Youth Group Activities

Youth group activity ideas for all types of groups, located off campus

Adventurous Groups:
- Rock Climbing
- Snowboarding / Skiing / Ice Skating / Snow Shoeing / Broomballing
- Amusement Park / Laser Tag / Paintball
- Kayaking / White River Rafting / Canoeing
- Paragliding / Sailing
- Camping / Hiking / Biking
- Road Trip

Sporty Groups:
- Rent an Indoor Court / Gym / Field – Play soccer, volleyball, etc. and invite friends
- Go to a College or Professional Football / Baseball / Basketball game
- Beach Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, Sandcastle tournament
- Swimming / Tennis / Racquetball
- Fishing
- Bowling

Fun and Competitive Groups:
- Scavenger Hunt / Photo Scavenger Hunt / Video Scavenger Hunt
- Murder Mystery Party
- Battle of the Sexes Game Night
- Board / Video game night
- Mall Games- What Can You Buy / Mall Disguise Scavenger Hunt
- Corn Mazes
- Geocaching - Try Geocaching.com for ideas

Groups That Like to Chill:
- Movie Marathon – Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Shrek, Harry Potter
- Smoothie / Fondue / Sundaes / Cookies
- Shopping / Restaurant Hopping and Reviews
- Visit Public Parks / Zoo / Fairs
- Paint Ceramics / Knit / Glassblowing
- Karaoke

 

 

 

Deep Thinking Groups:
- Libraries / Museums / Art Galleries
- Local Cafes / Bookstores
- Visit and Tour College Campuses
- Visit Lecturers or Speakers

Groups with Pizazz:
- Formal Dress Up Night
- Swing or Salsa Dancing Lessons
- Jazz / Improv Clubs
- Christian Concerts / Symphonies / Theaters / Musicals / Plays
- Cooking Classes
- Guys or Girls', Parents or Church Staff Appreciation Night
- Battle of the Sexes

Youth Group Volunteer Ideas:
- Serve at the Soup Kitchen
- Help the Elderly with Yardwork or Picking Up Groceries, Hanging Up Christmas Lights, Cleaning, etc.
- Host a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner to a family in need
- Start a toy drive- Marine's Toys for Tots
- Operation Christmas Child

Quick Tips:
1. Yelp is a great place to find local activities and reviews.
2. Look at discount websites like Groupon or LivingSocial for group activity ideas.
3. Instead of using walkie talkies, use GroupMe's phone app. It’s like a private chat room using your phone, except with text messages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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