With warmer temps and longer days, every Friday brings us an itch to get outside. Camping is one of the best activities to do, especially with a group of friends, but we get it — it can be intimidating AF if you haven’t been before. This is why we’re giving you a comprehensive how-to weekend camp with your girlfriends. These print-outs will give you the introductory know-how to pull off car camping with your bests.

camping like a pro

Bringing the necessities and knowing WHAT those necessities should be are crucial. Print out or follow this Camping Essentials Checklist while packing to ensure that you have everything you need when out in nature.

off-the-grid fun

One of our favorite things about camping is getting to spend time off the grid with our girlfriends. No distracting cell service or emails to answer, a true dream! After we completed the scavenger hunt, we sat down together and painted our book together over a cup of coffee.

Materials and Tools:

Grab your scavenger hunt list and camera and get to snappin’ pics!

First checked off the list, cheers your bestie!

Spinning in circles and then trying to take a picture was hilarious. The picture came out V interesting!

Strike that pose girl!

All cozied up in our tent!

Once you’ve checked off all the boxes of the hunt, settle in and get to decorating your book!

eat like queens

Goat Cheese and Asparagus Frittata 

Start your morning off right by whipping up this super easy frittata recipe; it’s ready in under 30 minutes. All you need is a cast iron and a love of goat cheese!

Chickpea Salad Sandwich

Filled with protein-rich chickpeas and topped with micro-greens, this is a nutritious dish, the perfect midday meal to fuel your next activity.

Jackfruit Burrito Bowls

On the dinner menu are jackfruit burrito bowls, which are a literal guaranteed hit. They please meat and veggie lovers alike. Jackfruit is so trendy right now and for good reason; it’s an amazing meat substitute. You can find it canned in most Trader Joe’s.

For the ultimate camping dinner, deck out a burrito bowl bar!

Fruit Skewers + Mason Jar Whipped Cream

For dessert, treat yourself to these grilled fruit skewers and freshly made whipped cream. Check the recipe to see how to make whipped cream in just a mason jar.

Get all four recipes here.

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DIY Production and Styling: Anita Yung + Roxy Taghavian + Cassidy Miller

Photography: Brittany Griffin