Looking for a way to spice up your reunion? These outdoor activities for thrill-seekers will help you create memories you’ll never forget.
A reunion. The words call to mind a sunny day at the park. Children play games, and the grown-ups sit peacefully around the grill, reminiscing about old times while creating new memories.
That’s all well and good, but who says these new memories have to happen at a park? You can create memories anywhere. And for families and friends who have a taste for adventure, memories are best made when adrenaline levels are high. If this is your group, consider adding these outdoor activities for thrill-seekers to your next reunion.
Swimming With Sharks
It’s definitely one way to add a little spice to your beach cookout. You can swim with sharks in one of a few ways, depending on what’s available in your area.
- Cage Diving: submerges swimmers in diving or snorkeling gear into shark-populated waters
- Snorkeling: A snorkeling tour where you swim through areas sharks frequent
- Shark Petting: Some places, like Shark Encounter in Dolphin Cove in Jamaica, have gentle sharks on-site that you can get in the water with and pet
If getting in the water with a shark is a little too much for your group, you can see about taking a boat or sub tour to see them at a more comfortable distance.
A hike in the woods is a wholesome way to get the family together and get away from it all. But if you have a truck or jeep, it’s worth it to invest in some off-road equipment and leave the trails behind. Off-roading opens up views you wouldn’t have been able to see otherwise and puts your driving skills to the test in multiple terrains, such as:
And best of all, after you’ve spent the day racing around, you can pitch a tent and add a bonfire and camping trip to the reunion.
Most outdoor activities for thrill-seekers involve pitting you against nature. Paintballing puts you outside, then pits you against each other.
Paintball fields will usually allow you to reserve the space and supply you with paintball guns. You will then divide yourself into two teams, and the field will give you an objective. Your goal? Complete the objective while trying to eliminate the other team’s members by hitting them with paintballs. If being hunted by your loved ones isn’t thrill-seeking, we don’t know what is.