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 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…


Below are my five suggestions. What you got? Leave your suggestions in the comments area below.

  1. Gather a few camp staff and campers that have been coming to your camp for years. These are the ones that will carry the torch to the campfire. Line the rest of the campers along a route where the torch will be passed from one runner to the next. Play the Olympic theme music. Light the campfire to represent the beginning of the camp Olympics.
  2. Have a daily competition or two (or ten). Camp staff should be judges and referees. Don’t want to recreate real Olympic games? Have crazy games and relays.
  3. Have a competition where the campers create a new Olympic game. The winning game is then played by the campers.
  4. Have campers create flags from made up countries.
  5. Fly an Olympic flag on your flag pole.