Though times are currently difficult, and big summer events are approaching for your youth department, here’s an easy way to raise money for your teens.  Being a camp director, I’ve learned to get creative in the ways we raise money. While I could easily plan a fundraiser a week or two down the road, here’s…

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1. Family Feud To play this the same way we did you must first download the app sidekick This is a great game for a guys vs girls competition. Determine which side goes first and then give them the category. If they get the answer right then they get to choose whether their team wants…

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1: One Word: Begin the story with a few words and then let each teen fill in a word. “The handsome prince….” “The old brown dog” *This also serves as a good way to test audio and connection. 2: Either, Or: Choose a teen or worker to be the person answering questions. Ask that person…

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We get it. Quarantine is not as fun as you thought it was going to be. We all figured it was going to only be a short time of relaxation from normal life, but as we go on and on you’re getting restless. Here are some unusual games that will break up the monotony of…

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Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wish there was a teen activity where I didn’t have to do anything but eat pie!”? I know I have! That’s why I present to you, “The Great Pie Bake-Off!” Everybody loves pie! Anyone that doesn’t is a communist! Ok, maybe it’s not that serious. This activity was a…

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This “mystery box” cooking competition doesn’t actually eliminate any teams….or involve any cooking.  But we had a blast!  Teams were assigned to create one dessert and one non-dessert with their items. When asked if they had to use every item, we said it could be worth extra points. Box 1–Strawberries, banana bread, 1 can beans,…

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1. Split kids up into groups of 4 or 5 depending on size of the group. 2. You have to make sure you have drivers for this activity like folks in the church or staff to drive. 3. You have to have 5 envelopes for each team and you have the teens bring 5 bucks.…

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Escape rooms are all the rage right now! For the uninitiated, an escape room is a themed room in which teams have exactly one hour in which they must work collaboratively to solve puzzles and riddles that will ultimately lead to their escape out of a locked room. What youth pastor doesn’t want to lock…

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Objective: Find the Clues and Solve the “Murder” Items needed: A List of Places: Hall, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Ballroom, Conservatory, Billiard Room, Library, Study A List of Weapons: Knife, Candlestick, Revolver, Rope, Lead Pipe, Wrench A List of Suspects: Colonel Mustard, Professor Plum, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Mrs. Scarlet, Mrs. White NOTE: These are…

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RULES: Obey speed limit and traffic rules!!! All but one person (The one taking the pic) in your group must be in every picture. You cannot take more than one picture at a location. You MAY NOT use the internet in any of your pictures Return on time. Teams will be heavily penalized for every minute that they are late.…

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