A Camp Out Party provides plenty of time and space for fun. A back yard campout is a fun adventure for young children. Pack-up older children and head for a nearby park that allows camping. If you're going to a large park, call ahead to arrange a visit to the ranger station or a special tour for your guests.
Camp Out Party
Buy personalized camp out invitations or design invitiations in the shape of a tent with "flaps" that open to reveal party details. Decorate invitation with image or of a bear, dear, raccoon, or other wildlife inviting guests to join them in the outdoors. Provide a list of items to bring, such as sleeping bags, tent, tooth brush, towel and bathing suit. Invite additional parents as needed to provide adequate supervision. More Invitation tips and ideas!
Buy a personalized campout banner or decorate with balllons for the daytime and paper bag luminaries for night. More Decoration ideas!
Games & Activities
Plan a scavenger hunt or nature walk. Once it get's dark play shadow puppets, tell ghost stories and identify star constellations. More Games & Activities!
Arts & Crafts
Provide supplies for guests to make animal masks, nature collage (rocks, leaves, pine needles) or modeling clay animals. More Arts & Crafts ideas!
Serve sandwiches, chips, fruit and juice for lunch and beans and franks, mac & cheese, corn, and bake potatoes for dinner. Wake-up campers with pancakes, cereal, yogurt and juice for breakfast. Provide trail mix (nuts, m&ms, raisins) or granola bars for snacks. Make worm cupcakes or bug mountain cake for a fun dessert. Make s'mores (graham crackers, chocolate and roasted marshmallows) and hot chocolate for a campfire treat. More Fun Food ideas!
Give guests itemsthey can use during the campout and then take home as party favors, such as flash lights and waterbottles or fill a favor bag with blowing bubbles and animal crackers. More Favor ideas!
Use the National Parks stie and Camping Directory to find camp sites near you. Brush up on Ghost Stories, Star Constellations and camping craft ideas. Similar parties include Slumber Party, Nature, Barbecue and Picnic. More Party Themes!