As a cabin leader you will be responsible for helping your students plan, practice, and perform a song, rap, dance, skit, or poem for campfire. This is often the students' favorite evening activity, since they are in the spotlight. Your cabin's naturalist will give your group some direction and assistance after lunch on Beach Day.
A Successful Performance
- Is no longer than three minutes.
- Can be humorous, inspirational, or educational.
- Reflects what students have learned at SMOE: nature, ecology concepts, cooperation, cabin life, respect. The message should be positive.
- Involves all of the cabin's students and can include the cabin leader.
- Receives a "G" rating by your grandmother's standards. No inappropriate language, actions, fighting, derogatory comments or references.
Campfire Performance Ideas
- A typical day at Outdoor Education
- A SMOE game show
- Rewrite a popular song/cheer/rap to an Outdoor Education theme
- Share an animal or plant's point of view about some event or place
- Situation comedy rewritten to an Outdoor Education theme
- Themes from "50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth" (in Gyro library)
- Write a poem and have each student say one line
- SMOE in the Year 2020
- SMOE slide show
- Re-enact a day, event, or moment at SMOE
Campfire Performance Checklist
- Does the performance have an Outdoor Education Theme?
- Is everyone in your cabin involved in the performance?
- Do students face the audience when they are speaking?
- Do they speak loud and clear?
- Have you made sure there are no violent themes in the performance?
- Have you made sure that there are no crude jokes, insulting remarks, or disrespectful stereotypes?
- Have you avoided wasting resources for the skit (water, paper…)?
- Are the students the *STARS*, not the cabin leader?
Please have your cabin arrive to campfire on time and calm. Make sure they are respectful towards their classmates throughout campfire.
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