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Traveling is much more fun if you are camping in nature rather than staying in hotels.

Even though camping is an excellent opportunity to relax around a campfire in the wilderness, it is also the perfect time to spend with friends and family.

So, to make your vacation memorable, the best you can do is play various camping games with everyone. And for that, we have made this list of camping games to keep you and your fellow travelers entertained.

It doesn't matter who you are camping with; these games are suitable for campers of all ages. Let's have a look!

1. Frisbee

Frisbee is the perfect family-friendly game to play on your camping holiday. And the best part is that you do not need to carry any equipment for playing. All you need is a flying disk.

There are many games to play using the Frisbee. You can play catch with everybody, aim for targets, play ultimate Frisbee, dodge bee, and many more. If you have a dog, you could play frisbee with it. Throwing the frisbee up in the air and then asking the dog to catch it. Overall, a frisbee is worth packing for your camping trips.

2. Softball

Everyone's so busy nowadays that adults rarely get the chance to get together. So, when they do get together, softball is the perfect game to play. It is a highly competitive sport and a great game to play in general.

Softball can be played in various forms. To play softball, you don't have to bring the complete softball equipment on your trip; just a bat and a softball are enough. You don't have to spend a lot of money on these accessories. SeeBiz is one of the top platforms from where you can buy high-quality softball equipment at cheap prices.

One batter, one pitcher, and a few fielders are all you require to play this beautiful game.

3. Badminton

A badminton set is perfect for bringing on your camping trip. There's nothing better to bring everyone together during camping than a good game of badminton.  Badminton is a two or four-person game. Meaning you can play it 1v1 or as a team of 2.

As far as the equipment is concerned, you’ll need to pack a net, two or more racquets, and a few shuttlecocks. However, one thing you should keep in mind is the wind. Ensure there isn't any wind before you play. Otherwise, your game can get messed up. To make it even more fun, you can play badminton knockout matches on your trip to see who comes out on top.  You will also get a good workout from playing badminton as it keeps you active and healthy.

playing badminton in the park
playing badminton in the park

4. Tug of War

Only a handful of camping games are as entertaining and competitive as tug-of-war. Moreover, it is extremely simple to play. The only things you need are a strong rope and a ribbon/flag.

You play it by dividing a playing area into two separate sections with a line in the middle. Then tie the middle of the rope with a ribbon/flag. Divide the players into two equal teams with each side having players of roughly the same weight. The first team to pull the flag onto their side of the centerline are the winners.

5. Ring Toss

Ring Toss is a fun festival/carnival game that you can easily modify to play with readily available tools. For instance, if you don't have the proper ring toss equipment, you can use water bottles or soda cans instead of glass bottles to throw rings onto. After the game, Let the winner take home whatever drink they toss around a ring!

If you don't have rings, you can cut cardboard to make them. Or you can cut a rope to make rings.  Make use of the knife or scissors to trim the rope to the correct length that will be able to fit around the bottles.  After you have cut it, glue both edges of your rope together and join them to form a circle. Everybody can participate in this crafting activity to make the equipment for your ring toss game.

6. Hide and Seek

Who doesn't love a good game of hide-and-seek? No special equipment is needed, only a good hiding place. You only need one person to become the seeker. They’ll have to find everyone who's hiding. To make this game even more interesting, you can place a reward for the winner.

7. Scavenger Hunt

If you're looking for an adventurous game to play while camping, a scavenger hunt is the best choice. A scavenger hunt is a great outdoor activity for smaller and larger groups. And the best part about this game is that there are loads of ways to add a fun twist to your nature scavenger hunts to keep everybody entertained. A scavenger hunt starts with a few locations where the participants search for hidden items.

Follow these steps to plan the best scavenger hunt:

Whoever finds the most items or the first one to find the item wins (it depends on how many objects you hide).

8. Dodgeball

In dodgeball, the group is split into two teams. The main objective of dodgeball is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with the ball. Players must dodge the ball to avoid getting eliminated, and the team who manages to eliminate all of the opposing players first is deemed the winner.

The point of this game is to eliminate most players of the opposing team, which can be done in different ways.  The most obvious one is by hitting an opposing player with the ball. If that player is hit and the ball is not caught before it hits the ground, then they are eliminated. Playing dodgeball will keep you in shape and is a fun game.

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There you have it. These are the best outdoor games you can enjoy on your camping trip. So, the next time you plan a trip, you know which games to play!


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