Virtual Winter Campout

Virtual Winter Campout



We are doing something a bit different this year for
Take Your Child to the Library Day.
We are bringing the event to you!  

This year we are celebrating community, family, and literacy with a Virtual Indoor Winter Campout.  Children's Librarian Ms. Susan will be your camp counselor for the day!  Pick up your "camping" kit from the Central Library starting February 6th, while supplies last.  Contents include a winter scavenger hunt, supplies to make a woodland friend necklace, ideas to set up a blanket fort, a book to read, a campout snack, and directions to turn your paper bag into a backpack. Whew! It's gonna be a busy day! 

If you are unable to pick up a kit, no worries! Read on for campfire stories and songs, as well as how-to videos that are easy to replicate at home.  Printables, including the scavenger hunt, are also available below!

Kit with bears
Virtual Campout Kit (sorry, no bears included)


Come Sit by the Fire: 

Build an Indoor Pillow Fort or Blanket Tent

Now that we have a fire -- let's set up camp! Here are some great ideas to help you to create your own tent or fort with stuff around your house! 

Kids -- make sure to check with your folks before you start building!

Nice job setting up your camp site! Let's gather together for stories and a song:

A Silly Campfire Story:

Let's Sing a Song: The Other Day-- I Met a Bear!:

A (Sort Of) Scary Campfire Story: (Parents may want to listen first and decide if this is too creepy for your child)

Grownups -- what are some of your favorite camp stories and songs?  Now is the perfect time to share them with your little campers!

Let's Get Up and Go

Now that we've relaxed and told stories around the fire, let's go on an adventure:Scavenger Hunt

Get crafty 

Here are some fun camp crafts for the whole family:

Woodland Creature Necklace:
(written directions and clip art linked under video)

Written Directions
Clip Art

Turn a Paper Bag into a Backpack:

Written Directions

We hope you enjoyed our winter campout!  Share your pictures on our facebook page and use the tag #Centralvirtualcampout. Want more library fun?  Check out our events page for future programs and join our Online Winter Reading Contest.  Tell us about what you're reading and enter to win some great prizes!