A low energy, high stakes activity that keeps you on your toes as you use all of your senses to react to your surroundings.
- No materials are required for this activity.
The objective of the game is to pay attention and react as quickly as possible but the goal is to enjoy yourself and the humorous company of your peers.
- All stand in a circle, one person is nominated as leader and stands in the middle.
- The person in the middle then randomly points at someone and shouts “squirt!”
- The person they pointed at must duck, then the two people either side of the one who ducked must “squirt” each other, by pointing the other and yelling, “squirt!” The last one to do so is out.
- This continues until there are only 2 active people left in the circle.
- When you are out, you stay in the circle, but do not play. This is part of the challenge for the remaining players. It gets harder with less numbers as it becomes harder to determine who is next to you as the numbers deplete but the circle size remains.
- Once you are down to 2 people remaining active in the circle they stand back to back western style, then the person who was in the middle counts from 1 - 20.
- With each number the 2 remaining competitors must take a step away from one another, and at any random point between 1 & 20 the counter shouts “squirt” instead of a number, at which point it’s a quick draw on each other and the last one to point at their opponent and say “squirt” is out, leaving a winner.
- If playing outdoors on a particularly hot day. incorporate actual water guns as a fun way to keep cool.
- Reinforce caution when a participant is signalled to duck and the adjacent participants prepare to squirt in order to reduced accidental injuries.
After ending the game, reconvene for a brief reflection by posing to them some questions like:
- What strategies did you use in order to stay in the game as long as possible?
The Ultimate Camp Resource. “Splat.” Retrieved online from: http://www.ultimatecampresource.com/site/camp-activity/splat.html