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Congregate At Bollman's House

Description: Everyone meets at the ancestral home of the Bollmen to arrange carpooling to camp.
Basics: None Available
Equipment: None Available

Depart For Camp

Description: Gentlepersons, start your engines! We're on our way to Winter Camp.
Basics: None Available
Equipment: None Available

Set-Up Personal Space

Description: Choose a bunk, make your bed, and stow your gear.
Basics: None Available
Equipment: None Available

Orientation

Description: Explain camp to the new and remind the old of the rules.
Basics: Explain camp to the new and remind the old of the rules. Introduce everyone and divide into teams for the week. Create Duty Roster.
Equipment: None Available

British Assay Battle Chess

Description: 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.
Basics: Basic rules are the same as chess but when you attempt to capture a piece, that piece can choose a physical or mental challenge. The winner of that challenge retains the square.
Equipment: Mental challenge questions.
Rope if there's not enough snow to make a board.

Pit Crew For Lemans

Description: Prepare go carts for their trip around D-A.
Basics: Prepare go carts for their trip around D-A.
Equipment: None Available

Lemans Grand Prix Of D-A

Description: Once around Ranch Road in hand-drawn go carts.
Basics: Once around Ranch Road in hand-drawn go carts
Equipment: Go-carts
Ropes (for pulling)

Free Time

Description: Nap, play games, whatever; it's free time!
Basics: None Available
Equipment: None Available

Blind Hike/Baking A

Description: Destination Unknown
Basics: Members don blindfolds for this annual Handicapped Awareness experience. All members are blindfolded.
Equipment: Blindfolds

Blind Hike/Baking B

Description: Mixing, kneading, and waiting for the bread to be ready to bake.
Basics: Campers work in teams to prepare and bake loaves of bread and possibly other baked goods like cookies or cakes. This time is used to knead bread, wait for it to rise, knead more, let rise again, and finally bake. There is some waiting in htis process.
Equipment: None Available

Vatican City Arrowmen Bingo

Description: 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.
Basics: There is a list of qualities and/or nicknames. Arrowmen meet people who meet those criteria and get them to sign. Later we play Bingo by calling out real names with the goal of getting 5 in a row. Sometimes we play for other things as well like corners or cover alls.
Equipment: Cards with quality list.
Bingo chips.
Prizes.

Quiet Time

Description: Every night there comes a time when the lights are mostly off and people should speak in hushed voices. This is that time.
Basics: Participants turn off lights in the sleeping areas and prepare for bed. Those who choose not to participate must speak in hushed tones and avoid using noisy equipment.
Equipment: None Available

Soviet Service

Description: Provide labor for a project to improve camp as designated by the ranger staff
Basics: Stay safe. Don't use dangerous tools. Try to watch out for the person next to you too. Do what the rangers ask (or better).
Equipment: Rangers will let us know if there are any tools they recommend.

Slovakian Service

Description: Provide labor for a project to improve camp as designated by the ranger staff
Basics: Stay safe. Don't use dangerous tools. Try to watch out for the person next to you too. Do what the rangers ask (or better).
Equipment: Rangers will let us know if there are any tools they recommend.

Hobby Demo

Description: 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
Basics: Demo last year's and select some new ones
Equipment: Hobby Form

Quiet Time

Description: Every night there comes a time when the lights are mostly off and people should speak in hushed voices. This is that time.
Basics: Participants turn off lights in the sleeping areas and prepare for bed. Those who choose not to participate must speak in hushed tones and avoid using noisy equipment.
Equipment: None Available

4-Way Desert Volleyball

Description: 2 Nets criss-cross creating a nice X. One team is in each side and the game is played much like volleyball
Basics: Mostly plays just like volleyball, with the following changes

1)There are four teams instead of two, and two nets are placed across each other to form an X
2)Scoring starts at 0 and teams get a point every time they make a mistake
3)Score fifteen points and you're out
4)Dead courts are out of bounds
5)Service is by the team counter-clockwise from the team making the error
6)We rotate courts any time any team reaches a score divisible evenly by four

Yep, just like regular volleyball.
Equipment: Nets
Volleyball
Stakes
Hammer
Rope

Tibetan Golf

Description: International retheming of Cross-Country Golf
Basics: None Available
Equipment: None Available

Yeti Dodgeball

Description: Dodgeball with a very large ball.
Basics: If a ball bounces it is dead -- it can't cause an out.
If you are hit by a ball, you are out.
If your thrown ball is caught, you are out.
You can block a ball with a ball in your hand.
The court has a halfway point and teams can't cross it.
Equipment: Large ball(s)

World Games Emporium

Description: Traditional games from a variety of regions and cultures.
Basics: None Available
Equipment: Boardgames
RPG Rulebooks

Capture The Daimyo

Description: International retheming of Capture the Objective
Basics: This game is played with points.
Getting captured costs your team points.
Stealing a treasure earns you points.
Making a capture earns points.
Stealing the objective is a lot of points.
Equipment: Objects to serve as treasure.
Object to be the objective.
Hole punch to mark captures.
ID card to get punched if caught.

Tropical Casino Night

Description: 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 James Bond).
Basics: Rules are based on Casino games. The evening rules are that you can gamble until the casino closes or you go broke.
Equipment: Table Layouts
chips
cards
roulette wheel
deck shoes
plenty of dealers.

Quiet Time

Description: Every night there comes a time when the lights are mostly off and people should speak in hushed voices. This is that time.
Basics: Participants turn off lights in the sleeping areas and prepare for bed. Those who choose not to participate must speak in hushed tones and avoid using noisy equipment.
Equipment: None Available

Boomerang Bash!

Description: Playing with boomerangs.
Basics: Playing with boomerangs.
Equipment: Boomerangs

Bolas Throwing

Description: Attempt the use of this South American weapon.
Basics: Spin the bolas and throw it at a target with the goal of wrapping the target up.
Equipment: Bolas

Brazilian Snow Soccer

Description: 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.
Basics: Players try to put the ball in the opponent's goal. They can hit or move the ball with just about any body part except their hand/arm.
Equipment: Soccer Ball
Net or Goal Marker
Sideline Markers.

Time Capsule Opening

Description: There are several parts to this activity, but the core is that we bury something and several years later we dig it up
Basics: We find some items we think would be significant, including perhaps a letter to your future self. They are loaded in the capsule which is buried with some pomp and circumstance.
Hopefully 5 years later, we dig it up so you can see what you sent yourself.
Equipment: Tape
Wrench
Capsule
Things to bury

Free Time

Description: Nap, play games, whatever; it's free time!
Basics: None Available
Equipment: None Available

Time Capsule Hike

Description: There are several parts to this activity, but the core is that we bury something and several years later we dig it up
Basics: We find some items we think would be significant, including perhaps a letter to your future self. They are loaded in the capsule which is buried with some pomp and circumstance.
Hopefully 5 years later, we dig it up so you can see what you sent yourself.
Equipment: Tape
Wrench
Capsule
Things to bury

Quiet Time

Description: Every night there comes a time when the lights are mostly off and people should speak in hushed voices. This is that time.
Basics: Participants turn off lights in the sleeping areas and prepare for bed. Those who choose not to participate must speak in hushed tones and avoid using noisy equipment.
Equipment: None Available

Frisbee Ultimate

Description: Somewhere between football and soccer
Basics: None Available
Equipment: None Available

Demo Derby

Description: Crash up go carts.
Basics: Crash up go carts.
Equipment: None Available

Depart For Home

Description: Pack your things, we're headed home!
Basics: None Available
Equipment: None Available