Thursday, June 24, 2010

American Girl Doll Stamp Camp

This is my second summer hosting an American Girl Doll Camp. This year I decided instead of offering several one day camps during the summer I would offer a 3 Day Camp for older girls and a 1 Day Camp for younger girls.

It was a lot of prep work but, I enjoyed so much spending time with these sweet girls! Each day we learned about a new period of history relating to the doll we were studying. This year I chose Rebecca, Kit, and Julie. We did two projects each day that coincided with the doll we were focusing on. For example, with Kit we made bottle cap necklaces - which had each girl's first initial stamped in the center. I chose that project because Kit loved to use a typewriter to write articles for her local newspaper and she also grew up in an era where everything had to be recycled and used - hence the bottle cap.

Each camp I also always choose a charity for us to work for. This year, for the American Girl Doll Camp, it was the Ronald McDonald House. The girls brought individually wrapped snacks for RMH and we made cards for the families staying there to use to send back home - (thank you cards, thinking of you cards, etc.). Next week I will deliver everything to the Ronald McDonald House along with a picture of all the girls who worked so hard on the cards.

One camp down and one to go next month!


Marsha said...

What a great idea! The Princess' birthday is next month and we're getting her Felicity. She's going to love her! I hope your next camp goes just as well.

malia said...

Oh how fun... I'd LOVE to go to that camp myself!
Stopping by from NFF

Shari said...

Wow - I bet this did involve a lot of preparation, but what a fun event. I do home parties for moms and girls & their dolls, and I would love to hear more about the kinds of crafts and activities you do.

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Heather said...

What an awesome idea! My Aunt actually used to teach a summer school class called "Being an American Girl: Samantha" and they focused on Samantha's life and that period in time. We are big AG fans at our house.

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