Add to Cozi: At-Home Summer Camp Supplies

Jun 12, 2020 | Add to Cozi, Blog

Summer plans are top of mind for most families. Some parents find themselves able to send their children to summer camp, while others are left trying to figure out what to do. If your kids are staying home by choice or not, we’ve got just the list for you inspired by How to Host Your Family’s Own Personal Summer Camp from the New York Times. 

Most of these items you may already have around the house. The list is broken up into sections and you can use the sections to help structure your summer camp days. In the realistic scenario that you find your children at a sudden loss for things to do, the list will come in handy. There is no better time to discover that a summer spent staying home might actually be fun!

For virtual summer camp ideas see our list of 12 Virtual Summer Camps.

At-Home Summer Camp Supplies

  • BOOKS
  • Instructional Books
  • Puzzle Books
  • Coloring Books
  • Cookbooks
  • Coffee Table Books
  • Audio Books
  • CREATIVE SUPPLIES
  • Paper
  • Tape
  • Glue Sticks
  • Pens
  • Markers
  • Pencils and Sharpeners
  • Watercolor Paints
  • String & Yarn
  • Sewing Materials
  • Clay
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Stickers
  • Post-its
  • Staplers
  • Paper Clips
  • Rubber Bands
  • Index Cards
  • Labels
  • Graph Paper
  • Cardboard Boxes & Tubes
  • Corks
  • Paper Bags
  • Catalogs & Magazines
  • OPEN ENDED TOYS
  • Building Toys
  • Figurines
  • Dress Up
  • Pretend Play
  • Dolls
  • Train Sets
  • Little Cars
  • GAMES
  • Chinese Checkers
  • Qwixx
  • Sushi Go
  • Sleeping Queens
  • Yahtzee
  • Deck of Cards
  • For Older Kids: Splendor, Azul, Wingspan, Ticket to Ride
  • INDOOR ACTIVE PLAY
  • Foam Balls
  • Inflatable Punching Bag
  • Juggling Balls
  • Over-the-Door Basketball Hoop
  • Pull-up Bar
  • Balance Board
  • Floor Mats or Interlocking Foam Tiles
  • Mini Trampoline
  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
  • Balls
  • Frisbees
  • Yard Games (such as cornhole, badminton, croquet, tether ball)
  • Soap Bubbles
  • Garden Hose
  • Sidewalk Chalk
  • Bug Catcher
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Swiss Army Knife (optional for older kids)
  • OTHER STUFF
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Science Supplies
  • Kits of all Kinds
  • Ukulele
  • Harmonica
  • White Board & Markers

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