Kids Camping Recipes

Kids camping recipes are a great way to keep the kids entertained when camping. It will often motivate them to eat, given they have contributed to the production of their meal.

The secret to a good kids camping recipe is to keep it simple, you need to be able to keep their attention and interest.

These ideas will get you started, and then from here I'm sure you'll think up many more.



Fun Kids Camping Recipes

foil, snacks, snack bags, skewers

From main courses around the campfire to snacks and desserts for the picnic table, these are sure to be hits on your next camping trip.

Some things you must have for camping with kids and these recipes: foil, foil pans, skewers, and snack bags.

Snacks like nuts, handy fruit like bananas, apples, fruit cups are all good to have on hand. If you don't need them for recipes you'll need them for in between, for sure.


Baked Potatoes

Baked Potatoes are always a great hit, just wrap the potato in foil and place in the camp fire until cooked (this will vary depending on the size of the potato).

At this point they can either start preparing some filling or go back to play for a while.

As far as fillings go, pick their favorites, you know what they are: grated cheese, sour cream, mushrooms, tin corn, chili, or other veggies, butter, just to name a few ideas.


Banana Boats

Peel back the banana in one spot and cut a narrow slice out of the banana.

Stuff the banana with chocolate buds or marshmallows, or anything else you favor, then, pull the banana skin back over the banana and wrap in foil.

Place in the camp fire for about 5-10 minutes. Note: Once cooked remove from the fire and the foil before eating.


Apple Crumble

Place a piece of foil flat and spray or wipe with oil. Place chopped up apple and rolled oats inside.

Add a dash of peanut butter or caramel top and fill (which comes in a tin), then wrap the foil up and cook in the fire for approximately half an hour.


Macaroni Cheese

10g Macaroni, 50g cheddar cheese (grated), 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, 1 tbsp milk, 5 tbsp butter, foil container.

Pre-cook pasta, add all other ingredients and place in foil container.

Wrap container with foil then place on grill or in camp fire to cook (for approx. 20 minutes, however this may vary depending on cooking method), stir and let sit prior to serving.


Fruit Fondue

Whenever I want my little one to eat more fruit, this is the trick I use.

Simply cut up whatever fruit you have, such as bananas, apples, peaches, and pineapple, or open a couple of fruit cups.

Set out little dishes or disposable cups of chocolate syrup, whipped cream, maple syrup, or whatever you choose, provide little fondue forks or wooden skewers, and turn them loose.

They will love skewering the fruit and dipping it into the "sauces".

This idea works with other types of foods, too, so use your imagination.


And of course the most popular kids camping recipes include marshmallows, which are always a favorite around the campfire, especially when heated on the end of a stick or long skewer.


Muffin Filled Oranges

by Renee 
(Colorado)

This was submitted by a reader, and it's a fun idea!

Cut the top off an orange and scoop out the fruit. Serve the fruit as a snack and save the outer orange for later. (Mom's, this can be done ahead of time to make it more fun for the kids while camping.)

All you need is a box of jiffy muffin mix. I like blueberry, but choose your favorite flavor.

Prepare and pour the mix into the hollow orange peel, put the top back on and wrap in foil. Toss onto white coals until muffin is "baked". 10 minutes or so. It's a lot of fun and kids always enjoy a new type of dish. :-)


Hot Dogs on a Stick

by Linda (Ohio)

Let them skewer hot dogs or sausages or small chucks of meat and veg to roast over the fire.


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