Campfire Stories

Spooky, scary, and fun campfire stories for Kids

Family around campfire for campfire story
   Campfire story time

From scary ghost stories to funny adventures, a good camping or campfire story can be the highlight of a kid’s camping trip – if they are done right.

The stories below range from slightly spooky or funny for the younger kids, to scary and mysterious for the older young campers. *Stories are available as narrative print-outs, complete with scene-setting tips.

Camping and Scary Campfire Stories:

Campfire Stories - Witches, Cauldrons, and skull

• The Broom Town Curse – A scary campfire story
A semi-scary story about a witches curse and ghostly spirits. The narration is adapted to make the story apply to the campsite and surrounding area you are in and the age of young campers in your group.

…To solve the fears of his men, Captain Bell told them that if they cut off the heads of the witches and buried them separately from the bodies, then the dead souls of the witches could never find them, – – so that is what they did, to every last one of them.
>>> Read this campfire story
Category: Mildly Scary                  Telling time: 10 – 15 minutes


Campfire Stories - The Magoomba Wasp

• The Magoomba Wasp – A scary campfire story
A semi-scary story about a brain-eating Wasp from Brazil and a ship full of dead sailors. The narration is adapted to make the story apply to the campsite and surrounding area you are in.

… as they explored the rest of the ship, they keep stumbling across more bloody bodies. And just like on deck, they were all bloated and twisted. It was as if these dead sailors died trying to tear their faces and ears off in agony.
>>> Read this campfire story

Category: Mildly Scary                  Telling time: 10 – 15 minutes

Story Telling Tips and Resources:

How to tell scary campfire stories – Tips and Tricks
See the basic storytelling tips everyone should know – plus some of the tips and tricks veteran campfire storytellers use. How to use secret props and things like glow sticks and toy remote control cars to enhance the stories. See how just a little preparation can turn a story recital into a campfire memory.

Scary Campfire Story Teller


Laughing Boy Scouts

A selection of both PG and non-PC camping jokes and humorous stories.
Including a “salty” jokes section, and a variety of near-FAIL camping videos.


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Campfire Story Telling accessories

Campfire Cooking
• Campfire Cooking – How-to’s, Cookware And Recipes
Campfire cooking basic how-to’s, equipment you need, best cookware to use,
and delicious easy campfire camping meals and recipes.
Plus! Free printable recipes and guides.

Easy camping games, activities, and ideas:

• Camping with Kids – Activities they can do on their own
Let them play! These in-camp activity suggestions; like playing cards, blowing bubbles, and others, are things kids can do with just a watchful eye from you.


• Hiking and Camping Games and Activities
Scavenger Hunts, Nature’s Bingo, Round-Robin Stories, and more … Hiking and camp activities for kids that do more than just “occupy” them.


•  Bad Weather Survival Kit for Camping with Kids
This “Bad Weather” Survival kit will help maintain everyone’s sanity when bad weather forces kids, (and you), inside a tent or cabin for long periods of time.

Here are some handy resources and pieces of camp gear you might be interested in:

A Boy Scout Handbook can be one of the most helpful pieces of general camping gear you can have when you are camping with kids! It is especially helpful to new campers, but can also be handy and useful to experienced campers as well.

This handbook contains easy-to-understand answers and how-tos for almost any camping question or situation. Plus, it contains plant and foliage identifications, campsite activity suggestions, woodcraft project suggestions, (with instructions), knot-tying tips and instructions, ( a great fill-in for bad weather situations), survival tips, and detailed primary first aid instructions. See a selection of Boy Scout Handbook

Here are some other samples of camping gear, accessories, and tools, available on Amazon, that will make your outdoor camping trip as fun and enjoyable as you want it to be. And you will be surprised at the value when you see how inexpensive they are when you buy them online.

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