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Camping Food for Kids

Amruta Deshpande
Planning a camping trip with your kids this weekend? Not being able to decide on what food to carry? Here are few a ideas that will help you to prepare some great camping food for kids, and make the trip an interesting and fun experience.

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Camping is the best way to spend quality time with one's family. It is a great way of taking a break from the stressful and fast paced lifestyle and serves as an excellent source of recreation.
Setting up a camp in the outdoors can be an enthralling and fun filled experience for the kids.
When planning for such a trip, there are a number of things that need to be considered, and a checklist can be of great help to you. The biggest question while preparing for a camp is, 'what to eat?' Food is an extremely important aspect to be considered while going for any outdoor trip, especially when you have kids with you.

Choosing Meal Menus

Choosing the best camping meals for kids can be a difficult job for some, especially if your kids are picky eaters. However, remember, anything and everything tastes better outdoors and can make even the pickiest eaters ask for more.
The fresh air seems to double everyone's appetite and common mistakes like burned or blackened food will also be overlooked. Modifying the usual items slightly or just renaming them can make the food a hit among your kids.


Cheesy pizzas are all time favorites of children. An easy option would be serve individual pizzas.
Pita bread or normal white bread could serve as the crust. Add sauce and toppings like onion, pepper, and ham. Top it with cheese, place it in a pie cooker over a camp fire and the yummy cheesy pizza is ready. The children can also make their own pizzas which can be a great camp activity for them.


S'mores are almost like a campfire tradition. Kids love to make their own s'mores with lots of creative ideas.
Find a clean stick and poke it through a marshmallow. Now hold the marshmallow over the fire until it turns brown, sandwich it between two squares of chocolates and crackers and enjoy the delicious treat.

Hot Dogs

Hot dogs are one of the best camping food options for kids. Make the patties at home and carry it in a cooler. Just grill it over the fire and your hot dogs are ready to be chomped on. You could also make hamburgers or traditional sandwiches.

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs along with bacon are easy to make and enjoyed by the kids anytime. You want the kids to remain healthy and this can be a good option for the kids during the camping trip.

Foil Wraps

A foil wrapped meal is the easiest camping food for kids.
They are simple to prepare and require only a foil and a charcoal grill or camp fire. Fill the foil packets with meat and vegetables of your choice. Add a little seasoning and cook it over the camp fire or in the grill for a delicious meal.

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Fruits are the best and healthiest foods to carry for a camp. Easy to carry and serve a nutritious snack for the kids, and also helps building endurance. Carry fruits like apples, grapes, watermelons, and dried fruits.
You could also carry biscuits, cookies, sauces, jams, and pickles for the kids. Energy drinks are a must for outdoor camps. They help you maintain your energy levels and keep you fresh throughout the day. So, now that you have an idea about the food you can take, plan an outdoor kid's summer camp immediately and get going!