For Camps: Month 2

Table of Contents

As you advance through each month of 5 Radical Minutes, additional content will become available.

Week One

Day 1
prompt

Prompt

Describe a time you were really lucky.

Connecting

Connecting

Was there anything in common about your stories?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Sometimes, someone else can feel lucky because we do something that makes their day better. Look for opportunities!

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge:

Who was lucky or made someone else feel lucky?

Day 2
prompt

Prompt

Where do you go when you just want to be alone? What happens that makes you want that alone time?

Connecting

Connecting

Anything in common?

challenge

Daily Challenge

When you find yourself alone today, even just for moments when you’re walking somewhere or just happen to be alone, take a moment to reflect on the importance of being able to enjoy alone time and not always needing to be with others. What do you most enjoy about who you are inside?

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge.

Who thought about alone time? What did you learn?

Day 3
prompt

Prompt

Look around you at nature. Find something that you think could be or could make a home for some kind of creature. What might that be?

Connecting

Connecting

How are plants and animals dependent on one another? How are we dependent on them?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Today think about the ways we could be more caring about the creatures in our world. Every little plant in nature is some little creature’s home or food. Look around today and see all the places little creatures might be living.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge.

Who found some creature homes or food today? Tell us what you saw!

tip

Prepare

Tomorrow is a fun day!

Day 4
prompt

Prompt

Today is just for fun!

Connecting

Connecting

What did you like about this?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Today, find some ways to show more gratitude for fun.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge.

Who found ways to love and appreciate fun more?

Day 5
prompt

Prompt

Share something you wish adults understood.

Connecting

Connecting

Is there anything in common about your wishes?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Think about ways in which your friends might wish you understood something about them. Can you think of anyone who needs you to be more understanding or more patient? What can you do about that?

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Who brainstormed ways to be more understanding today? Share with us!

tip

Prepare

Your next session will be to do something fun together as a group for four minutes. Think up a few charades, improvise a skit, invent a silly dance, write a new camp song, etc. The goal is to laugh together as a group.

Week Two

Day 1
prompt

Prompt

If I could change one thing in the world ….

Connecting

Connecting

Anything similar in what you would change?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Look for opportunities today when you can see something you could do that would be a positive change in someone’s world.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge:

Who was a hero for positive change today? Share your story.

Day 2
prompt

Prompt

One thing about myself or my behavior or attitude I might like to change is….

Connecting

Connecting

Talk about why it is sometimes difficult to change who we are or how we behave.

challenge

Daily Challenge

Today take one practice step at being just a little bit better about an attitude or behavior of your own that you’d like to change. I’d love for you to let me know later if you found a way to do that today!

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge.

Who took a practice step towards being just a little bit better today? Was it your attitude? Your behavior?

Day 3
prompt

Prompt

Talk about how you know when someone is really listening to you.

Connecting

Connecting

Were your sharings similar?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Today, notice how people do or don’t listen to you, and tell them when you can see that they really are listening.  AND… when people speak to you, let them know you’re listening by how you respond… look into their eyes, pay attention, nod… let the know by what you do.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge.

Was it difficult to listen today? Was it nice to notice you were being listened to?

Day 4
prompt

Prompt

When I am at my best, what I like most about myself is….

Connecting

Connecting

What did you like about what your partner said?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Talk with others today about what they like about themselves.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge.

Who discovered new things about their friends today?

tip

Prepare

Tomorrow is another fun day!

Who discovered new things about their friends today?

Day 5
prompt

Prompt

Today is fun day!

Connecting

Connecting

What was the best part about this activity?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Ask if they have ideas for your fun activities that you haven’t tried yet.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Does anyone have more fun ideas for us that you haven’t shared yet?

Week Three

Day 1
prompt

Prompt

Talk about anger. You don’t have to talk about your own anger or you can if you wish. But you could talk about what anger does to relationships or how it affects others nearby.

Connecting

Connecting

Can you come up with any ideas for what you can do when you’re angry so you don’t act out in ways that are uncomfortable or hurtful to others?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Today notice how people’s emotions often feed into their actions. Notice your own and see if you can overcome your first reactions and take a deep breath before responding.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge:

Who had some wins today with their thoughts about anger?

Day 2
prompt

Prompt

If you could go into space with the astronauts, what about that would be great and what might cause fear or anxiety?

Connecting

Connecting

How were your stories similar?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Using imagination about things we might never do can still give us great ideas about things we WILL do or want to do. Imagine today!

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge.

Who used their imagination today to try to drum up some great ideas?

Day 3
prompt

Prompt

When you think of the person you trust most when things are difficult, what is it that this person does that makes them so trustworthy?

Connecting

Connecting

What traits did you name that are similar?

challenge

Daily Challenge

All day long… and for all the rest of your days… always be guided by the thought, “Is what I’m doing something that builds trust with this friend/person?”

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge.

Who tried to build trust today? Did anyone have to change their behavior to be better at trust-building?

Day 4
prompt

Prompt

When you spend less screen time, what do you gain?

Connecting

Connecting

Were your ideas similar?

challenge

Daily Challenge

When we spend less time on devices, we notice more about people and the world around us. Today, notice people’s expressions. Pay more attention to what people say. Notice how our relationships are different when we are face-to-face than when we’re online.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge.

What did you notice about people when you were really looking at them as you talked? What did you hear?

Day 5
prompt

Prompt

If you could change one rule in your world, what would it be? Something at your school, at home, here at camp… anywhere.

Connecting

Connecting

What did you have in common about rules you’d like to change?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Circumstances in life change. Sometimes we need to look at rules and see whether they still apply exactly as they are, or whether we need to come together as a community or ask our leaders to consider a change. Especially if something doesn’t seem fair, be sure adults know if you think we need to consider something about one of our rules. Remember to do this with respect!

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

How did rule thinking go today? Did it help you appreciate some rules? Did you think of any more you’d like to change?

tip

Prepare

Our next session with be another fun day.

Week Four

Day 1
prompt

Prompt

Today is another fun day!

Connecting

Connecting

What did you like best about our time?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Make a comment about how you enjoy the kids in your group. Challenge them to keep enjoying each other today.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge:

Who had a great day today?

Day 2
prompt

Prompt

What is one thing your family does that you look forward to when you get back home.

Connecting

Connecting

What did you like about what your partner said?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Some of us have families that get along really well, and some of us maybe not so much. When we live in a family that has struggles, sometimes the people that matter most in some ways are our friends. Today think about being the kind of friend that an unhappy friend is grateful to have.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge.

Who practiced being a great friend today?

Day 3
prompt

Prompt

What is a lesson you know someone else learned the hard way?

Connecting

Connecting

Talk about how you can avoid making mistakes if you pay attention to other people’s lives?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Today when you have a choice to make, always think about what the higher choice is… the choice that is kind, responsible, respectful and considerate.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge.

Kindness ruled the day. Who agrees? How did you add to kindness today?

Day 4
prompt

Prompt

When it is difficult to fall asleep, what do you do to help yourself drop off.

Connecting

Connecting

What ideas did your partner suggest that might be helpful for you?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Today look for the happy memories you create so you have something pleasant to think about tonight as you’re drifting off to sleep.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Check in at the end of the day to see how campers did on their challenge.

Who has a happy bank stocked up for sleep tonight? What’s in it?

Day 5
prompt

Prompt

Share a story of being forgiven. Only give the details about what happened that you feel comfortable sharing, but at least focus on who the person was without naming them (just talk about whether the person was a family person, a friend, a teacher, but not the name), how the forgiveness was communicated to you, and what it has meant to you since.

Connecting

Connecting

Did your stories have anything in common?

challenge

Daily Challenge

Today think about your actions so you don’t give someone a reason to have to forgive you, AND if something that happens that gives you an opportunity to forgive someone, work toward forgiveness.

High Five Finale

High Five Finale

Share some good choices you made today so you didn’t give someone a reason to have to forgive you? Who forgave today?