Make this year’s summer camp the best one ever! Here are ten fun summer camp themes that are sure to be a hit with campers. Each theme includes a suggested project idea to help you start your planning.
10 Fun Summer Camp Themes for Kids:
#1: STEAM Theme
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) curriculums are all the rage in education, so why not bring the concept to camp? Parents and campers will love it. Darice offers a STEAM catalog that is packed with project ideas as well as all the supplies you will need to make your camp successful.
#2: Animal Planet Theme
Kids of all ages love animals and learning about them. Take your campers on a safari this summer with animal planet themed projects. The Darice felt elephant hat is a great way to set the stage for learning about animals. Let kids make a felt tail to finish their costume before going on an elephant hike!
Woodland themed koozies are another creative animal-themed activity for kids to make. Older kids will have fun using faux fur to create their own animal drink holder. They can use the koozie all week to keep their drinks cool at camp.
Let your camper’s imaginations go wild as they design their own clothes and accessories for a fashion-themed camp. Darice offers a huge variety of wearables that kids can use to create their own fashion designs. Offer campers blank t-shirts and caps along with fabric markers or tie dye to start creating.
Vacation Bible Schools (VBS) and camps can take advantage of bulk buys from Darice’s assortment of religious crafts. A variety of craft kits, stickers, and unfinished wood pieces with religious themes are available.
This easy to make cross craft is one example of a project that is perfect for Bible camps.
Let kids pretend to be Frida Kahlo or Andy Warhol as they enjoy exploring their creative side with an art-themed week at camp. Dot art painting is a fun way to teach children about patterns and self expression. Stock up on canvas, washable paint, and brushes to make campers feel like they are truly artists.
Who doesn’t love superheroes? With all the blockbuster superhero themed movies coming out this spring and summer, kids will be delighted to spend a week at camp pretending to be their favorite defender of the universe. Darice has organized all of our superhero crafts and materials in one place for easy shopping. This superhero egg kit is a fun project that kids will enjoy making and playing with.
Superhero clothespins are another easy to make craft that younger campers will enjoy.
Not everyone can make it to the beach for the summer, so bring the beach to your camp! There are a ton of ways to create a beach theme camp week. Use art sand to create sensory buckets for campers. The sand can also be used for a variety of projects like sand art.
This shell summer craft is a fun way for kids to personalize their shells and show off their creative side at the same time.
Let campers create their own sports-themed photo booth props so they can take pictures together at the end of camp to always remember how much fun they had.
Take your campers out of this world with an outer space themed week at camp. Kids can have fun painting and decorating their own rocket to begin their adventures with.
Let your campers recycle soda bottles into jet packs that they can wear as they blast from one adventure to another.
#10: Medieval Times Theme
Treat your campers like royalty with a medieval times themed week. Castles, knights, queens, kings, dragons, and more await you this summer!
Wands are fun to make, and the topper can be changed to match the personality of any camper. The Perler dragons and knights bucket set is a great activity to keep older campers engaged and entertained.
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