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I know not everyone who camps enjoys a campfire, but for us one of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire at night and enjoying each others company. Plus certain foods taste better over the campfire, you really can’t make a s’more with a candle.

Spartans Baseball Camp
(201) 568-7802
P.O. Box 57
Tenafly, NJ
 
Battle Row Campground (Nassau County Park)
(516) 572-8690
Old Bethpage, NY
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru Last Sun in Nov
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Playground, Basketball, Volleyball, Sports Field

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Liberty Harbor Marina
(800) 421-7116, (201) 386-7500
11 Marin Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ
Campground Availability
50 Total Camp/RV Sites, 50 Electric and Water, 50 Electric Only,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park, Laundry, Pets Welcome, Snack Bar,
Recreation
Boat Launch, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Recreation Hall,

Buirchwood Campgrounds
(518) 643-8894
47 Cayea Rd
Peru, NY
 
Hearts Delight Campsite
(607) 292-6955
9499 Lakeshore Dr
Hammondsport, NY
 
Ramapo Country Day Camp
(201) 444-7144
Ridgewood Area
Hackensack, NJ
 
Liberty Harbor RV Park*
(201) 386-7500
11 Marin Blvd
Jersey City, NJ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Boating, Saltwater Fishing, Golf Nearby, Local Tours

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Uncle Pete's Recreation Park
(845) 688-5000
Old Route 28
Phoenicia, NY
 
Riverview Campground & Marina
(585) 682-4213
13987 Park Ave
Waterport, NY
 
Hudson Valley Campground
(518) 945-1399
1226 Schoharie Tpke
Athens, NY
 
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Sitting around the Campfire

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February 16, 2010 by Denise N. Crew · 2 Comments  

sitting by the fire

Baby Girl keeps C's lap warm as we start the campfire

I know not everyone who camps enjoys a campfire, but for us one of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire at night and enjoying each others company. Plus certain foods taste better over the campfire, you really can’t make a s’more with a candle. Also there’s the enjoyment of just chatting with family and friends with no gadgets to interrupt the conversation.

The most important thing about cooking over the campfire is having long enough forks, trust me your non-singed knuckle hair will thank you. We love s’mores, there’s just something about that gooey mess that tastes so good. We learned it’s better to do your cracker/chocolate setup before roasting your marshmallow, nothing worse then having your perfectly toasted marshmallow hit the dirt while you fiddle around breaking the graham cracker in half, there’s no 5 second rule for that. A word to the wise, if you’re thinking a marshmallow Peep is going to make a s’more taste even better, think again, you toast the Peep and the sugar coating reaches the temperature of molten lava. So while those sitting around the campfire might enjoy the laugh, you’ll have a burnt tongue for your efforts. Please don’t ask how I know, I just do. Also when your kids have a brilliant idea, let them try it out first!

eating a s'more

Little Man enjoying a s'more

I’m a pretty creative cook, so I know about 10 different ways to cook a hotdog, but the best way is over the campfire. We also like to do pigs in the blanket for a treat. Roast your hotdog over the fire and when it’s almost done, wrap the hotdog with a crescent roll. (be careful, it’s hot) then return to roasting the hotdog over the campfire till the crescent it toasted. Don’t try to cook the hotdog and the crescent at the same time, the crescent will be doughy and gross on the inside. Now if you want a more grown up taste try Johnsonville Brats, they are out of this world cooked over a campfire.

So while all this cooking is going on, there’s usually some good conversation shared as well. Whether it’s just our immediate family or we’re camping with extended family and friends there’s always jokes and laughter. We’ll talk about camping trips past, what the plans are for the following day, sometimes even a hope or a dream one of the kids have. A campfire seems to bring out the best of family camping.

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