summerbreak_group_photo

The web series @SummerBreak wanted to pull out all the stops for their season finale episode, so they contacted Reality Rush a few weeks ago to help them run a scavenger hunt at Venice Beach.

@SummerBreak follows the lives of a group of recent high school graduates on their last summer vacation before they head off to college. It’s very unique in that it airs in real time over social media — Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. The kids all have Twitter accounts, and they tweet and post photos all summer long. They are also followed by cameras, and their day-to-day experiences are edited into short webisodes which are posted to the @SummerBreak YouTube Channel. The slogan for the series, “Real Kids. Real Life. Real Time.” sums it up pretty well.

After a summer of fun experiences including scuba diving, surfing and trips to San Francisco and Catalina, the @SummerBreak team contacted us to plan a Venice Beach scavenger hunt for the cast. A big part of it was to incorporate a LIVE social media component, where they needed their fans’ help to complete a few of the tasks.

summerbreak_teams

We planned a scavenger hunt that takes elements of both URBAN HUNT and THE RACE, and also required the @SummerBreak kids to have their Twitter followers retweet clues and get their fans to send in photos to complete tasks.

The hunt turned out great — you can see it on the Season Finale of @SummerBreak (below) — it takes up 14 minutes of the 24 minute season finale!

On Friday, Reality Rush ran a custom team-building event for the Executive Staff of Teach For America on the sunny beaches of Santa Monica, California! TFA was holding their annual staff training retreat and Reality Rush came in to run an afternoon of team-building challenges for the group.

The TFA Staff split up into five teams including the Yellow Team, Green Team, Gray Team, Red Team and Blue Team. After some hard-fought competitions that challenged their mental, physical, and teamwork skills, as well as reinforced the five TFA “Core Values,” it was the Blue Team that came out on top and won the coveted “Copa de Core Values” trophy.

Thanks to our TFA group for a great afternoon!

PHOTO GALLERY: