7 Great Camp Crafts & Games

A bona fide camp director shares her favorite summer camp crafts and games to make and play in your own backyard

by Natasha Friend
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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
Rainbow Tag
God's Eye Memory Keeper
Anything Auction
Rock Necklaces
Pass the Parcel
Personalized Nature Pals

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