Echo

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Punch Line
# of Participants 5
Props Needed: None

Action

(4 campers–the Echo–hide out of sight. The other camper goes in front of the group. When Camper 1 calls out the words, the four Echos repeat them back. The first Echo should be loud, the second a bit softer, the third even softer, and the last should be the softest like a real echo.)

Camper 1: I heard that this spot has a really great echo. I think I’ll try it out and see. HELLO!!

Echo: HELLO!! . . . Hello! . . . Hello . . . Hello

Camper 1: CHEESE!!

Echo: CHEESE!! . . . Cheese! . . . Cheese . . . Cheese

Camper 1: BOLOGNA!!

Echo: (silence)

Camper 1: Hmm. Maybe I should try again. BOLOGNA!!

Echo: (silence)

Camper 1: Let’s try something different. [Leader’s Name] is the greatest!

Echo: BOLOGNA!! . . . Bologna! . . . Bologna . . . Bologna

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The Caterpillar

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Prank, Punch Line
# of Participants 7
Props Needed: a cup of water

Action

Narrator: I have something very exciting to show you today! I have successfully trained my pet caterpillar to do tricks!

Enter Caterpillar. Caterpillar is made up of 5 people in a line, holding onto the shoulders of the person in front of them.

Narrator: Okay, Caterpillar, walk around in a circle.

Caterpillar walks in a circle

Narrator: Okay, make the shape of a triangle!

Caterpillar arranges itself into a triangle Continue reading

The Captain of the Ship

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Punch Line
# of Participants 2
Props Needed: a red jacket or sweater
Suggested: a telescope or paper towel roll

Action

(Ask the campers to make battle sounds when the Captain is battling. Have someone available to cue them. Enter Captain and First Mate)

First Mate: (looking through telescope) Captain, I see a ship off the port side!

Captain: How many men and how many guns?

First Mate: 20 men and 20 guns!

Captain: Very good! Bring me my red jacket so the men won’t see me bleed! (First Mate exits, brings back jacket. Captain puts jacket on) Continue reading

Candy Shop

Category: Skits

a.k.a. “Candy Shop Owner”
Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Prank, Punch Line
# of Participants 5
Props Needed: none

Action

Shop Owner: I’m opening a candy shop and I need some things in my empty shop. The first thing I will need is a sign. Can I have a volunteer from the audience to be my sign? (chooses a volunteer and positions them as a sign) Okay, you are my sign. Now I need you to be really loud to catch people’s attention. Say something like, “Open! Open! Open!” really loud.

Sign: Open! Open! Open!

Shop Owner: Very good. You will need to do that every time someone walks by. Now I need a door. Can I have a volunteer from the audience to be my door? (chooses a volunteer and positions them as a door) Okay, you are my door. Whenever someone opens the door, I need you to go “Ding!” like a bell. Try it now.

Door: Ding! Continue reading

Bucket Freeze

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Improvisation
# of Participants 3
Props Needed: bucket of water or headphones/ear plugs

Action

*For the duration of this skit, the action of submerging one’s head in water can be substituted with wearing ear plugs and looking the other way. Please remember to be safe around water and to stress the potential dangers of this skit to your campers*

Counselors: (Instruct CAMPERS to yell ‘freeze’ when the Counselor removes their head from the bucket or when they take out their ear plugs)

Counselor 1: (Submerges head in water for as long as they can, preventing them from seeing or hearing the improvisation)

Counselor 2 & 3: (Improvise a scene)

Counselor 1: (Removes head from water when they feel comfortable doing so)

Campers: Freeze! Continue reading

Bonfire

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Prank
# of Participants At least 7, or as many as you’d like
Props Needed: 2-3 buckets of water

Action

Leader: I am going to show you how to lay a proper campfire. I will use volunteers from the audience to represent different pieces of wood. (The Leader or some other counselors bring up various volunteers)

The first wood that we will put down will be the tinder and the kindling, represented by these volunteers. (The Volunteers stand, sit, or lay down close together. How you choose to position the Volunteers will depend who you ask to be a part of the skit. This skit works well when used to prank L.I.Ts or C.I.Ts) Continue reading

A Big Jerk

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Prank, Punch Line
# of Participants 5
Props Needed: none

Action

(Enter Lawnmower and Counselor. Lawnmower gets down on all fours, pretending to be a lawnmower.)

Counselor: (Tries to start the Lawnmower but can’t. Counselor tries several times to pull the starter on the Lawnmower but each time the Lawnmower makes some sounds and then stops.) I will need a volunteer to help me start my lawnmower.

Volunteer 1: (Tries to start the Lawnmower but gets the same response.

Counselor: I will need another volunteer to help me start my lawnmower. Continue reading

Bandana Instructor

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Punch Line
# of Participants 2
Props Needed: 2 bandanas, banana

Action

Instructor: Today I am going to give you a short lesson in being prepared. When going on a hike, it is sometimes necessary to take only the bare minimum with you. I will show you how useful a bandana can be for this purpose. I will need a volunteer from the audience to help me demonstrate this. (Volunteer will be someone who already knows about the skit and has agreed to participate. They should be wearing a bandana and have a banana with them.) Because the audience is so large, I will show one side and my volunteer will show the other. (Instructor and volunteer should stand so that neither one can see what the other is doing but so that the audience can see both. Instructor takes out a bandana) I’ve got my bandana!

Volunteer: (takes out banana) I’ve got my banana!

Instructor: Now, do exactly as I say so that your half of the audience can see. First, fold it in half.

Volunteer: Are you sure? Continue reading

Attention! Attention!

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Audience Participation, Funny, Punch Line, Walk-On
# of Participants 3
Props None

Action

Camper 1: (Enters, runs in front of the group) Attention! Attention! Attention!

Camper 2: (From audience) What? What?!

Camper 3: (From audience) What do you want?!

Camper 1: I just wanted some attention. (Exits)

Attention! Attention!

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Anything for a Sale!

Category: Skits

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Type of Skit Prank, Audience Participation, Funny
# of Participants 7
Props Needed: 3 chairs; bottle of ketchup; bottle of mustard;
jam; sprinkles; flour; bucket of water

Action

Sales Person: (Enters) I need a few volunteers to help out with this skit. This is my furniture store but I don’t have any furniture in it yet. I need three people to be couch cushions. The three of you must sit on these chairs and pretend to be the cushions of a couch. The ends of the couch need to hold their arms up like armrests. I need another volunteer to be a lamp. You will stand right here behind the couch. For my last volunteer, I need someone to be the coffee table. You will sit in front of the couch on your hands and knees. Thank you so much, I couldn’t do this without you. How about a round of applause for my volunteers? (Audience applauds) It is very important that you do not move, remember, you are pieces of furniture. No moving, laughing, or wiggling! Business has been really slow lately and I need to make a sale today!

Mother: I am here to find some QUALITY furniture.

Sales Person: Well, you’re in luck. My furniture is as good as it gets.

Mother: I certainly hope so, I have 9 children and they are VERY hard on my furniture.

Sales Person: Here, sit down and try out this couch. (Mother sits down) See, isn’t it comfortable?

Mother: (Puts her feet up on the coffee table) It is very comfortable but I’m worried about how the fabric will hold up to my 9 very busy and sloppy children.

Sales Person: Well, why don’t you try bouncing up and down on the couch? (Mother bounces from one cushion to the next) And the light, turn it off and on a few times. (Mother tugs at the hand of the volunteer pretending to be the lamp) And just feel how solid this wood coffee table is, go ahead, give it a knock. (Mother knocks on the coffee table)

Mother: The furniture does seem to be fairly sturdy but I really need to know how well it will hold up to spills and stains.

Sales Person: Just wait a moment. (Exits. Returns with a bottle of ketchup and starts squirting the couch)

Mother: That is very impressive, it doesn’t even show the stain!

Sales Person: (Exits. Returns with a bottle of mustard and starts squirting the lamp) How about that?

Mother: Hmm, I think I’m starting like it but what about the table?

Sales Person: (Exits. Returns with jam and smears it on the table, showing Mother how easily it can be wiped off) See? It wipes right off!

Mother: Well, my children love to bake. How would the furniture stand up to that?

Sales Person: (Exits. Returns with sprinkles and flour and spreads it over all of the furniture) See? Not a spot!

Mother: I am convinced of its durability but . . . how easy is it to clean?

Sales Person: (Exits. Returns with a bucket of water) It’s very simple, ma’am. (Splashes the water onto the furniture)

Mother: Yes, yes, that does seem to do the trick. What I’m worried about most of all though, is how it will stand up to fire because my children really love to play with matches.

Sales Person: I have some gasoline in the back. I could throw it on the furniture to show how flame resistant it is around matches!

Mother: Oh no, that won’t be necessary. I’m confident that this set will work, I’ll take it all.

Anything for a Sale

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