Use a play area with clear boundaries and a wall or fence. The “dodgers” will stand with their backs against the wall or fence. The “pitcher” faces them, approximately 5’ away. Mark clearly where the pitcher stands, the play area for the active dodgers and where dodgers go when they are tagged by the ball. The point of the game is to avoid being hit with the ball. The pitcher tries to roll the ball to hit the dodgers from the waist down. Tell campers where the players should stand to dodge the ball and point out where the pitcher stands. Pick a pitcher and line the rest of the campers against the fence or wall as dodgers. When a dodger is hit by the ball from the waist down, they step off the wall and join you in cheering. The last dodger to be hit by the ball is the new pitcher.


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