10 Easy Camping Food and Recipes for Kids

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Camping Breakfast Ideas

Camp food and treats kids will love to help make

These camping food ideas and recipes will make even the most picky little eaters smile. From hearty Hobo tin-foil dinners to campfire treats, and Monkey bread to Dirt and Worms pie desserts, these recipes and meals are so easy you can let the kids help make their own.

Making your kid’s favorite foods in camp doesn’t have to be complicated, or time-consuming – it just takes a little creativity.

Parents know: Kids always want to help, and most of these recipes are simple enough to let them do it themselves – with just a little adult supervision.

Desserts and Campfire Treats First

Good nutricious food for the kids might be your priority, but we all know that for kids – it is all about the treats, and the selections below are time-tested camp favorites that are sure to create the excitement and memories you hope for.

Campfire Orange Brownies
Brownie Oranges – Campfire Treat

With just a little adult supervision, this fun and easy camping recipe idea for kids is one they can can make themselves. So simple – just an orange, some brownie, (or cake), mix, and foil.
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Dutch oven Monkey Bread
Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread Campfire Treat

So easy. This camping recipe lets the kids have all the fun, and you just have to handle the Dutch oven for them.
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Campfire Dessert Burrito
Chocolate Dessert Burritos

Gooey and sweet – it will quickly become the campfire treat the kids will want to do on every camping trip. These Dessert Burritos are a great evening campfire treat too. Very little clean-up – and no cookware to use.
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Campfire Hobo Breadstick Pastry
Hobo Campfire Breadsticks

This one needs adult supervision, but the results will amaze the kids. Better plan for at least two each.
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Campfire Hot Dog Spiders
Campfire Hot Dog Spiders Treat

With just a little adult supervision, this fun and easy idea is one they can can make themselves. So simple – just slice some hot dogs, and roast them on a stick. The kids will be amazed at the shapes they turn into.
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Camping Dirt and Worms Pie
Dirt and Worms Pie for Kids

This one is as much an activity for kids as it is a dessert item. All their favorites; chocolate pudding, Gummy worms, Oreo cookies, and Milk Duds or Malted balls. But, it does take some simple pre-preparation before turning the kids loose to out it together.
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These camping menu and meal planning tips will help you decide what you need for the meals.

And these smart camp food packing tips can save time and weight when it comes to getting all the food and coolers into camp.


Camping Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Most kids will be just as happy with a bowl of their favorite cereal and some juice, and for days with a full agenda this is a great idea, but when you want to make breakfast a little more special – these selections will certainly get their attention.

 Hobo Omelet in a Baggie  on camping plate graphic
Hobo Baggie Omelets Breakfast Idea

Imagine their surprise when you show them how they can cook an egg omelet in a plastic baggie. Give them a variety of ingredients, and let them make it “their way.”

Camping Ham and Egg (Mc)Muffin
Camping Ham and Egg (Mc)Muffins

This ham, egg, and cheese breakfast uses an English muffin and is a delicious, and easy, breakfast. Just tell the kids McDonald told you how to make it.

Hearty Breakfast Burrito
Hearty Camping Breakfast Burrito

This hearty breakfast burrito is as impressive as it is delicious and easy to make. It has all the favorite breakfast foods; sausage, and/or bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, and cheese.


Suggested breakfast cooking gear:

camp stove or campfire bread toaster
Tip: Add toasted bread, muffins, or bagels to your camp breakfast with one of these inexpensive, ($5), folding camp toasters. works on a camp stove or campfire grate.
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Coleman camp stove grills and griddles
Camp Stove Griddles

Tip: A cast iron griddle or grill plate will be one of the best pieces of camp cooking gear you ever buy. No more struggling with limited space, or thin frying pans. Just fit the griddle over your camp stove burners, (or campfire grate), and you will soon be cooking restaurant-quality food.


Camping Lunch Ideas for Kids

Typical camp lunches are quick and easy – grab and go meals. With the emphasis on little preparation or cook time.

Tacos in a Bag Camp Lunch
Tacos in a Bag Camp Lunch idea
A quick and easy camp meal with almost no clean-up, but lots of novelty. Your kids will be talking about this one long after the camping trip is over.

Pie Iron Camp Food Grilled Cheese
How to Make Pie Iron Pizza and other Kid’s foods
So quick and easy, these pie iron ideas for camp meals and treats are a real novelty. Your kids will be talking them long after the camping trip is over.

More Camping Recipe Ideas for Kids – Dinner

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Be Ready For Bad Weather
CampingwithGus.com Kid's Bad Weather Survival Kit
Rainy Weather Survival Kit for Camping with Kids

This “Bad Weather” Survival kit will help maintain everyone’s sanity when bad weather forces kids, (and you), inside a tent or cabin for long periods of time.


If you go camping with kids, you should have at least one Pie Iron, (preferably one for each kid), in your camping cookware. They are versatile – you can make anything from grilled cheese sandwiches to instant fruit pies. And they are so safe and easy to use that you can let your young campers make their own fun camping recipes for kids.


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