45+ Camping Jokes to Brighten Your Day

Are you a camper, or someone who enjoys spending time outdoors? Do you have an inner comedian just itching to pop out with a well-timed joke? Well, now’s the time to grab your buddies and get those marshmallows roasting, because we’ve got a slew of rib-tickling puns, one liners, and stories to keep you entertained around the campfire.

Whether you’re a camping pro or just getting started, these hilarious tales will have you rolling on the forest floor with laughter. Get ready to unleash your inner comedian as we explore the wild and witty side of camping jokes for kids and adults alike.

Camping Puns

Everybody can appreciate a good pun… And by everybody, I mean all of us who roll our eyes and moan, “No, not again!” every time a pun escapes from someone’s lips. My wife churns out a pun almost daily, so I make a big show of groaning loudly even as I’m chuckling inside at her noble attempts at humor. Want some that are related to camping that you can smoothly insert into your next conversation in the wilderness? Look no further – here are a few of our favorites to use when we want to make our friends and family smack their heads in disappointment.

  1. You want to go camping? Alpaca my tent!
  2. Hey, relax, we’re only going camping. No need to be so tents!
  3. Romantic camping isn’t as hard as you’d think. All it takes is the perfect match, and before you know it, there’s a spark roaring to life.
  4. I don’t care if you get hungry on the river – you can’t have your kayak and eat it too!
  5. Brr, it’s starting to get cold outside. Wood you please start a fire?
  6. The s’more the merrier.
  7. You’ve never been camping before? Just wait, it’s going to be in-tents!
  8. All you need to do is axe, and you shall receive.
  9. I don’t know about you, but these bad camping puns are starting to yurt me…
  10. Hey, hey, hey… RV there yet?!
  11. Nothing beats camping when you need some alone pine.
  12. Alright, I’m done. I just can’t bear another camping pun!

Camping Jokes – One Liners

When you don’t have access to a TV, computer, or even your phone (in some cases), telling jokes around the campfire is a sure way to stay entertained. Here are some of our favorite snicker-inducing jokes that will make grandpa smile and the children spray water from their nose.

How do trees access the Internet?

They log in!

What do you call a bear with no teeth?

A gummy bear!

Why did the fish blush?

Because it saw the lake’s bottom.

What do you call a camper that’s driving through freezing rain?

Van Hailin’

Did you hear about the kidnapping in the woods?

It’s okay – he woke up.

What’s the deadliest mountain in the world to camp on?

Mount Kill-a-man-jaro

What’s a frog’s favorite footwear?

Open-toad shoes

How do you know when you find a Dogwood tree?

You can tell by its bark.

What do trees always wear by the lake?

Swim trunks

What’s a spider’s favorite pastime while camping?

Fly fishing

What’s a tree’s favorite drink?

Root beer

What’s another name for a sleeping bag?

A nap sack

How do you communicate with a fish?

You drop it a line.

What did the beaver say to the tree?

It’s been nice gnawing you!

Do you know why trees have so many friends?

It’s because they branch out.

Why don’t mummies like to camp?

They’re too afraid to relax and unwind.

Why don’t skeletons go camping?

They don’t have the guts for it.

Have you heard the one about the happy camper?

Nope, but I have heard about the Jolly Rancher!

Why are scarecrows camping experts?

They have a lot of field experience.

Why did the backpack break up with the sleeping bag?

It just couldn’t carry the relationship anymore.

What did the lake say to the sailboat?

Nothing – it just waved.

Where does a camper keep his money?

In the River Bank.

Did you hear the one about the skunk who went camping? No?

Probably for the best. That joke really stinks.

Why didn’t the bike want to go camping?

It was two tired.

Why are RV campers so obedient?

They go where they’re towed.

What should you do if you get cold while camping?

Stand in the corner of your tent – it’s always 90 degrees.

Where do sharks like to camp?


Where do cows go camping?

Upstate Moo-York

What’s the best day to go camping at the beach?


Why are hiking shops so diverse?

Because they employ people from all walks of life.

Camping Jokes – Stories

One liners are a great way to insert a quick bit of wit into a conversation, but they lack some of the buildup and dramatization that are necessary to create truly side-splitting laughter. If you’re looking for a few jokes that will really get those guffaws rolling, you’ll probably appreciate some of these:

1. Where am I Supposed to Pee, Dad?

wooden figure in front of a toilet

A father took his son camping for the first time. They walked around, pitched their tent, and got a campfire going in preparation for the chilly night to come. After enough time passed, the boy realized that his father had failed to mention a very important piece of information.

“Dad,” he started, shifting from foot to foot. “Since there isn’t a toilet out here, where exactly am I supposed to pee?”

The father looked at his son knowingly and said, “You see, son, that’s the beauty of camping. Everywhere you look could be your bathroom!”

Taking the advice to heart, the boy disappeared for a few minutes while his father kept the fire going. When he returned, the father asked, “So, how was it? Where did you end up going?”

“It was great,” the son replied. “Your tent is really cozy.”

2. Is He Dead Yet?

Two hunters were walking through a dangerous forest. Without warning, the first hunter froze, eyes wide as he fell to the ground. His body was motionless, and he didn’t appear to be breathing; his eyes were focused on a distant point in the sky, unseeing.

Panicked, the second hunter pulled out his phone and called 911.

“911, what is your emergency?” the operator asked.

“I-I think my friend is dead. What should I do?”

Sensing how flustered the hunter was, the operator attempted to sooth him. Gently, yet firmly, she said, “Alright, calm down – I can help you. First, let’s make sure your friend is actually dead.”

There was a pause on the other end of the line. The operator was about to speak again when she heard a loud gunshot and a soft rustling noise. A short moment later, the hunter replied, “Okay, now what?”

3. Proselytizing a Bear

bear standing on back legs on grass

There once were three friends: a priest, a minister, and a rabbi. They wanted to find out who did their job best, so they discussed what might be done to determine a winner. “Let’s go into the woods and find a bear,” they agreed. “Whoever has the most successful conversion is the best among us.”

So saying, they each entered the woods and found a bear. After trying their hardest, the three friends met up again to discuss the results of their competition.

“I found a bear at the base of the mountain,” the priest began. “I read to him from the Catechism and sprinkled holy water on him. He’ll be having his first communion next week.”

The minister followed this by saying, “I found a bear by the river. After I preached to him from God’s holy word, he agreed to be baptized right away.”

Both of them looked to the rabbi, who was lying in a body cast, stretched out on a gurney. Sensing that it was his turn, the rabbi let out a big sigh and said, “Perhaps… I shouldn’t have started with circumcision.”

4. Edible Bugs

A boy and his father were sitting around a campfire, each one enjoying a hearty bowl of soup. Looking at his dad curiously, the boy asked, “Hey, do you know if it’s safe to eat bugs?”

The father blanched. “Why would you bring that up while we’re trying to eat? Let’s finish dinner first, and then you can ask me whatever you want.”

After cleaning off their meal, the father sighed, patted his belly, and said, “So, what was this about bugs that you wanted to know?”

“Oh, nothing,” the boy replied, washing out his bowl. “There was a bug in your soup, but it’s gone now.”

Meet the Author!

By the age of 20, Spencer had already tackled some of the most famed mountain ranges in Europe, Asia, and North America. His mission is to help others accomplish their own outdoor-related goals, even within the time constraints of a 9-5 job and a busy life schedule.

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