Adventurous Kids Camp Games.
“Let the kids befriend the nature!”

Pull out the Tents, Light the Bonfire, Gear up for kids camp games, Ignite the Barbeque, Power up the Flash lights, Cuddle up the Kids…

A weekend camping trip with family & friends is a refreshing break for everybody from the daily grind of urban life. So let’s pack up & set the engines rolling for an adventure ride!


Whether one is planning to send their kids on a summer camp, or one is up for an "Extended Family” camping trip to a country side, there is one main item that one should never forget to carry along, rather it should be on the top of the checklist i.e. kids camp games.

Being away from hustle & bustle of city and coming close to nature, camping provides an excellent opportunity for the parents to inculcate love and regards for Mother Nature in their kids as well as help pick up certain skills like listening, observing, stalking, taking precautions etc.

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Here is a comprehensive checklist of the items that one may use while packing up for a family camping trip.

So, Put on your gear & Pack your Kits…b’coz kids gonna Rock the Woods with kids camp games!

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Drums of Heaven

Age Group: 5-12 years

Game Objective: In this fun kids camp game kids have to follow the sound to reach its source.

Game Learning: Acoustic skills.

No. of Players: A group of 5-10 kids.

Materials Required:

  • Some Handkerchiefs to blindfold.
  • A small kid’s drum.

How to Play:

  • Find a clear area around the camp.
  • Ask the kids to spread around.
  • Blindfold them.
  • Appoint a drummer (not blindfolded) and make him stand at the centre.
  • The drummer will beat the drum loudly & intermittently.
  • The blindfolded kids will try to follow the drum beat and approach the drummer step by step.
  • The drummer has to lower the drum sound as the kids come closer.
  • When a kid reaches the drummer he has to remove his blindfolds and stand behind him.
  • Similarly, other kids will also join him one by one and form a straight line behind the drummer.
  • When all the kids have reached the drummer they all will start an army march.

My Tip :

  • Just ensure that the play area is clear of any hazardous obstacle like pits and fallen branches etc. Trees and bushes will only add spice to this wonderful kids camp game!

Knock the Commander

Age Group: 9-12 years

Game Objective: In this exciting kids camp game teams have to knock down the other team’s Commander.

Game Learning: Physical agility and defense.

No. of Players: 12 and above

Materials Required:

  • Two buckets.
  • Lots of Sponge balls.
  • Water supply.

How to Play:

  • Find a clear area around the camp.
  • Mark a rectangular play area, around 60x40 steps.
  • Divide it into half and name the halves as “Everest” & “Pacific”.
  • From the center line or dividing line take 6 steps on both the sides and draw another line.
  • Label this area on the both the sides as “Red Zone” that means no player can stand in this zone.
  • Make two teams and let them take one half each.
  • Both the teams will secretly choose their “Commander” and make his identity know to the Referee.
  • Put a bucket filled with water and soaked sponge balls at the center of each half.
  • Each team has to tag the Commander of the other team, whose identity is not known to them, by throwing soaked sponge balls at them.
  • Both teams have to defend their Commander in such a way that his identity remains a secret and at the same time identify and tag the other team’s Commander.
  • The players can take any number of hits on themselves in order to shield their Commander.
  • As none of the players, except the Commander, on both the sides can enter the “Red Zone” this ensure that a minimum gap is always maintained between the two teams.
  • All the players can go out of the outer boundary to fetch the stray balls except the Commander.
  • The referee has to keep a close watch during the entire course of the game and will blow the whistle the moment Commander of a team is hit.
  • The team who has tagged the opponent’s Commander first WINS this cool kids camp game.

My Tip :

  • Besides having fun and beating the heat in the summer camp by throwing water soaked sponge balls at each other, the kids will learn some very fine social skills like team work and coordination.

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Hunters & Stalkers

Age Group: 8-12 years

Game Objective: In this wonderful kids camp games the teams have to accomplish a task before their opponents.

Game Learning: Observation, coordination and speed.

No. of Players: 10 or more.

Materials Required:

  • Blue & green flags, 2 each.
  • 2 small flashlights.
  • A piece of chalk.

How to Play:

  • Before the game starts, hide a “Green Flag” at a fair distance from the camp and a “Blue Flag” in the close proximity to the green flag.
  • The flags can either be hung on a tree or hidden in the bushes.
  • Make 2 outline maps. “Green Map” indicating the location of the green flag from the camp base and “Blue Map” indicating the location of the blue flag from the point of location of green flag.
  • Make 2 teams and name them “Green Hunters” and “Blue Stalkers”.
  • Give a Green Flag, a piece of chalk, a flashlight and the Green Map to Green Hunters.
  • Give a Blue Flag, a flashlight and the Blue Map to Blue Stalkers.
  • Let the Green Hunters leave for the flag hunt at least a couple of minutes before the Blue Stalkers.
  • The Blue Stalkers, till that time, will wait inside a tent. So that they cannot see in which direction the Green Hunters have left.
  • Green hunters have to make the directional arrows with the chalk on the trees and rocks for Blue stalkers to follow.
  • Blue Hunters, when their time starts, will have to figure out quickly where the Green Hunters have gone by following the directional arrows marked by them.
  • Both will carry their respective maps with them to reach their target. But Blue Stalkers have no choice except to stalk the Green Hunters till they find their green flag and from that point they can trace their Blue Flag as indicated in the map.
  • The teams after finding their flags have to first, plant the other flag they brought with them on the ground and then rush back to the camp base with the prize flag.
  • The first team (the flag bearer) to return to the camp base is the Winner!!!

My Tip :

  • Play this game in the evening just before dusk. The fun will begin when the teams may want to use their flashlights to read the maps or read the directional arrows but avoiding it so that the opposition may not come to know their location by following the light.

Memory Jogger

Age Group: 5-12 years

Game Objective: In this kids camp game kids have to exercise their memory power.

Game Learning: Memory and observation

No. of Players: A group of 10 kids.

Materials Required:

  • 10 different items like – leaves, rocks, acorns, tree bark, flowers, sticks, seedpods, shells, mushrooms, shrubs etc.
  • 2 bandanas or handkerchiefs.
How to Play:

  • Spread all the 10 items distinctly on a bandana and cover them with another one.
  • Call all the kids and remove the cover bandana for 10 seconds.
  • Let the kids observe the items.
  • Put the cover back and ask the kids to write down the name of as many items as they can recall.
  • Allocate 1 point for each correct item and if a child has enlisted an item that no one has written then award 2 points for it.
  • Tally the scores and the kid with maximum correct answers WINS this kids camp game!

My Tip :

  • A very good kids summer camp game through which kids will come close to nature. It also jogs the memory power and observation skills of the kids.

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Memory Collector

Age Group: 5 to 12 years

Game Objective: In this kids camp game kids have to collect the items shown to them within a fixed time.

Game Learning: Observation and memory

No. of Players: A group of 10 kids.


Materials Required:

  • 10-15 different items like – sand, leaves, rocks, acorns, tree bark, flowers, sticks, seedpods, shells, mushrooms, shrubs etc.
  • A bandana or handkerchief.
  • Some paper carry bags or shopping bags.
How to Play:

  • Spread all the 10 items distinctly on the ground and cover them with a bandana.
  • Call all the kids and remove the bandana for 10 seconds.
  • Let the kids observe the items.
  • Put the cover back and hand over a carry bag to every kid.
  • Ask them to collect the duplicate of the items that they have seen from the camp surroundings.
  • Fix the time, say 10 minutes.
  • Once the time is up, tally the scores and the kid with maximum correct items in his bag WINS this kids camp game!

My Tip :

  • A very good kids summer camp game through which kids will come close to nature. It also jogs the memory power and observation skills of the kids.

Chase The Pony

Age Group: 4 to 12 years

Game Objective: A kids camp game in which players have to stalk silently.

Game Learning: Observation and timing the moves.

No. of Players: 10 or more.

Materials Required:

  • A whistle.
  • A bushy and woody play area

How to Play:

  • Appoint a “Pony” among the kids.
  • Fix the game time to 15 minutes.
  • Give Pony a whistle and a watch and make him count to 100 with closed eyes standing at the centre of the play area.
  • Rest of the kids, who are Stalkers, will hide themselves behind the bushes and trees in the meantime.
  • After counting to 100 the Pony will slowly start roaming around in the play area.
  • Other kids will smartly try to come closer to him without coming into his notice.
  • If the Pony sees a stalker and calls out his name, then that player must get Frozen at that very point and cannot move further after that.
  • This will continue and the stalkers will try to come closer and closer to the Pony.
  • Pony will blow the whistle when the time is over and all the stalkers must stand still after that.
  • The stalker closest to the Pony WINS!!!

My Tip :

  • This simple yet interesting kids camp game allows the kids to mingle with the nature and fill their lungs with fresh & clean air.

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Tom & Jerry

Age Group: 4-12 years

Game Objective: A entertaining kids camp game that makes them learn how animals hunt for their food daily.

Game Learning: Patience, alertness and persistence.

No. of Players: 10 or more

Materials Required:

  • Some juice bottles.
  • Some blindfolds.

How to Play:

  • Make two teams.
  • One team is called “Tom” and other is called “Jerry”.
  • Make a circle large enough such that all the players can freely accommodate in that.
  • Blindfold the team Tom and make them stand in a scattered pattern in the circle.
  • The legs of Tom should be wide open such that a bottle of juice can easily be placed between them.
  • Tom must stand stationary and cannot move their legs.
  • Now, team Jerry will quietly enter the circle and their objective is to steal all the juice bottles from team Tom without alerting them.
  • While doing so if Tom suspects that Jerry is close by and trying to steal the bottle, he will point exactly in the same direction and shout “Jerry” to tag him.
  • If Tom is correct then Jerry is “Out”.
  • Tom will get 2 chances to call correctly and if he is incorrect in his 3rd call he will be Out and that juice bottle will be given to the nearest Jerry.
  • Tom can also move his hand around standing at his place in order to tag Jerry.
  • If team Jerry is successful in stealing all the juice bottles…they WIN!
  • If team Tom is successful is tagging all the Jerrys before that…they WIN this amazing kids camp game.

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Hail Storm

Age Group: 9-12 years

Game Objective: A typical summer camp game for kids that would make kids go crazy and a little drenched.

Game Learning: Catching

No. of Players: At least 12 kids. More the better!

Materials Required:

  • Lots of white sponge balls.
  • Some empty juice bottles and soda cans.
  • A big bucket full of water.
  • A red marking tape.
  • A clothesline.
  • Some full sized bed sheets.
  • Some clothe clips.

How to Play:

  • Tie the clothesline between two trees at a reasonable height, say 6 feet.
  • Create a temporary wall by hanging the bed sheets on the clothesline side by side.
  • The wall width should be at least 15 to 18 feet.
  • The bed sheets should touch the ground level completely.
  • Use clothe clips to hold the sheets together and seal any visible gaps.
  • On one side of the wall, make a square considering the wall as one of its sides i.e. if the virtual wall is 18 feet wide then, the square will be of 18 x 18 feet.
  • On the other side of the wall make a semi circle taking the wall as its diameter.
  • Mark them with the marker tape.
  • Appoint an adult scorekeeper.
  • Make two teams and let them take their sides opposite to each other.
  • Both the teams should not be visible to each other and must stay within their boundaries.
  • Give a large bucket full of water with lots of soaked sponge balls in it to the side standing on the semi circle side of the wall.
  • Also give some other items like empty soda cans and plastic juice bottles to the same team.
  • The game starts with the score keeper yelling “Hail Storm!”
  • The kids on the semi circle side will start tossing the sponge balls and other stuff over the other side of the wall, one by one or simultaneously.
  • The kids on the other side of the wall (square side) must run around within the square to catch all the showering items.
  • The kids catching the sponge balls etc must stuff them in their pockets or inside their shirts. Any fallen item cannot be picked up again.
  • The sponge balls that have fallen outside the square boundary cannot be touched.
  • This will continue till all the items have been exhausted by the throwing team.
  • The score keeper will total the score. Every item caught will add one point, every item dropped within the square boundary will deduct one point and any item landed outside the boundary will give two bonus points to the catching team.
  • Teams will change sides and other side will now get the chance to do the catching and accumulate points.
  • Once both the side’s turn is over, score keeper will tally the scores and the side with more points WINS this cool kids camp game!

My Tip :

  • This kids camp game can also be played as a fun water game between neighbors on a hot sunny day. If you have a common wall that’s good, otherwise, use the same technique to make your own virtual wall and get going… Get drenched with kids and beat the heat!

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