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Camping Scavenger Hunt (2 Printable Versions!)

Grab these two free Camping Scavenger hunt printables to give the kids an activity while out in nature. One for younger children included!

Are you getting ready for your next camping trip and looking for fun ideas for kids of all ages? Well, I have a good idea for you!

Everyone loves a good scavenger hunt, especially kids. So today I have two different versions of a free printable camping scavenger hunt for you to use along with the other fun ideas you’ve come up with.

You can even get the older kids involved with this family fun activity since it can be a competition. The fastest time gets to choose dinner, small prizes, some money, sleep in the best tent… make it fun!!

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If you want to get crafty before your camping trip, check out my DIY camping hat tutorial or make everyone their own personalized mug to use!

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Why Do a Scavenger Hunt While Camping?

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The short answer is that a scavenger hunt is a great way to keep your kids busy and the best part, is they are fun! It’s also a fun way to get them to enjoy what’s around them and see things they might not normally see.

A scavenger hunt can also be a great way to open conversations about things in nature and to hear what your kids think about the specific object and then a great teaching opportunity for you to tell them more.

There are a few different ways to use the nature scavenger hunt. You can have each person participating find the object and check the box on the printable scavenger hunt.

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Or if you are allowing electronics, each person (or small groups of parent and child) can take a picture of the item on the list and share it with the rest of the family members or friends once they are finished.

For some of the items, you can make a sensory scavenger hunt out of it and have your child touch the nature item and describe what it’s like. Using all five senses, they can describe what it feels, sounds, looks, smells, and possibly tastes like (but the last one will probably be limited, lol!) Just be careful for the poison ivy!!

Make it a little friendly competition by having walky-talkies so you can yell that you’ve found something or scavenger hunt clues (or as a way to keep track of the kiddos!)

What’s Included in Camping Scavenger Hunt Printable

I’ve included two different scavenger hunts with printables.

The first free camping scavenger hunt is for older children that can read. The fun camping scavenger hunt list includes a list of items such as moss, feather, berries, muddy rock, and more. There is a checkbox next to each item to find to keep track of their finds. This printable would be great for a nature walk!

camping scavenger hunt printable

Make sure not to leave the younger kids out! The littles will have so much fun running around looking for different camping accessories.

The second outdoor scavenger hunt is for young children that can’t quite read or early readers and need to stay close. This campground scavenger hunt has pictures of different items that you can find at a campsite.

camping scavenger hunt

If you are looking for other scavenger hunt ideas, make sure to check out our gratitude scavenger hunt and holiday scavenger hunt

Camping Scavenger Hunt PDF

As with all my free printables, these are for personal use only! Please no selling or redistributing of PDF files. Thank you!

Simply click on the download button below and the 2 versions of the camping scavenger list will automatically pop up to download into a PDF file. Print on any home printer.

The camping scavenger hunts are in color but you can print them out in black and white too. Print as many copies as you have campers wanting to go on a fun scavenger hunt! (no need to enter an email address)

Another easy way to have fun with the whole family while camping is to do a treasure hunt. Sofestive.com has some great ideas for a family treasure hunt or grab a family camping bingo game printable!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

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