Camping Ideas for Fun in the Water

Camping Ideas for Fun in the Water


Camping is one of the oldest, yet most popular recreational activities around today.  People never get tired of getting fresh air, sunshine, and playing in the water.   Most people today spend at least eight hours a day stuffed into an office or cubicle and hardly ever see the light of day.  For many people it’s dark when they leave home for their commute and dark when they get home.  For that reason fun in the sun and water recreation is at the top of the list of fun things to do.

For most people fun in the water means swimming, boating, skiing, or fishing.  All of those are fantastic but maybe it’s time to create or play some water games that the entire family can participate in.  Check out these two silly but fun games for new camping ideas.

  • Noodle Charades – In this game you take one of those long tube-like foam floating tubes and use it as a prop to create an object, or use it to create something you are doing.  Your friends and family must guess what the answer to your noodle charade is and the winner gets a point.  The first person to get to ten points wins.  Everyone gets a turn at noodle charades so just keep going down the line and once everyone has done it, start over if nobody has won. This game will make you laugh until your sides hurt!


  • Spin and Dive – In this game everyone stands in a circle and one person is left out.  The person left out closes their eyes while someone inside the circle puts a small but heavy object on the lake or ocean bottom (something that won’t float).  Once it’s hidden somewhere in the circle the person on the outside of the circle is allowed to come in and must dive under the water and find it with their eyes closed.  They get only three tries and if not found they are eliminated.  If they find it they get in line and when it comes to their time again they will repeat the process.  This game continues until everyone is eliminated except the winner.  All participants must stay in the game to help form the circle even after they lose.


Water games are easy to make up and fun for everyone.  It is always nice to have games where children and adults can play and compete at the same time.  Of course the adults should at times let the children win some, but not all the time.  Losing helps build character as well as winning teaches how to win graciously.

See what camping ideas for fun in the water you can come up with and make your next trip the most talked about vacation you’ve ever taken!

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One Response to “Camping Ideas for Fun in the Water”

  1. Michael Davis says:

    There are tons of exciting things you can do in the water if your campsite is near a lake, river, pool, or other body of water. Some are very active, others are for lazy relaxing days. Slip on your bathing suit and have some fun in the water.
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