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Our #1 Summer Camp Water Game

I led a camp in North Carolina for 8 summers that catered for close to 800 boys and girls. These were some of the best…

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Mimeograph – Fun Pattern-Finding Group Initiative

My friends at High 5 Adventure Learning Centre introduced me to this awesome group initiative 5 years ago and it’s become a staple of my…

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Low Challenge Course Safety Manual at Your Fingertips

Our online activity database expanded to include low and portable Challenge Course activities in 2020 and this week we uploaded our 20th activity description. Consider it…

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Top 10 Interactive Group Games & Activities

The International Camping Fellowship (ICF) invited me to present a 90 interactive session last week as a part of their newly branded ICF Academy Series…

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Panic Picture – Fast-Paced Story-Telling Reflection Tool

One of the latest group activities to be uploaded to playmeo’s online activity database is Panic Picture. Inspired by our friends at We and Me!…

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Top 10 Virtual Reflection Activities

Okay. The virus isn’t going away anytime soon, so it will be very necessary to continue to deliver many of our experiential-based programs and curriculum…

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Ready to Learn?

How often have you stopped (at the start of your program) to ask if your class or staff are ready to learn? If you’re like…

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How To Run Your Own Online Scavenger Hunt

It’s finally here. Everything you need to create and host your own Online Scavenger Hunt events for your class, training group or camp.   If…

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How To Adapt Activities for Physical-Distancing Rules

There have been two primary waves of enquiries since the current health pandemic rocked the world. The first and most urgent was focused on “How…

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Debriefing Tip – Begin With The End In Mind

There are some, even within the experiential & adventure education community, who doubt that most of what we call debriefing or reflection is effective for…

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Brain-Based Ways to Increase Engagement

Last week I shared a bunch of lessons, tips and strategies I have learned about how to present group activities online. This week, I turn…

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5 Fun Workplace Team Building Activities

The research and evidence are clear – the more comfortable people feel in their workplace, the happier and more productive they can be. To this…

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Virtual Trust Building Activities for Remote Teams

Virtual trust building activities can help remote teams to nourish and develop positive team morale and increase their productivity. This is true for workplace teams…

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World Mental Health Day: Free Lesson Plan

Later this week, Saturday 10 October, is World Mental Health Day. To acknowledge this important day on our calendar, my friends at the Institute of…

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101 Ways to Build Resilience

Resilience is talked about a lot these days and for good reason. Generally speaking, resilience is often defined as the ability to withstand adversity and…

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Fun Zoom Icebreakers for Virtual Teams & Meetings

One of the most consistent talking points during the pandemic has been the level of fatigue and burnout people are feeling with all of the…

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Ten Online Icebreaker Games That Are Fun To Play

Since the beginning of the current health pandemic, our inbox has been filled with enquiries from people looking for some fun online icebreaker games that…

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COVID19 Safe Back to School Activities

With much of the northern hemisphere about to return to school amid continued uncertainty about the current COVID19 pandemic, it is clear that many schools…

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Unique Team Building Activities You May Not Have Seen

I’ve worked as an experiential trainer for 30+ years, so I am always on the lookout for new and unique team building activities. I’m also…

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Fun & Inclusive Diversity Team Building Activities

Diversity and inclusion are two words that I think will rank very high in this year’s biggest buzzwords, along with unprecedented and pivot in regards…

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12 Simple Team Building Activities for Managers

Your lead a team of staff or employees and you want them to work well together, right? You know you should run a few corporate…

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Management Team Building Activity Ideas & Advice

It can be tough to be a manager, especially of large teams. You’re focused on looking after your team, but who’s looking after you and…

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Fun Team Building Activities Your Group Will Love

There is no shortage of books and articles that discuss an endless array of group games and activities you can play with your team. But…

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Cool Team Building Activities for Teenagers

In response to many requests for activity ideas for specific populations, this article is all about cool team building activities for teenagers. Interactive group games…