Tag Archives: Camp Songs

Calamine Lotion

Calamine Lotion

This is a fun summer time song when at camp or out hiking locally.  Since mosquito bites are fairly common in the summer time, this is a song that all the girls will have fun with and be able to relate to.  I’ve had a few experiences where I had to explain to a girl what Calamine Lotion is, but it’s worthwhile for the connection they’ll make when singing the song.

Calamine, Calamine, Calamine Lotion
Ooo, no no no not the lotion
Itchy itchy scratchy scratchy
Ooh I got one on my back-y
Quick, get the bug spray!
I think he went that way!
Fwssst. Ugh. I got that bug.

Boom Chicka Boom

Boom Chicka Boom

The styles for this song can be changed or expanded on.  You can easily let the girls come up with their own versions and let their creativity take over.  Basically, the main part is just re-sung with the different vocal styles.  This is a repeat back style song, where the song leader sings the line and the girls sing it back.

I said a boom chick-a boom
I said a boom chick-a boom
I said a boom chick-a rock-a chick-a rock-a chick-a boom
Uh-huh
Oh yeah
One more time…


Change style each time
Italiano style (boomba, rrrock-a)
Valley girl style (like, I said, like, a boom chicka boom)
Astronaut style (zoom chick-a zoom, take a rocket to the moon)
Opera Style
Janitor Style (broom sweep a broom, sweep-a mop-a)
Underwater style (using your finger to make underwater noises on your lips)
Southern Belle style
Broadway Musical Style
Etc.

Announcements Camp Song

Announcements Camp Song

This is a fun quick chant/song for whenever the camp director is about to make announcements.  Of course if there are a lot of announcements, you can only do the song once or else it gets far too obnoxious.  Trust me; I speak from experience!

Chorus:
Announcements!
Announcements!
Announcements!

A terrible death to die (To Die!)
A terrible death to die (To Die!)
A terrible death to talk to death
A terrible death to die

(Chorus)

Have you ever seen a windbag
Have you ever seen a windbag
A windbag, a windbag
A windbag like that!
(Chorus)

Alligator song

Alligator song

This is a great song for a camp, complete with hand motions mimicking an alligator whenever the word Alligator is repeated in the chorus.  Soon I hope to include recordings!  Until I get there, it’ll be lyrics only for now.

(Chorus)
Alligator!
Alligator!
Can be your friend, can be your friend, can be your friend too.

The alligator is my friend
He has a lovely face
I’d rather see him in the swamp
Than to have him on my suitcase
(Chorus)

The alligator is my friend
He has a very lovely pelt
I’d rather see him in the swamp
Than to wear him on my belt
(Chorus)

This alligator is my friend
He has a very lovely snoot
I’d rather see him in the swamp
Than to wear him on my boot
(Chorus)

The alligator is my friend
Step on his tail, he’ll be in a rage
I’d rather see him in the swamp
Than to see him in a cage
(Chorus)

The alligator is my friend
He can be your friend too
I’d rather have him as my friend,
then wear him as a shoe (point to shoe)
(Chorus)

The alligator is my friend
He has a scaly pelt
I’d rather have him as my friend
Than wear him as a belt (point to belt)
(Chorus)

The alligator is my friend
He likes to tease and flirt
I’d rather have him as my friend
Than wear him on my shirt (point to shirt)
(Chorus)

The alligator is my friend
You can do no worse
I’d rather have him as my friend
Than wear him as my purse.