Operation Streets of San Francisco Scavenger Hunt

Operation Streets of San Francisco Scavenger Hunt

SAN FRANCISCO SCAVENGER HUNTS

CHOOSE FROM:

Our city-wide hunt or one of our four neighborhood hunts: Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, The Embarcadero or North Beach.

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CITY WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT

HOW IT WORKS

We’ve designed the hunt around four San Francisco neighborhoods (Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, The Embarcadero and North Beach) with 10 photo challenges in each neighborhood. In addition there are 20 items to find, a 20-question San Francisco trivia quiz, five ‘catch as catch can’ photo challenges that can be taken pretty much anywhere and 12 super bonus point photo challenges at various places throughout the city.

This hunt can be done over the course of a full day or it can be broken down into several days. It’s your choice. There is no right way or wrong way. You make this hunt fit your requirements and the time you have. It’s formatted in Microsoft Word so it’s fully editable.

age range

Age 16 to adult. May be suitable for younger teens but a few challenges may need to be edited. Contact us if you have questions.

NUMBER OF TEAMS

The number of team members per team should be geared to how they’re getting around. Five people to a car = one team for example; you can have up to 10 people per team if they’re using public transportation. We recommend a minimum of three and no more than 10 members per team.

You can have teams as many as you think you can handle. Even a single team will work – just do it for the fun of it or perhaps compete against the clock by giving the team a certain amount of time to complete as many challenges as possible.

If you want to be part of a team, go ahead! Yes, you may have some inside knowledge of the challenges but you can make a rule that you can’t use that inside knowledge to help your team in any way.

the winning team

Will have had the most fun as a team while collecting the most points. You’ll have two options with regard to tallying up points for each team. You can either enlist good support – this is especially true the more teams you have – to help you grade team efforts or the teams can grade each other’s efforts with you as the mediator when and if necessary. We provide tally sheets so you can keep track of team scores.

examples

We provide lots of different types of challenges to complete to keep it interesting, engaging and fun, fun, fun!

  1. Take a picture of your entire team looking wicked on what was known during the Barbary Coast era as “the wickedest street on earth”.
  2. Take a picture of the team member who was born the furthest away from San Francisco with Dimitri Hadzi’s Creazione sculpture. This team member must be in a similar pose to that of the statue – as best as he or she can interpret it.
  3. Set up a wedding scene photograph at the place where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio posed for family photographs on their wedding day (January 14th, 1954). This is a very specific place. You can see it from Washington Square Park.

WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH THIS HUNT

Friendly, helpful email support

AND MASTER COPIES OF:

  • Organizer instructions which includes: pre-hunt to do list, opening instructions to the teams, supply and prep list
  • The hunt, team roles and rules of the game
  • A San Francisco map
  • Tally/scoring sheets
  • The invitation
  • Award certificates
  • Team name badges
  • Item ID table tents for collected items

WHAT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE

Collection bags and other items (like pens and clipboards) and prizes for the teams; vehicles or petty cash for public transportation. Our organizer instructions will provide a complete list.

pre-hunt prep time

For up to six teams, you can put our scavenger hunts together in about four to six hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the scavenger hunt and prepping the materials); as you add teams, you’ll need to add time to the pre-hunt prep. You mostly need to print (and perhaps edit) the documents included with the kit, pack the collection bags and you’ll need to get team prizes and other inexpensive supplies like clipboards and pens. Our organizer guide provides a supply checklist for you.

UNION SQUARE HUNT

This is a walking scavenger hunt for Union Square and Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco.

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Corporate team building version is available.

HOW IT WORKS

You’ll need about two hours minimum for this hunt. Your group will be divided into teams of up to 10 people. Each team will receive a collection bag (knapsack, duffle bag or carryall of some sort) containing various supplies. 

They will then embark on the scavenger hunt, taking pictures, obtaining specific items, and completing a creative project. All the challenges are worth valuable points and there are some bonus point challenges as well. At the conclusion of the hunt, the teams will prepare an optional final presentation while you “grade” their challenge sheets to find the winners based on point total (award certificates are included with this hunt). THE WINNING TEAM will have had the most fun as a team while collecting the most points.

For the TEAM BUILDING VERSION of this scavenger hunt:

  • There will be an added mid-hunt meet where additional challenges (included) will be given out and team members may move to other teams or team roles will change. At the conclusion of the hunt, after the teams present a creative and inspiring final presentation, we recommend you have a debriefing session using the team assessment form included with your kit.
  • TEAM OBJECTIVE: Form an efficient, effective and enthusiastic team that communicates well, works by consensus and has a definite plan of action to complete this adventure hunt. The team that does this the best will be your outstanding team of the day. (While points matter, outstanding team work matters more for this version of the game.)

examples

Scavenger hunt is broken down into the following categories: 21 picture challenges (they’ll make for GREAT memories of your hunt and San Francisco), 12 collection challenges, and a fun and creative project and a final team presentation (optional). We provide lots of different types of challenges to complete to keep it interesting, engaging and fun, fun, fun!

  • Take a picture of your entire team looking wicked on what was known during the Barbary Coast era as “the wickedest street on earth”.
  • Find an advertisement of any play or a brochure from one of the of the Union Square area theaters.  It can’t be an ad from a newspaper.

NUMBER OF TEAMS or PARTICIPANTS

Unlimited number of teams with a minimum of three to a maximum of 10 people per team. We do recommend one facilitator/helper for every two to three teams to keep things running smoothly, especially when you grade team efforts and tally up completed challenges.

What if you only have a few people participating in scavenger hunt? Instead of dividing them into teams, you can keep them all on one team and have them race against the clock, giving the single team a time limit to complete each section of the hunt (photos, find items, etc.), report back to you for the next section and so on until the hunt is complete.

age range

Age 16 to adult. Can be suitable for younger teens but a few challenges may need to be edited. Contact us with questions.

length of hunt

Two to four hours, depending on the size of your group*: Five minutes for opening instructions; a minimum of 1 1/2 hours for the scavenger hunt and about 30 minutes or more for the grading, (optional) team presentations and awards presentation. *The more teams you have, the more time it will take.

For the team building versions of the hunts, allow two to four+ hours, depending on the size of your group: 15-20 minutes for opening instructions, warm up game and team organization; 1 ½-2 hours for the hunt and about 30 minutes (or more) for grading, team presentations, awards and optional but recommended team assessment discussion.

pre-hunt prep time

For up to six teams, you can put our scavenger hunts together in about four to six hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the scavenger hunt and prepping the materials); as you add teams, you’ll need to add time to the pre-hunt prep. You mostly need to print (and perhaps edit) the documents included with the kit, pack the collection bags and you’ll need to get team prizes and other inexpensive supplies like clipboards and pens. Our facilitator guide provides a supply checklist for you. 

Regular version: $19.99 | Team Building Version $34.99

FISHERMAN'S WHARF HUNT

This is a walking scavenger hunt for the Fisherman’s Wharf area from Pier 39 to Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco.

INSTANT DOWNLOAD! No waiting, no shipping and handling fees.

Corporate team building version is available.

HOW IT WORKS

You’ll need about two hours minimum for this hunt. Your group will be divided into teams of up to 10 people. Each team will receive a collection bag (knapsack, duffle bag or carryall of some sort) containing various supplies. 

They will then embark on the scavenger hunt, taking pictures, obtaining specific items, and completing a creative project. All the challenges are worth valuable points and there are some bonus point challenges as well. At the conclusion of the hunt, the teams will prepare an optional final presentation while you “grade” their challenge sheets to find the winners based on point total (award certificates are included with this hunt). THE WINNING TEAM will have had the most fun as a team while collecting the most points.

For the TEAM BUILDING VERSION of this scavenger hunt:

  • There will be an added mid-hunt meet where additional challenges (included) will be given out and team members may move to other teams or team roles will change. At the conclusion of the hunt, after the teams present a creative and inspiring final presentation, we recommend you have a debriefing session using the team assessment form included with your kit.
  • TEAM OBJECTIVE: Form an efficient, effective and enthusiastic team that communicates well, works by consensus and has a definite plan of action to complete this adventure hunt. The team that does this the best will be your outstanding team of the day. (While points matter, outstanding team work matters more for this version of the game.)

examples

Scavenger hunt is broken down into the following categories: 20 picture challenges (they’ll make for GREAT memories of your hunt and San Francisco), 15 collection challenges, and a fun and creative project and a final team presentation (optional). We provide lots of different types of challenges to complete to keep it interesting, engaging and fun, fun, fun!

  • Take a picture of your entire team looking like teenagers copping an attitude in front of “The star of Hyde Street Pier”.
  • Collect a Ghirardelli “square”.

NUMBER OF TEAMS or PARTICIPANTS

Unlimited number of teams with a minimum of three to a maximum of 10 people per team. We do recommend one facilitator/helper for every two to three teams to keep things running smoothly, especially when you grade team efforts and tally up completed challenges.

What if you only have a few people participating in scavenger hunt? Instead of dividing them into teams, you can keep them all on one team and have them race against the clock, giving the single team a time limit to complete each section of the hunt (photos, find items, etc.), report back to you for the next section and so on until the hunt is complete.

age range

Age 16 to adult. May be suitable for younger teens but a few challenges may need to be edited. Contact us with questions.

length of hunt

Two to four hours, depending on the size of your group*: Five minutes for opening instructions; a minimum of 1 ½ hours for the scavenger hunt and about 30 minutes or more for the grading, (optional) team presentations and awards presentation. *The more teams you have, the more time it will take.

For the team building versions of the hunts, allow two to four+ hours, depending on the size of your group: 15-20 minutes for opening instructions, warm up game and team organization; 1 ½ – 2 hours for the hunt and about 30 minutes (or more) for grading, team presentations, awards and optional but recommended team assessment discussion.

pre-hunt prep time

For up to six teams, you can put our scavenger hunts together in about four to six hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the scavenger hunt and prepping the materials); as you add teams, you’ll need to add time to the pre-hunt prep. You mostly need to print (and perhaps edit) the documents included with the kit, pack the collection bags and you’ll need to get team prizes and other inexpensive supplies like clipboards and pens. Our facilitator guide provides a supply checklist for you. 

Regular version: $19.99 | Team Building Version $34.99

EMBARCADERO HUNT

This is a walking scavenger hunt for the Embarcadero waterfront area.

INSTANT DOWNLOAD! No waiting, no shipping and handling fees.

Corporate team building version is available.

HOW IT WORKS

You’ll need about two hours minimum for this hunt. Your group will be divided into teams of up to 10 people. Each team will receive a collection bag (knapsack, duffle bag or carryall of some sort) containing various supplies. 

They will then embark on the scavenger hunt, taking pictures, obtaining specific items, and completing a creative project. All the challenges are worth valuable points and there are some bonus point challenges as well. At the conclusion of the hunt, the teams will prepare an optional final presentation while you “grade” their challenge sheets to find the winners based on point total (award certificates are included with this hunt). THE WINNING TEAM will have had the most fun as a team while collecting the most points.

For the TEAM BUILDING VERSION of this scavenger hunt:

  • There will be an added mid-hunt meet where additional challenges (included) will be given out and team members may move to other teams or team roles will change. At the conclusion of the hunt, after the teams present a creative and inspiring final presentation, we recommend you have a debriefing session using the team assessment form included with your kit.
  • TEAM OBJECTIVE: Form an efficient, effective and enthusiastic team that communicates well, works by consensus and has a definite plan of action to complete this adventure hunt. The team that does this the best will be your outstanding team of the day. (While points matter, outstanding team work matters more for this version of the game.)

examples

Scavenger hunt is broken down into the following categories: 20 picture challenges (they’ll make for GREAT memories of your hunt and San Francisco), 15 collection challenges, and a fun and creative project and a final team presentation (optional). We provide lots of different types of challenges to complete to keep it interesting, engaging and fun, fun, fun!

  • Take a picture of the team member who was born the furthest away from San Francisco in a ballet style pose with Dimitri Hadzi’s Creazione sculpture.
  • Collect an item that says, “San Francisco Giants”.  “San Francisco Giants” may not be handwritten!

NUMBER OF TEAMS or PARTICIPANTS

Unlimited number of teams with a minimum of three to a maximum of 10 people per team. We do recommend one facilitator/helper for every two to three teams to keep things running smoothly, especially when you grade team efforts and tally up completed challenges.

What if you only have a few people participating in scavenger hunt? Instead of dividing them into teams, you can keep them all on one team and have them race against the clock, giving the single team a time limit to complete each section of the hunt (photos, find items, etc.), report back to you for the next section and so on until the hunt is complete.

age range

Age 16 to adult. May be suitable for younger teens but a few challenges may need to be edited. Contact us with questions.

length of hunt

Two to four hours, depending on the size of your group*: Five minutes for opening instructions; a minimum of 1 ½ hours for the scavenger hunt and about 30 minutes or more for the grading, (optional) team presentations and awards presentation. *The more teams you have, the more time it will take.

For the team building versions of the hunts, allow two to four+ hours, depending on the size of your group: 15-20 minutes for opening instructions, warm up game and team organization; 1 ½ – 2 hours for the hunt and about 30 minutes (or more) for grading, team presentations, awards and optional but recommended team assessment discussion.

pre-hunt prep time

For up to six teams, you can put our scavenger hunts together in about four to six hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the scavenger hunt and prepping the materials); as you add teams, you’ll need to add time to the pre-hunt prep. You mostly need to print (and perhaps edit) the documents included with the kit, pack the collection bags and you’ll need to get team prizes and other inexpensive supplies like clipboards and pens. Our facilitator guide provides a supply checklist for you. 

Regular version: $19.99 | Team Building Version $34.99

North Beach Scavenger Hunt

NORTH BEACH HUNT

This is a walking scavenger hunt for North Beach in San Francisco.

INSTANT DOWNLOAD! No waiting, no shipping and handling fees.

Corporate team building version is available.

HOW IT WORKS

You’ll need about two hours minimum for this hunt. Your group will be divided into teams of up to 10 people. Each team will receive a collection bag (knapsack, duffle bag or carryall of some sort) containing various supplies. 

They will then embark on the scavenger hunt, taking pictures, obtaining specific items, and completing a creative project. All the challenges are worth valuable points and there are some bonus point challenges as well. At the conclusion of the hunt, the teams will prepare an optional final presentation while you “grade” their challenge sheets to find the winners based on point total (award certificates are included with this hunt). THE WINNING TEAM will have had the most fun as a team while collecting the most points.

For the TEAM BUILDING VERSION of this scavenger hunt:

  • There will be an added mid-hunt meet where additional challenges (included) will be given out and team members may move to other teams or team roles will change. At the conclusion of the hunt, after the teams present a creative and inspiring final presentation, we recommend you have a debriefing session using the team assessment form included with your kit.
  • TEAM OBJECTIVE: Form an efficient, effective and enthusiastic team that communicates well, works by consensus and has a definite plan of action to complete this adventure hunt. The team that does this the best will be your outstanding team of the day. (While points matter, outstanding team work matters more for this version of the game.)

examples

Scavenger hunt is broken down into the following categories: 20 picture challenges (they’ll make for GREAT memories of your hunt and San Francisco), 15 collection challenges, and a fun and creative project and a final team presentation (optional). We provide lots of different types of challenges to complete to keep it interesting, engaging and fun, fun, fun!

  • Vampires would hate this place known as ‘a garlic restaurant’. Find it and take a photo of your entire team in campy vampire poses.
  • Have your most eloquent team member write a short poem about your team or your impressions of North Beach on the back of the most unusual postcard you can find.

NUMBER OF TEAMS or PARTICIPANTS

Unlimited number of teams with a minimum of three to a maximum of 10 people per team. We do recommend one facilitator/helper for every two to three teams to keep things running smoothly, especially when you grade team efforts and tally up completed challenges.

What if you only have a few people participating in scavenger hunt? Instead of dividing them into teams, you can keep them all on one team and have them race against the clock, giving the single team a time limit to complete each section of the hunt (photos, find items, etc.), report back to you for the next section and so on until the hunt is complete.

age range

Age 16 to adult. May be suitable for younger teens but a few challenges may need to be edited. Contact us with questions.

length of hunt

Two to four hours, depending on the size of your group*: Five minutes for opening instructions; a minimum of 1 ½ hours for the scavenger hunt and about 30 minutes or more for the grading, (optional) team presentations and awards presentation. *The more teams you have, the more time it will take.

For the team building versions of the hunts, allow two to four+ hours, depending on the size of your group: 15-20 minutes for opening instructions, warm up game and team organization; 1 ½ – 2 hours for the hunt and about 30 minutes (or more) for grading, team presentations, awards and optional but recommended team assessment discussion.

pre-hunt prep time

For up to six teams, you can put our scavenger hunts together in about four to six hours (includes shopping for supplies, reading the scavenger hunt and prepping the materials); as you add teams, you’ll need to add time to the pre-hunt prep. You mostly need to print (and perhaps edit) the documents included with the kit, pack the collection bags and you’ll need to get team prizes and other inexpensive supplies like clipboards and pens. Our facilitator guide provides a supply checklist for you. 

Regular version: $19.99 | Team Building Version $34.99

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