Summer Camp Activities
For Kids

Summer Camp Activities for Kids

Looking for fun summer camp activities for kids? Here you will find a growing collection of summer camp ideas for summer camp counselors and camp directors.  This list includes a mixture of outdoor and rainy day activities as well as active and sedentary options. I encourage you to add your top favorites to the list in the comments section below so that we can keep this creative resource growing!



Recreation Activities

  • Hacky Sack
  • Canoeing
  • Soccer
  • Kickball
  • Parachute Games
  • Croquet
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Hiking
  • Capture the Flag
  • Creek Stomp
  • Kick the Can
  • Ropes Course
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Swimming
  • Predator/Prey
  • Tag Games
  • Disc Golf 
  • Archery 
  • Swimming

Craft Activities

  • Magazine Beads
  • Hacky Sac Making
  • Silk Screening
  • Creative Writing
  • Pet Rocks / Snakes
  • Dream Catchers
  • Paper Making
  • Candle Making
  • Fly Tying
  • Macrame
  • Natural Dyeing
  • Charcoal Sketching
  • Photography
  • Poi Making
  • Knitting
  • Tie Dying
  • Weaving
  • Pinecone 
  • Bird Feeders 
  • Bird House 
  • Friendship Bracelets 
  • Crocheting 
  • Leaf Pressing 
  • Musical Instruments - Shakers and Drums

Outdoor Skills and Outdoor Activities

  • Shelter Building
  • Edible Plants
  • Nest Building
  • Survival Techniques
  • Map and Compass Skills
  • Gardening 
  • Owl Calling
  • Build a Nature Trail and other Camp Work Projects
  • Astronomy
  • How to Load a Backpack 
  • Learn to Use a GPS 
  • Geocaching 
  • Pond Study 
  • Knot Tying 
  • Rock Climbing

More Creative Summer Camp Activities For Kids

  • Mime Workshop
  • Creative Drama
  • Folk History
  • Music and/or Musical Instruments
  • Folk Dancing
  • Baking
  • Photography
  • Creative Writing

Remember to add your favorite summer camp ideas here and check out the ideas submitted by other camp counselors and summer camp program directors.

Summer camp is a fun a magical place for both campers and counselors alike. The more diverse your activity list the more you are able to cater to all of your campers and ensure a spectacular experience for everyone.

As always, have fun. Be safe. And enjoy your campers this summer!



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