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Fun Camping Games for Families

Family camping brings everyone together for fun and adventure, and it is a unique opportunity for spending quality time with dear ones in the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Camping allows you to discover new places and enjoy while forming close bonds with family.

Camping Games for Families

In its essence, camping helps you get away from the hassle of urban life, and one of the best parts of camping are games! When you are trying to occupy the entire family for a longer trip, having some activities up your sleeve can be a very good idea.

We have a strong grasp of technology and are so used to being busy daily that we often do not feel the need to occupy ourselves. Hence, we might get bored when it comes to camping in the middle of the forest with no technology. Playing some games will kill time and be a recreational activity.

Following are some fun camping games for families that will keep everyone entertained in the great outdoors:

Bean bag toss

A favorite game in the Midwest, bean bag toss is a very unique game that can be played with a large group of people. The people of all ages can enjoy this classic game. You can make your course or purchase a colorful one with pre-stuffed bags and painted corn-hole boards.

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This game has many versions, and it can also be played like tic-tac-toe. It’s up to you if you want to keep score or just play the game for fun!

Bocce ball

A lawn and a yard game that is played with eight weighted balls aimed at a small target ball (Pallino) is called a Bocce ball. You must get your balls closer to the smaller ones than your opponent. This is the main premise of the game.

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The rules of this game are straightforward: every person throws a ball at a center ball, which is marked. Thus, the person who gets closest to the target wins! You must watch out for the opponents who can knock out your ball! That’s your only challenge in the game!

Treasure hunt

This is a game where the organizers curate a list of specific items, which the participants try to find through clues. This game is always fun to play. However, if you play your cards well, it can be a good teaching moment too! You can set your own rules for the game.

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The goal is to be the first to complete most items on the list, and the more items you can find via the clues, the more points your team gets!

Sleeping bag race

This game is almost like the potato sack race. However, the only thing is that you will be using a sleeping bag instead of a potato sack. It is a preconceived notion that this game is meant only for kids. Adults and kids have the same fun while playing the game.

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Every person has a sleeping bag. So, there will be no fighting or waiting for anyone’s turn. If anyone falls over while playing the game, it will be a great laughing riot, and everyone will forget about their stress! All in all, it is a fun game to play!


This is an outrageously fun and exciting game for playing with close friends and family. This action-packed game is fun and is suitable for all ages! It does not require any tool or supplies other than an active imagination.

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In this game, you can make everyone act out things in nature or tasks that can be completed on a campground. All you need is a good imagination.

One person from the opponent team gets a word or a phrase and then he/she has to try their hand gestures and expressions for guessing it. The main catch is that it should be done without making any sounds.


The main objective of Frisbee is to gain point by scoring goals. A goal is scored, or a point is earned when the player is able to successfully launch the disc to a teammate in the end zone without dropping it. In the end, the team with the most points naturally wins!

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One can do a lot more with a Frisbee than just launch it through the wind! You can also customize your own activities depending on the ages of the people playing the game. If there are kids involved, you can also keep prizes for the one which takes the most points!

Shadow puppets

If you have kids along with you at the camp, you can play this game and divert their minds! The figures placed between a light and a screen are called shadow puppets. Moving these shadow puppets creates an illusion of moving images on the screen.

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There are many innovative ideas you can implement while playing the game. You can use the light of the flames for casting them against campers or cars.

Toasted or roasted

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In this card game, the players try to be the first to start campfire and toast the marshmallows. The opponents will be drawing cards which give them sabotaging rights and they will try to pour water on your fire or force you to burn your marshmallows and won’t make it easy for you to win the game.

Ladder toss

The goal in ladder toss is to toss a set of objects which are closest to the predetermined targets. It is a fun, social yard game which can be enjoyed by two to four players.

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This tossing game used two balls connected by a rope and the main goal is to hook them around the poles with the help of gravity.

Final words

Family camping is really fun, and a camping trip with the whole family is the ideal time to bond and get to know the members of your family better while also having fun at the same time.

You also end up going on shared adventures together and experience new things. As you unplug from technology, you will find plenty of things to do and will end up creating amazing memories.

Written by Emma Parker

Hi, I'm Emma Parker, a passionate outdoors enthusiast and blogger. I love nothing more than exploring the great outdoors and sharing my experiences with others.

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