Lair Virtual Activities

Since we are unable to host you this summer, we will use the power of the internet to bring a slice of the Lair to you. Pine tree smell is an optional feature only available in the free super-duper Lair Dirt package. The Lair Dirt package is currently unavailable and will be able for pickup in the Summer of 2021.

The activities listed below will be offered each week. Many will be recorded to view later by everyone on our YouTube channel. For registered 2020 campers to gain access to your week’s events, look for an email to arrive from us a few days before the week you were to camp. If you are new to the Lair and/or like to participate in another week’s event, please email us at lair@alumni.berkeley.edu to get access.

Our Guest Speaker Series, Creekside, and Disco Bingo events are open to all every week.

Creekside! Join us Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for music and inspiration at Creekside. Sign-up here.

Disco Bingo! Find your glitter and join us for silly fun at each Monday at 7 p.m. for Disco Bingo. Sign-up here.

Guest Speaker Program: Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. Details can be found here.

Our virtual offerings consist of a mixture of live and pre-recorded content, and will require an internet connection to access.

All programs are FREE. And this virtual programming is new to us, and there may be a hiccup or two, so thank you in advance for BEARing with us!

All scheduled events are listed at Pacific (or “Pinecrest”) Standard Time. Please make sure to verify your current time zone and adjust your schedule/timing accordingly.

Schedule of Events

Events for the Entire Family

Our “World” Famous Saturday Night Show

The week still starts on Saturday night! We will be posting a quick Saturday night show each week with skits and songs from staffers, ex-staff, and the Lair community. It will be available to view at 8:00 p.m. on YouTube.



Creekside — Open to all!

Join us on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. for our virtual, interactive Creekside. As we do at camp, we’ll be hosting this event and asking for you to contribute songs, poems, or you can share your thoughts with fellow campers. We will be inviting campers from your week to attend via the Welcome email, so spread the word and join your fellow campers at Creekside on Sunday morning. Everyone is welcome, and you can sign-up here.


Disco Bingo - our favorite Lair tradition

Monday at NEW TIME of 7:00 p.m. Dress up in your disco duds and bring your dancing shoes as we will be hosting a Zoom Disco Bingo with campers from your week. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed person and the best dressed family, so don’t hold back! You’ll need to sign-up in advance. Everyone is welcome, and you can sign-up here.


Hootenanny

On Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. we’ll post some classic Hootenanny videos from current and former staff members on YouTube. Get yourself some good ol’ Mountain Dew and enjoy the videos!


Lair Weekly Challenge — Open to all!

On Instagram each week, the Lair will post staffers doing one of their favorite jobs up here at the Lair. Your job is to try to recreate your own version at home. Post your video on Instagram and tag us @Lair1949 with the hashtag #Lair2020Challenge. We’ll share the winner of each challenge on our Instagram, and post a new challenge on Monday morning each week, so see if you can do all 9 challenges! Go Bears! 
Lair Guest Speakers Series

No bleacher cushions required! Join us for our Guest Speaker Series via Zoom each Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. this summer. Full details can be found here. This program is open to all every week.

Events for the 11 & Under
Scavenger Hunt
Join Lair staffers for a Zoom scavenger hunt Monday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Be ready to find treasures around your home and bring them back to share on the screen. Some adult supervision needed for younger children. Advance sign-up will be required, and sign-up form link will be found in the Welcome email you’ll receive prior to the week you were to camp.

Make a lanyard!
What’s a summer without Lair Lanyards? Watch Caro’s demo on Tuesday on YouTube to learn some techniques and different designs to create your own Lair Lanyard in the comfort of your own home. Be sure to purchase materials ahead of time. Lanyard materials can be found online right here or shop at your local craft store.

Kid Campfire
Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Grab your s’mores fixins (graham crackers, marshmallows, Hershey’s chocolate) and spend special time with Lair staffers singing songs, telling jokes, and sharing ghost stories. Sign-up link will be found in the camper email before your week.

Rock Painting
Have you noticed people placing rocks around your neighborhood to cheer people up? Now is your chance to spread some sunshine! Thursday at 10:30 am bring a rock and some paints to this Zoom activity and paint rocks while telling jokes and chatting it up with Lair friends. Some adult supervision may be needed for younger children. Sign-up in advance using the link will be in your Welcome email before your week begins and receive the Zoom link.

Games, games, and more games
Be ready on Friday at 10:30 a.m. to play some fun games virtually with staffers, including freeze dance. Some adult supervision may be needed for younger children. Details will be in your Welcome email.
Events for the Pre-Teens/ Teens
College Q&A for Teens
Do you have questions about college that you would love to ask Lair staffers? Join us Monday at 5:00 pm and learn about preparing for college life. Bring your questions and be ready to chat with friends about your possible next steps. Zoom link to sign-up will be found in your Welcome email you’ll receive before the start of your week.

Teen Family-Wed Game
It’s Teen vs. Parent/Guardian! Come join us Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. for a night of family fun. Teams will battle it out to see who knows each other best. You’ll both answer questions about each other out of earshot of each other, and the winning team will be the pair who gets the most correct answers. The Zoom link to sign-up will be in your Welcome email before your week begins.

Quiplash
Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. is Quiplash, the hilarious game of wits! Use your smartphone to answer funny prompts like “Something you’d be surprised to see a donkey do” or “The best way to impress an alien from Mars” and vote on the best one to determine a winner! Sign-up details will be in your Welcome email sent to your family before your week begins. If you’re not interested in playing, you can still join as part of the audience to vote and answer audience questions, so come and hang out!

Lair Dance Challenge
Calling all preteens and teens to check out our dance and post your own version! Our video challenge will be posted at noon on Thursdays. Post your dance on Instagram and tag us @Lair1949 and use the hashtag #LairDanceChallenge. Check out what your Lair friends are posting! Winner will be featured on our Instagram.

Tie Dye
What’s a summer without Lair Tie Dye? We’ll post a video to share how to tie dye a shirt or sweats on Thursday. You can order tie dye supplies online right here or at your local craft store. Be sure you have a safe place to do this, because tie dye can be MESSY! Post your creations on Instagram and tag us @lair1949.

Dance Video
Calling all preteens and teens to check out this dance and post your own version! Our video challenge will be posted at noon on Mondays. Post your dance at #2020LairTeenDance. Check out what your Lair friends are posting!
Lair Nature Adventures

Since you can’t be with us, let us bring a bit of the Lair to you. Join us as we explore the Lair properties and the surrounding areas that you may or may not have previously visited. New videos and scheduled events will be continuously posted on YouTube, so check back frequently for new exciting adventures.