You know that camping night without a campfire feels like there’s something missing, right? It’s just not quite the same as when you can sit around the fire, roasting marshmallows and enjoying each other’s company late into the night. You can have a fantastic time camping without a campfire, though, if you keep these five tips in mind before your trip.
1) Explore The Local Area
The first step is to explore the area around your campsite. There are plenty of interesting plants and wildlife that you may not see at home. Take a walk or bike ride in the woods, and look for berries, mushrooms, flowers, or anything else that catches your eye. If you have time (or an extra tent), set up camp somewhere new every night of your trip! It will keep you on your toes and prevent boredom.
2) Go For A Hike
If you are camping without a campfire, you can still enjoy the night by going for a hike. Plan your hike and take a flashlight or headlamp with you. Take a book to read so that you can continue reading after dark. Pack some snacks and water to make the hike more enjoyable. Bring along your camera to take pictures of the scenery. If it is warm outside, go swimming in the river or lake near where you are camping for even more fun!
Stargazing is an awesome activity to do on a camping night without a campfire. It’s best done at night, when the sky is clear and the stars are out. This can be done in any outdoor space where there is a natural light source, such as moonlight or streetlights from nearby towns. You’ll need blankets, pillows, and a flashlight for this activity. Give yourself time to get comfortable and enjoy the beauty of the nighttime sky before you start looking for constellations or planets. Look up and see what you can find!
4) Have A Picnic
The best way to enjoy a camping night without a campfire is to have a picnic! Bring your favorite food and beverages, grab some chairs and blanket, then find an outdoor space that has enough room for everyone. Maybe you want to set up your picnic in the back yard, under the stars; maybe you want to drive out into the countryside and find a clearing where there are no buildings or roads.
No matter what type of spot you choose, it’s important to remember that not all campgrounds are created equal. For example, some campsites don’t allow alcohol on the property while others are okay with BYOB (bring your own beer).
5) Play Games
Games are a great way to pass the time when you’re camping. Here are 5 of my favorite games to play while camping without a campfire:
-Charades – This is one of my favorite games because it requires no set up and it’s fun for everyone, even those who don’t like to get up and act out things. Plus, this game can be played with any number of people!
-Horseshoes – Horseshoes is a classic game that will always be a winner on the camping ground. You just need to find two sticks or poles that are about 2 feet long and place them 6 feet apart from each other in the dirt or sand. One player stands at one end of the horseshoe pit and throws a horseshoe at the opposite end trying to land it as close as possible to the stake or pole.
The other player does the same thing from their side. If you make your throw closer than your opponent, then you get 1 point; if they make their throw closer than yours, then they get 1 point. Whoever has 3 points first wins (3-0). There are many variations of this game such as rounds where you alternate players after every round. There is also a variation where there’s an object in the middle instead of a stake which adds another element to the game.
-Tic Tac Toe – Tic Tac Toe is not only one of my favorite games to play while camping without a campfire but also during any season really. All you need to do is draw three lines across whatever surface you want (paper, sidewalk) and label each line either X or O and let someone else do the same on another surface before connecting all three lines so there aren’t any unmatched spaces between them. It doesn’t matter which space goes with what letter/symbol/color; whoever gets three in row first wins.
In conclusion, camping is a fun way to spend time with family and friends. With the right resources, you can have a great time without a campfire. There are many ways to enjoy your camping night without a campfire.