Set up four inflatable pools in a normal four base pattern. It works best if the pools are large enough to fit at least 1/8th of your group. Between each pool, lay down strips of visquene (Slip ‘n Slide) as wide as each pool. Soak those strips and squirt them with liquid soap. (Keep a hose handy) Use a balloon launcher and sponge (splash) balls for batting.
Break the group into two teams of four. Play begins with one group from one team in the pool. Two kids hold the launcher and one pulls back. Once the ball is released the kids may run to the next base. Only caught balls and tags count as outs.
Great camp/retreat game!
Added by Aaron Kingsbury
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