Last Update: September 27, 2022
Many activities and events may have been cancelled this year, but camping doesn’t have to be one of them. Even if you can’t take a road trip to your favorite mountain destination, there’s plenty of fun to be had right in the backyard. Read on for all the ideas you need to create special memories without leaving home.
You might not have to pack up the car, but to replicate the experience you’ll still need many of the same camping supplies. Start with our checklist of must-haves, and then we’ll get into the food, games, and fun.
With little ones to entertain, it’s good to have a few surprises up your sleeve. Try one of these fun backyard camping ideas!
These games are fun for the whole family—try one or do them all!
If you have an outdoor grill set up, now’s a great time to use it. Here are a few of our favorite easy camping recipes everyone will love, and can be cooked (mostly) outdoors.
Is it really a campout without the perfect burger? Our juicy patties are seasoned with garlic powder, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard.
Chicken fajitas are always a hit. Don’t forget to heat the tortillas on the grill—it’ll make them more pliable and add a light smoky flavor. Our organic fajita seasoning makes prep a breeze.
Here’s a Thai-inspired dish you can marinate in advance. Coconut milk and red curry paste give each bite a bold flavor.
This memorable side dish adds a bit of char to romaine hearts, and the flavor is right at home alongside burgers, or grilled fish.
For lighter fare, try cooking salmon on a cedar plank. The base imparts flavor while keeping your fish from slipping through the grates. Serve with your favorite grilled veggies!
When it’s time to serve dessert, try a make-ahead dairy-free ice cream. This recipe has a base of oat milk, flavored with vanilla bean and fresh strawberries.
Download the app for easy shopping on the go
By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive marketing text messages from Thrive Market. Consent not a condition to purchase. Msg & data rates apply. Msg frequency varies. Reply HELP for help and STOP to cancel.