The Alabama North NYI held a weekend fall retreat on November 1st and 2nd. On Saturday afternoon the youth worked on various projects to help spruce up the campgrounds. A major project was to build a new Octaball (GaGa) pit at the corner of the ballfield by the lake. Octaball is a favorite sport among young people and we are sure that many of our future guests will benefit from this new addition to our sports activities.
A popular game for youth, Octoball is also refered to as Gaga ball. It’s a bit difficult to describe. Basically it is an enclosed dodgeball game. The object is simple: get a bunch of people inside of the octagonal ring and try to eliminate other players by having the ball touch their feet or legs.
It is a fast-paced, action-packed game of elimination. It has burst onto the camp scene and school playgrounds everywhere and has quickly become an obsession for those who play.
Thanks Jake and the Alabama North NYI!