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Summer Camp Activities For Kids

Updated on October 22, 2011

As summers and summer vacations arrive, kids get excited as it is something the thing kids eagerly wait for. They desperately look forward to it as they get off from all school work, hectic schedule of exams and school routine and get lots of free time to do things of their own interest and choice.

So they just need to relax and have fun as much as they can. They find different activities for themselves to get indulged in them in order to kill time so it’s better to enroll them in summer camps or get them engaged in other activities rather than let them sit in front of TV all the time and do nothing at home.

So parents should seek some constructive activities for their children that could provide fun, enjoyment and knowledge at a same pace and the best way to do it is to enroll your children in summer camps.

There are number of activities available in summer camps. Some of them are as under:

Painting and Coloring

Little kids love to play with colors. Many of the summer camps’ organizer know this fact and arrange activity of painting, coloring and drawing in their camps. It helps to improve children’s imaginations and boost his thinking power and creativity. It also helps in recognizing shapes and colors.

Reading and Writing

Activities like reading are also arranged in camps to make children habitual of reading books and newspapers. Writing short stories and poem would also help kids in improving their writing and composing skills. It helps them to convey their imaginations in words. Reading and writing is also helpful for their academic career.

Calligraphy and Sketching

Some of the kids interested in fine arts and related stuff, so for all those kids, many summer camps have activities like calligraphy and sketching as well.

The main purpose of these camps is to polish kids’ skill while letting them enjoying their time being with others of their age group. Calligraphy and sketching are branches of fine arts, and for all those kids who are interested in fine arts, it is an opportunity to learn these things from very beginner stage.



Kids of all age group love to play in water. This love could turn in a very useful skill, swimming. Swimming is one of those things everybody should know and learn. Some times due tough time tables in school days, kids do not get enough time to learn swimming, so, summers are the best time for it and summer camps are one of the most appropriate place.


Some of the summer camps also teach kids cooking. Cooking is an art everyone should know, incase you might have to cook something for yourself. Summer camps make your kids skilled in this art as well. Starting with very beginner level with all precautions, summer camp trainers let your kids learn cooking. Cooking is a skill that is useful for kids regardless of the thing that he is interested in being a chef or not.

Indoor Games

Main aim of these camps is to make your child active physically as well as mentally. To their mental growth summer camps arrange many types of indoor board games.

  • Chess
  • Carom
  • Scrabble
  • Sudoku
  • Monopoly
  • Tele-words
  • Cross-words
  • Puzzle and jigsaws

Outdoor Games

Outdoor games are organized to boost kids’ physical health, to make them active and smart. Summer camp trainers take care of the things that kids must enjoy themselves at camp and don’t feel like learning in a monotonous school environment. So, there are a variety of games available, to engage kids in sports and healthy entertainment.

  • Cricket
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Squash
  • Baseball

Treasure Hunt

Treasure hunt is one of the main attractions in summer camps. Kids simply love to play treasure hunt but making a hunt on a big platform is not possible at home. Kids therefore prefer to go to summer camps for playing almost a real treasure hunt.

Summer camps are arranged on many different diversified themes. So, search around in your area to find the one that has activities your kids love most. During summer vacations many schools, game houses, hotels, physically training centers and other institutes of same nature arrange summer camps. You can roam around in your area to find the one that is more according to your child’s interest and habits. Let your kids enjoy their summer at most.

Activities In A Summer Camp


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      dr vivek 5 years ago

      Thanks for ideas