Arrr you ready for a great summer? No need to put your kids in expensive summer camp this year! Grab your kids, grab some friends, and host this super-fun pirate summer camp and make memories that will last a lifetime!
This super-fun DIY summer camp will definitely be something your kids will remember from year to year, and you’ll be the favorite neighbor in the neighborhood if you invite your kids friends.
This fun summer camp theme can also be adapted for daycares, church camps, after-school care, summer school, and even birthday parties. There’s nothing more fun than pirate camp!
You can also use these ideas for a pirate thematic unit!
DIY Pirate Summer Camp
Use these ideas to make your very own pirate summer camp. These ideas can be scaled to suit any child between preschool and fifth grade (although I know a few middle schoolers who would also love attending pirate camp!). Break out your camera and get ready to make lasting summer memories!
Pirate Summer Camp Sample Schedule
Your camp can either run for half a day, or a full day, depending on your availability. These camp samples are ideal for a five-hour camp taking place one day a week for five days. Use the sample schedule included, or create your own!
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Arrival: Free exercise
Session 1: Lesson
Session 2: Activity
Session 3: Snack
Session 4: Craft
Session 5: Playtime
Day 1: Famous Pirates
Arrival: Color By Number Pirates from Pink Stripy Socks
Book: The Most Famous Pirates
Activity: Pirate Dress Up
Craft: Cardboard Tube Pirate from Kids Activities Blog
Snack: Pirate Popcorn from The Love Nerds
Game: Pin the Eyepatch on the Pirate from The Imagination Tree
Day 2: Pirate Ships
Arrival: Pirate Coloring Pages from Kleuteridee
Book: A Year on a Pirate Ship
Activity: Pirate Ocean Discovery Bottle from Fun a Day
Craft: Milk Carton Pirate Ship from Fave Crafts
Snack: Pirate Ship Hot Dogs from Pizza Zzerie
Game: Pirate Word Search from Teachers Pay Teachers
Day 3: Navigation
Arrival: Treasure Map Coloring Pages from Real Treasure Hunts
Book: Diary of a Pirate Voyage
Activity: How Did Pirates Navigate? from Schooling a Monkey
Craft: Sea View Telescopes from One Time Through
Snack: Clam Cookies from Elevate Everyday
Game: Pirate Treasure Scavenger Hunt from The Flourishing Abode
Day 4: Islands
Arrival: Pirate Bingo from Our Home Creations
Activity: Pirate Treasure Slime from Schooling a Monkey
Craft: Twirling Parrots from I Heart Crafty Things
Snack: Gold Coins
Game: Pirate Voyage Game from The Natural Homeschool
Day 5: Lady Pirates
Arrival: Pirate Queens Coloring Pages
Book: Sea Queens
Activity: Pirate Island Playdough from The Imagination Tree
Craft: Pirate Treasure Chest from The Classroom Creative
Snack: Beach Pudding Cups from Lilluna
Game: Coconut Bowling from Fun a Day