CampFest Activities (Ideas Page)

We’re looking for ideas to help make CampFest super special for everyone attending. If every family brings an activity to share or demonstrate we’ll have an awesome selection, something to suit every interest and ability!

Banners and signs
Make some for CampFest (whatever is needed) Basic Signing AUSLAN
Need someone to offer this

Beading, jewellery making  

Bead hearts, could use crystal chips


Book club

Book making

Bunting flags

Black and White Photography Competition

Kids take photos while at camp, display on wall, popular vote (source prize from camera shop or similar?)
BubblesBush Dance 


Dependent on total fire bans, CFA restrictionsCampFest Concert and Talent Show – ‘YouTube’ Live!
Can you juggle stuff? Make sounds like R2-D2? Do an arabesque? Strut your stuff at the talent show! Open to all ages, all acts, individuals or groups; you get up to five full minutes (only) to strut your stuff. Sign up for the show at the registration table and return before 3 p.m. Saturday. (No exceptions!)

Circus Skills

Clay play

Chocolate Fondant animals

Collage, group creation


Learn new dance movesDebating

Dream Weaver

Drumming Workshop, Instrumental Jamming Session
put it out there – see what people are into, what they can offer to lead

Eat Your Art

Cupcake cake decoratingElectronics 

Flags with homeschooling and unschooling quotes

Use to decorate the venue

Flash Mob
Perhaps a teen activity? Each day coordinate a flash mob dance or movement and surprise campers!Friendship Bracelets

Electronics Project 

Family Yoga or Tai Chi or gentle exercise to start the day
Need someone to lead this

First Aid, CPR training


Four Square

Friendship Bracelets

Games Club

Gods Eyes


Hamma Beads 


Hula Hoops 

‘Imaginarium’ Fair & Show and Tell
Have you been inventing, creating, collecting or experimenting? Display a project showing where your imagination has taken you on your homeschool journey. Show off artwork, history displays, hobbies – whatever you’ve been studying or playing with this year. All participants will receive a ribbon and/or certificate of merit.

Junk Sculpture
If there is access to considerable quality recycled FREE material nearby (or if someone can bring), add duct tape, etc for an afternoon activity

Knitting / Crochet 

Knot tying

Let’s Sing
Need a confident singer with a repertoire of easy to learn and sing ‘old favourite’ songs to lead this activity


Meditation and Visualisation

Perhaps painted on an old door. Add a door each year and hang somewhere prominent. Would be good to get someone with artistic ability to lead and structure this activity.

Making music together, jam session

Nature Crafts
Bring your imagination and come create with us. Join us in creating leaf
rubbings, pinecone bird feeders and collages, while exploring all
that nature has to offer! Bring a collection of natural items to share.

Old Days Old Ways
A range of activities children can do to experience life as it was 100 years ago;
– making soap
– washing clothes with a washboard
– mending, cross stitch, embroidery
– making damper
– rolling a hoop
– mending a hole in a bucket!
(brainstorm practical and fun things)


Paper Making 

Paper Mache


Plaster Carving


Recycle Junk creations/challenge



Science Fair Show and Tell
Children to bring favourite science experiment to do with others (small groups) and then demonstrate (if they want) or display. Can bring posters for display.

Sensory Explorations



Need a volunteer, someone who can do this to leadTai Chi 

Tie Dying

Totem Tennis 

Trees For CampFest!

Children help fill tubes with potting soil, sow native seeds for planting at the Autumn CampFest.

Vegetable and herb patch

Wiggles and Giggles Dance Moves
Need someone who loves the Wiggles and knows all the moves to teach to everyone for the Dance night: compulsory for adults? :-)


Worm Farm


Zombie Parade

Face painting, dress up and move like a zombie, create a zombie dance for the concert You-Tube Live! section.Australian Homeschool CampFests are proudly sponsored and supported by:

Hilltop Resort
Australian Homeschool Network  
The Educating Parent

Home Education Association Inc.
Home Education Network of Victoria