10 Backyard Camping Activities


Play Outdoor Games

Bocce ball is a backyard favorite.
Bocce ball is a backyard favorite.

Nothing beats a game of catch, dodgeball, kickball or bocce before the sun goes down. Challenge your campers to a series of relay races including a three-legged race, wheelbarrow race and egg-and-spoon race. Capture the flag and hide-and-seek can also be fun activities for a backyard camping trip. Depending on the number of people camping with you, you can even expand to team sports such as two-on-two soccer. Bottom line: Get active and be imaginative. Challenge your campers to come up with a unique and imaginative spin on one of these perennial outdoor favorites.