Food and Fire: How to Cook While Camping

Friday, August 12, 2022 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Location:  Meet at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH. Click Here for a Google Map.

Registration: Registration is required. Space is limited to 10 people. Click here to register for this program. 

This Week's Program: 

There’s more out there than trail mix and hot dogs! 

Come join LRCC member Andy to learn more about cooking over an open fire so that you can impress all your friends and family on your next camping trip. The program will start with a quick hike to a campsite in Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest (~1.0 mile), and then we’ll discuss a variety of different types of meals and ways to meal prep to make your stay in the woods all the more enjoyable. We’ll talk about how to safely construct and manage a fire, and then finally we’ll eat! You’ll leave smarter, sated, and excited for your next backcountry trip!

Food will be provided but participants should feel free to bring their own ingredients in addition!

What to Bring: Please wear weather appropriate clothing (also clothing that is ok to be near the fire where sparks might land on you), comfortable hiking shoes and bring camping ware (plastic plate/bowl, fork) and water. It is highly recommended to bring bug spray and sunscreen.

Audience: All ages (must be able to hike ~1 mile on flat terrain). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This Week's LRCC Guide: 

Hey! I’m Andy and I’m a member of the Lakes Region Conservation Corps, currently serving with the Squam Lakes Association. I’m originally from Cape Cod, MA and I recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Natural Resource Conservation. In my free time you can usually find me paddling, hiking, or reading.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Trips:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who perform important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about the program.


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