Camp Classic Play | Finish Line

by , posted on July 11th, 2013 in Camp Classic Play!

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camp classic play - make your own finish line

It’s time to earn the Games and Athletics badge! When I was a kid, I was obsessed with the finish line tape at track and field races. I loved the idea of breaking through it. So today, we’re making a finish line for our own camp races. It’s one of those little touches that, well at least for me, makes an event even more memorable and fun.

You’ll need:
2 large wooden stakes—look for them in the garden section at the hardware store
hammer or rubber mallet
crepe paper streamers
paint (optional—I painted these stakes because I thought they’d be prettier in pictures and make them even easier for the kids to spot, but it’s totally up to you how much effort you want to put in).

how to make a finish line for camp races

Step 1
Hammer the stakes into the ground.

Step 2
Wind around crepe paper streamers.

Step 3
Staple streamer to stake. You only need one staple.

That’s it! Now you’re ready for your race. What’s first? Dash, three legged race, wheelbarrow race or potato sack? Have fun!

crossing the finish line

Here are some other ways you can earn the Games + Athletics Badge designed by Joyce Hesselberth.
Hockey Craft + Game
Organize a neighborhood ride
Play spies
Flashlight tag
Become life size game pieces

What’s Camp Classic Play? It’s a week long stay-at-home summer camp where kids can earn badges in five areas: arts + crafts, games + athletics, science + nature, cooking, and gardening. Share your camp experience by using #campclassicplay

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3 Responses to “Camp Classic Play | Finish Line”

  1. Sharon Garofalow Says:

    July 12th, 2013 at 11:26 am

    This idea is SO amazing! I love it! My boys would LOVE this!

    Jennifer Cooper Reply:

    Thanks Sharon! You guys should totally do it.

  2. Jesse Says:

    June 8th, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    What a great idea! I’m at an RV park that has two poles of what used to be a volleyball court…and you just gave me the best idea ever! Thanks!

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