Bring the outdoors in.
Explore and enjoy nature from the comfort of home.
You don’t need to be outside to go camping. Throw open the windows and pitch a tent in a living room, basement, or any other open space you can find. If you don’t have a tent, rent one or build your own! (Just trade trees for a few pieces of sturdy furniture.)
Before settling down for the night, put on a play in your tent with these easy-to-make shadow puppets.
Embark on a wildlife scavenger hunt at home to learn more about some of the wildlife species you might see while camping. Later have everyone draw some of the animals, like owls, skunks, or ducks. See who can draw the fastest, or who can draw the most creative creature!
For more fun, get the laughter going with these camping riddles.
Have fun with a few nature-inspired bites—no campfire needed. For a sweet summer treat, try making ladybugs you can eat. If you’re looking for a healthy way to start your camping day, this breakfast owl fits the bill!
For indoor s’mores, pop your marshmallows in the microwave, or heat them over the flame of a gas stove. Add more to your s’mores with these twists on the classic recipe.