Easy camping meals for a crowd

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Looking to plan a camping trip with a large group? Explore our easy and tasty camping meals for a crowd and get inspired with group camping ideas.

Are you planning a camping trip with a large group of friends or family? One of the biggest challenges can be figuring out what to feed everyone. Luckily, we’ve got you covered! In this blog post, we’ll show you some simple and delicious meal ideas that are perfect for feeding a crowd while camping. From hearty breakfasts to satisfying dinner ideas for camping with a group, these easy recipes will make your camping experience even more enjoyable. So grab your cooking gear and get ready to impress your fellow campers with these tasty dishes!

What is group camping?

Group camping offers an unforgettable experience where you can disconnect from daily life and reconnect with nature while spending quality time with those closest to you.

This fun and exciting way to spend time in the great outdoors with friends, family or colleagues is gaining more traction, especially with millennials. It involves gathering together as a group and setting up camp at a designated location such as a national park, campground or private property.

When it comes to group camping, safety should always be a top priority. This means making sure that everyone has the necessary equipment, including tents, sleeping bags and cooking supplies. Additionally, it’s important to plan out activities ahead of time so that everyone can get involved and participate in the adventure.

One of the biggest advantages of group camping is that it allows you to share expenses with others. From groceries to gear rentals, splitting costs among several people can help keep your trip affordable.

Another benefit is that group camping allows for socialization and bonding with others who share similar interests. Whether you’re playing board games, taking beautiful photos, roasting marshmallows around the fire or going on hikes together during the day, there are plenty of opportunities for creating memories while enjoying nature.

When it comes to planning camping meals for a crowd, there are a few things to consider. 

First, think about the size of your group and the age of the members. You’ll need to have enough food to feed everyone, but you don’t want to overdo it. It’s also important to consider any dietary restrictions or allergies that members of your group might have.

Next, decide what type of meals you want to make. Will you be cooking over a fire? Or will you be using a camp stove? If you’re cooking over a fire, make sure you have enough wood and kindling. If you’re using a camp stove, make sure you have enough fuel.

Think about what time of day you’ll be eating each meal. Breakfast can be simple — just some eggs and bacon or oatmeal and fruit. For lunch and dinner, you’ll want something more substantial, like burgers or hot dogs for lunch and spaghetti or chili for dinner.

With these tips in mind, planning meals for your next group campout will be a breeze!

Make-ahead camping meals for a crowd

One of the best things about make-ahead camping meals is that they can be easily adaptable to feed a crowd. Whether you’re feeding a large group of friends or family, or simply want to have leftovers for another night around the campfire, these recipes can be easily doubled or tripled.

Some great options for make-ahead camping meals include breakfast burritos or sandwiches, overnight oats, slow cooker chili or stew, foil packet dinners like chicken fajitas or shrimp boil, and pre-made salads in mason jars.

To save even more time and space in your cooler, consider freezing some of your prepared dishes ahead of time. This will also help keep other items in your cooler colder for longer periods of time.

Incorporating make-ahead group camping meals into your group camping menu can save you lots of stress and effort while still providing delicious and satisfying meals for everyone to enjoy!

Delicious and easy camping recipes for groups

When you’re feeding a group of people on a camping trip, easy is the name of the game. No one wants to spend hours cooking over a hot campfire when there’s so much to see and do. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor or nutrition. With a little creativity, you can whip up some delicious and easy camping recipes that will please even the pickiest eaters.

Here are some of our favorite easy camping recipes for groups:

  1. Campfire nachos 

All you need for this tasty treat are tortilla chips, melted cheese, and your favorite toppings (we like black beans, salsa, and sour cream). Simply layer the ingredients in a foil packet and place it over the fire to melt the cheese. Then dig in!

  1. S’mores pie

This twist on the classic s’more is sure to be a hit with everyone, especially kids, who will crave something sweet after a day of group activities. Make a graham cracker crust and fill it with chocolate pudding or chocolate chips mixed with marshmallow fluff. Top with mini marshmallows and place under the stars to set. Then enjoy!

  1. Dutch oven chicken and potatoes

This one-pot meal is perfect for busy campers. Simply brown chicken breasts in a Dutch oven and add baby potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, and your favorite seasonings. Cover with chicken broth or water and cook until everything is tender. So good! 

  1. Campfire pizza

This is one of the easiest camping recipes ever! Start with pre-made pizza dough and top with your favorite toppings (we like pepperoni, mushrooms, and olives). Wrap it all up in a foil packet and place over the campfire until the cheese melts. Yum!

Campfire pizza

  1. Foil-packet fish

You can’t go wrong with this simple seafood dish. Place seasoned white fish fillets in a foil packet, along with butter, lemon slices, and your favorite herbs or vegetables. Place over the campfire for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Delicious! 

These easy camping recipes are sure to please even the pickiest eaters on your next camping trip. Enjoy!

Enjoy your camping trip with delicious meals and great company

With these easy camping meals, you’ll be sure to enjoy your time in the great outdoors with great company and even better food. If you’re looking for a great camping ground for your group camping trip, take a look at what we offer at Camp Šimuni and feel free to contact us to talk about your group camping adventure!

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