When creating your cabin packing list, you’ll want to include the essentials—bug spray, sunscreen, a warm jacket, maybe a headlamp.
Don’t forget about entertainment. Most of us are used to having 24/7 access to games, videos, and movies on our phones and tablets. But depending on where you’re headed, internet service might be spotty—if you have it at all.
And besides, isn’t the whole point of a cabin vacation to spend quality time together, face to face? Unplugging for a few days might be just what the doctor ordered.
Thankfully, there are plenty of fun, engaging activities you can do while camping—no electrical outlets required!
Think variety. A menu of games and activities will ensure everyone has an amazing time and feels included. Here are some tried-and-tested ideas for what to bring to a cabin.
Lawn games bring the whole group together, whether you’re with friends or family. Here are some outdoor favorites for your trip:
- Giant Jenga (adult version) – Did someone say Jell-O shots?
- Portable Badminton – Perfect for couples and foursomes.
- Yardzee (Yard Yahtzee) – Break out the giant wooden dice and get ready for some fun.
- Cornhole – Everyone’s favorite party game.
- Light-Up Bocce Ball – Play day or night with a glow-in-the-dark set.
- Twister Ultimate – A bigger mat with twice the number of spots.
Water balloon games are a summertime favorite. From dodgeball to water balloon toss, you’ll be amazed at the number of games you can play with a bag of quick-fill balloons and a water spigot!
Polaroid cameras still haven’t lost their magic. It’s why these classic point-and-shoot cameras are making a comeback. Polaroid photos have a washed-out, soft light that rivals any Instagram filter.
Kids love snapping instant photos of their siblings and friends in awkward moments. Adults love Polaroid cameras for group shots. It’s a win-win.
Scavenger Hunt Card Game
Keeping kids entertained can be a challenge on camping trips. This easy-to-understand nature-themed scavenger hunt game is the perfect way to get the kiddos outside and explore the environment—no screens or batteries required!
More suggested items for your cabin trip:
- Deck of cards/board games
- Bird-spotting guide
- S’mores fixings
- Inflatable floats (for the pool or lake)
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