One of camping’s many delights is campfire cooking. Whether you’re spending the weekend in a tent or choosing to experiment outside the RV kitchen, cooking over a campfire can be a fun option. Enjoying roasted eggplant or breakfast bacon and eggs with the family is a great way to bond, not to mention a lot of fun! To help you get inspired to try your hand at fire-roasted dinner plans, we recommend these easy campfire dinners.
One of the most popular campfire dinner methods are foil packs. This method of camp cooking usually involves meat and vegetables wrapped in tin foil and roasted on the fire. This savory meal includes a mixture of healthy veggies topped with your preferred type of meatloaf. Replace the grill instructions with about 40 minutes carefully watched by the campfire and you’ve got the perfect healthy camp dinner.
Every good day at the campground starts with a great breakfast. This nutritious breakfast is made with bacon, potatoes, egg, cheese and any other breakfast additions your family prefers. Simply toss your ingredients into a cast iron skillet and let them cook over the slow burning coals for a warm, delicious homemade breakfast.
If meat isn’t your desired dish, try this flavorful charred eggplant campfire dinner. Place your eggplant directly on the coals, which should be glowing red, and turn occasionally until the skins are blackened. Remove the skins, let them stand for about 30 minutes, then drizzle with olive oil and salt. Now you’re ready to tuck in!
A fun new take on pizza, this sandwich dish is a delicious campfire dinner option. Toss your favorite pizza ingredients between two slices of buttered bread and roast them on a sandwich iron for roughly ten minutes. Once the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown, you’re ready to dig in.
Slow-roasted dessert over the campfire doesn’t have to stop at s’mores – although no one is complaining when the marshmallows and graham crackers are brought out. If you’re itching to try something a bit more flavorful, we recommend these apple pie packets. Using the foil packet grilling method, mix apples, sugar, cornstarch, butter, cinnamon and lemon juice to create personal apple pie dishes. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect dessert. Yes, we know this isn’t dinner, but it’s so good we had to include it anyway.
Be the talk of the campground with this campsite jambalaya. Cooked in a large pot or wok over a grill or campfire with a grate, this deliciously filling dish is a sure hit. Mix the recommended jambalaya ingredients, or stick to your favorite family recipe, and let it cook over the campfire until the rice is tender and the shrimp is perfectly pink.
Warming hot dogs over the campfire is a well-loved tradition for campers everywhere. But if you’re looking to spice things up a bit, try grilling brats and veggies on a cast iron skillet. Caramelize onions and warm your preferred variety of peppers on a cast iron skillet for a more flavorful version of fire-roasted hot dogs.
These easy campfire dinners are perfect for anyone looking to mix things up when it comes to camp cooking. Try making your meals over the campfire and let us know how it goes. If you’re in need of a new RV to take you camping this season, Juniata Valley RV is here to supply you with towable trailers, motorhomes, truck campers and compact units. Visit our site to see what we have in stock or call 1 (877) 714-0415 to speak with our friendly sales staff.
Camping season officially begins with the start of spring, and it’s time to start making your reservations. Visiting new towns and new campgrounds is one of the most exciting parts of RVing. But choosing where to go next can be overwhelming; you have to consider location, campground rules, nearby attractions and more. Juniata Valley RV is here to stem that oncoming headache with our list of the six best RV sites in Pennsylvania. To help you narrow down the list of campgrounds to try next, we took to the king of all tourist sites, Tripadvisor.
With a 4.5 rating, this campground is the number one “specialty lodging” in Gettysburg. This KOA campground is known for it’s charming woods and central location. Only five miles from downtown Gettysburg, the campground is also a quick road trip away from Amish Country, Washington D.C., Hershey and more! Enjoy self-guided tours, nature trails, a heated pool, minigolf and more. This site also welcomes furry friends with it’s Kamp K9 dog park.
Over 1,500 reviews and Yogi Bear’s campground stands strong with 4.5 stars. Head out for a pic-a-nic in the great outdoors to honor everyone’s favorite cartoon bear. More than just a campground, Jellystone features a water park, mini golf course, jumping pillows, laser tag, gem mining and more! You’ll never run out of family fun at Yogi’s resort.
For those more interested in a slowing down, the Appalachian RV campground offers peace and privacy. Resting in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, this 87-acre campground is the perfect place to commune with nature. Visit the game room and the camp store, or play a round of minigolf for some time off the trails. When you’re ready for some peace and quiet, head out with your fishing pole or hit the hiking trails.
This classic campground offers a special twist with its annual Spring Gulch Folk Festival. Stop by for a weekend of folk tunes, musical workshops, and arts and crafts every summer. The rest of the season, Spring Gulch offers plenty of other amenities. Build sandcastles by the spring-fed lake or head out for a few hours of fishing. Play basketball, volleyball, shuffleboard and more, or do a few laps in one of the heated Olympic-size swimming pools. Whether you stay for a weekend or all season, Spring Gulch has activities for everyone.
Located in southwestern Pennsylvania, this campground boasts over 75 acres of countryside, including a large lake and plenty of woods. Outside the campground, nearby Laurel Heights offers skiing, whitewater rafting, shopping and sightseeing. Large campsites and wide roads offer opportunities for large motorhomes. Check out their site for a list of activities provided all camping season!
This campground, deemed “excellent” by Tripadvisor critics, sits on 200 acres of farmland in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. Only three miles from the rides and entertainment at Hershey’s Chocolate World, this RV resort has easy access to its namesake adventure. Awarded 2020’s Tripadvisor Traveler’s Choice award, Hershey Resort is perfect for families looking for theme park fun one day and quiet fishing spots the next.
If you’re looking to try a new campground this season, why not try one of these six best RV sites in Pennsylvania. All six are camper-approved on Tripadvisor and ready for reservations this season. In need of a new camper to take on your summer adventures? Juniata Valley RV offers a variety of new and used units in all sorts of styles. If you’re just looking for some upgrades to your current unit, stop by our parts store or give us a call at 877-714-0415 to find out what services we can offer you.