Camping is about having fun with the people who matter most in your life. It’s a place you can step away from work concerns, car pools, and household responsibilities. It’s also a place to play and games are a great way to get that party started. We’d like to suggest a few games you can revisit and get the family involved in having some fun.
A Deck of Cards
We loved playing cards as kids and we knew a wide array of games that could be played with that simple deck of 52. You’d be surprised how much fun today’s kids can still enjoy the games of old when you have the time to relax and teach them the rules. Show them how to play War, Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Cribbage, Rummy, and Double Solitaire. They’ll be working their math and strategy skills all the while enjoying a friendly competition with you.
The old favorites still rule in this arena so pack up those games and bring them along. Kids will love playing checkers, Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble, and Risk. Think of the favorites you played as a kid. They’ll be as much fun for you as they are for the little ones as you munch on some snacks and play board games at the campsite.
Bring a compass along and teach the kids how to read it. Show them how to tie knots with a simple length of rope. Puzzles are always a good way to spend time together and so are Jax, marbles, and paper airplanes.
Playing as a family doesn’t have to be complicated and doesn’t have to require batteries or an internet connection. You can make your own connection by going back to the basics. We hope to see you playing games with your kids here next year and we look forward to meeting you.