How to host your own XUK campfire at home

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summer camp staff at best uk summer camp camp fire

Our campfires are one the best evening activities at XUK Activity. You'll remember the songs, the unique smell of the campfire and the funny stories the famous SteveO told you...

With bonfire night coming up this weekend, we thought we would share our secrets to success with you so you can host your own campfire at home!

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Firstly, with fire involved, it is vital that you have an adult present. As you know, safety is our number one priority at our day and residential camps and it should be at your campfire too.

Here are our safety tips for the night:

1. You MUST have your campfire away from buildings (including sheds and garages), fences, trees and always away from fireworks

2. Build your campfire carefully. It must be stable so it does not collapse

3. Do not ever use flammable liquids to light the fire

4. Do not burn foam filled furniture, tins of paint, bottles or aerosols

5. Keep everyone away from the fire – an adult must supervise you at all times

6. Keep buckets of water, a garden hose or fire extinguisher in a safe but easily accessible place just in case you need them

7. Pour water onto the embers before going in

Now for the fun bit...

It’s going to be a bit chilly so you need something to keep you warm! Why not have hot chocolate with squirty cream and marshmallows? And if you are feeling a bit peckish, make s’mores for you and your family.

How to make s’mores

You will need:

Biscuits or crackers

A chocolate bar

Marshmallows

Skewers

Instructions:

1. Place two squares of chocolate on a biscuit

2. Put a marshmallow on a skewer and toast it in the camp fire (an adult must do this bit for you)

3. Once your marshmallow has melted and become gooey, place it on top of the chocolate and put another biscuit on top to make a sandwich

4. Enjoy

Campfire Songs

Here are a couple of our favorutie songs for you to share with your friends and family:

Pizza Man

This is a repeat after me song

Hey hey bo-diddly-bob

I gotta get back to my job

With a pizza in my hand

I'm gonna be a pizza man [hold a pizza over your shoulder, flat palm]

Pizza man

I'm gonna be a pizza man

Hey hey bo-diddly-bob

I gotta get back to my job

With my car keys in my hand

I'm gonna drive a chevy van [one hand on the steering wheel]

Chevy van

Pizza man

I'm gonna be a pizza man

Hey hey bo-diddly-bob

I gotta get back to my job

With a basketball in my hand

I'm gonna be like Michael Jor-dan [take a basketball shot]

Michael Jor-dan

Chevy van

Pizza man

I'm gonna be a pizza man

Hey hey bo-diddly-bob

I gotta get back to my job

With nun-chucks in my hand

I'm gonna be like Jackie Chan [sweep the air in front of you, karate stlye]

Jackie chan

Michael Jor-dan

Chevy van

Pizza man

I'm gonna be a pizza man

Da Moose

(leader sings a line, everyone repeats)

Da moose, da moose!

Swimming in the water.

Eating his supper.

Where does he go?

He went to sleep.

He went to sleep.

(repeat twice, first quieter then louder)

Dead moose, dead moose!

Floating in the water.

Not eating his supper.

Where did he go?

He de-com-posed.

He de-com-posed.

He de

com

posed!

Enjoy hosting your very own camp fire at home and remember to stay safe!