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Manhattan Beach Teen Center
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 802-5426

Teen Center School Year Program: Capture the Flag

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Today's Activity: Capture the Flag
Capture the Flag is a tag game that involves strategy, teamwork, and cooperation.
Instructions

  1. Divide into two teams of three or more players.
  2. Divide territories for the teams.
  3. Agree on two items to serve as "flags." They should be brightly colored and a foot or two across.
  4. Decide what happens when captured. Either choose to make players "out" for the rest of the game, converted to the team that caught them, or put in a "jail" to be rescued by their teammates. 

The Game

  1. Retreat by team into your territory to hide the flag. The flag must be hung at head height and be visible from 20 yards away on at least one side.
  2. Split into attacker and defender groups within your team. Attackers and defenders can switch jobs as needed.
  3. Attempt to sneak across the border, find and capture the enemy flag, and then race back without being caught if you are an attacker.
  4. Hide around your flag or along the border and try to intercept and catch any opposing players who sneak across if you are a defender.
  5. Capture enemy players by tagging them while they are on your side of the border.
  6. Win by capturing the enemy flag and carrying it back to your side of the border.

Jail

  1. Put captured enemy players in "jail" by picking an area with a clearly defined border to serve as the jail.
  2. Rescue teammates by sneaking across the border, finding the jail, tagging your teammate, then racing back across the border.
  3. Recapture players by tagging them again before they reach the border. Teen Center School Year 2015 to 2016

Teen Center School Year Program
The Teen Center School Year Program is a drop in, noncustodial program, open to all 6th through 9th graders living in Manhattan Beach, attending a Manhattan Beach school or whose parents work in Manhattan Beach. The Teen Center program schedule is concurrent with the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. We are open on most school holidays and in-service days. The Teen Center provides plenty of indoor and outdoor space to play and exercise and has a variety of exciting and engaging activities available each day. Daily options may include arts and crafts, basketball, volleyball, rock climbing wall, ping pong, billiards, foosball, Xbox Kinect, PlayStation 4, retro arcade games, Nintendo Wii U, movies and more! Resident fee includes fall, winter, ski week and spring breaks. Nonresidents must register separately for each Vacation Camp. All parents/guardians and teens must read the Teen Center Program Expectations and Late Pick-Up Policy and Procedure.

Date Day Time Location Phone Number
August 22, 2018 through June 7, 2019 Monday through Thursday 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Teen Center at Manhattan Heights Park Community Center
1600 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 802-5426
Friday 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Teen Center Vacation Camps
Summer 2019
June 17 to August 9, 2019

For more information, check out the Teen Center Calendar or contact Teen Center Supervisor at (310) 802-5426, Recreation Supervisor via email or the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448.

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