Fun Things To Do On a Family Camping Trip

Camping trips can be a lot of fun.  However, there can be moments where boredom can creep in if you do not have any ideas ready – especially if you have kids. It is good to be prepared to have plenty of things to do on your camping trips.

Here are some fun ideas to keep the family busy!

Outdoor Activities

Lace up your boots and embark on a journey through the wilderness. Explore winding trails, breathe in the crisp air, and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of nature. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll or a challenging trek, hiking offers an opportunity to connect with the natural world and discover hidden gems along the way.

You may be able to find other outdoor activities to do, such as swimming or biking.

Enjoy the Comforts of Camp

Whether you bring a tent or your RV, take some time to relax and enjoy your camp setup. A comfortable camp means being able to do some relaxing activities — such as reading or playing Scrabble, doing art or learning some new card games.

You can always accessorize your RV or campsite to bring your comfort up a notch. For example, Van Awnings at Outdoor Roadie are a way to set up an outdoor area that is sheltered from the elements. This way, you can make the most of your trip, no matter what the weather.

Campfire Cooking

There’s something magical about cooking over an open flame. From roasting marshmallows s’mores to grilling up a hearty feast, campfire cooking adds an element of rustic charm to any camping trip. Gather around the fire, swap stories, and indulge in delicious campfire cuisine.

Play Games

You can come up with some games that don’t involve needing materials, or you can bring games.  Even a set of cards can offer a lot of entertainment.

Pack a frisbee, a football, or a set of bocce balls and enjoy some active games in the great outdoors. From classic games like capture the flag to newer favorites like spikeball, there’s no shortage of options to keep everyone entertained.

Scavenger Hunts

Make your own scavenger hunt, or you can purchase a nature scavenger hunt.


Camping is a great time to enjoy some fishing as a family.  Kids can try their hand at learning to fish or trying to catch something.


Embark on a modern-day hunt with geocaching. Using GPS coordinates, search for hidden caches hidden by other adventurers and discover hidden gems in the wilderness. It’s a fun and interactive way to explore new areas and add an element of excitement to your camping trip.

With these exciting activities in mind, your next camping trip is sure to be filled with adventure, laughter, and unforgettable moments. So pack your gear, gather your friends and family, and set off on an outdoor adventure that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to take on the world.

18 thoughts on “Fun Things To Do On a Family Camping Trip”

  1. These are useful tips for me as I’ve not been on a family camping trip with the kids yet. We’d all enjoy scavenger hunts and cooking around a camp fire. It’s certainly a difference experience for us to try.

  2. So many fun things here. We’d probably do the glamping thing, because none of us are big on sleeping on the ground, but we do love campfires!

  3. Camping is always so much fun. There is a lot you can do when camping. Geocaching is one of my daughters favorites. We love doing that.

  4. I used to go camping with my family when I was younger, and I remember playing card games a lot. I have never heard of Geocaching. That sounds cool!

  5. I am so going campong this year with my family and I may wnat to do a glaming type of thing as there are so many fabulous places in NY to do that. There is nothing better than getting away form it all and simply enjoying nature!

  6. so many wonderful activity’s for a family to enjoy on there camping trip. It has been years since I took my kids camping. and we always when hiking and bike riding on ours.

  7. I’m so ready to go on a family camping trip. As you stated there is so much you can enjoy as a family, I myself enjoy walking around the woods.

  8. i definitely plan to add geocaching to our next hiking /camping trip .. been in the to-do list for too long now

  9. All of these activities sound like they’d be great to do while camping with family! Campfire cooking could prove to be a really bonding experience, especially if you’re hunting and foraging (and heating up) your food for the day!

  10. We went camping a lot when I was growing up. Our family enjoyed fishing, playing in the river, hiking, site seeing, playing card games in the pop up camper tent when it rained.

  11. We’ve never tried camping as family. I did go camping before during my Girl Scout days and it was so much fun. These activities sound fun!

  12. These are great ideas! I love the idea of making our own scavenger hunt and I believe the kids would really enjoy it. Thank you for the recommendation. Will check out these kits from Amazon.

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