HERSHEY'S CAMP BONDFIRE Fun With Family #CampBondfire #smores

When I was growing up, summer was the time when I went traveling with my Grandma to visit our relatives across Georgia. I loved seeing my aunts and especially playing with all of my cousins. We often had bonfires, cookouts and played outside until the sun was completely set. Now that I have a little family of my own, I want to share these experiences and traditions with them. Our family loves any excuse to have a get-together, especially during the nice summer months! We basically live outdoors, enjoying every minute of summer vacation and time together as a family. This past week we visited my parents and though my Mama was sick, she made sure to make the trip a fun bonding experience for everyone. That's why we decided to build a bonfire on the first night it didn't rain!

Hershey's has a great campaign going on right now to help celebrate summer and family bonding with their new Facebook App -HERSHEY'S CAMP BONDFIRE! Each week two camp counselors will be featured, along with their great suggestions for making fireside memories all summer! You can also join in on the fun and register as a camper like we did. To make it even more exciting, there are giveaways involved, so campers can win a variety of great prize packages, including an outdoor fire pit! This week's theme for the campaign is FIRE IT UP DAD and that is exactly what we did!

To help kick off this summer right, Hershey's sent an awesome s'mores Kit from Hershey's for the bonfire, but the kids had no idea. They were simply excited about making a bonfire, walking around the yard collecting limbs, leaves and other items to help us start the fire. They are great little helpers when motivated!
My niece, Ry, along with my son, Josiah at the fire pit. This is all of the wood they collected for the bonfire, which was a great starter. Liam was still driving around the yard picking up limbs in his truck:

Once everything was collected, Granny and Pop lit the fire! It took a little time for it to get started, but she blew the fire until it was really burning!

The kiddos were very excited when the "BONDFIRE" was lit, as they sat together laughing, talking and waiting for hot dogs and S'mores!
Yay! The fire started!
 Finally it was time for the food! While some of the kiddos decided to skip straight to S'mores before the meal, others opted for hot dogs first and dessert last.
So proud of his s'mores creation!

Granny & Pop cooking their hotdogs and s'mores!

Thanks to the HERSHEY'S CAMP BONDFIRE, my children were able to bond with their cousin, Granny and Pop during the visit and enjoy a good old-fashioned bonfire! No batteries required for this great day in the outdoors. Everyone had such a great time that we hated for the night to end. In fact, we stayed outdoors until the lightning bugs were flying around and the moon was high in the sky!This was the perfect activity for our family this Father's Day weekend and something the kids won't soon forget.
What do you look forward to doing each summer with your own family? What traditions do you want to continue with your own children?

This post is part of my participation in the HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE campaign. All opinions expressed are mine.


brett said...

oh gosh i love it!! we used to have that truck. my son used to pick things up too. and then dump them in the yard....

i love s'mores. we did a backyard campout last night here and did s'mores. i even unplugged. no phone no ipad no laptop. nothing. and it was wonderful!

Andrea H said...

It looks like you had a great time. S'mores are delicious!

Maureen said...

We looooooove s'mores!


Mimi B said...

Looks like you guys had a great time!! We love s'mores here over the firepit!!

jenzen69 said...

What great memories for your kids. I have tried to do the same thing with my kids. When I was married we went camping ALOT and when we divorced I didnt rake them for awhile, thinking it was a mans job. I soon realized I was just as capable if no more of taking the kids camping and doing all the work involved and though it was hard and I needed a vacation afterwards It is something my children still remember today

Sarah said...

I love smores. Nothing beats a roasted marshmallow.

Anonymous said...

smore's over a camp fire mmmmm, but remember to not let the marshmallow fall in!!

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