Theme-of-the-Day is a daily 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 haveĀ  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…

Gold Rush

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

  1. Create a wild west, mining town environment.
  2. Any western crafts will be good. For some neat craft ideas take a look at the scout pdf below.
  3. Create skits that can be played out by staff during meals. The skits should tell the story of the California Gold Rush. For information on the Gold Rush see the scout pdf below.
  4. Play the camp wide game Gold Rush. You can download the Gold Rush Planning Kit at
  5. Serve stew for dinner on tin plates.

Here’s the link to a 30 page scout pdf with some great Gold Rush program ideas.