We’re bringing the great outdoors in through this theme. There’s just so many possibilities for decor, bulletin board topics and programs! P.S. The picture above only shows one name, but this themed set is designed for each item to be its own door dec.
What you’ll need:
1. Using the printed off templates, trace and cut out shapes onto the scrapbook paper and card stock.
Tent: Cut two of the triangular shapes out. Take the top layer and cut along the dashed line. Fold these pieces back and glue it onto the base layer.
For all the other shapes, simply piece together as the picture displays and glue them together.
- Good Old Smokey the Bear always said, “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires.” Put together a bulletin board that addresses the issue of fire safety in your neck of the woods.
- Using butcher paper, cut out giant trees and hang display them throughout your hallway. You can also create a large sign that says “Welcome to Camp (Insert Hall Name Here)“.
- Send your residents off to their first day of classes with a bag of trail mix. Affix a note that wishes them “Happy Trails!”
- Star Gazing: Locate a nice grassy area near your residence hall. Lay out blankets for residents to lay on. Play some calming music and gaze at the stars together. You can invite residents out by giving them each a sandwich bag with a set of ingredients to make a s’more. Have a grill ready to go by the time they come out and let them roast their marshmallows.
- Story Telling: Set up your lounge so it looks like a camping ground. Set up a real or mock tent, lay blankets out. You can also set up a make your own trail mix bar, complete with chex cereal, chocolate chips, M&Ms, raisins and pretzels. Dim the lights and have residents circle around to tell stories as a way of getting to know one another. Prepare a list of questions to break the ice: What would their ideal vacation be? What is one thing on their bucket list? Who is their biggest inspiration? Start with easy questions and see where the group feels comfortable going from there.
- For when times get “In Tents”: Host a session on stress reduction to help residents get through the tough times. Walk them through healthy ways to reduce stress, such as exercise or music.