FREE DOWNLOAD – The Big Book of Summer Camp Games

The Big Book of Summer Camp Games CoverSummer is almost here and we’ve got your hook up! Download The Big Book of Summer Camp Games: 68 High Energy, High Impact Games for absolutely free now through Sunday on Amazon.

The book includes games from our site as well as many others that are sure to make your summer camp the best one yet! Get 68 active team games, up front games for all sizes and fun relay games at your fingertips. We guarantee it will take your summer camp experience to the next level!

In addition to all the great games, you’ll also find some quick tips to help maximize your summer camp games.

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Baking Badminton

Baking BadmintonBaking Badminton is one of the most fun and hilarious games your group will ever play! Trust us when we say that it’s going to be an instant classic!!

PREP TIME – 5-15 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDED – Baking Sheets for Each Player, Baked Goods (donuts, donut holes, cookies, piece of cake, mini pies, cream puff, etc), Badminton or Volleyball Net (recommended, but optional)

GAME TIME – 10-20 Minutes,

PARTICIPANTS – 2 Teams of 2-6 People (you can rotate players in if you would like)

INSTRUCTIONS

You will need some room to play Baking Badminton. It will also need to be played in a space that is easy to clean up or you don’t care if it gets a bit messy.

Section an area off that is approximately the size of a volleyball court (smaller is okay) and create boundaries. If you don’t have lines, use Tape, a rope or markers to indicate your boundaries.

The goal of the game is just like badminton and volleyball, in that you want to serve your baked good over the net (if there is no net, just make a middle line and the rule is that it has to cross over). If it is hit over, the other team must try to hit it back over the net within three hits. If it lands in bounds, it is a point for the team that hit it over. If it lands out of bounds, the team that hit it last loses a point.

Instead of using a badminton racket, each player will be equipped with a baking sheet. We do caution each team to be careful when swinging the sheets, and highly recommend using disposable ones that are not so solid. You can usually find them at a dollar store.

The fun part of this game is that it gets crazy and messy! If a baked item falls apart as it’s being hit, the team with the least amount of the item on their side is the winner. We’ve listed several items you can play with, but donut holes (Munchkins from Dunkin Donuts) are the easiest item to hit.

Whoever scores 10 points (you can go higher if you’d like) first is the winning team!

BONUS TIPS

1. Use crazy items like a whole cake or even a pie. Things will get messy, but it is awesome!

2. The more people you have on the court at once, the more difficult it will be to hit the items over. While you can use six, we recommend using 2-3 players per team. Everyone may not be able to play, but it’s a great game to watch as well.

3. Award the winning team a cake or let them smash a whip cream pie into the losing teams faces. Either way, it will be amazing!

4. If there was ever a game to take pictures and videos, this is it! Post them on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter to let everyone see the madness!

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40 Incredible Scavenger Hunts

40 Incredible Scavenger HuntsOver the last 40 days, we have shared 40 Incredible Scavenger Hunts, courtesy of StuMinStuff. Below, you will find the entire list.

If you’d like to get the entire list all in one place, you can pick it up the Kindle version on AmazonRay Hintz and StuMinStuff.com were kind enough to share the book with us and we recommend you check out some of the other great resources they offer as well!

4TH OF JULY SCAVENGER HUNT

AROUND THE HOUSE SCAVENGER HUNT

AT THE PARK SCAVENGER HUNT

BACK TO SCHOOL SCAVENGER HUNT

BIGGER OR BETTER ABC SCAVENGER HUNT

BEACH PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

BREAKFAST SCAVENGER HUNT

CAMPING SCAVENGER HUNT

CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT

EASTER SCAVENGER HUNT

FAST FOOD SCAVENGER HUNT

FOOTBALL SCAVENGER HUNT

HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT

LOCAL LANDMARK SCAVENGER HUNT

MALL SCAVENGER HUNT

MARCH MADNESS SCAVENGER HUNT

MIX IT UP SCAVENGER HUNT #1

MIX IT UP SCAVENGER HUNT #2

MIX IT UP SCAVENGER HUNT #3

MIX IT UP SCAVENGER HUNT #4

MIX IT UP SCAVENGER HUNT #5

MIX IT UP SCAVENGER HUNT #6

MIX IT UP SCAVENGER HUNT #7

MIX IT UP SCAVENGER HUNT #8

MUSIC SCAVENGER HUNT

NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT

NEW YEAR’S SCAVENGER HUNT

NUMBERS SCAVENGER HUNT

OLD SCHOOL SCAVENGER HUNT

PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES SCAVENGER HUNT

RED SCAVENGER HUNT

ROAD TRIP SCAVENGER HUNT

SPRING BREAK SCAVENGER HUNT

ST. PATRICK’S DAY SCAVENGER HUNT

SUMMER SCAVENGER HUNT

SUPERHERO SCAVENGER HUNT

SWEETS SCAVENGER HUNT

THANKSGIVING SCAVENGER HUNT

TOY SCAVENGER HUNT

VALENTINE SCAVENGER HUNT

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Grab And Go

Grab & GoGrab And Go is a fun relay game that gets your group working together.

We recently played the game at a party and had a blast. We know it will be a hit for you as well, so get ready to get your grab on!

PREP TIME – 2 Minutes

ITEMS NEEDEDGrabber, Set of Balls (suggestions: bouncy balls, golf balls, tennis balls, baseballs, dodgeballs, etc), and a Basket for each team

GAME TIME – 5-7 Minutes

PARTICIPANTS – Everyone (Teams of 5-10)

INSTRUCTIONS

Before you play Grab And Go, have your teams line up in single-file lines next to each other, each with a basket next to the front of their line. Approximately 25-50 feet across from each group will be a pile of different balls. We suggest a mixture of some smaller, medium and one larger ball (bouncy ball, golf ball, tennis ball, baseball, dodgeball, ball of yarn, etc). You can have multiples of any of these for each group if you like, just make sure that each group has the same amount.

Note: If you are using a larger ball, make sure that your grabber is strong enough to support it.

The first person in line will then be handed their team’s grabber venture across the room and pick up a ball with their grabber (see pic below). They will then carry it back to their group and drop it in the basket. If the ball drops along the way, they must pick it up from where they dropped it and put it in the basket.

The first team to either get all the balls into the basket, or the most in the allotted time, is the winner!

BONUS TIPS

1. Make the hardest ball to pick up a “bonus ball”. It can make it worth two points instead of one.

2. Have some fun music playing in the background.

3. Give the grabber to the MVP of the winning team. It’s amazing how much groups love these things!

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Top 30 New Years Games

Top 30 New Years GamesIt’s here! Our Top 30 New Years Games! Before you know it, the New Year will be upon us, and it may well be that you are still planning the finishing touches (or the entire event!) for your New Year’s Eve Party. No need to worry, we’ve got you covered.

You’ll find everything to kick your party or event off right (Soda Sock Swig & Mash Up) to fun team games (3-Ball & Escape the Island) to epic game event nights (Scavenger Hunt & The Amazing Race). Find our Top 30 New Years Games along with tons of bonus suggestions as well.

Whatever you need, you can find it here! Check it all out and get ready for the best New Year you’ve ever had!!

3-BALL

BACK UP (make sure to play the game with larger groups too!)

CHUG A HUG

CLOTHESPIN COVER UP

ESCAPE THE ISLAND

EGG ROULETTE 

FAST FOOD FRENZY

HAND TO HAND (also check out DON’T BE  A PUSHOVER)

HUNGER GAMES

INSTANT HAIR REMOVAL

KING OF THE CONES

LEFTOVER LETTERS

MASH UP

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT

OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD

PEANUT BUTTER PAINTINGS

PLUNGER PUSH

SAY & STAY

SCAVENGER HUNT (also check out THE AMAZING RACE)

SHADOW CHARADES

SIZE IT UP

SOCKBALL

SODA SOCK SWIG

STUFF IT!

TAKING OUT THE LAUNDRY

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

ULTIMATE OREO

WATER WAR

WILL IT FLOAT

YOU MOVE ME

You can check out some other great lists & resources below:

MINUTE TO WIN IT GAMES

MINUTE TO WIN IT CHRISTMAS GAMES

GIANT ANGRY BIRDS

TOP TEN RELAY GAMES

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Have a safe and happy New Year!