Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pirate Obstacle Course

Today I led the Pirates of the Caribbean obstacle course for Camp Fulbright. The camp is made up of 150 campers between the ages of 12 and 16. The goal of the camp is to learn English.

ETAs are involved in one of four weekend activities, and mine happened to be the obstacle course. Another ETA and myself planned the event and then depended on 22 other ETAs to make it happen. It was a TON of work! It was also a lot of fun. I definitely learned a lot about dealing with large quantities of kids. Especially Korean kids. I think, overall, it went very well.

The campers broke up into 12 groups of 12. The goal was to move through four stations, complete the activities within the station and receive a coin. The first team to turn in four coins wins and breaks the Pirate curse (yeah, we were really original). Below are a few pictures from different stations:
They had to pass a bucket of water down a line. Once they passed, they had to run to the front of the line.
We put them into straight lines and blindfolded everyone except the first and last person, who had to communicate direction and obstacles to the blind followers. (This one was called "I Lost Me Eye!")
"Walk the Plank"

A type of "Red Light Green Light"

Whew. It's time for a nap.

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