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Camping Tips & Tricks: Menus, Recipes & Shopping Lists

camping tips and tricks

Meet Sarah, Frank and family. They are one of our favorite, and funniest Vermont camping families. They've had their share of great times and near mishaps and are here to help you learn everything you need to know to have a blast in camp and on the trail!


These camp tested menus include printable shopping lists

Menu 1: Super Easy

Menu 2: Classic

Menu 3: Kids Favorites

Menu 4: Mix it Up

Menu 5: Vegetarian Delight

Menu 6: Campfire Gourmet

Menu 7: Indulge



Blueberry Maple Pancakes

Stuffed French Toast

Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits


Dogs in a Sleeping Bag

Grilled Tomato & Brie Sandwiches

Vanilla Yogurt Dip


Grilled Corn on the Cob

Tacos in a Bag

Roasted Potatoes or Veggies


S'mores Varieties

Ziploc Ice Cream

Cinnamon Apples


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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