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Let’s Camp In! 

an indoor tent built out of sheets featuring, pillows, blankets, a teddy bear, and twinkle lights.
Today we read about camping, discussed camping, and sang camp songs.  Now build your own fort and make your own campfire.
This activity is pulled from our Virtual ExCEL Camps happening summer of 2020! While these activities are written to fit into the larger lesson plan of the camp themes, you can complete them with your little one at any time. Learn more about our Virtual ExCEL Summer Camp here!

Appropriate Age Range: 5 years of age and up

Materials Needed:

  • Pillows or sofa cushions (various sizes)
  • blankets, sheets, and/or towels
  • furniture i.e. dining room chairs
  • heavy books, clothespins, binder clips, flashlight, reading material, snacks (optional)


Gather your supplies and decide on a location.  A good place to start is with a couch or dining room chairs. Get a parent to help if you need to move furniture. Use chairs, sofas, and tabletops as places from which to hang blankets or on which to balance pillows. Pins or clips can be used as needed to secure your fort coverings. Use some pillows or blankets for the floor to make it comfy. There is no right or wrong way to build your fort! Once it’s built, fill it with your favorite camping items like stuffed animals, books, games, and of course, snacks! 

  two dining room chairs back to back on a living room rug with a couple of feet between them         a fitted sheet stretched out over the tops of two dining room chairs, creating a covered space below



 Leslie McNeil, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments 

 Leslie McNeil worked at the Georgia Academy for the Blind as a Teacher of the Visually Impaired.  While there she was a camp instructor for summer camps and weekend camps.  She also taught in the after school program for enrichment activities for students.  Currently, she is one of the Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments for Columbia County School district in Georgia.  

Jessica Kaminski, Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments 

Jessica Kaminski is one of the Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments for the Columbia County School district in Georgia. During her thirteen years of teaching, she has worked by providing extended school year services or as an instructor for Camp All-Stars for children with special needs. 

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