At the end of two weeks, the children will be able to tie a knot, make s'mores, role -play correct swimming motions, recite fire safety, and other neat camping procedures you may want to include.
Take a large paper grocery sack, cut down the middle of one side, a hole in the top for the childs neck, two arm holes on either side, and turn inside out ( so no writing is on the front)This is their "camping vest". As you teach a camping "skill" such as how to make s'mores, and each child demonstrates it correctly, they earn a "badge" (sound familiar all you scouts of America?)and it is glued on the vest. To make the badges, draw 10 circles on a piece of paper and draw a small picture in each circle to rep. the skill (a bandaid for learning first aid techniques, a fire for fire safety, a knot for tying knots, etc...) Once the vest is complete, go for an outdoor camping adventure! There are a lot of other camping ideas found in the book Holidays and Celebrations, under Father's Day.