15+ Summer Camp Activities to Make Amazing Memories!

I am always looking forward to the summer ๐ŸŒž vacation of my little ones for a lot of reasons. The best part about summer vacations is the summer camps my little ones would love to be a part of.

A summer camp ๐Ÿ• is not only a way of teaching my kids about various kinds of skills, but it also offers a suitcase of unforgettable memories.

Are you wondering why summer camp activities are important?

These activities focus on teaching your little camper about leadership skills, analytical ๐Ÿง  abilities, motor skills, physical ๐Ÿ’ช health, teamwork, and similar topics.

Summer camp activities ๐Ÿ• are also ideal for helping your kid with forming long-lasting bonds with their peers and teammates.

Interesting Summer Camp Activities For Kidsย 

Here is a list of all the amazing summer camp activities โœ…๏ธ my son and daughter love to engage in during their summer holidays.

Summer Scavenger Hunting Activity 

Scavenger Hunts are an amazing way of incorporating physical ๐Ÿ’ช activities in an entertaining way.

I ask my little ones to search ๐Ÿ” and collect anything they find interesting connected to nature. Starting from interesting pieces of rocks ๐Ÿชจ to the pretty leaves ๐Ÿƒ they collect, everything is a piece of memory.

I teach them how to trace these leaves ๐Ÿƒ and rocks on a piece of paper and paint ๐ŸŽจ it with vibrant colors. You can also hide flags ๐Ÿšฉ of various colors in different locations for your little campers to make use of their intellect, solve clues, and discover them.

Summer Camp Sport Activities 

Sports activities performed in a group are essential for instilling a spirit of teamwork ๐Ÿคผโ€โ™€๏ธ in children. Therefore, activities like boating ๐Ÿšข, kayaking, a game of tag, and similar activities are very essential โœ…๏ธ for the physical health, leadership skills, and team spirit of little campers.

I love to visit parks with boating facilities and sports clubs that organize interesting activities for little ones.

The Fireman Relay ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš’ is an amazing game that helps my little campers learn about the values of working as a team.

Important Note:

Please make sure your little campers don’t injure themselves during these activities.

Bonfire Activities 

I make use of my backyard and light a bonfire after sunset ๐ŸŒ‡ for my little campers. 

We sing songs ๐ŸŽต , dance, share spooky ๐Ÿ‘ป stories, and have a lovely time playing interesting games while sitting around the bonfire.

Here are a few campfire songs my little campers love to sing: 

Important Note:

I will advise all parents to strictly go through the contents of any song ๐ŸŽต before allowing their little ones access to it just to be sure that the contents of the songs are suitable โœ…๏ธ according to the age group of your little ones.

Learn How To Make Campfire Delicacies 

A summer camp can never be successful with a yummy bunch of ๐Ÿ˜‹ snacks. Moreover, learning basic cooking skills is also essential for little campers.

I love to teach my little ones how to make sandwiches, decorate biscuits and cupcakes ๐Ÿง, learn how to use a sandwich ๐Ÿฅช or waffle ๐Ÿง‡ maker, and make pancakes ๐Ÿฅž too.

We love to sit together by the campfire and relish these amazing delicacies ๐Ÿ˜‹ prepared by my little campers.

Important Note:

Please make sure your little campers don’t injure themselves while using electricity.

Learn About Safety 

Summer Camps are also amazing opportunities to teach my little ones about safety โ›‘๏ธ related to fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ and similar topics. 

I encourage my little campers to take part in safety programs organized by Fire Stations ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš’, Police Stations ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ , and Zoological Gardens. At home, my little ones often love to make posters and flowcharts to learn how to handle emergencies and ensure the safety of their peers.ย 

Make Bracelets Using Ropes

A crucial activity for forming stronger bonds ๐Ÿคผโ€โ™€๏ธ is making friendship bracelets ๐Ÿชข for your friends.

My son, daughter, and I love to make bracelets using colorful pieces of ropes or yarn by weaving them together ๐Ÿชข into many patterns. Weaving patterns using ropes can also be done using geoboards if your little camper is a beginner.

Summer Camp Stories 

Sometimes, my little campers miss their camping ๐Ÿ• trips a lot. Therefore, we end up reading wonderful camping stories ๐Ÿ“– that take us back to the camping days.

Here are a few summer camp books we love to read:

Here are a few movies ๐ŸŽž that remind my little campers about their summer camp days, and we love to watch them quite often:

Important Note:

I will advise all parents to strictly go through the contents of any book ๐Ÿ“– or movie ๐ŸŽฅ before allowing their little campers to read it just to be sure that the contents of the books and movies are suitable โœ…๏ธ according to the age group of your little ones.

Make A Fake Campfire

Now, this summer camp ๐Ÿ• craft activity is an evergreen one, letting my little campers make a campfire ๐Ÿ”ฅ at home at any time of the year.

I just place butter paper (translucent ones) carrying cutouts of stars ๐ŸŒŸ, planets ๐Ÿช, and shiny glitters into a transparent jar along with LED lights.

On lighting up those flickering vibrant LED lights, we have a jar ๐Ÿซ™ acting as a cute little campfire.

Moreover, we can also crush colorful ๐ŸŽจ kite papers into balls and place them in a transparent bowl carrying LED lights. 

We light up these lights ๐Ÿ’กand place them in the center of our dining table as an interesting campfire in a bowl. For better results, you can also use kite papers in shades of orange, yellow, and red.

Important Note:

Please make sure your little campers don’t injure themselves during these activities.

Make A Bird Feeder 

My son loves birds ๐Ÿฆ and making bird feeders is a mandatory activity during summer holidays. I love teaching my little campers how to use pine cones, paper cups ๐Ÿฅคor plastic bottles ๐Ÿงด to make bird feeders.

In all three cases, we just applied peanut butter on the supplies, put nuts and seeds along the surface, and hung them on the trees.

Cardboard Car Race

My kids are fans of automobiles ๐Ÿš˜ and love to take part in car races ๐Ÿ during their summer camps. I decorate a cardboard box ๐Ÿ“ฆ in such a way that it resembles a car ๐Ÿš— and open the flaps on the opposite sides. 

My little campers turn into cars ๐ŸŽ by wearing these cardboard boxes and holding them in place either by using their hands or by means of ropes.

Talent Shows And Theater Shows

This summer camp activity is always a fantastic idea ๐Ÿ’ก for little get-togethers in the backyard.

I love to organize talent shows along with other parents in the backyard where our kids can showcase any kind of talent ๐Ÿคฉ they are proud of. I also love to be a part of theater shows ๐ŸŽฅ or skits organized by all the parents for our little ones.

Moreover, we decorate paper bags as puppets using paint ๐ŸŽจ and markers for an entertaining interaction by means of a puppet show.

Water Balloon Dodgeball Game

Summers and water balloons ๐ŸŽˆ are a fantastic pair to look out for. My little campers love to play a game of dodging water balloons carrying a mixture of vibrant colors ๐ŸŽจ and water to protect their white t-shirts from being covered in various shades.

This game is a good choice โœ…๏ธ for enhancing the muscle control and physical fitness of my kids.

Flashlight Treasure Hunt 

Flashlight ๐Ÿ”ฆ is no less than any magical equipment for my little campers. I loved to play hide and seek with them in the dark, and we tried to locate each other using the flashlight. 

Moreover, I love to hide a tub of candies ๐Ÿฌ in the backyard and provide my kids with a handwritten treasure map leading to it. 

My little campers utilize a flashlight ๐Ÿ”ฆ and their analytical skills to discover the sweet ๐Ÿญ treasure hidden in the backyard while working as a team.

Important Note:

Please make sure your little campers don’t injure themselves during these activities.

Clean The Environment 

My little ones and I decorate our bikes ๐Ÿšฒ with flags and streamers during the summer holidays so that we can ride around to clean ๐Ÿงน the surrounding environment. 

This activity teaches little kids about teamwork ๐Ÿ‘ฌ and why it is important to keep the environment clean. Moreover, biking improves the muscle coordination ๐Ÿ’ช of my little campers, too.

Ninja Warrior Course

This summer camp ๐Ÿ• activity is an extremely competitive one, and my little campers have a lot of fun while engaging in it.

I prepare a race course using household items like chairs ๐Ÿช‘, tables, cushions, and other items. My little campers or ninjas need to cross this course in the shortest possible โฒ๏ธ time. 

Not only does this activity improve their motor skills ๐Ÿ’ช, but it also brushes up their analytical abilities.

Important Note:

Please make sure your little campers don’t injure themselves during these activities.

Learn How To Dye Clothes

I love to teach my little campers about the magic of ๐ŸŽจ chromatography. Moreover, this summer camp ๐Ÿ• activity also lets me teach them how to dye a piece of cloth.

I teach my little ones how to dye ๐ŸŽจ patterns, lines, and circular impressions on pieces of cloth. After these pieces of cloth have dried up, I love ๐Ÿคฉ to decorate my home using them.


Summer camps ๐Ÿ• will always hold a special place in the book of memories.

My kids not only enjoy themselves during these activities but also learn the important values โœ…๏ธ and skills required in every stage of life.

Don’t forget to tell me ๐Ÿ˜‡ which summer camp activity your little camper liked the most.

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