Fall Ways to Play for the Family

Fall is a great time for camping, and we have a fantastic list of fall family camping activities that the whole family will enjoy on your next trip.


  1. Nature tic tac toe – This one is easy and great for kids and adults of all ages. The game remains the same, 3 in a row to win. But what makes this extra fun is that each player must find their own pieces around the campground. Rocks, pinecones, acorns, or some yellow leaves all work great as game pieces.
  2. Find the tree leaf hunt – Speaking of leaves, it is a great time of year to start pointing out which leaves belong to which trees. Make it a scavenger hunt and include a small prize. This game is fun for the whole family and teaches kids about nature.
  3. Study the stars and constellations – The five easiest constellations to spot are The Big Dipper, The Little Dipper, Orion, Taurus and, Gemini, learn how to spot them here – http://blog.eurekatent.com/5-constellations-everyone-can-find/
  4. Build a colorful fire together with just a few ingredients and a little pre-planning you can have an amazing display of color in your fall campfire! (http://www.smallcountry.com/taking-your-campfire-to-the-next-level/)
  5. A classic– I spy. There are so many different things around the campground and campsites, this game is sure to entertain the whole family for hours.
  6. For a twist on an old standby, try playing the alphabet game as you relax by the tent or hike along a trail. The idea is to find a natural object that starts with each letter of the alphabet and make it through the whole thing!
  7. Write campfire songs, create your own instruments. Use old hollow logs as drums, whistle, and get out some spoons! Anything works, just get creative! Write new songs or re make your favorites.


We hope you enjoy camping in the fall as much as we do and that these fall family camping activities come in handy this season!

Day Trip to Small Country Campground

During the busy days of back to school, it can be tough to find week day or weekend activities that are great for the whole family, and cost effective. Look no further, Small Country offers day passes to visit and enjoy the great amenities at our campground. This means the whole family can come for the afternoon after school, or from open to close on either day of the weekend, or on teacher work days!
Visiting for the day gives you access to all of the great play areas for the little ones. You can fish on the lake ( no fishing license required) or just relax on the beach and enjoy the view. Don’t forget that we also have horseshoe pits and hiking trails that dot the campground and are also available for day pass holders. If you visit during early fall, you may find that the pool is still open and we are still swimming in the lake as well!
While our Mini-Golf course and boat rentals are not included in the day pass price, they are still available for pass holders to purchase and enjoy at their discretion for just a few dollars more. So if Mom wants to relax by the lake and Dad wants to play Mini Golf, everyone can enjoy exactly what they like!
Day Pass guests can also enjoy most of the campground events. The only time this is not allowed is if we are serving dinner to campers.
Can you guess the best part? Day passes are only $15.00 per person! That is less than a movie ticket, and covers a whole day of excitement. Come on down and enjoy the day with us at Small Country. See you soon!