Summer camps all around the world are starting to cancel, and as a mama with summer camp loving kids, I couldn’t bear that thought of my kids missing out on all those fun summer camp experiences! If you want to give your kids the summer camp they’re missing, you still can! You can create a DIY Camp at home that your kids are going to love! Here is everything you need to know about how to hold a DIY summer camp at home.

How to Create a DIY Camp at Home

Kicking off summer camp

The first day of summer camp is an important milestone in their summer camp experience! This is where you can give them the run down everything they’ll be doing at summer camp and give them a chance to settle in. A great way to kick off your summer camp planning is to sit down with your kids and brainstorm ideas for your summer camp! Who better to help out then the campers!

Activities for summer camp at home

Now that you’ve brainstormed some ideas, it’s time to put those plans into action! What makes a summer camp, so fun is the activities that you do while you’re attending! If your child is missing out on their regular summer camp, then take this time to talk with them and figure out what activities they’re disappointed to be missing. This can give you some insight into what things to include and to help you decide what activities to do with your kids.

Summer camp field trips

Field trips are an important part of making your at-home summer camp experience a great one! If you have parks or other areas you can visit for field trips open, then I highly encourage you to take advantage of those! There are still a ton of great options available if you want to keep your field trips at home! You can visit museums online or take a virtual tour of a national park! There are many excellent field trip options available, but you might need to do some research ahead of time to set things up.

Summer camp crafts

A great way to celebrate your summer camp theme, or do keep your kids busy is to do some summer camp crafts! These can be keepsakes from their time at summer camp or just something fun for them to do! If you are planning a theme for your summer camp, try to keep the crafts around that theme. However, don’t worry if you don’t have a theme! Crafts are fun no matter what kind they are!


Wrapping things up

Finally, summer camp is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make the end fun! Have your kids do some wrap-up activities such as making a little scrapbook or activity to remember their time at “at-home summer camp” or a fun end up summer camp dinner.


Summer camps at home don’t have to be complicated! With these tips, you’ll have everything you need to have a successful summer camp experience for your kids at home

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