Camping is an excellent break from reality that many people love to do with their families, friends, or alone. It can pass the empty time on breaks, reduce stress, increase bonding, and more as well as it usually doesn’t require traveling as far as other pastimes. But camping a lot can lead to quick boredom if you go to the same campsites often because you can run out of ideas for what to do in the time.
You have time to cook over the fire, swim or fish in nearby water, and explore; but what happens when those run out of appeal or you already did all that? Here are some ideas for things to do when camping in the woods for fun.
Nature gives you plenty of supplies for building projects like fairy homes, play dens, sculptures, and more. For something to do, why not try building something for yourself? You can build anything that piques your interest or have someone with you choose the topic. This can also be a fun little competition or bonding activity depending on what you want to do with the idea, and you can choose amongst yourselves what sounds best.
Try finding something new you haven’t seen before in the woods on your camping trip as a fun way to collect things from around you or play a new game. It can be part of a little scavenger hunt type of game, or it can be a unique way to learn about what can be found in nature around your local area. You can take it a step further by learning about different types of plants you find, or looking for some plants in your area online then seeing if you can find them while camping.
Kids especially might like this idea, find some bugs! Bugs are interesting critters and they’re unique to every area or locality. Remember to not remove bugs from their natural habitat for long and to treat them respectfully so you don’t damage local critters, but finding them can be quite fun and you can even get bug hunt kits that let you capture them for shorter lengths of time to better investigate or look at them.
If your camping site is frequented by many people that could mean that there’s a lot or at least a little mess there either from your group or other people. Take some time to help wildlife by cleaning up your campsite before setting up and before you leave, and you can even wander farther into the nearby woods and make sure there’s no garbage that could harm wildlife. You even could learn about and create habitats or protective zones for nearby critters.
Whether you’re alone or with others, finding some new ideas for enjoyment during a woodsy camping trip can be quite excellent for your knowledge and to kick any leftover boredom or stress lingering from your own home life or lack of things to do. It can be really fun to try something new when you go camping, and if you find something that you particularly like on this list you can even make it a permanent part of your camping habits.
It can also help to give anyone you bring along this list of ideas to try to encourage agreement on one or more entertainment options for the next camping trip you take.