Your camp meals may not reach the gourmet levels of dining al fresco at Blackberry Farm, but you can add some excitement and ease with these recipes.

S’mores, hamburgers and pancakes are classic staples of the campground menu, but now dishes like banana dog bites, breakfast sandwiches and cheesy corn on the cob are claiming their place, thanks to their simple prep and portability. We’ve scoured the web for some real-life meal inspiration for your next trip, dishes that aren’t too complicated but still add a little excitement to outdoor meal time. Our favorite is 20 Easy Camping Recipes from Weelicious. We also found some great items on Campfire Chic.

A little planning and prep before you go means you kick back and relax around the grill.

A little planning and prep before you go means you kick back and relax around the grill.

Need a little uninterrupted time to cook? Send the kids off on a scavenger hunt. Make your own, or use this easy template found on Creative Homemakers.

Attach the list to a paper bag and toss in the camping gear.

Attach the list to a paper bag and toss in the camping gear.

Image credits: Cookstove image courtesy Travel Sherpa

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