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1 March 2019, by , in blog, Camp, Food, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Savings, Supplies, Comments off

Smell it? Smell the burning pine as it crackles to the sound of a hissing log engulfed by flame. Smell the freshly cooked smores as you listen to your peers whisper untold stories only found in depths of their imagination.

Camping is time spent forming memories and building lasting friendships. It’s important to create a memorable experience that makes people want to return year after year, and careful planning is the key to accomplishing this goal. Continue reading for tips on how you can prepare your camp for a successful season!


Who you hire to help run your camp is extremely important. The hiring process can be lengthy, but with the right tools you can navigate through with ease. Parents put their trust in you to not only provide their children with a fun environment, but a safe one as well. When looking for potential employees use your community as resource, local schools are great places to find people looking for seasonal jobs. Do your research, check references and always get referrals. Also, make the right preparations for your employees. Food and Supply Source can help by providing background checks, payroll services & liability & workers compensation insurance. Food & Supply Source has everything you need is at your fingertips!


Organization is essential to a smoothly run camp. Your events and activities set the stage for a fun and successful camp experience! When planning the day-to-day camp activities, create a timeline that allows for scheduled breaks and extra time for any unplanned issues that may arise. Always write out your schedule on a calendar or in a notebook to establish a flow and have a visual of what the day looks like. The quality of your schedule is more important than the quantity! Too many activities, with not enough time to do it all, will cause unneeded confusion!


So, you’ve hired your staff, your schedule is set, and the campers are soon to be on their way, what’s missing? Your food and supplies. While food and supply needs will undoubtedly vary from camp to camp, there are some basic necessities every camp will require, such as toilet paper, paper products, linens, cleaning supplies, and office supplies. Food & Supply Source has partnered with several different companies to bring you the best in food & supplies. We are your one stop shop!

Usually camps start researching their food and supplies vendors 3-5 months before the camps open. We recommend contacting Food and Supply Source as soon as possible with any questions you may have surrounding our services and vendors. The camp season is short, lets make this process fast and easy for you!

Speaking of quick and easy, check out the recipe below!

Sweet BBQ Chicken Foil Packs

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch pieces
2 cups barbecue sauce
2 cups drained pineapple tidbits
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 small red onion, diced
1.Heat oven to 375°F. Cut 4 large sheets of foil; arrange singly on a flat surface.
2.In medium bowl, toss together 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in 1-inch
    pieces, and 2 cups barbecue sauce until chicken is fully coated.
3.Divide chicken pieces evenly among sheets of foil. Divide 2 cups drained
    pineapple tidbits, 1 bell pepper, diced, and 1 small red onion, diced, evenly over chicken on foil sheets.
4.Bring up 2 sides of foil over chicken so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold;
 fold again, allowing space on sides for heat circulation and expansion. Fold other sides to seal.
5.Place on a cast iron skillet and let cook 20-25 minutes or until juice of chicken is
 clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). To grill, place foil packs on preheated grill.
Cook 10 minutes. Turn packs over; cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until juice of chicken is clear
when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
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