CAMP-LAND’S DAY OF FUN, FOOD AND CAMPING SEMINARS SAT APRIL 25

You are invited to …                                              CAMP-LAND'S BIGGEST SPRING EVENT

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SPRING CELEBRATION & SEMINARS

SATURDAY APRIL 25  •  8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, CDT

DOORBUSTER GIVEAWAYS (for the first 20 Families through the door)

FREE coffee & donuts.  8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

FREE Camping Know-How presentations & Door Prizes – 9:00 AM till Noon
Getting your RV ready for the season, “The National Lakeshore” presented by a National Park Ranger , New developments in Camping Gadgets.

250 RVs open all day for browsing.
Manufacturer representatives will be on hand to answer questions

Enjoy the fellowship of other camping enthusiasts all day around the campfire
(or indoors if the weather doesn’t cooperate)

Timely specials on selected items in our parts & accessory dept. as well as 10%  OFF all other accessory purchases.

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It is Fall Festival Time in Indiana

Visit some of these 2013 Fall Festivals

October 5-6: Feast of the Hunters’ Moon *Northern Indiana*  46th annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon at Historic Fort Ouiatenon Park near West Lafayette, Indiana. A re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place at Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid – 1700s.

October 11-20: Parke County Covered Bridge Festival *Western Indiana* This countywide festival, Indiana’s largest festival, always starts on the 2nd Friday in October is nationally known as one of the largest. Enjoy visiting  communities throughout the county with a wide array of shopping and a variety of food that is sure to please everyone. Covered Bridge Festival

Saturday October 12: Camp-Land’s Annual Fall RV Festival & Seminars.  Free all-day event (8:30 am – 5:30 pm) is bigger and better than ever.   Featuring a FREE PIGROAST at Noon , live music, door prizes, Door-Buster giveaways for early birds, Free RV Show (230 New & Used RVs open for browsing) and SEMINARS of interest to all  Midwest RV’ers (9am – 2 pm).  More details and complete schedule of events will be available soon.

AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE STANDINGS AS OF JULY 31,2013

TEAM BATES RACES PAST TEAM SAYERS INTO FIRST PLACE

It is still any ones  race to win.

Team Bates Vaulted into the lead, after their camping weekend at O’Bannon Woods State Park, that earned them 58 points. They now lead Team Sayers by 24 points. The teams competing in the Amazing Camp-Land Race,sure seem to be having fun. Matt and Allison also learned about fossils at Falls of the Ohio State Park.

Allison and Matt learning about fossils from DNR ranger at  Falls of the OHio State Park

Allison and Matt learning about fossils from DNR ranger at Falls of the OHio State Park

Team Bates at entrance to O'BANNON WOODS STATE PARK.  Allison seeing park from different perspective.

Team Bates at entrance to O’BANNON WOODS STATE PARK. Allison seeing park from different perspective.

Team Bates,the camper and the fire at O'Bannon Woods State Park.

Team Bates,the camper and the fire at O’Bannon Woods State Park.

Team Activities ,the last weekend of July 2013

Team Bates are traveling far and wide in Indiana

They had fun at O’Bannon Woods State Park and side trip to Falls of the Ohio State Park

Team Bates collected leaves,Matt and Allison did the first artwork submitted in The Amazing Camp-Land Race.  Here is their artwork and leaf collection.  This is what camping is all about.  The teams participating in the Race will always have their memories of this camping season.

Matt, age 10, drawing their camper.

Matt, age 10, drawing their camper.

Matt ,from Team Bates, and Team Bates Home Away From Home.  Mom's hand?

Matt ,from Team Bates, and Team Bates Home Away From Home. Mom’s hand?

Allison Bates 9,Drawing Amazing Camp-Land Race logo.

Allison Bates 9,Drawing Amazing Camp-Land Race logo.

Allison's finished Race logo.

Allison’s finished Race logo.

Allison drawing O'Bannon Woods State Park's swimming pool.

Allison drawing O’Bannon Woods State Park’s swimming pool.

O'Bannon Woods State Park's swimming pool  with people ,towels,and chairs.

O’Bannon Woods State Park’s swimming pool with people ,towels,and chairs.

Allison showing off leaves collected at O'Bannon Woods State Park.

Allison showing off leaves collected at O’Bannon Woods State Park.

NEW DESTINATIONS ADDED TO AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE

Camp at these locations and they are now worth 25 points.

These parks have special bonus points for activities  specified in this Post.

The first park is the Indiana Dunes National Lake shore.   Camp at Dunewood Campground and this will earn you 25 points ,plus the possibility  of Special Bonus Points.  This is an opportunity for the bird watchers to score.  While at the Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore, take pictures of and correctly identify 5 species of birds,you earn 3 points,same as before,but if you find, photograph, and correctly identify more than 5 species you get 3 points for each group of five.  If you take photos of 15 species of birds you will earn 9 points, if they have a “a” or “c” symbol in the column for the time of year when the pictures were taken in the table titled “Birds of the Indiana Dunes A Seasonal Checklist “.  If the bird species has a “u”.”r”,”x”, or “i” then you earn 3 points per species.  The rarity of  the typical bird sightings determines how many bonus points.

The second additional camping location being added to the Destination Parks is Tippecanoe State Park.  If while camping at Tippecanoe State Park, you go and visit Dunn Bridge and take a picture with a teammate wearing the AC Race tee shirt you earn 6 extra bonus points for a total of 9 bonus points.(3 for the normal old bridge picture plus the 6 Special Bonus Points.  Dunn Bridge is in Southern Porter County,In, about 29 miles away from  Tippecanoe  State Park, the park is  near Winamac, IN .

Special Bonus Points can be earned if you play at least nine holes  of Disc Golf, in one session of DG at one of the following parks.  Lemon Lake, Hidden Lake,(Lake County,IN} or Rogers Lakewood Park in Valparaiso,IN.  A picture of your score card ,a picture of you in the Amazing Camp-Land Race shirt while on the Disc Golf Course,and the closest hole# to you when the picture was taken will earn you 9 Special Bonus points.

Recipes From the Amazing Camp-Land Race Team Sayers June 27-30 2013

Steak Foil Pack

 1 pound steak

Italian dressing – ½ bottle

½ tsp. garlic powder

½ tsp. pepper

2 small onions, diced

1 (8 oz.) package of mushrooms, sliced

1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips

1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips

4 cloves garlic, sliced

4 small potatoes, cubed

¼ c. olive oil

½ c. lemon juice

Foil

1.      At home, cut steak into bite sized pieces and place it in a large zip-loc baggie.

2.      Pour in Italian dressing, garlic powder, and pepper and shake.  Allow the steak to marinade overnight.

3.      Cut up the vegetables and add them to the baggie with the steak.

4.      Pour in the olive oil and lemon juice; then mix well.

5.      Evenly divide the mixture between 4 large sheets of aluminum foil and then fold closed.

6.      Double the foil around each pack.

7.      Cook over the campfire until the steak is cooked and the potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes.  Flip it at least once during the cooking.

8.      Carefully remove the pack from the fire with tongs.

9.      Open packet and pour contents onto plate.  Be careful of steam coming out of the packet.

Serves: 4

The finished product, from the Steak Foil Pack.

The finished product, from the Steak Foil Pack.

Chicken and Rice Foil Pack

 Aluminum Foil, Heavy Duty

1 can cream of mushroom soup

2/3 c. uncooked instant rice

Paprika

4 Chicken Breasts (approx.. 4 oz pieces)

1.      Place 1 piece of chicken on foil.   You will place each chicken breast on its own foil.

2.      Mix cream of mushroom soup and rice.

3.      Spoon rice mixture over chicken, equally.

4.      Sprinkle with Paprika.

5.      Seal the foil and place on fire or grill about 6” above fire.

6.      Cook for about 40 minutes; turning once.

Serves: 4

Preparing the Chicken Rice Foil Pack Dinner.

Preparing the Chicken Rice Foil Pack Dinner.

The finished products from the chicken and rice packs cooked over the campfire.

The finished products from the chicken and rice packs cooked over the campfire.

Pie Iron Cuban  Sandwich

Italian bread, slices

Swiss Cheese

Ham, deli

Turkey, deli

Pickles, sliced (like stackers)

Dijon Coarse-Ground Mustard

 

1.      Spray non-stick spray in pie iron sides.

2.      Put Dijon mustard on one side of both pieces of bread.

3.      Place 1 piece of bread in the pie iron, Dijon mustard facing up.

4.      Put cheese on bread.

5.      Layer ham and turkey on next, then pickle.

6.      Put other piece of bread on top, with the Dijon mustard facing down.

7.      Close pie iron.

8.      Cook for about 8 minutes, until bread is lightly toasted.  Turn occasionally.

Putting the Dijon Mustard on the Cuban Sandwich,one of the steps right before cooking.

Putting the Dijon Mustard on the Cuban Sandwich,one of the steps right before cooking.

The Cuban Sandwich ,hot out of the pie or sandwich maker.

The Cuban Sandwich ,hot out of the pie or sandwich maker.

Pie Iron Veggie Melt Sandwich

 Zucchini – rounds – 1/8”

Roasted red pepper, from jar, sliced in strips

Onion, sliced

Garlic

Olive Oil

Tomato, slices

1 Tbsp Basil, dried

Basil, fresh ***

Provolone Cheese

Salt & Pepper, to taste

Pam

Italian Bread slices, to fit pie iron

 

 

1.      Cut up your vegetables.

2.      Sauté the Zucchini, onion, and garlic until tender.

3.      Add roasted red pepper, pepper, salt, and basil to sauté and cook for about 3 more minutes.

4.      Spray pie iron with Pam spray. Place a slice of bread in the iron.

5.      Place a tomato slice on the piece of bread.

6.      Top with the sauté mixture.

7.      Place a slice of cheese on top of the mixture.

8.      Top with the other bread slice; then close iron.

9.      Cook for approximately 8 minutes; flipping occasionally.  Cook until the bread is slightly browned.

*** I place some fresh basil on top of the tomato slice.

The cucumbers being cut for the Veggie Melt by Team Sayers.

The cucumbers being cut for the Veggie Melt by Team Sayers.

The Veggie Melt already to be consumed

The Veggie Melt already to be consumed

 

 

 

An unidentified Team Sayers member, cooking the Steak Foil Pack over the open flames.

An unidentified Team Sayers member, cooking the Steak Foil Pack over the open flames.

Team Standings for AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE as of July 1, 2013

Team Sayers vaults into First Place

Team Sayers Scores 99 points with their  camping weekend at Nascar RV Resort  at Indiana Beach.

Team Sayers scored 88 out of their 99 points this last  weekend, by cooking up a storm,or rather cooking in a storm.  Way to go Team Sayers!  Congratulations  for reaching achievement Level 2 in the  of the Amazing Camp-Land Race.  You are  the  first to reach the “ADVENTURER”  level of competitors in the Amazing Camp-Land Race for 2013.

Team Sayers ready to enter the NASCAR RV  Resort at Indiana Beach.

Team Sayers ready to enter the NASCAR RV Resort at Indiana Beach.

It looks like Team Sayers is just waiting for G58 for a diagonal Bingo,in the Bingo game at Nascar Campground in Indiana Beach.

It looks like Team Sayers is just waiting for G58 for a diagonal Bingo,in the Bingo game at Nascar Campground in Indiana Beach.

Team Sayers campsite at the Nascar campground in Indiana Beach . This is where  they stayed one week-end  , while Competing in the Amazing Camp-Land Race.

Team Sayers campsite at the Nascar campground in Indiana Beach . This is where they stayed one week-end , while Competing in the Amazing Camp-Land Race.

 

Amazing Camp-Land Race Team Challenge : 5 Bird Pictures

Team Bates bird photographs.

Here are Team Bates bird pictures.  They were taken at Starved Rock State Park, and Brown County State Park.

A Wild Turkey..Photo by Team Bates, at Starved Rock State Park. Near Utica,IL

Wild Turkey..Photo by Team Bates, at Starved Rock State Park. Near Utica,IL

A visiting Pelican. Stopped on its migration.Photo by Team Bates, at Starved Rock State Park. Near Utica,IL

A migrating Pelican..Photo by Team Bates, at Starved Rock State Park. Near Utica,IL

American Barn Owl ,picture taken by Team Bates at Presentation at Brown County State Park by Indiana Raptor Center

American Barn Owl ,picture taken by Team Bates at Presentation at Brown County State Park by Indiana Raptor Center

Eastern Screech Owl. Presented by Indiana Raptor Center. Presentation at Brown County State Park.Photo by Team Bates.

Eastern Screech Owl. Presented by Indiana Raptor Center. Presentation at Brown County State Park.Photo by Team Bates.

Red Tailed Hawk. Presented by Indiana Raptor Center. Presentation at Brown County State Park.Photo by Team Bates.

Red Tailed Hawk. Presented by Indiana Raptor Center. Presentation at Brown County State Park.Photo by Team Bates.

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Amazing Camp-Land Race Recipes from Team Sayers

Breakfast Burritos

Tortilla Shells

Egg Beaters

Cooked Crumbled Sausage (I used Jimmy Dean pre-cooked crumbles) or Chorizo

Green Peppers

Onions

Shredded Taco Cheese

Salsa

Hashbrowns (optional)

Jalepenos (optional)

Cooking Spray

1.      Dice green peppers and onions. If using raw sausage, cook & drain it before putting in the egg mixture.

2.      Spray fry pan with cooking spray.  Pour Egg Beaters, sausage, peppers, onions, and hashbrowns into fry pan until cooked through (like a scrambled egg).

3.      Heat tortillas to soften then add the egg mixture to them.

4.      Sprinkle with cheese, jalepenos and add salsa to taste.

5.      Finally, wrap tortilla around the ingredients.

6.      Enjoy!!!

Finished ingredients of Breakfast Burrito, before  folding in shell.

Finished ingredients of Breakfast Burrito, before folding in shell.

 

Sweet Pepper Poppers

Ingredients:

4 oz. cream cheese

8 sweet mini peppers

1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning

1 tsp. garlic salt

¼ c. sharp cheddar cheese

¼ c. Parmesan cheese

 

Preparation:

1.      Cut the peppers in half and remove any seeds and the veining.  We removed the stem also.

2.      Mix together the cream cheese, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and the two cheeses.

3.      Fill each pepper with about a tablespoon of mixture; or put the filling in a baggie and cut the end so that you can squeeze the mixture into the pepper

4.      Place the poppers on the grill for about 8 minutes.  Just enough to make the peppers a little tender.

Servings: 16

 

Enjoying a sweet pepper popper at Brown County State Park. Another Amazing Camp-Land Race Recipe.

Enjoying a sweet pepper popper at Brown County State Park. Another Amazing Camp-Land Race Recipe.

Dutch Oven Lasagna

Ingredients:

1# ground beef

½# Italian sausage

2 – 24 oz. spaghetti sauces

4 cups shredded mozzarella

16 oz. cottage cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Lasagna Noodles

1 egg

2 Tbsp Parsley

Italian seasoning

Oregano

 

Preparation:

1.      Pre-cook ground beef & Italian sausage with 2 Tbsp of Italian seasoning.  When cool place in gallon Ziploc baggie.

2.      Preheat the Dutch oven.

3.      Set aside some sauce approximately 1/3 cup – enough to coat the bottom of the Dutch oven.  Pour remainder of sauce in to baggie with ground beef & Italian sausage and mix together by smushing the bag.  Mixing could be done in a bowl, but we found this saved on clean up.

4.      In another bag, add ¼ cup Parmesan, cottage cheese, and egg.  Cover the bottom of the Dutch oven with a little layer of the sauce to prevent burning.

5.      Put the layers in the oven in the following order:

a.       Lasagna noodles (you may have to break to fit the space)

b.      Meat sauce (1/3 of it)

c.       Cheese mixture (1/2 of it)

d.      Mozzarella cheese (1/3 of it)

e.       Repeat until you have made three layers.

6.      Top off the layers with the remaining ¼ c Parmesan cheese and a little Italian seasoning (to taste).

7.      Bake for 1 hour until done.  Rotate the lid and the oven regularly to ensure even cooking.  Check on the dish frequently.

 

**We thought it sounded like a lot of spaghetti sauce in this dish, but because the noodles aren’t cooked they soak up the extra sauce and use it to cook the noodles.

Serves: approximately 10 people.

A member of Team  Sayers  placing ingredients of Lasagna in Dutch Oven.

A member of Team Sayers placing ingredients of Lasagna in Dutch Oven.

The finished Lasagna.  Doesn't that look good!

The finished Lasagna. Doesn’t that look good!

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AMAZING CAMP-LAND RACE HAPPENINGS WEEK OF JUNE 10-16

Teams Bates & Sayers reach Sightseer award level.

Teams Bates and Sayers went camping at Brown County State park during the weekend  of  June 14-16 . They enjoyed horse back riding in Brown County State Park, as well as panning for Gold in  Nashville,IN

Team Bates enjoying Brown County State Park Weekend

Team Bates enjoying Brown County State Park

 

Team Bates all set for Brown County State Park ride.

Team Bates all set for Brown County State Park ride.

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Part of the camping fun, was the great camping food.  Isn’t this always the case good food and relaxation. Camping is so good….

 

This is  Team Sayers campsite at Brown County State Park.

This is Team Sayers campsite at Brown County State Park.

A Team Sayers participant having fun panning for gold & gems at Nashville,IN

A Team Sayers participant having fun panning for gold & gems at Nashville,IN