There is a couple activities that fit us nerds better than you might think. Here’s a couple:
Disc Golf is an excellent group activity to get you and your friends outside and on your feet. Disc golf courses are usually free to play and the discs are cheap. To play you choose an appropriate disc and throw it at the basket. Less throws the better.
You can keep score or you can just hangout and throw your discs and cheer each other on. I don’t keep score against others I just try to improve a little against myself each time.
If you’re just starting out here is what I recommend you start with. A Driver, a midrange, and a floppy putter.
Another awesome outdoor game is Bocce ball. Bocce can be played in a grassy area, sand, or dirt. Some parks have Bocce courses that are long sand pits similar to the size of a horseshoe pit.
Bocce is a game between two teams of either 1 player or 2 players on each team. First a team throws a small white ball called the jack or pallino and then the teams take turns to throw their larger black/green or red/orange balls closest to the jack. The team closest is the only team scores and they count the balls closer than their opponent to the jack. The game is typically played to 7, 13, or 21.
For those in wheelchairs there is also a hard surface version called Boccia made with leather balls. This looks really cool and if you’d like to read more info about the sport, check here.
If you have another outdoor activity that’s great for a gamer, nerd, geek, etc. let us know in the comments.