Fun Outdoor Camp Ideas

Fun Outdoor Camp IdeasWhen you're use to instant entertainment on a screen, it takes adjustment to find fun in the outdoors. But with some creativity and planning, you can have a memorable camping trip. Plan a few outdoor camp ideas into your next adventure and have stories to tell when you get home.

Treasure Hunt

Explore the outdoors on a treasure hunt. Use a map of your camp area. You can either draw your map or use one provided by camp officials. Plot out places to hide your treasures or clues. After you hide your clues and treasures, pass your map over to the treasure hunters. Your hunt can be catered to both adults and kids.

Camp Cook-Off

Challenge your friends and family to an outdoor cook-off. Choose the cooking gear everyone will use whether campstoves or maybe just a campfire. Set a timer so everyone has the same amount of cook time. When the buzzer rings, start tasting.

Fly a Kite

Dust off your old kite. With enough wind, you'll find hours of entertainment. If you don't own one, you can invest as little or as much as you'd like. Anything from the plastic variety to a trick kite will all fly. If you head to the coast, don't leave home without a kite. The beach is notorious for good kite weather.

Campfire Contest

Put away the fire starter and take the one match fire challenge. Over the course of your camping trip, see who makes the best campfire using only one match to start the flames. Hone your campfire building skills and help out the up and coming scouts in the group.

Sleep Under the Stars

Roll up your tent for a night and sleep under the stars. As long as the weather stays dry, spend the evening taking in the night sky. Look out for shooting stars and find the Big Dipper as well as the other constellations.


Article Written By Kathrine Cole

Kathrine Cole is a professional outdoor educator. She teaches rock climbing, backpacking, cycling, and bike maintenance classes. She is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, a Wilderness First Responder, and a Leave No Trace Trainer.

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