Saturday, March 2, 2013

Camping Stories For The Campfire!


camping stories around the campfire
Who doesn't love a good story?  Especially camping stories around the campfire!

Here's a few to get your imagination going.  Some are scary, some are funny, so grab the ones that are age appropriate for your children.

If you love books, at the bottom of the page you'll find a book of campfire stories I highly recommend.


Scary Camping Stories



The Killer in the Backseat

ONE NIGHT a woman went out for drinks with her girlfriends. She left the bar fairly late at night, got in her car and onto the deserted highway. She noticed a lone pair of headlights in her rear-view mirror, approaching at a pace just slightly quicker than hers. As the car pulled up behind her she glanced and saw the turn signal on — the car was going to pass — when suddenly it swerved back behind her, pulled up dangerously close to her tailgate and the brights flashed.

Now she was getting nervous. The lights dimmed for a moment and then the brights came back on and the car behind her surged forward. The frightened woman struggled to keep her eyes on the road and fought the urge to look at the car behind her. Finally, her exit approached but the car continued to follow, flashing the brights periodically.

Through every stoplight and turn, it followed her until she pulled into her driveway. She figured her only hope was to make a mad dash into the house and call the police. As she flew from the car, so did the driver of the car behind her — and he screamed, "Lock the door and call the police! Call 911!"

When the police arrived the horrible truth was finally revealed to the woman. The man in the car had been trying to save her. As he pulled up behind her and his headlights illuminated her car, he saw the silhouette of a man with a butcher knife rising up from the back seat to stab her, so he flashed his brights and the figure crouched back down.



 The Hook-Man
A TEENAGE boy drove his date to a dark and deserted Lovers' Lane for a make-out session. After turning on the radio for mood music, he leaned over and began kissing the girl.

A short while later, the music suddenly stopped and an announcer's voice came on, warning in an urgent tone that a convicted murderer had just escaped from the state insane asylum — which happened to be located not far from Lovers' Lane — and that anyone who noticed a strange man lurking about with a hook in place of his right hand should immediately report his whereabouts to the police.

The girl became frightened and asked to be taken home. The boy, feeling bold, locked all the doors instead and, assuring his date they would be safe, attempted to kiss her again. She became frantic and pushed him away, insisting that they leave. Relenting, the boy peevishly jerked the car into gear and spun its wheels as he pulled out of the parking space.

When they arrived at the girl's house she got out of the car, and, reaching to close the door, began to scream uncontrollably. The boy ran to her side to see what was wrong and there, dangling from the door handle, was a bloody hook!




Funny Camping Stories


You Can't Get Out

A Oklahoma Ghost Story

retold by

S. E. Schlosser

One dark, windy night, the town drunk was meandering his way home after the bar closed. Somehow he got turned around and ended up walking through the churchyard instead of taking the road home.

The wind picked up and he thought he could hear a voice calling his name. Suddenly, the ground opened up in front of him, and he fell down, down into an open grave! He could hear the voice clearer now, calling to him. He knew it was the devil, coming for him just like the preacher said, on account of him being the town drunk.

The hole was very deep and inside it was pitch black. His eyes adjusted to the darkness after a few moments, and he made out a form sitting in the darkness with him. It called his name, and he scrambled away in fear, trying to climb out of that terrible grave. Then the figure spoke. "You can't get out," it said.

The drunk gave a shout of pure terror and leapt straight up more than six feet. He caught the edge of the hole in his hands, scrambled out, and ran for home as fast as he could go.

Inside the open grave, his neighbor Charlie sighed in resignation. He'd fallen into the hole a few minutes before his friend and had thought that together they might help each other climb out. Now he was going to have to wait until morning and get the mortician to bring him a ladder.



Red Sloppity Lips

A young man was driving along and old road and had become lost. He was trying to find his way back to a gas station to get directions when he ran out of gas. So he grabbed his gas can and began to walk. He had been walking for half an hour without seeing a single other car passing when it began to rain. He pulled his jacket up over his head to help keep the rain away, but it began to rain harder. Then it began to thunder and lightening, so he knew that he must find shelter quickly. Up ahead he saw an old abandoned house, so he ran onto the porch. Certainly nobody would mind. But the wind began to blow and blew the door right open. The wind blew so hard, that it blew the rain onto the porch soaking the man even more. So he went inside to get out of the rain. The house was very large and though it was abandoned, dirty, full of cob-webs and in need of some repair it kept the man dry.

A big gust of wind blew in the door and then back out again, slamming the door shut. The man tried to open the door, but the rain had caused the door to swell, wedging it in the door frame when it slammed. He could not open it.

Just then, he heard a voice call out "Do you know what I do with my red sloppity lips and my long green fingers?" Next to the door was a large, green hairy monster with huge red lips, pointed fangs and gangly legs and arms with very long fingernails. The man panicked and ran down the hall. The monster followed.

Again, he heard the monster say "Do you know what I do with my red sloppity lips and my long green fingers?" as he followed him down the hall. The man ran up some stairs at the end of the hall. And the monster pursued him.

The monster was getting closer, so he heard the monster say louder "Do you know what I do with my red sloppity lips and my long green fingers?". The man ran away from the monster down the hall at the top of the stairs and into a room at the end of the hall, closing the door behind him. But he heard loud footsteps coming down the hall. And he had run into a room with no windows, so he hid in the closet.

The bedroom door flew open and again he heard the monster say even louder "Do you know what I do with my red sloppity lips and my long green fingers?" The man tucked himself into a corner of the closet and hid as best as he could.

The closet door opened wide and the huge hairy monster stood before him. Again, so loud that it hurt the mans ears the monster once again said "Do you know what I do with my red sloppity lips and my long green fingers?"

The man shook as he answered with fear in a quiet voice "no".

The monster smiled and said "Then I'll show you."

BLBLBLBLBLBLBLBL (Put your fingers to your lips and strum them across your lips while you make a "b" sound. Cross your eyes when you do this if you can. This should result in the desired silly effect.)

Visit Camping Stories for more scary and funny stories.


Scary camping stories to read around the campfireScary Camping Stories to read around the campfire

I also recommend the book  Scared Silly: 25 Tales to Tickle and Thrill.

It is 97 pages long, it gives tips on how to read a scary camping story, and it has a spook-o-meter for each story so you know if it is age appropriate for your child.  5 Star reviews on Amazon!

I hope you've enjoyed these camping stories!

Happy Camping!

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