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Winter Camp Final Planning Meeting
Friday, November 26, 2021 at 1:00pm
First United Methodist Church
22124 Garrison St
Dearborn, MI

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Form Teams / Introductions

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

4-Way 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

4-Way Dodgeball

Description: Dodgeball is an easy activity where everyone can feel like they have a chance.
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 is divided into quadrants and teams can't leave their quadrant.
Equipment: Balls

Country Craft Hour

Description: We make something cool with guidance from Uncle Ethan.
Basics: We make something cool with guidance from Uncle Ethan.
Equipment: Depends on the project.

Free Time

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

Torch Event

Description: Lighting of the Olympic Torch to mark the start of the Games.
Basics: Lighting of the Olympic Torch to mark the start of the Winter Camp Olympics theme.
Equipment: None Available

Blind Hike

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

Baking

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

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

Service Project

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.

Service Project

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.

Free Time

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

Water Rocket Construction

Description: Construct the typical Boy Scout rocket from a two liter bottle and assorted bits of foam and cardboard.
Basics: Construct the typical Boy Scout rocket from a two liter bottle and assorted bits of foam and cardboard. Later we compete to see whose goes the highest and/or furthest.
Equipment: None Available

Board Games

Description: We make space and time available to play a variety of tabletop board and role-playing games.
Basics: Various games, no real structure
Equipment: Boardgames
RPG Rulebooks

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

Perimeter Hike

Description: Hike around the outside of camp staying within a predetermined distance from the fence.
Basics: Hike around the outside of camp staying within a predetermined distance from the fence.
Equipment: Iron Will

Perimeter Hike

Description: Hike around the outside of camp staying within a predetermined distance from the fence.
Basics: Hike around the outside of camp staying within a predetermined distance from the fence.
Equipment: Iron Will

Free Time

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

Geography Bee

Description: Like a spelling bee but the quiz is on geographic locations.
Basics: Like a spelling bee but the quiz is on geographic locations.
Equipment: Geography questions

Olympic Commitee Review / Movie

Description: Computer instructed mayhem.
Basics: Umm let's see this is so not my suggestion......it is the game you all played like a long time ago at some Winter Camps way back when....I like the idea though and feel that it should be looked into particularly maybe with a mock trial in conjunction (which i previously suggested)
Equipment: None Available

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

Cross-Country Golf

Description: The Winter Camp classic par 62 hole
Basics: Test your skills on our Par 62 course. Teams tee off at the Beaver Creek Skills building and attempt to put the ball in the cup, which is located at the nearby BC Field Sports area.
Equipment: Golf Balls
Golf Clubs
Tees
Golf Bag

Pentathlon

Description: Five athletic events
Basics: Players compete in 5 different events to determine the most athletic person
Equipment: None Available

Free Time

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

Requiem For Boy Scouts Ceremony

Description: A commemoration of the inclusion of females as youth members.
Basics: A commemoration of the inclusion of females as youth members.
Equipment: None Available

Time Capsule Ceremony

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

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

Murder Wrap-up

Description: Computer instructed mayhem.
Basics: Umm let's see this is so not my suggestion......it is the game you all played like a long time ago at some Winter Camps way back when....I like the idea though and feel that it should be looked into particularly maybe with a mock trial in conjunction (which i previously suggested)
Equipment: None Available

Rocket Launch

Description: Build & launch model rockets.
Basics: Build & launch model rockets.
Equipment: Rocket Kits, hand tools, glue, launch pads, engines, wadding, and igniters.

Cabin Cleaning

Description: Clean the cabins and put away camp and personal gear in preparation for departure.
Basics: None Available
Equipment: None Available

Winter Camp XLII Ends

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