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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.

Tommy's Rv Overnight Park
(910) 948-3886
11856 Nc Highway 24 27
Carthage, NC
 
Greensboro Campgrounds, Inc.
(800) 421-7116, (336) 274-4143
2300 Montreal Ave.
Greensboro, NC
Number of Sites
117 Total Camp/RV Sites,74 30 Amp Service,27 50 Amp Service,117 Electric and Water,74 Full Hookups,60 Max RV Length,65 Pull-Thru Sites,6 Total Rental Units,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,

Harold's Camp
(910) 862-3692
195 White Lake Dr
Elizabethtown, NC
 
Steele Creek Marina & Campground
(252) 492-1426
1616 Townsville Landing Rd
Henderson, NC
 
Midway Campground Resort
(704) 546-7615
114 Midway Dr
Statesville, NC
 
Sands Of Time Travel Trailer Park+a4849
(252) 995-5596
40523 N End Rd
Avon, NC
 
Sleepy Bears RV Park
(800) 421-7116, (910) 739-4372
465 Kenric Road
Lumberton, NC
Number of Sites
106 Total Camp/RV Sites,106 20 Amp Service,106 30 Amp Service,41 50 Amp Service,106 Electric and Water,77 Full Hookups,87 Pull-Thru Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Arcade/Game room,Fishing,Mini Golf,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,

Indian Creek Campground
(800) 421-7116, (828) 497-4361
1367 Bunches Creek Road
Cherokee, NC
Number of Sites
75 Total Camp/RV Sites,5 20 Amp Service,44 30 Amp Service,75 Electric and Water,8 Electric Only,14 Full Hookups,3 Group Sites,35 Max RV Length,17 No Hookups,2 Rental Trailers,7 Seasonal,27 Sideouts,19 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Park Trailers,

Pioneer Village Campground
(336) 325-2582
101 Pioneer Camp Ln
Pinnacle, NC
 
Badin Shores Resort
(336) 461-3833
1 Club House Dr
New London, NC
 

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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