10 Wonderful Summer Camp Activities For Kids

Summer Camp Activities For Kids

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For children, the summer break is all about playing water games, making new friends and of course, going to summer camps. If you are a parent of kids or tweens, you have an important job to do at this time of the year: planning activities for the summer camp! But fret not, as Momjunction is here to the rescue. Here is our compilation of ten summer camp activities for kids that will make camping even more fun for them.

10 Wonderful Summer Camp Activities For Kids

1. Nature Trail:

Summer Camp Activities For Kids - Nature Trail

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You Will Need:

  • Items like pens, sunglasses, can, skipping rope, plastic cup and so on
  • Pencil
  • Pen
  • Paper

How To:

  1. Plant the items mentioned above in the park.
  1. You can hide it in the leaves or behind the trees or hang on the tree branches.
  1. Write down the items on a sheet of paper and give a copy of it to your kid.
  1. Now tell the kids to explore the trail and locate the items mentioned in the list.
  1. Do not set any time limit, as you have to let them enjoy the beauty of nature as well.

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2. Drive-In Movie:

You Will Need:

  • A large box
  • Construction paper
  • Tape
  • A white cloth
  • Projector

How To:

  1. Tell your kid to draw and cut out the wheels from the construction paper.
  1. Wrap the box with the construction or wrapping paper.
  1. Stick the wheels to the sides of the box.
  1. Arrange the outdoor movie using a projector and white cloth and let kids have fun in the camp.
  1. Do not forget to give them some popcorn and other snacks to munch while watching the movie. This is the simplest and most satisfying kids summer camp activities you must try in this vacation.

3. Measure The Tree:

Summer Camp Activities For Kids - Measure The Tree

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You Will Need:

  • Nothing

How To:

  1. Make each kid stand near the tree and ask them to measure it.
  1. To measure, tell the children to bend over and see the top of the tree.
  1. If they cannot see the top, then tell them to move back until they can.
  1. When they can see the top, they are as far away from the tree as its height.
  1. The method used here is trigonometry. When we look at the top of the tree at 45-degree angle, then the height of the tree is same as the distance we are from the tree.

4. Egg Carton Fire Starter:

Summer Camp Activities For Kids - Egg Carton Fire Starter

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You Will Need:

  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Candles
  • Sunflower seeds, twigs, lint, and leaves or shredded paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • An old pan

How To:

  1. Tell your kid to cut off the lid of the egg carton and place on the cookie sheet.
  1. Fill each space of the egg carton with Sunflower seeds, lint, twigs, and leaves or shredded paper. Lint would be the best as it catches fire easily.
  1. Put the candles in a pan, ensuring that only the wax and wick goes in.
  1. Place the saucepan on the stove to melt the wax.
  1. Pour the hot wax on each section of the egg carton. Make sure the wax gets into the sides of the egg carton. Leave it to cool and harden.
  1. To use the carton to start a fire, place it underneath a wooden pile and light the bottom of the egg carton.

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5. Stump:

Summer Camp Activities For Kids - Stump

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You Will Need:

  • Rope
  • Crates

How To:

  1. Place the crate 6 to 12 feet apart on the ground.
  1. Make each player stand on the crate.
  1. The players have to relax or pull a rope, trying to force the opponent step down her crate.

6. Earthball:

Summer Camp Activities For Kids - Earthball

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You Will Need:

  • Balloon or beach ball

How To:

  1. The activity requires kids to keep the balloon or beach ball in the air without letting it touch the ground. No child can touch the ball twice.
  1. Tell the kids to set a goal for the number of hits. After meeting their first foal, kids can increase the target and see how much they can accomplish.
  1. If the children are struggling, give them time to review their strategy and create a plan for the next round.

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7. Make A Tree Guide:

Summer Camp Activities For Kids - Make A Tree Guide

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You Will Need:

• Scrapbook
• Pen
• Tape

How To:

  1. This summer camp activity for kids will help them to learn and to identify the trees by their seeds, leaves, bark and shape.
  1. Walk around the camp with your kid and collect leaves and seeds from the trees. Make your kid rub the bark properly. Tape the leaves on each page of the scrapbook.
  1. Now ask your kid these questions:
  • What is the shape of the tree?
  • Does the tree have nuts, fruits or flowers?
  • How did the bark feel like?
  • Does any creature use the trees for shelter or food?
  1. When you are back home, use the tree identification guide to help your kid identify the trees he found in the camp. Tell him to label the pages with the proper names.

8. Sun Upcycled Crayons:

You Will Need:

  • Plastic cups
  • Plastic cling film
  • Crayons
  • Aluminum foil

How To:

  1. Cut off the top of the plastic cup and put pieces of crayons in it.
  1. Place the cups on the aluminum foil and cover with a plastic cling film.
  1. Place the crayons in the sunniest area of the camp and leave it for the day.
  1. Kids will see that the crayons have melted.

9. Make Campfire Scones:

Summer Camp Activities For Kids - Make Campfire Scones

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You Will Need:

  • Fruits like bananas, berries, and strawberries
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate chips
  • Waffle ice cream cone
  • Tin foil

How To:

  1. Chop the fruits into tiny bits.
  1. Then combine with the mini marshmallows and chocolate chips and mix well.
  1. Add the mixture to the waffle cones and wrap with the tin foil.
  1. Set the barbecue grill.
  1. When the coals turned gray, place the cones over the grill. The yummy Fruit and S’mores cones will be ready in 5 to 7 minutes. This is such a fun summer camp activities for kids to enjoy their vacation.

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10. Play Chalk Twister:

Summer Camp Activities For Kids - Play Chalk Twister

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You Will Need:

  • Colorful chalks
  • Dice

How To:

  1. Tell the kids to color make large circles on the ground or driveway.
  1. Position the kids on the opposite ends of the ‘self-made twister mat’.
  1. Roll the dice to find out what color the kids need to move to next.
  1. The kid who manages to bend himself into a ridiculous shape will be the winner.

We hope these activities help you and your child make the most of your camp. Are you also planning a summer camp this year? What activities are you thinking of including in the camp? Share your summer camp activities for kids ideas with us by commenting below.

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