Camp TV Activity Guides and Materials List

June 14, 2021

Camp TV demonstrates hands-on craft activities in each episode, and here we share the list of materials to gather so children can follow along or create a craft on their own time. Along with a description of each Season 2 episode of Camp TV, below, you’ll find the related activity guide to download as a pdf to your computer or device. Each guide includes the materials you’ll need, along with step-by-step illustrated instructions for each activity.

The second season of Camp TV broadcasts begin nationally June 21 on PBS (July 5 on NJ PBS and July 6 on THIRTEEN).

Activity Guides and Materials List

Download the activity guide for Episode 1: Summer Celebration Day
Download the activity guide for Episode 2: Snow Day
Download the activity guide for Episode 3: Pattern Day
Download the activity guide for Episode 4: Inside Out Day
Download the activity guide for Episode 5: Tie Day
Download the activity guide for Episode 6: Independence Day
Download the activity guide for Episode 7: Celebrate Your Name Day
Download the activity guide for Episode 8: Sports Day
Download the activity guide for Episode 9: Royalty Day
Download the activity guide for Episode 10: Travel Day
Download the activity guide for Episode 11: Mismatched Shoe Day
Download the activity guide for Episode 12: Favorite Animal Day 
Download the activity guide for Episode 13: Ocean Day 
Download the activity guide for Episode 14: Career Day 
Download the activity guide for Episode 15: Poem in My Pocket Day 
Download the activity guide for Episode 16: Black and White Day 
Download the activity guide for Episode 17: Rainbow Day 
Download the activity guide for Episode 18: Global Food Day 
Download the activity guide for Episode 19: Favorite T-Shirt Day 
Download the activity guide for Episode 20: Farm Day 

Camp TV: Ep 1 – Summer Celebration Day

Head counselor Zach is back with all new camp theme days, sun-sational adventures and challenges. Celebrate with some penguins and pandas, sing hip hop hooray, get loud with a homemade noisemaker, do a salad dance. Content partners include Carnegie Hall, Memphis Zoo, National Dance Institute, New Victory Theater, OK Go, One Voice Children’s Choir, San Diego Zoo, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 1.

Camp TV: Ep 2 – Snow Day

Join head counselor Zach to make fake snow and hot chocolate snowmen. Meet polar bears, visit glaciers and icebergs, play a ping pong ball game, learn to doodle daily and show not tell with similes, read Ten Ways to Hear Snow. Content partners include Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Exploratorium, Museum of Modern Art, National Dance Institute, New Victory Theater, One Voice Children’s Choir, Story Pirates.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 2.

Camp TV: Ep 3 – Pattern Day


Do you see a pattern here? Join head counselor Zach to dance a pattern, make a pattern parfait, play rhythmic patterns on a homemade drum. Content partners include Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Lincoln Center, Museum of Modern Art, New Victory Theater, NY Philharmonic, NY Public Library, One Voice Children’s Choir, Story Pirates, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 3.

Camp TV: Ep 4 – Inside Out Day

A woman wearing blue overalls and orange t-shirt and floppy hat sits on a chair in middle of dance floor. Behind her are bright blue stage curtains.
Make an inside out sandwich and a “mini moody me” cup that shows how you’re feeling! Learn ridiculous magic tricks, meet a porcupine and koalas, strike a warrior pose, make a harp and a NY egg cream. Content partners include America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Carnegie Hall, GrowingGreat, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Memphis Zoo, New Victory Theater, OK Go, San Diego Zoo, S’More Ideas.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 4.

Camp TV: Ep 5 – Tie Day

Join head counselor Zach to make a necktie pouch, tie-dye cookies, and read Mr. Tanen’s Tie Trouble! Learn the science behind magic, make slime and a banjo, write hero stories, meet orangutans and Australian animals. Content partners include Carnegie Hall, Children’s Museum of Acadiana, Impossible Science, New Victory Theater, San Diego Zoo, Story Pirates, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 5.

Camp TV: Ep 6 – Independence Day


Celebrate Independence Day (July 4) with head counselor Zach and make a stars and stripes handprint! Meet meerkats and mandrills, make shadow art and pendulums. Content partners include America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Exploratorium, Impossible Science, Memphis Zoo, One Voice Children’s Choir, Playworks, San Diego Zoo, S’more Ideas, Story Pirates, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 6.

Camp TV: Ep 7 – Celebrate Your Name Day

A man with short dark hair sits on floor between round coffee table and couch. He holds a white sign that says name Zach, made from brightly colored pipe cleaner craft materials.

Camp TV host Zachary Noah Piser.

Our host’s name is Zachary, and he uses the nickname Zack sometimes. Make a name sign, read The Name Jar, learn what’s in a name! Meet macaws, play “Match My Height,” use vegetables to design a t-shirt, go on a simple machines scavenger hunt, do yoga dance. Content partners include Appalachian Center for Crafts, Memphis Zoo, National Dance Institute, OK Go, Story Pirates.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 7.

Camp TV: Ep 8 – Sports Day


Join head counselor Zach to play mini-golf, mini-football, and mini-bowling! Make a racer from cups, learn to steal a base, meet kangaroos and rhinos. Content partners include America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Children’s Museum of the Arts, Memphis Zoo, OK Go, One Voice Children’s Choir, San Diego Zoo, S’More Ideas, Story Pirates.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 8.

Camp TV: Ep 9 – Royalty Day


Read Crown, make a crown and a coat of arms, meet the king of the jungle (the lion)! Learn hip hop moves, turn lemons into lemonade, create tessellations and an animal craft. Content partners include America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Children’s Museum of Acadiana, Minnesota Zoo, NJ DOE, NY Philharmonic, NY Public Library, San Diego Zoo, They Might Be Giants, 1520 Arts.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 9.

Camp TV: Ep 10 – Travel Day


Try foods from different countries, play “Land, Sea, Air,” make a compass! Join head counselor Zach to meet giraffes and cowboy kids, go on a sensory hike, read Suki’s Kimono, do a pattern dance!  Content partners include Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Carnegie Hall, Liberty Science Center, Memphis Zoo, OK Go, Playworks, Seneca Park Zoo.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 10.

Camp TV: Ep 11 – Mismatched Shoe Day


Join head counselor Zach wearing shoes or socks that don’t match and read a Sock Story! Ride the rounding roller coaster, make a treasure chest, meet tortoises and squirrels. Content partners include Carnegie Hall, Koo Koo Kangaroo, Liberty Science Center, Memphis Zoo, NJ DOE, New Victory Theater, NY Public Library, San Antonio Zoo Sketch with Jeff at the Guggenheim Museum, Story Pirates, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 11.

Camp TV: Ep 12 – Favorite Animal Day

A panda bear sits and holds a bamboo stick

A panda bear seen in Favorite Animal Day on Camp TV.

Have an animal dance party, make a hungry bunny, meet otters, llamas, and red pandas! Content partners include: Children’s Museum of the Arts, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Impossible Science, Monterey Bay Aquarium, National Dance Institute, NYS Office of General Services, Seneca Park Zoo, Memphis Zoo, Playworks.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 12.

Camp TV: Ep 13 – Ocean Day


Join head counselor Zach to learn about sharks, sketch in the sand, make jellyfish, play a sea animal guessing game! Learn a card trick, dance samba. Content partners include One Voice Children’s Choir, Impossible Science, Liberty Science Center, Lincoln Center, Monterey Bay Aquarium, National Dance Institute, NY Philharmonic, Sketch with Jeff at the Guggenheim Museum, They Might Be Giants.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 13.

Camp TV: Ep 14 – Career Day

Four firefighters appear in different types of uniform in front of a firetruck.

Firefighters appear in Camp TV’s Career Day episode.

Meet a firefighter and a conservation biologist, make a balloon rocket!

Join head counselor Zach to meet a meet a firefighter and a conservation biologist! Make a balloon rocket and a flip book, do a freeze dance, write hero stories, learn about meerkats and pikas. Content partners include Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, NYS Office of General Services, OK Go, Playworks, San Diego Zoo, S’More Ideas, Story Pirates, WFSU.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 14.

Camp TV: Ep 15 – Poem in My Pocket Day

Join head counselor Zach to hear a poem, write a poem, make a pocket! Meet zoo animals, do an emotions dance, create strong shapes out of paper, read The Land of Nod. Content partners include Carnegie Hall, Liberty Science Center, Minnesota Zoo, Move-to-Improve, National Dance Institute, One Voice Children’s Choir, Sketch with Jeff at the Guggenheim Museum, S’More Ideas, They Might Be Giants.

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 15.

Camp TV: Ep 16 – Black and White Day

Join head counselor Zach to meet penguins and ravens, turn black & white video into color, sketch the moon! Make chewy chocolate chip cookies, dance to go-go rhythms, make a sheep, sing about a shooting star. Content partners include America’s Test Kitchen Kids, Guggenheim Museum, Impossible Science, National Dance Institute, New Victory Theater, Memphis Zoo, They Might Be Giants. 

Activity Guide

Download the activity guide for Episode 16.

Camp TV: Ep 17 – Rainbow Day 

Join head counselor Zach to make a walking water rainbow, sing about ROYGBIV, learn why the sky’s blue, sketch clouds, meet elephants & river otters. Content partners include Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Children’s Museum of the Arts, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Guggenheim Museum, New Victory Theater, Playworks, Roger Williams Park Zoo, San Diego Zoo, They Might Be Giants. 

Download the activity guide for Episode 17.

Camp TV: Ep 18 – Global Food Day

 

Join head counselor Zach to sketch with food, make hummus, learn about seeds on the move, take a food festival quiz! Meet baby animals, learn to salsa, read Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix. Content partners include Carnegie Hall, Growing Great, Lincoln Center, Move-to-Improve, One Voice Children’s Choir, San Diego Zoo, They Might Be Giants. 

Download the activity guide for Episode 18.

Camp TV: Ep 19 – Favorite T-Shirt Day

Join head counselor Zach to decorate a t-shirt, turn an old one into yarn & make a friendship bracelet! Meet a sloth and a tarantula, sing about cells, make a secret picture, design a repeating pattern. Content partners include Cooper Hewitt Museum, One Voice Children’s Choir, Memphis Zoo, National Dance Institute, San Diego Zoo, S’More Ideas, ThinkTV. 

Download the activity guide for Episode 19.

Camp TV: Ep 20 – Farm Day

Join head counselor Zach to meet pigs and horses, regrow vegetables, make a chicken from a paper plate & a clay sheep! Do a shape sort, sing about states of matter and electric cars. Content partners include Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Detroit Zoological Society, GrowingGreat, NY Philharmonic, NY Public Library, One Voice Children’s Choir, S’More Ideas, They Might Be Giants. 

Download the activity guide for Episode 20.