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Kids' Favorite Camp Foods

Popular Camping Recipes For Kids


A camping trip with your kids requires good meal planning, so that you don't pack more than you really need, but most importantly, you want to take foods that the kids will eat and anjoy. Nobody knows better than parents what they're kids will eat, so check out some of these popular camping recipes for kids that were sent in by parents.

Blueberry Maple Pancakes

Eggs cooking over a campfire
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Pancakes are a popular campsite breakfast. This is one of my favorite versions, which goes great with bacon or sausage. You'll need a 2-burner stove, a small pot, and either a big frying pan or a stove-top griddle.

Breakfast Sandwiches

These are delicious to start your day! We also make them as "pies" with canned pie filling, cinnamon and sugar in the middle, topped with cream cheese. Try ham and Swiss cheese, tuna and cheese, pastrami on rye, pizzas (pizza sauce, pepperoni, sausage and mozzarella) - the sky's the limit on what you can come up with!

Camp Kabobs

Camp Kabobs are easy and mess free. The kids like eating them too, because they're fun to eat. Bake potatoes directly in the fire, add some bread and you've got a meal.

Camp Stuff

This recipe was discovered on a long cross country trip with my family many years ago, thus the name: Camp Stuff. We were almost done with our trip, and I still had these ingredients left over. So, in an attempt to fix a nice meal without wasting food, I combined everything to make a great dinner for all of us. It is very filling and will feed the neighbors, if they stop by to visit. The flavors all mix well together, and the kids love it.

Camp Style Italian Meatball Stew

I always try to come up with new and exciting dishes while camping to get away from the normal hamburgers and hot dogs. I made this meal on our last camping trip and surprisingly it was delicious. I served with new potatoes and corn on the cob, both cooked in foil packs, along with pre-buttered garlic bread you buy at the store that is in a foil wrap. It was a very filling meal that my husband and kids enjoyed.

Campfire Corn on the Cob

My kids love this recipe when we go camping. It is so easy and the corn will be really tender. It is a cheap and easy side dish for a campfire meal. 

Campfire Eggs

Our family doesn't think a camping trip is complete without at least one breakfast of campfire eggs, even the kids who don't eat eggs at home. 

Campfire Pizza

This is a Weight Watcher recipe for the oven, but friends tried on it on a campfire and it was yummy. This makes a good treat, and it's something that the kids could do.

Cheese Crisps

Both kids and adults will like this one, and it's simple to make. The only things that need cleaning up afterwards are the skillet and your fingers.

Dirt Dessert

Kids love this stuff. 
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