Battle of the Holidays

By Jess DeQuattro

Summer Camp Activities Director

Just imagine Camp Mason buzzing with excitement as campers gear up for an extraordinary theme day dedicated to unusual holidays! While well known holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving dominate the calendar, there are also a plethora of bizarre and offbeat holidays that often go unnoticed. From Mario Day to National Toss a Fruitcake Day, these holidays bring a touch of whimsy and fun to our lives. May I introduce to you our first theme day of the summer…Battle of the Holidays!


We love any opportunity to dress up and get silly at camp!

Compete and have fun

As the theme day unfolds, campers will be divided into teams representing an unconventional holiday, and they will have a chance to explore different holidays through a variety of fun activities. From rescuing a dragon egg for Appreciate a Dragon Day to enjoying some popcorn for National Popcorn Day, campers are encouraged to embrace their unique interests, talents, and personalities.

Through these themed activities, campers not only have a blast to see which holiday is the winner, (I’m personally rooting for Penguin Awareness Day), but also learn about the diversity of the unsung hero holidays celebrated around the world, encouraging a sense of curiosity and a spirit of exploration. Battle of the Holidays serves as a chance for campers to unleash their creativity, express themselves freely, and create meaningful connections with other campers.

A chance to break free

In a world that often feels bound by tradition and routine, untraditional holidays offer a chance to break free from the ordinary. So why not embrace it and make the most of these quirky holidays? Whether you’re getting crafty, connecting with others, spreading joy and positivity, or celebrating diversity and inclusivity, there’ll be no shortage of ways to join in on the fun. After all, life’s too short to stick to the script!

We are all very excited for the Battle of the Holidays theme day this summer, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Join us for Session 1 this summer for this theme day and the rest of the session’s adventures! Register for Summer Camp here.

Here’s a sneak peek of the fun that happens during Session 2’s classic Camp Mason Olympics theme day!