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Activities for Caravans and Rallies

1960 WBCCI International Rally, Colorado Springs, CO

An organized rally should have a repertoire of group activities to encourage participants to work together and to get to know each other. Some of these activities may become group traditions. Some may be silly. But group activities serve many purposes and can be a path towards building relationships, camaraderie, and group identity and cohesion. Planned group activities are one characteristic of rallies that set them apart from buddy travels.



Happy Hour

One of the traditions of WBCCI, Happy Hours is that time at the end of the day when the rally or caravan participants gather to relax and share the days activities and events, to go over plans for the coming day, to just visit and enjoy each others company. Happy Hour usually includes light snacks and beverages of choice. Note: WBBCI suggests that alcoholic beverages bottles, cans, and other containers be kept out of view to promote the image of the group.

Pot Luck Dinners

Another WBCCU tradition. Pot lucks are a great way for everyone to chip in and contribute their favorite dishes for a communal dinner. Depending on the size of the group, pot lucks can be informal where everyone brings their dish of choice or more formal where each meal course is assigned to particular participants. These assignments can be based on trailer number, last name or similar designation. There are numerous other ways to organize a pot luck. One such idea is illustrated in the above picture. Participants were divided into groups and each group share a meal together. This breakfast even included a musician! Note: please review the page on food safety for guidelines in food handling.

Games for groups

Favorite games for groups of WBCCI members include all kinds of cards and board games, costume activities, story telling, horse shoes, bocchi ball, and slide shows.

Learning and education

Rally's and Caravan stops provide a great opportunity to learn from the locals. Talks by park rangers, museum docents, local historians and others provide participants with insight into local history and points of interest. Often arrangements can be made with local musicians, theater groups, and youth groups to provide special performances at your rally site. Off site tours and day trips are also a favorite activity.

Avocational activity sharing

Bringing in the experts provides the opportunity to learn more about the RV experience and the in's and out's of maintainence and useability. If you are close to a shop that specializes in RV repair, have a representative come and talk about the plumbing, electrical, or refrigeration aspects of RV maintainence. Maybe plan a hands on activity amongst the participants where those with experience or expertise can help others with a specific need or concern about their rig.

Service Projects

WBCCI has a strong tradition of supporting local non profits and community service organizations, especially during their International Rally. Providing knit caps for critically ill children, collecting pull tabs or pennies for fundraising, and collecting teddy bears are examples of such projects. There are a variety of ideas that could work well at a Unit rally or smaller gathering. Contact the local Chamber of Commerce in the area where you will be staying to get a list of potential organizations. Contact several to see what assistance they might need that your group can offer.

Games and activities for rally participants

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