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Camp Kinda Overnight

Night Light

Would you like to have night vision? It’d be pretty cool to be able to see in the dark, right? Unfortunately, most of us humans need a little help. Today is all about lighting up the darkness.

DAY 4

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        What would your life have been like if you were a lighthouse keeper back in the old days?

        Skip the Ads

        Unfortunately, online videos often start with short advertisements. Remind your campers to click the "Skip" button as soon as they can to move ahead to the video.

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        60 minutes

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        Next-level Holiday Lights

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        This family in New York holds the world record for number of holiday lights—with over 600,000 twinkly lights in their yard during the winter holiday season. Check out what it takes to put together a record-setting light display.

        Remember: Online videos often start with advertisements. Click "Skip" as soon as you can.

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        The Incredible History of Lighthouses

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        You might’ve seen a lighthouse on a coastal visit or in a book—those shining beacons that help guide ships safely to shore. But did you know that historically, lighthouses were run by lighthouse keepers who had to keep the lights burning all night? Find out more about the fascinating history—and present—of these extra-important night lights, in this History Channel documentary.

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        How Do Light Bulbs Work, Anyway?

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        The invention of the modern light bulb certainly changed the course of history. But how do these bright bulbs work, anyway?

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        15 minutes

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        Build Your Own Lighthouse

        Make a lighthouse in a bottle (literally) with this super simple craft. You can paint it anyway you want.

        The instructions suggest covering your plastic bottle with craft foam, but regular old construction paper will work just as well.

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        15 minutes

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        Lighthouse Climb

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        You know what lighthouses have? Stairs. A lot of stairs. Get in shape like a lighthouse keeper by climbing some real stairs in your home or neighborhood, or by trying a simple step workout like this one.


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