5 Summer Camp Games To Play At Home

Written By: happycamper

If you didn’t make it to summer camp this year, don’t worry, you can still capture the essence of a fantastic summer camp experience right in your own backyard. Gather your friends and family, and let the games begin! 


Try these five summer camp games at home.


water balloonsWater Balloon Fight Extravaganza

Beat the heat with an epic water balloon fight that promises laughter and fun. Fill up colorful balloons with water and designate teams. Create strategic hiding spots and let the water balloon fight begin! Running, dodging, and splashing will turn an ordinary afternoon into an unforgettable summer memory.


Nature Scavenger Hunt

Explore the great outdoors without leaving your yard! Organize a nature scavenger hunt by creating a list of items for everyone to find. Include natural treasures like leaves, rocks, flowers, and other outdoor items. The first person or team to collect all the items on the list wins a special prize. 


Backyard Obstacle Course

Unleash your creativity by setting up a thrilling backyard obstacle course. Use whatever materials you can find at home, like hula hoops, pool noodles, cones, and boxes, to create a challenging route. Incorporate activities like crawling under ropes, jumping through hoops, and balancing on a makeshift beam. Compete against each other to see who can complete the course in the fastest time, and watch as the excitement unfolds.


smoresCampfire Stories and S’mores

No summer camp experience is complete without campfire stories and s’mores. Set up a cozy bonfire in your backyard or use a fire pit, gather around, and take turns sharing spooky or funny tales. Don’t forget the classic s’mores: graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate. This one is best done with parent supervision.


Outdoor Movie Night

Transform your backyard into an outdoor movie theater and enjoy a cinematic experience under the stars. Hang a white sheet or use a portable projector screen, set up some comfy blankets and pillows, and pick a family-friendly movie that everyone will love. Don’t forget the popcorn and snacks to make the movie night complete!

For more science fun, watch “Episode Eleven – Let’s Get Ready To Have a Blast!” of Happy Camper Live: 365 Days Of Camp, free on Kidoodle TV.

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