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Menu 7: Indulge

Cooking notes listed below. Recipes are available for highlighted dishes. You can also check out all of our recipes on our Recipe Page. Have a favorite? Send us yours!
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Friday Night

Don't plan on cooking dinner in camp if you're arriving in the evening. To make it easy, bring food you can eat in the car or at camp without cooking. Or, grab some pizza or deli sandwiches on the road.


Stuffed French Toast, sausage, orange slices, juice, cocoa, tea or coffee


Hot dogs, mac and cheese, potato chips, grapes, cookies


Tacos in a Bag, tortilla chips & salsa, refried beans, S'mores


Fruit & yogurt parfaits, muffins, juice, hot cocoa, tea or coffee


Grab some Vermont food at a deli or restaurant near the park - our staff can make recommendations for you; or, use leftovers from Saturday's lunch.
You can make meals even easier by planning a breakfast or lunch at a local restaurant. Ask the park staff for recommendations.
Shopping List
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Cold food:

____ strawberries
____ blueberries
____ bananas
____ oranges
____ grapes
____ kiwi fruit
____ tomatoes
____ shredded lettuce
____ mushrooms
____ sour cream
____ shredded cheese
____ butter
____ milk
____ large Greek vanilla yogurt
____ cream cheese
____ sausage
____ hot dogs
____ hamburger
____ ice

Dry goods:

____ cinnamon swirl bread
____ boxed mac and cheese
____ muffins
____ potato chips
____ tortilla chips
____ graham crackers
____ cookies
____ peanuts
____ salsa
____ marshmallows
____ Vermont maple syrup
____ juice boxes
____ cocoa, coffee, tea
____ canned refried beans
____ mustard
____ ketchup
____ salt & pepper
____ cooking oil
____ cooking spray

Camp needs:

____ heavy duty foil
____ paper towels
____ dish soap & scrubber
____ paper napkins
____ zipper bags
____ charcoal
____ matches


Cooking Notes:

Scones are especially yummy when wrapped in foil and heated on campfire grill. Salmon can be grilled on the campfire grill by using heavy duty aluminum foil coated with olive oil. Turn after about ten minutes and add a little rosemary. Cook for ten minutes more. Roast the red potatoes by chopping into bite-sized pieces on top of sheet of foil. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and rosemary. Cook for 20 - 30 minutes, turning once.

Click on highlighted dishes above for complete recipe.

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More Camping Tips & Tricks:

These fun videos walk you through some important camping skills
Weekend Itineraries
Wondering where to go and what to do? These sample itineraries figure it all out for you
Checklists & Instruction Sheets
What to pack, first aid kits, cooking tips, pets, rain and more!
Menus & Recipes
Seven camp-tested menus with recipes and shopping lists for any appetite
Fun Activities
Here we give you some ideas of fun things to do on your next camping trip
iPhone & Android Apps
Download one of our free smart phone apps to find parks for the activities you want to do
Park Events
All summer you can attend free concerts, nature and interpretive programs in the parks, see our schedule.


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