• Tue, Jul 8 2008

How to: Sing The Best Camp Songs

AJ comes home from camp every day singing a new song. Currently his favorite is Baby Bumble Bee and he loves to lick his hands to the action of lickin’ up my baby bumble bee…He thought it was great that I knew the next line and chimed in with…”Ewww I feel sick! I’m puking up my baby bumble bee!”

My favorite song when I was younger and spent my days at camp? The Bear Song . I loved going on Bear hunts through the river and the woods, over the trees.

Do you remember your favorite camp song?

Classic Camp Songs

Was it a Silly Camp Song? 

Grace

Repeat Songs

Sentimental 

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  • http://alotalot.wordpress.com LisaC

    I always sang “Washing off the baby bumble bee”. Your version does sound pretty fun though.

  • http://asianmommy.com/ Asianmommy

    I love the Baby Bumble Bee song! It’s my kids’ favorite!

  • http://AChildChosen Shaun

    My wife went to camp somewhere in upstate New York. She says they sang this song called Oh Nicodemo. I say she is nuts. Someone please help me! Does this song exist and if so how do I find the lyrics? Thank you.
    Shaun Alphin

  • Lee

    Shaun, when I was a kid my family would take trips down south to see relatives. One boring day my sister and I were watching tv and learned this song that went, “oh nicodemo, oh mally mally ahmo, oh nicodemo, oh mally mally mally oompa oompa-pa.” the song has been in my head for the past 30years or so. ask your wife if this sounds familiar. i have been curious about the song all of these years.

  • Marcie

    Seresponda, seresponda?

  • Lee

    i found it! a search for seresponda seresponda lead me to the song! it is called, “Oompa kalli alli ammo.” here are the lyrics:

    Oompa kalli alli alli alli ammo
    Oompa qui, oompa qua.
    Oompa kalli alli alli alli ammo
    Oompa qui, oompa qua.

    O nicodemo. O kalli alli ah-ammo.
    O nicodemo. O kalli alli oompah oompah oompah.

    [Boys continue "Oompah" while Girls repeat the verse, ending with an extra "pah".]

    here is the website:
    http://www.thebucknerhome.com/camp/songs/songsn.htm

    it also has the tune. unfortunately, i still dont know the meaning. i guess it is just a silly song to entertain kids.

  • Marcie

    Oh, so glad I was able to help. What I did was google the words you sent me. SOOO glad you found it!

  • Carl

    Here is the song that my uncle taught me. He went to summer camp, I didn’t. I believe this may be the song you guys are thinking of:

    Quick quack quoney moany doany moany doshnik
    guick quack guo, quick quack quo
    Quick quack quoney moany doany moany doshnik
    guick quack guo, quick quack quo…
    Oh Nickodeemo
    Oh Cholly Ally Ah Bo
    Oh Nickodeemo
    Oh Cholly Ally Ooompah Ooompah Ooompah Ooompah…
    (repeat from start)

  • KAdams

    We sang a song with similar phrasing when we were kids. I am not sure about the spellings but here are the words (phonetically).

    Quick Quack Quanny onny onny onny arshinic quick quack quee quick quack quow
    Quick Quack Quanny onny onny onny arshinic quick quack quee quick quack quow
    Oh nicodemo o jolly olly amo
    Oh nicodemo o jolly olly
    umpah, umpah