Posts Tagged ‘outing’

Social Events: Airport Clue Find

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

Teams must solve the clues around the airport and meet back at a designated spot (e.g. McDonald's) within a preset time.
Beforehand, head to your airport (or a mall will also work well) and scout out some information for the clues. Signs, displays and shops are all great options for clues, for... See more

Social Events: Wild Goose Chase

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

Split your youth into teams and hand them each a sheet of items they must collect and bring back to the youth area after time. You can either use vehicles or walk on foot.
Items are worth various points based on difficulty and can include things like: cafe cards, fast food wrappers,... See more

Social Events: Dice Ride

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

This is a super fun and super simple outing that works especially well with a small group.
You’ll need some youth, a van and a dice. Then just drive and roll the dice at intersections:
1 = turn left,
2 = turn right,
3 = U turn,
4 = straight,
5 = toot,
6 = swap seats. See more

Social Events: Urban Surfing

Contributed by: Luke Shaw, Diocese of Nelson

Split your youth into teams and give them a something to ‘surf’... like an old chair, ironing board, shopping trolley, couch...
Youth have to get from point A, to point B (usually the youth area), without being spotted by leaders or parents roaming in cars.
If you’re spotted you... See more

Social Events: Supersize Me

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

Each team will be given an identical item that is small and doesn’t have much value e.g. a paper clip. The aim of the game is to supersize that item by making a series of swaps so that they have the biggest/most valuable item at the end of the event. Assign an impartial judge to decide on the... See more

Social Events: Click and Grab

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

A scavenger hunt where each team has a digital camera and a vehicle (with responsible driver!) to get around your local area. Give the teams a list of items which they are to either ‘click’ (take a photo of) or ‘grab’ and bring back to your designated meeting spot. Note: Nothing can be... See more

Social Events: Mall Hunt

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland

Split your group into teams and give each team a $10 note (note: this is a great activity for a small youth group e.g. 2 teams – otherwise it will get very expensive!)
Give each team a list of items that can be found or bought in a mall (see below). The aim is to collect as many items on the... See more

Checklists: Outings & Overnighters Checklist

Contributed by: Phil Trotter

A handy checklist to use when planning your next youth group outing, whether you're just heading out for the night, or away for a camp.
Pre Activity Check List


  • Offsite venue visited

  • Permission Slips returned

  • RAMS form completed

  • Medical... See more

Social Events: Night of CHAOS

Contributed by: Charlie Baker, Diocese of Auckland


Night of CHAOS* (CHristian Acts Of Service)
Tell your youth to come dressed head to toe in black. You will be embarking on a night of acts of service in the cover of darkness, in order to bless and encourage those in your church. But the trick is do it without them seeing you do it – you... See more