Creative Summer Contact Work Ideas

July 2, 2012
This post was originally posted last summer.

Need some creative summer contact work ideas? Here are seven you might not have pulled out
of your bag yet. 

Leisure Dive

All you need is a camera and a pool/lake. Create some great memories
and photos. Send in your best shots and we’ll post them up on theYLLB. Here are some great examples. 


on a tennis court. Use a broom handle for a bat and have 3-6 tennis
balls. It’s much harder than it looks to hit a tennis ball with a
skinny broom handle. Watching people strike out is funny. Automatic
home-run is over the fence. 3 strikes and you’re out, pretty much the
same rules as baseball except only 2 bases, the net and home plate.
Trust me, its a winner. 

Play Cards On A Roof

a mostly flat roof on a not so windy night. Grab a few high school
friends, a blanket (or lawn chairs and a folding table) and some playing
cards. Add a set ofiPodspeakers and 6 pack of Stewart’s Orange n Cream Soda.Bam. A night to remember. 

Flash Mob

In case you’re not familiar with a “Flash Mob,” our trusted friend Wikipedia
defines it as “a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public
place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a
brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment
and/or satire.” Here’s a pretty good example.


KanJam is a fun yet simplefrisbeegame. Think 2 on 2 Ultimate Frisbee in the back alley with trash cans as yourend zone.
Set it up in the parking lot of the local late night hang out spot
beside a set of corn hole boards and you and 3-11 others can be
entertained for hours. Also a greatpre-club hangout idea. 

Build Your Own Frisbee Golf Course

friends and I recently mapped out a course around our local university.
“Throw off the parking deck and hit the middle column on that building,
par 4.” It’s free fun…unless you accidentally dent other people’s
cars with yourfrisbee. 

Dizzy Shoe Game

Thanks to Mackenzie Olson for submitting this idea. She also submitted a great guest post a few weeks ago.
Mackenzie writes, “Anytime we’re at camp or when there is nothing
around to do, I like to con kids into playing the Dizzy Shoe Game. But I
don’t call it that… I only ask if they want to play a game. I make
everyone put one of their shoes, or a stick, over their head and make
them look at it (this is key to the game- the looking up part) and I
make them spin around as fast as they can 15 times. Always screaming for
them to spin faster. Once they get to 15 they are to throw the shoe and
attempt to jump over it. If they truly looked up, and truly spun 15
times quickly, there is zero chance of succeeding and 100 percent chance
of laughing very hard. A word of Caution: this is ALWAYS to be done on
grass.” Thanks Mackenzie for this fun idea. I’ve already used it
multiple times when hanging out with my high school friends and it’s
been hilarious.

Would you be willing to share some of your creative summer contact work ideas in the comments below?

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