In this game,
and must “capture
their flag” to win
In this game, participants are
divided into opposing teams and
must “capture their flag” to win.
Flag (Can be a cloth, Frisbee, or
almost anything easily carried by
This game requires a large
outdoor play area such as a
public park or camp setting.
1. The playing area needs to be
divided into 2 approximately
equal sections (be very
specific about all the
boundaries!), with some sort
of dividing line down the
middle. The dividing line can
be a sidewalk, a string across
the ground, a chalked line or
simply an imaginary line
between two objects.
2. Divide the group into two
3. Each of the 2 teams should
be allowed to designate it’s
own space anywhere within
their area to place the flag.
They must also designate a
prison area for captured
prisoners to remain within.
Both should be out in the
open (not hidden behind
trees or in bushes).
4. The game is played with flags or
objects that the opposing team
must seize and deliver to their
own area. A Frisbee is easier to
toss to a teammate so in order
to balance that out you might
want to have a rule that as soon
as it touches the ground, the
entire team must cross back
over the central territory line
before trying to retrieve it again.
The object is simply to capture
the flags from the other team
and bring them back to your
own side without getting caught.
5. Each flag has an imaginary
boundary around it of 1 to 5
meters depending on how
difficult you wish to make the
game as a safe zone. Once a
player enters the safe zone
they cannot be tagged. Team
members cannot enter this
area to tag them.
6. Anyone tagged on the
opposition side of the field
becomes a prisoner (It works
best if prisoners must be
escorted back to the prison –
this prevents one person from
taking more than one prisoner
at a time).
7. Prisoners may be set free
by a teammate touching
either the prisoner or the
jail – you can choose
whether one person can
free a single person or is
allowed to free the entire
8. Once prisoners are
(tagged) freed, they (and
the person freeing them)
get a free walk back to
9. The leader may also
choose to call a jail break
on occasion, which would
set all the prisoners free
on both sides.
10. Once the flag is captured
by a team and delivered to
their side of the play area,
the game is over.
• Have everyone wear a dark
colored shirt. You can make
“snow balls” (Put 2/3 cup flour
in a nylon stocking (pantyhose)
and tying it into a small ball.. You
can get about 4 out of one leg of
panty hose.) Socks can also be
used but are not as effective.
• In order to capture a person
from the other side youth must
use the snow balls as bullets.
When hit with one there is a
telltale white circle on the dark
colored shirts. Once a person is
hit with a snow ball he is
captured and must go to jail.
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
Camp Curriculum - Whale of a Tale
-> Tell me about “Whale of a Tale”
Creative Youth Ideas
Camp Bible Study Series
“Who Do You Say that I AM?”
-> 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?"
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.
-> Tell me about “Fruit Of the Spirit”
Creative Youth Ideas
Youth Camp Bible Study Series
“Fruit Of the Spirit”
"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
-> Tell me about “The Great Adventure”