A bona fide camp director shares her favorite summer camp crafts and games to make and play in your own backyard
I'm a grown woman and the mother of two young boys, so why do I still have a gimp bracelet for a key chain? Why do the words "steal the bacon" get my heart racing and the mere thought of a s'more make my mouth water? Because I am a camper at heart, that's why. A camper who loved summer camp so much that I became a counselor. When I got too old for that role, I jumped at the chance to become a bona fide camp director.
Over the years, I've played, made, and taught all the camp classics -- those great crafts and games that never grow old, no matter how many times you revisit them. Visit the links below and you'll find my favorites -- rock necklaces and God's eyes, rousing games of rainbow tag, and the ever-popular newspaper fashion show -- all with added twists for do-it-at-home versions that you can make and play all summer long, right in your own backyard.
Newspaper Fashion Show
God's Eye Memory Keeper
Pass the Parcel
Personalized Nature Pals