With summer vacation next week, I have getting all the last minute details together. Based on my winter camp, I realized my students preferred having NO ppt, so I tried my best to not use ppts in my camp.
My camp is themed on Kingsman because my kids are always quoting it and asking if I watched the second one yet. I haven’t. With the theme of Kingsman, the kids overall goal is to make it into the Golden Circle by passing a series of tests.
The Schools Camp Schedule:
I only have 1 week for summer camp. Monday-Friday from 9am until 11:35am.
Although having breaks is not required, I am going off the school schedule to give my kids 10 minute breaks after each 45 minute period. Sometimes the kids don’t want to take a break during the designated time period, I don’t mind changing the scheduled breaks around, but some teachers might be more picky about this.
Also, the kids might want to continue doing an activity after 11:35. I’m willing to keep doing the activities if I have time as long as the kids are having fun.
My Plan for Camp:
Monday: (Spies need to know their allies)
Activity 1: I want to do mainly Ice Breaker games that get the Kids talking. They take as many pieces of toilet paper as they want, and only after they have their TP I tell them that’s how many things they have to say about themselves.
Activity 2: The kids will play identity theft because spies have to pretend to be someone they aren’t. This game is similar to telephone, what is said goes through multiple people and you want to have the same thing by the time it reaches the last person. The main difference is that there are multiple things being said instead of just 1 thing.
They introduce themselves to a friend and steal their friends identity. They have to say the same thing their friend said to a new friend, and then take the new friends identity. This goes until they have talked to everyone.
Activity 3: Students pick a balloon and blow it up. They write their name on the balloon. While standing in a circle, they kick the balloons about until the music stops. After picking up a balloon, students find the owner and introduce themselves and give back the balloon. This can be done multiple times.
Students go to their seats and pop the balloons. Inside are coloured pieces of paper with an animal on it. While going to the front of the room, students have to act like the animal and other students need to guess what animal it is. This divides students into teams based on the colour of the paper.
Activity 4: Students sit in their teams and make team flags. I provided them with coloured pencils and markers.
Activity 5: Students play fish bowl with the theme of movies. Write down movies on papers and draw them randomly. The round is finished when there are no more papers in the bag. Use the same papers each round.
Round 1: The students describe the movie on the paper without saying any words in the title.
Round 2 Students give a 1 word hint.
Round 3: Students act out the movie.
Tuesday: (Kingsman can uncover secrets)
Activity 1: Picture Scavenger Hunt. I will give students slips of papers with clues on them. The students need to find the item or place and take a team picture with it. They will come back to me and show me in order to get the next clue.
Activity 2: I will show the awareness test video of the moonwalking bear to my students.
Activity 3: Students will learn about hiding messages through coding. I’ll use the acrostic poem style coding first and have them practice.
Activity 4: Students will write a coded message and make a paper airplane. They will try to throw their message to a teammate. If it makes it to their teammate they get 1 point. That teammate has to get it to their other teammate for another point etc. If their final teammate decodes it, they get another point. If they miss and it hits another team, their message was ‘intercepted’ and they lose a point. If that teams ‘interceptor’ decodes the message, that team gets a point.
Bonus Round: Students will be taught about the Caesar Shift to code their messages. (A->B, so the word ‘at’ would be ‘bs’ lol that was a happy accident) They can shift as many times as they want, and do the airplane messages.
Activity 5: Extra Time: Students can either find hidden messages in pictures like the arrow in FedEx, or they can continue playing the airplane game.
Wednesday: (Spies need to be persuasive and athletic)
Activity 1: 4 Corners. I’ll ask students to choose between 4 things, 3 things, or 2 things. If they can’t choose they stand in the middle of the room. People in each corner has to convince the people in the middle that their choice is the best. When no one is in the middle, I’ll have them choose between different things.
Activity 2: Can You Distract Me? Team competition. Each team will have a turn to pick one member to read a tongue twister. The other teams will try to distract the reader, or mess them up. If the reader can read the entire tongue twister without getting distracted or messing up, their team gets a point.
Activity 3: Sports Relay. Students will go to the gym and compete in a team Sports Relay. They will assign each member of their team to an area. One will try to spell HORSE with basketball each hoop gets a letter,another will throw a horseshoe around the pole, the 3rd will try to make a cornhole, and finally the last one will juggle a soccer ball while spelling ‘soccer ball’. Each juggle gets a letter. The first team to finish wins. They can play the games until the camp is over.
Thursday: (Spies need to find their enemies)
Activity 1: Students will colour in and design their team’s Clue board. Students can take as long as they need.
Activity 2: Students will play Clue Master Detective.
Activity 3: Students will play Werewolf.
Friday: (Spies need to follow orders and catch the bad guys)
Activity 1: Students will see which team can make the best no bake cookies by following a recipe. The recipe is in the form of a receipt and a schedule.
Activity 2: Students will do a competition against the 2nd graders. If they hit the red button before the 2nd graders get the flag they win. If they are hit with a water balloon, they ‘died’. This is the final test to see if they can make it into the Golden Circle.