and replaced with a peg.
Exploding Pirate Mini-Golf (details pending)
Miniature golf course with a final hole that bursts into flames.
Blind Maze (W/ Sticks) (details pending)
Navigate a maze while blindfolded.
Snow Castle Building  Last Held: XXXV
Make a snow castle.
Burning Pirate Ships (details pending)
Build pirate ships and set them ablaze.
Winter Camp Family Celebration (details pending)
Invite families to camp for a party.
Bsi Wargames (details pending)
Have games based on Brownsea Island activities.
Composite Materials Merit Badge (details pending)
Work on this exciting new merit badge!
Boarding Party (details pending)
Conduct mock ship-to-ship combat.
Cricket  Last Held: XL
Try not to hit a batsmen or get caught in a sticky wicket.
Betta Battles (details pending)
Buy some fish at Meijer on the way up and let them duke it out.
Nerf Wars (details pending)
War using Nerf weapons
Potato Guns (details pending)
Homemade cannons
Capture The Objective (Overnight)
he classic Winter Camp sized game of Capture the Flag is back. Plays much like Capture the Flag except we add additional treasures to be stolen and if you're caught, it just costs your team points. After two hours of play, whoever has scored the most (or
Long Distance Slingshot (details pending)
Shoot the target at great distance
Military Broomball (details pending)
Like broomball only no holds barred
Find The Terrorist  Last Held: XXXIV
Search for the traitor among us Murder-style.
Commando Stalking  Last Held: XXXVI
Track down the target.
Airsoft (details pending)
Bring airsoft guns for use on the rifle range
Calisthenics (details pending)
Daily physical training
Rappelling (details pending)
Use the rappelling tower
Woods Battleship (details pending)
Fire shots into the woods to sink the opposing ships
Military Dress Contest (details pending)
Find out who can look the most like a soldier
Battleship With Artillery (No Explosives) (details pending)
Create artillery and fire at your opponent's ships
Battleship With Potato Guns (details pending)
Create potato guns and fire at your opponent's ships
Officer's Club (details pending)
Create a special room or activity for selected few
Mash Trivia (details pending)
Trivia about the venerable television series
Battles/Military Trivia (details pending)
Trivia about military history
War Games (details pending)
Multi-station event based on war
Magic Towel Contest (details pending)
Will a magic towel cause mayhem?
Mentos Display  Last Held: XXXIII
Toss mentos into the diet coke and watch the aftermath.
Snow Bomb (details pending)
Create a bomb of snow and loft it at something
Twilight Cc Golf (details pending)
Play CC golf in the waning light
Minefield  Last Held: XXXV
Lay a minefield for other teams to negotiate.
Giant Bowling (details pending)
Like Bowling, only with bigger balls, pins, and possibly alley.
12-Hour Nap (details pending)
The Rumpelstiltskin moment
Acupuncture (details pending)
Needle poking for improved health
Balloon Camera (details pending)
Use a lighter than air balloon to loft a camera
Everyone Is John (details pending)
RPG where we play the voices in John's head
Scouting Heritage Merit Badge (details pending)
Earn the badge
Single Hobby Draw (details pending)
Everyone is assigned the same hobby
Build A Steam-Powered Device. (details pending)
Build a steam-powered device.
Game Design Merit Badge (details pending)
Earn the badge
Blind Kim's Game (details pending)
The standard memory game with a blindfold, identify by feel.
Flag Ceremony (details pending)
Have an opening and closing flag ceremony each day
Kim's Game (details pending)
The standard memory game
Giant Kim's Game (details pending)
The standard memory game played using an overhead camera
Sumo Chess (details pending)
Like Battle Chess only Chinese themed
Tomahawk Throw  Last Held: XXXVI
Use tomahawks to complete an obstacle course
Truck Tire Sumo (details pending)
Participants wear a truck tire then belly-buck to victory
Videogame Trivia (details pending)
Answer questions about famous video games
Shuriken Throw (details pending)
Throw shuriken at target
Stringed Instruments (Homemade) (details pending)
Build Chinese-inspired instruments
Pie Eating Contest (details pending)
Try to eat pies quickly
Ping Pong (details pending)
Play table tennis
Play Rpgs (details pending)
Schedule an evening of role playing games
Rhombus Hike (details pending)
Take a hike in the shape of a diamond
Rice Paper Boats (details pending)
Build boats of rice paper
Make Rice Paper (details pending)
Make Rice Paper
Marionettes (details pending)
Make our own marionettes and have a puppet show.
Meditation (details pending)
Pause for thought.
Muzzle Loader (details pending)
Shoot muzzle loaders
Party Loyalty Test. (details pending)
Chinese flavor of McCarthyism
Homemade Gunpowder (details pending)
Make our own gunpowder
Hong Kong Action Move By Wire Movie
Make our own wuxia style movie
Human Foosball. (details pending)
Use the court at Jack Lord cabin
Ice Boats (details pending)
Build our own boats to sail across ice, probably at Lockwood.
Kite Building (details pending)
Build our own kites.
Kung Fu Movie (details pending)
Make our own wuxia style movie
Larp (details pending)
Live Action Role-playing
Lockpicking (Houdini) (details pending)
Lock someone up and see if they can escape
Mahjong (details pending)
Play this Chinese game
Make Our Own Bows (details pending)
create bows from branches and string
Dragon Boats (details pending)
Create dragon boats
Fire Lance (details pending)
Create a flaming lance
Fireworks (details pending)
Launch fireworks
Foot Bow (details pending)
Create a bow that can be fired using the feet.
Forbidden Palace (details pending)
Create an area where no one may enter
Free Afternoon (details pending)
Free time for an entire afternoon
Giant Dominos (details pending)
Like dominos only bigger
Go Tournament (details pending)
Play Go as a tournament
Great Wall Event (details pending)
not defined
Gangnam Style Video (details pending)
Shoot our own video to the tune of Gangnam Style
Chinese Game Tournament (details pending)
A tournament of several traditional Chinese games
Chinese Lanterns (details pending)
Launch and/or create paper lanterns
Chinese New Year Celebration (details pending)
New Year's Eve party Chinese style.
Chinese Percussion (Gongs & Drums) (details pending)
Play traditional Chinese instruments
Chinese Prohibition (Guyan) (details pending)
The prohibition game (CTO variant) with Chinese Flavor
Confucius Say (details pending)
Create your own wisdom for fortune cookies
Crossbow (details pending)
create a crossbow
Dominos (details pending)
Play dominos, probably as a tournament
Burning Dragon Boats (details pending)
Build dragon boats and set the ablaze
Calligraphy (details pending)
Write beautifully
Capture The Flag With Boxes
Capture the flag with boxes
Cc Table Tennis (details pending)
Create a mobile tennis table and play in teams
Chinese Acting (details pending)
Big make-up and big gestures with archetypical characters
Chinese Bocce (details pending)
No idea
Chinese Checkers (details pending)
A tournament of Chinese Checkers
Chinese Chess (details pending)
A tournament of Chinese Chess
Bread Makers (details pending)
Bring several bread machines to camp and see how they do.
Bottle Rocket Target Practice (details pending)
Launch bottle rockets at a defined target
Blind Maze (details pending)
Create a maze and navigate it blindfolded, perhaps with a guide.
Behind The Enemy Lines  Last Held: XXXIV
Yet another Capture the Objective variant.
Billiards  Last Held: XXXIII
Play billiards on a larger scale.
Bocce W/ Bowling Balls  Last Held: XXXIII
Bocce using giant balls.
Bow Making
Bow Making
Build Nuclear Survival Shelters  Last Held: XXXIV
Build a shelter designed to withstand a simulated attack
Chinese Percussion  Last Held: XXXVI
Gongs, chimes and other chines percussion instruments.
Chinese Prohibition  Last Held: XXXVI
You can not do something Chinese.
Clout Shooting  Last Held: XXXVII
Long distance archery.
Codebreaking  Last Held: XXXV
Decode the encrypted message
Croquet Kickball  Last Held: XXXVII
Use kickballs to play croquet.
Delegation Meeting  Last Held: XXXVI
We meet as a group, go over basic rules and expectations and make introductions.
Emperor Race  Last Held: XXXV
One player rides a freshly built sedan chair.
Fire Skills  Last Held: XXXIV
Test your skills with fire.
Fire Building
Test your skills with fire
Forgery Contest  Last Held: XXXIII
Practice signing a different name.
Giant Balloons  Last Held: XXXIII
Inflate very large balloons.
Giant Movie  Last Held: XXXIII
Project a movie onto the side of a building.
Human Foosball  Last Held: XXXIII
Use the human foosball at camp to play a game.
Kick In Hole  Last Held: XXXIII
Play Crokinole using playground balls.
Lantern Launch  Last Held: XXXVI
Launch Chinese Lanterns (now banned by BSA).
Launch Of Sputnik  Last Held: XXXIV
Launch an object into the air.
Magic The Gathering Live  Last Held: XXXVII
Like Battle Chess but with Magic cards.
Majority Rules  Last Held: XXXV
Separate players by category and score points using an equation.
Market Madness  Last Held: XXXVII
Buy and trade resources for maximum market penetration.
Mastodon Hunt  Last Held: XXXVII
Use spears to hunt mastodons.
Mccarthyism  Last Held: XXXIV
Separate players by category and score points using an equation.
Overnight Capture The Objective  Last Held: XXXIII
Capture the Objective on a massive scale.
Prohibition  Last Held: XXXIV
Attempt to smuggle contraband into the cabin.
Road Bowling  Last Held: XXXIII
A traditional Irish game.
Role-Playing Round Up  Last Held: XXXVII
Play role-playing games
Sausage Making  Last Held: XXXVII
Make various types of sausage.
Saving The Earth: Alien Invasion  Last Held: XXXV
Saving the Earth: Alien Invasion
Saving The Earth: Natural Disaster  Last Held: XXXV
Saving the Earth: Natural Disaster
Saving The Earth: Plague  Last Held: XXXV
Saving the Earth: Plague
Saving The Earth: Zombie Apocalypse  Last Held: XXXV
Saving the Earth: Zombie Apocalypse
Singing / Dancing Choreographed  Last Held: XXXIV
Our very own Busby Berkeley moment.
Space Invaders (Capture The Flag)  Last Held: XXXIV
Yet another Capture the Objective variant.
Speakeasy  Last Held: XXXIV
Re-themed Casino Night.
The Rush Is On  Last Held: XXXVII
Search for resources.
Thou Art A Bowyer  Last Held: XXXVII
Campers make bows and arrows out of found materials.
Tribal Inventory  Last Held: XXXVII
Separate players by category and score points using an equation.
Winter Camp Management Meeting  Last Held: XXXIII
Nightly meeting of our leaders.
Wwi Flour Wars  Last Held: XXXIV
Attack the other team with flour ala Follow Me Boys!
Burn The Witch!  Last Held: XLI
Set creations from earlier in the week ablaze.
Card Draft  Last Held: XLI
Pick cards to be used in the market game.
Jail Construction & Testing & Murder Interviews  Last Held: XXXVIII
A jail is built while others answer questions to set up the Murder Game.
Market Game  Last Held: XLI
Players use their resources to barter for lunch.
Not Being Seen  Last Held: XLI
Players attempt not to be seen and are marked with smoke bombs when found.
Papier Mache
Teams create constructs using wet newspaper.
Projects And Competition  Last Held: XXXVIII
Teams show off their projects and choose a favorite.
Quest For The Grail  Last Held: XLI
Players follow directions to find the holy grail.
Silly Walk  Last Held: XLI
Who has the silliest walk? (Python-themed).
Uncle Ethan's Craft Hour  Last Held: XLI
We make something cool with guidance from Uncle Ethan.
Will It Stick?  Last Held: XLI
Throw all manner of sharp objects at a target in hopes of sticking them.
Space Race (details pending)
Build and launch Water Rockets
Trophy Put (details pending)
Throw trophies for distance
Perimeter Hike Relay (details pending)
Groups gather for the hike but do it in stages.
Wheelchair Broomball (details pending)
Broomball played while seated in wheelchairs
Requiem For Boy Scouts Ceremony  Last Held: XLII
A commemoration of the inclusion of females as youth members.
Form Teams  Last Held: XLII
Groups gather and form countries choosing a name and some cultural elements.
Geography Bee  Last Held: XLII
Like a spelling bee but the quiz is on geographic locations.
Torch Event  Last Held: XLII
Lighting of the Olympic Torch to mark the start of the Games.
Water Rocket Construction  Last Held: XLII
Construct the typical Boy Scout rocket from a two liter bottle and assorted bits of foam and cardboard.
Black Rhombus (details pending)
Inside the rhombus is a drama called The Artifact
Cheeseball Machinegun (details pending)
Uses cheeseballs and a leaf blower for an automated weapon.
Edge Of Space Balloon (details pending)
Launch a balloon which will soar to the edge of space then burst and land near D-bar-A
Escape Room (details pending)
Build our own escape room
Haka (details pending)
Winter Camp could start by driving out evil (aka unfun) spirits.
Learn To Juggle
Have a session to teach those interested to juggle.
Mission Control (details pending)
Each team is given a set of directions, a geocache box, and a set of walkie talkies (or they can use cell phones). One team has the directions and must guide the other team to a specific location where the box will open. Inside the box is a Lego kit. The
Model Rockets (details pending)
Build and launch model rockets from kits
Objective Space (details pending)
Find objects based on a series of hidden clues
Payload Planning (details pending)
Clean up our gear and get rid of the junk.
Place Card Rockets (details pending)
Each camper decorates a cheesy rocket which becomes his avatar for some events
Postcards From Space (details pending)
Get some astronomical cards and send them to those who aren't at camp.
Problem Solver (details pending)
Genius night with a specific space related problem. Each team is given an identical set of parts with the same specific problem to solve. The problem should be something we could time or maybe the whole event is timed. Perhaps there is something on the fl
Repair Crew (details pending)
Players have to fix something while wearing heavy gloves and with limited vision because of helmets. Maybe they have to stack something after tossing it to each other. I.e., a chain of people throwing rings or blocks from person to person and the last one
Satellite Images (details pending)
We could receive satellite images live during camp
Shatner (details pending)
Kind of like a fire drill but when someone yells Shatner everyone has to overact whatever they are doing.
Spacewalk (details pending)
Teams have to accomplish some task while tethered to each other and to a fixed point (the ship). Could involve reaching several different points on a fairly long line which might require winding and unwinding
Staring Contest (details pending)
Competitive starting contest
Stem Space (details pending)
An object streaks across the sky. It must be found and its message decoded
Unique Fact (details pending)
Each person identifies one thing they think is unique about themselves and others try to match facts to people.
Weekly Pinata (details pending)
Each time a team wins they designate a member to smack the pinata until it breaks open
Crew Baking (details pending)
Each crew bakes bread and other items to completion.
Rocket Building (details pending)
Build both model and water rockets
Satellite Recovery (details pending)
Using GPS locate the parts of a missing satellite and create something using the salvage
Crew Competition (details pending)
Crews compete in three events: Tall Tales, Genius Night, and Write and Follow Directions
Re-Entry (details pending)
Participants take a quiz to see who has learned the most about other campers during the weekette.
Quiet Time
Every night there comes a time when the lights are mostly off and people should speak in hushed voices. This is that time.
Congregate At Bollman's House (details pending)
Everyone meets at the ancestral home of the Bollmen to arrange carpooling to camp.
Depart For Camp (details pending)
Gentlepersons, start your engines! We're on our way to Winter Camp.
Free Time (details pending)
Nap, play games, whatever; it's free time!
Set-Up Personal Space (details pending)
Choose a bunk, make your bed, and stow your gear.
Guess My Iq (details pending)
Participants are assigned a random IQ score and then asked to act like that's their score while others try to guess their IQ
Depart For Home (details pending)
Pack your things, we're headed home!
Blind Experience
The Blind Hike and more!
Cabin Cleaning (details pending)
Clean the cabins and put away camp and personal gear in preparation for departure.
Baking  Last Held: XLII
Mixing, kneading, and waiting for the bread to be ready to bake.
Meal Preparation (details pending)
For really big meals like Salute to the States, the 100-Dish Banquet and more, we need some time on the schedule to prepare food.
Competition (details pending)
People compete in a variety of ways.
Lost Alone (details pending)
Campers are dropped off alone and must find their way back to camp.
Camp Set-Up (details pending)
We organize our personal gear and make the camp ready for use by bringing things in and organizing them.
Sound Contest (details pending)
Campers compete to see who can make the most, longest, and/or loudest sounds.
Survival Activity (details pending)
We engage in some activities one might encounter during Wilderness Survival merit badge.
Warden's Rise And Shine (details pending)
Campers are treated to a rude awakening courtesy of the guards.
Compass Race (details pending)
Teams compete to see who can first finish an exciting compass course.
Raw Deal Readiness (details pending)
Unsure
Pentathlon (details pending)
Five athletic events
Dodge Juggle
Teams are formed and include at least one juggler. The juggler juggles clubs while his teammates try to hit the opposing juggler or his clubs with a ball while they try to keep him safe from the opposition.
Dinosaur Cloning (details pending)
Teams hunt for the things they need to clone a dinosaur.
Communication Game: Evading The Dinosaurs (details pending)
Soldering Workshop
Campers are taught the basics of soldering and make a small badge.
Couch Potato Triathlon (details pending)
Sign Building And Deployment (details pending)
We build and deploy fake signs for our own points of interest.
Chariot Racing (details pending)  Last Held: XXXI
Once around Ranch Road in homemade chariots.
Gladiator Games (details pending)
Pyro Battleship (details pending)
Ships built earlier in the week are loaded with flammable items and released on Beaver Lake.
Dodge Ball (details pending)  Last Held: XLII
Shield Construction (details pending)
King's Table Tournament (details pending)
Longship Battles (details pending)
Oracle Fortune Telling (details pending)
Winter Camp Future Society Meeting (details pending)
Dr. Suess Challenge (details pending)
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today (details pending)
Sporting Event (details pending)
We vote to play a game we've got the gear for.
Special Effects Demo (details pending)
Deployment Of Rebel Forces (details pending)
Rescue The Princess (details pending)
Assemble The Rebel Fleet (details pending)
Destroy The Death Star (details pending)
The Quest  Last Held: XVI
Adults present various challenges for the youth to overcome
Wc Feud (details pending)
We play the Winter Camp version of Family Feud
Wake Up Call (details pending)
Casino (At Home)
Everyone who is playing is issued chips; split the ones in the kit up evenly between players and the house. If you have some of your own, feel free to use those too. The goal is to play the games and have the most winnings at the end.
Winter Camp Trivia Night
The Winter Camp Trivia Night will celebrate the forty-four year the best weekette of the year. The format will be like the Jackbox Game Night except you will be going to Kahoot.it on the separate device. Go to the Zoom Meeting listed below that will give
Remote Control (At Home)
Each kit includes instructions for building one model and the parts for building another. We'll connect people who have the opposite parts (ie, I have instructions for your parts and you have instructions for my parts). They'll explain over the phone wi
Service Project (At Home)
The project will be at Fort Wayne and it's a drop-in affair. Come masked and ready to work. Preferably you should bring a buddy from your own family.
Jackbox Gaming (At Home)
We'll join each other on Zoom, then play a variety of games using the Jackbox website
Hike (At Home)
Take a hike in your neighborhood or head out to a local hiking trail.
Group Chat (At Home)
We'll all get together for one last meeting to discuss how things went and how we can make them better for next time.
Time Capsule Opening (At Home)
There are several parts to this activity, but the core is that we bury something and several years later we dig it up.
Time Capsule Ceremony (At Home)
There are several parts to this activity, but the core is that we bury something and several years later we dig it up.
Meme Creation
This would likely be a background type activity where people try to snap interesting photos and then make them into memes.
Emoji Challenge
Adults try to guess the meaning of emojis when used as a message.
Do They Know It?
Team members play songs from their era and ask members from different eras to identify the title and artist.
Campers Are Awesome!
We record campers doing awesome things. It could be hoverboarding, running, driving nails, reciting the alphabet or digits of pi, just something most people couldn't do.
That's Going To Leave A Mark!
We film people failing at things. We're not hoping anyone will get hurt, but a fall might be fun to see.
Try Not To Laugh
People take turns telling jokes and trying to make their opponent laugh. If either of them laughs (including at their own joke), their opponent scores a point.
Domain Domination
We pick a new domain for a WCU Network site and create the site and all content during Winter Camp.
Pizza Puffery
Teams compete to create the ultimate brag about their team's pizza.
Slice Collection
Campers move through various stations and locations following clues; at each station, they have the chance to earn a slice and find a new clue. First team to assemble their pizza wins.
Pizza Poetry
Teams or individuals write poetry about pizza. The topic could be the taste, the making of, whatever fills their mind with pizza and motivates them to was poetic.
Pizza Trivia
A trivia contest all about pizza from origins to recipes and history.
Dough Games
Olympic-style events with dough. Dough-put. Dough for height, dough for distance. Use the dough as the baton in a relay.
Tomato Paste
Two big ways to do this I think. One would be to try to hit a target with a tomato, the second would be to throw the tomato hard enough to bust it into paste. They could be combined too I suppose.
Quidditch
This is a terrestial version of Quidditch where players put multiple balls though the goal to earn points.
The House Cup
Throughout the week, houses get points for doing good things and lose points for doing bad. We'd have nightly standards and then a final winner seemingly determined by headmaster fiat.
House Creation
Similar to the counrry creation a few years ago. Each team would name their houus, pick colors, identify their house boy (or girl), maybe pick colors and add some characteristic behaviors for their group (maybe 2 good and 1 bad).
Artificial Intelligence
Each team creates 3 or 4 factoids, things that aren't true but could be or are almost true. They could be about a person, place or thing. At the end of the week, they scoure points based on how many people believe their lies.
The Big Dig
This one might be a little out there but the idea is that the teams get a list of components with which to build a digging robot for their mine. At meals we compare standings and allow changes and improvements.
Remote Orienteering
Team is split in half. Half are Field Operatives and the other half are Control. Control has a map to several location and must explain where to go next to the field operatives without using the names of directions.
Machine Learning
We pick a relatively simple game and attempt to write a set of rules for playing it that will produce a victory or at least a challenging game. The game probably has to be relatively simple, like Tic-Tac-Toe.
Mr. Roboto
A role-playing activity where campers try to be extremely logical robots.
Flowchart Follies
Teams are given instructions for some basic task and must use some standard flowcharting symbols to create those instructions in a clear and finite manner. Clarity and conciseness are keys.
Robot Maze
There are enough inexpensive kits and technical expertise that it seems like we could build a robot or two and race them through a maze. If we can only manage one, maybe we could have different teams each do their own programming to see who could traverse the maze faster with the same piece of hardware.
Frankenstein's Droid
We bring a variety of pieces and parts including old construction kits (Lego, K'nex, Mecanno, etc) and try to assemble the collection into a usable droid.
Are you smarter than an Artoo unit?
In Star Wars, the astromech droids (R2D@ and BB8) can fix everything, usually while under fire. In this game, Winter Campers try to fix things.
Games for Programmers
We play games which include a programmed movement element. Some examples would include Robo Rally, Colt Express, Duck Suck Go, and The Haunting House. We could also include Ricochet Robot.
Slide Rule Race
Kind of a throwback activity to an older time when affordable pocket calculators didn't exist.
Water Flow
There are a lot of puzzles now with a complex array of pipes asking us to determine which cup/bucket will fill first. What if we made some real world versions of this, maybe using straws?