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7-Day Camping Meal Plan

Need to plan camping food? This 7-Day Camping Meal Plan has everything you need for a week of eating at the campground. This camp menu includes a daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.

camping breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert

How to Make a Camping Meal Plan

Planning a week-long camping trip is a lot of work! You must ensure you have all the necessary camping equipment, personal items, and everything to prepare food. All of this is in addition to planning where the trip will be and securing a reservation. 

That is overwhelming! To make your extended trip more enjoyable, we have created a camping menu with 28 easy recipes you will love. Get our Free Camping Packing List.

Notes about how this plan works:

  • Cooking methods include campfire, pie iron, flattop griddle, and Dutch oven. If you do not have a Blackstone flattop, a griddle on a grate over the campfire can be used.
  • Three of the days include Dutch oven meals for dinner and dessert. Dutch ovens can be stacked to cook these meals simultaneously. 
  • Most recipes target four people but look at yields and adjust as necessary.
  • A few recipes require pre-prep, so reading through each ahead is recommended.
  • Alternative breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert ideas are listed below in the one-week meal plan.
  • There are snack suggestions at the bottom of the post.

Essential Cooking Equipment

The following cooking essentials are needed for this menu but will come in handy on all camping trips.

  • Campfire Grill Grate – A grate is used to grill food over an open flame. The metal grate is placed on top of a campfire, allowing the heat from the fire to cook the food evenly. We keep this folding grate packed in our camper to use at campgrounds that do not include one as part of the fire pit. Don’t forget grill accessories!
  • Pie Iron – A cast iron pie iron is a cooking tool that consists of two metal plates hinged together. It primarily cooks sandwiches, pies, and other campfire treats over an open flame.
  • Dutch Oven – A Dutch oven is a cast iron cooking pot with a tight-fitting lid and feet on the bottom to hold the pot over a heat source, mostly charcoal. Helpful accessories include a charcoal chimney, parchment liners, and a Dutch Oven Accessory Set.
  • Foil Pans – We use shallow metal pans made of aluminum foil on a grate over the campfire to cook several of our recipes. We recommend lining pans with parchment paper to keep aluminum from leaching into the food and for easy cleanup.
  • Roasting Forks – These tools are used for roasting food over an open flame. They consist of a long metal fork with a handle, allowing you to safely hold food to roast over a fire.
  • Cast Iron Griddle – A griddle is a flattop surface for preparing food. It is placed on the grate above the campfire. A Blackstone Griddle serves the same purpose.

One-Week Camping Meal Plan

Let’s get into the 7-day camping meal plan. We have provided suggested and alternative recipes for a week of campground food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, along with suggestions for snacks.

7 Day Camping Menu

Day One

Today's menu includes campfire and Dutch oven recipes. Stack two ovens to make dinner and dessert simultaneously.

Day Two

Get creative on day two with your choice of favorite foods and toppings.

Day Three

Day Four

Day Five

Day Six

Day Seven

Alternate Recipes

Switch up this menu with the following camping meal ideas:

Camping Snack Ideas

  • Trail mix
  • Granola or protein bars
  • Beef jerky
  • Dried fruit
  • Ants on a Log
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Pretzels
  • Cheese & crackers
  • Fresh fruit
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Chips & salsa
  • Veggies with hummus
  • Rice cakes with nut butter

We hope your camping trip is more leisurely since we have done all the meal planning.

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