Fun Event & Activity Ideas

Pay Phone Scavenger Hunt

Divide the students into groups, each with a vehicle, and several quarters. Each group will be given the site of a place where they will find a pay phone. Each group will also be given one phone number. Throughout the night, that anonymous person will be their contact person.

Once at the first phone, the kids will be given clues leading them to the next station. At each new station, they will call their same contact person for another clue. Once they have reached their final destination, they will find an envelope telling them they are finished, and to return to the facility, or place where they started. The first team to return to the church with the envelope in hand wins.

Have prizes for all the teams, no matter what place they finish. Have fun!

NOTE: If you're in a town without many pay phones, you may direct the students to homes belonging to people you know, where they can use the phone there. If you do that, it's always best to tell the homeowner ahead of time!

Added by Will Cooper

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Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Bullying Breakthrough; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.

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