Rotate: Personal day camps work best if you can collaborate with a few other parents and rotate the days. This way, you get to have a few days of freedom while your kids are having a great time!
Keep it small: Have six campers at the most, unless you have a helper. Otherwise, things can get crazy.
Make a theme: Have a theme for the whole week or a theme for each day. These can range anywhere from western to outdoorsy to tropical. Have the kids dress according to the theme - this will make playtime even more fun.
Activity: Pick an activity that goes along with your theme. Cowboys can play with stick horses (brooms) and compete in a rodeo. Explorers should take a hike and keep their eyes peeled for exotic animals. Islanders can spend a relaxing day at the public pool.
Snacks: Adventurers always work up appetites! Serve something fun like "worms and mud," a.k.a. gummi worms and chocolate pudding, or "ants on a log" - celery stick filled with peanut butter and sprinkled with raisins.
Crafts: Build simple picture frames with popsicle sticks, make wind socks from construction paper and streamers, or decorate simple rubber flip-flops by painting or wrapping colored string around the straps.