10 Fun Fourth of July Games to Play at Summer Camp

Written By: happycamper

The Fourth of July is a fantastic opportunity to bring the excitement of summer camp games to your celebrations.

Here are ten fun and engaging games that are perfect for kids and families, ensuring a memorable Independence Day.


#1 Water Balloon Toss

Pair up the kids and give each pair a water balloon. Have them toss the balloon back and forth, taking a step back after each successful catch. The pair that can toss their balloon the farthest without it breaking wins!


#2 Capture the Flag

Divide the kids into two teams and designate areas for each team’s base. Place a flag in each base, and the objective is to capture the opposing team’s flag and bring it back to your base without getting tagged. It’s a thrilling game that encourages teamwork and strategy.


#3 Sack Races

Use burlap sacks or pillowcases for a classic sack race. Line up the kids, and on the signal, they must hop to the finish line. The first one to cross the line wins. Add a patriotic twist by using red, white, and blue sacks.


kids doing three-legged races#4 Three-Legged Race

Pair up the kids and tie one of each pair’s legs together to create three-legged racers. The pairs must work together to race to the finish line. This game is always good for laughs and requires coordination and teamwork.

#5 Red, White, and Blue Scavenger Hunt

Organize a scavenger hunt with a patriotic theme. Hide red, white, and blue items around the camp and give the kids a list of items to find. The first one to find all the items or the most items in a set time wins a prize.


#6 Tug of War

Set up a classic tug of war with a patriotic twist by using a red, white, and blue rope. Divide the kids into two teams and see which team can pull the other over the line. It’s a fun game that tests strength and teamwork.


#7 Obstacle Course

Create an obstacle course with various challenges such as crawling under ropes, jumping over hurdles, and balancing on beams. Time each participant to see who can complete the course the fastest. Decorate the course with patriotic colors for added fun.


#8 Patriotic Relay Race

Organize a relay race where each leg of the race has a patriotic task, such as running while holding a small flag, wearing a red, white, and blue hat, or carrying a water balloon. The team that completes all the tasks first wins.


kids hula hooping#9 Hula Hoop Contest

Host a hula hoop contest to see who can keep the hula hoop going the longest. Play some patriotic music to keep the energy high and award prizes for the longest-lasting hoopers.

#10 Bean Bag Toss

Set up a bean bag toss game with patriotic-themed targets. Use red, white, and blue bean bags and have different point values for each target. The player with the highest score at the end of the game wins.

These Fourth of July games bring the spirit of summer camp to your celebrations, ensuring a fun and engaging day for kids and families alike. Enjoy the holiday with these exciting activities and create unforgettable memories!

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