If you were looking for the article about the episode, then see "The Camping Episode."

The "Camp Fire Song Song" is a song that SpongeBob sings in "The Camping Episode," "Patchy's Playlist," and "The Camping Episode: Puppet Edition!"

Patrick sings a verse in the song as well, but he cannot catch up because SpongeBob is singing too fast, so he instead resorts to playing the drums near the end.


SpongeBob: I call this one, the Campfire Song Song. [SpongeBob is playing the ukulele]
Let's gather 'round the campfire and sing our campfire song,
Our C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song.
And if you don't think that we can sing it faster then you're wrong
But it'll help if you just sing along!
Patrick: Bum, bum, bum...
SpongeBob: [sings quickly] C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song, C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song,
And if you don't think that we can sing it faster then you're wrong,
But it'll help if you just sing along.
Patrick: [in the background, struggling to keep up] Singing our song!
SpongeBob: C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E S-O-N-G song, Patrick!
Patrick: Song! C-A-M-P-F-I-R-E...
SpongeBob: Squidward!
[Squidward keeps silent and stares at SpongeBob.]
It'll help, it'll help!
If you just sing along!
[Fireworks, SpongeBob smashes the ukulele, Patrick slams a drum on SpongeBob]
Oh, yeah!


  • In 2003 in Australia, Nickelodeon Australia made a competition for all children around Australia, which was whoever could sing the song the fastest by taking a video of themselves singing it and posting it for the competition would win a multitude of SpongeBob SquarePants merchandise.[citation needed]
  • According to The Tom Kenny Collection, the description he gives for "The Camping Episode" revealed that he sang the "Campfire Song Song" very speedily during the recording session. When SpongeBob sings fast, it was purely Tom Kenny, it was not edited to be fast. There were no artificial speed filters used; thus revealing that Tom Kenny can sing very speedily.
  • The song is mentioned again by SpongeBob in "Frozen Face-Off," much to Squidward's annoyance.
  • In the French dub, this song is left untranslated with the exception of "Oh, yeah!"
  • in the Indonesian dub, this song never played in the episode because of time constraints.
  • This song is heard in the Family Guy episode "Road to Rupert," in which Peter Griffin watches the episode's scene where SpongeBob and Patrick sing the song. The song was written by Dan Povenmire, who was also a director on that Family Guy episode. Because of this, he was able to gain the rights to the song.
    • Unlike the SpongeBob version, Squidward is not in it.

Family Guy - SpongeBob Campfire Song Song

  • In a 2020 TikTok[1], Dan Povenmire revealed that in the final version of the song he wrote, Patrick would say "Letters, letters, letters..." instead of trying and failing to keep up with SpongeBob spelling "Campfire Song". This change was suggested by Povenmire's partner, Jay Lender, and Dan admits that he thought it was funnier that way. However, this change was reversed in the final episode.
Music (VTE)

Original Theme HighlightsThe SpongeBob SquarePants MovieThe Yellow AlbumThe Best Day EverThe Sponge Who Could FlySpongeBob's Greatest HitsIt's a SpongeBob Christmas!Music from The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of WaterThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Theme SongA Day Like ThisAhhhhAll You Need is FriendsThe Alphabet SongAttitude of GratitudeBack in EncinoBarnacles!Beats by BobBeautiful DreamerBee Line for the Tree LineThe Best Day EverBikini BottomBikini Bottom - Rock BottomBossy BootsThe Bubble SongCampfire Song SongCha-ChingThe ChefBob SongChristmas Eve JittersChristmas Is MineClarinet WizardDead EyeDoing the SpongeDoin' the Krabby PattyDear FriendDon't Be a Jerk (It's Christmas)Down the WellThe Dragon is HereElectric ZooEverybody Loves the SpongeEmployee of the MonthFishin' for MoneyFrozen Krabby Patty SongFueling the BusThe F.U.N. SongGary Come HomeGive It All You GotGive Jellyfish Fields a ChanceGood-Bye, AtlantisGoofy Goober RockGoofy Goober SongThis Grill is Not a HomeHe's FlyingHe's Our Mermaid ManHey All You PeopleHey, Mean Mr. BossmanHigh Seas ChantIt's High Time We Went on TourHo Ho HoedownHot FruitcakeI Can't Keep My Eyes Off of YouI Hate PeopleI Wrote ThisIdiot FriendsIf I Could Talk to MoneyI Will Trap SantaI Love Krabby PattiesIf Only I Could Join YouThe Jellyfishing SongJust a KidKrabby Patty Jingle (song)Kung Fu RockThe Krusty Krab PizzaLivin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the MoonlightLoop de LoopMeatball, MeatballMr. Krabs' SongMusical DoodleMy Leg Is In Love!My Tighty WhiteysNever Give UpThe Nitwitting SongNow That We're MenOcean ManOh, Krusty KrabOh, My KarenPets Are People TooPlankton's SongPatrick StarPretty Ribbons and BowsPrehibernation (song)Prince Paul's Bubble PartyPlankton Jams the SignalRidin' the HookRipped PantsRubber Hose RagRap BattleThe Road SongSandy's SongSailing Over The Dogger BankSanta Has His Eye on MeSanta Won't Let You DownSnowflakesSo Long, Bikini BottomSpongeBob and Patrick Confront the Psychic Wall of EnergyThe SpongeBob History SongSpongeBob ScaredyPantsSquidward's SongSquidward's Tiki LandSqueeze MeSuperiorSurreptitiously MineSurfin' SummerSandy SquirrelSquidward's BackThe Suction Cup SymphonySweet VictoryScurvy Ain't For the Likes of MeThat's the RodeoThank Gosh It's MondayThumbs SongTeamworkTogetherThey'll Soon DiscoverTruth or Square Theme SongsTexasThat's What Friends DoUnder My RockUnderwater SunThe Very First ChristmasWe've Got ScurvyWhen Worlds CollideWhere's GaryWe're the Ghouls of the Briny DeepWet, Wet ChristmasWho Am I?Who Wants to Race Me?You Will Obey!You Better SwimYou're Old

Short Songs
4-PlyAyCookie, Wookie, Teddy BearIt's All About You GirlIndoorsFor He's A Jolly Good RookieSquidly's 7 SongsBirthday Song for SquidwardBikini Bottom National AnthemI'm PatrickOff to WorkWe're Gonna Be PiratesPearl's Me DaughterThe Striped Sweater SongBest Friends Forever RingSanta's Coming TonightBrush, Brush, Brush My TeethWelcome Home, SandyLife on the PrairieEat at The Krusty KrabLaundry Song

Associated production musicOriginal music

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