The following recreation activites can be run by a staff member or lead by a group member. We still look at these activities through the lens of outdoor education and teambuilding. We often call these activites "games with a purpose".
*All activites are designed to take place within a one hour rotation.
Participants will use skills such as balance, control, and coordination to ride a skim board down our forty-foot long skim pad while standing or kneeling. During this activity, participants will work together to pull back a bungee cord for a team member who is waiting on the skim board. Once the participant is ready, he or she will go for an exhilarating ride in the refreshing water. This particular activity needs to be run by a Manitoqua facilitator.
*Grades: 3rd and up
Ga-Ga Ball/ Epic Ball
Dodgeball and foursquare meet to form one of Camp’s most popular activities, Ga-Ga Ball (or as it is referred to at Camp, Epic Ball). Participants gather inside our octagonal Ga-Ga/Epic Ball pit and use their hands to try to knock out other participants by bouncing a rubber kick ball off of their legs.
Camp is happy to offer three different basketball courts with five different basketball hoops. *These are able to be used for recreational time or Camp Manitoqua would be happy to facilitate a variety of games for you.
The baseball diamond is available for multiple uses. Game suggestions include: baseball, home run derby, softball, or kickball.
*The baseball diamond is able to be used for recreational time or Camp Manitoqua would be happy to facilitate a game for you.
Soccer/ East Field
East Field is a large, open, grassy space with two regulation-sized soccer goals. This field makes for a great space to play a game of soccer or it may be used for a variety of large group activities. *East Field is able to be used for recreational time or Camp Manitoqua would be happy to facilitate a game for you.
Our game room, located in the basement of the dining hall, consists of some timeless activities such as table tennis, foosball, bumper-pool, billiards, air-hockey, and carpet ball.