Are your summer campers already here?
We've decided to share with you a few activity ideas to make everyone feel welcome and a part of something bigger. These can be done in cabin groups, with Leaders in Trainings, with your staff, or your whole camp. Enjoy building community!
A Bridge of Hands: create a large 2-dimensional bridge out of cardboard or newsprint and put it up in a prominent place at camp. Have each person put their hand in paint and leave their handprint in some place on the bridge. The size of the bridge will depend on the number of people. You will want to have most of the bridge filled in with handprints. Once it is completed, this leads well into a discussion on breaking down barriers and building bridges in your community.
Footprints Journey Mural: have everyone trace one of their feet onto construction paper and cut it out. Then have them decorate it with words or symbols telling about several of the things they do well. Throughout the summer, have them add the new skills they have learned to their footprints. You may also wish to create a road of paper onto which the footprints can be placed. You may even want to move the footprints along the road throughout the summer to signify your journey together.