Theme-of-the-Day is a post where we ask readers to leave their summer camp ideas, using the day’s theme, in the comments section. What ideas and suggestions do you have for the Theme of the Day? What game, craft, apparel choice, theme meal, evening activity, special event, song, skit, or anything else would you do at camp if your theme was…

Gettin’ Dirty

Below are five ideas. Leave your suggestions in the comments area below.

  1. Use the hoses to create some mud pits and hold a camp Mud Run.
  2. Make Oreo Dirt Cups.
  3. Have staff play Bull in the Ring while the campers cheer for them. Bull in the Ring is played in a roped off muddy area. Participants start on all fours. When the whistle blows participants try to push the others out of the ring. They cannot stand up, remaining on their knees at all times. The last person left is the Bull in the Ring.
  4. Hold a tug-of-war over a mud pit.
  5. Do some gardening – or at least search for worms.