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Wildsaujagd

Published: June 19, 2009

Last night in Waldsee, we played an Abendprogramm (evening program) called Wildsaujagd (Wild Boar Hunt)! This Abendprogramm was brought to Waldsee in 1999 by a Swiss Betreuerin (counselor), Uschi. It is an extremely popular camp game in German-speaking countries in Europe. The game is based on a hunting tradition in Germany, where wild-pig hunters used different-colored spears so they could tell who among them had actually killed the pig. In the game, Betreuer are Wildsäue and the villagers are the hunters! Each team gets a color. Villagers use sponges dipped in colored paint to tag the Betreuer, who wear (initially!) white t-shirts. Different Betreuer are worth different numbers of points, depending on their speed. (Erik, the Meistersau, was worth 20 points.) The team with the most points at the end of the game -- as determined by the spots on the now-rainbow colored t-shirts -- wins. This year's winner was Lila (Purple)! Of course, we can't forget about language! In order to get more paint for their sponges, villagers had to answer a question -- in German! Check out the video from Wildsaujagd below: