The Snack Brigade
Plan a 3 day backpacking meal, film a video explaining what you would bring and share some backpacking food tricks and tips
Make a 15-sec video teaching an outdoor skill (backpacking, hiking, camping, cooking, etc).
Share a doughnut with your team... without using your hands.
Boulder one problem outdoors.
Do your best parkour moves at a local park. Loudly state the word "Parkour" while performing these daring moves.
Find or make a souvenir that will remind you of the past 24 hours.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie an alpine butterfly knot.
It is NOW the end of your 24th hour of Questival, share with us the best photo/video of where you ended up. Don't forget the totem.
COMPLETE BOTH COTOPAXI CHECKPOINT CHALLENGES - Submit team photo with both passport stamps visible.
Checkpoint 2 - TIMEFRAME (5pm-7pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at Gateway Park West Side, complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. The Questival app closes at 7:00pm plan time for the challenge.
Collect all of the garbage you create during your adventure and take a picture of it in the final two hours of Questival then recycle/compost what you can.
Take team photos at The White House, Capitol, Jefferson Monument and Washington Monument. Post a collage.
As a team sing the state song of Virginia. "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia". Sing it loud sing it proud.
Write a note with 10 things you love about D.C./Arlington and leave it for someone else to find.
Practice the ancient art of Origami whilst in nature. Show us what you origamized. Respect the craft, it has to be legit.
Pick up 100 pieces of trash at a local park, recycle what you can and put the rest in the trash. Take a video clearly showing what you gathered.
Take a 15 second video outside of your favorite Smithsonian Museum and tell why it's your favorite.
Join forces with another team and choreograph a 15 second fight scene (fake fight scene, think action movie). Two totems required.
Put a picture of Lavar Burtons face on a kite and fly it high, just like Reading Rainbow. Don't forget to sing the theme song.
Feed a meal from a street vendor to one of your teammates only using your knees.
Arm wrestle a stranger not participating in questival, while armwrestling another stranger lefty, that's right double armwrestling.
Hold a staring contest with stranger not participating in the questival while casually eating a piece of fruit..... don't break eye contact 15 second minimum.
Hug a stranger that is not participating in the Questival for 15 seconds.
Go to a local thrift store and find a unique item. Take said item to a crowded area, ask a quiz question and then deliver the item to a stranger not participating in the questival for a correct response. Record their reaction.
Get 15 high fives in 15 seconds from 15 different people not participating in the questival.
Find and take a team photograph with this building during daylight hours. (tap this challenge then tap GO >)
Bake cookies, share them with your nemesis.
Bake a cake, and put candles on it. Find a stranger not participating in Questival and sing "Happy (insert the day, i.e. Saturday) To You" to them. Make sure they blow out the candles.
Research how to correctly treat a snake bite then make a 15-sec video sharing what you learned.
Car karaoke as a team to your favorite song. Tag James Cordon @JKCorden & @latelateshow
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second team intro video as if you were the stars of an 80"s or 90's sitcom.
Create a 15 second informational video about the work of one of Cotopaxi's grantees.
Film a 15 second video teaching how to tie a prusik knot.
Go to a restaurant serving food from a country you've never been to, and eat a dish you've never heard of. Be honest, really try something new and make it count.
Order some food and record a review as if you are Guy Fieri while you eat it. Remember to say "money" over and over to be authentic.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Impress us with your connections/access to one of D.C or Maryland's professional sports teams.
Filter water from a natural source and drink it. Water must be properly filtered and no a kitchen filter does not filter properly.
Tie a bowline knot in a 15 second video.
Take a 15 second video and tell what the Maryland state motto means to you.
Creatively take a photo with your favorite piece of street art that you find during Questival.
Start an impromptu YMCA song outside the YMCA.
Give one of your teammates a piggy back ride up 3 flights of stairs. #timelapsevideoifnecessary
Have a teammate do 50 consecutive unbroken pushups and submit a timelapse video of the feat (don't forget your totem).
Checkpoint 1 - TIMEFRAME (noon-2pm) - Find the Cotopaxi team at (Meridian Hill Park), complete the challenge and post a team photo showing your checkpoint 2 stamp. Plan time to complete the challenge, the checkpoint closes at 2:00pm exactly.
At checkpoint #1 on Saturday, invite another team to dance the official state folk dance of Maryland. (Two totems required)
Create a team logo or crest and draw it on your totem. Make a 15 second video explaining your logo.
Swap shoelaces with a member of a different team. Two totems required in the submission.
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Make a 15 second commercial for the city of Arlington.
Leave a book at a little free library/tiny library (not a public or city library). Take a video explaining your addition. #readingisFUNdamental
Take a load off and do some urban hammocking in a creative place. Be respectful of your anchor points when choosing a location (i.e. don't cross walkways/pathways)
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Have two team members dress up as your parents, and recreate a pivotal memory from your childhood. Dig deep.
Create a 15 second Rube Goldberg machine.
Dance on the ceiling, I don't care how just figure it out Lionel Richie did it so you should too.
Video a teammate throwing a doughnut hole as fast as they can at another teammate's face (Protect your eyes!).
Give everyone on your team new nicknames and create name badges so you don't forget.
Blindfold a teammate and then feed them an unusual and secret food item and see if they can guess what it is.
As a team hold a "wall sit" as long as you can.
Contact the nonprofit of your choice and schedule a time to go in and volunteer with them after the Questival. (PLEASE if you complete this challenge make sure to honor your commitment). #integrity
While camping in the wilderness document/photograph at least 4 different types of wildlife, each unique/from separate animal families. (Don't forget the totem)
***PRIZE CHALLENGE*** Food toss trick shot, get fancy tossing food into a teammate's mouth
Fit one of your teammates completely into a bag/luggage/storage container. #don'tletthemdie
Make your own grape juice by grape stomping, and then drink it. #sweetberrywine
Film a funny spit-take video with your team. Whats a spit take? Tap this challenge then tap GO >
As a team play hard boiled egg roulette. Make sure to clean up the mess, no littering.
Take a photo or video with the state cat of Maryland. A real live one.
Play a round of Water War, what's that you ask, tap this challenge then tap GO >
Everyone on your team eats one raw clove of garlic each. #foryourhealth
Eat 1 tablespoon of blue cheese, and immediately after swallowing sing "I'm Blue" by Eiffel 65.
Eat two crickets #doubledareyou.
Make a smoothie using at least 5 different fruits and vegetables.
Cook a pancake, try to make the it in the shape of a llama.
Decorate your face like a cake. Frosting, sprinkles, whip cream, etc. Get a teammate to taste your face.
Go to a grocery store and pretend an avocado (or a similar looking item) is a dragon egg from Game of Thrones. Have a ceremony with a teammate to crown the Queen of the Dragons.
Perform a random act of kindness. Include a short text explanation in your comment. Do something meaningful and make it count!
Eat at a roadside diner, order the 12th thing on the menu.
Research the symptoms of heat stroke then make a 15-sec video sharing how to spot the symptoms.
Go to a driving range and hold a team long-drive competition. Record your longest drive.
While camping in the wilderness draw a picture of a llama w/ charcoal from your campfire.
Camp overnight in a tent in the wilderness give an MTV Cribs style tour of your entire campsite. (Sorry yard/house camping doesn't count)
While camping in the wilderness dowse a campfire.
While camping in the wilderness make s'mores over a campfire add an extra ingredient and share your recipe in the caption. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping share a meal with another team over a campfire. Two totems required in the submission. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Share a campsite with another team. Two totems required in the submission. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness recite a Cotopaxi rap around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping at in the wilderness make a commercial for a cologne/perfume based on the scent of campfire. Channel your inner Chanel™. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness start a campfire without matches, a lighter, or starter fluid (fire must be contained inside a legal fire pit). Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness come up with a SUPER clever way of roasting one of your marshmallows for your s'more. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Prepare and eat an MRE/Mountain House meal #CampEats.
Whittle yourself a spoon and eat some soup with it.
While camping in the wilderness cook a meal over a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness video a 15 second scary story around a campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
While camping in the wilderness sing a pop song around your campfire. Complete this challenge during nighttime hours.
Document the largest spider you can find. Not from a store or cage/terrarium.
Cross the street walking like you would be walking on the moon. Peace out gravity!
Complete the kickoff challenge at 7:30 (It will be announced from the stage)
Tell your best joke in 15 seconds or less.
Visit NothingButNets.net learn a fact about malaria then Visit the Nothing But Nets booth and make a 15 second video sharing your new found knowledge.
Find and photograph the three chalk llamas hidden on the sky bridge at Gateway Park. Post a collage.
Successfully arrive at the kick-off/launch party at having parked legally and lawfully or take public transport.
Take a selfie or a team picture with Miguel the Llama. (We will announced from the stage when Miguel arrives)
Play a round of Giant "Beer" Pong, Giant Connect Four or Llama "Cornhole" at the Festival with another team.
Donate to the IRC by clicking on this link, then submit a screenshot of your donation to complete the challenge
Take part in the "Follow-the-Llama" Dance competition, get a photo/video of someone from your team participating. #goforthegold!
Take a team photo with the Washington monument in the background from the sky bridge at Gateway Park.
Cotopaxi Questival movie club: recommend your favorite adventure movie with a brief explanation why.
Come up with and film a 15 second team handshake or cheer.
Pick a state or national park you want to visit. Take a 15s video letting us know what you would want to do during your visit.
Visit one of your favorite local places in nature.