Place some chocolate squares for your campfire s’mores into a small, brown paper bag. Write a command on the outside of the bag, such as, “Dance a jig.”
Then place that bag inside another bag, on which another silly command is written. Continue placing bags inside bags (all with silly commands on them) until you have at least one for each player.
Place the collection of bags inside of a camping backpack. Set the graham crackers and marshmallows out, but inform campers that in order to retrieve the chocolate, they must participate in the backpack game.
Have everyone sit around the campfire and begin passing the backpack as you play music. When you stop the music, the player holding the bag must open the first bag, stand up and perform the task.
Continue playing in this manner until everyone has performed a command and the bag containing the chocolate is revealed.
What better way to explore your campsite than with a scavenger hunt? Hide various pieces of camping gear for the kids to find, or make lists of things they would find in your campsite’s environment. In the woods, for instance, items to find could include an acorn, a red leaf, a piece of bark and a yellow flower.
Give them the list and have them hunt for the items. You can set a prize for the player who finds the most items within a set time period, or give a reward for everyone who completes the list during your campout.