During lunch, monkeys also got a taste of college when they took ID photos. The ID cards, which will be given to each student later in the week, are the same cards given to Rose-Hulman students right down to the RFID (short range wireless authentication) chips built in. Towards the end of the academic day, they met their faculty advisors as project groups.
After dinner, the counselors planned some awesome games down in the Sports & Recreation Center (SRC). Students split into their IM teams (ranging from the Sham-Wows to the Mighty Putty); teams will be together throughout the session for intramurals, chores, and other random fun activities. Some of the games we played:
The Name Game
The first student in the circle begins by stating his name and performing a stretch. The next student then does the same, and then repeats the first student's stretch. By the time the last student in the circle has gone, most of the names are pretty solid. Some students took the challenge and were able to successfully name each individual around the circle at the end.
The grade school classic. Turns out it's a bit harder if you have to exchange names when you unfreeze someone, especially once the counselors start taking away nametags!
Balance the Bottle
Each monkey grabs a rope attached to a circular wooden platform on which a Coke bottle is balanced. They have to transport the bottle around the basketball hoop without dropping it. For added challenge, certain groups of people weren't allowed to talk at any given time (ex. the people with glasses, the women, the men, the people with flip-flops on, etc.).
Never Have I Ever...
Kind of like musical chairs, Never Have I Ever has a place for all but one student around the circle. The one student names something they've never done ("Never have I ever... been in a car crash"), and every person around the circle has to run to another place if they've done that activity.