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Free Camping Menu Template Planner Printable + Meal Ideas

Make your next camping trip easier with this Camping Menu Planner Template. The free printable includes a camping meal planner for weekend and weeklong trips, a shopping list, and a meal list.

Our Weekend Camping Trip Recipe Cookbook takes out all the guess work with 60 recipes divided into six weekend menu plans. Mix and match for the best camping season ever. Grab it now!

Camping Trip Meal Planning Template Set

One of our mottos here at Let’s Camp S’more is Camping Made Easy. Camping should be easy, but many find the camping experience stressful. Where should we go? What should we eat? What do I need to pack?

We like to take the easy way out, so we have created this camping meal plan template set of to help take away that stress so you can have a good time.

Simplify your next trip with these free printables. You can go to the bottom of this post to gain access to the template or you can slowly scroll down and get tips and meal ideas.

Black and White Camping Template Set

Printable Camping Meal Plan Template

Planning for a camping trip seems like a lot of work. We plan our meals a week at a time at home. I often stress out about this process.

I finally simplified the process by creating a master weekly meal plan. This helps cut down on the time spent planning delicious meals.

I have done the same for camping. Our favorite meals are on a list that we refer to often.

Here is our master meal list for you to reference. These meal ideas are included in the free planner printable.

List of Easy Camping Recipes

Camping Meal Ideas

The easy recipes below are prepared with a variety of cookware; propane griddle, pie-iron, cast-iron skillet, grill, over or in the campfire, and a Dutch oven.

Underlined meals are linked to the corresponding recipe

BreakfastLunch
Breakfast in a Bag
Bacon & Eggs on the Griddle
Giant Cinnamon Roll
Dutch Oven Mountain Man Breakfast
Dutch Oven French Toast Casserole
Campfire Egg McMuffins
Donuts
Bagels & Cream Cheese
Breakfast Burritos
Oatmeal
Cereal
Pancakes
Bacon Cinnamon Rolls
Campfire Pizza Sandwiches
Camping Charcuterie Board
Pie Iron Grilled Cheese
PB&J
Campfire Reubens
Bacon Cheese Hot Dogs
Quesadillas
Frozen Pizza
Bacon-Wrapped Mozzarella Sticks
Pizza Pull-Apart Bread
Campfire Pigs in a Blanket
Deli Sandwiches
Grilled Pizza Buns
DinnerDessert
Grilled Nachos
Burgers
Fire-Roasted Chicken
Beef Stew
Walking Taco Nachos
Grilled Fish
Crab Salad
Grilled Brats
Mushroom Chickpea Hash
Kielbasa & Cabbage Skillet
Kabobs
Pulled Pork Poutine
BBQ Sweet Spud Skillet
Stir Fry
Green Chile Foil Packets
Meatloaf Stuffed Veggie Foil Packets
Cheese Curd Toss
Dutch Oven Pizza
Dutch Oven Salisbury Steak
Dutch Oven Chicken & Veggies
Dutch Oven Shepherd’s Pie
Dutch Oven Mac & Cheese
Dutch Oven Jackfruit Stew
S’more Nachos
Campfire Cookies
Classic S’mores
Grilled Peach Crisp
Chocolate Dessert Charcuterie
Pudgy Pies
Frosting S’mores
S’more Waffle Bowls
Peeps S’mores
Dutch Oven Dump Cake
Dutch Oven Lemon Blueberry Cake
Dutch Oven Cinnamon Apple Cake
Dutch Oven Apple Crumble
Dutch Oven S’more Dump Cake
Dutch Oven Cherry Chocolate Cake
Dutch Oven Rhubarb Crunch
Dutch Oven Turtle Lava Cake
Dutch Oven CranApple Dump Cake
Dutch Oven Brownies
Best Ever Chocolate Cake
Dutch Oven Pumpkin Pie Cake
Dutch Oven Peanut Butter Cup Cake
Dutch Oven Caramel Apple Pie

More Recipe Collections

How to Plan a Camping Menu

When you download our meal planners, you can quickly plan your entire trip. The great list of camping recipes above will get you started.

  1. Figure out how many meals you need to plan.
  2. Plan by meal. Ex: Plan all the breakfasts before moving on to lunches.
  3. Print or bookmark recipes.
  4. Fill in the shopping list as your fill in the meal plan.
  5. Use the grocery list as a food packing list.

Use the weekend meal planner for trips that are 3 days or fewer. Get ideas from our Weekend Camping Menu post.

For longer trips, use the weeklong menu template. Print duplicates for multiple week trips.

Blank Camping Meal Plan Templates

Meal Planning Tips

The following tips will help you spend less time cooking and more time enjoying the great outdoors!

First Meal Prep Ahead of Time

The first thing you have to do when you arrive at your camping spot is set up camp. This takes lots of time, especially if you have young children to supervise.

The best way to deal with this limited time is to have the first day meal prepared ahead of time. We love to take a pasta salad.

Plan Easy Meals

We create recipes for easy meals that the whole family will love. Check out the list above or in the digital download for easy camping recipes that take less time to prepare.

Stick to the List

Camping can get expensive, especially at the grocery store. Resist impulse buys and only add necessary ingredients and camping essentials to your shopping cart. Your pocketbook and limited storage will thank you.

Camping Grocery List Template

Separate Ingredients by Meal

If you are taking multiple coolers, separate contents by meal. This will cut down on shuffling food around and the food prep time.

A great way to stay organized is to label each cooler or container with the contents. We also like to separate ingredients into labeled zip lock bags.

Plan for Weather or Issues

Do you plan to cook meals over the campfire? Have a backup plan for rain. Check out these Fire Ban Camping Meals for recipes made over propane.

Take Extra Food

Have you ever run out of food while camping? We have! Who wants to run to the store, if there even is one around?

Pack enough food for an extra meal or snacks in case you have hungry campers or you get stuck out at the campground.

Properly Store the Food

Making sure food is properly chilled is a given, but what about keeping food away from animals? You might not be camping in bear country, but other critters love getting into your food.

Raccoons are brave and will get into a covered cooler or plastic container, even when campers are nearby. Once, a raccoon carried one of our smaller containers into the woods. Keep food in a hard-sided vehicle, such as a travel trailer.

Variety is the Spice of Life

Everyone gets tired of hamburgers and hot dogs. Plan different meals each weekend and make everyone a happy camper.

Make a List of Favorites

Take note of the great meals you eat and create a list of your favorites.

Plan a No-Cook Meal

Make the last meal of your trip without cooking it. This allows you to properly put out the campfire and get the cookware packed up. This meal is usually lunch, so we make sandwiches.

Printable Camping Menu Template Planner

This camping menu planner template set includes four pages: Weekend Camping Trip Menu Planner, Week Menu Planning Template, Shopping List, and Camping Meal Ideas. Pick from full color or black & white sets to print.

Fill in the day of the week to correspond with the start of your trip.

Please note: The digital file has linked recipes on the Camping Meal Ideas page. You cannot access the recipes when printed.

Enter your email address below to gain access to the pdf form of the camping meal template set.

collage of free camping food printables

Bobbie

Tuesday 17th of May 2022

these are cute

Diana Hansen

Thursday 19th of May 2022

thanks!

LaJan

Sunday 8th of May 2022

Very excited to use these for planning meals and shopping. I hope to be better prepared with all of the items I need as I seem to forget something every time. But I am getting pretty good as substuting.

Carol Overland

Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Helpful! This is pretty much what I do, plan multiple meals, i.e., need 6 breakfasts, 7 lunch, 6 dinner, and then figure them out, list ingredients, and shop and pack accordingly. It gets easier with time, and now some changes with impossible burger savory and spicy now available here, and a new 55 quart fridge that arrived today. We shall see.

Diana Hansen

Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Smart planning!!

Donajean

Monday 25th of April 2022

Thank you.. We are new Girl Scout leaders and need all the help and ideas we can get!!!Love your site.I have camped a lot in my day with my children, but I have learned a lot looking at your site.

Diana Hansen

Monday 25th of April 2022

Thank you, Donajean!

Make sure to check out my Girl Scout printables on my Diana Rambles.

Wendi Dreher

Sunday 24th of April 2022

I have been a true camper most of my life. I love your ideas! Thank you!

Diana Hansen

Monday 25th of April 2022

Thank you so much, Wendi!

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