Welcome to a little something we’re calling The Very Official Duke TIP Scavenger Hunt for the Homebound.
We know what you’re thinking: aren’t scavenger hunts supposed to be big, in-person group activities, and aren’t big, in-person group activities a big no-no right now?
Yes. Absolutely. For sure.
But we’ve designed this scavenger hunt to be doable all by yourself (although in some cases it wouldn’t hurt to have a family member take the picture for you). And we’ve designed it so that you can submit everything online.
This scavenger hunt has five sections:
- Section #1: Finding Things (example: take a picture of ant carrying something)
- Section #2: Doing Things (example: imitate a 17th-century Dutch painting)
- Section #3: Making Things (example: make a really sad-looking paper airplane that would crash immediately)
- Section #4: Writing Things (example: write a one-sentence short story)
- Section #5: Cleaning Things (example: clean the toilet—this one is worth significantly more points!)
In most cases, you’ll submit a photo for each prompt. In some cases, you’ll type your submission directly on the submission page. In other cases—such as when it comes time for you to clean the toilet!—you’ll need to get a parent to provide a Very Official Digital Signature to confirm your completion of the task.
You’re welcome to answer all of the prompts, of course, but you can also pick and choose. The more prompts you answer, the more points you’ll get. Just be sure to submit everything by Wednesday, June 10.
Next month, we’ll give shout-outs to the top overall scorers, the top scorers from each subsection, the most creative individual entries, and more!
We’ve tried our best to make sure all you need is a camera of some sort (it can be the cheapest camera on the cheapest phone on the market), a few recycled supplies here and there, and some creativity.
This is all about fun. We’re trying our hardest to scavenge some good stuff to balance out all the not-so-good in the world right now. Fun is fundamental to being human, and that’s all we’re going for here! There’s no room for self-consciousness here—just silliness and open-mindedness.