A memorizing name game that helped players learn each other’s names. We stood in a circle with a person in the middle holding a styrofoam rod and the objective of the game was to say the name of a person before you got hit with the rod. If you messed up and got hit, you were sent into the middle to be the circle. This game was fun but sooner or later ,the person who would be in the circle many times will start to get revenge and start to attack the other players.
This fun game, as inappropriate as it sounds, is actually a listening game. This is because you are in a circle and you are assigned numbers and there is one person who is the big boss, THE BIG BOOTY. The rhyme consists of saying “big booty, big booty, big booty, all right, big booty number _______”. And if a person hesitates or messes up he/she is the last number. The objective of this game is for someone to replace the BIG BOOTY. This game is fun to play with a alot of people and when you have nothing to do.
***Telephones - Dance Version***
In this new version of telephone instead of speaking in another person’s ear you have to do a dance instead. But the catch is you have to wait to the end to see if the people got your dance right. The sky is the limit of this game. Be creative because nothing is impossible with this game. The possiblities are endless.
***The Trust Game***
In this game we had to trust our partner to guide us safely up the mountain while being blindfolded. The game is very hard but in the end it was filled with twist and turns...literally.
The first day we went to a place where we could practice canoeing. It was windy, foggy, and rainy. The strong current seperated us and we made it back to land at differnet times. We went canoeing at the Delaware River Gap. We paddled to the campsite in the canoes, a 4-mile canoe ride. It was so much fun canoeing in the rapids. The next day we canoed probably 10 minutes to the van.
We hiked up a steep hill for 10 minutes until we arrived at the rock climbing site. We waited until one of the instructors set up the ropes from farther up the mounatin. Everyone was chatting and laughing and were busy being nervous about climbing. When the instructor finally came down, we learned how to put on a harnest and then put helmets on. Mostly everyone climbed to the top and discovered the amazing view. Some were resistant but ended up climbing at least half way. We took pictures and supported each person who attempted to climb and those who did succesfully.
Hiking on the Appalachian Trial was probably the most difficult aspect of the trip for the entire group. The trail was rocky and it was a challenge trying to avoid tripping over ourselves. We had to hike three miles the third day plus an extra two miles to hike to Sunfish Pond for dinner and back. Then the next day we were expected to hike four miles to make a total of nine to ten miles. When we started hiking on the third day we made sure that we had everything and started up the trail along side a stream. We took breaks for resting, water and to eat lunch. We made it to Backpacker Site and set up our tents.
Then we hiked a mile to Sunfish Pond to get water for dinner and fill our water bottles. After dinner we hiked back up to the site in the dark with flashlights and singing kiddy songs the whole way. The next day we started up the trail and when we ended up on the top of a mountain of tall grass, we found out that we missed the next trail. Although we took pictures and liked the view, trust me, everyone was not happy at all. We hiked back down the same way we came and we had to stop because the instructors had to figure out where we were. Another instructor came to help, and along with one of our instructors, went ahead to find the next trail. We started hiking again and then we found the next trail with a yellow bandana left tied to a tree to guide us.