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Menus, Recipes & Shopping Lists

Menu 3: Kids' Favorites

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.


Breakfast burritos with scrambled eggs, bacon, & cheese, juice, hot cocoa, coffee or tea


Dogs in a Sleeping Bag, mac and cheese, juice, cookies; granola bars and apples for snacks


Chicken & veggie shish kabobs, corn on the cob, baked potatoes; S'mores for desert


Blueberry Maple Pancakes, butter, Vermont maple syrup, sausage, juice, hot cocoa, coffee or tea


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:

____ blueberries
____ apples
____ grape tomatoes
____ mushrooms
____ green peppers
____ red peppers
____ green squash
____ yellow squash
____ baking potatoes
____ corn on the cob
____ sliced cheese
____ bacon
____ eggs
____ milk
____ butter
____ hot dogs
____ pizza or bread dough
____ ice

Dry goods:

____ tortillas or wraps
____ boxed mac and cheese
____ juice boxes
____ graham crackers
____ cookies
____ granola bars
____ cookies
____ chocolate
____ marshmallows
____ flour
____ Vermont maple syrup
____ baking powder
____ baking soda
____ coffee, tea, cocoa
____ ketchup
____ mustard
____ salt & pepper
____ cooking oil

Camp needs:

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


Cooking Notes:

You are probably familiar with most dishes on this list.

Tip: Pre-bake potatoes at home and keep in foil. They will heat quickly for breakfast and dinner.

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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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