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Easy Fabulous Girl’s Camp Recipes for a Crowd


I know cooking for Girl’s Camp has the potential to be stressful.  I’ve been there and done that many times!  But it doesn’t have to be.  In fact with the right recipes and a bit of planning, it can be smooth, easy and even fun!   Trust me on this and check out my many cooking for a crowd recipes below.  All tested with major thumbs up from crowds of young women.

Whether you’re cooking for 30 or 300, try this page with links to wonderful large group menus, recipes and everything you need to insure your food is fabulous.

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Enjoy these links to very comprehensive Girls Camp Plans, Schedules, Meal Ideas and MORE!

Girls Camp Hard-Won Observations

In meeting with the leaders after the last several Girls Camps, there was a strong consensus that there are a handful of things, which need to be considered for a successful Girls Camp.

Girls Camp Keys to Success

#1. Pacing

This is the most important consideration to a successful Girls Camp.   If there are not enough things to do, trust me, some of the young women will come up with something.  It may not be at all what you intend, but they’ll come up with something.  They will also be bored out of their minds. Not a good plan.  On the other hand, if camp is too rushed, with not enough down time, they will be exhausted and not able to enjoy themselves.  Also not a good plan.  Without exception, the leaders concluded it was most important to aim for a balanced, fun schedule with enough activities to be interesting and enough down time to be spiritual, relax and reflect. You’ll want at least a couple hours of down time scheduled through out the day for this. Speaking of pacing, it’s also important to have enough time between the activities to change venues without making it a marathon.

#2. Flexibility

At one of our best camps we had a lake activity scheduled for early afternoon on Day 1 and candle making scheduled for the later afternoon.  However, once the 17 young women got settled in at the lake, they really didn’t want to leave. We ended up not doing our afternoon candle making activity.  One of the keys to a successful camp experience is that the young women get to enjoy themselves.  Our choices were: 1) continue having a ball at the lake swimming, boating and bonding or 2) go back to the hot cabin and make candles and paper.  Hm, that ‘s certainly a tough decision.  Not.  NOTE: If we would have had more than one group of 17 girls, we would have stuck to the schedule.  But with only one small group, we could be flexible  – and we were.

#3. Food

You can’t have a great girls camp without great food.  Trust me, you just can’t.  I’ve included my entire large group camp menu with links to all of the recipes below.  You’ll love them.

More fantastic Large Group Recipes

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

This lovely summer dessert combines sweet juicy peaches with a crunchy, buttery, golden brown cobbler. I served this at our Young Men and Young Women Church Camp, but it’s just as perfect for your family’s summer dinner cooked in the oven!

Marvelous Meatball Sandwiches

Want a wonderful ooey-gooey, saucy, savory Freezer Meal Sandwich Recipe? These little meatballs are baked in the oven, heated with a great time-saving spaghetti sauce, and place on a crunchy hoagie roll slathered with garlic butter and melty Provolone cheese! And you have a Fan-‘freakin’-tastic sandwich (to quote Jeff).

Easy Oven Rice for a Crowd

Don’t miss this one! Now you can make perfect rice EVERY TIME in just 30 minutes with this easy and proven recipe to cook rice in the oven. You’ll want to add this to your recipe box for sure.

Butter Pecan French Toast Breakfast Casserole

Looking for an over-the-top delicious breakfast for your family this holiday season? This wonderful overnight Butter Pecan French Toast Casserole won’t fail to delight. Nestled in between the velvety pieces of cream-soaked bread are bits of buttery, suger-y crunchy pecans. Heaven!

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole for a Crowd

You’ll love this Delicious Easy Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole. They don’t get any quicker or easier than this! The great thing about this dish is that it comes together easily in 20 minutes night before and is simply the best Breakfast Casserole I’ve ever had. It’s the perfect Breakfast Casserole for your Crowd this holiday season. I’ve also included a smaller version which serves 12.

Asian Lettuce Wrap for a Crowd

If you’re looking for a healthy recipe for your family but are tired of salad, these Pork & Ginger Lettuce Wraps are for you. They are really easy and really fast, on the table within 30 minutes from start to finish. But the best part of all is they are REALLY good! Whip up a batch for your family this week, they’ll LOVE them.

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