Camping Trip Menus

Much planning takes place to offer a balanced and practical menu for the campers and counselors while on the trips. Many dishes have been "invented" while on the trail either by mistake or by taking a chance with the left-overs. Many menu entrées have been packed for trips for more than 80 years.
We send basically two types of trips; canoeing and backpacking. The canoeing trips and the day-hiking trips, because they can carry more and prepare food from cans, have more options.
Some of their items are:

  • Bananas, apples or oranges
  • Cereal, either hot or granola
  • Eggs, hash browns, pancakes, home fries, French toast, Huervos Mooseros


  • Peanut butter & Jelly...lots of PB&J
  • Tuna Fish Chicken or Turkey Tomatoes and Lettuce
  • Egg Salad Sardines (elective) Cheese


  • Soup is always on the menu.
  • Spaghetti and sauce Macaroni & Cheese
  • Chili and beans Corned beef hash
  • Tuna-gum-boogie (an FML tuna casserole variation)
  • Chicken and noodles Baked Beans & Brown Bread
  • "Acadia Delight" (An FML original- Mac & Cheese, SPAM, green beans and diced tomatoes)
  • Fresh Stir-Fry T.V. skillet (not so fresh stir-fry)
  • Frying pan pizza


  • We cook cakes, pies and cinnamon buns in Dutch Ovens or Reflector ovens.
  • Canned fruit is always an option.

The backpacking trips may be preparing and eating:

  • Granola Granola Bars
  • Pancakes Hot Cereal


  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Tuna, Chicken, or turkey salad sandwiches
  • Raisins, dried fruit and GORP Meat Sticks
  • Cheese


  • Dried soup
  • Cous-cous and dried vegetables Spaghetti and sauce
  • Macaroni and Cheese Chili and rice
  • Various Freeze-dried products LIPTON dinners


  • Dried fruit Popcorn
  • Fruit bars Granola bars 

Special diets ands menu variations are always considered and packed for vegetarians and others with allergies.