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Make Your Own Seaworthy Pirate Summer Camp!

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Arrr you ready for a great summer? No need to put your kids in expensive summer camp this year! This year, make your own DIY summer camp!

Grab your kids, grab some friends, and host this super-fun at-home summer camp with fun pirate summer camp activities and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Build your own pirate summer camp right at home! These fun pirate activities will make a magical backyard summer camp and screen free fun for kids!

This super-fun at-home 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.

These fun pirate themed activities for summer camp 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’ll also want to check out the ultimate list of summer STEM activities and the ultimate list of summer science experiments. 

Pirate Themed Activities for 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!).

Grab your kids, grab some friends, and host this super-fun at-home summer camp with fun pirate summer camp activities and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Break out your camera and get ready to make lasting summer memories!

Pirate Summer Camp Sample Schedule

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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

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Pirates Summer Camp At Home Day 1: Famous Pirates

Learn about famous pirates in this first day of pirate summer camp at home!

Build your own pirate summer camp right at home! These fun pirate activities will make a magical backyard summer camp and screen free fun for kids!

Arrival: Color By Number Pirates

Book: The Most Famous Pirates

Activity: Pirate Dress Up

Craft: Cardboard Tube Pirate

Snack: Pirate Popcorn

Game: Pin the Eyepatch  on the Pirate

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Pirates Summer Camp At Home Day 2: Pirate Ships

In this backyard pirate summer camp, learn about pirate ships!

Build your own pirate summer camp right at home! These fun pirate activities will make a magical backyard summer camp and screen free fun for kids!

Arrival: Pirate Coloring Pages

Book: A Year on a Pirate Ship

Activity: Pirate Ocean Discovery Bottle

Craft: Milk Carton Pirate Ship

Snack: Pirate Ship Hot Dogs

Game: Pirate Word Search

At Home Pirate Summer Camp Day 3: Navigation

Today’s pirate camp lesson is all about navigation!

Build your own pirate summer camp right at home! These fun pirate activities will make a magical backyard summer camp and screen free fun for kids!

Arrival: Treasure Map Coloring Pages

Book: Diary of a Pirate Voyage 

Activity: How Did Pirates Navigate?

Craft: Sea View Telescopes

Snack: Clam Cookies

Game: Pirate Treasure Scavenger Hunt

Pirate Summer Camp Day 4: Islands

Today’s pirate summer camp lesson is about islands.

Build your own pirate summer camp right at home! These fun pirate activities will make a magical backyard summer camp and screen free fun for kids!

Arrival: Pirate Bingo

Book: Treasure Island (golden book edition)

Activity: Pirate Treasure Slime

Craft: Twirling Parrots

Snack: Gold Coins 

Game: Pirate Voyage Game

Backyard Pirate Summer Camp Day 5: Lady Pirates

Today’s at-home priate summer camp is all about lady pirates!

Build your own pirate summer camp right at home! These fun pirate activities will make a magical backyard summer camp and screen free fun for kids!

Arrival: Pirate Queens Coloring Pages

Book: Sea Queens

Activity: Pirate Island Playdough

Craft: Pirate Treasure Chest

Snack:  Beach Pudding Cups

Game: Coconut Bowling

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More At-Home Summer Camp Themes

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Colors Summer Camp

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