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50 camp songs every kid will love to sing

Good camp songs help kids loosen up around the campfire, build camping spirit and make great memories.

50 camp songs every kid will love to sing

Camp songs help build camping spirit, let the kids loosen up and make great memories. The best part about fun camp songs is that you don’t have to worry about staying on key. You don’t need a guitar to accompany you either although it can help. But to get everyone singing together, you have to pick the right song.

Types of camp songs

Most camp songs for kids are ones that children already know with a repetitive chorus. These are the most popular kinds.

Repeat-after-me songs

Repeat-after-me camp songs are just like they sound. The leader calls out a line from the song, and the rest of the group repeats it back. If you are introducing a new song to the group, using this style is a great way to help kids learn the campfire song lyrics and actions.

Songs with actions and motions

Songs that include some physical movement also work well for getting kids involved. Any camp song can be an action song — just add some arm motions or act out some of the lyrics physically. Get kids to help create the motions.

Songs in a round

Another fun type of camp song is one sung in a round. Everyone sings the same melody and lyrics but starts at different times. Separate kids into two or more groups and have one group sing the first verse before the next group starts the song. Rounds are fun and a great way to build camaraderie with the others singing your part.

Many popular camp songs are classics that have been around forever. Many songs are historically based while others are just plain silly. And with kids being your audience, the sillier the better. 

So gather around the campfire and sing loud and proud and just have some fun! Here are 50 camp songs for kids and adults alike.

List of camp songs for kids

  1. Camp Granada
  2. This Land Is Your Land
  3. Ain’t No Flies on Us
  4. I Like Bananas
  5. Hey Ho Nobody Home
  6. Do Your Ears Hang Low
  7. Down by the Riverside
  8. My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
  9. You’re A Grand Old Flag
  10. Home on the Range
  11. Going on a Bear Hunt
  12. Baby Shark
  13. Kumbaya
  14. The Happy Wanderer
  15. Little Bunny Foo Foo
  16. Oh! What a Beautiful Morning
  17. Peanut Butter
  18. I’m a Nut
  19. Molly Malone (a.k.a. Cockles and Mussels)
  20. On a Bicycle Built for Two
  21. When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again
  22. Bed Bug Song
  23. On Top of Spaghetti
  24. Oh Susanna
  25. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  26. B-I-N-G-O
  27. I’m Being Swallowed by a Boa Constrictor
  28. Kookaburra
  29. The Ants Go Marching
  30. Camptown Races
  31. Underwear
  32. Baby Bumble Bee
  33. Oh, I Wish I Were
  34. Did You Ever See a Lassie?
  35. Dem Bones
  36. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  37. If You’re Happy and You Know It
  38. Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder
  39. Paw-Paw Patch
  40. Five Little Speckled Frogs
  41. There’s a Hole in the Bucket
  42. I Like to Eat
  43. Boom Chicka Boom
  44. Frog Went A-Courtin’
  45. The Hokey Pokey
  46. Little Red Wagon
  47. The More We Get Together
  48. Wheels on the Bus
  49. Alice the Camel
  50. Make New Friends