Romantic Camping Date Ideas

Romantic Camping Date 1

By Oceana Setaysha

Modern life is busy, and sometimes you feel like you don’t have any time to just sit back and enjoy yourself with someone that you care about. Luckily, you can go camping, and enjoy a day or two with that special someone away from the hustle and bustle of the real world.

So, how do you make those camping adventures really special? Well, we have a couple of ideas that will help you create a super memorable and romantic camping date.


Pick Somewhere Secluded

Romantic Camping Date 2The last thing you want on your date is to be surrounded by screaming children and families enjoying the great outdoors. Sure, kids are great, and there’s nothing wrong with families or even pensioners getting their fix of the wilderness, but it hardly sets the mood.

When you’re choosing a camping spot for you and your partner, try and choose somewhere that’s a bit more secluded. Even if it doesn’t have all of the facilities, the peace and quiet you get is well worth it. If those sites aren’t available, opt for a campsite right on the edge or at the back of a popular area, and carve out your own little piece of paradise.


For a Romantic Camping Date, Bring The Right Gear

Romantic Camping Date 3A really romantic camping date weekend means you don’t stress about forgetting something or having to ‘Macgyver’ something to fill in for a piece of equipment you don’t have. So, get it right from the start by making a really good list and bringing the right gear.

And even if you’re hiking into your campsite, try and bring a few little luxuries that your partner won’t expect, to really set the mood. This might be a really nice picnic rug, or a blanket to cuddle up in, or even a double hammock to hang somewhere and just relax in together.


Do Something Together

Romantic Camping Date 4Relaxing together and enjoying each other’s company is fun, and it’s a great way to spend a romantic camping date trip. But it’s just as fun to do something with your significant other, particularly if it’s an activity you both enjoy.

Depending on where you go to camp you might be able to go on a hike or do some orienteering. There might be a place nearby where you can swim or kayak or do stand up paddle boarding and other water sports. If there are natural rock faces and you have the ability see if there’s any bouldering sites or rock climbing locations to check out. The possibilities are endless!


Pack A Feast

Romantic Camping Date 5Food is something that many couples like to enjoy together, but we often neglect the finer aspects of our taste buds when we camp, opting for foods that pack small and are convenient to prepare with limited resources.

We aren’t saying you need to bring every special food under the sun, but you’d be surprised how a few little treats, be they a bag of marshmallows or some chocolates or even a bottle of wine, can really make a day feel special. It’s not much, but it does make a difference!



We don’t know if there’s anything more romantic than spending an evening sitting by a crackling campfire and doing some stargazing. Our favourite thing to do is to sit back and try and spot shooting stars and satellites as they move across the sky.

More talented folk might be able to pick out certain stars, constellations and planets, although there are also a few apps for that. If you’re both fans of stargazing together when you camp, you could always go all out and pay to have a star named after your partner, or after you as a couple. Cute!


Get Cozy

Being a couple is all about getting super cozy together by the fire and chatting. Whether you’re swapping stories, or simply learning more about each other, those long nights seem to fly right by when you’re spending them with someone you care about.

Make sure you’ve got a nice wide blanket for the both of you to enjoy by the fire, and when it comes to your tent consider getting two sleeping bags from the same brand that can be zipped together to create one big sleeping bag. At the end of the day, it’s all about getting comfortable together.


Start The Morning Right

When you get up in the morning after your evening of stargazing and getting cozy together by the fire (and maybe in the tent) you want to start the morning right. Brew up a really warm cup of tea, or coffee, and throw together some oatmeal or even just a bagful of trail mix for your partner.

It’s not quite breakfast in bed, but when you’re camping it’s about as close as you can get, and for them it’s a wonderful way of showing how much you care. They get to stay all cuddled up in the warm blankets while you brave the cool morning, and you return with warm gifts and food to boot!

How do you do your romantic camping date getaways?


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Oceana Setaysha is a hiking-lover, geocacher and outdoors fanatic who loves nothing more than a long walk on a cool day, sleeping in a dome tent under the stars, and cooking on an open fire.

She lives in Darwin within Australia’s famous Northern Territory and is always on the lookout for new adventures, new walking trails, and new geocaches.

She moves around Australia a bit using her photography skills which you can check out on her website

10 thoughts on “Romantic Camping Date Ideas

  • January 19, 2020 at 4:53 am

    Setting out on a camping adventure can definitely be a stressor, but as you’ve mentioned, I think so many of the romantic reasons outweigh those cons. I definitely think snuggling in Ozzie and Harriet sleeping bags while lying under the stars is romantic and definitely a bucket list adventure to have with your sweetheart. Also, who doesn’t enjoy a meal cooked over a campfire? Sign me up!

  • January 19, 2020 at 4:17 am

    I actually find camping a very romantic idea in itself. Cozying up together in a little tent, star gazing at night, sharing a blanket in a small space and snuggling at night, its not very hard to make camping romantic with your partner! I agree with you about taking the right gear, inconvenience should be the last of one’s concern.

  • January 18, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Wow, I loved reading some romantic tips to celebrate togetherness. Taking the right gear is very important. I would carry some battery operated LED lights with me for bedside lamp in the tent. Also star gazing in secluded surroundings sounds very romantic and beautiful thing for couples during camping.

  • January 18, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Great tips! We’re not really campers (or at least when we get a chance to get away without the kids, it’s not our first go to), but you made me actually think it’s possible. We could totally do it. And really enjoy it too! It would be amazing to be surrounded by all that peace…

  • January 17, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    Great post!! I have never considered camping site as a dating spot for obvious reasons as many people either don’t like camping or consider it like a real hard-core or an arduous activity. My girlfriend and I, we both love star gazing but have never camped before and would surely love to try it out.

  • January 16, 2020 at 2:05 am

    I hadn’t really thought about camping as a romantic activity but it makes sense. The closeness, seclusion, and forced interactivity. LOL 🙂 I like the idea of a secluded spot but not too secluded. We had a toy hauler so did fancy camping and now are converting a Sprinter into a camper van so it’s cozy but we still have space and can cook good food.

  • January 15, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Haha, I’ve never really thought of camping as romantic, but I see now that I was wrong!! Seriously though, in my opinion these are great tips for any couple going camping – not just those looking for romance. It’s especially hard to think you’re ‘roughing it’ when you’ve got some gourmet treats to share 😀

  • January 14, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Togetherness is important, especially during travels. I sometimes wonder if solo travelers really enjoy their travel. Your ideas help keep relationships young and romantic. At least one of them should be practiced to have a happy bonding.

  • January 13, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Never really thought about having a date at a campsite but there are some great ideas here. I would defo find somewhere secluded as I cant stand the noise of people chatting away into the middle of the night when I want some sleep (had that before in the past) and I would love to go stargazing. I used to do that a lot but its hard to do in my part of the UK as there is so much light pollution. Great ideas here for those who want a romantic camping getaway.

  • October 18, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Marriage or relationships are no less than an adventure ride and one needs to be emotionally prepared for the pros and the cons that may come around. These ideas will help to keep the fire alive. Great post Oceana and very well written.


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