Active camp games for large groups

41 games found

French Vs English

First off I wanted to say that this is probably one of my all time favourite youth group games....

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Captain's Orders

This game is excellent for a competitive group. It tires everyone out really quickly and can provide a good...

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Countries

This is a really great running wide game - good for burning off a lot of energy. However, it's...

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Biblical Detectives

This kind of thing can be really fun if it is done properly and works out well. Basically the...

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Fresh

Fresh is a classic youth group running and strategy game. It's good for those kids who like to show...

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Stuck in the Mud

In stuck in the mud, one person is "it". when they touch someone, that person is "frozen" in place....

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True False Run

The group stands in the middle of a room (or if outside, between two markers eg cones). one wall...

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Rock Paper Scissors

In the middle of the playing field set up 2 long lines with a bout 1 - 2 metres to divide them....

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Zombie Apocalypse

How to Play: Basically, there will be three teams. One is the Zombies, one is the Survivors, the last...

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Molecule

This simulation game is a great one to play on a youth camp. It involves a lot of running...

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Jenga Dare

This is a great youth group ice breaker game. Would work really well to help the group mingle and...

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Bible Smugglers

You will need a decent sized property for this game. Before you start the game you explain to the...

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Creative Scavenger Hunt

Seeing as cell phones are something most teens have, why not merge cell phones, scavenger hunt, and hide and...

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Commando

This one is insanely popular with all ages. Minimum age of 7 or 8 is recommend as anything younger is hard...

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Outpost

Players are separated into equal teams and given their own colored flag-football flags which are worn around their waist....

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Capture the Flag

Capture the flag is one of the most popular wide games ever and is great to play on a...

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Dinosaurs

1. Choose one person to be the "Danger Alert" or choose an adult or a group leader or something. Give...

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Gaga Ball

This is a wildly popular indoor exhausting game. The game begins with all participants touching a wall. The dodge...

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Shoe Kick

Basically, all students stand in one straight row. According to if they are right or left handed, that's the...

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Dodgeball

The timeless classic game - dodgeball - requires little set up effort and is always a winner. There are...

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Four Corners

This is one of the simplest games I've known, but it still adds up to fun. Hopefully someone hasn't...

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Don't Blink

Overview: Time to embrace my inner nerd! This is a game based off a certain British science fiction TV...

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Charlie's Candy

This game is based on the great children's movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." You're going to need a...

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45 Seconds

This activity is very simple and can be used for a wide variety of ages. 1) The group splits up...

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Alien Invasion

1) Give ten players a glowstick for the game, which they will wear around their wrists. Obviously, the game is...

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Pass the Potato

Overview: This game combines "hot potato" with elements of tag. It can get very competitive with more people. Where...

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Steal the Bacon

This game is simple and is a great icebreaker among youth groups and camps. Divide the group into four...

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Lifesavers Relay

1) At youth group, break everyone into three teams. If you are at a camp and have a group system,...

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Sprouts

This epic twist on dodgeball is best played with a fairly large group. It's great to use as an...

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The Ball Game

This may look like a regular game, but it's a prank in actuality. It should be performed in front...

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Wave- Hide and seek

There is one person who is the seeker, the rest of the people are hiders. The seeker puts the...

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Human Stratego

How to play: 1. Divide the group into 2 teams. 2. Each team goes to the opposite end of the field where...

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Giant Dutch Blitz

1. Each team puts 8 cards in a discard pile with the top card facing up. 2. That leaves 12 cards “in hand”...

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Matt Ball

The two bases are at opposite ends (much like the distance of a basketball court). Each base has one...

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Tug of War

Setup: - Make sure the rope is marked in the middle, and has two other marks 4 metres apart from...

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Action Netball

You get 2 chairs sitting on the opposite ends of the playing area. Then you separate your group into 2 teams....

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Sharky shark

Set the boundaries of the game, a straight channel as long as you decide and as wide as appropriate,...

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Five Tribes

Five tribes night game 5 teams of 2 cabins (about 20 kids each) each team has its own colour and home base...

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Cabbage

I made this game up as a child with my friends but played it with a tennis ball and...

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Atlas Shrugged

1. Split your group into 2-4 teams. Each team has a Frisbee and an end zone. 2. They start in the...

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Camoflauge

1. Pick a person to be it (Maybe a leader for the first round) 2. Everyone else hides in a large...

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