Youth Camp Games & Activities
The Youth Camp Games & Activities below are a great way to make sure
your youth group has lots of fun at your next Youth Camp. There are two different download of fun games and activities below for you to download and print 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at your convenience for your next church event with your youth group.
The Camp Games & Activities will create a memorable Youth
Camp for your youth. Make your camp an inspiration spiritually and at
the same time make it fun for these children.
Here are some YC Games/Activities to give you some ideas:
- Bible Book Scramble - This game is one of the Youth Camp
Activities that will be very educational and fun at the same time. Find
132 square boxes or milk crates all the same size if possible (2 sets of
the books of the Bible). There are 66 books in the Bible (39 for Old
Testament and 27 for New Testament) so you will be making 2 sets of the
Bible. Use white poster board or copy paper and write the names of all
the books of the Bible on each box/crate by taping paper to front of
box/crate. Divide the boxes/crates by putting 1 set (66) on one side of
room and the other set (6) on the other side of room and get 2 teams (5
on each team stacking and then divide the rest of the youth to be
coaching the stackers). The object of the game is whoever gets their
boxes stacked up (5 in a stack) in the correct order of the books of the
Bible starting with the Old Testament through the New Testament first
wins. This is a great way to teach your youth the correct order of the
books of the Bible.
- Everything’s Bananas – This game allows any size youth
group a fun way to occupy free time. Hand out a list of items to each
child or group to measure using bananas. The items you give them could
be items such as pews, floor, rugs, altars, etc. Once everyone has
measured everything on their list it’s turned into the youth leader. The
child or group that measures the most items correctly wins. After the
game is over then you can celebrate by making banana splits for
- Water in Cup Relay – This is an outdoors game on a hot sunny
day. These Youth Camp Games make the children very happy when they are
hot and need to get cooled off a little. The object of this game is
whichever team has the most water in their bucket at the end of the game
wins. You will have to 2 teams and a full bucket of water by the line
of team members and an empty bucket a set distance away from the team
members. The game starts with a team member from both teams getting a
cup (Styrofoam) of water from bucket and holding it on top of their head
and running to the their empty bucket and pouring it in and running the
empty cup back to their next team member. You can either time this
relay or have whoever goes through each team member first stops the
game, and then see who has the most water in the bucket – that team
wins. Warning – children will get wet!
- Blanket Volleyball – You will need 1 volleyball,
blankets or sheets for each team and small to medium youth groups. You
can use a volleyball net if you prefer, but not necessary. Divide into
teams (4 children on each team) so that there will be 1 person holding
each corner of the blanket/sheet. Have 1 team serve the volleyball by
placing the volleyball in the middle of the blanket. They will lower the
blanket and then raise it up quickly as a team to allow the volleyball
to become air borne. The opposing team must catch the volleyball in
their blanket and toss it back again.
One of the Youth Group Games below is:
Your youth group is going to
love this game and they will want to play it all the time! This game is an
alternative to dodgeball that’s less physically demanding, not as aggressive
and better for playing with groups that have wide range of ages. However, it
still has all the fund and action of dodgeball, while being more social and
Minimum, No Maximum
Large, Safe Ball (Think Kickball) and Open Space Outside (Such as an Open Field
or Parking Lot) or Indoors (Such as a Basketball Court)
Spud Game Rules and
Instructions (Read Aloud to Group)
Everyone gathers in a circle
and one player is ”It”. To start gameplay, “It” throws the ball in the air and
shouts out another person’s name while everyone else runs away. The “New It”
grabs the ball and shouts “STOP” as soon as they have possession of the ball.
Holding the ball, the “New It” picks a “Target” and can take 4 big steps
(Saying S-P-U-D if they like) toward the “Target” – no jumping! The “New It”
then tries to hit the “Target” with the ball, without skipping the ball and no
aiming for the head! The “Target” cannot jump out of the way, but can dodge
with their feet planted on the ground or catch the ball. If the “Target” dodges
or catches the ball, they become “It”. If the “New It” hits the “Target” with
the ball and they don’t catch it, the “New It: becomes “It” and everyone
gathers in a circle again. Gameplay continues until a final showdown between
the remaining two players to determine the winner.
Spud Detailed Rules and
1. Have everyone share their
name aloud. Then, choose someone to be “It”.
2. “It” gets the ball and the
rest of the players stand in a circle around “It”.
3. “It” throws the ball up
into the air and calls out any one person’s name.
4. As soon as “It” throws the
ball into the air, everyone runs as fast as they can.
5. The person call out by “It”
runs back and grabs the ball and screams STOP.
6. Everyone must stop at once.
(Be aware that youth will try to get away with not stopping immediately. It
might be good to have another adult just watching and making sure everyone is
stopping when STOP is called).
7. Once STOP has been called,
the “New It” (the person’s whose name was called and is now holding the ball)
has 4 steps thy can take (S P U D) to reach the closest player.
8. The “New It” can’t jump,
but can take as big as steps as they can – no more than 4.
9. The “New It” then picks out
a “Target” person to throw the ball to try to get them out.
10. “New It” must hit the
“Target” they choose, but no head shots.
11. If “New It” misses the
“Target”, or if the “Target” catches the ball, then “New It” is now out and the
“Target” is now the new “It”.
12. If “New It” successfully
hits their target, then the “Target” is now out, and “New It” remains “It”.
13. Return to Step 2 – Gather
everyone in a circle again and keep playing until only one person is left.
If would like these Youth Camp Games or Youth Group Games and more just simply...
Click on the link(s) to download the file(s) below:
Youth Camp Games & Activities
Youth Group Games (Printable)
If you need to modify this form, try the site: Free PDF Services
. You can convert this Adobe file into a Word document free of charge
and make the necessary changes.
You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to save or open these forms.
You can get Adobe Reader free here
(a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).
If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on one of the links above. However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As". Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.
If you would like to receive access to the FreeChurchForms.com Table of Contents
that has all the free church forms, certificates, flyers, brochures, letters, games and more that are listed in alphabetical order by category with links leading to the page to immediately download just simply sign up for my free monthly newsletter below. You will also receive access to my free 14 Page eBook - "Top Ten Tips on How to Organize Your Office"
as a Thank You Gift for signing up. Enjoy! :)
Note: These sample forms are meant to serve as example forms and should not be construed as legal documents. Please contact a legal professional for legal language for your specific organization.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Return to Youth Camp from Youth Camp Games.