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Menu 6: Sophisticated Palate

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.


Warm scones with mascarpone
cheese; Greek vanilla yogurt with strawberries, blueberries and pecans; hot cocoa, tea or coffee


Grilled tomato and brie sandwiches, pasta salad from store, sliced apples with vanilla yogurt dip*, dark chocolate


Grilled salmon, roasted red potatoes with garlic and rosemary, veggie kabobs, S'mores made with chocolate-peppermint candy


Oatmeal with
blueberries, strawberries and maple syrup, yogurt, 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:

____ strawberries
____ blueberries
____ bananas
____ apples
____ baby spinach/arugula
____ tomatoes
____ garlic
____ mushrooms
____ yellow squash
____ green squash
____ red pepper
____ green pepper
____ onions
____ mascarpone cheese
____ large Greek vanilla yogurt
____ brie cheese
____ pre-made pasta salad
____ juice
____ salmon
____ ice

Dry goods:

____ scones
____ oatmeal
____ whole grain bread
____ pecans
____ graham crackers
____ cookies
____ coffee or tea
____ chocolate w/peppermint
____ dark chocolate
____ marshmallows
____ country style Dijon mustard
____ Vermont maple syrup
____ honey
____ cinnamon
____ powdered sugar
____ vanilla extract
____ rosemary
____ salt & pepper
____ cooking oil
____ cooking spray

Camp needs:

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


Cooking Notes:

Scones are especially yummy when wrapped in foil and heated on campfire grill. Salmon can be grilled on the campfire grill by using heavy duty aluminum foil coated with olive oil. Turn after about ten minutes and add a little rosemary. Cook for ten minutes more. Roast the red potatoes by chopping into bite-sized pieces on top of sheet of foil. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and rosemary. Cook for 20 - 30 minutes, turning once.

Click on highlighted dishes above for complete recipe.

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Checklists & Instruction Sheets
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Menus & Recipes
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Fun Activities
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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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