Camp Songs

CAMP SONGS!

 

Camp Kesem Cheer

We are Camp Kesem, woo!

Kesem, woo!

We are Camp Kesem, woo!

Kesem, woo!

We’re Camp Kesem, we have fun

Laughing, playing in the sun

Camp Kesem’s the place to be!

We’ve got magic.. 1, 2, 3!

We are Camp Kesem, woo!

Kesem, woo!

 

 

 

Camp Kesem Closing Song

Don’t walk in front of me,

I may not follow,

Don’t walk behind me,

I may not lead.

Just walk beside me, and be my friend,

Together we are here at Camp Kesem.

Way-oh-oh-way,

Way-oh-oh-way.

(Then repeat, or do a round!)

 

 

 

 

Get Loose!

This is a repeat after me song!

I get loose!

I get funky!

Get your body movin’!

It started with yo’ feet!

Oooh, your feet!

I get loose!

I get funky!

Get your body movin’!

It started with yo’ feet!

Oooh, your feet!

Your legs!

I get loose!

I get funky!

Get your body movin’!

It started with your feet!

Ooh your feet!

Your legs!

Your hips!

I get loose!

I get funky!

Get your body movin’!

It started with your feet!

Ooh your feet!

Your legs!

Your hips!

Your arms!

I get loose!

I get funky!

Get your body movin’!

It started with your feet!

Ooh your feet!

Your legs!

Your hips!

Your arms!

Your head!

I get loose!

I get funky!

Get your body movin’!

It started with your feet!

Ooh your feet!

Your legs!

Your hips!

Your arms!

Your head!

Your whole body!

I get loose!!

 

 

 

Llama Song

Happy llama

Sad llama

Totally rad llama

Super llama

Drama llama

Big fat mama llama

Baby llama

Crazy llama

Don’t forget Barack O’Llama

Fish

Fish

Moooore fish

Turle

Unicorn

Peacock!

 

 

 

 

The Hippo Song

This is a repeat after me song!

What…

Can make…

A hippopotamus smile?

What…

Can make…

Him walk for a mile?

It’s not a party with paper hats…

Or cake and candy that will make him fat…

Cuz that’s not what hippos do!

Theeyyyy….

Ooze in the gooze without any shoes!

Wade in the water ‘till their lips turn blue!

Cuz THAT’S what hippos do!

What…

Can make…

A hippopotamus smile?

What…

Can make…

Him walk for a mile?

Not swooshing down a slippery slide…

Or going for a bicycle ride…

That’s not what hippos do!

Theeyyyy…

Ooze in the gooze without any shoes!

Wade in the water ‘till their lips turn blue!

Cuz THAT’S what hippos do!

What…

Can make…

A hippopotamus smile?

What…

Can make…

Him walk for a mile?

It’s not a tune on the old violin…

Or listening to the whistling wind…

Cuz that’s not what hippos do!

Theeyyyy…

Ooze in the gooze without any shoes!

Wade in the water ‘till their lips turn blue!

Cuz THAT’S what hippos do!

 

 

 

The Penguin Song

Did you ever see a penguin come to tea?

Take a look at me,

A penguin you will see!

Penguins, attention!

Penguins, begin!

Right arm!

Verse 2: Left arm

Verse 3: Right foot

Left foot

Nod your head

 

 

Banana Song

Peel potato, peel, peel potato (x2)

Mash potatoes, mash, mash potatoes! (x2)

Peel the orange, peel, peel the orange (x2)

Squeeze the orange, squeeze, squeeze the orange! (x2)

Pit the avocado, pit, pit the avocado (x2)

Guac-a-mol-e, guac, guac, a-mol-e! (x2)

Shuck the corn, shuck, shuck the corn (x2)

Pop the corn, pop, pop the corn! (x2)

Crack the egg, crack, crack the egg (x2)

Scramble the egg, scramble, scramble the egg! (x2)

Peel banana, peel, peel, banana (x2)

Go bananas, go, go bananas! (x2)

 

 

 

Bananas, Coconuts, and Grapes

I like bananas, coconuts, and grapes

I like bananas, coconuts, and grapes

I like bananas, coconuts, and grapes

That’s why they call me Tarzan of the Apes

(Repeat and get faster each time.  Substitute “bananas” with your favorite flexed muscle pose and a big “huh!”  Then substitute “bananas” and “coconuts” with your favorite poses, finally, substitute all three fruits with poses.)

 

 

 

Boombas

My mom gave me a penny
So I could buy some tennies
But I don’t want no tennies,

(Chorus)
I just want some boombas!

Some jiggly-jiggly boombas!

 

My mom gave me a nickel
So I could buy a pickle
But I don’t want no pickle

(Chorus)

My mom gave me a dime
So I could buy a lime
But I don’t want no lime

(Chorus)

My mom gave me a quarter
So I could buy some water
But I don’t want no water

(Chorus)

My mom gave me a dollar
So I could pop my collar
But I don’t pop my collar

(Chorus)

 

 

Boom Chicka Boom

This is a repeat after me song!

I said a boom-chicka-boom

I said a boom-chicka-boom

I said a boom-chicka-rocka-chicka, rocka, chick-a-boom!

Uh, huh

Oh yeahh,

One more time, [other style]!

Janitor Style:

I said a broom-sweepa-broom,

I said a broom-sweepa-broom,

I said a broom-sweepa-mopa-sweepa-mopa-sweepa-broom!

Astronaut Style:

I said a vroom-to-the-moon.

I said a vroom-to-the-moon.

I said a vroom-chicka-vroom-chicka-take a rocket to the moon!

Valley Girl Style:

I said, like, boom-chicka-boom…

I said, like, boom-chicka-boom…

I said, like, a booma-like-check-my-hair, like, paint-my-nails, chicka-boom!

Like, uh-huh!

Like, oh yeah!

Like, one more time I guess…

(Fishy, baby, grandpa, speed, slow, quiet, Camp Kesem, etc.)

 

 

Button Factory Song

Hi, my name is Joe,

I have a wife and 3 kids,

And I work in a button factory.

One day, my boss came up to me

He said Joe, “are you busy?”

I said “no”.

So push this button with your [right hand]

[left hand, right leg, left leg, head, tongue]

LAST VERSE

Hi, my name is Joe,

I have a wife and 3 kids,

And I work in a button factory.

One day my boss came to me,

he said Joe, “are you busy?”

I said, “YES!!”

 

 

Hey Burrito

This is a repeat after me song!

Heeeeeey burrito!

I said a hey-hey-hey burrito!

Ooo yeah, burrito yeah!

Taco Bell, Taco Bell.

Guacamole, cinnamon twist.

FIRE SAUCE! (scream verse)

Mild sauce (whisper verse)

 

 

 

Little Red Wagon

(Have everyone line up side to side in 2 lines across from each other, then they shout this to the other line, repeating the last, getting louder and louder every time)

You can’t ride in my little red wagon!

Front seats broken,

And the axel’s dragging!

CHUGGA!…CHUGGA!…CHUGGA-CHUGGA-CHUGGA!

SECOND VERSE!

SAME AS THE FIRST!

A WHOLE LOT LOUDER AND A WHOLE LOT WORSE!

 

 

Milk Song

Give me a long M
M………………!

Give me a short m
M!

Don’t want no pop, no pop,

Don’t want no tea no tea,

Just give me milk,
moo moo moo moo 
(one person sticks out thumbs and another pulls them as if milking a cow)

Wisconsin milk,

moo moo moo moo.

Repeat with “I”, “L”, “K”, and “Milk”

 

 

Princess Pat

This is a repeat after me song!

The Princess Pat,

Lived in a tree,

She sailed across,

The seven seas.

She sailed across,

The channel too,

And she took with her,

A Riggabamboo.

CHORUS:
A Riggabamboo

Now what is that?

It’s something made,

By the Princess Pat.

It’s red and gold,

And purple too,

That’s why it’s called,

A Riggabamboo .

Now Captain Jack,

Had a mightily fine crew.

They sailed across,

The ocean blue,

But his ship sank,

And yours will too,

If you don’t take,

A Riggabamboo.

Chorus

The Princess Pat,

Saw Captain Jack,

She reeled him in,

And brought him back!

She saved his life,

And his crew’s too,

And do you know how?

With a Riggbamboo!

Chorus

 

 

 

Grey Squirrel

Grey squirrel, grey squirrel, swish your bushy tail.

Grey squirrel, grey squirrel, swish your bushy tail.

Wrinkle up your little nose,

Put a nut between your toes,

Grey squirrel, grey squirrel, swish your bushy tail.

 

 

Swimming Song

Swimming, swimming,

In the swimming pool.

Some days are hot,

Some days are cold,

In the swimming pool.

Breast stroke,

Side stroke,

Fancy diving too!

Oh wouldn’t it be nice if there was nothing else to do, but…

(Repeat substituting the first line with “hmm hmm’s” then substitute the first and second lines, etc. until the entire song is “hmm hmm’s.”)

 

 

Tarzan

This is a repeat after me song!

Tarzan

Swinging from a rubber band

Fell into a frying pan

Ouch! That hurts!

Now Tarzan has a tan

And I hope it doesn’t peel

Like a banana!

Jane

Swingin’ from an airplane

Fell into a traffic lane

Ouch! That hurts!

Now Jane has a pain

And Tarzan has a tan

And I hope it doesn’t peel

Like a banana!!

Cheetah

Dancing on a pizza

Feel and hurt his feet-za

Ouch! That hurts!

Now Cheetah is velveeta

And Jane has a pain

And Tarzan has a tan

And I hope it doesn’t peel

Like a banana!

Like a banana!!

LIIKEE A BAANAANAA!!!!

 

 

The Birdie Song

Way up in the sky,

The little birds fly,

While down in the nest,

The little birds rest.

With a wing on the left,

And a wing on the right,

The little birds sleep,

All the through the night.

QUIET!!! THEY’RE SLEEPING!!!

The bright sun comes up,

The dew falls away.

Good morning! Good morning!

The little birds say.

 

 

The Doughnut Song

Well, I….

Walked around the corner

And I walked around the block

And I walked right into the doughnut shop

And I picked me a doughnut

Fresh from the grease

And I handed the lady

A five-cent piece

Welllll..sheeee…

Looked at the nickel

And she looked at me

And she said, “This nickel is no good to me!

There’s a hole in the middle

And it goes right through.”

I said, “Lady, there’s a hole in my doughnut too!

Thanks for the doughnut!

Bye bye!”

 

 

 

The Humpty Dumpty Song

Chorus:

Humpty de-dump

Hump-hump de-dumpty-dumpty

Hump-de-dump

Hump-hump de-dumpty-dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

All the kings horses and all the kings men, said,

HUH! AIN’T THAT FUNKY NOW

(Chorus)

Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffett

Eating her curds and whey

Along came a spider and sat down beside her

HUH! AIN’T THAT FUNKY NOW!

ABCs

Jack and Jill

Twinkle Twinkle

Mary Had a Little Lamb

 

 

The Moose Song

There was a great big moose

He liked to drink a lot of juice

There was a great big moose

He liked to drink a lot of juice

Chorus:

Singing whoaaa

Way-oh way-oh way-oh way-oh

Woo-hoo, Woo-hoo

Way-oh way-oh way-oh way-oh

The moose’s name was Fred

He liked to drink his juice in bed

The moose’s name was Fred

He liked to drink his juice in bed

Chorus

He drank his juice with care

But he spilled it in his hair

He drank his juice with care

But he spilled it in his hair

Chorus

Now he’s a sticky moose

All full of juice

On the looooooose

 

 

 

Baby Shark

Baby shark (doot doo doo, doot doot doo doo) (x2)

Mama shark

Daddy shark

Grandpa shark

I went swimming

Saw a shark

I swam faster

Shark Attack

Lost an arm

Lost a leg

Fought the shark

No more shark

 

 

60′s Party

This is a repeat after me song!

Ooh, it’s a sixties party in a sixties movie (snap fingers in 60′s dance moves)

Ooh, it’s a sixties party in a sixties movie (snap fingers in 60′s dance moves)

See the surfers, on their surfboards (hand as though shielding eyes from sun, looking back and forth)

Na na-na-na-na-na! (jump to the left and act like you are standing on a surf board)

Na na-na-na-na-na! (jump to the right and act like you are standing on a surf board)

Ooh, it’s a sixties party in a sixties movie

Ooh, it’s a sixties party in a sixties movie

See the swimmers, see them swimming

Swimmie Swimmie Swimmie Swim! (move arms as though swimming)

Na na-na-na-na-na

Na na-na-na-na-na

Ooh, it’s a sixties party in a sixties movie

Ooh, it’s a sixties party in a sixties movie

See the jellyfish, see them jelly

Squishy Squishy Squishy Squish (squishing motions with your hands)

Swimmie Swimmie Swimmie Swim!

Na na-na-na-na-na

Na na-na-na-na-na

Ooh, it’s a sixties party in a sixties movie

Ooh, it’s a sixties party in a sixties movie

See the tanners on their towels

Burny-burny-burny-burn! Ouchie-ouchie-ouchie-ouch! (Put hand on arm as though burned, then switch)

Squishy Squishy Squishy Squish!

Swimmie Swimmie Swimmie Swim!

Na na-na-na-na-na

Na na-na-na-na-na

Ooh, it’s a sixties party in a sixties movie

Ooh, it’s a sixties party in a sixties movie

See the lifegaurds on their towers

Flexie flexie flexie flex! (flex arms)

Burny burny burny burn! Ouchie ouchie ouchie ouch!

Squishy Squishy Squishy Squish!

Swimmie Swimmie Swimmie Swim!

Na na-na-na-na-na

Na na-na-na-na-na

 

 

 

Toast Song

All around the nation from coast to coast,

People always ask me what I like most,

I don’t wanna brag, I don’t wanna boast,

I just tell ‘em I LIKE TOAST!

EAT TOAST! Yeahhhh TOAST!

Wake up in the morning ‘bout 6am

Spread a little jelly, spread a little jam,

Just take a piece of bread and put it in the slot,

Push the lever down and the wires get hot!

EAT TOAST!! Yeahhhh TOAST!

Now there’s no secret to toast perfection,

There’s a dial on the side, just make your selection,

Light or dark, crispy or brown,

If it pops too soon, push it back down!

EAT TOAST! Yeahhhh TOAST!

 

 

 

Lean on Me- camp version

Sometimes in our lives we all have pain

We all have sorrow

But if we are wise

We know that there’s always tomorrow

Chorus:

Lean on me, when you’re not strong (WEAK!)

And I’ll be your friend (ENEMY!)

I’ll help you carry on (CHECKED BAGGAGE!)

For it won’t be long (SHORT!)

‘Til I’m gonna need (ELBOWS!)

Somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride

If I have things you need to borrow

For no one can fill those of your needs

That you don’t let show

Chorus

If there is a load you have to bear

That you can’t carry

I’m right up the road

I’ll share your load

If you just call me

So just call on me brother, when you need a hand

We all need somebody to lean on

I just might have a problem that you’d understand

We all need somebody to lean on

Chorus

 

 

Linger

Mmm, I want to linger

Mmm, a little longer

Mmm, a little longer here with you

Mmm, its such a perfect night

Mmm, it doesn’t seem quite right

Mmm, that this should be my last with you

Mmm, and as the years go by

Mmm, I’ll think of you and sigh

Mmm, This is good night and not good bye

Mmm, I want to linger

Mmm, a little longer

Mmm, a little longer here with you

Mmm, and come September

Mmm, I will remember

Mmm, our camping days and friendships true

Mmm, I want to linger

Mmm, a lttle longer

Mmm, a little longer here with you