Camper Recipes: Campfire edition

Cooking over a campfire is such a classic part of the camping experience, but it takes skill and creativity. Especially if you're trying to go beyond grilled hot dogs and s'mores. 

Each year campfire chefs have a chance to show off their skills at Massey's Landing during our Chopped weekend. You can watch campers go head to head in three rounds of campfire cooking or you can unleash you inner iron chef and sign up for the competition.

If you aren't quite ready to throw your hat in the ring, try your hand at one of these recipes submitted by fellow campers and hone your skills. 

Breakfast Sandwiches

I was looking for an easy way to feed a large group (12+) that was more grab-and-go style. -Heather Martin, Harrisburg, Pa.

Eggs (1 for each sandwich)
Bacon (1 slice for each sandwich)
1 heaping tbsp shredded cheese for each sandwich
Cooking spray
Slider buns
Salt and pepper
Preheat grill, oven or cooking coals to 350 degrees.
Spray aluminum muffin pan with cooking spray.
Cut slice of uncooked bacon and place in bottom of tin. It is ok if the bacon covers the sides of
muffin cup.
Crack egg over top of bacon. Season with salt and pepper. Top with cheese.
Place pan over heat, cook until egg is set. Time will vary pending temperature. Roughly 20-30
minutes at 350 degrees.
Toast slider buns. Place bacon, egg and cheese mixture on each bun. Serve.
Pro Tip: Use chopped vegetables instead of meat or replace the bacon with ham or cooked sausage crumbles.


This is a recipe we learned of while Girl Scout camping. Our Girl Scouts choose this recipe every camping trip we take. My family has also fallen in love with this as a breakfast treat or a late-night snack. - Cheryl Tober, Littlestown, Pa.

Iron Skillet
Cooking oil
Pillsbury biscuits
Choice of powder sugar or cinnamon sugar for topping

Get the fire started and let it burn down to coals.
Place skillet on rack over fire and pour in oil.
Let oil heat up.
Take biscuits out of package and put a hole in middle of each to make them look like donuts.
Place in skillet with tongs.
Leave in skillet until dough is lightly golden on first side then turn with tongs to other side and cook until light golden.
Remove from oil to a paper towel-lined plate and let cool.
Dip in choice of coating and serve.

Pro Tip: This is a recipe to try once the fire gets down to coals so the dough doesn't burn. 


Chicken and Veggie Foil Packets

Janice Walls, Edgewater, Md.

Peppers (Red, Green and Yellow)
Salt and Pepper
Beef broth

Place chicken, carrots, potatoes, onions, peppers and beef broth in foil bag. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Seal bag and put over campfire or on grill for one hour. Cook time may vary depending on chicken size.

Pro Tip: This can easily be personalized to your liking.


Chewy Gooies

Anthony Kirtland, Salisbury, Md.

Ritz Crackers
Caramel Cubes or Individually Wrapped Caramels

Put unwrapped caramel cube on a skewer and hold over camp fire until it starts to melt.
Quickly put the melted caramel between two Ritz Crackers and eat.

Pro Tip: Be careful as the caramel can get hot.  Use adult supervision when children are involved.


Helpful links:

Three Ways to Stay at Massey's Landing

Can't Miss 2019 Events at Massey's Landing

Five Ways to Save at Massey's Landing



From the Guestbook

We spent a week here with friends and had a wonderful time.

Armand Benincasa, Tillson, New York