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Homeschool Summer Camp

Wild suggestions of ways you can have a camp experience at home and in your nearby community.

If going off to summer camp has all the appeal of going to a boarding school, here are some wild suggestions of ways you can have a camp experience at home and in your nearby community. Where will you head first in our virtual summer camp?


California homeschoolers shortly before the hammock broke.
September campout at Patrick’s Point with HSC.

Getting There

Car Games
Playing games with kids can make a long car trip both pleasant and educational. Print this out to take along!

Maps
Help the driver navigate to all the fun places you go this summer!

Big Field

Bubbles
A soap bubble actually is a sandwich of air on the inside, a layer of detergent molecules, a layer of water and finally another layer of detergent molecules.

Games 4 Kids
Directions and rules to favorite children’s games.

Good Sports
Find the rules to your favorite sports. Learn to select quality equipment. Submit your sports stories.

Rockets
Learn to safely construct and launch model rockets at our online space camp.

Snug and Safe
Safety and first aid games and a few downright serious lessons, too.

Camp Library

Favorite Kids’ Authors
I want to find out more about my favorite author or series.

Reading Lists
Recommended reading lists and reviews of children’s literature online. Links to reading list sites on Page 2.

Crafts Shed

Arts & Crafts
Arts and crafts activities for kids, with a touch of art history thrown in for good measure.

Comics & Cartooning
Learn from top cartoonists how to draw comic characters. Free online art lessons.

Dinosaur Arts & Crafts
Dinosaur crafts, clip art, and learn to draw a tyranasaurus rex or make dino crafts.

Homemade Instruments
All you need to make your own instruments for your neighborhood band.

KP – Kitchen Patrol

Cooking Kids’ Recipes
Fun recipes for kids to make with a little help from Mom.

Food Fun
Fun facts about food.

Ice Cream
How making homemade ice cream can help you learn chemistry concepts.

Nature Barn

Birds
Observe birds close to home or with a web cam. Help with counting them, take a quiz, or even pretend to be a penguin!

Bugs – Insects for Kids
Insects in general, with new pages for ants, bees, beetles, butterflies and spiders.

Horses
Learn to ride and care for a horse. Find out about prehistoric horses.


Rocks & Minerals
How rocks are formed. How to identify them. How to collect them, and find other collectors.

Trees
Trees are alot like people, only slower. Find out how they work.

Side Trips

Bicycling
Selecting and fixing your bike. Safe and fun biking activities.

Bodie, California – Ghost Town
Homeschoolers haunt this historic gold mining town. An online field trip.

Caves
Kids’ love of small, tight spaces lead them to love to learn about caves, the natural play forts of even grown men at times!


Dinosaur Field Trips
Places where you can go and see dinosaurs up close.

Field Trips
Some call it Autoschooling as we learn on the go, visiting historic sites, science and art museums, civic monuments, and more.

Outdoor Adventure
Lessons in survival in the school of nature.

Teens’ Hut

Boy Scouts
Resources for homeschooling boys and their leaders. Help establishing troops for homeschoolers.

Drivers Ed
Home-based driving instruction…. while the weather is good!

Girl Scouts & Guides
Resources for homeschooling girls and their leaders. Help establishing troops for homeschoolers.

Youth Organizations
Earn 4H or other youth group requirements, rank advancements and badges while at camp.

Waterfront

Boating 4 Kids
Free dry land lessons in boating safety, techniques, boat parts, sailing, rowing, and paddling.

Fish
For kids who have pet fish or enjoy catching or learning about all sorts of fish.

Do You Want to Learn to Row?
How to find a rowing club and learn how to become part of a crew team.

Frogs – Amphibians
Frogs are disappearing at an alarming rate. Find out how you can help save them.

Lakes, Ponds and Rivers
Investigate our waterways and learn to keep our drinking water pure.

Ocean Creatures
Learn about creatures of the deep: whales, sharks, sea otters, jelly fish and creatures of ancient seas.

Oceans
Travel in submersibles and other ships. Find out more about waves, currents and tidal forces.

Swimming 4 Kids
Water safety and resources for improving your swimming in a pool or at the beach.

Around the Campfire

Drama
Have a flair for drama? Put on a play with these scripts and staging ideas.

Fire Safety
Learn how to prevent a fire, and what to do if you are caught in one.

Folk Instruments
Free lessons for folk instruments such as guitar, banjo, drums and whistles.

Myths, Fables, Fairy Tales and Folklore
Moral lessons have been handed down through the ages in the forms of myth and legends.

Sing Along
Lyrics for favorite kids and teen songs. Come sing along or take a music lesson.


After Lights Out

Constellations & Stars
Stars and groups of stars all have names, and the stories behind the names go back to the times of the earliest star gazers.

Telescopes
How to become a sidewalk astronomer by finding a group and maybe making a telescope.

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