Camping Activities & Games
After camping for a while, admiring trees and listening to babbling brooks might start to seem less relaxing and a little more…boring. When camping trip boredom strikes, fight back with these fun games and camping activities.
Get a map of the local trails and sights in your campground and have some fun exploring the area. Just make sure you don’t pack more than you can carry in your backpack. And don’t forget to bring water!
Find a book about the local birds in your area, grab a pair of binoculars and see how many birds you can spot.
Document your experience in the great outdoors with a camera. Whether you have a high-end digital camera or a disposable camera, you’re guaranteed to get some beautiful shots.
Make sure you bring along your hunting and/or fishing gear on your camping trip. Bring some cooking equipment too if you like eating what you catch.
Find out if there are any bike trails near your campground. If you don’t already have a dirt bike, see if you can rent one for the day.
A deck of cards can go a long way towards easing boredom. Camping alone? Play Solitaire.
Camping Activities for Kids
This is probably the tastiest camping tradition. Bring along graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate, marshmallows and skewers (or unwind a wire hanger). Kids will have a blast roasting the marshmallows and everyone will enjoy eating the finished treats.
Pick some songs your kids know and love and sing them around the campfire. Or teach them the classics like “Kumbaya.”
Ghost stories are a camping tradition. But be warned: if the ghost stories are too scary, your kids might have trouble sleeping that night. You can pass down stories that you were told when you were small or you can find a book of ghost stories for kids of all ages (think “Casper” for really small kids).
This camping game can be just as fun for adults as it is for kids. Look for buried treasure, pan for gold or create your own scavenger hunt list. Just make sure you don’t let your kids roam around unsupervised.