Looking for something to do with the kids this summer? Here’s how to plan a DIY summer camp at home with your family and friends.
How to Plan a DIY Summer Camp at Home
- Pick a Fun Theme
- Plan Your Activities
- Gather Your Supplies
- Set Up Your Space
- Have Fun
You can host your own DIY Summer camp with just your kids or invite a few friends to join the fun.
One advantage of inviting friends is that there’s more to help with the planning and supplies. Plus more hands on deck when it’s time for the camp week.
I’d recommend keeping your summer camp theme to one week. You can always host another theme a few weeks later but you’ll want to spread them out to keep them special and memorable.
One fun way of looking at planning a DIY Summer Camp is to think of it as a themed birthday party where you’re not rushed to do everything in a limited amount of time of a party.
Get your kids involved in the decorating part, it will be something excited about and remember.
Here are some fun themed ideas for creating your own summer camp with your child. They’re linked up to ideas for what to do during your summer camp.
Summer Camp Theme Ideas
- Under the Sea
- Super Heros
- Lost in Space
- Solar Energy
- Harry Potter
- Around the World
- Science Lab
- Water Park
- Camp Olympics
- Fairy Tale
Go to in-person Summer Camp?
Here are a few tips for first day of summer camp jitters to help your child.
Have you looked into the program safety policies that you’ve signed up for this summer? Here are 12 questions that you should ask to ensure your child is in an environment that’s set up to ensure child safety and prevent child abuse.
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- The Ultimate Summer Activity Bundle
- Summer Virtual Field Trips for Kids
- Summer Bucket List Planner