Six Campfire Songs That Everyone Loves

Gather your campers, marshmallows and instruments because it’s time for a classic campfire sing-a-long!

The sun has set over the campground and the fire is roaring. Now’s the moment to grab your guitar and start a sing-a-long! Here are some classic tunes that are sure to get everyone in the camping spirit.

1. Hey Jude

Hey Jude – The Beatles

If you’re searching for crowd-pleasing acoustic songs, you’re usually pretty safe with anything by one of the most iconic bands of all time – The Beatles! Of course, “Hey Jude” comes to mind as a slower-paced, nostalgic tune, that your crowd will love singing along to!

2. Wonderwall

Wonderwall – Oasis

Covered by numerous artists over the years, “Wonderwall” continues to live up to its reputation as a song that is hard to keep from singing along to. This can be attributed to its simplicity, making it a great one to strum by the campfire in the company of friends and family.

3. You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine

This sweet and simple melody has been covered by Bing Crosby, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Aretha Franklin and many others. It’s a song that younger and older generations love!

4. Stand By Me

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

Fireside singers have been belting out this song for generations. There are all sorts of reasons why “Stand By Me” pops up at campfire sing-alongs on every continent on the planet, but we’ll chalk up its popularity in the wilderness to the holiday-friendly theme of friendship.

5. She’ll Be Coming ‘Round The Mountain

She’ll Be Coming ‘Round The Mountain

One of the earliest known recordings of this song is from the 1920s, but “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain” has been around for far longer. Thanks to the repetitive lyrics, this one should be easy for all the kids to follow along with.

6. Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Good times really never seemed so good when you’re belting this song out with friends and family beside the warmth of a bonfire. This Neil Diamond classic has kept us feeling warm and fuzzy since 1969 and will continue to pop up in our campfire favorites for years to come.

Eating Outdoors? Here’s How To Use A Campfire For All Your Cooking Adventures

How To Cook Over a Camp Fire | UCO Gear

Thinking about how you can make cooking meals fun and easy while out camping or in your backyard? It feels natural to cook and eat over a fire, and anyone can do it!

This Post Features:

  • Cooking Equipment
  • Campfire Cookie Recipes
  • What You Can Make With A Pie Maker

Here’s some useful cooking equipment:

  1. Cast Iron Dutch Oven: A Dutch oven can be your best friend while cooking over open flame and comes in handy for all kinds of recipes from dinner to dessert.
  2. Grill and Griddle: A cast iron grill and griddle is perfect for making breakfast; eggs, bacon, and pancakes are some delicious options for a family breakfast.
  3. Skillet: A skillet comes in handy for frying up the catch of the day!

Now that we’ve listed some helpful cooking equipment, lets talk recipes.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cassava Flour {Nut Free} | The Paleo  Running Momma

Nothing brings family together like baking, and campfire cookies are way easier than you think. Here’s how it works; start out by gathering all ingredients needed for the cookies. These could be chocolate chip, peanut butter, or even snicker doodles!

Next you’ll need a spatula, cookie sheet, and aluminum foil. If you have a rack that will fit over your fire pit than you can set the cookie tray right on top, but a few stones to build support are a great substitute as well.

Place your cookie dough of choice on your tray and wrap the tray of cookie dough in aluminum to get perfect, golden cookies in just 15-20 minutes. Remember to keep the cookies close to the fire and the flame low. Super hot glowing coals is the ideal heat source for making camp fire cookies. Keeping the flame low will ensure evenly baked cookies.

Need a dessert that can be ready in minutes? Try a cast iron pie maker for a delicious savory or sweet snack!

Kids absolutely love making treats over the fire. A pie maker can come in handy for making grilled cheese sandwiches, toasted PB & J’S, and s’mores. They’re great multi-purpose tools to have while camping and can be used to cook just about anything!

Click here for fun and easy pie maker recipes!