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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.

Mountain Top Scenic View Camp
(724) 224-1511
Sun Mine Rd
Tarentum, PA
 
Mountain Top Campground*
(724) 224-1511
873 Sun Mine Rd
Tarentum, PA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Pavilion, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Sunny Rest Resort & Campground
(800) 421-7116, (610) 377-2911
425 Sunny Rest Drive
Palmerton, PA
Number of Sites
45 Total Camp/RV Sites,200 20 Amp Service,50 30 Amp Service,55 50 Amp Service,45 Electric and Water,200 Electric Only,200 Full Hookups,60 Max RV Length,150 No Hookups,1 Rental Trailers,150 Seasonal,30 Sideouts,150 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,

Deihl's Camping Resort
(570) 683-5212
Rr 4 Box 318
Bloomsburg, PA
 
Maple Rock Campsite
(570) 629-0100
Route 715
Henryville, PA
 
Pittsburgh North Campground
(724) 776-1150
6610 Mars Rd
Cranberry Twp, PA
 
Dusty Mobile Home Village*
(412) 849-5341
14940 Rte 30
North Huntingdon, PA
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Policies
Pets OK
Recreation
Golf Nearby

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Junction 19-80 Campgrounds
(724) 748-4174
1266 Old Mercer Rd
Mercer, PA
 
Living Waters Camp
(814) 743-6920
Rr 1
Cherry Tree, PA
 
Riverview Estates
(814) 723-6361
903 Jackson Run Rd
Warren, PA
 
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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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