Are you going camping this summer? Looking for activities to keep the boys entertained and excited? I've gathered up a few great ideas on things to do at night while camping. When night falls, there are lots of alternatives to telling scary stories around the campfire. I rounded up some great ideas of nighttime activities to keep the boys busy and engaged until bedtime.

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This post is part of the Summer Survival Series for Moms of Boys – see all the posts from the whole summer here


8 Telescoping and other nighttime camping activities:


Telescoping while camping


Nature Scavenger Hunt


Backcountry Jello


Strap a Headlamp to a Jug of Water to Make Ambient Light in the tent – great for telling stories! 


Banana Boats


Learn About and Identify the Constellations


Campfire Oranges


Starry Night Flash Night


Glowstick lanterns


Scavenger hunt – this is so much fun to not just for camping but for hiking too. At night, change the items to things in the tent or that you might see, like stars in the sky, an owl, or a campfire.

Check out this website for even more camp goodness! Do you go camping with kids? What do you do to keep them busy and entertained while learning about the outdoors?



Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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3 thoughts on “Things To Do At Night While Camping with Boys

  1. Than you!

    Posted on April 11, 2020 at 10:43 pm