When camping out with your kids the last thing you want them doing is the same old stuff they do at home, like video games. But to hold their interest you need some fun camping games for them to play.

Plus, camping is a good way for the family as a whole to spend time doing things together and have fun. Playing games together in the great outdoors and sunshine is very rejuvenating for everyone.

Camping Games can be purchased at retail camp stores, toy or department stores. Some fun games that you can purchase for camp playing are horse shoes, volley ball, bad mitten or darts.

A cheap, easy to carry game is marbles. They are easy to carry and all you need is the set of marbles. Take a stick and draw a circle in the dirt. Place marbles inside the circle and each player tries to shoot a marble into the circle and knock another marble out of the circle. If they do then they claim that marble. At the end the one who has claimed the most marbles wins. This is a game that both kids and parents can play together. You even have enough light to play this one in the evening around the camp fire.

The Bananagrams Word Game is another easy to carry game. The tiles are all carried in a small banana like pouch and stores easily for travel. While camping you could use a variation to this game and try to make all words be something related to the camping trip; names of trees, animals, bugs, greenery, lakes, streams, etc.

The goal is to play games that are different from those played at home daily and to make the camping experience something fun to remember.