Chariot Races

Divide campers into groups of three. Each group gets a large blanket or bed sheet. Each team lines up at the starting line. Two of the campers on each team are holding onto front corners of the sheet / blanket. One camper is sitting on the other end of the blanket, soon to be hanging on for dear life. At the signal, the teams race around a designated course (a large oval works well), the two campers in front acting as horses and the sheet / blanket acting as a chariot. The race consists of three laps. At the end of each lap, the campers rotate, so one of the people riding now pulls, and one of the pullers now rides. Three laps allow each person to ride once and pull twice. If a rider is thrown from his chariot, the team must stop until the rider is firmly reseated.


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