Love Letters – A Valentine Left Right Game

Love Letters – A Valentine Left Right Game

Love doesn’t always blossom right away. Use the following story based on love letters as a fun way to hand out gifts or door prizes over Valentine’s Day or even a Valentine's Day marriage retreat. Each guest receives a gift and takes place in a circle. The story is...

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Custom Silicone Wristbands for Camp

Custom Silicone Wristbands for Camp

Youth camps can benefit from using custom wristbands and more specifically silicone wristbands in a number of different ways. When having kids and teens at camp, these wristbands offer a cost-effective way to identify campers and even allows you to easily group them....

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My Summer Camp Programming Podcast Interview

My Summer Camp Programming Podcast Interview

Recently, I had the honor of being a guest on the Summer Camp Programming Podcast with Curt and Chris.  During the podcast, I was able to talk about my personal experiences running a faith-based retreat facility with my family. If you would like to know a little...

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Life-Size Battleship – Interactive Youth Group Game

Life-Size Battleship – Interactive Youth Group Game

This unique life-size battleship game was patterned after a highly successful strategy game called Battleship. In this version, people represent the ships and are placed on a life-size grid. The set up is a bit intense and will take a bit of time to prepare and set up...

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6 Tips for Someone Planning A Retreat for the FIRST TIME!

6 Tips for Someone Planning A Retreat for the FIRST TIME!

Last month, we asked a few members from the Christian Camp Pro community a question: What was the one thing you would share with someone planning a retreat for the first time? We received a lot of great responses! After reading through them, here are 6 categories that...

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Gaga Ball: Everything You Need to Know

Gaga Ball: Everything You Need to Know

If you haven't heard of this game, it's all the craze, and I can guarantee your youth have.  It's called Gaga ball, but what is Gaga ball? It's a game played in a pit that is similar to dodgeball.  The game originated in Israel and gets its name from the...

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5 Pool Noodle Games You Should Try

5 Pool Noodle Games You Should Try

Pool noodles – they're light, hollow and made to assist new swimmers and even used to reach people in need of rescuing.  These buoyant foams come in different colors and sizes which makes them the perfect accessory for swimming. But, have you ever thought about...

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5 Fun Games with Hula Hoops – #4 IS MY FAVORITE!

5 Fun Games with Hula Hoops – #4 IS MY FAVORITE!

Growing up, I’m sure we all played with the hula hoop and creating fun hula hoop games was a weekend tradition. Hula hoops have stood the test of time because they’re affordable, easy to find, and involve many games to solo or with your friends. Remember the "good old...

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10 Leather Crafts for Men

10 Leather Crafts for Men

Do-It-Yourself projects are almost always going to be a favorite among men. This type of activity gives a guy a chance to showcase what they do best, work with their hands and show new skills that they’ve learned. DIY leather crafts for men give a man something they...

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The Original Saran Wrap Ball Game

The Original Saran Wrap Ball Game

They say life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. True as it may be, every day we’re opening a new chapter with an unknown kind of surprise that we’ll be facing. Just like the game that we’ll be discussing today! Imagine a saran wrap...

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