by Education Outdoors Inc., Eastport MI, recommended ages 4 &
up, average retail price $24.99.
Are you ready to camp all year round?
I don't mean sleep in a tent, cook on an open fire, kind of camp,
I mean "Camp - The Game That Grows with You".
Camp is a
fun new trivia game by Education Outdoors Inc. Its goal is an
enjoyable and entertaining learning experience for the whole family,
and able to accommodate multi-age players so everyone can join
in the fun.
are divided into four levels, 1 for the youngest players; dealing
with animal identification and the like, through to level 4 which
is a bit more challenging for Mom and Dad. The directions are
easy to follow and simple to learn. Play is straightforward enough;
roll the kid friendly, jumbo-sized die, move one of the eight
Camp character pieces, pick a card, read or answer a question
about the great outdoors, and the first one to the campfire wins.
You'll have to provide your own S'mores though.
To see the
answer to a question, you must use the handy, dandy, secret decoder.
A definite bonus for the kids, they love the decoder. In addition
to the question and answer cards you'll have many chances along
the way to read interesting "fun fact" cards. For instance;
did you know that some
fish can climb trees? Me either, but it is true.
Each of the
cards has a beautiful wildlife photo, many of which were taken
Zoological Park, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. It takes about
a half an hour to play, from start to finish; perfect for little
attention spans, and tired parents. Game play is fast paced, and
interesting, but best of all it allows everyone to play together
on a pretty even playing field. The family can play a quick game
before bed, laugh, talk, learn, and enjoy each other's company.
Playing board games is beneficial regardless of age, gender, or
socioeconomic class. The greatest benefits of playing board games
are the social interaction and bonding effect it has on families.
Other developmental benefits of playing board games:
reading, counting, and math skills
social skills, through interaction and communication
visual perception, and hand-eye coordination
Besides designing games, being a Dad, and an avid outdoorsman,
Camp's creator Tim Paczesny is the founder of a non-profit organization
called "The League of Extraordinary Outdoorsmen". The
league promotes outdoor activities, like a family fishing day
event held once a year during the free fishing weekend in Michigan.
Education Outdoors Inc. donates a percentage of their profits
to organizations that educate children and families about the
the Author: Mary Rose is a Mommy, a writer and an early childhood
educator who believes in learning through play and the value of
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