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The 175 Best Camp Games: A Handbook for Leaders Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-06-14 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 0 user ratings
ISBN:1550465058
LANGUAGE: English

" I reserved this for the "icebreaker games." Many are too physical for the purpose I wanted them (circle conversations), but there are TONS of good ideas in this book for anyone who works with groups of kids/teens, whether you need icebreakers, fill-the-gap games, brain breaks, get them moving activities, etc. " said.

" Must buy for Young Women leaders, scout and camp and school leaders. Took notes on about 5o of the games for ideas for church activities. Clear descriptions of each game and variations. Full of tips about how to orchestrate the game and get the naysayers involved. Funny to say, but I found myself smiling as I read the game rules, thinking of how fun it would be for the youth in my church class. Great book! " said.

"I didn't get a thorough read of this book in, but read enough to know that there's a wealth of information in here, not just a few games. The games are interesting too, interesting enough for my near-teenaged daughter to pick up and skim the book herself for several minutes.

The book is divided into sections for different kinds of games: water games, games to tire kids out, quieter games, break the ice games, etc. They offer ideas for modifying games to make them easier or more difficult, as well as great ideas for including differently-abled kids in a variety of ways. Many games also emphasize cooperation over competition, but the authors also include tips for healthy competition and managing the kid who has difficulty losing. I wondered at myself when I impulsively checked this out of the library, thinking my middle school Girl Scout troop would be far past these games, but I was pleasantly surprised. These games can work for a wide range of ages. These authors would be any camp director's dream team.

I'd strongly recommend this book if you volunteer with children: whether that's with a scouting group, church school, day or resident camp or after school care. There's a wealth of information in here, clearly written and laid out.
" said.

"I REALLY need to buy this book. If you ever needed a teamwork or leadership game, this is a good book. If you ever needed rainy day games for a scout troop, this is a good book. If you ever had to figure out what to do because a library, young womens, young mens, or primary program fell through and you just need some games to keep everyone happy, this is a good book. There are Ice Breaker games, there are "get them moving" games, and there are even "run them ragged" games. If you ever need to do training or programming of any sort that you might need some game ideas, this is a good book for you. If you are in charge of a youth conference, EFY group, Family Home Evening group, school classroom, or just have kids of your own, these games just might help keep you sane. Seriously, why haven't you all bought this book yet? I don't think I can even just borrow this from the library. I NEED to own this book. It is officially at the top of my Amazon.com wishlist to remind me to buy it for my next round of happy book spending. (The only two people that probably don't need to own this book are Nicole and Scott Anderson...because let's face it...they both probably invented half the games in this book...or at least use them on a regular basis). :)

If I could, this book would get 10 stars. Easily.
" said.

" I reserved this for the "icebreaker games." Many are too physical for the purpose I wanted them (circle conversations), but there are TONS of good ideas in this book for anyone who works with groups of kids/teens, whether you need icebreakers, fill-the-gap games, brain breaks, get them moving activities, etc. " said.

" Must buy for Young Women leaders, scout and camp and school leaders. Took notes on about 5o of the games for ideas for church activities. Clear descriptions of each game and variations. Full of tips about how to orchestrate the game and get the naysayers involved. Funny to say, but I found myself smiling as I read the game rules, thinking of how fun it would be for the youth in my church class. Great book! " said.

"I didn't get a thorough read of this book in, but read enough to know that there's a wealth of information in here, not just a few games. The games are interesting too, interesting enough for my near-teenaged daughter to pick up and skim the book herself for several minutes.

The book is divided into sections for different kinds of games: water games, games to tire kids out, quieter games, break the ice games, etc. They offer ideas for modifying games to make them easier or more difficult, as well as great ideas for including differently-abled kids in a variety of ways. Many games also emphasize cooperation over competition, but the authors also include tips for healthy competition and managing the kid who has difficulty losing. I wondered at myself when I impulsively checked this out of the library, thinking my middle school Girl Scout troop would be far past these games, but I was pleasantly surprised. These games can work for a wide range of ages. These authors would be any camp director's dream team.

I'd strongly recommend this book if you volunteer with children: whether that's with a scouting group, church school, day or resident camp or after school care. There's a wealth of information in here, clearly written and laid out.
" said.

"I REALLY need to buy this book. If you ever needed a teamwork or leadership game, this is a good book. If you ever needed rainy day games for a scout troop, this is a good book. If you ever had to figure out what to do because a library, young womens, young mens, or primary program fell through and you just need some games to keep everyone happy, this is a good book. There are Ice Breaker games, there are "get them moving" games, and there are even "run them ragged" games. If you ever need to do training or programming of any sort that you might need some game ideas, this is a good book for you. If you are in charge of a youth conference, EFY group, Family Home Evening group, school classroom, or just have kids of your own, these games just might help keep you sane. Seriously, why haven't you all bought this book yet? I don't think I can even just borrow this from the library. I NEED to own this book. It is officially at the top of my Amazon.com wishlist to remind me to buy it for my next round of happy book spending. (The only two people that probably don't need to own this book are Nicole and Scott Anderson...because let's face it...they both probably invented half the games in this book...or at least use them on a regular basis). :)

If I could, this book would get 10 stars. Easily.
" said.

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