Things to Do When Your Camping


Sarah Rodgers


February 11, 2020

Family vacation time spent in the woods can be super fun and engaging for everyone, but what about when there's no internet or even service? While camping might be an excellent way to get your family to spend that quality time with each other, it may not be as fun unless you plan activities ahead of time. Keep reading to find out the top activities that will make your family never want to leave the campground. 

Early Morning Activities

Early morning activities are very valuable for family time. While sleeping in might sound relaxing and fun, getting up early will give your body more energy and prepare you for the day. Here are some activities for those of you that want to be up with the roosters. 

  • Watch the sunrise
  • Make some breakfast
  • Early morning hikes

Evening/Afternoon Activities 

Water Activities

There are tons of exciting and fun games you can enjoy in the water. Not only is water a great way to cool off, but using water to play games is a fun and engaging way to get the whole family involved. 

Sporty Activities

Get active and have some fun with these outside sports that are fun for the whole family. Camping has never been more enjoyable. 

  • Volleyball
  • Flag football
  • Frisbee
  • Fruit basket
  • Rock climbing
  • Tree climbing
  • Hiking 
  • Baseball
  • Riding Bikes
  • Ring Toss 
  • Horse Shoes
  • Hide and Seek
  • Capture the Flag

Activities for the Kids

Give your kids the camping experience of a lifetime with this list of activities they can choose from.

  • Red Rover
  • Tag
  • Hide and Seek
  • Bird Watching/Feeding
  • Nature Exploring
  • Make them a Scavenger Hunt
  • Painting with nature
  • Painting Rocks

Night Time/ CampFire Activities

It's time for some scary stories by the campfire. Here are some fantastic activities to do at night or when you are near the campfire. 

  • Make S'mores
  • Play flashlight tag
  • Sing and play guitar
  • Tell ghost stories
  • Roast Marshmallows
  • Shoot fireworks
  • Study the stars
  • Glow in the dark bowling
  • Man Hunt

Board Games to Play in the Tent or with the Family

Let's be real; going camping is fantastic and fun, but having board games at your side makes it even better. Take a rest from your hike and sit down for some fun!

  • Mafia
  • Signs
  • Murder in the Dark
  • Assassins 
  • Taboo
  • Chameleon
  • Scrabble
  • Battleship
  • Connect 4 
  • Skull King
  • Cover your Assets
  • Twister

Activities for When You Want to Relax

You've done everything you've wanted to do, and now it's time to sit back, relax, and enjoy the moments. Don't forget to take some selfies while you're at it. 

  • Lay in a hammock
  • Sing songs
  • Take a nap
  • Listen to nature
  • Bird watching
  • Read a book
  • Float on the Water

Thank you for reading our article, and if this is your first time going camping, you're going to need to be prepared, read this list of items you should take on a campout. If you are interested in getting camping equipment at a price you can afford, Sportsman's Pawnshop is the place for you! We have all the camping equipment you desire. Check us out; you can call us at (801) 938-3807 or contact us online.


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