Summer Youth
Camp - Blind
Polygon
The group tries to form
a perfect square /
triangle with a rope
while blindfolded.
www.C...
Group Size: 10 to 30
Time: 30 minutes
Applications: ALIGNMENT,
Listening, Roles, Group Dynamics,
Problem-Solving
Materials...
Instructions
1. Blindfold the group
2. “This game is played in rounds.
Each round will have a task to
complete”
3. “When y...
Round 1
1. Lay the rope on the ground
somewhere in the middle of the
group.
2. There is something in your
midst you need t...
When everyone is holding the
rope. Congratulate them on a job
well done. Then announce round
2.
Round 2
1. You must remain...
When the group decides that it
has completed a square, allow
them to remove their blindfolds
and check their work. Total t...
When the group decides that it
has completed a perfect triangle,
allow them to remove their
blindfolds and check their wor...
Facilitator Notes
You can use smaller groups and
shorter ropes and make it a
competition. For additional
application, vide...
Debrief
General Debrief
• “What happened?”
• “Why?”
• “What changed?”
• “So What?”
• “Now What?”
“What happened?”
1. What ...
“Why?”
3. What factors limited your
success?
(frustration, lack of cooperation,
ego/pride, weakly developed
goals, lack of...
4. What factors contributed to
your eventual success?
(concentration, knowing your
place in the overall scheme of
things, ...
“What Changed?”
5. What did you do to bring order
from the chaos?
(someone must take charge,
discussion of strategy, more ...
Business
Why is it important for a team to be
aligned? How do we take a group of
people with different goals and
direction...
Personal
What are some things that people
use to find personal direction in life?
What things do people use to align
their...
Spiritual
How does your faith provide
direction in your life? What
spiritual truths and precepts are
most important for pr...
Relationships
Would you describe your significant
relationships as chaotic or in order?
Are those nearest to you helping y...
Now What?
7. What will you do differently as
a result of this activity?
www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com
www.CreativeScavengerHu...
Bible Studies based on the book of Jonah
Only. This youth camp curriculum was
designed to teach the basic truths
of obedie...
Creative Youth Ideas
Camp Bible Study Series
“Who Do You Say that I AM?”
www.creativeyouthideas.com/resources/whodoyousay....
Live the Fruitful, Abundant Life
Jesus Promised. Great for youth camps or
weekly Youth Bible Study. There are 7
Primary Bi...
"The Great Adventure" is western
themed Bible study series loosely based
around the song of the same name by
Steven Curtis...
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  1. 1. Summer Youth Camp - Blind Polygon The group tries to form a perfect square / triangle with a rope while blindfolded. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  2. 2. Group Size: 10 to 30 Time: 30 minutes Applications: ALIGNMENT, Listening, Roles, Group Dynamics, Problem-Solving Materials 1. a blindfold for each participant 2. a 15-30 meter rope connected into a circle Objective For the group to form a perfect square / triangle with a rope while blindfolded. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  3. 3. Instructions 1. Blindfold the group 2. “This game is played in rounds. Each round will have a task to complete” 3. “When you move, do so slowly and with your hands out in front of you to prevent injury.” 4. “Any Questions?” www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  4. 4. Round 1 1. Lay the rope on the ground somewhere in the middle of the group. 2. There is something in your midst you need to find. You will know it when you find it.” 3. Your objective is for everyone to be holding it. 4. Begin. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  5. 5. When everyone is holding the rope. Congratulate them on a job well done. Then announce round 2. Round 2 1. You must remain blind-folded and holding the rope. 2. You have 20 minutes to make the rope into as perfect a square as you can. 3. Begin. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  6. 6. When the group decides that it has completed a square, allow them to remove their blindfolds and check their work. Total time to this point is 30 minutes. Round 3 1. You must remain blind-folded and holding the rope. 2. You have 10 minutes to make the rope into as perfect of an equilateral triangle as you can. (3 equal sides) 3. Begin. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  7. 7. When the group decides that it has completed a perfect triangle, allow them to remove their blindfolds and check their work. Total time to this point is 40 minutes. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  8. 8. Facilitator Notes You can use smaller groups and shorter ropes and make it a competition. For additional application, videotape the activity and play it back for the group(s) to see. Pause at key turning points and significant moments in the process. Invite the participants to make observations. www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  9. 9. Debrief General Debrief • “What happened?” • “Why?” • “What changed?” • “So What?” • “Now What?” “What happened?” 1. What happened? 2. How did order develop out of chaos? www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  10. 10. “Why?” 3. What factors limited your success? (frustration, lack of cooperation, ego/pride, weakly developed goals, lack of enthusiasm/motivation, lack of direction, lack of alignment, need for instant results, not knowing your position in the overall scheme of things, lack of teamwork) www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  11. 11. 4. What factors contributed to your eventual success? (concentration, knowing your place in the overall scheme of things, designating clear roles for important positions like the corners, aligning yourself to those nearest you, clear expectations/rules, ability to see the “bigger picture”, encouragement, enthusiasm, clear goals, being able to deal with frustration, putting aside ego, effective leadership) www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  12. 12. “What Changed?” 5. What did you do to bring order from the chaos? (someone must take charge, discussion of strategy, more attentive to our position related to those around us, clear communication, keeping focused on the task, relinquish some control & power to a leader, manage frustration, play to group member strengths, share insights, cooperation, etc.) “So What?” 6. What are the possible applications of the lessons learned from this activity to business, personal development, spiritual life, and relationships? www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  13. 13. Business Why is it important for a team to be aligned? How do we take a group of people with different goals and directions and align them to accomplish a task? What are the key positions / people in your organization or business to help you align your team? What is the most effective way to bring someone who is out of alignment with the organizations goals and directions into alignment? Why is it sometimes important to put the group goal ahead of personal goals? How important is having a system to bringing about alignment? Clear communication? Proper planning and sticking to the plan? www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  14. 14. Personal What are some things that people use to find personal direction in life? What things do people use to align their lives? What are your key reference points for your life (corners)? What are you aligning your life with? How accurate are these guides? How does a sense of direction help us in the twists and turns of life and bring about order from chaos? What shape do you want your life to take? What steps will help you to shape your life to what you want to become as a person—to shape your character? What steps will it take to help you achieve what you want in life? www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  15. 15. Spiritual How does your faith provide direction in your life? What spiritual truths and precepts are most important for providing direction in your life? How do they help you to align your life? What area of your life is most chaotic at the moment? What area is out of alignment with the will of God? How can you bring your life back into alignment? What are the key reference points (corners) in your life? How do they help bring order to your relationship with God and others? www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  16. 16. Relationships Would you describe your significant relationships as chaotic or in order? Are those nearest to you helping you to discover your place in the patterns of life? If you had to describe your relationships as a shape, what shape would it be? Why? Do you have a common sense of direction with those closest to you? Is this good or bad? What are the key reference points in your relationships? What are the key characteristics and character attributes that give them shape? In what areas of your relationships would you like to have more order? More freedom? www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  17. 17. Now What? 7. What will you do differently as a result of this activity? www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com www.CreativeScavengerHunts.com
  18. 18. Bible Studies based on the book of Jonah Only. This youth camp curriculum was designed to teach the basic truths of obedience in addition to evangelism in the context of a Biblical character. The advantage of going through a book and looking at one man's story is that we see not only the teaching but the example. It becomes much more real! Camp Curriculum - Whale of a Tale -> Tell me about “Whale of a Tale” www.creativeyouthideas.com/resources/order5.html www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com
  19. 19. Creative Youth Ideas Camp Bible Study Series “Who Do You Say that I AM?” www.creativeyouthideas.com/resources/whodoyousay.html -> Tell me about “Who Do You Say that I AM?” Jesus asked the disciples, "Who do others say that I am?" It was easy to answer because it required no conviction, no commitment, and no risk. But then he follows that question with another, "Who do YOU say that I am?" www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com
  20. 20. Live the Fruitful, Abundant Life Jesus Promised. Great for youth camps or weekly Youth Bible Study. There are 7 Primary Bible study Sessions in the series. www.creativeyouthideas.com/resources/fruitofthespirit.html -> Tell me about “Fruit Of the Spirit” Creative Youth Ideas Youth Camp Bible Study Series “Fruit Of the Spirit” www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com
  21. 21. "The Great Adventure" is western themed Bible study series loosely based around the song of the same name by Steven Curtis Chapman. It was initially written for a large Texas Church to use for their Summer Youth Camp but has since then proven popular around the world. Camp Curriculum - The Great Adventure www.creativeyouthideas.com/resources/order12.html -> Tell me about “The Great Adventure” www.CreativeYouthIdeas.com

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