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What Is The Best Pranks For Summer Camp?

I am going to summer camp for 10 days and I need the best pranks in the world. Give me them all.

My_Caaahh2 years ago
Well you can put vaseline or any other slippery substance on door handles if you're staying in cabins. I went to a coed camp and we stayed in cabins so we but vegetable oil all over the door handles and on their walk way so it was slippery. We also but Salt all over their toothbrushes and filled their shampoo/body soap with Mayo. It was epic

Haha! I did that to my little sister's bed room door knob for April's Fool's day But I did the slippery substance instead I did Vasoline.

I put a lot of paper towels or napkins on the floor in the front of a door and put shaving cream or canned cheese

My first year at my church camp, I was in a cabin with on coming seniors and my friend and her sister. We did pranks on the boys cabin and we stuck pads and tampons in their cabin. Then they totally fell for it they thought it was the other boys cabins( They are so dumb where would the boys get pads or tampons?!) then they found out it was our cabin so the next night they burst through the door and sprayed Axe all over our room. Best camp experience ever!!!!! I suggest u try it.

Kzummo1 year ago
Once upon a time I went to a camp and they had this thing called a "buddy board" outside the pool that you put tags on stating who you are, where you are, and how good a swimmer you are. The board was about as big as a car windshield with a hook about 1 per square inch. So, to give an estimate, I think there were at least 200. Some buddys and I took all of those off with some pliers and left them in this huge pile on the nearest table.

Another thing that happened another time, was some people took another person's tent (it was a tent that just went over the people, and easy to take away if not staked,) and tied it upside down on a building called the "craft lodge."

Steal the lifeguard tower if movable and take it to the other side of the camp.
Plo Koon1 year ago
these 2 wrk best if you have accomplices the more the better

randomly walk up to a large goup of talking peeple. is best if yur partners alredy there. right off the bat say "who wants to do that?" and rais yur hand at this point your partners should rais ther hands 2 everybody else will be like "whaaaaaaaaaat????"

do the same thing but insted say "all in favor, raise your hand" raise yur hand so do yur helpers. your statement wil be met with the qestion "all in favor of what?" to this u and yer accomplices reply "no, just all in favor". this should be said in a way that makes everybody else feel like an idiot.
acidbass5 years ago
go to the restroom and take some of those ketchup packets that fold you want to gently fold them in half the put them under the toilet seat that they sit on make sure when you fold them the middle is facing out toward the victims legs then leave the bathroom as fast as you can and run into the next stall and hold your laughs to your self
genius. Pure genius.
its a summer camp favorite for me. Mayo and mustard work just as well.
im so ganna try that going to church camp XD
smarett arenee33 years ago
Me too.
are either of you going to a church camp in north florida
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  acidbass5 years ago
nice, I have to try this.
it is better when you use relish
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  acidbass5 years ago
ha, ha very very cold relish
LOL :) what camp were you thinking about
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  acidbass5 years ago
citta in new jersey
I used to live in Delaware thats cool
Mo67jo2 years ago
I enjoy just putting some food (like pancakes) underneath someones tent. It's really funny because in the middle of the night when they are sleeping, raccoons come and try to get the food under the tent. :)
gjaffe2 years ago
MOST CREATIVE AND UNIQUE PRANK

Get the counselors in on it. Get them to tell the bunk there there will be a solar eclipse tomorrow, and when you wake up it will be completely dark. The solar eclipse also messes with electronics, so please give all of your watches ipods clocks to them to keep them in a safe place. Wake everyone up at 2 and tell them it's 7and it'll be completely dark out. Listen to their stupidity and reaction. Also, tell the smart kids about it in advance. I did this at my camp and it worked perfectly.


xsquid4 years ago
I can't believe no one has mentioned scaring hell out of another cabin (or tent) by sneaking up to the back and scratching the screen, making groaning noises, etc.--works well with whatever urban legend the camp has. Ours was a hermit who would come down from the mountain and peep into the cabins, looking for his next victim (he was a cannibal)
Thats a classic. I should try that sometime at my camp. Another classic is just taking like apple juice or lake water and dumping it in another person's sleeping bag. You can also add mud which REALLY creeps people beyond belief.
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  xsquid4 years ago
thats an original, we do that all the time. We love that one.
Pants30004 years ago
One of the best pranks we ever pulled on a fellow counselor. We took his clothes (bathing suit included) and tied them up in a black garbage bag, then proceeded to send him wading out to the buoy line to fetch his clothes from the canoe we tied out there. What he didn't know was that the canoe was empty and his clothes were actually hanging ten feet up a random tree in the middle of the woods.

Another great one is to acquire as many paper cups as you can, and place them all across the floor and beds of a fellow cabin. Then fill each cup with water and wait for the hilarity to ensue.

Also, placing the cabin's matresses / clothes / etc. on the cabin roof is always a good standby.
Ha, that's really funny :). Another thing you can do to your counselor at camp is if you ever have a cookout for s'mores. Sneak a bunch of marshmallows and secretly burn them so bad that they turn REALLY crispy and black. Cut them open and really hot marshmallow paste will ooze out. Make sure this is right before you got to bed so it doesn't turn hard. Once your counselor is asleep, smear this ALL over his face, arms, and legs. Then, take pine needles, glitter, cookie crumbs, dirt :P, sand >P, sequins, and other small crumby things and dust them all over the marshmallow. if you can find another washable substance instead of marshmallow that is stickier, use it, but make sure it can come off and it isnt toxic. Also, leave his mouth and nose untouched by the marshmallow so he doesn't suffocate. Once he looks really crazy and wild, get back in bed and pretend nothing happened. When pulling pranks like these, you have to be really really REALLY quiet.

The look on a counselors face (if you can see his face) is HILARIOUS if you pull of this prank well.
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  Pants30004 years ago
Yup, ive done the clothes prank before, but wats also great, we put the leaders tent on top of the latrines(aka. big portapoties that dont move)
Well, I go to a boys camp and there is a girls camp right next door. What sometimes happens is there is a thing called a "cabin switchover". This is when a cabin from the girls camp and a cabin from the boys camp meet up at midnight and switch cabins. In the morning the camp finds out and its all really funny.

One idea I had was when the girls have a cabin switchover, and were still sleeping at the boys camp, we sneak to the cabin where the girls are secretly sleeping. There, we duck tape their bunks so when they wake up, all they see is a wall of duck tape. Also, we steal their shoes and dump glitter and other stuff all over the shoes and put them all in a big bin.

Now, at my camp there is a large pebble pathway that is full of really sharp pebbles that leads up a REALLY steep and high hill to the dining lodge. To walk up there barefoot, it hurts and is very amusing for people to watch. At the top of the hill is where we put the bin of shoes for them to come get it.

Considering the girls have no shoes and that they need to walk up the hill of pebbles to GET their shoes and eat breakfast, they walk barefoot up the hill and it is so funny to see the look on someones face when they climb that hill barefoot. This is a great prank because no one gets hurt, it is really funny, and the girls eventually get their shoes back so they aren't completely pissed as heck.

110100101105 years ago
connect about 8 - 10 mm thick pipe (electrical installation pipes are great) to big heavy duty plastic bag and seal it well at home (hot glue etc). make sure its sealed. when ready to use fill up with water. when preparing place for fire bury the thing about 1 M away and point the pipe (at earth level so not seen) at the fire from about 0.3 M. when some1 steps on the place a water jet goes from the ground right at the fire and kills it (usually not fully though). variation : at entrance to tent so that who enters or exits gets sprayed

advanced variation : get metal pipe and bury it right from under the fire (end pointing up between the coals) to the plastic pipe and bag. now the water jet comes right in the fire. keep in mind that metal is heat conductor and heat melts the plstic pipe under the earth too. so the connection between pipes underground should be at some distance from the fire

if you really have place that can be digged easily - bury a deep container of water. build a traditional team rocket trap over it - sheet of cardboard and some sand (not much). prepare the fire right over the place. at some level the entire fire will fall into the underground water container. plastic may work better but is harmfull o environment and makes awful smell

prepare pyrotechnocally-enhanced spudz for the fire. long delay (wrapped in more aluminium and ordinary paper inside) recommended

if you bring beer - refill empty beer botles with ordinary water (or soda :P) and close the caps

build a strong blue and red light flasher(s) with leds and 555 chip. at nigh wake everyone up with it from outside the tents and cell phones on loudspeaker speaking around (like if the camp is surrounded with police)

high voltage = guaranteed excitement. take there some flash circuits from cameras + batteries + long thin wires. remove the big capacitors first cause they make the thing dangerous

plate the bottom of pots (used for food making) with pyrotechnically active substances

diet coca cola and mentos make lots of gases. i wonder if together with some liquid soap it will make a good foam bomb

in a lighter that uses electric spark - add a thin wire and connect to the metal part / point out under it (so that hidden untill you press) - when the lighter is pressed the user is shocked

bring big speakers on long wire sealed in 2 layers of plastic bags. place them in the earth under another tent and take the wire under earth to yours. at night put sounds at full volume in them (first for few seconds and pause. then again after few minutes etc). i'd put there short stuff cut from soundtracks of movies like expecto patronum!!!!11 etc (recommended a folder of mp3s where each is few words sound and 5 min silence)

grind matches and take the dust with you. usefull

if you have showers - replace a shower head with garden sprinkler and wait for some1 to opemn the water (and spray whatever else wet instead of himself)

smd leds (from phone) on thin magnet wires hangd in air - that looks like shining stars of magic and makes girls scream the heck. you can also place on earth (then normal leds are cool too)

metal halide lamps (floodlights that have bright cool white light - common in camp parks) take lots of time to restart if shut down when working. they may kick out if you hit the pole strong enough
that is the biggest commint iv evr seen
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  110100101105 years ago
Wow im trying some thanks.
acidbass3 years ago
you could also put some icyhot cream on the toilet seat
arenee33 years ago
try this on for size ok first bye a mask not like scream no like a wild animal find a black blanket or sheet sneek in the victims tent or cabbin just befor they wake up you can ether stand in a corner let them a proach u and scare the hell out of them or stand over thier bed right as thier waking up and let the screams begin so freakin funny i promise
T_Nikel4 years ago
last year at my cross country camp the guys took all the girls bikinis and tied them to the 5 flag poles there the girls then went in our A-frame and kicked over our beds and clothes and tied our shoes to a bathroom stall then we kicked over there stuff and then the coach said we could tie a bed to the roof so we stole a girls bed and hung it from the roof.
dogianto4444 years ago
try the classic feather and shaving cream prank. you could replace shaving cream for anything such as whipped cream, easy cheese(or cheese in a can) etc. or instead of using feathers you could use poison ivy! hope this helps!

Whoa, someone could seriously end up in the hospital from poison ivy, but the feathers and cheese in a can is hilarious!
Shadow13!4 years ago
I know a funny prank my uncle pulled on his camp counselor when he was a teen. This counselor had a very hairy chest. My uncle borrowed some of that cream that some ladies use to remove hair from their bodies.  One night while the counselor was sleeping my uncle rubbed the cream all over his chest and left it their. the next day when the counselor took a shower all of his chest hair fell off. Boy was his wife made when he returned from camp. Another prank that is pretty funny is one that uses a paper towel dispenser in a bathroom. If you take a close look at them you can usually tell how to open them up, the people who reload them have a special key but you don't need it. After you figure how to open it up go in the bathroom when no one else is in there, then write a funny message or something on the paper towel so that when it comes out the people can see it.
MegaMaker5 years ago
Silly string+dorm=fun.
Or tie a MILLION strings all around the room so you can't walk around, and put their shoes/ all of their stuff in the very back of the room.
lobo_pal5 years ago
If you're in tents, then safety pin the zippers together and de-pole them. I did this camping, and my friend had to cut his way out and then chase me around in his underwear. Meanwhile one of his other tentmates sat in the collapsed tent looking around trying to understand and then said that he dropped his water bottle. It was great. If not then I suggest that you refer to one of my instructables which tells how to replace the confetti in party poppers with glitter. A bunch of those booby trapped to spray him will cover him in glitter that will stay for days.
we did this at band camp one time so if one kid bring and sleeps in a hammock or not hammocks easier tho but saran wrap them to their bed and its a pain to get out of or if you really wanna piss people off take some thing really slippery (for people in band blue juice works well ) and put it on a toilet seat and put saran wrap below that, not much of a prank but gets people wondering draw HUGE shaving cream penises (huge is usually semi truck huge and yes i have done this)
we always do that thanks though.
BIGOMA3105 years ago
TAKE A TUBE OF TOOTH PASE AND SQUEEZE ORALGEL IN THE TOOTH PASTE AND WEN SOME ONE USE IT THERE WHOLE MOUTH GETS NUMB
Get one of those big orange envelopes and fill it up with shaving cream or whipped cream, but leave the top open. Slide the open end under the door and jump on the envelope. ;)
My personal favorite is to get a bunch of friends to shake a persons bed in the night while one of them asks the person "WHERE ARE THE KEYS TO THE SOFA?" It is so funny to listen to their responses! Because they actually give a plausable answer! Like "In the Corner!" or "under the bed"
mman15065 years ago
rig the toliets to spray water by taking the hose out and sticking it out of the toilet ,more info is in my prank instructable
I like your ways, I'll have to try that, thanks. p.s. your pic is the background on my cell.
well I guess the old saying great minds think alike is true and for the shocker I would definitely put it in a housing after coating it in hot glue and the shock is continuous and it makes absolutely no noise
Try to find a high frequency sound generator and hide that while everyone is trying to sleep also make it small no clue how to though I was just reminded of this because someone has the bumblebee ring-tone on their phone at my school and it is extremely high pitched although it would have to be hidden very well
That or the 4x strength Icy Hot spread really thinly on the toilet seats although make sure to wear gloves and whatever you do don't get caught because they will kill you and you might want to leave ONLY one non-coated with it so you have one to use just find an out of order sign to put on it so everyone else will stay out of it.
Releasing into the dorms a horde of crickets (purchased from a bait store or a Walmart sports department) would be fairly harmless and might prove amusing.
Make sure it's not your tent!!
At my summer camp we had canoes, and so we took people's shoes from the cabin near us and sent them out on the canoe into the lake. It was a lot of fun to watch.
When we had canoes, we would install plugs in the bottom, and tie them to the dock. when they would go out, it pops the plug and sinks the boat. Then they got metal canoes, so I dont want to bring more power tools then I need.
you dont need power tools you just put their belongings in them when they are away from their dorm then take their stuff and run as fast as you can put it in the canoes untie the rope and watch them sail
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  acidbass5 years ago
heh
yep
it is better when you take their suitcase and sail it out
Axe bombs were popular a very long time ago when I was at summer camp. Tape together a few of those axe spray canisters, tape down the nozzles, and toss into the neighbor's cabin. The people in that cabin will have headaches for at least the rest of the night.
they smell horrible, I have had that done to me, and I threw it back.
i find the get a beat him, I mean "tell" him to stop...
*has a weird look on his face* I don't know where those fist marks came from.
...ummm...What fist marks? When did this happen?
*still looking innocent* i don't know do you?
know what...?
What were you we talking about?
Kiteman5 years ago
Just try looking deliberately innocent whenever you see people walking into their dorms. They will get so paranoid.
Thelonelysandwitch (author)  Kiteman5 years ago
i always do that.
My friend tried this at a camp with great succes (many people annoyed). He took his trumpet (If you don't play trumpet, find a recording) and played taps loudly around four in the morning.
That's not a prank, that's expressing a death-wish!