Playing camping games together is one of my favorite things to do on a family camping trip.
When we go camping, we have the time to have fun together! Playing games lets us be silly, learn new skills and enjoy some friendly competition.
Playing together is a great way to connect!
• it gets everyone involved
• it is fun for all ages
• it has fairly simple rules
• it uses just simple equipment - or none at all
Here are some fun games to play on your next family camping trip.
Visit any busy campground and peek into the campsites. Chances are that you'll see at least a couple of these popular campsite games.
These are all variations on the same theme: "throw something at a target".
They are all easy to play, suitable for all ages, and lots of fun!
You don't have to have special equipment in order to have fun playing together! Remember the games of your childhood? They are still fun - especially when you play them together with your family!
If you're feeling especially ambitious, organize a scavenger hunt! Here are some scavenger hunt list ideas to get you started.
Pack up a couple of pieces of sports equipment and organize an informal game.
When our kids were smaller, we made sure to take
Now that they are bigger, we pack
Would you believe that I always hope for at least one rainy day on a camping trip? It's true! I love sitting in the trailer, or under a tarp, drinking hot chocolate and playing board games!
The best games to take camping don't have a lot of small pieces and are fun for all ages - like these ones:
• the Gobblet game
• the Farkel dice game
• Rat-a-Tat Cat
Click here to see more of our favorite board games to play while camping.
Playing games in the dark is exciting!
Click here to learn how to play flashlight tag and more nighttime games.
Don't organize every minute of your camping day. Make sure that your kids have lots of unstructured time so that they can make their own fun.
Have fun playing together on your next family camping trip!
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