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10 gallon hat relay
You have to fill the hat to win the race.
100-Dish Banquet (details pending)
Who is the most trite?
12 hour nap (details pending)
The Rumpelstiltskin moment
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 way Dodgeball
Four teams play dodgeball
4-Square  Last Held: XX
The official indoor game of Winter Camp
4-Way Dodgeball
Dodgeball is an easy activity where everyone can feel like they have a chance.
4-Way Tug of War (details pending)
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 (details pending)
The first on the list
Abduction Clue  Last Held: XXI
Can you figure out which Winter Camper was taken by aliens?
Activity Voting Marathon (details pending)
A work in progress
Acupuncture (details pending)
Needle poking for improved health
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.
Airsoft (details pending)
Bring airsoft guns for use on the rifle range
Alermeraine  Last Held: XVII
From the DS9 Episode
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
And then
Given the start of a story about a camper, you have to finish it.
Animal Balloons (details pending)
Learn to make your own latex creations
Animal Sense (details pending)
Approximate their limitations
Appropriate Facial Hair (details pending)
Grow (or trim) facial hair to styles appropriate for thee 1870's)
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.
Armageddon  Last Held: XXXV
An overnight activity based on a nuclear holocaust.
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?
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.
Ask Doctor Beast (details pending)
A live action version of the original Winter Camp advice column.
Assassin (details pending)
Kill your friends for points
Assemble the Rebel Fleet (details pending)
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 (details pending)
Take a whole hike in reverse
Bake A Thon
An evening of baking.
Baking  Last Held: XLII
Mixing, kneading, and waiting for the bread to be ready to bake.
Ball Blast  Last Held: XXI
Volleyball-like game played over a low fence by kicking a giant ball.
Balloon camera (details pending)
Use a lighter than air balloon to loft a camera
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
Battles/Military Trivia (details pending)
Trivia about military history
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
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?
Behind the Enemy Lines  Last Held: XXXIV
Yet another Capture the Objective variant
Belching Contest (details pending)
Who can beat Booger?
Belly Flop Contest (details pending)
Slide down the hill on your belly
Betta Battles (details pending)
Buy some fish at Meijer on the way up and let them duke it out.
Big Bro Taboo
Guess the word but you get clues of just one part.
Big Wheel Marathon (details pending)
Race 3 wheeled trikes around camp
Big Winter Camp Myth Show
Contestants compete to either debunk or create new myths about Winter Camp
Billiards  Last Held: XXXIII
Play billiards on a larger scale
Bird Census (details pending)
A study of our avian neighbors
Black Rhombus (details pending)
Inside the rhombus is a drama called The Artifact
Blacksmithing (details pending)
Mr. Wilson's soon to be hobby
Blind Basketball (details pending)
Even rougher without a court
Blind Experience (details pending)
The Blind Hike and more!
Blind Hike  Last Held: XLII
Destination Unknown
Blind Kim's Game (details pending)
The standard memory game with a blindfold, identify by feel.
Blind Maze (details pending)
Create a maze and navigate it blindfolded, perhaps with a guide.
Blind Maze (w/ sticks) (details pending)
Navigate a maze while blindfolded.
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
Boarding Party (details pending)
Conduct mock ship-to-ship combat.
Boat Construction (details pending)
Make your own longboat
Bocce Ball (details pending)
Robert DeNiro's waiting,
Bocce w/ bowling balls  Last Held: XXXIII
Bocce using giant balls
Bolas Throwing  Last Held: XXXIX
Attempt the use of this South American weapon
Bonsai Sculpting (details pending)
As long as come from inside you...
Book Building Contest (details pending)
Make your own book at camp
Book Club
We all read a book in the time when camp is not held then talk of it at camp.
Book of the Year
A scrap book for camp.
Boomerang Bash!  Last Held: XXIX
Playing with boomerangs.
Boston Ball
Old school basketball.
Bottle Balancing (details pending)
A deadzone favorite
Bottle Peeling Contest (details pending)
Try to take the label off a bottle
Bottle Rocket Target Practice (details pending)
Launch bottle rockets at a defined target
Bow making
Bow Making
Boy's Life Air Car (details pending)
As seen in the magazine
Brain Vs. Brawn
Choose brain or brawn to defeat the obstacles.
Brands
Make a brand for camp then use it to brand some of our gear.
Bread Makers (details pending)
Bring several bread machines to camp and see how they do.
Broomball (details pending)
Sort of like hockey
Brotherhood Ceremony  Last Held: XV
If required
BSI Wargames (details pending)
Have games based on Brownsea Island activities.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer  Last Held: XXVII
A predator/prey variation based on the popular TV show.
Build a steam-powered device. (details pending)
Build a steam-powered device.
Build New Latrine (details pending)
A valuable (if unanticipated) service
Build nuclear survival shelters  Last Held: XXXIV
Build a shelter designed to withstand a simulated attack
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.
Burn the Witch!  Last Held: XLI
Set creations from earlier in the week ablaze.
Burning Dragon Boats (details pending)
Build dragon boats and set the ablaze
Burning Pirate Ships (details pending)
Build pirate ships and set them ablaze.
Cabbage Ball (details pending)
Play football with a cabbage
Cabin Cleaning (details pending)
Clean the cabins and put away camp and personal gear in preparation for departure.
Cabin Cleaning Contest (details pending)
Cheap way to sneak in extra service
Cabin Crawl  Last Held: XX
Circumvent the interior w/o touching floor
CAG Funeral  Last Held: IX
Celebrating a change in the lodge
CAG Trap Contest  Last Held: IX
Creating a change in the lodge.
Calisthenics (details pending)
Daily physical training
Calligraphy (details pending)
Write beautifully
Caloric Determination (details pending)
Determine calorie content of foods
Camp Set-up (details pending)
We organize our personal gear and make the camp ready for use by bringing things in and organizing them.
Campfire  Last Held: VIII
Complete with skits and the like
Can Shooter
Knock down cans with rubber bands.
Candle Making (details pending)
Dip it in the hot wax
Cannon Building (details pending)
Boom!
Cannon Shooting (details pending)
Knock 'em down
Capture the Daimyo
International retheming of Capture the Objective
Capture the flag with boxes
Capture the flag with boxes
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, whoever has scored the most (or
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
Card Draft  Last Held: XLI
Pick cards to be used in the market game.
Card Tournament  Last Held: XX
Who are the real card sharks?
Cards for Trade
Make cards for each who comes to camp and trade them like sports cards.
Carnival  Last Held: VI
A fun time at the fair
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 J
Cat Housing' (details pending)
Build shelters for kitties
Cat's Quizzer  Last Held: XXIII
Seuss inspired trivia.
Catapult Building (details pending)
Build an ancient siege engine
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.
CC Pole Vault (details pending)
Obstacle course with a stave to help you
CC Table Tennis (details pending)
Create a mobile tennis table and play in teams
Celebrity look-alike contest (details pending)
Who looks like Beavis?
Celebrity Roast (details pending)
Choose a prominent Winter Camper for some good-natured ribbing by his companions.
Cemetery Hike  Last Held: VIII
Take a walk to a local graveyard.
Charades (details pending)
An ancient parlor game
Chariot Racing (details pending)  Last Held: XXXI
Once around Ranch Road in homemade chariots.
Cheater's Pinewood Derby (details pending)
Anything goes!
Cheeseball Machinegun (details pending)
Uses cheeseballs and a leaf blower for an automated weapon.
Chemistry (details pending)
Fun with explosives
Chess Tournament  Last Held: XVII
We play chess in either single or double elimination format.
Chinese acting (details pending)
Big make-up and big gestures with archetypical characters
Chinese Bocce (details pending)
No idea
Chinese Cabin Drill (details pending)
The whistle sounded, now change bunks
Chinese Checkers (details pending)
A tournament of Chinese Checkers
Chinese Chess (details pending)
A tournament of Chinese Chess
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  Last Held: XXXVI
Gongs, chimes and other chines percussion instruments
Chinese Percussion (Gongs & Drums) (details pending)
Play traditional Chinese instruments
Chinese Prohibition  Last Held: XXXVI
You can not do something Chinese
Chinese Prohibition (guyan) (details pending)
The prohibition game (CTO variant) with Chinese Flavor
CHR Memorial Construction  Last Held: XI
Build a site to honor the gone but not forgotten camp
Christmas Party (details pending)
A little late, but still...
Clearwater Stampede  Last Held: XXII
Multi-event game with a western theme.
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.
Clout Shooting  Last Held: XXXVII
Long distance archery
Clown-a-rama (details pending)
BYOW (Bring your own whiteface)
Codebreaking  Last Held: XXXV
Decode the encrypted message
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
Commando Stalking  Last Held: XXXVI
Track down the target
Communication Game: Evading the Dinosaurs (details pending)
Compass Race (details pending)
Teams compete to see who can first finish an exciting compass course.
Compass Regatta (details pending)
A nautical compass course
Competition (details pending)
People compete in a variety of ways.
Composite Materials Merit Badge (details pending)
Work on this exciting new merit badge!
Computer Crushing (details pending)
Not my computer you don't
Confucius Say (details pending)
Create your own wisdom for fortune cookies
Congregate at Bollman's House (details pending)
Everyone meets at the ancestral home of the Bollmen to arrange carpooling to camp.
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
A scouting tradition
Cooperative Game (details pending)
Nobody wins
Cope Course (details pending)
Run a cope course at camp (or use the camp's cope course).
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
Couch Potato Triathlon (details pending)
Counter-Cultural exchange (details pending)
Two differing groups try to communicate
Cow Tipping (details pending)
More vengeance against the cows1
Cowboys and Indians
Dress up and fight just like little kids.
Creative Cursing (details pending)
Who can cuss without 4 letter words?
Crew Baking (details pending)
Each crew bakes bread and other items to completion.
Crew Competition (details pending)
Crews compete in three events: Tall Tales, Genius Night, and Write and Follow Directions
Cribs (details pending)
View slideshows/movies of Winter Campers' homes.
Cribs!
Take a tour of a winter Campers home.
Cricket  Last Held: XL
Try not to hit a batsmen or get caught in a sticky wicket.
Croquet Kickball  Last Held: XXXVII
Use kickballs to play croquet
Cross-Country Canoeing (details pending)
Use a canoe as a sled or carry it along
Cross-Country Golf  Last Held: XLI
The Winter Camp classic par 62 hole
Cross-Country Shotput (details pending)
Throw as far as you can then chase it
Crossbow (details pending)
create a crossbow
Curling  Last Held: XXII
The popular Canadian Ice game
Custer's Last Stand (details pending)
Re-enact the famous slaughter.
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.
Deadeye contest  Last Held: XXXVIII
Attempt to shoot or throw for accuracy.
Decorating
Christmas decorations really liven it up
Deer Blind Inferno (details pending)
Set fire to deer blinds.
Delegation Meeting  Last Held: XXXVI
Introductory meeting
Demo Derby  Last Held: XXXIX
Crash up go carts.
Demolition Derby (details pending)
Yeah, whatever
Depart for Camp (details pending)
Gentlepersons, start your engines! We're on our way to Winter Camp.
Depart for Home (details pending)
Pack your things, we're headed home!
Deployment of Rebel Forces (details pending)
Design an Alien (details pending)
Evolution simulation
Design Challenge (details pending)
Teams square off to design a new look for the website, newsletter or other creative endeavors.
Design Challenge!
Teams compete to create the best design for a website or newsletter.
Destroy the Death Star (details pending)
Devise an original boardgame (details pending)
Illuminati variants don't count
Dinosaur Cloning (details pending)
Teams hunt for the things they need to clone a dinosaur.
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.
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.
Dodge Ball (details pending)  Last Held: XLII
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.
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
Dominos (details pending)
Play dominos, probably as a tournament
Double Frisbee Ultimate (details pending)
2 frisbees for twice the fighting
Downhill Skiing (details pending)
On the face!?
Dr. Suess Challenge (details pending)
Dragon Boats (details pending)
Create dragon boats
Droopy Drawers Marathon  Last Held: XXIII
Adults tried to style like youth in this event.
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
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
Egg Roll (details pending)
Roll an egg with your nose
Egg Toss (details pending)
Who can toss it the furthest w/o breaking
Eggggs in Space
Round robin challenge game
Electro-plating (details pending)
Mr. Wilson's other new hobby
Elevation Hike  Last Held: II
Pick a topo line and stick to it
Embroidery (details pending)
Put your name on your shirt
Emperor Race  Last Held: XXXV
One player rides a freshly built sedan chair
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?
Escape Room (details pending)
Build our own escape room
Euchre Tournament  Last Held: XVI
Which team will prevail?
Everyone is John (details pending)
RPG where we play the voices in John's head
Exploding Pirate Mini-Golf (details pending)
Miniature golf course with a final hole that bursts into flames.
Extreme Bowling  Last Held: XXVII
Sled down the hill and try to score a strike.
Face Painting (details pending)
Paint your faces Indian-style
Fair Trial  Last Held: XXXVIII
A mock trial for the murder game.
Fake Trans-BC Hike (details pending)
Make 'em think they're walking
Fashion Emergency (details pending)
An inspection of Winter Campers for appropriate outdoor gear.
Fashion Emergency ala the Outdoor Network
Critique of outdoor fashion sense.
Fear Factor (details pending)
Replicate a fear factor event at Winter Camp.
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
Filibustering (details pending)
Just like congress
Find the Terrorist  Last Held: XXXIV
Search for the traitor among us Murder-style
Fire building
Test your skills with fire
Fire Lance (details pending)
Create a flaming lance
Fire Skills  Last Held: XXXIV
Test your skills with fire
Fireworks (details pending)
Launch fireworks
First Class Hanging  Last Held: XXXVIII
Punishment is meted for the Murder game
First Mission (details pending)
Just like on Star Trek
Fizzball (details pending)
Baseball with a shaken up soda can
Flag Ceremony (details pending)
Have an opening and closing flag ceremony each day
Flint Napping (details pending)
Make stone arrowheads
Fly Tying (details pending)
Learn to tie your own fishing flies.
Foot Bow (details pending)
Create a bow that can be fired using the feet.
Foot Race (details pending)
Who is the fleetest of foot?
Foot Volleyball
Play volleyball with no hands.
Football  Last Held: XXVII
Touch or Flag, sorry.
Football on Lifetime or Oxygen
Powderpuff football (in more ways than one).
Forbidden Palace (details pending)
Create an area where no one may enter
Forest Bowling  Last Held: X
Roll a ball at the pins through the trees
Forgery Contest  Last Held: XXXIII
Practice signing a different name
Form Teams  Last Held: XLII
Groups gather and form countries choosing a name and some cultural elements
FOUR PLAYER PING PONG
Ping pong on 2 tables.
Foxtail 21 (details pending)
Use the foxtail to play catch for points
Free afternoon (details pending)
Free time for an entire afternoon
Free Time (details pending)
Nap, play games, whatever; it's free time!
Frisbee Golf  Last Held: XXVII
Throw the frisbee through loops
Frisbee Ultimate (details pending)
Somewhere between football and soccer
Frozen Cow Chip Tossin' (details pending)
I am not touching that thing.
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.
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
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.
Gallows (details pending)
Necessary construction if you're going to have a first class hangin'
Game Design Merit Badge (details pending)
Earn the badge
Game Festival  Last Held: XLI
We make space and time available to play a variety of tabletop board and role-playing games.
Game whose goal is not known
When this game starts none know how to win.
Gangnam Style Video (details pending)
Shoot our own video to the tune of Gangnam Style
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?
Geography Bee  Last Held: XLII
Like a spelling bee but the quiz is on geographic locations
Get Acquainted Game (details pending)
Match the little known facts.
Getting to know you, getting to know all about you
Interview a fellow camper for fun and prizes.
Ghost in the Graveyard (details pending)
A game similar to tag
Giant Balloons  Last Held: XXXIII
Inflate very large balloons
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.
Giant Billiards (details pending)
Play billiards with beach balls
Giant Boardgames
Set-up some games in giant format
Giant Bowling (details pending)
Like Bowling, only with bigger balls, pins, and possibly alley.
Giant Dominos (details pending)
Like dominos only bigger
Giant Kim's Game (details pending)
The standard memory game played using an overhead camera
Giant Knightmare Chess (details pending)
Play variable battle chess
Giant Mousetrap (details pending)
Make a contraption to capture a man
Giant Movie  Last Held: XXXIII
Project a movie onto the side of a building
Gladiator Games (details pending)
Go Tournament (details pending)
Play Go as a tournament
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.
Great Wall event (details pending)
not defined
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
Group Eye for Another Group Guy
Members of one group attempt to help a member of a different group be more like them.
Group Eye for the Other Group guy (details pending)
Winter Campers from different groups try to give each other a style makeover
Group Hobby Draw
Everyone gets the same hobby.
Group Projects  Last Held: XXVIII
Each group is assigned a project based on the camp theme.
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
Guess My IQ! (details pending)
Randomly assigned IQ scores
Guest Speaker (details pending)
Michael Davis perhaps
Haka (details pending)
Winter Camp could start by driving out evil (aka unfun) spirits.
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
Hat making
Build a Seuss inspired hat.
Hatchet Throwing (details pending)
Just like Dan'l Boone
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
Homemade Gunpowder (details pending)
Make our own gunpowder
Hong Kong Action move by wire Movie (details pending)
Make our own wuxia style movie
Horses (details pending)
Go horseback riding
House of Card contest (details pending)
Try to build the biggest/tallest house of cards possible.
How did that stuff do that?
Use a bunch of junk to build a way to do some task.
How tough are you?
Test how tough you are.
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 Croquet (details pending)
Use humans as wickets, stakes, etc.
Human Foosball  Last Held: XXXIII
Use the human foosball at camp to play a game.
Human foosball. (details pending)
Use the court at Jack Lord cabin
Human Othello (details pending)
Players have to change colors
Human Slingshot (details pending)
Primitive version of human cannonball
Human Stratego (details pending)
Play Stratego on a giant board with campers as pieces.
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
I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today (details pending)
Ice boats (details pending)
Build our own boats to sail across ice, probably at Lockwood.
Ice Climbing (details pending)
Who can climb an ice wall the fastest
Ice Cream Making  Last Held: XIX
Look out Ben & Jerry
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 on the ice
Ice Hockey (details pending)
On the (hopefully) frozen lake
ice hockey in indoor building
Play hockey indoors.
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 Leg Wrestling
An old favorite with two supine opponents locking upright legs.
Indian Lore Merit Badge (details pending)
Earn the badge
Indian Olympics  Last Held: XX
Compete in Native American Games
Indian Warpath (details pending)
The settlers come under attack.
Individualized Quest (details pending)
Assign quest buddies
Insect Test (details pending)
Strength vs. Body weight
Jacob's Ladder (details pending)
The rope kind
Jail (details pending)
We build a jail then put people in it if they're scofflaws
Jail construction  Last Held: XXVIII
If you're going to have a trial, you might need a jail.
Jail construction & testing & Murder Interviews  Last Held: XXXVIII
A jail is built while others answer questions to set up the Murder Game.
Jello Balloon Fight (details pending)
Fill balloons with jello & fling them
Kick in hole  Last Held: XXXIII
Play Crokinole using playground balls.
Kickball  Last Held: XXIII
Kickball is similar to baseball except it uses a playground ball and no gloves or batss
Kim's Game (details pending)
The standard memory game
King's Table Tournament (details pending)
Kite building (details pending)
Build our own kites.
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?
Kung fu movie (details pending)
Make our own wuxia style movie
Labor Contest (details pending)
Who can work the hardest the longest?
Lacross
Play lacross.
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
Lantern Launch  Last Held: XXXVI
Launch Chinese Lanterns (now banned by BSA)
LARP (details pending)
Live Action Role-playing
Lasso contest
Try to Lasso for points.
Lassoing
Try your luck at this cowpoke skill.
Last Ceremony  Last Held: IX
Performance of the classic from the '70s
Last Words
Write a tale that ends with the words drawn from a hat.
Latrine Contest  Last Held: XIV
The contest started with a signin sheet. Write down your name, start-time, end-time, elapsed time and sheets used. Results are tabulated at the end of the week.
Launch of Sputnik  Last Held: XXXIV
Launch an object into the air
Lawn Jarts (details pending)
Hey, they're unsafe, we got to play
Learn to Juggle
Have a session to teach those interested to juggle.
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.
Lemans Grand Prix of D-A  Last Held: XXXIX
Once around Ranch Road in hand-drawn go carts
Letter Chanting (details pending)
Chant a letter continuously
Liar's Club (details pending)
Players try to guess what objects are
Life Race
Race on four then two then three "legs"
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?
Lockpicking (Houdini) (details pending)
Lock someone up and see if they can escape
Locksmithing (details pending)
An important Scout skill
Long and Short
Try to guess the word in the most or least time.
Long Bow Making (details pending)
Make a bow
Long Distance Slingshot (details pending)
Shoot the target at great distance
Longship Battles (details pending)
Lost Alone (details pending)
Campers are dropped off alone and must find their way back to camp.
Lost Child Search (details pending)
A scout-skills drill
Lost Daha Hike  Last Held: III
Recreating an ancient event.
Lynching (details pending)
Just in case the trial actually is fair.
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?
Magic the Gathering Live  Last Held: XXXVII
Like Battle Chess but with Magic cards
Magic Towel Contest (details pending)
Will a magic towel cause mayhem?
Mahjong (details pending)
Play this Chinese game
Major Treasure Hunt (details pending)
An all day treasure map event
Majority Rules  Last Held: XXXV
Separate players by category and score points using an equation
Make a movie (details pending)
Lights, Camera, Action!
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
Make an idiot of yourself
Try to do the most embarrassing things possible.
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.
Make our own bows (details pending)
create bows from branches and string
Make Rice Paper (details pending)
Make Rice Paper
Manhunt (details pending)
Try to find the escaped felon
Marionettes (details pending)
Make our own marionettes and have a puppet show.
Market Game  Last Held: XLI
Players use their resources to barter for lunch
Market Madness  Last Held: XXXVII
Buy and trade resources for maximum market penetration
Marshmallow Dodgeball
Dodgeball is an easy activity where everyone can feel like they have a chance.
Mash Trivia (details pending)
Trivia about the venerable television series
Mask Making
Make a mask from an impression of your face
Masquerade Party (details pending)
Wear a mask and act cultured
Mastodon Hunt  Last Held: XXXVII
Use spears to hung mastodons
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.
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.
McCarthyism  Last Held: XXXIV
Separate players by category and score points using an equation
McElligot's Pool
Using extra-large balls, the teams compete in a game of billiards.
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
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.
Meditation (details pending)
Pause for thought.
Memorization Contest (details pending)
Who can memorize a text the fastest?
Mentos Display  Last Held: XXXIII
Toss it into the diet coke and watch the aftermath
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?
Military Broomball (details pending)
Like broomball only no holds barred
Military Dress Contest (details pending)
Find out who can look the most like a soldier
Milk Drinking Contest (details pending)
Who can drink the most milk?
Minefield  Last Held: XXXV
Lay a minefield for other teams to negotiate
Miniature Golf (details pending)
A little putt-putt golf
Mining/Excavation (details pending)
Let's dig a dungeon
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
Mission Impossible  Last Held: V
Your mission, should you choose to accept it.
Mock Battle (details pending)
A medieval conflict ala Grand Melee
Mock Hanging (details pending)
Nothing says fun like a first class hangin'
Mock Medieval Tournament (details pending)
Several events combined
Mock Trial
Basically, we hold a mock trial. Some person is the prosecutor, someone is the defense.
Model Plane Bombing (details pending)
Use an RC to drop for accuracy
Model Rockets (details pending)
Build and launch model rockets from kits
Monk Marathon
Finish it or die.
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 (details pending)
Continuous watching of movies
Movie Quote Contest (details pending)
Who said it and in what movie?
Moviemaking  Last Held: XXVIII
Make our own movie.
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.
Multi-legged Race (details pending)
A human centipede
Multi-participant Juggling (details pending)
1 - 2 - pass - 1 - 2 - drop Damn!
multiple way bakers tent score game
Play a game using Baker Tents as goals.
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
Muzzle Loader (details pending)
Shoot muzzle loaders
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 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.
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
National Geographic Presents
Watch a travel show then compete for prizes.
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
Nerf Wars (details pending)
War using Nerf weapons
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
Not Being Seen  Last Held: XLI
Players attempt not to be seen and are marked with smoke bombs when found.
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
Objective Space (details pending)
Find objects based on a series of hidden clues
Obstacle Course  Last Held: VIII
Try to run through the various obstacles
Officer's Club (details pending)
Create a special room or activity for selected few
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)
Oracle Fortune Telling (details pending)
Orientation  Last Held: XXIX
Explain camp to the new and remind the old of the rules.
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
Overnight Capture the Objective  Last Held: XXXIII
Capture the Objective on a massive scale
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
Papermaking  Last Held: XXXIII
Make our own sheets of paper
Papier Mache
Teams create constructs using wet newspaper.
Parissi Squares (details pending)
From the ST:TNG Episode
Parrot Contest (details pending)
Contest to see who can repeat the longest string of words.
Party Loyalty test. (details pending)
Chinese flavor of McCarthyism
Paul Bunyan Olympics (details pending)
Lumberjack games
Payload Planning (details pending)
Clean up our gear and get rid of the junk.
Pedal Powered Dryer (details pending)
Welcome to Gilligan's Island
Pedro Trail Trek (details pending)
Hike the famed Pedro Trail
Peg leg Race (details pending)
One leg bound up and replaced with a peg.
Pencil Making (details pending)
I just want to see it done
Pentathlon (details pending)
Five athletic events
Perimeter Hike  Last Held: XLII
Hike around the outside of camp staying within a predetermined distance from the fence.
Perimeter Hike Relay (details pending)
Groups gather for the hike but do it in stages.
Photography (details pending)
Take and develop pictures during camp
Pie Eating contest (details pending)
Try to eat pies quickly
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
Ping Pong (details pending)
Play table tennis
Pioneering Project  Last Held: XI
Make something of logs and rope
Pirate Kings  Last Held: XVIII
An original boardgame
Pirate Mini-Golf (details pending)
Build a miniature golf course with a pirate theme.
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
Pit Crew for Lemans  Last Held: XXXIX
Prepare go carts for their trip around D-A.
Pixy Stix Contest  Last Held: XXIV
Who can eat a giant-sized stick the fastest?
Place card rockets (details pending)
Each camper decorates a cheesy rocket which becomes his avatar for some events
Placemat Contest
Creation of a themed placemat for each meal. This activity would need to take place before Winter Camp,
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.
Play RPGs (details pending)
Schedule an evening of role playing games
Poetry Contest (details pending)
Who can compose the best rhymes?
Polar Bear Swim
Cut the hole and dive in
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.
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.
Pony Express
Race across camp to deliver a message.
Popular Languages (details pending)
Learn each of the 15 most common languages
Postcards from Space (details pending)
Get some astronomical cards and send them to those who aren't at camp.
Potato Guns (details pending)
Homemade cannons
Potato Torpedo Target Practice (details pending)
Yeah, whatever.
Pre-Ordeal Ceremony (1936)  Last Held: XXIII
Recreate the famous ceremony.
Predator  Last Held: XVII
Help your young reach maturity
Primate Date (details pending)
Who can attract the best woman
Primitive Machines (details pending)
Build primitive versions of machines
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
Prohibition  Last Held: XXXIV
You can not do something.
Projects and competition  Last Held: XXXVIII
Teams show off their projects and choose a favorite.
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.
Puzzle Building Competition  Last Held: XII
Build it for speed
Pyro Battleship (details pending)
Ships built earlier in the week are loaded with flammable items and released on Beaver Lake.
Pyrotechnics Demo (details pending)
Let's see what we can blow up next.
Quest for the Grail  Last Held: XLI
Players follow directions to find the holy grail.
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.
Quilting Bee (details pending)
Sew what?
Railroad Hike  Last Held: I
Let's go see what the railroad left
Ranch Hand Games  Last Held: XXXVIII
Hold a round of games that might be skills one would need to live in the Old West.
Ranch Hike (details pending)
Hike Ranch road from start to finish
Rand's Believe it or Not! (details pending)
Demonstrate items with unusual stories.
Ranger Alarm  Last Held: XVII
Install a mechanism to identify intruders
Rappelling (details pending)
Use the rappelling tower
Raw Deal Readiness (details pending)
Unsure
Raze the Village  Last Held: XXXI
Viking Hordes descend upon a harmless village.
Re-Entry (details pending)
Participants take a quiz to see who has learned the most about other campers during the weekette.
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
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
Repelling (details pending)
Take the leap of faith off the tower
Requiem for Boy Scouts Ceremony  Last Held: XLII
A commemoration of the inclusion of females as youth members
Rescue the Princess (details pending)
Return Of The Lenape  Last Held: XXIII
Recreate the famous ceremony.
Reunion Banquet  Last Held: XX
A get-together with food.
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
Revolving Activity (details pending)
Go from station to station
Rhombus hike (details pending)
Take a hike in the shape of a diamond
Rice Paper boats (details pending)
Build boats of rice paper
Rigging Climb (details pending)
Ropes for the monkeys
Rigging Race (details pending)
Build rigging and race to the top.
Road Bowling  Last Held: XXXIII
A traditional Irish game
Road Curling (details pending)
Curling on the road.
Road hike (details pending)
Take a hike down the highway
Robin Hood (details pending)
Build a treehouse and live outdoors
Robot Wars (details pending)
Build robots (real, cardboard, or virtual) and duke it out.
Rock and Jock Event (details pending)
Change an event to allow Jocks to ignore some limiting rules while allowing Rock Stars unique scoring opportunities.
Rocket Building (details pending)
Build both model and water rockets
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
Role-Playing Round Up  Last Held: XXXVII
Play role-playing games
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
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.
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
Saloon Slide Shuffleboard  Last Held: XXII
Slide the mug into the bullseye for points.
Satellite Images (details pending)
We could receive satellite images live during camp
Satellite Recovery (details pending)
Using GPS locate the parts of a missing satellite and create something using the salvage
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
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).
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
Scheduled WCU (details pending)
Put Winter Camp University classes on the schedule.
Scout Concentration (details pending)
Can you remember which badge is where?
Scout Jeopardy!  Last Held: XVI
Jailed Winter Campers for $500 please
Scout Skills Contest (details pending)
Competition in a variety of scout skills.
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
Scout Trivia Contest (details pending)
How much scouting lore do you really know?
Scouting Heritage Merit Badge (details pending)
Earn the badge
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.
Semaphore (details pending)
Attempt to send a message using semaphore.
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.
Service Project  Last Held: XLI
Provide labor for a project to improve camp as designated by the ranger staff
Set-Up Personal Space (details pending)
Choose a bunk, make your bed, and stow your gear.
Shakespearean Theatre (details pending)
Welcome to the Globe
Shatner (details pending)
Kind of like a fire drill but when someone yells Shatner everyone has to overact whatever they are doing.
Shield Construction (details pending)
Ships in bottles (details pending)
Captain Picard makes 'em.
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 a
Shoot a promo video (details pending)
Actual footage with a script
Shoot Guns
If the theme is Old West, then we should make use of the gun range at camp
Shoot-a-thon
Teams construct shooting machines and compete in a variety of categories.
Shootout (details pending)
A good ol' fashioned gun totin' shootout.
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
Shuriken throw (details pending)
Throw shuriken at target
Sign Building and Deployment (details pending)
We build and deploy fake signs for our own points of interest.
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
Silly Walk  Last Held: XLI
Who has the silliest walk? (Python-themed)
Sim City Market  Last Held: XXIV
Our own carnival.
Singing / dancing choreographed  Last Held: XXXIV
Our very own Busby Berkeley moment
Single Hobby Draw (details pending)
Everyone is assigned the same hobby
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?
Sledding on the face
Sled on the big hill.
Sledding relay
Sled down, run up. Repeat.
Sling Shot (details pending)
Yeah, whatever
Smoke Signaling (details pending)
Attempt to send a message via smoke signals.
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 Bomb (details pending)
Create a bomb of snow and loft it at something
Snow Bowling
Bowl with snowy balls and pins.
Snow Castle Building  Last Held: XXXV
Make a snow castle
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 spear 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. It
Snow Sports  Last Held: XII
A variety of snow-inspired fun.
Snowman Contest (details pending)
Who can make the tallest snowman?
Snowshoe Relay (details pending)
A relay race run while wearing snowshoes.
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. It
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
Modelled after the standard game
Soldering Workshop
Campers are taught the basics of soldering and make a small badge.
Song and Story
Make up songs or stories about famous Winter Campers and Winter Camp events.
Songfest (details pending)
Sing, sing a song...
Sound Contest (details pending)
Campers compete to see who can make the most, longest, and/or loudest sounds.
Sound Hike  Last Held: V
How far can you relay a message?
Space Invaders (Capture the Flag)  Last Held: XXXIV
Yet another Capture the Objective variant
Space Invasion (details pending)
Stand too close to people
Space Quest  Last Held: XVII
The quest in space.
Space Race (details pending)
Build and launch Water Rockets
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
Spare Tire Roll (details pending)
How far can you roll a tire?
Speakeasy  Last Held: XXXIV
Re-themed Casino
Special Ceremony (details pending)
A ceremony of some sort
Special Ceremony (Ordeal Site)  Last Held: IV
Recreating the classic ceremony
Special Effects Demo (details pending)
Speedball
Hyper Baseball
Spelling Bee (details pending)
Who is the besst spelr at Wintr Kamp?
Spike Sledding (details pending)
Sled over an obstacle course
Spinning bat tee ball
Put your head on the bat and do three revolutions, then bat.
Spit or Swallow (details pending)
Identify things by taste
Sporting Event (details pending)
We vote to play a game we've got the gear for.
Spy Games  Last Held: XXIV
A variety of double-naught spy competitions
Stage Coach Robbery (details pending)
Rob a passing vehicle
Stage Play (details pending)
Put on a theatrical production
Star Wars Quest  Last Held: XXII
Star Wars inspired multi-station game.
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
Stock Market (details pending)
How're your investments doing?
Stocks (details pending)
Put people in stocks (not a stockade) and mock them.
Stone Game  Last Held: XX
Play a game involving stones
Stone Tool Making (details pending)
Chip away, chip away at the stone
Story of What? (details pending)
Group storytelling.
Story-telling Game (details pending)
Players use cards for the elements
String Maze (details pending)
Try to negotiate it for speed
Stringed instruments (homemade) (details pending)
Build Chinese-inspired instruments
Subcamp highpoints (details pending)
Visit the highpoint of each subcamp
Sumo Chess (details pending)
Like Battle Chess only Chinese themed
Superconductor Demo (details pending)
Is it cold in here?
Surveying & Mapping (details pending)
Cartography as a hobby
Survival Activity (details pending)
We engage in some activities one might encounter during Wilderness Survival merit badge.
Survivor: Arctic (details pending)
Everyone is outdoors and gets voted in?
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 rain
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
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.
Talent Show (details pending)
Who is the most talented camper?
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
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.
Tarot Reading (details pending)
What's in the cards for you?
Taste this (details pending)
Identify things by taste
Telegraph Communication
Set up telegraph offices between the two cabins. It may be a good way to summon people to meals and activities.
Telescope Making (details pending)
Can we do better than the Hubble?
Test o' Strength Machine (details pending)
Can I win a kewpie doll?
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
The Cat's Quizzer
The teams compete in a trivia contest. They get nine mistakes before they are eliminated from the contest.
The Fellowship Game
Like Newlyweds only with someone you just met at camp. No Whoopie questions.
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
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.
The Quest  Last Held: XVI
Adults present various challenges for the youth to overcome
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
The Rush is On  Last Held: XXXVII
Search for resources
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
The story of what
Group story-telling.
Thematic Olympics (details pending)
Compete in theme-related games
Thou Art a Bowyer  Last Held: XXXVII
Bow Making
Tibetan Golf (details pending)
International retheming of Cross-Country Golf
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
Tomahawk throw  Last Held: XXXVI
Use tomahawks to complete an obstacle course
Tomato Tennis (details pending)
Play tennis with a popular fruit
Torch Event  Last Held: XLII
Lighting of the Olympic Torch to mark the start of the Games
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
Trading Spaces
Swap bunks with a camper in another building.
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 House Building
Build a tree house and sleep in it.
Tree Tapping (details pending)
Make your own syrup
Treehouse Building (details pending)
Build and then sleep overnight in a treehouse.
Trek from Independence  Last Held: XXXVIII
Simulate the wagon trip out west with a camp wagon.
Tribal Inventory  Last Held: XXXVII
Separate players by category and score points using an equation
Tribute Dinner (details pending)
Choose a prominent Winter Camper for some recognition of his hard work by his companions.
Trivial Pursuit Contest (details pending)
Who is the real master of trivia?
Trophy Put (details pending)
Throw trophies for distance
Truck Tire Sumo (details pending)
Participants wear a truck tire then belly-buck to victory
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
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.
Twilight CC Golf (details pending)
Play CC golf in the waning light
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.
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.
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.
Uncle Ethan's Craft Hour  Last Held: XLI
We make something cool with guidance from Uncle Ethan.
Unique Fact (details pending)
Each person identifies one thing they think is unique about themselves and others try to match facts to people.
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..
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
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?
Video night  Last Held: XXXV
A night of watching videos.
Videogame trivia (details pending)
Answer questions about famous video 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
Wacky Decathlon  Last Held: X
Twisted version of the Olympics with 10 events
Wacky Olympics  Last Held: XIII
Twisted version of the Olympics
Wacky Pentathlon  Last Held: XI
Twisted version of the Olympics with 5 events
Wake Up Call (details pending)
Walk the Plank (details pending)
Into a pile of snow
Walking Race  Last Held: XXVII
Try to arrive the fastest while having one foot on the ground at all times.
Walter Raleigh Vertical Challenge
Compete to make alternating stacks of milk crates for maximum height. Must stand on one stack at all times.
War Games (details pending)
Multi-station event based on war
Warden's Rise and Shine (details pending)
Campers are treated to a rude awakening courtesy of the guards.
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?
Water Rocket Construction  Last Held: XLII
Construct the typical Boy Scout rocket from a two liter bottle and assorted bits of foam and cardboard
Waterball
Fighting with fire hoses.
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 Feud (details pending)
We play the Winter Camp version of Family Feud
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
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
Weekly Pinata (details pending)
Each time a team wins they designate a member to smack the pinata until it breaks open
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
What's that smell? (details pending)
Identify things by smell
Wheelchair Broomball (details pending)
Broomball played while seated in wheelchairs
Where is that Light Bulb (details pending)
Yeah, whatever
Which Steve?
A trivia contest based on the people with the same first name. People come up the appropriate last name to answer questions.
While You Were Out (details pending)
A tv like version of Kim's Game.
While You Were Out!
A large scale Kim's game. Try to guess what was changed when you left the room.
Who the hell? (details pending)
Identify people by description
Whose Line is it Anyway? (details pending)
Attempt to replicate the famous improv show.
Whose Line is it Anyways?
Recognize famous quotes or complete the ceremony.
Will it Stick?  Last Held: XLI
Throw all manner of sharp objects at a target in hopes of sticking them.
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 Celebrity Roast
One camper is deemed the celebrity and his friends roast him.
Winter Camp Family Celebration (details pending)
Invite families to camp for a party.
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 Future Society Meeting (details pending)
Winter Camp Management Meeting  Last Held: XXXIII
Nightly meeting of our leaders
Winter Camp Soundtrack  Last Held: XV
Create our own CD of Winter Camp music.
Winter Camp Squares  Last Held: XXVII
Winter Campers take to the grid in this version of Hollywood Squares
Winter Camp Trivia Contest  Last Held: IX
Who knows the most about Winter Camp?
Wood Burning (details pending)
Create decorative items with heat
Woods Battleship (details pending)
Fire shots into the woods to sink the opposing ships
World Games Emporium (details pending)
Traditional games from a variety of regions and cultures.
Wounded Spy  Last Held: XXXIV
From your Scout Fieldbook
Wrestling matches
A daily Big Time challenge
Wrestling: video game style
We have a wrestling video game tournament
Wumpus Hunt (details pending)
Divide camp into grids, he's out there
WWI Flour Wars  Last Held: XXXIV
Attack the other team with flour ala Follow Me Boys!
X Marks the Spot  Last Held: XXXI
Teams solve a variety of clues to complete a giant tic-tac-toe game
Xenobiology (details pending)
Dissect an alien
XXX Quest (details pending)
A quest type game with X's as a theme
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?
Yeti Dodgeball  Last Held: XXXIX
Dodgeball with a very large ball.
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.
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.
Zoo (details pending)
Create our own zoo of animals
Zymurgy (details pending)
The science of fermentation