We often sit and ponder, “Why is summer camp just meant for kids?” People of all ages love campfires, s’mores, swimming and more. This year, while the kids are away, the adults shall play! No need to go to Kellerman’s family camp in the Catskills (hey, Dirty Dancing reference); we have some ideas for you to throw your very own summer camp party in the backyard!

1. Canoe Drink Holder: For starters, beverages are in order. How about serving them up in an old canoe? (via Rustic Wedding Chic)

2. Crescent Dogs: Plain hot dogs are boring. Wrap them up in a crescent roll and roast them over the fire! (via Good Ideas for You)

3. Camp Anawana T-Shirt ($18): We hold you in our hearts. And when we think about you, it makes us wanna… watch Salute Your Shorts. (via Cafe Press)

4. Campfire Cake: If you don’t want to go through the hassle of a campfire, just make one in cake form! No one can say no to firewood Twix. (via Hostess with the Mostess)

5. Scavenger Hunt: Need some activities to get the festivities rolling? Let’s get this party started with a scavenger hunt! Customize it by having your pals search for personal pieces or inside jokes. (via Apartment Therapy)

6. Pinecone Garland: Nature = free decor. String some pine cones into a garland, and let your friends stand in awe of your modern-day wilderness-girl abilities. (via Kara’s Party Ideas)

7. Make Your Own Trail Mix: You can’t go to camp without some trail mix. Let your guests make their own as a party favor. (via Moncrief Photography)

8. S’mores Display With Custom Chocolate Bar Wrappers: S’mores are an absolute must, but a proper display will make things a little more interesting. Customize the chocolate bar wrappers to impress your guests! (via TSJ Photography)

9. S’mores Blossom Cookies: Or if you want to make some s’mores ahead of time, you can whip up S’more blossom cookies! (via Chocolate Moosey)

10. Tent and Campfire Treats: Whether or not your guests sleep in tents after the festivities is totally up to you. Either way, you should definitely think about feeding a tent or two to your guests. (via She Knows)

11. Campfire Bacon: Bacon is an obvious crowd pleaser. Put it on a stick and toast it like a marshmallow. (via Zestuous)

12. Camp Mug Candle: If you need some more decor, grab your old camping mugs and turn them into candles. Or send them home with your guests as party favors. (via Hello Home)

13. Camping Party Invites: You have to invite your guests somehow, you might as well make it cute overload. (via Northstory)

14. DIY Flannel Napkins: Those lumberjack beards might get some ketchup drippings. Give your guests some flannel napkins to keep it clean. (via Hey Wanderer)

15. Camping Cookies: We have a cake and s’mores, but what about cookies? They want in on the fun. (via The Decorated Cookie)

16. Fire Starter Kit: Along with the trail mix, give guests a fiery favor for their next outdoor adventure. (via Craftberry Bush)

17. Walking Sticks: After a few adult beverages, take your guests’ keys and give them a walking stick to guide them home! (via The DIY Dreamer)

What part of summer camp do you want to see at a party today? Let us know in the comments!