Top 5 Favorite Evening Activities August 1, 2016 When your girls return home from camp, you probably hear them raving about the evening programs they play after dinner. We want to fill you in on a few of our favorites!! 1. Stalk The Lantern Once a session, on the darkest night of camp, campers dress from head-to-toe in all black. They are assigned to different locations throughout camp. You are either stationed at archery, the tennis courts, the ski shed, or the bath house. The counselors are then arranged in a target formation, centered at the middle of the field. The aim of the game is to get to the lantern, which is stationed in the center of the target. The goal is to reach the center without getting shined on with a flashlight by one of the members in the middle. If you touch the center, you get 100 points for your team. Each ring outside of the center becomes smaller and smaller points; 50 points, 20 points, 10 points, 5 points. At the end of the game, each respective team gets a running total of their points and whoever has the highest amount wins the game. 2. Chaos Vs. Control Chaos vs. Control is a game that is anxiously awaited all session by both the campers and the counselors. The campers act as the “chaos” and run around camp attempting to steal the flag football belts that are worn by the counselors. Turning in the belts counts as points to their respective color war teams. The counselors “control the chaos” by running around camp attempting to tag campers and deter them from stealing counselor belts. Meanwhile, a few campers from each team search camp for the golden bugle that has been hidden by the lodge. If found, the campers must run, without being tagged, and turn it in, in order to get an extra 100 points. At the end of the night, everyone is wiped out from running all over camp in search of counselors. 3. Capture the Flag Capture the flag is an absolute fan favorite around camp. The girls count down until the night when the game is played! The captains of respective color war teams assign each member of each little team a position: offense, defense, flag guard, or jail guard. When it is time to play, the teams line up in the middle of the field divided by a line of cones. The object of the game is to get the other team’s flag without being tagged and sent to jail. Each round, two different little teams duel, and at the end of the game, the rounds are tallied up to determine the winner. 4. Team Competition Every other Friday little teams participate in a variety of sports throughout camp. There is softball, kickball, blind newcomb, newcomb, Marimeta dodgeball, basketball, sideline basketball, and steal the bacon. Two little teams are assigned to each sport and compete against each other to gain points for their respective teams. The girls rave about this game, and it is a blast for us to watch them get so competitive. 5. Campfires After a long day of activities, we finish off the week by gathering around the glowing campfire as a whole camp. We sing a variety of traditional camp songs that have been sung on Lake Meta for years. Each week a cabin is designated a specific topic to speak about. This session campers have talked about respect and forgiveness. We end the night off by crossing our right hand over our left and singing the goodnight song.