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Host Your Own Mini Summer Camp


One of my girls was saying the other day that she wished her sweet friend, Joely could come over for a few days to visit like she did a few months ago, and that's when I got the brainy idea that we should invite Joely and her whole family over and have a full on summer camp, complete with races, and beaded craft projects with dangly feathers, and plaster of paris hand prints, and Pop Rocks. (You had Pop Rocks at summer camp, right?)

So I asked Joely's mom [2] about it and she said "wonderful!" and "fun!" and some other adjectives and "What dates are good for you?" and "I'll bring the supplies for the crafts" and "Can I camp out on your couch?" and we worked all that out and then I was like, "Oh, honey... guess what? The funniest thing happened today. I invited a whole family over here for a few days to attend Camp Conniewannahavefun, so they'll be here this summer. Mkay?"

So we are planning to do all manner of leaf rubbings and sack races, and I'm going to be pouring through this Summer Survival Guide [3] before "opening day".

My friend, Jessica has written over 200 pages packed with activities, crafts, book and movie recommendations, games, and snacks that are all organized around thematic units. She has even included printable scavenger hunts, checklists, planning pages, scrapbook pagesĀ and calendars.


I'd like to thank Jessica for doing all the brain work for me! I will have plenty of ideas in this ebook to keep 11 kids busy and happy for the duration of our mini summer camp.

What activities do you think would be fun at a mini summer camp?

I am an affiliate for the Summer Survival Guide.