Night Hike: With an adult, grab a flashlight and put on a jacket. Wait until the sun sets and go on a night walk through your neighborhood!
Letter Time: Write a letter to a member of your extended family. Address the envelope, add a stamp, and mail it!
Photo Hunt: Use this worksheet to take pictures (or sketch!) the items you might find in the wilderness.
Camp Breakfast: Get up early one day and help make breakfast! Eat together with a family member and talk about your plans for the day.
STORY TIME! Read
TALENT SHOW TIME: Put on your own mini talent show after dinner. See if your family will participate, too! Sing, dance, tell jokes, or anything else you can think of!
CATERPILLAR RACES: Race around a room with your family in sleeping bags.
BUILD A TENT: Get out blankets and pillows to make your own tent! Bonus if you can actually sleep in it!
QUARANTINE QUEST MISSIONS: (submitted by Counselor Maddie Hunt)
- Quarantine Quest #1
- Quarantine Quest #2 These activities have to do with rainbows. You could also read the story of Noah to your kids and talk about God’s promises and how God will get us through these uncertain days, just like God got Noah through the flood.
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Awe-Sum: Get it teams of two. Players put their hands behind their backs. The leader says, “Ready, Set, Go,” and each person in a pair puts up 1-5 fingers. The object of the game is to be the player who adds the numbers together first. When the total has been shared, players give a high five to their partner. After a few rounds, they should switch partners. Also can do with subtraction.
BUNKO: Each table is randomly divided into 2 teams. Team couples sit across from each other. Pick one person on each team to tally points during each round. Keep track of team points by using the tally sheet–these points are only used for each number round. The “Head” table controls the pace of the game. The game begins when the “Head” table rings the bell. One player from each table starts the game by trying to roll “ones” with the 3 dice. Always take your roll using 3 dice. If 1 of the die shows the number currently “up” tally 1 point, if 2 of the dice show the number currently “up” tally 2 points. When you roll “three of a kind” of the number you are currently rolling this is a BUNCO (21 points). Keep rolling and collecting points. If at this time or any other time a player at the “Head” table rolls a BUNCO the bell is rung & the round stops. The other players currently rolling finish their turn and continue collecting points. If you do not roll the number that is currently “up” the person to your left takes their turn. When the “Head” table reaches 21 points or rolls a BUNCO !!! they ring the bell to signal the end of that round. The number currently up changes to the next number (1 to 2, 2 to 3, etc.). The winning team stays at the “Head” table. Have one teammate move over a chair so they will have different partners for the next round. The losing team from the “Head” table goes down to the last table. The winning team from the second table goes to the “Head” table & the winning team from each table moves up. The losing team stays put. The “Head” table rings the bell to signal the start of a new round. If the teams have a tie score there will be a roll-off to determine the winner.
LEGO CHALLENGE: In honor of our summer CLAWS camp (Crafts, Legos, and Wild Sports), here is a 30 day LEGO Challenge:
ALPHABET SCAVENGER HUNT: Each participant starts with an empty pillowcase. Choose one person to be the “judge”…they will set a timer for 10 minutes, and hold participants accountable to that time. Everyone sets off around the house to find one thing to represent each letter of the alphabet. (Example: for the letter B, a basketball) At the sound of the timer, everyone must return to the common starting place. Take turns sharing your objects for each letter. If a participant has an object for the letter at hand, the judge may award one point. Additional points may be awarded for relevant adjectives that also begin with that letter (example: blue, bouncy basketball may receive 3 points for the 3 B’s, if the judge so chooses). The person with the most points wins! (Or gets to be the next judge!)
SEND CARDS: Mindy Bartholomew, a friend of camp and member of Trinity, Milton, works at a nursing home. Since patients can’t receive visitors right now, she suggested kids send cards to their residents. You can send them to:
- Milton Nursing and Rehabilitation, 743 Mahoning Street, Milton, PA 17847 Attn: Activities
- Watsontown Nursing and Rehabilitation, 245 East Eighth Street, Watsontown, PA 17777 Attn: Activities
You could also color or draw a picture and scan/take a picture of it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll print it out and give it to a resident.
BOUNDARY BREAKERS: Boundary Breakers are questions we ask older campers to get to know one another and built community. Take time to sit down with your teens and ask them some of these thought provoking questions: Boundary Breaker Questions.
Here’s some additional questions:
- If you could add one person to Mt. Rushmore, who would it be?
- When they ship Styrofoam, what do they pack it in?
- If you had a time machine, where would you go?
- What historical person would you want to have lunch with?
- If you could un-invent one thing, what would it be?
- Can you cry underwater?
- If you could be any creature, what would you be and why?
Family Dinner Discussion Questions- ask these when you gather for a meal today! If you could plan dinner for our family at any location in the world, where would it be and why? If you were to jump off a tall building and safely land in a pool filled with soft food, what would you chose? If you opened a restaurant, what would it be named and what would you serve?
- If we were to switch roles for a day, how do you think it would be?
- What do you think would be hardest about being Jesus’ human brother or sister?
- If our family were on a reality show, what do you think we would do?
- What is your favorite family memory?
- If you could add one room to our house, what would it be?
- What is one thing God has taught you or shown you lately?
- If you could be one Bible character, who would you be and why?
- If you could have dinner with Jesus, what one questions would you ask him?
- Of all the miracles Jesus did, which one would you have wanted to be there for and why?
- If you could solve one global problem in our world, what would it be? Why?
- When you grow up, what is one thing you would like to do or accomplish for God?
- What is the happiest moment you’ve ever had?
DIGITAL SCAVENGER HUNT: Give the kids a digital camera and have them pose pictures based on the captions provided. The handout is what we’ve used with our summer staff to do this activity during training and it’s a lot of fun! Digital Scavenger Hunt