11 Classic Games & Puzzles That Need to Come to Sleepover Summer Camps in California
Sleepover summer camps in California are not all fun and games. Just mostly fun and games! Inevitably there will be a time when your kid is hanging out in their bunk, or a rainy day, when they will go digging in their bags looking for an activity or diversion. The best sleepover summer camp games are simple classics. They are easy to learn and don’t require a ton of set up or equipment. They are easy to pack and don’t take up too much room in your camper’s camp trunk.
Here’s our favorite game picks for bringing along to sleepover summer camp in California!
Rubiks Cube. Still as confounding today as it was when we were kids!
Deck of Cards. One deck of cards opens up a world of possibilities from countless card games to house building. No kid should head off to sleepover summer camps in California without a deck of cards.
Cats Cradle. This game only requires a simple loop of string or elastic, to keep campers occupied making string figures for hours.
Magic 8 Ball. Who doesn’t want to find out what the future holds? The Magic 8 Ball has been faithfully (if not accurately) answering camper’s questions for decades.
Jacks. Kids have been playing with Jacks since they have been playing with pebbles. The game evolved out of games played by children the world over, involving stones or bones, usually knucklebones from sheep. They were thought to increase eye-hand coordination useful for hunting. The metal bits and ball in the “modern” version have been in play for over a hundred years.
Stock up on these classics and you will be ready for year round fun, as well as packing your kid off to sleepover summer camps in California.