The Best Camping Charades Ideas For All Ages

Last Updated on January 12, 2022 by Michele Tripple

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Gather near the campfire and let loose on your next camping trip with these fun Camping Charades ideas. Your family will be sure to have a great time together as you play this simple yet fun game.

Camping Charades

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Start a new family tradition on your next camping trip! As you relax by the campfire, pull out some fun and easy camping games that are sure to entertain everyone.  Some of our favorites to play are Camping Bingo Game, Camping charades, and of course a Camping Scavenger Hunt

We love camping charades for so many reasons! Charades are one of those games that does not require very much preparation and can be played anywhere! This makes it extra easy to play while out camping or wherever you are. If you need even more charades ideas you can easily grab our baby charades (perfect for a baby shower) and our teen charades to add to your collection.

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How to Play Camping Charades

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Charades is so simple to play, even younger kids are able to join in on the fun! 

To get started, download the list of Camping Charade ideas below. It is so helpful to print them out, cut them up, laminate for extra durability, and place them in a bowl to choose from.

To start, you can divide the group into two teams or more, or you can have everyone play on one team. Playing as one team is a great option if you have a lot of younger kids so everyone has fun playing. 

You will want to choose someone to be a scorekeeper as well as a timekeeper for each team at this time as well. Don’t worry these people can still play as well. When it comes to the timekeeper you are watching the time for the other team not your own. 

Once all of that is settled, you can begin playing! If you have two teams, have a representative from team one to be the first actor. That person will choose a camping charade card from the bowl. 

The actor will have a certain amount of time to act out the card (you can set any time, but usually one to two minutes is a good amount of time). To make it less competitive for younger audiences, you can pass on the timekeeping.

The actor cannot use words, sounds, or point to objects while he or she is acting. The actor’s teammates will be trying to guess the word or phrase during the time. If the team guesses correctly before the time is up, that team gets a point. If the team does not guess correctly, no points are awarded at that time. 

The teams alternate turns. Each time a team is up, they will send up a different actor to make sure that everyone has a chance to act and participate.   

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Why I Love Camping Charades!

Like I’ve said before, charades is so simple! Yet for how simple it is, it really brings the whole family together or a group of friends. From toddlers, to kids and teens, to grandparents, everyone can enjoy playing! Within minutes of playing, everyone is engaged and laughing. 

The game is no mess and requires minimal preparation. As a busy mom, and especially with all the other preparation that goes into camping trips, any mom can appreciate this fun and easy game to entertain the kids all night long!

Charades Word List:

Grab your camping charades word cards right here so you can play when you are up in the mountains with no wifi!

  • Hiking
  • Deer
  • Catching fireflies
  • Fox
  • Bird watching
  • Star gazing
  • Chopping firewood
  • Grilling
  • Backpack
  • Roasting marshmallows
  • Swatting mosquitos
  • Catching a fish
  • Putting on bug spray
  • Drinking coffee
  • Paddling canoe
  • Singing around the campfire
  • Riding a bike
  • Washing the dishes
  • Rolling sleeping bag
  • Playing horseshoes
  • Card games
  • Cooler
  • Collecting rocks
  • Boots
  • Bear
  • Binoculars
  • Kite
  • Porcupine
  • Camper
  • Playing guitar
  • Unpacking the car
  • Skipping stones
  • Hammock
  • Owl
  • Playing tug-of-war
  • Telling spooky story
  • Picking wildflowers
  • Climbing a tree
  • Pitching a tent
  • Compass
  • Practice target shooting
  • Lantern
  • Pocket knife
  • Water bittle
  • Repellent
  • Lake
  • Building a fire
  • Fishing pole
  • Canoe paddles
  • Flashlights

Have some other camping charades word ideas? Share them in the comments so we can add them to the list!

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