14 Grand Games For Camping Trips


14 grand games for camping trips are just what you need, when you plan on going camping – whoever you are going with! Wherever you plan on going camping, there would be an interval during your camping expedition, where some or all of the campers, may just want to relax by playing some games. But, if you do not know any good camping games, what do you do? Here are some really cool camping games, which are sure to bring loads of fun to everyone at the camping trip.


14 Grand Games For Camping Trips 

  • Water Relay: This is one of the best games for camping trips, for a hot summer camping expedition. To play this game, each participant would need to have a drinking cup. Participants in the game are required to stand in line, in single file. The person who is at the front of the line, will have a cup that has water in it, filled to the brim. All the other players in the game, will have cups with no water in them. The person who is standing at the front of the line, with the cup full of water, without turning and looking, will dump the water out of his cup, over his head, into the cup of the next person. This person uses his empty cup and tries to catch as much water as he or she can. The game continues down the line, till the last person tries to catch water in his or her cup, if at all there is any water left at all! And then, all the players race to the line and start the game all over again - but they may need to fill the cup first! Definitely one of the most exciting camp games for large groups
  • Sleeping Bag Race: This is just akin to potato sack races and it is yet another of the best games for camping trips. But here, instead of using potato sacks, you got it, you will use your sleeping bags. And using them, you will hop to the finish line. Do not play this game where it is mucky. It is best to play this game on green grass or dry soil. If you are worried that your sleeping bags would get damaged or dirty and you do not wish to use them, you can also play this game by using plastic trash bags.
  • Collaborative Story Telling Time: Another one of the most fantastic games for camping trips, is to start a collaborative story. This is one of the most fun camping games for families and also for people going camping in a group. Choose one player to begin the tale. This person tells a few lines and thus begins the story. Each player in the game adds a few lines to the story and thus the story can go on and on, for as long as the campers desire it. The funnier and the more absurd it is, the better for all the campers.
  • Flashlight Tag: Once it gets dark at the campsite, one of the most fun games for camping trips is this one. This game is played in just the same way in which you would normally play tag. Here, the ‘Tagger’ has to be given a flashlight. The tagger would then tag people, by using the light of the flashlight. When a player gets ‘hit’ by the light, he or she is out of the game. The game will go on till the last player is ‘hit’ or until the player becomes the tagger.
  • Fun Indoor Camp Games: There are so many indoor camp games that are really fun and some of these are Plastic Bottle Bowling, Tornado in a Jar, Paper Airplane Launcher, Bean Bag Toss, Cardboard Tube Marble Run, Homemade Sensory Bin, to name a few. 
  • Air Pong: Players are divided into two groups to play this, one of the very best games for camping trips. A picnic table is used to play this game and each group will stand on opposite sides of this table. A small ball (a ping pong ball or something like it) or a polystyrene cup, is kept at the table centre. Someone shouts “Go!” and immediately both teams must start the game and try to blow the cup, off the side of the table, of the opposite team. 
  • Nature Scavenger Hunt: This is one of the most adventurous games for camping trips. First, you need to create a list of objects that can be found in nature, at the camp site. Some things you can put on this list are ladybugs, butterflies, rocks that have interesting shapes, clover, a flower with a scent, etc. Make people pair up and form teams. Ask them to look for around 10 or 15 items on the list. Who comes back first with these items, is the winner. This is one of the coolest camping games for couples and also for anyone else going camping. 
  • Wink Murder: This is one of the most fun games for camping trips to play, especially when you are sitting around a campfire at night. In this game, everybody, except one person, will sit in a circle. The person who is not sitting in the circle, is the one who the people seated in a circle, have nominated to be ‘It’! This person, moves a little away from the circle and at this time, the people seated in the circle, decide who is going to be the ‘Murderer’. After this has been decided, the person who is ‘It’, is called back and is made to stand in the circle. The ‘Murderer’ will then wink at one person from the circle, trying not to let ‘It’, see the wink. The person who has been winked at, immediately drops down dead, in a way which is very dramatic, to add fun to the ambience. ‘It’ has the task of trying to decide who the ‘Murderer’ is. Once ‘It’ guesses right, the ‘Murderer’ becomes the next ‘It’ and in this way the game continues. 
  • Camping Games Roblox: These types of games get campers very excited. And the best part is, there are so many games to choose from, you and all the other campers with you, are never going to get bored, when playing these games. 
  •  Simon Says: Truly this is one of the most hilarious of all the games for camping trips. One person is elected to be ‘Simon’. Simon will then begin the game by telling the players what they have to do. The players need to only obey those commands from Simon, in which the words are “Simon says…” For instance, if Simon says, “Simon says scratch your nose.” Then all the players need to obey Simon and scratch their noses. But if Simon says, “Scratch your nose.” (And there is no instruction of “Simon says.”), then the players do not have to do as has been said. And the ones who do so, are out of the game.  
  •  Squirt Gun Race: Along the edge of one of the picnic tables at the campsite, make a line of plastic drinking cups, which are empty. Then take a squirt gun and fill it with water. Then each person has to take turns and on the go, has to squirt the cups, trying to knock them off the edge of the table. You can also play this game with multiple players or in teams. The winner can be the ones who knock down the most number of cups off the table, in the shortest time. 
  •  Glow Stick Ring Toss: This is one of the most enjoyable games for camping trips and in this, each player should be given 3 to 5 glow stick rings. Glow necklaces or glow bracelets will also do. Next, dig a small hole and put a stick in it, so that the stick pokes out of the ground. Then start the game with each player taking turns and trying to throw over the stick, the glow stick rings. 
  •  Alphabet Camp Hunt: One of the most exciting and educational games for camping trips is definitely this. Players at the campsite need to play the game by trying to name one object at the campsite, with starts with each letter of the English alphabet, beginning with the letter A. for instance, A for acorn. And well, you can guess the rest. 
  •  I Spy: This is one of the best games for camping trips. One of the players is chosen to be the ‘Spy’. The Spy will then look around the campsite to see what he or she can spot. The Spy will choose one item in his/her mind, not telling the others. Then the Spy will say aloud, “I spy something starting with P (Initial sound is made of this).”  The other players then try to guess what the Spy is meaning. The player who guesses right, is the Spy for the next round of this game. 

  • Games For Camping Trips Are A Must Have

    Whether you plan on going camping indoors or outdoors, there could be some point in time, where you or others with you, might just want relax by playing a few games. This is just the right time for you to pull out your game hat and unravel these 14 grand games for camping trips that you have packed away for just this very moment!