Camping makes for a wonderful way to get away from the day-to-day stresses and truly enjoy the people who mean the most to you. Create lasting memories with these Family Camping Activities.
Action Packed Family Camping Activities
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Creek Wading And Swimming-Gather the whole family for some supervised splashing and water play.
Geocaching-Enjoy this modern scavenger hunt that uses GPS-enabled devices to find carefully hidden “caches”. With many of the caches, you take an item and leave an item. Check out more details here.
Knot Tying-Teach or learn how to tie some common knots that come in handy on camp outs.
Nature Scavenger Hunt-Divide into teams to see who can find a list of items such as acorns, bark, butterflies, ladybugs, leaves, pine cones, and rocks.
Night Hike-A fun twist on a traditional day activity. Just make sure that you have your flashlights in hand and stay together on well-marked trails. Listen for the sounds of evening such as owls hooting, frogs croaking, and insects humming.
Spot Animal Tracks-Go on a search for tracks left by animals such as deer, opossum, rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, and turkey. While your at it, bring along a pair of binoculars for some bird watching, as well.
Food Fun Family Camping Activities
Have fun creating these tasty eats in the great outdoors.
Campfire Popcorn-You will hear the squeals of delight as the campfire or grill heat really gets things popping in this cooker.
Dutch Oven Breakfast , Lunch, Or Dinner-These special pots are camping food powerhouses. Most often used to cook with hot coals, you can make everything from scrambled eggs to delicious cobblers. The whole family will have fun layering ingredients together and devouring the yummy results.
Hobo Packs-A camping classic for decades. As simple as putting cut up meat, carrots, potatoes and other veggies into a tin foil pouch that you create. Cook on the edge of the campfire or on the grill until done.
Ice Cream In A Bag-An easy way to make a delicious and refreshing treat that requires just some simple ingredients and Ziploc bags.
S’mores-Who doesn’t love a classic. Soft marshmallow topped with chocolate bar pieces and sandwiched in graham crackers treats. Roast marshmallows over a fire or propane grill.
Creative recipes for s’mores with a twist are simply a Google search away. Also, your roasting sticks can be used to cook up some tasty hot dogs.
Crafts, Games, and Tales Family Camping Activities
Create Wind Whirlers Or Sun Catchers-Make some mementos to celebrate the sun and the breeze.
Sing Campfire Classics-Here are 50 campfire songs worth checking out.
Stargaze-Check out the night sky and see how many more stars you can see than when you look up at the sky at home.
Tell Outrageous Tales-Look at this treasure trove of stories. Just remember the ages of your audience when spinning your yarns. Don’t want the kiddos staying up all night because you scared them silly.
Love that such as wide variety of family camping activities are available when enjoying a break from daily life in Mother Nature’s backyard.
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