Opening Ceremony/Camp Set Up:
Bill Grogan’s Goat (Repeat-after-me song) Have each child choose their own Western-themed name, Silent barnyard charades, end with everyone’s best “Giddy up!”
Huddle Group Questions:
Which farm animal do you think weighs the most? Which one weighs the least? How old do you think Old MacDonald really was? Which came first – the chicken or the egg? Which animals do you think sleep standing up? What’s the differences and similarities to horses and ponies have? Is it really hay on a hay ride?
Egg splatter painting (remove yolk and replace with paint), create a cactus ring toss, coffee can planters, design a bandana, paper plate/rubber band banjos, paper bag vests.
- Cowboy Song,
- The Turkey Song,
- Little Red Wagon,
- Have You Ever Been A-Fishin’?
Crew Service Project:
Each group is responsible for cleaning up the lunch room 2x per week.
A 1x per month service project will be offered in addition so it may not be related to each week’s theme.
Camper Choice and Free Play Ideas:
- “Hay” bail rice Krispie treats,
- lasso practice,
- square dancing,
- water balloon duel,
- feed the ducks/geese if near water,
- bolo ties,
- potato sack races.
Old MacDonald – only using the animals we discussed this week. End with everyone’s best “Yee-haw!”
Gold RUSH Game