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Ideas for YW Camp Food

Try this site.  It has wonderful Camp recipes. Good luck.  Sheryl

Our girls always loved stir fry foil dinners (I make these at home and they are one of the most popular meals), salad bar, baked potato bar, reflector oven pizzas (made on english muffins with pizza sauce, cheese and whatever toppings they like).

Oh yeah, how about banana boats!  Yummy.  Carefully peel down a small section of the peel.  Slit the banana lengthwise.  Stuff with mini marshmallows, milk chocolate chips and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Put the peel back up, wrap in foil and throw in the coals for 2-5 minutes.

Boiling eggs in a paper cup is always fun.

Dutch oven biscuits are easy.  Then make them into breakfast sandwiches with scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese.

OR, how about Breakfast Burritos.  They were always popular with our girls.

Involve the girls in planning the food.  They will be happier, and so will you!   Good luck! ~Karen

This is a great recipe that our girls loved!  They're called omelets in a bag.  You have a great big pot of boiling water with some kind on wire stick long enough to go across the top of it.  You have all your omelet ingredients, eg. ham, cheese, onions.  Each girl has a zip loc bag and chooses which ingredients she'd like.  You then take the wire and poke a hole in the top of the zip loc bag and set it in the water until the eggs are done.  With this recipe the girls can be as picky as they want! ~Jade

One breakfast favorite, is scrambled eggs with bacon (or whatever else you want to add) put in warmed pitas. ~Kathy

We have a cooking competition for one meal.  Usually it is breakfast.  In the past we have had them all at one meal but this year we are going to have each level do it on a different day.  ~Tina

For our camp we have had the wards do their cooking and buy their own food.  But one year we had a camp cook for us.  We had Dutch oven chicken that of course smelled wonderful throughout camp and tasted great.  It took a lot of Dutch ovens, but good.  For a breakfast before a long day of hiking or service project we had ship wreck:  cooked potatoes sliced, cooked sausage, scrambled eggs and cream of mushroom soup.  Sounds scary but the girls loved it and it was high in carbos for the long hikes and service projects we did.   Another meal was beef stew, and soup in bread bowls.  Bread bowls were the high cost but it was good.  Lunches were pretty regular: sub sandwiches and taco salad and chicken salad with grapes in pita pockets.  I have been to camp for years and just love most of the food cooked outside. One meal we did not like was pigs in a blanket, since we cooked them on a stick over the fire and didn't get done consistently.  Good luck and have fun.  ~Diane

Some of our yearly favorites are egg mcmuffins for breakfast.  The girls love making them and they are yummy.  Pita sandwiches are also good.  Dinners seem to always be the scary meal for the girls.  I think the most important feedback I got from our girls was that they really wanted food that was familiar and not weird.  They enjoyed anything we made that wasn't too different.  ~Veronica

I found a recipe for Johnnycakes that , I am told, was a favorite dish of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Someone earlier had posted a request for pioneer snacks. This might just fit the bill.


3 cups cornmeal
1 cup flour
2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 T. molasses
3 cups buttermilk
2 well beaten eggs

Sift together dry ingredients. Slowly stir in molasses and buttermilk and mix well. Add beaten eggs and beat hard for two minutes. Pour into shallow, well-greased pans and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.