Fun Winter Camping Activities

December 27, 2021

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Fun Winter Camping Activities

Has cabin fever struck your household? Are you rapidly running out of ways to keep your kids — and yourself — entertained throughout the long, cold days of winter? You should consider winter camping.

While winter camping has some big differences from summer camping, you can make it a memorable trip for you and your family with some advanced preparation. Make sure you pack enough gear to keep yourself and your children safe and comfortable. Let your imagination run wild as you plan fun winter activities for the entire family.

Winter Camping Activities for the Whole Family

Camping during the winter creates unique opportunities for lasting family memories. Check out these ideas for fun winter camping activities:


  • Make snow angels: Making snow angels is an easy and fun activity for kids and adults of all ages.
  • Build a snow fort: Pack the snow into walls or other shapes to make a snow fort or igloo. Help your children design a safe snow fort that won’t collapse.
  • Sit around a campfire: Warm up around a campfire after playing in the snow all day. Drink hot chocolate, roast marshmallows, hotdogs, or another warm treat, and share your favorite winter memories.
  • Go on a snowmobiling trip: Whether you own a snowmobile or you’re renting one for the day, snowmobiling is a fun activity for a whole family. Many state parks have designated snowmobile trails, or you can attach a sled or tube to your snowmobile and pull your kids behind you in an open field.
  • Try sledding: Find a safe, snow-covered hill and use your favorite sled, tube, or saucer for a fun downhill thrill. Ensure the hill is free of rocks, trees, and other obstacles to stay safe.
  • Go ice fishing: If you’re camping near a frozen lake, you may be able to find an ice fishing outrigger that supplies the tools you need to catch a fish of epic proportions.
  • Have fun ice skating or playing hockey: If ice fishing isn’t your family’s thing, you can try your hand at ice skating or a game of hockey. Skating or playing hockey outdoors will be a different experience from a rink and may spark a lifelong interest.


Learn More About DutchWare Today

Whether you’re going on your first camping trip or one of many, you want your gear to keep you safe and warm throughout your adventure. At DutchWare, we have a wide selection of camping gear for all seasons to ensure you stay warm, dry, and comfortable. Shop our selection today or fill out our contact form to learn more about our products!



Reviewed By: Dutch (Thom Ressler) - Dutch started Dutchware after thru-hiking the entire 2,200-miles of the Appalachian Trail with a hammock. During his journey, Dutch learned that there wasn’t high-quality hammocking gear available on the market so he began to create his own.

He began manufacturing the Dutch Clip, which he invented to connect the webbing suspension around the tree. Next was the Chameleon Hammock which offers superior flexibility for hammockers. Today Dutchware sells over 1,000 outdoor gear products to provide backpackers with high-quality equipment that allows them to enjoy the outdoors with a minimalist approach.

Dutch is passionate about providing the hammocking community with the highest quality gear along with the highest quality information to ensure they have the best outdoor experience possible.

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