Seven Activities to Try on Your Next Camping Trip

Seven Activities to Try on Your Next Camping Trip

Do you love camping but feel like you’re getting a little bit bored with doing the same things each time you go? If so, then you have come to the right place.

Although many people stick to pastimes such as hiking, swimming, and climbing when they go camping, there are in fact so many other activities that you can try. With options to suit all abilities and age groups, read on to discover seven new activities that you can try on your next camping trip.

1.Water sports

If you’ve only tried wild swimming when on a camping trip, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are so many other ways to enjoy the water. For example, you could try your hand at paddle boarding or kayaking, both of which can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Depending on where you want to go, there’s an abundance of camping sites that are close to fresh waterways. For example, Oregon coast camping offers over 350km of coastline, with stunning beaches and lots of thrilling water sports for you to explore.

2.Wine tasting

Who doesn’t love a nice glass of wine or two in the evening, especially when sitting in front of a roaring campfire? A wine-tasting event is the perfect campsite activity for adults to indulge in when the kids are sound asleep and can help you to relax and switch off after a busy day.

Take your cool box or camping fridge along with you to keep your chosen wines cool, as well as a selection of snacks so that you don’t get too tipsy under the stars.

3.Tell campfire stories

Although this used to be a popular pastime for campers, it has become less commonplace in recent years as families turn to more exciting activities. That said, there’s just something about sitting around a campfire telling spooky stories that makes a camping trip that bit more memorable.

Don’t forget to toast some s’mores and shine your torches to cast shadows for an even more thrilling experience.

4.Go bird watching

Bird watching is a great activity for all ages and provides the ideal way to explore the local area. All you need is a pair of binoculars and you’re good to go.

To make this outdoor activity even more fun, why not create a printout with pictures of all the local bird species and see who can spot them all first? Alternatively, if you have any artists in the family, why not take along some pencils and paper, and sit down to an afternoon of drawing?

5.Play Capture the Flag

To the uninitiated, Capture the Flag is a game that requires speed, stamina, and, above all else, brains. To play this game, you need to split up into two teams and designate an area for each team. Each team has to hide a flag in their own area and the object of the game is to find the other team’s flag first.

Capture the Flag is perfect for building teamwork skills and for getting your heart pumping, and is a great game for those who are traveling with another family or in a large group.

6.Make friendship bracelets

For times when you want a quieter activity to keep the kids occupied, making friendship bracelets is a good choice. All you need to take with you is some embroidery thread and you can keep their hands busy for at least an hour or two.

Friendship bracelets can be brought home as a memento from your trip or given out to fellow campers or friends that your children have made along the way.

7.Skip stones

Do you remember skipping stones as a kid? Skipping stones or skipping rocks is a fun and free activity that everyone can enjoy and involves searching for the perfect flat rock and then seeing how far you can skim it across the water.

To make this activity even more fun, divide your family into two teams, create a scoreboard, and have a prize for the winners.

If you’re willing to think outside the box and try new things, your next camping trip is guaranteed to be your best one yet. Have fun, and happy camping!