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Summer Camp Activities You Can Try at Home

Camp Cody Team 07/16/2020

Summer camp is the perfect time for kids to engage in new activities and develop new skills. From snorkeling and kayaking to archery and flag football, there’s never a dull moment at camp. We’ve provided some fun-filled summer camp activities kids can try right from home!

kids roasting marshmallows on fire put at night

Arts & Crafts – Perfect for a rainy sunny day, arts & crafts are a great way to create a soothing atmosphere. With families quarantining during COVID-19, it can be difficult not to get anxious. Arts & crafts encourage kids to keep a steady hand and focus on getting creative which helps them alleviate anxiety. We recommend dabbling in coloring, jewelry making, scrapbooking, painting, and crocheting.

Tie Dye – Working with tie dye is a staple at summer camp! This is fun way for kids to design their own shirts and use vivid colors, and it’s also an excellent activity to be done indoors or outdoors.

Ice Cream Social – Who doesn’t love ice cream? Ice cream socials are one of the many ways campers can unwind after a day of activities and it allows them the opportunity to meet campers from other bunks. Host one right at your own home this summer and set up a Skype or Zoom meeting!

Have a Backyard Campfire – After a day out in the lake or on the court, summer campers love to sit back and toast marshmallows at the camp fire. Hosting a backyard campfire is an excellent way to promote family bonding. Ask your child what they’re looking forward to about summer camp next year, their favorite activities and their summer camp friends.

Play a Game of Basketball – If the courts are open near you or you have a hoop in the driveway, work with your child to brush up on their basketball skills. There’s also tons of other field sports to try out like softball, baseball and flag football. With social distancing in mind, you can stand far apart and work on your throwing and passing skills.

Cooking – There’s never a wrong time to learn how to cook. Start by showing your kids how to measure ingredients properly, what type of cookware to use and kitchen safety. Once your child has nailed the basics, you can have an absolute blast in the kitchen whipping up all sorts of treats.

Yoga – Nothing says ‘calm’ quite like yoga. Starting young helps children strengthen their muscles, increase flexibility and learn how to stay composed. You could get in the habit of doing yoga every morning to start the day or before bed for a good night’s sleep.

Summer Camp Activities Offered at Camp Cody

If you’re currently looking for a camp for next summer, look no further than Camp Cody in Freedom, NH. We offer a myriad of activities for ages 7-16 with programs designed for specific age groups.

Some of the activities offered at our New Hampshire summer camp include:

  • Kayaking
  • Crew
  • Lacrosse
  • Woodworking
  • Sailing
  • Field Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis

Camp Cody also has plenty of games for kids that just want to relax and immerse themselves in a class board game. If you’re looking for academic programs, take a look at our math tutoring, reading tutoring, and ESL tutoring.

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