Theme of the Week – Myths and Legends

Theme of the Week is a post where we ask readers like you to comment with ideas for a particular theme. What ideas and suggestions do you have? 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…

Myths and Legends

Below are five suggestions. Got a suggestion? Leave it in the comments area below.

  1. Have Merlin do a magic show as though he is performing for King Arthur. Hire a magician if you don’t have a person on staff that can do some magic.
  2. Have cabins choose a Greek god as their “mascot”. They can dress their counselor up as that god. Have them make signs like, “This is the cabin of Apollo.” Have the “gods” compete in a celestial Olympic Games.
  3. During crafts campers can use modeling clay to create their own mythical creature. They can paint it as well. Personally, I would like to see a dragon/unicorn hybrid.
  4. Hold a game of flash light tag or capture the flag and the teams can be vampires vs. werewolves.
  5. Have scripts for campers or staff to act out that are based on Greek mythology, Indian folklore or even fables like Jack and the Beanstalk or The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs.


  • If you are doing King Arthur style themes there is SOOOO much you can do!
    1. Camp wide hunt for the questing beast.
    2. “jousting” with floaties and pool noodles in the pool or lake.
    3. Create magic potions with Merlin – elephant tooth paste, oblek, etc.
    4. Go boating to retrieve items from the lady of the lake.
    5. Create your own coat of arms. Or decide as a cabin what your coat of arms will be and rock that pagentry!
    6. Archery tournament.

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