Camping Party Games

Here are a few ideas to keep the kids (and adults) entertained around the campsite.

Bobbing for Grapes

  1. Present each person with a bowl of whipped cream in which 5 grapes are buried.
  2. On the word ‘Go’, players must find the grapes and eat them – but without using their hands.
  3. First one to eat all 5 grapes is the winner.


Unbreakable Balloons

  1. Fill up ten balloons and see if your camping guests can catch them – without breaking them.
  2. Add a messy touch by replacing water with whipped cream.


Who Is It?

  1. Players stand in a circle, with one person in the middle.
  2. Blindfold this player, then spin on the spot three times.
  3. On ‘Go’, this player must walk out towards someone in the circle and ask “Who is it?”
  4. The tagged person needs to reply, saying anything, only in a weird voice
  5. If the blindfolded player correctly guesses who it is, both players swap over
  6. If not, the blindfolded person carries on, until they make a match.


Balloon Shaving

  1. Everybody is given their own inflated balloon and a minute to draw a face with a marker pen.
  2. The balloon is then covered in whipped cream.
  3. On ‘Go’, players now shave their balloon using a plastic knife.
  4. Whoever shaves successfully – without popping the balloon – wins.


Campfire Stories with a Twist

  1. Sit in a circle and ask everyone to write 10 nouns (e.g. people, places, things) on 10 slips of paper. For example: garlic, boomerang, firefighter or make is scary by adding bat, werewolf, ghost
  2. Shuffle the papers in a bowl.
  3. Pick someone to start telling a story, giving them a minute to do so.
  4. When time is up, a new person continues- but must first pick a piece of paper from the bowl.
  5. They now incorporate whatever’s written on the paper into the story. Again, they get a minute, before passing to the next player.