Theme of the Week – The 60s

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…

The 60s

Below are my five groovy suggestions. Share the love and leave your ideas in the comments area below.

  1. Tie dye is required. Use t-shirts or handkerchiefs.
  2. Create peace signs using pipe cleaners.
  3. Have campers or staff impersonate Elvis or The Beatles. Go Go dancers are optional.
  4. Play some Beach Blanket Bingo.
  5. Create signs that say “Groovy”, “Peace”, “Love”, etc. and place them around camp or in the dining hall.


  • Love this!
    How about a 1960’s protest themed meal?? Ask campers to prepare plackards expressing silly issues they want to protest about e.g. ‘More chocolate milk’ and bring them to dinner. Everyone should dress as hippies, and the diing hall should be appropriately decorated. Throughout the meal ask campers ‘what are you protesting?’ and they can respond by waving their plackards and chanting catchy protests!
    It will get noisy, but will be great fun!!

  • Last year we did a 60’s Theme:
    We cut out large peace signs out of poster board – (two per board) and had them glue small mosaic looking pieces of paper onto it it assorted colors or draw and then color in flowers and doves or whatever they wanted to depict peace.
    We had a dance contest with the kids and taught them how to do the Twist, – The Watusi – The Mashed Potatoe – Hully Gully etc., below is a link with music and dance instructions.
    We used scripture about “The peace that passes all understanding”. We had discussions about how to find peace in your life and how the way to do it is…. NOT through drugs or drink!
    We had a costume day with beads, headbands and wash off flower tattoos.
    Art project we did was an Andy Warhol take off on the Marilyn Monroe series he created. We took a black and white digital photo of each child and then made four photocopies of each photo. We lightly glued the four corners of these photocopies onto card stock and used pastel magic markers that the children lightly layered on top of the photocopied photos. Kids and parents LOVED IT! See the example below.
    Don’t forget Hula Hoops and lots of books from the library on antique 60’s cars – The kids loved seeing them!

    See this site for music:

    See this site for instructions on the Andy Warhol Art project and write “Andy Warhol” in the search box.

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