Fun and Free Camping Games (with Printables)

Summertime is the perfect time to get your family together for a camping adventure that includes lots of camping games!

Camping is an affordable vacation that allows you and your family to “unplug,” enjoy the beauty of nature, work together as a team, and get some amazing quality time together. I have so many wonderful memories of camping as a child, especially of sitting around the fire at night singing songs, playing games, and talking with my family and friends. If you are gearing up for a camping trip of your own, we have some awesome (and free) printable camping games that you can take along with you to make your adventure even more fun!

Here is a detailed description of each of the camping games included in the free printable. See the end of this post to request the printable pack.

Camping  Game – Campfire Tale Card Game

This teamwork-based game turns the classic campfire story into a fun challenge wherein players work together to create a story in 3 minutes. Going around in a circle, each player draws a card with an image on it that he or she then has to incorporate into the progressing story! The pictures on the cards make this game perfect for players of all ages, even non-readers! This game will get your creative juices flowing and, more than likely, result in some pretty silly stories and laughter. 

This camping game puts a camping twist on the classic categorization game! Older children and adults will enjoy the competition and challenge of naming as many items as possible that fit the given category (as well as the letter rolled with the alphabet die).  We have everything you need to print for this game included in the link below, just don’t forget your pencils and alphabet die.

Camping Games – Summer Camping Bingo

While you can play this camping-inspired Bingo a couple of different ways, my favorite way is to show each member of the camping trip the Bingo page at the beginning of the trip, and then wait to play actually Bingo until the last night of the trip. That way it ends up being like a scavenger hunt, where the winner will likely be the person who has worked his or her way through this classic list of “must-do” camping activities! 

Camping Games – “Go Camping” Printable Card Game

This camping-themed version of “Go Fish” will be a hit with children of most ages! We’re giving you the cards to print and cut out. You can laminate them too, to make them extra durable. 

amping Games – Camping Trip Charades

Charades is always a good game to get the party going! We’re giving you some fun camping-themed prompts to get the fun started. Bring along something to pull the ideas out of (like a hat) and a timer (AKA cell phone!). This game is great for most ages! 

Camping Games – Camping Taboo

The game of creative description, this camping-themed version of Taboo will have everyone thinking of new ways to describe simple things! Remember: you can’t use the words on the card and no rhyming allowed! This game will be the most fun for children who are comfortable readers (and adults, too, of course!). 

Camping Games – Camping Eye Spy

Eye Spy is a great game for children of any age (even those as young as 2 or 3). This camping-inspired version will prompt you and your campers to search for things that might be hiding nearby! We hope these camping games add even more fun and creativity to your next outdoor adventure!  We’d love to know if you use them while camping and if you put your own twist on any of them. Also, if you take any cool photos of your family’s camping adventure (or of playing games on your camping adventure), you can always share by tagging us on social media (#hiphomeschoolmoms)! We love to know what people in our Hip Homeschool Moms Community are up to!

Get your free printable set of camping games by using the request form below. You will be added to the Hip Homeschool Moms email community where we share resources and other freebies. 

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