The objective is to keep playing the game until everyone finally figures out why they get to come along. When everyone brings something starting with their initial, the game is over. Be sure to tell everyone not to let the secret out when they figure it out. If there are younger kids who might get angry being told they can’t come, we’ve “helped” them by giving an idea but not telling them why. Tell Johnny that he can bring Jolly Ranchers but don’t let him know why just yet. If playing with older kids or adults no hints are allowed.
This game only works when just a few people in the circle know the rules. The first person says “I’m going camping and I’m bringing…she says something that starts with the first letter of her name. The next person has to bring something starting with his/her name. If they don’t say a word starting with their initial, the 1st person says “Sorry, you can’t come.” and moves to the next person. Whenever someone uses their first initial, they get to “come along”, if they don’t, they can’t come. The game continues around the circle, but on every turn the person must bring something else (as long as it starts with their letter.)