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Camp Activities

The InsideOut writing crew has assembled additional activities to help fill in the gaps when weather doesn’t cooperate or a hyper group needs something to focus on. Here are more than 50 activities for your camp planning, including a list of the activities’ strongest multiple intelligences and materials needed:


Community Building
and Recreation

  • Group Covenants
  • Introductions
  • Describe Your Name
  • Name Jumble
  • Name Puzzle
  • Name Juggle
  • Circle of Introductions
  • Make an Appointment
  • Breakthrough Exercise
  • Mime Game
  • Sock Game
  • “A What?”
  • Human Maze
  • Earth Ball

Nature Study and Creation Care

  • Discover Trees
  • Collect Trash
  • Make a Natural Mobile
  • Make a Shopping Bag
  • Hike with Purpose
  • Travel to God Places
  • Be a Neighbor of Creation
  • Create a Commercial about Creation Care
  • Take a Bent-over Nature Walk

Outreach and Mission

  • Greet One Another in Many Languages
  • Think about Our Global Connections
  • Thank Camp Staff
  • Connect with the Community
  • Share Your Camp Experience
  • Encourage Mission at the Camp Store
  • Share Your Gifts Day
  • Invite a Missionary
  • Hear about Ministry
  • Learn about Fair Trade Products
  • Find Out about Green Energy

Creative Arts

  • African Mud Painting
  • Write Concrete Poems
  • Create a Mural with Feet
  • Perform a Modern-Day Parable
  • Make a Transformed Collage
  • Make a Fresco Painting
  • Retell the Story
  • Search for the Face of God
  • Create Yarn Pictures
  • Make a Comic Strip
  • Create Monoprints
  • Compose a Rhythmic Retelling
  • Build a Nature Sculpture
  • Make Invitations
  • Create a Faith Tapestry

Spiritual Practices

  • Breath Prayer
  • Centering Prayer
  • Lectio Divina
  • Gaze into Nature
  • Praying the Daily Office