Not only do I have a little bootcamp at my church, I work as an outdoor educator with a year round camp and retreat center. I know you like wacky fitness games as I have the ebook of yours (Bootcamp Fitness Games). Here is one (Rubber Chicken Baseball) that I do at the camp and then used it for bootcamp.”
WACKY IS RIGHT
I’ve gotten a lot of fun feedback from those of you who have been running your own bootcamps over the years. You’ve told me how including fun games in your bootcamp is now a must and that the biggest rule that we’ve all learned is to KEEP IT SIMPLE.
We’ve learned not to get too complicated with exercises or rules. Keep the activities short, keep the energy high. Know when to move on to the next game or activity – always leave your people wanting more, not wondering when it’s going to be over 🙂
Having said that, here is ..,
RUBBER CHICKEN BASEBALL
(Anne says “at bootcamp we used a medicine ball.”)
HOW TO PLAY:
- Two teams of equal number.
- Team A will line up one behind another and Team B is just together.
- Hand Team A a rubber chicken or med ball. A designated player from Team A is to throw it as far as he/she can.
- Team B is to run to where it landed then line up and begin passing it over under over under to the end of line (or side to side as shown below)
- Meanwhile Team A has made a circle and someone is running around it and slaps the one hand that is held out. “One” is yelled and they keep running around and keep counting the runs, example – “Two”, “Three”, “Four”, etc. UNTIL they hear “Chicken” yelled out by the other team.
- When Team B has reached the last player, they then throw the object (med ball or rubber chicken) as far as possible.
- Team A must all run to it line up and pass over under or side to side and back until the end of the line is reached.
- While Team B is now running around the circle and counting their runs until Team A yells “Chicken” throws it and so on.
- A new runner should be selected each time and the runs are cumulative.
- The game ends at a set # of runs or when time is called.
The funny thing about it is that if you don’t say anything, most groups make a big circle like holding hands when they could just bunch up in a tight one.
We use this as a team builder for a low challenge course at camp then talk about who was the leader, the importance of communication. My ladies at church were breathing hard and laughing.
Hope it makes sense and maybe you will try it sometime. Good for all ages and fitness levels.
Now can you imagine being out at a park playing this game? You’re throwing a rubber chicken around, running, circling up, counting and then yelling “Chicken”!
That’ll keep the neighbors talking… 🙂
Amazon has rubber chickens just in case you can’t find one. Currently, their around $6.00 and shipping is free.
Have a great day!