Fun and Free Camping Games (with Printables)

Summertime is the perfect time to get your family together for a camping adventure! 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!

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. Click the button below to get your free printable:

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Camping Scattergories

This one 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. Click the button below to get your free printable:

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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! Click the button below to get your free printable:

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“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. Click the button below to get your free printable:

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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!  Click the button below to get your free printable:

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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!). Click the button below to get your free printable:

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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!Click the button below to get your free printable:

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We hope that 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!

About the author


Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms, Only Passionate Curiosity, Homeschool Road Trips, Love These Recipes, and Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, 30 years ago, and they live in the South. Hannah, age 26, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 24, was the second homeschool graduate and the first to leave the nest. Mary Grace, age 18, is the most recent homeschool graduate. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

About the author


Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!


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