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Morning devotions, praise and worship songs, crafts, nature, art, snacks, sleeping bags, s’mores and more! Sound like summer camp to you? With a little bit of planning, you can host your very own summer family camp. Frugal and fun! It’s time to share our annual habit of Summer Camp at Home.

In the past we followed themed days but this year I think we need a little of everything each day. Also, this year, Mama is going to join in the fun: nature journaling, iPod time, photography skills and more.

So, after some thought and some suggestions from the children, this is what our days will look like:

  • Morning Devotion: independent quiet time, maybe all gather around and listen to Daily Audio Bible. Learn some Bible verses from Sing the Word.
  • Camper Chores from CampGonnaWannaFly (click the first link – CampGonnaWannaFly Control Journal – to download the List of Camper Chores, above)
  • Water play! Backyard sprinkler fun, visit a local park with a big lake or head to a pool
  • Project: Choose a piece of paper from the I’m Bored Jar, make a craft, Cooking Fun, Videography or Photography (A B See Photo Meme – children can participate too!), write a letter or a thank you note, Christmas in July (make Christmas gifts and Christmas cookies, watch Christmas movies and listen to Christmas music)

Need more summer camp ideas? Be sure to check out:

So, what are your favorite activities to do with the children? Or what do you most look forward to about summer time?

-Tricia homeschools five children from preschool to middle school. She’s forsaken life in the drive thru lane for the road home. She’s saving bucks and her sanity with the frugal recipes and sock it away strategies of her Southern roots. You can find her facing that daily dose of chaos at Hodgepodge. Tricia is a.k.a. Hodgepodgemom.