January 2011 Archives

I recently presented a workshop sessions at the the Northeast YMCA Camp Gathering at the New York YMCA Camp on Team Building Activities You Should Know. I love presenting this workshop at conferences. What could be easier than gathering up your game bag and presenting your favorite activities that always seem to work. I had a great group of about 30 YMCA Camp Professionals who gave great energy and played hard.
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NE YMCA 2011.pdf

Favorite Openers

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What's your favorite opening game for groups? Why does it work?
Here are a few responses from our High 5 training staff:

Remembering Mike Gessford

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In Memory of Mike Gessford - 1962-2011:

Last week, Mike Gessford, a teacher at the Gengras Center and St. Joseph's College and a long time friend of High 5, passed away unexpectedly. Tragic and sad moments always create pause for reflection. Last night I had these thoughts.

Vegas Baseball

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Every once in a while an activity develops out of necessity. In this case it was lack of the proper equipment that spawned Vegas Baseball...
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Vegas Baseball.pdf

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