If you've thought about hosting a Christmas Camp, but haven't planned anything - I’ve got you covered. There’s still time to put one together!
But you do need to start planning. Like....TODAY!
Here are 4 easy steps to get you started:
1. Pick a date and time.
Quick Tip - Host a 2 hour camp and but add a 4 hour option for moms who want that extra free time. You could use the last 2 hours as a holiday movie! I know a teacher who offered this to her her families and several students signed up.
2. Decide your activities.
Yes, you could buy a plan, but honestly at this point, you can do it yourself.
Here's the link to one of my Christmas Games, The Shepherd's Adventure. It includes boards for 3 different games and card for all levels. Best of all? It's only $3!
Here's another great game that celebrates the reason for the season - Wise Men Matching Game. Only $2 right now!
For my Christmas Camp, I'm keeping it simple but fun: games, crafts, snacks, and performance time. (These are my go-to cookies for camp!)
Quick Tip - I have a huge round-up of resources in this post that will give you everything you need. Most are free or less than $5.
For the craft, we'll be doing this musical Christmas tree. Easy to make and yet so cute!
3. Set a price - with early bird registration.
Since you're waiting until the last minute, I would go for a low "no-brainer" price that parents will immediately want to sign up for.
Quick Tip - mention that spots are limited and set your early bird registration for just 3 or 4 days away.
After you list the price, make sure you note that supplies are included. (So build this into your price!)
4. Announce your camp!
Since time is of the essence, I would skip the flyers and send out a mass email ASAP!
Quick Tip - No time to be creative? Here's what I put in my email and several parents signed up right away. Feel free to use this -
I've planned a TON of musical Christmas-themed activities. Games, crafts, snacks, and a performance time. My goal is to review important concepts in a super-fun way. It'll be the perfect way to close out the semester!
I'm even giving out unique certificates to everyone who attends. (Note Reading Ninja, Rhythm Rockstar, Most Improved Musician)
So there you go - Christmas Camp Planning Emergency Style! Yes - you only have a few weeks left, but you can still pull this off.
Now stop reading and go get to work! Start getting ideas here.
Hi there! I'm Tracy Selle. A Christian wife, mom, and author of 101 Piano Practice Tips. I'm also a piano teacher and founder of Upbeat Piano Teachers.