It’s camping season!
And often, parents are so busy schlepping out the
tents, pads, rain flies, and all the extraneous gear needed to bring the
family camping, we forget about packing fun games! Or how our
electronically connected children will entertain themselves in an
‘unplugged’ environment. In comes Mountain & River Adventures’ Campground
(MRA) to the rescue! Here are some great suggestions to help with
transitioning from city street to camp site. These games are also great if
you have younger kids who aren’t quite old enough for our rafting
adventures, and, are fun activities for kids camping with us during high
water season, when we need to keep them occupied away from the water’s edge.
While camping at MRA’s Campground there are lots of fun activities that you
and your kids can participate in, right here on site! Here are our most
Popular camping games:
-Volleyball! We have a great Sand Volleyball court for all ages.
Ask Camp Host Curtis to help you check out the volleyball!
-Basketball, we have a basketball hoop available for everyone to
use. We do need you to bring your own ball for this one.
-Horseshoes! Lots of fun! Located in Bud’s Grove.
-Shuffleboard. Under the shade of Bud’s Grove we have a shuffleboard
-Badminton- lots of fun to play in the summer sun.
-Bocce Ball. Not just for old, Italian men, this is always a fun
game to play for older kids and adults.
Fun games to bring with you from home:
-Frisbee! Frisbee is a very popular and fun activity to play in the
-Bring your bikes!!! Kids love to pedal the campground loop! Scooters need
concrete and we don’t have any of that.
-Beanbag toss- we are seeing this fun game more and more. Make sure you
include it on your next visit.
-Soccer! Bring a soccer ball. Endless hours of fun!
-Washers is pretty easy to pack along and provides endless hours of fun for
the littles and the bigs!
Other Games that take just a bit of planning:
-Sing alongs (think the cup song that Girl Scouts sing). Google some
lyrics, or just sing what you love!
-Nature Art projects that kids can lead themselves.
-Color scavenger hunt (bring along some water based paints and brushes, and
a few sheets of paper/paper bags)
-Camping themed story stones, have the kids tell each other bedtime stories
from their story stones.
If we’ve forgotten to mention some of your favorite camping games, for
littles or bigs, be sure to let us know what we missed! We look forward to
seeing you here on the Kern, very soon! Check out our website for more information!