7 Things to Do When it's Raining at the Campsite

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No matter how much you plan ahead, you simply can’t control the weather. Sometimes it rains on your camping trip, and that’s just the way it goes. But with a little creativity, you can turn these potentially dreadful days into some of the most memorable of your trip!

1. Play A Board Game

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It’s always a good idea to take a pack of cards and a board game or two when you’re going camping, so that if it starts raining, you can sit down in the tent and still have a good time. Some of our favorite games are Catan, Yahtzee, Carcassone, and Monopoly.

2. Take A Rain Hike

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Things look different in the rain. Get your rain boots (hopefully you checked the weather forecast ahead of time), grab an umbrella, and go explore the outdoors! See what kinds of interesting creatures you can find, and embrace the mud.

3. Have A Puddle Contest

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Splashing in puddles is the best way to have fun during a rainy day. Take advantage of the campground and have a contest. Give everyone a turn to compete for the highest splashes or jumps, and make sure to create a prize for the winner!

4. Read A Book

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There is nothing better than being able to enjoy a book while listening to the sound of rain hitting a tent. Catch up on your reading that you pushed aside, and enjoy it in the calmness of nature.

5. Draw, Paint, or Color

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Coloring books are not just for little children to enjoy, you can get lots of coloring books for adults nowadays. So when you’re packing your bag, don’t forget the colored pencils and water colors. Make it a group experience by holding a coloring contest.

6. Tell Stories

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While sitting around in your cozy tent, be sure to tell plenty of stories. One of our favorite things to do is play a game called “Pass The Story.” This is an interactive storytelling game where one person starts telling a story, then passes a ball to another to keep the story going.

7. Visit Local Attractions

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Do a quick online search, ask your CampKeeper, or check your confrimation email from Tentrr to find local museums or interpretation centers near you. Spend the day inside getting to know the local area and discover what it has to offer.

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