Today was the second day of workshops at Global Youth Village international summer camp for our Session C participants. Participants are bonding nicely. This evening, there were loud screams of joy coming from the soccer field during Wacky Games Night (formerly known as the Wacky Olympics) as participants cheered their teammates during the festivities. Wacky Games are a GYV evening program tradition that encourages community building. Participants are divided into teams and are assigned a team leader (cabin counselor). They are then encouraged to compete in feats of silliness; this includes everything from wacky relay races, international tongue twister competition, to a watermelon eating contest. This is an excellent opportunity to practice teamwork, listening, and leadership skills in a highly cooperative fashion. The following video gives you a pretty good idea of what unfolds during a typical Wacky Games night at GYV.
The relay races are particularly challenging during Wacky Games. In this relay race, participants have to select a team member to dress up and then wrap an entire roll of toilet paper around them (so as to resemble a mummy) and then have the newly formed mummy run to the finish line. The team with the mummy that crosses the finish line first wins the race! Who knew toilet paper unwrapping skills could come in so handy?