Fun Camping Activities For Adults – Huge List Of Games

Fun camping activities for adultsIf you’re looking for fun camping activities for adults that aren’t the usual things like hiking or swimming, you’ve come to the right place! Below is a list of games and other camping activities that you can do to pass the time and build memories with friends. If you’re going family camping some of the games below will work but you’ll also need to find some camping activities for kids.

Competitive Outdoor Games Will Keep You Active

These types of activities are great if you have a group of adults with a competitive spirit. Some of the best outdoor competitive camping activities are [easyazon_link identifier=”B00007KDV0″ locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Horseshoes[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B001ZEV5EA” locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Bocce Ball[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B008UJ7INU” locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Ladder Ball[/easyazon_link] (goes by many other names, including ladder golf, dingle balls, and a ton of other names), Volleyball or Badminton (if you have a [easyazon_link identifier=”B0002T4848″ locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]net[/easyazon_link]), Ultimate Frisbee, or Capture the flag.

If you’re looking for some great exercise go with Capture the flag or Ultimate Frisbee, these are sure to wear you out. On the other hand, games like Bocce Ball and Horseshoes are more relaxing games that you can talk and hang out while playing them.

Board Games or Boxed Games Are Fun Camping Activities

Even though you’re outdoors doesn’t mean you can’t play your favorite board game or boxed game. Unless you have a really big tent or an RV I’d stay away from games with paper money (like Monopoly) or other paper items that can blow away if the wind picks up. Some of the best board or boxed games to bring are:

  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B0028IWDH0″ locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Cranium[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1223063151″ locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Scrabble[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B000BNLVA4″ locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Chess[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B00000IZJB” locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Rummikub[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”1605843601″ locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Risk[/easyazon_link] (if you have enough time)
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B004W8P5A6″ locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Farkle[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B000FLX8N0″ locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Yahtzee[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B004KCGC9C” locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Pass the Pigs[/easyazon_link]
  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B00112CHCK” locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Apples To Apples[/easyazon_link] (watch for wind!)
These types of camping activities for adults are great if you want to relax and hang out with friends, while using your mind more than your body. Just be careful if it may rain or storm, you don’t want your game to get ruined!

Geocaching – A New & Fun Camping Activity

Geocaching is a new activity that is gaining popularity. It’s basically a real-world outdoor treasure hunting game. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using GPS-enabled devices and then share their experiences online. So yes, you do need a GPS to do this one.

While geocaching can be done with kids, it’s one of those camping activities for adults that may go a little smoother without them (unless they are teens and can actively participate). Depending on where you’re planning to go camping, this activity may or may not be available for you to participate in. Check the geocaching website to find locations near you.

Traditional Card Games Are Other Fun Camping Activities For Adults

Just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean you can’t play cards! As mentioned before, the only opponent you’ll have is the wind, so try to pick a non-windy day to play on. It’s also a great idea to get some [easyazon_link identifier=”B000J3Z7TC” locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]waterproof playing cards[/easyazon_link] just in case it rains or you spill a drink on your playing cards.

Here’s a list of popular and fun card games to play while camping:

  • Texas Hold ’em (or other Poker games)
  • Hand and Foot
  • Bridge
  • Rummy
  • Hearts
  • Crazy Eights
  • Cribbage (requires [easyazon_link identifier=”B000UV57G6″ locale=”US” tag=”campingeasyazon-20″]Cribbage Board[/easyazon_link])
  • 500
  • War
  • Spoons
  • Go Fish
  • many more!

Card games are a great way to pass the time and have fun with friends, just beware that time will fly! If there’s a game above that you haven’t heard of before, learn it and bring the rules next camping trip for a new experience.

The Best Camping Activities For Adults Are Fun

Remember, the whole point of camping with your friends is to have fun. If you start a game of poker and it gets boring before it’s “officially over,” you can quit! Don’t stick to a game just because you started it, if it’s not amusing anymore there’s no reason you have to keep going just for the sake of finishing the game. Move on to something else that’s more fun.

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