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Camping Jokes – Fireside Laughter for the Whole Family

By Elisha Baba


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Camping jokes are the perfect fireside activity for all ages to enjoy. If you have kids around, it’s a great way to connect with them because they love telling and hearing jokes, even if they roll their eyes at the concept.

Camping Jokes - Fireside Laughter for the Whole Family

No matter their reaction, as long as you don’t poke fun, laughing together is one of the best ways to grow closer to someone. This practice shouldn’t stop when you’re camping. In fact, it’s the perfect opportunity to build on the theme.

Why Would You Need Camping Jokes?

Camping jokes are not a necessity when camping, but they are a good thing. Telling camping jokes has many benefits for you and your family.

The more interesting activities you can do while camping, the better.

Benefits of Camping Jokes

  • No Internet – telling camping jokes is a great way to take advantage of the lack of internet
  • Warm Up the Crowd – camping jokes are a wonderful icebreaker that can help you relax everyone
  • Bonding – telling jokes of any kind can help you bond with the people you are spending time with
  • Vulnerability – telling a joke can make you vulnerable in a good way because you’re not sure how it will go and whether or not people will laugh
  • Listening – kids and adults alike should practice listening to each other, and camping jokes can help with that
  • Critical Thinking – when you use a clever riddle or pun, kids will have to put on their thinking caps to figure it out, which builds confidence and critical thinking skills
  • Vocabulary and Spelling – when you’re camping for the first time, take advantage of the camping jokes and use vocabulary related to what you’re doing (ex. Citronella, biodegradable, canteen)
  • Staying Positive – telling camping jokes can help keep spirits up if boredom sets in or bugs keep pestering

54 Best Camping Jokes

Camping jokes that you make up are the best kind. But don’t feel bad about stealing from the camping joke backpack with jokes that steal the crowd’s attention every time.

General Jokes

  1. Why didn’t the elephant pack a bag on his camping trip? Because he already had a trunk.
  2. If you have three sleeping bags in one hand and three in the other hand, what do you have? Pretty big hands.
  3. Have you heard about the camper that broke his left arm and left leg on his last camping trip? Well, he’s all right now.
  4. How do you prevent your sleeping bag from stretching out? Don’t sleep too LONG in it.
  5. My teen son said he wanted to go camping so we could spend time together. I was so excited! Until I realized we would be camping at Best Buy so we could get a PS5 tomorrow morning.
  6. I asked my llama if his distant cousin wanted to go camping. Ecstatic, he ran off screaming, “Alpaca tent!”.
  7. A camper was paddling on a river in winter. Feeling cold, she lit a fire in her boat. Soon though, she realized that you couldn’t have your kayak and heat it too.
  8. Camping is where you spend a lot of money to live like a homeless person.
  9. It only costs a few dollars to get into our local aquarium if you’re camping nearby or dressed like a dolphin. That’s right, for all in tents and porpoises, it’s free!
  10. How do computer programmers make more money in the summer? They take part-time jobs helping campers get rid of bugs.

RV Jokes

  1. How many RVers does it take to change a light bulb? Only one… the others are dealing with their greywater issues.
  2. RV having fun yet?
  3. A man who had recently arrived at the campground noticed a dog resting beside an RVer who was relaxing in a lawn chair.
    “Excuse me, sir, does your dog bite?” the newly arrived camper asked.
    The RVer looked up and replied, “Nope.”
    So the camper walked toward the dog, but it began growling viciously. The man quickly backed away and then yelled angrily, “You said your dog didn’t bite!”
    The RVer nodded and muttered, “That ain’t my dog.”
  4. A motorhome got stuck in a muddy hole on a gravel road. After a few minutes, a passing farmer drove by on a tractor and offered to pull him out for just $100. After the RV was back on dry ground, the RVer said to the farmer, “You must be making a pretty penny pulling rigs out of this mud night and day!”

“Well,” said the farmer, “I only pull people out during the day. At night I have to haul water to fill up the mudhole.”

  1. A cop pulls over a reckless driver of an RV.
    Cop: I am going to have to arrest you for driving while under the influence.
    Guy: You can’t arrest me; I am already home.

Tent Jokes

  1. Why is it never relaxing when two couples go camping together? It’s two tents.
  2. If you ever get cold when camping, just stand in the corner of your tent for a while. They’re around 90 degrees.
  3. Got camping insurance, but of course, if someone steals my tent in the middle of the night, then I’m no longer covered.
  4. I was out camping when a monk tried to sell me flowers, but I said, “No!” I like to do what I can to prevent florist friars.
  5. You can’t run through a campsite. You can only ran – because it’s past tents.
  6. What’s brown, hairy, and may be found in a tent? A coconut camping.

Dad Jokes

  1. What do fir trees always remember to bring when camping near the water? Their swimming trunks.
  2. What kind of chair is good at yoga? A folding chair.
  3. What’s another name for a sleeping bag? A nap sack.
  4. What do you call a camper without a nose or a body? Nobodynose.
  5. What kind of footwear do frogs wear camping in the summer? Open toad shoes.
  6. What do you call a bear without teeth? A gummy bear.
  7. What do you call a murderer who goes camping? Criminal intent.
  8. What did the mountain climber say to the camper who gave him directions? Thanks, that really Alps me out.
  9. Have you heard about the man who shopped for camouflage tents the other day? He didn’t see any.
  10. Be sure to take warm clothes when camping in the Andes. That place is Chile.
  11. The mountains in Switzerland are amazing. And their flag is a big plus too.
  12. I slept like a log last night. I woke up on a campfire…
  13. If you’re camping in the woods, how can you tell if you see a dogwood tree? By its bark.
  14. Why don’t mummies like to go camping? They’re afraid to relax – and unwind!
  15. Did you hear about the kidnapping in the woods? Don’t worry – he woke up.
  16. When going to the restroom in the woods, you’re going to have to use the facilitrees!

Knock Knock Camping Jokes

  1. Knock, knock!
    Who’s there?
    RV! RV who?
    RV there yet?
  2. Knock, knock!
    Who’s there?
    Canoe who?
    Canoe come out and play?
  3. Knock, knock!
    Who’s there?
    Scold. Scold who?
    ‘Scold outside the tent tonight.

Country Jokes

  1. One day, Ace and Cletus were hunting deer. Suddenly a man came running out of the bushes, yelling, “Don’t shoot! Don’t shoot! I’m not a deer!” Ace pointed his gun and shot the man dead. Cletus said, “Ace, why did you shoot that man? He said he wasn’t a deer!” And Ace replied, “Oh! I thought he said he WAS a deer!”
  2. Give a man a fish, and you feed him for one day. But teach a man to fish, and you get rid of him for an entire weekend.
  3. Two new deer hunters decided to split up to increase their chances of success. “What if we get lost?” said one of them.
    “Fire three times up in the air, every hour on the hour,” said the other, “I saw it on TV. It will work.” Sure enough, one of the hunters gets lost, so he fires three times up into the air every hour on the hour. But it wasn’t until the next day that they found each other. The other hunter finds his friend with the help of the ranger. “Why didn’t you do what I said?” asked the hunter.
    “I did! I fired three times up into the air every hour on the hour…until I ran out of arrows.”
  4. A bear walks into a restaurant and says, “I’d like water …and some of those fries.” The server says, “Sure, but why the big paws?”
  5. Ace and Celtus go on a fishing trip to Canada and come back with only three fish, and Cletus says, “The way I figure it, Ace, each of them fish cost us $400.”
    “Well. At that price, it’s a good thing we didn’t catch any more of ’em than we did.”

Long Camping Jokes

  1. While sitting around the campfire, a boy asks his dad, “Dad, are bugs okay to eat?”

“That’s disgusting. Don’t talk about things like that over dinner,” the dad replies.

After supper, the father asks, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me about bugs?”

“Oh, nothing,” the boy says. “There was a bug in your soup, but it’s gone now.”

  1. A 12-year-old boy goes on a camping trip for the first time in the woods with his dad. After they have set up camp, the boy asks his dad where he can go to the toilet. “That’s the beauty of camping in the woods,” the father replies, “You can go to the toilet wherever you want.”
    After a few minutes, the young boy wanders back to the campfire. “So, where did you go to the bathroom then, son?” The father asks.
    “In your tent,” the boy replies.
  2. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson go camping. After eating their dinner around the campfire, they go to the tent to go to sleep. A few hours later, Sherlock wakes up. “Watson, are you awake?” He asks.
    “Yes sir. What is it?” Answers Watson.
    “Look up at the sky and tell me what you see.” Asks Holmes.

“I see millions of stars,” says Watson.
“And what does that tell you, Watson?” asks Holmes.

“Well,” says Dr. Watson, “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and millions of planets. Astrologically, I see that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is around one-quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all-powerful and that we are small and insignificant in comparison. Meteorologically, I assume that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. Why? What does it tell you, Holmes?”
Holmes is quiet for a moment, then says, “It tells me that someone has stolen our tent.”

  1. Teacher: “If I gave you two tents and another two tents and another two, how many would you have?”
    Johnny: “Seven.”
    Teacher: “No, listen carefully, Johnny. If I gave you two tents, and two more tents and another two, how many would you have?”
    Johnny: “Seven.”
    Teacher: “Let me put it to you this way. If I gave you two apples, and another two apples and another two, how many apples would you have?”
    Johnny: “Six.”
    Teacher: “Good. Now if I gave you two tents, and another two tents and another two, how many tents would you have?”
    Johnny: “Seven!”
    Teacher: “Johnny, where in the world do you get the number seven from?!”
    Johnny: “Because I already own one tent!”
  2. I went camping with my wife, kids, and mother-in-law. At night, my wife awoke to find her mother was missing. Rushing to me, she told me we needed to try to find her mother. I picked up my gun and started to look for her. In a patch of land not far from the camp, we came upon a frightening sight. My mother-in-law was backed up against a thick bush, and a large bear was facing her.
    My wife screamed, “What are we going to do?”
    “Nothing,” I shrugged. “The bear got himself into this mess; let him get himself out of it.”

Camp Riddles

  1. Give me some food, and I will live. But give me water, and I will die. What am I?
    Answer: Campfire.
  2. I have a magnet, yet I don’t stick to metal. I have a needle, yet I can’t sew. I sometimes have scales, yet I can’t weigh anything. I help you find your way, yet I’m not a map. I have N E W S on me, yet I’m not a TV. What am I?
    Answer: A compass.
  3. A man left to go camping on his horse. He left on Sunday and came back on Sunday, but he went away for ten days. How can this be?
    Answer: His horse’s name was Sunday.
  4. When you buy me, I am black. When you use me, I am red. When you’re done with me, I am gray.
    Answer: Charcoal.

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