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Best Camping Games without Equipment

Camping is a lot of fun, but it can get boring quickly. One way to keep yourself entertained is by bringing some games to play. However, you probably don’t want to lug around a bunch of equipment. Fortunately, some really fun games don’t require any equipment. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some fun camping games you can play without equipment or little equipment. 


Charades is an excellent game to play while camping, as it demands few to no materials and can be played by people of all ages. Charades is a great game to play with all ages and this camping charades game is sure to entertain! 

To play this game charades while camping, gather a group of individuals and divide them into teams. One person from each team should start by pantomiming a word or phrase without speaking, while the other team members try to guess what the word or phrase is.

You can set a time limit for each round, and the team that guesses the most words or phrases correctly in that time wins the round. You can keep score by recording the number of correct guesses each team makes

You can make your own charades or get fun printables for camping charades ideas like building a fire, playing horseshoes, and more.

Another fun variation of charades for camping is a combination of charades and whisper down the lane, also known as telephone.

3 people leave the room and the rest of the group makes up a phrase using the camping theme and passes it down until it reaches the 3 people who left the room.

Storytelling for Younger Kids

storing telling game when camping

Storytelling is a great way to do just that and play with your kids , and is a fantastic way to spend an evening around the campfire!.

All you need is a few campers ready to share stories and a few willing to listen.

This game is also a great way to keep kids and help develop their storytelling skills while they’re having fun.

Once everyone has shared their stories, don’t forget to follow up with a game of Two Truths and a Lie, or Name That Tune – both of which are great for testing each other’s knowledge. 

Here’s how to play

First, sit in a circle around a campfire with your friends. The first player will draw a card and begin the story. Set a 3 minute timer. When the timer goes off, the person to the right of that player will draw a card and take over the story, using the same theme.

This play continues around the circle until everyone has had their turn.

Tie the Knot

Are you ready to get your knot tying skills up to par? The Channel Craft Camping Knot Game is perfect for campers who are looking to learn the craft of knot tying for all kinds of camping, hiking, and outdoor activities. This rope tying game is great for challenging each other or working together to complete a knot. Get ready to race! A card is turned over and players race to complete the pictured knot.

Whoever ties the knot first wins!

Not only is this game great for developing knot tying skills, but it’s also small and portable, making it easy to take in the car or pack up for a camping trip.

Another fun game is Know The Ropes, where speed takes the lead. In this game of tag, one player is the bear catcher and the rest are bears. Place one sleeping bag for each bear around the campsite. Have the bear catcher stand in the center and start counting to 10. The bears try to hide in a sleeping bag before the bear catcher catches them!

Finally, our Know Your Knots Fundana is a fun, interactive game designed to teach Boy, Girl Scouts, or anyone about knots, their purpose and how to tie them. The object of the game is to tie the ropes together to have a rope long enough to throw to someone out about 9 metres away and pull them to safety.

Gong Game

This fun game is perfect for an evening of entertainment , whether at a campsite or as backyard games. All you need is a set of gongs, some camping equipment, and a few friends. Here’s how to get started!

First, set up your gongs in a circle. You can buy or make your own, or you can use a variety of sizes and shapes. Then, each player will need a piece of camping equipment, such as a sleeping bag or tent. Place the equipment around the gongs in the circle.

Next, each player will take turns throwing a small object into the circle. The object can be a rock, stick, or something else of your choosing. Players will try to get their object to land on or near one of the gongs. If they are successful, they will earn points depending on which gong they hit. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins!

Finally, be sure to take breaks between turns to enjoy some snacks and drinks. You can also use this time to chat with your friends and plan your next camping adventure. Have fun, and happy Gong Game camping!

See & Say

This game is perfect for all ages, and it’s guaranteed to provide some crazy fun in a camping trip.

To play See & Say, start by having everyone sit in a circle. The first person starts by saying one word and pointing to someone in the circle. That person must then say a word that is related to the first word and then point to someone else. This continues around the circle until someone forgets a word or repeats a word. That person is then out of the game. The last person standing wins!

The best thing about See & Say is that it encourages creativity and provides lots of laughs. It can also help campers get to know each other better.

Before you start the game, be sure to explain the rules and make sure everyone understands them. You’ll also want to set some ground rules, such as no using curse words or name-calling. This will ensure that everyone has a positive experience.

If you’re looking for some variations of See & Say, there are plenty to choose from. Try playing glow-in-the-dark ring or Simon Says, or come up with your own version.

So what are you waiting for? Get ready for some fun and laughter with See & Say!

Beanbag Toss

Welcome to the wonderful world of bean bag toss! This classic camping game is the perfect way to have fun while enjoying the great outdoors. It is easy to learn and can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age or skill level. Here’s a guide on how to play bean bag toss while camping.

First, you’ll need to gather up the necessary supplies. You’ll need two boards with a hole cut out in each, at least four bean bags, and a flat surface to play on. If you don’t have the boards or bean bags, many outdoor stores carry them.

Next, set up the boards. Place them approximately 30 feet apart from one another. If you have a large space to work with, you may want to increase the distance between the boards for a more challenging game.

Once the boards are set up, it’s time to choose teams. Each team will get two bean bags and will alternate turns throwing them at the opposite board. The goal is to get the bean bags into the hole in the board. Each bean bag that goes into the hole scores one point for that team. If a bean bag lands on the board but doesn’t go into the hole, it will count as one point.

The team with the most points after all their turns has been taken wins! If you’re playing with a large group of people, you can mix up teams or even have an elimination style tournament.


Tag camping game is a great way to get your campers moving and have lots of fun.

Here’s how you play:

  • Start by gathering a group of at least 12 campers. The more the better!
  • Choose 2 people to be the Taggers. The rest of the players will buddy up in pairs.
  • When the game starts, the Taggers try to tag the other players. If you’re tagged, you need to crouch or kneel on the floor with your hands over your head.
  • There are lots of fun variations of tag camping game to play, such as Blob Tag, Catch the Cane, Bump, Set, Spike and Dodgeball Free-For-All.
  • For an added challenge, you can even play Flashlight Tag! Once it’s dark, take out your flashlights and use them to tag each other.

Camp TAG is a great way to get campers involved in educational activities while having fun. Age-appropriate activities and games each day cover topics such as food allergies, anaphylaxis, nutrition and the emotional impact of food allergies. Camp TAG also provides a safe environment for children with food allergies and eosinophilic disorders to engage in FUN conversations and activities!

So there you have it – everything you need to know to get started on Tag camping game!

Capture the Flag

How to Play Capture the Flag Camping Game

Gather your teams! Capture the Flag is a fantastic game to play in groups, so gather your family, friends or camp mates and get ready for a great game. You will need a flag for each team and about 40 feet of rope for each team to mark off the game boundaries.

Set Up: With two teams facing off against each other, set up a center line and use the rope to mark off two sides, one for each team. The objective of the game is to capture the flag from your opponents’ side of the line avoid being tagged.

Gameplay: The game starts with both teams standing on their own side of the center line. On “go” both teams will attempt to cross onto the other team’s side, grab their flag and bring it back to their side without getting tagged. If a player is tagged, they must go back to their side of the line before they can continue. The first team to bring the other team’s flag back to their side wins!

Variations: You can add some extra fun to the game by playing different variations. For instance, you can play Capture the Flag REDUX, which has 12 different variations, including glow in the dark games!

Enjoy! Capture the Flag is a great game for all ages and is sure to bring everyone together for some good, old-fashioned fun.

Water Balloon Toss

Water Balloon Toss is a great summer game for kids of all ages!

Here’s how to play: Split players into teams of two, and form two straight lines, with teammates facing each other. Then have each player take a big step back from their teammate and toss the balloon to them.

The opposite player must catch the balloon without popping it. If a balloon pops, that team is out. The team with the last remaining balloon wins! Fill up enough small balloons with water, so every two players has a balloon.

Then the fun can begin! Have all players line up at the start line. The first player throws it as far as they can without popping it. Then everyone else takes turns throwing the balloon back and forth between teammates. The aim of the game is to throw the balloon back and forth while trying not to let it pop. If the balloon pops, that team is out.

The team with the last remaining balloon wins!

Hot Potato

Grab a marshmallow or beanbag and get ready to play Hot Potato!. The goal of the game is to not be the one holding the “hot potato” when the music stops. To play, have everyone gather around in a circle and then choose someone to be “it”.

This person will hold the “hot potato” and start the game by passing it to the person on their right. As the music starts, everyone should pass the “hot potato” around the circle as quickly as possible. At any point, the person who is “it” can call out a category like “sports” or “animals” and everyone else must quickly name three items related to that category before passing the “hot potato” again.

If someone can’t think of three items quickly enough, they become the new “it”. The game continues until it comes down to two players and they have a play off. The last person standing without holding the “hot potato” is the winner! Have fun and don’t forget to keep an eye out for flying marshmallows!

Perfect Pitch

Here’s how you can get started:

First, you will need to collect all the necessary supplies for the game. You can find these items at any camping store or online. You’ll need a few archery targets, some arrows, and a piece of cloth to act as a target. You can also pick up some clay pigeon shooting targets and fishing supplies if you want to add a little extra fun to the game.

Once you have all your supplies, it’s time to set up the game. Place the archery targets at good distance away around the campsite and hang the cloth target in the center. Set up the clay pigeon shooting targets or fishing supplies if you’d like. The goal of the game is to hit the cloth target with an arrow or other projectile without hitting any of the other targets.

Now it’s time to start playing! Divide your group into two teams and have each team take turns shooting arrows at the cloth target. The team that hits the target with the most arrows wins! If you’re feeling competitive, you can set up a bracket system to determine who has the best aim.

Finally, don’t forget to have fun! Perfect Pitch Camping is meant to be a fun game that lets you and your friends or family bond while enjoying the game.

Pass the Potato

Pass the Potato is one of the best campfire games. To play, gather your friends around the campfire for a game of Pass the Potato! This classic camping game combines elements of ‘hot potato’ with a bit of tag. The suspense will keep your group entertained for hours.

To get started, you’ll need either a potato or a small ball. Have everyone sit around the campfire in a circle and pass the potato around until the leader calls out “stop!” Whoever has the potato at that moment is out of the game. Keep playing until there is one person left standing and game ends when everyone done.

For extra fun, play with glow-in-the-dark items or a musical timer. Instead of calling out “stop!” when the music stops, the another player holding the potato is out.

Pass the Potato can get competitive with more people. Have fun, but remember to play safely and enjoy the campfire and company too!

 I Spy

This game is perfect for small or large groups, and is sure to keep everyone entertained. To get started, you’ll need to print off a copy of the I Spy Camping printable. You can find them online, or make your own by drawing pictures of camping related items on a piece of paper.

Once you have your printable, the game can begin!. Take turns picking an item from the printable to “spy,” and then give the other players clues about the item you’ve chosen. For example, if you’ve chosen a tent, you might say something like “I spy something that you need to sleep in when you go camping.” The other players have to guess what the item is.

Once someone guesses correctly, it’s their turn to pick an item and give clues! You can also liven up the game by giving points for each item guessed correctly. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins!

I Spy Camping is a great way to keep everyone entertained on your next camping trip.

With a few simple supplies and some creativity, you can make your own version of this classic game and create some campfire memories that will last a lifetime.

20 Questions

This classic question to try game and make fun is super simple and easy to play. All you need is some people and something for everyone to think about. Here’s how it works:

First, select one person to be the “guesser.” Everyone else will take turns asking the guesser questions about the object they are thinking of. The guesser can answer with a yes or no, but they can’t say what the object is. The other players can ask up to 20 questions in total. If the guesser can’t figure out the answer after 20 questions, then the other players win!

This game is a great icebreaker and can be a lot of fun for everyone. Plus, it’s a great way to get people to think creatively and critically about their answers. So next time you’re out camping, give this game a try and see who can guess the answer first!

Truth or Dare Camping Game

 This classic game of embarrassment is sure to get everyone’s adrenaline pumping and help you learn more about each other. You can even pick a camping outdoorsy theme or kid friendly theme if younger kids are playing. With hundreds of questions and funny dares, you can reveal your secrets in an intimate yet entertaining way.

So get ready to have a bigger blast on your next camping trip with a game of Truth or Dare!

  • Gather your friends and family around the campfire and decide who will start.
  • The starting player will ask the person to their right, “Truth or Dare?”
  • If the other player chooses “truth”, they will answer whatever question they are asked truthfully.
  • If the other player chooses “dare”, they will have to complete a daring challenge. Get creative!
  • The next player in the circle will then go, and so on until everyone has had a turn.
  • Make sure to set a few ground rules ahead of time, such as no dares that put anyone in danger or make anyone uncomfortable.

Have fun! After a few rounds of Truth or Dare, you’ll get to know your friends and family better, and no doubt have a few laughs along the way.

Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie is a fun “get-to-know-you” game that pits one person’s wit against a group. To play, you need the number of players at least two players.

Here’s how to get started:

First, have everyone sit in a circle. Give each player an opportunity to think of two true statements and one false statement about themselves. Once everyone is ready, each person will take turns saying the three statements out loud. Two of the statements must be facts about themselves, or “truths”, and the third should be a lie, or an untruth.

The rest of the group will then take turns guessing which statement is the lie. You can also keep score to see who can guess the most lies correctly. Once each person has taken their turn, it’s time to start again.

Two Truths and a Lie is a great game for anyone and in almost any situation, from classrooms to baby showers and youth groups. It’s a fun way of breaking the ice and getting to know each other better. So why not give it a try?

Name That Tune

Are you ready to play Name That Tune while camping? This game is sure to entertain your campers and get everyone involved in some friendly competition. Here’s how to play:

Start by gathering your campers in a circle. Decide on a genre of music that you all agree on, and then choose a song. Play the song for 15-30 seconds and have everyone guess which song it is. The first person to correctly guess the song wins the round and gets to select the next song. Play as many rounds as you like, and whoever guesses the most songs at the end of the game wins.

If you’re playing with younger campers, you can make it even more fun by having them do a dance or act out the song when it is being played. You can also turn it into a relay race by splitting your campers into two teams and having them race to guess each song. At the end of the game, the team that guessed the most songs correctly wins.

Playing Name That Tune is a great way to keep your campers entertained and active while camping. So grab your campers and get ready to have some music-filled fun!

Simon Says

Are you ready to have some fun and learn how to play the classic game of Simon Says while camping? It’s a great game that requires no equipment and is perfect for a rainy day or indoor camping! Here’s how to play.

Firstly, designate one person as Simon. The others are the players. Simon will stand in front of the group and call out instructions that the players must follow. These instructions must always begin with the words “Simon Says”. For example, Simon might say “Simon Says touch your nose” and then the players must touch their nose. If Simon does not say “Simon Says” first, then players should not follow the instruction.

If you have some extra materials, you can also prepare a set of calling cards which will make the game more fun. These cards can contain instructions such as ‘Do a dance’, ‘Do ten jumping jacks’ or ‘Jump up and down’. You can also make up your own instructions!

The game is easy and lots of fun. You can also make up some unique variations of Simon Says, such as playing it in the dark with glow-in-the-dark balls or playing it with spoons.

So the next time you’re camping and want to play a game, why not try out Simon Says? With its easy rules and no need for any equipment, it’s sure to be a hit!


This game is perfect for groups of any size and can be enjoyed indoors or out. Here’s a quick guide on how to play:

  • Begin by forming a circle with the players.
  • Then, choose a category such as animals, movies, foods, etc.
  • The first player starts by passing the ball to the person sitting next to them.
  • When it reaches the second player, they must say something from the chosen category without hesitation.
  • The ball is then passed around the circle with one in the same fashion until everyone has had a turn.
  • If someone hesitates or can’t think of something, they are out and the game continues until only one person is left and they are declared the winner.

To make the game more interesting, you can add some variations such as having players say two items from the category instead of one or having them say items in alphabetical order. You can also switch up the categories and make it a team game by having two teams compete against each other to see who can come up with more items from the chosen category.

For some nighttime fun, try some acting games such as charades or scavenger hunts. These games require a bit more preparation but will provide hours of entertainment for your camping party.

No matter which category camping

Hide and Seek

This fun and exciting game is perfect for smaller and larger groups of 2-50 people, and is sure to add some excitement to your camping trip since this game played with eyes are closed.One of the most playend camping games without equipment.

Here’s how you can play:

Step One: Choose a seeker and have them close their eyes and count to a pre-agreed number. All other players keep open their eyes and will hide while the seeker is counting.

Step Two: Once the seeker is done counting, they will try to find all of the players who are hiding. The last person to be found is the winner!

Step Three: For a twist, try playing Sardines instead of Hide and Seek. All players hide except for one. The goal of the players is to find the person who isn’t hiding. The last person to find them is the winner.

Step Four: Make sure you have plenty of outdoor toys and games on hand, such as a Seek and Find Scavenger Hunt Card Game or other fun summer camp activities. These will help make the game even more enjoyable!

Step Five: Have the seeker use a flashlight when they are looking for the players in the dark. This will help make the game even more exciting!

Step Six: Make sure to pick an area with plenty of cover, such as bushes, ferns, or tall grass. This will give everyone plenty of places to hide!

Once you’ve followed these steps, you and your friends or family can enjoy

Camping Games without Equipment Benefits

Camping Camping Games without equipment provide the perfect opportunity to bring your family and friends together in the great outdoors. Not only are they fun and entertaining, but they also provide a great opportunity to bond and make memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s a classic game like hide-and-seek or a new one like two truths and a lie, these games can be played and are sure to provide hours of entertainment.

Furthermore, playing games is an excellent way to engage with nature and pass the time on a camping trip. So why not gather your closest friends and family and enjoy some of the best camping games around?

I remember playing the Animal, Vegetable, Mineral game when I was younger. It’s a fun and interactive game that involves two teams guessing the correct answer to an object. All you need is a few people and a bit of imagination! It’s a great game to play when you’re camping with family or friends.

You can divide into two teams, and one person from each team players take turns trying to guess the object. It’s great for group of kids of all ages, and can occupy them for hours. Make sure to bring your camping supplies and get ready for a fun-filled game of Animal, Vegetable, Mineral!

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