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Discussion: Night-o!

in: barb; barb > 2016-07-25

Jul 26, 2016 10:04 AM # 
That would be awesome... got to be a way to combine capture the flag and night-o :)
Jul 26, 2016 11:21 AM # 
I think there might be restrictions on employing teens, in terms of the hours that you can have them working. Have to look it up.
Jul 26, 2016 11:29 AM # 
Here you go:

tl;dr: 16 and 17 year olds can work until 11:30pm on not school-nights. Shouldn't be a problem for night-o!

(When I was a teen in MA I had an employer who regularly had us working past the allowed time. The job was too good to complain.)
Jul 26, 2016 12:13 PM # 
Our autumn ARK sessions are all night by the middle to late October. Kids love running with a head light and yeah capture the flag with maps (and the odd glow stick) is a fave of the kids (and coaches).
Jul 26, 2016 1:59 PM # 
We train in the dark a lot for skiing (see: late november after school). Some of the kids really like running in the dark with a headlamp, some of them really hate it. Some hate the light, some hate the dark, some just hate the running.
Jul 26, 2016 2:01 PM # 
What maps near hear allow night use? I'm fine with asking for permission.
Jul 26, 2016 2:02 PM # 
Hm, need headlamps...
Jul 26, 2016 9:47 PM # 
in our first year of ARK I remember talking to some
parents and saying "oh we forgot to mention on our we page that kids require a mandatory head lamp which will cost $20-30. I hope that is ok?". the mom then looked at me shockingly and said "seriously? you are serious that is a cost to worry about? I'm a hockey mom used to $1500 in equipment"

we need to remember that. there are lot more kids in sports that cost a lot more.
Jul 27, 2016 1:35 PM # 
And you can get cheap but bright headlamps at Wal---rt for a few dollars. When we did a night program at a school function, I found ultra-cheapos at the $1 store. Some even came with batteries; another variety cost $1 more for a pack of batteries.
Jul 27, 2016 3:33 PM # 
The teens were not so into the idea of training in the evening when we broached the topic yesterday. They have other stuff going on. And they feel they can deal with the heat of the day. However, it is still a possibility.

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