What’s Inside: How to create an awesome summer camp at home experience for your kids — on any budget! We’ll give you a sneak peek at what’s inside Camp in a Box, as well as some totally FREE resources with summer camp activities! Sponsored by Connect Camps.
Summer Camp at Home
Staying home is the safest place for our family right now, but let’s face it, kids start to get a little (ok..a LOT) stir-crazy after a while.
If you’re looking for ideas to do summer camp at home with your kids, you’ve come to the right place! We’ll show you the best all-inclusive summer camp kit, as well as freebies to help create your own summer camp at home!
When it comes to the best value in a summer camp kit, Camp in a Box is hands-down the winner! It is the closest thing I’ve found to a true summer camp experience, without actually attending an in-person camp.
What is Camp in a Box?
Camp in a Box is is a complete day camp experience for kids ages K-8th grade — delivered right to your doorstep! It’s literally a camp in a box!
I have fond memories of attending Vacation Bible School every summer as a kid, and I’m so excited to give my kids a similar experience — from the comfort and safety of our own home!
Our family received 2 Deluxe Boxes to review and I was beyond impressed!
Connect Camps thoughtfully prepared each box with exactly what you need for every activity. The supplies for each activity are bagged and labeled, and these activity bags are then organized into larger bags by the type of activity (Built-it-Up, Painting, & Science Lab).
Camp in a Box Perks:
- Includes an entire week of hands-on activities, Bible study, and worship.
- The camp itinerary can be customized to fit your schedule — you go at your own pace!
- Parents can participate as much as they’d like, or let camp counselors lead the way via the digital camp videos.
- It’s an awesome way to spend time together as a family this summer!
Here’s what’s inside the Deluxe Box:
- 4 All-inclusive skill kits, each with one activity for every day of the week (supplies included!)
- Access to online Dance Party videos
- Interactive Bible study booklet
- Camp T-Shirt
- Camp Culture Kit
- Access to online camp content, with high-energy worship videos, activity instruction videos, and more!
In addition to the Deluxe Box that our family reviewed, Connect Camps also offers a Basic Box, Digital Box, and Family Box — each designed to meet your family’s needs and budget.
Why I Love Camp in a Box as a Parent
In every box there are lots of high-quality activities that entertain the kids for hours, keep their brains thinking and learning, and nourish their spirit. We’ve made slime, created intricate string art, and even built miniature catapults!
The best part is that everything you need for all of the activities is IN the box! You don’t need to go buy additional supplies. Even better, all of the supplies are organized by activity and clearly labeled.
In addition to the physical box, your Camp in a Box purchase includes access to a wealth of digital content:
- Daily worship through song and dance, led by camp counselors
- Daily Bible study videos with the Camp Pastor
- Instructional videos demonstrating how to set up and complete each activity
- Video-led recreational activities to get kids moving
BONUS: As a special offer just for my readers, Connect Camps is offering $5 off when you purchase through this link and use the coupon code ‘STACEY5’
FAQs about Camp in a Box
These are some of MY own questions that I had before checking out Camp in a Box. I hope they help you to get a better idea of why I love it so much!
Does it take a lot of time for parents to set up and run the camp?
To be honest, this was my biggest worry about committing to a full week of day camp at home. We just got finished with months of distance learning after all!
The online content perfectly supplements the Camp in a Box experience and is designed to make things as easy as possible for parents — the videos lead kids through everything and are fun to watch!
Each activity has a 10-15 minute video where camp counselors demonstrate how to set up the activity, just like if kids were at an in-person camp.
All you have to do as a parent is press play!
Do you need to buy any supplies for the activities?
Nope! Supplies are included! The only additional things you need need are scissors, a pencil, and glue — things you likely already have at home. Everything else is already in the box, grouped by activity, and clearly labeled.
This is my favorite part of the Camp in a Box — it really is all-inclusive! You just open the box and get started right away!
Are there any discounts or coupons available?
Yes!! I’m so excited to be able to offer you, my readers, a $5 coupon towards your Camp in a Box purchase!
To activate the coupon, click this link to view and select your box(es), then enter the code ‘STACEY5’ at checkout.
Do you have any other questions that I didn’t answer here? Feel free to ask in the comments at the end of the post and I’ll answer them as quickly as possible!
How to Create Your Own Summer Camp at Home
Because I know that these are uncertain times, I also want to include free activities to create your own summer camp at home. These are crafts, recipes, etc. that are on my website — the tutorials are free and all you have to do is acquire your own supplies.
FREE PRINTABLE RESOURCE: The awesome folks at Connect Camps also sent over a free PDF guide that is PACKED with ideas. There are over 20 pages of summer camp activities!
If you’d like to download this free resource from Connect Camps, simply enter your email in the form below and we’ll send it right to your inbox!
Here are activities on our website that you can use to create your own summer camp at home:
Snacks that Kids Can Help Make
- Strawberry Ladybugs
- Homemade Fruit Roll-ups
- Jello Gummy Bears
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Granola Bites
- Honey Nut Cheerio Balls
- Under the Sea Fruit Snacks
- Copycat Cosmic Brownies
- Edible Jello Slime
- Microwave Play Dough
- Sunlight Activated Color Changing Slime
- 2-Ingredient Ice Cream Play Dough
Summer Arts & Crafts
- Paint Stick American Flag Craft
- Stomping Bubble Wrap Painting
- Pom-Pom Bald Eagles
- Handprint Caterpillar
- Skittles Color Science
- Magic Math Activity
- Rainbow Wheel Color Matching Game
- Tracing Letters with Slime
More Home-Based Summer Camp Resources
- Click here for more information about Connect Camps and Camp in a Box — save $5 with coupon code: STACEY5
- Click here to get a FREE 20-page summer camp activity booklet delivered right to your inbox!
What are your plans for this summer? I’d love to hear what your family will be doing in the comments below!