One of my favorite things to do when camping is journaling, It’s one of the easiest times for me to write because I’m surrounded by nature. And I love capturing the moments we experience while camping. But sometimes, if I’m a little out of practice, I need some help.
Using camping journal prompts can help get the creative juices flowing and spark other ideas to fully capture your camping trip. These prompts can be especially helpful when trying to journal about a family camping trip as there are some for everyone.
Ready to get writing? Read through the list of camping journal prompts below and then grab the printable so you can get some ideas at the campsite when you’re unplugged!
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Camping Writing Prompts
Use the camping words in bold before or go a little further with the prompts under each word. Whatever helps get the words flowing!
What is your favorite adventure that you’ve gone on while camping? Least favorite?
What is your favorite animal to see while camping? Why?
What animal do you never want to see while camping? Why?
What would be the best animal to share your campsite with? Why?
What should you always keep in your backpack while camping?
What is something you would never put in your camping backpack?
If all your gear had to fit in a backpack, what would be left behind?
Places to go backpack camping
Why do you prefer to (or not to) stay in a cabin while camping?
Best things about cabins
How does the weather affect your camping trip
What is your favorite thing to do while camping? Least favorite?
What is your least favorite insect? What about your favorite insect?
Have you ever camped by a lake?
Sounds by the lake
Lantern light or starlight
Do you use a map while camping?
Reading a map
What does the moon look like when you go camping?
Would you rather camp by the mountains or the beach?
Have you ever camped in the mountains?
Favorite outdoor activity
Ways to spend rainy days outdoors
Best time to be outdoors
Favorite place to explore outdoors
What is your favorite thing to do at the park?
What do you use rope for while camping?
Why do you like (or dislike) sleeping in a sleeping bag?
Have you ever slept directly under the stars?
How do the stars look while camping versus when you’re at home
Shaded or sunny campsites
What makes a good tent?
How do you spend a rainy day in a tent?
What are the advantages or disadvantages of a camper versus a tent?
What types of trees are around you?
The tallest/shortest/prettiest/ugliest tree
Would you rather walk, run or bike around a campground?
Do you prefer to walk in the woods or on the road?
Night walks versus day walks
Camping Story Prompts
If you’re looking for more in depth camping journal prompts, use a handful of the camping words listed above to make a story around (fiction or non-fiction.)
Now write about a time where you took an adventure with a kayak under the stars and the gear you had in your backpack. If you haven’t taken that trip, write about what you’d do if you did.
Extra Activity Idea with Storytelling:
Use this to help kids use their imagination, too. If you’re telling stories around the campfire, have everyone pick a word and then have someone start the story around their word. The next person continues the same story but adds in something about their word. Continue until everyone has gone to see how silly your story has gotten!
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