Camping Recipes for Kids

Family camping in Lake George is a great way to spend quality time together, and that includes preparing meals around the fire. Say goodbye to boring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and the same old campfire s’mores, and create lifelong memories with these easy camping recipes that the kids will not only love, but will love to help make.

Muffin Tin Breakfast

Enjoy a hot breakfast of eggs, ham, cheese and potatoes cooked in a muffin tin. Here’s what’ll you need:

  • 6 Eggs
  • Chopped Ham
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Diced Potatoes
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Muffin Tin

Directions: Crack 6 eggs into individual muffin tin wells, sprinkle with chopped ham and shredded cheese. Place the diced potatoes in the other 6 wells and season with salt and pepper. Bake on a flat rock over the campfire, a cooking grate, or on the grill.

Pigs in a Blanket

You could grill up some hot dogs and serve them in buns, or you could get the kids involved with this twist on a camp favorite. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Hot Dogs (or turkey dogs)
  • Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • Clean Wooden Sticks or Skewers
  • Aluminum Foil

Directions: Push a stick into the end of the hot dog, about ¾ of way and wrap one pre-cut triangle of crescent roll dough around the hot dog. Loosely wrap the dough covered hot dog in aluminum foil and roast it over the fire, slowly turning the stick for 15-20 minutes. Serve with a side of ketchup and mustard.

Campfire Popcorn

Keep the kids entertained with a healthy and fun-to-make snack of campfire popcorn. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Popcorn Kernels
  • Oil
  • Butter & Salt for Seasoning
  • Aluminum Foil
  • String
  • Sticks

Directions: Tear off an 18-inch square of foil. In the center of each square, add 1 teaspoon oil and 1 tablespoon popcorn. Bring the corners of the foil together and tie with a string. Place the parcel on the hot coals and shake with a stick until the popcorn is popped. Season with butter and salt.

Campfire Pizza

Everything tastes better toasted over an open fire, and that includes pizza. Here’s what’ll you need:

  • Pre-Made Pizza Dough
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Grated Mozzarella Cheese
  • Toppings (ex. pepperoni)
  • Frying Pan (optional

Directions: Place the pizza dough on a grill rack or a frying pan large enough to fit the pizza base, and allow the crust to heat up for a couple of minutes. Next, add the sauce, followed by any toppings and the cheese.

Apple Pie on a Stick

New York is known for its apples, and this recipe turns the healthy fall favorite into an easy campfire dessert.  Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Apples (any variety)
  • Cinnamon
  • Sugar
  • Clean Wooden Sticks or Skewers

Directions: Push a stick through the apple and roast it over the fire, turning the stick as you would a marshmallow. When the apple peel loosens, carefully peel it off and discard. In a bowl, mix one-part cinnamon with four-parts sugar and roll the apple around in the mixture until it is evenly coated on all sides. Roast over fire for a few more minutes and let cool.


Book a Camping Trip in Lake George

Camping is a great family activity, and something your kids will remember throughout their lives. Book a 3-night stay at King Phillip’s Campground this fall and get the third night free. Our Lake George campground offers both tent and RV campsites, including pull-through sites for easy setup and full hook-up sites with water, electric, sewer and cable connections.

Call (518) 668-5763 to make a reservation or request to book online.