Monday, May 30, 2011

National Camping Month - June

Camping Food
Howdy, campers!  My 10 year old daughter, Maddie, and I recently went on a Girl Scout camping trip.  It conjured up memories of when my sister and I went to Girl Scout camp just a few (20+) years ago.  In honor of National Camping Month I thought I would share a few fun recipes and activities we did on our campout. Don't worry, if the thought of camping outdoors is not appealing to you, these are perfect activities for your backyard, too.  Don't forget that June 25th is the Great American Backyard Campout.  You can start planning a fun experience for your kids now.

Gorp Galore
All of the girls brought their favorite snack to make a fun snack mix called Gorp.  It was a buffet of healthy and not-so-healthy.  This is a fun activity that the girls created and took on hikes.

Banana Boats
An all time favorite. 
chocolate chips
graham crackers

Slit the banana down the center.  Slice the banana while it is still inside the peel.  Stuff with chocolate chips and cook over heat.
NEW IDEA:   We ran out of spoons to eat our banana boat, so we had to improvise.  We happened to have lots of graham crackers from the s'mores so we hulled out the boat with our graham crackers.  Delicious!

English Muffin Wood Fired Pizza
The flavor of a pizza over the grill, is awesome and unique.  We set it up buffet style so they could make their own.  We covered a pan with aluminum foil and cooked them over the fire. 

Lettuce Boats
Romaine Lettuce
Fill a leaf of lettuce with lots of fun veggies.  Squirt your favorite dressings and roll it up.  yum!


  1. Yum!! Love the blog, and can't wait to try the recipes!

  2. Family Fun magazine just had the banana boats and they added mini marshmallows along with the chocolate chips. Sounds yummy to me!


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