​Campus Pursuit: A Fun New College Scavenger Hunt App For Students

​Campus Pursuit: A Fun New College Scavenger Hunt App For Students

A scavenger hunt is not a game for just kids anymore.
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Since we have about two weeks left of summer, I want to tell everyone about this new game I’ve encountered. Everyone knows about scavenger hunts, which is where people hide certain objects and the team that collects the most objects and finish with the fastest time wins the ultimate prize. But Campus Pursuit is the college edition. What with being college students, the creators understand that we may not have any funding for food or for fun activities. So, they created this fun free app which you can download on any smartphone device.


When you download the app, all you have to do is open the app and it will lead you to the Prizes of the Day page. There are Campus Pursuit ambassadors all around campus and they are dressed like you or me. You may see them hide prizes all around campus and may think they are crazy to hid behind bushes and stairwells but, they are doing it for a game. These student ambassadors are responsible for hiding prizes around campus and promoting the app to students. I recall this one time, I was trying to win a ticket to get an NFL jersey and the person hiding the ticket was having lunch at the nearby table in the Caesar Rodney dining hall. She helped me out and pointed me in the right direction. The app also is very helpful, it will buzz when new prizes are hidden and are available to find.

Campus Pursuit have many different prizes ranging from food products to gift cards to articles of clothing. Campus Pursuit was developed in 2013 by two students from Binghamton University. Scott Wisotsky and Shachar Avraham developed a better way of advertising on college campuses at a low cost. In 2014, the company expanded their business from local brand to national brands. Coming this September, Campus Pursuit will be engaged with about 50 campuses throughout the United States.

The app is not limited to one a person. The app is limited based on your ability to get to the destination as fast as you can. As you can see (don't mind my face I just got out of a really hard exam and it was raining) from below, we got two prizes before having lunch. If you have any questions about becoming a student ambassador, just let me know and I will email you back with deets. Happy Findings!



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“I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” - William Ernest Henley

Since we were little girls we have been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” We responded with astronauts, teachers, presidents, nurses, etc. Then we start growing up, and our plans change.

In middle school, our plans were molded based on our friends and whatever was cool at the time. Eventually, we went to high school and this question became serious, along with some others: “What are your plans for college?” “What are you going to major in?” “When do you think you’ll get married?” “Are you going to stay friends with your friends?” We are bombarded with these questions we are supposed to have answers to, so we start making plans.

Plans, like going to college with our best friends and getting a degree we’ve been dreaming about. Plans, to get married as soon as we can. We make plans for how to lose weight and get healthy. We make plans for our weddings and children.

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We fill our Pinterest boards with these dreams and hopes that we have, which are really great things to do, but what happens when you don’t get into that college? What happens when your best friend chooses to go somewhere else? Or, what if you don’t get the scholarship you need or the awards you thought you deserved. Maybe, the guy you thought you would marry breaks your heart. You might gain a few pounds instead of losing them. Your parents get divorced. Someone you love gets cancer. You don’t get the grades you need. You don’t make that collegiate sports team. The sorority you’re a legacy to, drops you. You didn’t get the job or internship you applied for. What happens to you when this plan doesn’t go your way?

I’ve been there.

The answer for that is “I have this hope that is an anchor for my soul.” Soon we all realize we are not the captain of our fate. We don’t have everything under control nor will we ever have control of every situation in our lives. But, there is someone who is working all things together for the good of those who love him, who has a plan and a purpose for the lives of his children. His name is Jesus. When life takes a turn you aren’t expecting, those are the times you have to cling to Him the tightest, trusting that His plan is what is best. That is easier said than done, but keep pursuing Him. I have found in my life that His plans were always better than mine, and slowly He’s revealing that to me.

The end of your plan isn’t the end of your life. There is more out there. You may not be the captain of your fate, but you can be the master of your soul. You can choose to be happy despite your circumstances. You can change directions at any point and go a different way. You can take the bad and make something beautiful out of it, if you allow God to work in your heart.

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So, make the best of that school you did get in to. Own it. Make new friends- you may find they are better than the old ones. Apply for more scholarships, or get a job. Move on from the guy that broke your heart; he does not deserve you. God has a guy lined up for you who will love you completely. Spend all the time you can with the loved one with cancer. Pray, pray hard for healing. Study more. Apply for more jobs, or try to spend your summer serving others instead. Join a different club or get involved in other organizations on campus. Find your delight first in God and then pursue other activities that make you happy; He will give you the desires of your heart.

My friend, it is going to be OK.

Cover Image Credit: Megan Beavers Photography

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