How to Plan a Summer Camp at Home | Free Printable

Plan a summer camp at home with a free printable planning guide & summer camp planner stickers too!

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Are you starting to plan for summer camp? Depending on where you live, your personal comfort level, and your budget, you may be thinking of alternates to the traditional day camp experience.

Fortunately there are some amazing options for online camp that we have used and LOVED that I'm super excited to share. 

One is Outschool. If you haven't discovered Outschool yet OMG you need to start now. We have done so many fun classes this year from dance to Shakespeare, and just signed up for our first week long camp today.  

Click here to check it out and get $20 off your first class!

If online camp isn't your thing, I've got you covered too. Keep reading for my guide to help you plan a fun summer camp at home, including a FREE printable planner to make it easy.

Planning a Summer Camp at Home

An at home summer camp is the perfect way to keep kids learning, engaged in something active, and having fun during their break from school. And it's easy to do! Want to learn how to plan a summer camp at home too? I have a few tips along with an awesome free printable summer camp planner to get you started.

It's easy to plan a summer camp at home with these tips and an awesome FREE printable summer camp planner! Includes a summer camp planning guide, summer camp schedule, and summer camp themed planner stickers. Everything you need for a fun filled DIY summer camp for kids!

How to Plan a Summer Camp at Home

Planning a summer camp at home is easier than you think. With a few simple steps, you can plan a fun camp week that your kids will love. And I even have a free printable summer camp planner to guide you through!

First, choose a theme. What are your kids interested in right now? Let their likes guide you to choose a theme for your camp. Your theme can be anything from dinosaurs to art to space to STEM. Once you have a theme you can narrow down your activities.

Head to the library. Once you've picked your theme, you should grab some books to get your kids excited about camp week. Take a trip to the library or browse on Amazon to find a selection of books that will complement your theme.

Decide on your activities. You'll need a good selection of activities for each day of your camp. I recommend a mix of outdoor and indoor ideas, and be prepared in case the weather doesn't cooperate with your plans. Think about games, crafts, and even snacks that tie back to your theme. Need inspiration? Head to Pinterest and check out all the fun activities I've pinned!

Plan a field trip or two. Summer camp at home doesn't mean you have to stay home. Brainstorm a fun field trip or two to help break up your week. It can be something like visiting the animal shelter for a pets themed camp (that's on our list!) or even going to the grocery store for a cooking camp.

Make a supply list. You don't want to be in the middle of an activity and realize you don't have something you need. Make a detailed supply list before your camp week to ensure you are stocked and ready to go each day!

Free Printable Summer Camp Planner

Ready to plan your summer camp at home? You need my free printable summer camp planner to get organized and keep all your plans in one place! This 3 page planner includes a planning guide to take you through all of the steps to creating your camp, a weekly schedule, and a set of summer camp themed planner stickers. Simply enter your email address below to have the planner sent right to your inbox.

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