Would anyone have advice on becoming an arts and crafts director at a kids summer camp?

Hi there,

I’ve been asked to be an Arts and Crafts Director at summer camp, however, I feel quite anxious as I have never done anything like this before.

I was hoping for some advice/tips on possible projects plus how I would go about figuring how many supplies I would need for a whole summer?

Thanks

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3 Responses to “Would anyone have advice on becoming an arts and crafts director at a kids summer camp?”

  1. Susan said:

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  2. Curt J said:

    Camp crafts should not be too involved unless you’re doing something like tie-dye shirts. Pet rocks, lanyards, and friendship bracelets are staples of camp.

    Find out if there are weekly themes and base a few crafts around that theme. To find craft ideas check online. For example, let’s say one of the weekly themes is Pirates. Google “pirate crafts” and you’ll find some great ideas.

    As for how much you should order ask the director. He/she should have a good idea of how many campers will be attending each week. At resident (sleep-away) camps campers will visit the arts and crafts area only once or twice in a week.In a day camp setting it could be 3-4 times a week.

    Find crafts that you will feel comfortable leading and are age appropriate. Things to always have on hand are glue, pipe cleaners, plastic lacing (for lanyards), colored string for friendship bracelets, paint, paint brushes, craft sticks, google eyes, paper, and markers.

    Finally, ask your director for craft catalogs (S&S is a good craft supply company). Also, check out the local library for kids crafts books (there are tons of them). Below I have listed some good sites you might be interested in.

    Good luck and have fun.

  3. Freda Morrow said:

    crafts.17things.com’s done it once more. Great article!




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