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Camp Meal Theme: Birthday Lunch

Whether it’s a camper’s birthday or not, this is a great way to spend a lunch at camp!


This “birthday lunch” camp meal theme can serve two purposes. If you have a camper, or campers, with birthdays happening during camp, this is a perfect time to celebrate all those birthdays in one place. You can have birthday cake, have all the campers come to the front of the mess hall, and the entire camp can sing happy birthday in unison to the lucky campers. It’ll be a birthday they won’t forget!

The second purpose this camp meal theme can serve is to have campers mix and mingle. One great way to structure this meal is to split up the camp by birthday month. For example, a “January” table, a “February” table, and so on. Everyone with a January birthday sits at the January table instead of their own cabin table.

Note: You might be worried about making sure there’s a counselor or staff member at each table – this usually works itself out, but just make there’s someone watching out for tables with only campers and no adult supervision.

Supplies Needed
  • Poster signs for each month to place at each table
  • Birthday cake (enough for one piece/camper)
  • Candles (if will be singing happy birthday)
  • Birthday decorations

Step 1 – Place a month poster at each table

Step 2 – Inform campers to NOT sit at their normal cabin table – sit at the table of the month they were born in.

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