21 Alternative Club Ideas to Start the Semester

Drew Hill January 27, 2020

If you’re waiting a few weeks into the new semester to start back with “normal” club, consider still doing something with kids on the normal club night! Below are 21 ideas: 

  • Wing Fest
  • Nerf War
  • Poor Man’s Paintball
  • Bigger, Better, Best
  • T-Shirt Rally
    • Similar to Bigger, Better, Best, but with t-shirts instead. Just go knock on doors and try to get the most t-shirts given to you.
      • 1 point = T-shirt
      • 2 points = Long sleeve t-shirt
      • 10 points = A t-shirt from your high school
      • 20 points = Bring back a high school friend who has never been to Young Life
      • 30 points = Bring back a summer camp deposit
  • Digital Scavenger Hunt (use Instagram)
  • Board Game Night
  • Laser Tag or Arcade
  • Matball
    • Similar to kickball except you have extra large bases for 1st and 3rd and both are switched in opposite places
    • After batting, you will run left to get to first base and proceed clockwise around the bases
    • The large mats can have as many people as you like on them
    • If you leave 1st or 3rd base you can go back with no penalty as long as you don’t touch or pass 2nd or home plate. If you do go past those, you must continue to the next mat.
    • After passing home you continue back to first base. However, your run does not count unless you safely make it to first base.
    • Click here to see the Soda-Can version of the game.
  • Angleball
  • Manhunt (just a cool name for Hide N Seek)
  • Find Your Leader
  • Couch Olympics
  • Cookout/Bonfire
  • Movie Night
  • Trampoline park
  • Gymnastics/Climbing/American Ninja Warrior Gym
  • Dodgeball Tournament
  • Stickball
  • Party at the local Pet Store or Animal Shelter
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Video Game Tournament
  • Visit a hospital or nursing home

If you have other ideas, email us here and we’ll add them to the post.

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