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Five Best Camping Songs to Sing to Nature While Having Fun on Your Camping Trip

Updated on October 7, 2010

Camping trips have become popular for family recreational purposes. It’s a great way to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city for a while and appreciate nature. Being in the outdoors lets you enjoy nature and its fresh air while doing fun activities you won’t be able to do in the city like hiking, kayaking and many more. Taking a time out with your family in a camping site can also give you time to strengthen family bonds as well as teach the children some important lessons.

If you’re going on a camping trip with the kids and it’s going to be their first time, you better be prepared to make it fun. Some kids will be reluctant to leave the television and the video games to smell the fresh, wood-scented air and listen to the sounds of the wild. You should be prepared to perk them up from time to time with different camping activities to keep them from becoming bored. Remember that the more they enjoy their first camping trip, the more they’ll be looking forward for more days in the great outdoors.

Aside from camping games, one way to keep kids entertained is through songs. Remember the times when you are just a little kid and used to sing songs such as B-I-N-G-O and Clementine? Now’s the time to give your own children the songs they’ll remember till they grow old and pass these songs on to your grandchildren. Songs can make your camping more memorable because as you and your family or fellow campers sing, you are like giving significance to Mother Nature’s gift to you and you show your appreciation through your songs. You can sing and play songs whatever you want as well and as long as you enjoy singing while with nature, you will enjoy camping songs too. So if you want to sing your heart out in the outdoors, here are some recommended sources for your camping soundtrack.

Campfire Songs, 3rd (Campfire Books) [Paperback] By Irene Maddox
Campfire Songs, 3rd (Campfire Books) [Paperback] By Irene Maddox

Campfire Songs, 3rd (Campfire Books) [Paperback] By Irene Maddox

If you’re going camping with a guitar then don’t forget to strap it on with this book of camping songs along with it. This book contains 208 pages of lyrics and chords for 110 different songs everyone will love to sing along to. It features everything from classic folk songs to Gospel songs and patriotic songs. It contains songs such as “Clementine,” “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Michael Row the Boat Ashore.” The chords are very simple which makes this an easy songbook for leisurely jamming around the campfire. Since this book is easy on beginners, you can also make this a chance to teach your kids how to play the guitar. So make your camping experience more memorable for the young first-timers with raw musical background and more familial interaction.

Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs By Susie Tallman
Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs By Susie Tallman

Let's Go! Travel, Camp and Car Songs By Susie Tallman

For long rides to camp, this collection of catchy classic camping tunes will keep the blues away and keep the kids entertained. Play in your car’s CD player and listen to an hour of 26 songs that invite you and your kids to go and explore your imagination with songs about cowboys, yodeling, stargazing and mountains. This travel/camp-themed audio CD contains songs such as “Let's Go!” “Boom Chicka Boom,” “Yankee Doodle,” “Blowin' in the Wind,” “Ain't Gonna Rain No More” and “To Morrow.” These immortal songs have become dear parts of thousands of people’s memories in different generations so make them a part of your children’s too. These songs are going to take them back to beautiful memories of family camping days.

102 CampSongs By Twin Sisters
102 CampSongs By Twin Sisters

102 CampSongs By Twin Sisters

For more hours of catchy camping songs, “102 CampSongs” by Twin Sisters features 102 camping songs all of which have simple melodies, very intelligible words and child-friendly lyrics. There are all sorts of songs included here that you and your kids will not get bored listening to. It’s got songs about action, and light-hearted nonsense. The kids will surely enjoy this because the songs are rendered in a sing-along style and they’re very easy to remember. It features songs such as “Three Cheers For The Bus Driver,” “We're Here Because We're Here,” “Be Kind To Your Web Footed Friends” and “Kum Ba Yah.” The collection is a combination of old classics from your own childhood as well as new additionals. From the long travel on the road up to your camp, you’ll enjoy listening as well as singing along with the youngsters.

Car Ride Fun : Kids' Sing-Along [Soundtrack] Nikki Loney
Car Ride Fun : Kids' Sing-Along [Soundtrack] Nikki Loney

Car Ride Fun : Kids' Sing-Along [Soundtrack] Nikki Loney

Children have short attention spans and tend to get bored easily. Without anything to keep them busy, your trip to the camp site may not be exactly enjoyable for either of you. Here’s something to entertain the young and the restless during those seemingly endless drives. This collection features about an hour of 20 catchy songs with real music. It’s a combination of nursery rhymes as well as classic kiddie songs. Among those included here are “The More We Get Together,” “Six Little Ducks,” “The Alphabet Song,” “Supercaligragilisticexpialidocious,” “She'll Be Coming Around the Mountain,” and “Muffin Man.” These songs are timeless favorites spanning generations and they’ll surely tickle your kids’ fancies too. So go get some great, rated GP, camping music to keep the whole family cheerful all throughout your outdoor vacation.

Favorite CampSongs By Various Artists
Favorite CampSongs By Various Artists

Favorite CampSongs By Various Artists

If the idea of bringing a guitar doesn’t appeal to you because of the added bulk then how about bringing along some audio CD’s? You can listen to these with your kids in the car or at camp with a CD player and you might even enjoy singing along. This CD entitled “Favorite Camp Songs” is just perfect for the outdoors whether you’re on or off the road with songs such as “Camptown Races” and “Beneath the Towering Pines.” Lighten up the hike with the tunes, “On Top of the World” and “A Bear Climbed Over the Mountain.” If you’re going fishing or boating, you can also enjoy singing with your kids to the sound of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,” “Red RiverValley,” and “What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor?” These songs are sure to give you and your family camping memories that will last for years and years.


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    jeanie.stecher 7 years ago from Seattle

    I love camping. When camping, I couldn't sleep the night before that trip because of excitement and at the same time preparing. One important thing I would definitely bring though are self defense weapons like bear sprays or stun guns. These are important things that could protect my family in the woods just in case.