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Fun Summer Camping Ideas

Summertime means fun, it means family, it also means spending as much time as you can outdoors. Our family loves to explore nature. I notice it puts us all in a better mood too.

I’ve seen so many updates recently about families going camping so I thought I would touch base on my must-haves and ideas for your next outdoor adventure! Today I will be discussing snacks, games, decor and even a few bug-repellent tips.

Snack Ideas

Camping-Inspired Chocolates from Seattle Chocolates

These chocolate truffle bars from Seattle Chocolates are definitely camping-worthy.

Seattle Chocolates PB&J Truffle Bar & Seattle Chocolates S’mores Truffle Bar

We also added another favorite to the mix, Lemon Ice:


These chocolate bars can be used for some amazing recipes that are featured directly on the Seattle Chocolates website. Here are a few of our favorites that we want to try on our next camping adventure:

Chocolate Pizza

This pizza would be amazing cooked on the grill. Super easy and delicious! I can’t think of anything my family would love more.

White Chocolate Coconut & Banana S’more Bars

Take your next camping trip to the next level with these S’more Bars. Chop up the S’mores Truffle Bar for a fun, unexpected twist.

Ice Cream In A Bag

Source: Growing a Jeweled Rose

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For this recipe, you only need the following: heavy whipping cream or half and half, vanilla and sugar.

Summer Sun Tea


These teas are made in the sun and perfect for on-the-go.

Fun Games

Giant Jenga

Source: A Beautiful Mess


This massive jenga looks so amazingly fun. Use 2 4 pieces to make a super-sized version of the famous stacking game. See full instructions here.

Slip N’ Slide

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This is perfect for summer camping trips. It’s hot enough already so why not cool down with some water games?

Camping Decor



These plates are not just cute, they are functional too. Go all out with your next camping adventure.

Kid Favors


What? Who said camping couldn’t be fun!? These party favor boxes might be a nice little treat for your camping kiddos.

DIY Insect Repellent



Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away.

Tea Tree Oil


Tea tree oil has been said to fight off ticks and other bugs. To make a home remedy tick repellent, simply mix about two ounces or so of tea tree oil with water. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and spray on yourself and your family.

If you have anything to add, please comment below! We would love to see some of your camping ideas! Also, while you are at it, make sure you check out Seattle Chocolates and stock up on the latest goodies!

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