Memorial Day, often the first really big weekend of the season is now one for the history books. Lucky for us, the camp was full of fabulous campers and happy families celebrating nearly perfect weather.
Summertime is coming and the livin’ is easy! Long days, starry nights, and camp cooking are what we dream of during the cold days of winter. With the camp opening in a short time, our attention returns to all of the delicious meals we’ll create and burgers are an enduring favorite.
One of the things that makes camping so magical is that we are removed from the artificial light of our day-to-day existence and our body clocks can settle back into a natural rhythm. People who munch a granola bar while sitting in traffic suddenly rise with the sun and embrace the idea of a breakfast that sets the tone for the day ahead. Pancakes and eggs and bacon are hard to beat. But for this season maybe consider one of our favorite one-pot breakfast: Chilaquiles!
Here at camp, we love nothing more than days spent watching our guests enjoy themselves at camp. This year, in particular, family reunions are proving to be extremely popular and in the season ahead the campground will be filled with campers, young and old, experiencing memories that will last a lifetime.
Camp Cooking. There is almost nothing like enjoying a meal surrounded by nature. Some days it is a joy to spend a lazy afternoon around a Dutch Oven or planning a more elaborate dinner. But, let’s be honest, many days at camp are filled with water fun, outdoor activities, sun, and perhaps day drinking and it’s great to have a few quick and delicious meals in your repertoire. Enter one of the best chicken dishes you will ever taste.
Winter is a special time of year for Camp Coeur d’Alene. While our campground and cabins enjoy a snowy hibernation period we are busy plotting and planning the year ahead. 2018 marks our third year under new ownership and exciting changes are coming. One big addition will be our newly renovated and re-imagined camp store.
This last weekend we were lucky enough to experience a nearly full camp. A very diverse camp. Our entire tenting area was taken over by one of WSU’s fraternities, and many of our cabins by a group of cousins enjoying a family reunion. The RV sites, however, were in large part occupied by some of the most enjoyable women we’ve met, all part of a group called Sisters on the Fly.
Our tent camping sites are some of the favorites on the property. Located closest to the water and featuring numerous mature trees, the tent sites are ever popular. New for 2018 we are redesigning and reconfiguring the area to create a whole new look.
Fall camping is some of the best out there. Days are often sunny and bright, nights crisp and cool. This fun has been dampened a bit in recent weeks with the stage 2 fire ban in effect. No more. Free firewood once more reigns at Camp Coeur D’Alene!