As I’m sure many of you know, Camp Doll Diaries isn’t happening this year — and maybe never again. I always looked forward to camp starting in June, despite the fact that I never made many of the crafts. But I know a lot of you guys are avid crafters, and that with the loss of CDD, you’re maybe unsure of what to craft for your dolls this summer.
While I was writing the fourth entry for Mary-Jane’s Journal, my mom suggested a really great idea.
Why don’t we start our own camp?
And by “we,” I don’t just mean me, Loren — I wouldn’t be able to come up with enough crafts for even a month (Honestly, I don’t know how the Doll Diaries team was able to invent enough crafts to last the whole summer). I mean other doll bloggers.
Think of this: for one month this summer, multiple American Girl bloggers would help host a doll camp. Every blogger that assisted would run one week, picking a theme and posting crafts or photostories inspired by it.
Five days. Every blogger would only have to come up with enough content for five days. Then, on Saturday, everyone that made the blogger’s camp crafts could send in pictures and have them posted on the site.
I think this is a great idea. True, it won’t be nearly as grand as Camp Doll Diaries always was, but I think it’s worth a shot.
If you’re interested in hosting a week, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. But I might not be able to let everyone who wanted a week have one. And if you have ideas for themes, leave those in the comments. I’m guessing that, if I have enough support, we’ll be doing this camp in August. That would give everyone enough time to come up with crafts to post. And if I get more interest than expected, we might be able to extend this camp, starting it in mid July!
I really only need four bloggers to sign up — I’ll be doing the first week of camp. But, like I said before, the more people who sign up, the longer this doll camp will be!