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Fear Factor

Here are my five suggestions for Fear Factor. Leave yours in the comments area below.

  1. Let’s Start off with the obvious, eating bugs. You can get chocolate covered crickets and BBQ meal worms on line. I attended a camp fair the other day and a mother who sent her 8 year old to our camp last summer said that the hilight of his experience was that he was the camper on his team that ate the cricket. Crazy, huh?
  2. Create buckets of nasty feeling items (cold spaghetti with olive oil or corn starch and water) and have items like plastic spiders or keys to locks buried in the buckets. It’s best if the buckets are covered with a black plastic bag so the campers cannot see what they’re putting their hands into. Obviously, cut a slit in the bag so the campers can reah in the bucket.
  3. Have kids eat dog food. Just don’t tell them it’s actually Cocoa Puffs. They’ll realize it after they have bravely tried it.
  4. Any high ropes element will make most campers uneasy.
  5. Blind fold a camper on each team and have the rest of the team VERBALLY guide the blindfolded camper through an obstacle course or “minefield”.