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Best Family Camping Activities for the Fall

Sunny seasons are no doubt the ones that are mostly associated with outdoor family activities and travel. Fall, however, can also have its share of fun for the whole family. If you’re wondering about camping activities that you can share with the family, have a look at the five below and pick the ones you feel would fit best.

One important thing to remember before you leave for the camping trip is to ensure your house is safe by setting up security cameras before you leave. These have been proved to be the single most effective deterrent to burglary and you can camp peacefully, secure in the knowledge that your house will remain secure.


This one is fun enough, and it does not have to involve a lot. Once you travel to your campsite, set up camp and do this activity for the first day when everyone is likely still tired and wants to relax. This gives you a chance to teach the kids about nature and different types of birds.

Cards in the Dark

If you’re all up for a fun game of cards, why not take advantage of the naturally dark state of most campsites and play a round of cards in the dark? Use fun glow-in-the-dark and waterproof cards which will give everyone hours of fun. You can find these cards easily enough online and can pack them in a backpack as they take up very little space and are therefore perfect for packing alongside other games.

Tell Stories While Roasting Marshmallows

This classic campsite activity will never go out of season. Build a toasty fire to keep warm, then sit around it and exchange stories or even play a game of ‘broken telephone’ or any of its variants. Roast some marshmallows as well and pass the time, probably even planning the next day’s activities. To avoid a smoky fire that’s uncomfortable to sit around, use seasoned firewood, which is described as that which has a moisture content of 20%.

Pick and Carve Pumpkins

Pumpkins are in season, and the next best thing after a warm, hearty pumpkin pie is carved pumpkins. Hone your skills and pass them down to your children, or even learn a new thing or two from them. The only limit to this activity is the imagination, which makes it a fun way to pass the time for children and adults alike. You can kick it up a notch and have a pumpkin carving competition with the winner getting a prize that will be sure to inspire everyone to do their best. The winning pumpkin could be put up on display for a while when you get back home, giving the winner gratification and setting the stage for future pumpkin carving competitions.

Play Flashlight Tag

As long as the children are old enough, you can get a flashlight each and start a game of flashlight tag as it will get dark earlier in the fall. Set the rules and make sure that no one is likely to wander too far from your campsite or get in trouble. The fun you have will give everyone a good rush that will let you all have a good night’s sleep afterward. To get the most out of this game, use Lithium-Ion batteries which have a cycle life that’s 75 times greater than you would get with VRLA batteries.

Pack a first aid kit with the essentials, some pest repellent, and head out for a fun break camping this fall. With some preparation, you will have a great time with your family, getting ready for colder weather to come. Find more activities to make sure you all enjoy camping before you travel back, and make memories that will carry you all through to the next time you’re out camping.

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