Fox Hunt Camping Game

Fox Hunt Camping Game

Fox Hunt   Fox Hunt Camping Game   Camping Game

This Game is meant for older campers.
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.

Instructions:This is a great activity after a fresh snow. A large open area (such as a camp) is needed. Everyone must have a buddy for the game.

A pair of campers volunteer to be the foxes. They must remain together throughout the game.

The foxes run off together from the starting location.
Four or five minutes later, the leader releases the hounds (all the other campers).

The hounds track the foxes and try to catch them before the leader's whistle signals the end of the game. This should be about 30-40 minutes.

A few 'rules':
  • If the foxes come across any human prints in the snow, they must drag their feet across the path to make it obvious where they went. They can not walk on a path to disguise their prints.
  • The foxes can leap off their own trail to force the hounds to look around for their tracks.
  • The foxes can walk along a down tree trunk, wall, or bare area for up to 30 feet at a time.


The hounds win if they catch both foxes by tagging them.
The foxes win if they get back to the starting location within 10 minutes after the whistle, but not before the whistle.


For more than a dozen campers, have more pairs of foxes and split the hounds. It is two or more separate games taking place at once.


Fox Hunt Camping Game