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Skip the mosquito swatting and scarey sounds – try indoor camping with the Camp Olson Loft Bed.

Spread out  your sleeping bags under the loft. Play some of the usual campfire games.

Storytelling is a fun “do-anywhere” activity, notes Cindy Ross, co-author of Kids in the Wild: A Family Guide to Outdoor Recreation (Mountaineer Books). “Start with one line that sets a scene, and then take turns adding to the story,” she says. “The more tangents you go off on, the more fun it is!” For example, try “I think I saw a mermaid when I was swimming this morning. I opened my eyes underwater and….” And, of course, set some ground rules about not scaring your siblings. Oh, sure.

Turn off the lights, tell ghost stories, then point a flashlight towards the ceiling and slowly make a hand shadow that looks like a giant’s hand about to grab the little people that are indoor camping.

Sing some camp songs like:

  • She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain
  • Down By the Bay
  • An Austrian Went Yodeling
  • The Other Day I saw a Bear
  • Rounds-such as Row Your Boat, Sarrasponda and Kookaburra
  • Kum Ba Yah
  • Michael Row the Boat Ashore

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Kick it up a notch in the fun department with a Marshmallow Shooter that uses the small size marshmallow.

Did someone say marshmallows? Gotta make S’mores!

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Indoor S’mores

Don’t reserve these for campfires–they’re easy to do in the oven.

Ingredients:

16- graham cracker squares

4- milk chocolate bars

1- cup mini marshmallows (un-used, not from marshmallow shooter misses)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Arrange half of graham crackers on baking sheet. Top each cracker with 1 piece of the chocolate bars. Broil until chocolate is softened but not melted.
  3. Arrange 2 tablespoons marshmallows on each cracker. Broil until lightly toasted.
  4. Top with remaining crackers and serve.

Oscar Week and we asked our Facebook fans to do some movie star to bed pairings.

First off this multi-layered bunk bed is one that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt might consider for their brood now rumored to be targeted at 14. (jk – we know it’s better suited for a summer camp)

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Another fan chose the Open Seas Bunk Beds for Johnny Depp. Now why would that be, Captain Jack? Arrrrrr!

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This pretty poster bed was selected for Anne Hathaway. Our fan said “because Anne is a princess.” We all know the diary, right?

 

 

 

 

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Our Stella Loft another fan thought would be good for Silvester Stallone. Stellaaaaaa…

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This castle bed was selected for Colin Firth, The King’s Speech.