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Camping Tips & Tricks:
Menus, Recipes & Shopping Lists

Menu 4: Mix it Up

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, turkey sausage, juice, cocoa, tea or coffee


Sandwiches with turkey, tomatoes, cheddar, lettuce and mayo or mustard, baby carrots, yogurt, cookies; granola bars, apples and string cheese for snacks


Tacos in a Bag, grapes, lemonade, S'mores


Fruit and 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:

____ bananas
____ apples
____ strawberries
____ blueberries
____ grapes
____ kiwi fruit
____ tomatoes
____ lettuce
____ baby carrots
____ sliced cheese
____ shredded cheese
____ string cheese
____ milk
____ eggs
____ butter
____ cream cheese
____ sour cream
____ 20 oz. vanilla yogurt
____ single yogurts
____ turkey sausage
____ sliced turkey
____ hamburger
____ ice

Dry goods:

____ cinnamon bread
____ sandwich bread
____ muffins
____ juice boxes
____ lemonade mix
____ graham crackers
____ cookies
____ granola bars
____ tortilla chips
____ chocolate
____ marshmallows
____ salsa
____ Vermont maple syrup
____ peanuts or pecans
____ coffee, tea, cocoa
____ mayonnaise
____ 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. Click on the highlighted dishes above to view recipes.

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Weekend Itineraries
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Checklists & Instruction Sheets
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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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