75 Fun Things To Do While Camping

Whether you’re staying in a tent, RV, or cabin, camping is a great way to get outdoors and connect with family and friends. Nobody wants to hang out indoors on a camping trip (unless it’s raining), but it can be a struggle to come up with a list of things to, especially on a longer vacation.

To make things easier, we have put together this list of 75 fun things to do on your next camping trip. Feel free to add your own, get creative!


1. Take a hike
2. Go for a bike ride
3. Go on a nature walk
4. Play horseshoes
5. Hide and seek
6. Birdwatching
7. Wildlife watching
8. Geocaching
9. Search for nuts and berries
10. Take a nap
11. Relax in a hammock
12. Do yoga
13. Go fishing
14. Lay in the grass and watch the clouds
15. Crafts
16. Take pictures
17. Pick flowers
18. Learn to tie a knot
19. Make a lean-to or fort, just for fun
20. Make friends with other campers
21. Climb trees
22. Play frisbee
23. Play volleyball
24. Go rock climbing
25. Collect bugs
26. Go on a treasure hunt
27. Run
28. Fly a kite
29. Roll down a hill
30. Collects rocks
31. Go horseback riding

32. Go boating
33. Go kayaking
34. Fishing
35. Skip stones
36. Go canoeing
37. Swimming
38. Waterskiing
39. Go tubing
40. Play water volleyball
41. Snorkel
42. Relax on the beach
43. Float on a raft
44. Go on a waverunner
45. Have a squirt gun fight
46. Wade in a river
47. Make a rope swing
48. Play marco polo


49. Play flashlight tag
50. Make shadow puppets
51. Go on a nighttime walk
52. Look at the stars
53. Go for a late night swim
54. Catch fireflies in a jar
55. Shoot off fireworks (if it’s allowed)
56. Tell ghost stories
57. Make s’mores
58. Sing songs around the campfire
59. Play the guitar or other instruments
60. Play capture the flag
61. Hide and seek in the dark
62. Go snipe hunting
63. Charades

64. Play cards
65. Read a book
66. Board games
67. Crafts
68. Tell stories
69. Cuddle
70. Watch a movie
71. Draw
72. Nap
73. Write a book
74. Journal
75. Read a magazine

Depending on where you are going and the season, there are definitely more activities that could be added to this list. Winter camping opens up a whole new realm of possibilities like snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and skiing. Get creative, consider who you are camping with, and most of all, have fun regardless of what you’re doing!

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Tony Cain title: Author