Camp in a Box

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A Fun and Safe Alternative to in-Person Summer Camps

COVID-19 has cancelled a lot of important events and gatherings lately, including most summer camps, but youth still need fun, educational, and social opportunities this summer. Camp in a Box was created to provide just that:  a fun and safe camp experience from home,  but it is not an online camp. The box was designed with the knowledge that time away from screens is also needed right now. Each box contains all of the supplies and information needed to get kids, teens, and even adults learning and creating this summer: Everything you need, delivered right to your door!

Current Theme: Fairytales & Fables

Bring the magic of theatre into your home with our Fairytales & Fables Camp in a Box. Each box contains a collection of classic fairytales and fables, supplies to assemble a simple puppet theatre, templates and supplies to build character and prop shadow puppets, links to instructional videos highlighting the elements of storytelling through the expertise of university professors and professional artists, and a prize bag with prizes to encourage completion of daily activities.

Target Age Range

Fairytales & Fables was designed with 6-12-year-olds in mind, but we think puppet theatre and good storytelling is for everyone. Grandparents will love working with grandchildren to tell these classic tales, older siblings will captivate younger ones with the magic of shadow puppets, and parents will love that children are having fun while building literacy, memory, and imagination.

Cost & Availability

Fairytales & Fables is available for purchase and delivery now! The cost per box is $110 and includes free local delivery. Out of town delivery is also available, but will include a postage fee. Free pickup at Ambrose University will also be available on select days and times.

Box Contents

Fairytales & Fables contains the all of the supplies and video links needed for a minimum of five full days of camp, but can continue to be used well beyond the initial five days. The supplies and activities can also be used at your own pace and can be enjoyed by more than one person; however, the prize bag only contains five prizes.

Outside of Box
with Introductory Video Link
Inside of Box
Contents of Box
with Daily Supply Bags & Instructions

Day 1: The Importance of Story

Video Link; Instructions; 

Fairytales & Fables Storybook

Optional from Home:

Audiobooks

Day 2: Character & Costuming

Video Link; Instructions  

Shadow & Stick Puppet Silhouettes

Scissors; Puppet Sticks; Tape

Optional from Home:

X-acto knife, cutting mat

Day 3: Set & Lighting Design

Video Link; Instructions  

Scenic Elevation Colouring Sheet  

Puppet Theatre to paint and assemble

Black acrylic paint, sponge brush, plastic plate 

Hinges; White curtains/ screens, velcro dots

Flashlight, batteries, flashlight stand

Needed from Home:

screwdriver 

Optional from Home:

Other paint colours & lights

Day 4: Sound Design

Video Link; Instructions  

Shadow & Stick Puppet Silhouettes

Scissors; Puppet Sticks; Tape

Optional from Home:

Musical Instruments, sound makers, music

Day 5: Dramatic Action

Video Link; Instructions  

Dramatic Action Worksheets

Net for The Lion & the Mouse

Prize Bag:

Animal Bookmark; Clay Slime;

Bouncey Ball; Lollipop;  

Punching Balloon

Dramatic Action WS Answer Key

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