A). Finding a cheaper option (do we really need to use paintballs that glow in the dark?)B). Asking parents/guardians to front the needed cashC). Dine and Dash (followed by a field trip to local police station)D). Setting up a fund-raiser, asking church, community and family members to help defer the costs.
Type/Purpose: Fundraising Game, Off-Site
The group will have a common destination (i.e. the church). The group will then split into smaller groups that will decide upon a mode of transportation, and how many miles away they are willing to travel. Each group will include at least one adult, and each group should decide upon a manageable, yet somewhat challenging distance.
- Group One will travel to church by bicycle, and will start 30-50 miles away at a predetermined location.
- Group Two will roller skate from 12 miles away.
- Group Three will walk from 8 miles away.
- Group Four will ride horses…
- Group Five will jog…
- Group Six will drive, etc.
When groups and distances have been determined, set a date to perform the travel-a-thon, and print flyers. Ask church, family and community members to sponsor teams as they travel (either by distance or by a general contribution)
- This might be a good way to have intentional small groups for a number of months, enlisting some to meet beforehand to train together and plan their route.
- For smaller youth groups, plan one travel mode together, and prepare for it as a whole group.
- Enlist congregation members to join one of the groups, asking them to contribute to join.
- Try to coordinate similar arrival times to have a get-together afterwards.
- Consider a devotion on “pressing onward toward a goal”.