RVers everywhere already know that used RVs for sale by owner are an opportunity to play. Many that jump into the RVing lifestyle discover that the more fun a traveler expects to have, the more fun they will have. The RVing community is close knit, but simultaneously accepting of new RVers. It’s almost as if the entire community is ready and waiting for newcomers. They instantly welcome them into the fold.
Previous articles discussed the opportunity to use classic, outdoor games to encourage the feeling of community amongst RVers at campgrounds. Some RVers responded positively to the recommendation, but were looking for further information on some all time classics. If you are an RVer looking for more ways to enjoy the RVing lifestyle or if you are considering used RVs for sale by owner in an attempt to get out and enjoy life and travel, learn to play.
Capture the Flag Instructions: Perfect Outdoor Game for Most RV Campgrounds
Step One: Divide the players up into teams (2 to 4 teams as even as possible).
Step Two: Provide each team with a “flag.” You can use scarves, Tshirts, etc.
Step Three: Designate the playing area. Divide the playing area into sections; one for each team. Boundaries can be created using landmarks or physical markers like cones, etc.
Step Four: Each team hides their flag in their “territory.” It can be partially buried or covered, but at least one corner must be visible. Once the flag is placed it cannot be moved by the owning team. (It is also recommended that the players agree not to guard the flags too closely. For instance, everyone could agree that players cannot be closer then 10 feet to their own team’s flag at any point).
Step Five: Once the flags are placed, RVers can start the game. They can try to cross into the territories of other teams to find and “capture” their flag.
Step Six: While in another team’s territory, players can be captured. If tagged while in another team’s territory, the captured player must run to the sidelines and perform a task that is agreed upon prior to game start. The task can be anything (10 jumping jacks, the Achy Breaky Heart line dance, 5 somersaults, etc.)
Step Seven: After performing the agreed upon task, the player can return to the game.
Step Eight: The game ends when one team has been able to successfully discover and take the flag of another team and return to their own territory without being tagged.
This is just one of many games that can be used to increase the feeling of community in RVing campgrounds. In addition to generating new friendships, it gets everyone out and actively enjoying their surroundings. The increased camaraderie is a great precursor for additional activities and can even result in the development of long lasting relationships. Many RVers have traveling friends that they meet up with annually or bi-annually that they would never have met if they hadn’t indulged in the community feel of the RVing community.