The Sims Freeplay- Vacationers Guide to the Outdoors Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 11 UNLOCKS: opens gate to campground TIME LIMIT: 7 days PRIZE: sleeping bags

To start this quest and unlock the campgrounds you need to build the campground which can be found behind the community center in sim town. If you complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock sleeping bags, you can still complete this quest once the time is up to open the campgrounds but you won’t get the sleeping bags

You cannot complete this quest at the same time as any other discovery questimage



Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has

  • Call a sim to the campground
  • Introduce yourself to the ranger- 1 minute


  • Offer to help the ranger- 5 minutes
  • Clean up the garbage- 4 hours 30 minutes


  • Clean the garbage bin- 6 hours 30 minutes


  • Discuss clues with Clay (the ranger)- 5 minutes
  • Solve the rangers puzzle: (the answer is below so you don’t need to search for clues)

ANSWER: Plants- 5 hours 30 minutes

  • Investigate the footprints- 11 hours 30 minutes


  • Ask Clay about the footprints- 1 minute
  • Research wildlife book- 19 hours (bookcase)


  • Investigate the trash at home- 5 minutes


  • Go to the park
  • Examine footprints- 12 hours 30 minutes


  • Ask Clay for help- 5 minutes (he should appear at the park)
  • Watch world of wonders on TV- 19 hours


  • Go to the park
  • Solve the tracking puzzle:

ANSWER: BBQ- 4 hours 30 minutes

  • Search the BBQ- 4 minutes


  • Sleep through alarm (bed)- 10 hours 30 minutes (can be started early)
  • Discuss plan with Clay (at the campground)- 15 minutes
  • Set the bait:

ANSWER: Plants, Fruits and Nuts- 8 hours 30 minutes (on the X)

  • Pet the deer
  • Feed the deer- 15 hours 30 minutes
  • Pet the deer- 1 minute
  • Talk to Clay- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Accept title- 30 seconds


Now the quest is complete you can unlock and open the picnic area and clean it to start the Survivalist Hobby, check out My Guide to the Campgrounds post for more information

Prize: Sleeping bags


Where can I find them? In the outdoor furniture section

Cost? S1,500, 12SP, 20SP and 5LP

Is it worth it? Yes! What sim wouldn’t want to sleep outside, Preteens to Seniors can use the sleeping bags. Not sure I will be spending 20SP on a rainbow sleeping bag though!


Watch my step by step video of this quest here:


please read before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
Build deer spring falls to start this quest

Does the time limit start when I click to build or once the building has complete?
Once it has finished building the quest and time limit will begin

Why can’t I do this discovery quest yet?
You cannot do more than one discovery quest at the same time, if you are currently on another one (the list can be found here) you will not be able to do this one until that one is completed

Can I do discovery quests at the same time as a main quest?
Yes you can

Do I have to do this quest?
If you don’t start building the campgrounds you don’t have to do this quest at all but if you have already started building or started this quest you need to complete it before you can move on to the next quest

I haven’t started this quest yet, will it still be available when I want to do it?
Yes it will be, you can choose to start it whenever you like

How do I send my sim to the campgrounds?
Go to the campgrounds and click on the whistle next to a sim who isn’t busy on the simtracker, this post explains more about the simtracker

I’m stuck on searching for clues, how do I do this?
You don’t need to search for clues, the answers are below

What is the answer to the rangers puzzle?

What is the answer to the tracking puzzle?
The barbecue

What do you mean when you say a goal can be started early?
Any goal that you can normally do can be started early because you will have access to it and any goal that you can’t normally do you will have to wait until you get the goal to be able to complete it
The tip with this method is to put the sim doing that action early in a different house that you cannot go to until you get that goal or it will not work

What do you use to set the bait?
Plants, fruits and nuts

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
Sleeping bags

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the survivalist hobby and campgrounds before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start building the campgrounds you don’t have to do this quest but once it is built the quest will begin

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

Last updated September 2019


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