Summer is a time for having fun, eating frozen treats, and going to summer camp!
But, most parents can’t afford to send their kids to camp all summer long, and this year, most camps are closed!
As a budget-friendly alternative, start your very own summer camp at home with these super-fun themes.
This DIY space camp will be a popular hit and you’ll soon be the most popular house on the block!
These summer camps at home are not just budget-friendly, but will also help create lasting memories for your kids and the other children in the neighborhood.
A backyard camp is the perfect way to get to know the other families in your neighborhood.
DIY Space Camp for Summer Space Fun
Use these ideas to make your very own space camp at home. Kids will love these space-themed activities, and you will love that this camp is not as expensive as real space camp.
Gather a few friends and create magical summer memories with this DIY space camp theme!
You’ll also want to check out the ultimate list of summer STEM activities and the ultimate list of summer science experiments.
Backyard Space 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
At Home Space Camp Activities Day 1: Moon
Arrival: Moon Coloring Page
Lesson Plan: Moon Phases Study
Activity: Moon Phases Printable
Craft: Glow in the Dark Moon Phases
Snack: Cookie Moon Phases
Playtime: Bouncy castle
At Home Space Camp Activities Day 2: Solar System
Arrival: Solar System Worksheets
Lesson Plan: Guide to the Solar System
Activity: Solar System Slime
Craft: Solar System Mobile
Snack: Veggie Solar System
Playtime: Solar System Play Dough
Outer Space Camp Ideas Day 3: Spaceships and Rockets
Arrival: Space Mazes
Lesson Plan: Guide to Rockets
Activity: Alka Seltzer Rockets
Craft: Straw Rockets
Snack: Rocket Kebabs
Playtime: Exploding Paint Rockets
Kids Space Camp Day 4: Galaxy
Arrival: Constellations Lacing Cards
Lesson Plan: Galaxy Lesson Plan
Activity: Galaxy Oobleck
Craft: Galaxy Slime
Snack: Marshmallow Constellations
Playtime: Flashlight Constellations
At Home Space Camp Day 5: Astronauts
Arrival: Astronaut Activity Sheets
Lesson Plan: Learning about the Space Station Life in Space
Activity: Fix the Astronaut’s Glove
Snack: Astronaut Pudding
Playtime: Space Crazy Sensory Bin