The Great Outdoors

“The Great Outdoors,” Friend, Aug. 2013, 23


The Great Outdoors

Great Outdoors

Illustrations by Val Chadwick Bagley

Campfire Banana Boats

Next time you go camping with your family, you can offer to plan a treat. Banana boats are tasty and fun to make. Remember to ask an adult for help, especially around a campfire.


mini marshmallows

chocolate chips


  1. Cut a V-shaped wedge out of an unpeeled banana. Keep the slice of peel for later.

  2. Fill the empty V with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips.

  3. Replace the slice of peel over the top of the filled V, then carefully wrap the whole banana in tinfoil.

  4. Place the banana on the hot coals of a campfire for 3–5 minutes. (Or you can bake your banana boat in the oven at 350˚F (180˚C) for 10–15 minutes.) Make sure the V cut stays facing up.

  5. Carefully remove the banana from the fire, let it cool, unwrap, and enjoy your banana boat!

Squirrel Crazy!

Can you find the two squirrels on this page that are a match?