Looking for a list of new activities and things to do when camping? We have a full list of fun camping games for kids and adults. Enjoy these outdoor camping games for families and friends using many camping supplies found at a campsite. Enjoy low-cost camping entertainment with lost of enjoyable fun!
Camping season is just around the corner, and it’s time to start planning some fun camping games to keep the kids busy and keep the whole family entertained. The great outdoors provides plenty of distractions, but if you are making something epic, you will want to have the best camping activities and games for your campers.
What do you do at camping?
While the fresh air and a new atmosphere is quite distracting, it’s important to have a list of things to do when camping. From campfire hot dogs to campfire cinnamon rolls, meals can be quite fun but what do you do in between eating. A few activities for camping include flashlight tag, making campfire s’mores, shadow puppets, nature crafts, and DIY constellation viewers.
Camping food makes us all happy but in between those bites, add hikes, crafts, and of course games. We also have a list of 13 camping games that you print out and take with you to play while spending time in nature! Whether you are camping with kids or adults, there are lots of options for group game night.
These boredom buster games will keep everyone entertained for hours on end-and you won’t even need Wi-Fi!
Games to play while camping
The most common camping games are often DIY backyard games. From cornhole to beanbag toss, frisbee and more, there are plenty of ways to take outdoor games to the campsite.
Classic Camping Game Ideas include…
- Ring Toss
- Spray Paint Twister
- Bean Bag Toss
- Capture the Flag
- Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling
- Ladder Golf Game
- Yard Yahtzee
A few of these games are bigger and will require a little trunk room if traveling on a camping vacation. That is why many of our printable games collections are perfect for your travel activities.
Camping Games Printable
How about incorporating some non-traditional games? From Minute to Win it Camping Games to card games, there are plenty of ways to have fun in the great outdoors. What makes non-traditional games the way to go? They are not only enjoyable but since they are so unique, they are impressionable creating memories of fun.
It’s easy to print out this friends and family Camping Games Printable, gather everything you need from the supply list, and have 14 creative games to play when camping with family and friends. They’re great for both kids and adults!
Face the Cookie
In this fun minute to win it game, each person is given a cookie with the goal of getting it from their forehead to their mouth without dropping it. This game is perfect for those that like time limits.
This traditional game is all about speed. You need a deck of cards and a fun concoction. Players quickly pick up and pass cards in an attempt to get 4 of a kind. When someone gets four of a kind, they grab a spoon. Everyone grabs a spoon leaving someone without, and earning them a letter. The last person to spell out SPOONS wins!
Sitting in a circle, teams try to sneak a stick or other fire starting item from in front of the blindfolded “fire tender” without being caught. The team with the most sticks at the end of the game is the winner.
Pass the Water
This water minute to win it game is perfect for a hot day, the goal is to have the most water in your bucket before the game ends. But be careful, keeping the water in the cup (and staying dry) is not as easy as it sounds!
Nothing is more exciting than a scavenger hunt in the dark! Work together to collect everything on your list before the other teams using your flashlight.
You can also check out our Camping Treasure Hunt with Scavenger Hunt Riddles.
You might remember this game from summer camp! Play this backwards version of hide-n-seek by looking for the person hiding. Last one to find the hidden “sardine” becomes the sardine. Just try not to laugh and give your hiding spot away!
Like the traditional game, teams will take turns acting out camping terms on the cards to earn a point and win. Bragging rights are on the line, so teammates but not be afraid to shout out your guesses.
Sleeping Bag Races
Ready for a relay race? Hop to the finish line the fastest, using your sleeping bag to win. You can also substitute trash bags if you’re worried about getting your bed dirty. First team to finish declares victory.
Pick a person to be “it” and let the fun begin! Players will try to avoid being “tagged” with the beam of light from the flashlight or risk being out. Last one standing wins!
I’m Going on a Camping Trip
This throwback to the childhood “Going on a Bear Hunt” game is all about memory. the First play lists something they would take camping… even if it is silly like a pineapple. Each player names something that they will take on their camping trip. Then the person after them lists the items from before and adds their item to the list.
Pass the Banana
It’s time to get sneaky with this hilarious game. Sitting in a circle, players have to pass the fruit without the person in the middle of the circle seeing them.
The best thing about many of these new camping game ideas is that they can be played using common items found at a campsite like spoons, a tent, sleeping bag, flashlight, water, cookies and more. Very little items need to be back and the ones that you do need to purchase, are low-cost and can fit in a duffle bag! They will not take up room in your trunk to pack.
Camping Games PDF
Ready to bring the entertainment on your next camping trip? I know you’re going to love these printable camping games for kids and adults! They’re fun, laughing inducing activities that are easy to plan and quick to pull together with very little money out of pocket. Careful, you might be assigned the entertainment coordinator for all parties and events. (That’s okay, we can make this an easy task with plenty of party & outdoor games.)
Download and print this Camping Games PDF. Thirteen of of the best family friendly camping games with camping scavenger hunt and camping charades cards. These will have the entire family laughing.
This set comes with a supply list using common items found at a campsite so you can easily make sure it is on your camping packing list. Plus the set includes camping games directions to keep you organized.
You could also pair these camping games, with a camping scavenger hunt! Race around the campground on your own treasure hunt. Rhyming clues will lead you to find the treasure. This product is also found in the Frugal Coupon Living store.
Not ready to buy? Sample some of our free printables too including our Camping Packing List & Camping Printables. You also can pick up our flashlight scavenger hunt, available in the camping games packet!
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