These 19 summer camp ideas can be done at home, so you can bring camp to your kids 👉

Make S’Mores

Nothing is more summer camp than S’Mores! You can make them over an outdoor fire pit or use your microwave.


If you’ve ever been to summer camp, you probably tie-dyed something at some point! All you need are some white shirts, fabric dye, rubber bands, & plenty of rags on hand for cleanup.

Bubble Painting

This simple craft is easy to do and lots of fun. Kids use the wands to blow various colored bubbles onto the paper, making a multi-colored summer camp work of art.

Build A Fort

If you live in a city, camping becomes an indoor activity, but you can make that a lot of fun, as well. Grab blankets, chairs, & pillows to create an indoor fort to “camp” in.

Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets are a classic summer camp activity! All they need are various colored threads or yarns and a pattern.