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Sports and Exercise Training Camps

For those who want to take an active vacation to the next level, a sports training camp may be just the ticket. Most people think sports camps are for kids learning to play soccer, basketball, tennis or some other little league sport. But adult training camps are becoming a popular way for recreational athletes to ramp up their sports skills and fitness levels. There are camps that cater to every sport, age, and ability, as well as women-only camps.

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Have You Ever?

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You can find out a lot about your guests with this party game of Have You Ever? Which is a tamer version of Never Have I Ever. 

There are three different versions available, the party version, the naughty version, and the funny version. ​You can even play the game online by picking "I Have" or "Never" to a set of questions. 

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Fun sports day activities

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Dodgeball

Elementary school districts across the United States have been banning children from engaging in ultra-competitive, soul-crushing sports. You know, stuff like tag, freeze tag, hide and go seek, capture the flag, and, most famously, dodgeball. Dodgeball is a tough sport. I played it as a kid and there’s no ignoring the fact that getting pegged in the face by a rubber ball is embarrassing and defeating. It’s just you, the ball, and that annoying kid that sits behind you and flicks spitballs at the back of your head in class. Someone’s getting hit and someone’s walking away victorious. That’s a lot to handle, but it’s an important lesson for anyone, even adults. So, adults, think about playing some dodgeball.

Here’s a short list of local dodgeball leagues. Following the Google formula should reap results, too (“adult coed dodgeball leagues [city]”).

Bite the Bag

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Bite the Bag is a simple drinking game that will have your guests trying to pick up a paper bag with only their mouths.

When a guest fails, they'll need to take a drink: Clearly, the game will get funnier as the night goes on. 

Bite the Bag from Drinkplays

Did you like these Sports Themed Activities?

101 ESL Activities: For Teachers of Kids (6-13) Who Want to Have Fun, Engaging and Interactive… Amazon Kindle EditionSmith, Jennifer Booker (Author)English (Publication Language)133 Pages – 03/31/2016 (Publication Date) Check Price on Amazon

Yes? Thought so. Then you’re going to love this book over on Amazon: 101 ESL Activities For Kids. The key to better English classes for children is a variety of interactive and engaging activities and games and this book will help you get there in style.

You can easily find the book in both digital and print formats. I recommend keeping a copy on the bookshelf in your office to use as a handy reference guide when planning your ESL lessons. Or, take the e-version with you to your favourite coffee shop for some serious lesson planning on the go.

Either way, these ESL games and activities for kids is some ESL teaching awesome and you’re going to love it. Pick up the book for yourself on Amazon:

What About Sports?

In addition to SpikeBall and BocceBall mentioned above, below sports also require gear and daylight. Most of these are only good if you’re going to camping with a vehicle and you don’t mind sweating unlike me. It’s also good for adults with kids who aren’t planning to hit the way back right away in the morning.

They also require some outdoor space and can be enjoyed by any number of people:

  • Volleyball
  • Croquet
  • Badminton
  • Frisbee

If you think of playing either volleyball, croquet or badminton; it might be a good idea to buy a portable net with stands that set up in minutes. There is this portable net set on Amazon and it seems good for all the activities mentioned above except adult volleyball as it’s too short for that. 

Other two popular camping sports I’ve come across researching online are:

Hope this post will be helpful for you to have more fun during your next camp. Thank you for reading and happy trails!

Ready Spaghetti (Team Event)

Materials:

  • Uncooked spaghetti noodles
  • 6 empty soda cans
  • 2 tables

Instructions: The players must pass a stick of pasta through the tabs of soda cans in order to transfer them from one end of the table to the other and build a three can pyramid.

Stack Attack (Single Player Event)

Materials:

  • 72 Cups
  • Table

Instructions: First, the players will use 36 cups to erect a pyramid shaped structure. Secondly, once built, the player must deconstruct the pyramid by sliding the cups down diagonally and creating a single stack.

Nutstacker (Team Event)

Materials:

  • 20 large nuts
  • 4 wooden dowels or chopsticks
  • Table

Instructions: The players must slide 10 metal nuts (5 each) one by one down a dowel to form a free standing tower. If the tower falls, start over.

Here are a few pictures of the festivities!



Photo by Carlos Delgado

Photo by Carlos Delgado

Photo by Carlos Delgado

Photo by Carlos Delgado

Photo by Carlos Delgado

Updated and improved from 08/2016.

Updated and improved from 08/2016.

ESL Sports Worksheets

If you’re a teacher, then I know you want to save some time when planning your ESL sport lesson. The best way to do this is to use some sports worksheets that other teachers have made! Why reinvent the wheel if you don’t have to, right? Here are some  of the best resources to check out:

ISL Collective

English Worksheets

Boggles World

Bonus Games

Never have I ever

While not exactly known as an icebreaker game, but more of a party game, you can adapt it to fit a certain situation. For example, at a corporate meetup, you could start by stating something along the lines of “Never have I ever worked in Adobe Illustrator”.

If you think your statements through, you can actually learn a lot of stuff about your new coworkers and teammates, and thus learn how to prioritize teamwork tasks in a more efficient manner. You could even write down some statements on the whiteboard to give participants a hint about what they can say in case they run out of ideas.

The One-Word Icebreaker

This is as simple as it gets. Make everyone describe their mood using a single word. You can get creative by saying really cryptic things like “I feel alpaca” or “I feel like Twilight”.

You get the picture. It can be very boring or very cryptic. It depends on the people you’re playing with. It’s definitely more fun when you’re playing with a creative marketing team, that’s for sure.

Online Quiz Icebreaker

Do you know what Google and Salesforce use as their preferred icebreaker game? It’s QuizBreaker. This online trivia-style game gives each user fun questions like “Which dead or alive person would you invite over for dinner?” and much more. Afterward, each user receives answers to these questions in their inbox and they have to guess which coworker gave that particular answer. It’s a fun way to get to know each other when working remotely.

The Logo Love Icebreaker

Hand everyone in the office some blank tags and tell them to write their name on them and draw a logo. Alternatively, if they’re not good at drawing, they can just write the name of the brand. Once everyone’s done, each person must explain why they chose that logo and how they think it represents them. If you’re good at psychology, you can find out a lot of stuff through this simple game.

Tips and Precautions

It is pretty exciting to think about getting out there and competing again. But before you do, consider these important points:

  • As mentioned above, be sure to check in with your doctor before embarking on a new athletic adventure. Remember, even high school kids get physicals before they start playing sports. Better safe than sorry.
  • When you first start running or cycling, be very careful about the path you choose. If possible, opt for a track or trail away from car traffic. As you progress you will get better at understanding good and bad places to train.
  • Seek the advice of a coach when learning new weight lifting exercises. Of course, it goes without saying that you will train safely with a spotter when doing certain exercises like the bench press.
  • Take it slow. Even if you consider yourself fit you may be working muscles that haven't been called into action in a long time. If you've been a couch potato in recent years, you can really hurt yourself if you overdo it. So go easy!
  • Have fun, and don't put too much pressure on yourself. It may be a long road back to the competition you. Enjoy the scenery on the way. Remember: A bad day riding your bike in the sunshine beats a good day sitting on the couch.

Frolf

Ultimate’s lesser-known relative that combines golf and frisbee, frolf is kind of the black sheep of the disc-related sports. We don’t really like to talk about or acknowledge its existence, to be quite honest, but I felt for completeness’ sake I’d give it a plug.

Though my Ultimate teammates would crucify me for doing this, here’s a frolf course finder for the United States. Enjoy.

Activities Before After Camping

If you’re looking for local attractions on a road trip that just happens to involve camping, look for campground ratings, travel guides and reviews from fellow campers online:

  • Camping.com – Search popular destinations by region or state on this comprehensive website. You can even search by a specific interest. For example, if you want to visit all the county fairs in Wisconsin on a mega-camping road trip adventure, this is the site for you.
  • Good Sam – There is a fee to join, but you make it back in special member savings and discounts. But I’m not a member, so I don’t know much. Members are part of an online community that has a robust forum on locations and trip guides all over the United States. The site also has a trip planner, perk rating system and RV park review area.
  • Motorhome USA – A free listing or National Parks, State Parks and campgrounds by state that will help you find the best campground near activities and attractions. This site is great for tent and RV campers alike and includes a list of free and low cost campgrounds as well.

Resources for Athletes Over 40

Here are a few organizations that may help you find your way

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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