Sheet Drop | Name Game

Sheet drop is a name game icebreaker that is great for learning names. All you need for this game is a sheet and at least 8-10 people (though it works for much larger groups). Split the group in half. Have these two groups separate a little bit and take a seat either on chairs or […]

Mad Grab (Icebreaker)

This Mad Grab icebreaker is particularly useful to begin the process of getting to know what people think of themselves.  It is also good because there is no prep required and all materials can simply be found in whatever environment you are using. How to Play: Find a number of objects to be “grabbed”.  These […]

One Minute Please (Icebreaker)

The aim of this icebreaker is to talk for one minute on a given subject. Subjects can range from something as ridiculous as “Why chocolate is a vegetable” to topics as relevant as “10 Best Parts of a Conference”.  You can choose subjects based completely on your own needs and desired outcomes. How it is […]

Icebreakers

Before the required listing of options for group icebreakers, let’s take some time to go through a few important pointers regarding how to use them well.  Know your group.  Icebreakers can be very effective for certain groups, and not very effective for others.  A group of adults isn’t going to enjoy certain icebreakers that a […]

Icebreaker- Beach Ball Tell All

This icebreaker is a great warm-up for groups that have had little or no interaction with each other.  It is low energy and allows members to have their own personal space and not have to do anything too crazy. How to play: 1. Before the group arrives, you’ll need to buy a beach ball and […]

The Dark Side of Teambuilding Activities

Teambuilding activities of every variety can be found in hundreds of locations on the internet.  Some of these activities really are very helpful, some aren’t useful at all, and others are somewhere in the middle.  The problem for camp staff isn’t in finding activities to do; the problem is discerning which activities are going to […]

The best toys

Recently, wired.com wrote an article listing out the best toys of all time.  What they chose might surprise you; go here for the list. Their findings tell us a few things about entertainment and activities in the camping context. Flashy isn’t necessarily Fantastic.  As recruiting campers becomes a greater challenge, many campsites are hoping to […]

Teambuilding Games: How to Choose

The camping world is filled to the brim with options for teambuilding games.  There are indoor activities, outdoor games, tabletop exercises, and training sessions.  They run the gamut from high intensity games that require close proximity and trust to casual discussion sessions where participants barely know each other’s names.  Some of the choices out there […]