Warm summer nights and some basic supplies are all you need to make the backyard a great campout destination.
Campfire Food (Campfire Optional!)
A campfire might not be possible in the backyard, but a barbeque always is. Hot dogs and hamburgers are a camping favorite. Or for something a little different, try foil packs. Just layer thin sliced potatoes, vegetables, seasonings, and meat in the foil, wrap, and place over the fire (can be cooked over a campfire or grill). Then, once the main dish is done, don't forget the marshmallows!