Theme of the Day – Treasure Hunters

Theme-of-the-Day is a daily post where we ask readers to leave their summer camp ideas, using the day’s theme, in the comments section. What ideas and suggestions do you have¬† for the Theme of the Day? What game, craft, apparel choice, theme meal, evening activity, special event, song, skit, or anything else would you do at camp if your theme was…

Treasure Hunters

Below are my five suggestions. I dare you to do better? Leave your ideas in the comments area below.

  1. With the theme music from any Indiana Jones movie start off a scavenger hunt or treasure hunt. Scavenger hunts have a lot of appeal because groups can have instant success by finding things on their list right away. With a treasure hunt the “prize” is at the end.
  2. Instead of having a treasure hunt where groups find one clue after another, at each “check point” the group must perform a task or solve a physical mystery. Think Amazing Race style.
  3. Geocahing is very popular. Set up a geocahing course. Don’t know what that is? Check it out here.
  4. Make treasure chests out of shoe boxes or craft sticks.
  5. Create a treasure hunt where each clue helps solve the mystery of who stole the camp cookies. When each group discovers which counselor it is they get a bag of cookies to share.


  1. Heidi says

    Through the Rabbit Hole Scavenger Hunt- kids do different tasks after object of the clue was found. Named after Alice in Wonderland- tasks include going through a hole made out of foam blocks, jumping to beat the clock, making a house out of 10 cards in 30 seconds,etc.

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