You’re ready for a fantastic campout! Whether it’s in the middle of the mountains or your own backyard, these four delicious recipes will fill you up and give you energy. They all taste amazing and are guaranteed crowd pleasers, from grandparents to the littlest scout.
Don’t miss the fun tips and games below, plus a bonus campfire breakfast recipe. It’s everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors and that special kind of cozy you only feel when you’re curled up in a sleeping bag.
Cozy Campout Fun Menu
- Start your cooking with a bowl of hot, smoky Lentil Bacon Soup.
- Next up are savory, juicy Flank Steak & Vegetable Wraps with Chimichurri Sauce.
- These Campfire Grilled Peaches are perfect to start or finish any meal of the day!
- Meet the tasty, healthy version of trail mix: Freeze-Dried Fruit, Nut, and Seed Mix
Fun Campout Tips & Games PLUS a Bonus Breakfast Recipe
- Camping means trading your tech for hands-on fun and games! Try Squirrel Tag, an entertaining twist on an old favorite. To play, one person is the squirrel catcher and everyone else is a squirrel, clinging to his or her own tree. (If your campground or backyard is low on trees, you can use lawn chairs.) When the catcher shouts “Squirrel scramble!” the squirrels all have to scurry to a new, unoccupied tree without being tagged. Once you get tagged, you’re the new squirrel catcher.
- Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow! Stop by the dollar store and get a selection of glow stick bracelets and necklaces on your way to the campground. When you arrive, turn the pieces into glowing X’s and O’s for a fun game of tic-tac-toe after dark. Then put the leftovers inside glass mason jars to make quick and easy glow-in-the-dark lanterns.
- Want to start your day the delicious, healthy way? Make a batch of Campfire Orange Blueberry Power Muffins. To make your muffins, cut 6 whole oranges in half and scoop out the fruit, leaving orange peel bowls. Fill one half of an orange peel with Blueberry Power Muffin batter and top with the empty orange peel half. Wrap the reassembled orange with three layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil, then repeat with the remaining five sets of orange peels. Toss them in the campfire to cook! Turn every minute or so for 5-6 minutes, then carefully remove one to test. (This is a job for a grown-up.) If it’s done, then remove all the muffins and enjoy. If not, give them another 1-3 minutes in the fire. The easiest way to eat your muffins is to scoop the centers out with a spoon. You’ll be amazed at the lovely orange flavor they get just from steaming inside the peel!
Hope you have a wonderful campout. If you try the recipes or tips, don’t forget to comment below and share your pics on our Facebook page.