A few days ago

I need help with mini-sessions for camp?

I am a camp counsler and we are required to write a lesson plan breaking down an activity into 1week – 2 week period at 30 minutes each and since this is my first time I am at a lost I want each session to be fun and exciting for the kids and can seem to find the right way to break it down, HELP!!!!!

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if you watch any of john inman’s movies or kenneht williams you should learn everything you want to know.

A few days ago
Here’s what a sample day might look like. If you don’t have the same kids consider using the same plan over and over again.

Day 1

8-8:30 Morning routine – bathroom, attendance, put away lunches, change into bathing suits

8:30-9 Swimming

9-9:30 Beach volleyball

9:30-10:00 Snack, bathroom, get dressed

10-10:30 Basketball in gym

10:30-11 Monopoly Tournament

11-11:30 Therapy dogs visit

11:30-12:00 Lunch

12-12:30 Art – Make puppets (the next day choose parts for a puppet play or have kids write a play, then practice, finally perform)

12:30-1 Nap/Rest time

1-1:30 Kickball against other group

1:30-2 Library Time

2-2:30 Duck Duck Goose, Red Light Green Light

2:30-3 Clean up, go home

I like to alternate the physically active things with the inactive things so kids don’t get too tired out. If you like this, use the same formula each day of active/inactive, then just substitute different activities for each category each day, depending on what the kids like to do.

Depending on the age of the kids and size of the group you might want to build in some free time, or kids’ choice time and offer them two or three activities (never give them free time without offering some activities – otherwise they’ll have nothing to do and are more likely to do something you don’t want them to).

Also take into consideration how hot it is outside and your facilities. Mant kids really like to cook, and arts and crafts are usually popular. There’s also board games, games with balls, and playground equipment. Movies can also be fun, especially with popcorn, and think about teaching the kids something, like how to dance.

You may also want to create a back up plan for rainy days so you don’t have to scramble at the last minute.

Have a fun summer!