DIY Summer Camp

Do your kids go to summer camp?

Last year we tried a DIY Summer Camp! I was looking for a camp that would be a good fit for my son and the only one I found in his age group was too pricey. My son was still pretty young and I wasn’t sure if he’d actually stay all day or not want to go home early so I thought for a fraction of the cost we’d try summer camp at home. 

DIY summer camp ebook

DIY Summer Camp QUARANTINE EDITION

This year we have revised our summer camp to a Quarantine Edition & included many DIY activites. Since some of us are still hunkering down for Stay-at-home orders and it is likely that summer camps will not open up this year & NOW is a great time to buy your copy of our Summer Camp at home eBook.

Care to virtually join us? It’s super easy:

  1. Get the ebook (above) or activity calendar (below)
  2. Buy the Kits or gather supplies at home for DIY
  3. Have fun!

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We chose a low prep way to summer fun. Here is the month’s activities I have planned…

DIY Summer Camp activity calendar

DIY Summer Camp Materials:

Camping Equipment

Tent

Flashlight

Faux campfire (gather sticks & rocks to make a faux fire pit with semi-upright sticks and a rock border)

S’Mores fixin’s (chocolate bar, graham crackers, marshmallows & baby wipes) Bake these in a casserole dish, solar oven or toast marshmallows on skewers over a BBQ pit (best flavor)!

science kit

DIY Summer Camp Science 

Science Kit

basic arts & crafts supplies

Basic Art Supplies

Arts & Crafts Kit

We used the Giant Art Jar kit by Alex but since Covid 19- it has sold out. This one is a great replenishment alternative to your existing arts & craft supplies.

arts & crafts

1000 piece Art Supplies set

This is the most recent gifted item that we tried & we HIGHLY recommend it! This makes a better started kit or if you need to replenish your supplies for a larger family. It even has it’s own organizer with handle. 

Nature Exploration Kit

nature kit

Outdoor Adventure Kit

Pirate Dramatic Play

pirate dress up

Need some more fun DIY summer ideas?

Last summer we had a blast studying the ocean at home then take go on a tidepool trip at low tide!

summer activity calendar

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2 thoughts on “DIY Summer Camp”

  1. I used your FREE summer activities calendar and did the first week of science last week and my three boys had alot of fun with each activity and it helped me to get new ideas. We are excited to do more! Thank you !!

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