As a Colorado girl I grew up camping with my family and going to camp. When I think back on my summers, I cannot remember a summer that didn’t involve some kind of camp! Church camp, Girl Scout camp, Eagle Lake Camp, Science camp – I did them all. My dad worked for CCCA (Christian Camp and Conference Association) for a large part of my childhood so we had the opportunity to travel and experience so many camps around the USA.

My love for Colorado, for nature, for community, and for campfires all started there. From an early age, I knew what a Smore was. It is just common Colorado culture to sit around campfires and roast marshmallows. Sing songs, tell stories, laugh, and run away from the smoke trails.
My siblings have a home with their four children in the mountains. With land, dogs, horses, sticks, and campfires. It is not far to get there and escape the city. It bring back all those memories of growing up – of the camp life. Even still, I cannot imagine a campless summer or a summer gone by without one smore made. And I love that my nieces & nephews get to grow up with that love of nature and that world of camp.



Author: Oak & Oats

  • So great!! I love s'mores…even to the point of "cheating" by warming marshmallows in the microwave (so not the same thing, but still!). πŸ™‚ And I found out a bit too late that this past Sunday was National S'mores Day!!

  • Being outdoors and creating memories {in the presence of s'mores} is the best. This is one of the ways we spend quality time in our family – just enjoying the weather on a back porch or campground. I think we may need to make s'mores this weekend, too! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • ashley

    As a child & young teen I enjoyed being outdoors for bonfires, camp outs, & such. Having my siblings, family, & friends around made it even better. Then you grow up, oh to be a kid again! πŸ™‚

  • Oh my gosh, those s'mores look SO delicious!

  • Those are some fancy s'more roasting sticks! My mouth is watering just thinking about eating a s'more now….

  • I love this!!! And smores! I actually wrote about my favorite childhood tradition today too. πŸ™‚

  • S'mores are seriously my love language!

  • Gosh, now I can't wait until fall/winter. Our group of friends are known for having huge bonfires….and always plenty of s'mores during the cold seasons! Can't wait, can't wait!!

  • Mmmm, I just love S'mores! I was just thinking the other day that I can't wait for cooler weather so I can make a fire in the backyard. Last winter my boyfriend and I would hang out in the backyard by the fire and make s'mores all the time. So much fun!

  • Mmmmm… s'mores. Have you ever tried peanut butter on them? Life. Changing.

  • Gorgeous photos! It looks like y'all had a blast! Our childhood traditions were all over the place! We would go to my Grandmother's crawfish farm and pretty much play in the mud as long as our parents allowed!

  • Some of my fondest memories from childhood are from the various camps I attended. This looks like such a great place! I still love making s'mores around the fire too.

  • HAAH! Classy!

  • This comment made me laugh out loud πŸ™‚ XOXO

  • AMEN!

  • So fun. Camp is such a magical place!

  • That is fun… I have no memories like that! I think I would be terrified to see a crawfish alive!

  • HAAH! I don't like peanut butter and chocolate together…. gasp. But I am sure my husband would love that!!!

  • yes! We are camping this weekend and it is a must to have a campfire!

  • so fun!

  • I loved your post! So sweet πŸ™‚

  • I know! My sister was laughing because this was all they could find when they were in a hurry to make smores so they bought expensive ones!

  • yes ma'am!

  • Then you grow up and you just got to keep doing it! And passing on the traditions!

  • I have never microwaved them! Also, I had no idea!

  • You are so welcome! that is so fun! I love porches!

  • ashley

    True. I cant wait to do those types of things with my 2 daughters! <3

  • Thank you! I thought it was great that we both wrote about a similar topic!
    ~ Victoria

  • haha Glad I could bring a little giggle to your day πŸ˜‰