Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Cooking activities at camp
The camp that I direct, Maine Arts Camp, is quite different than traditional camps. We have no team sports, Color War, intercamp competition and more. In creating programs that of our interest to our campers, we try to think out of the box. Our campers love to cook! If you are looking for some new and exciting offerings for your campers, adding a cooking activity, with the right staff running it, will create a buzz among the campers. Although our cooking program is extensive and we're looking to expand it this year by hiring two full time culinary arts instructors, any camp can start out small. Some of your counselor staff may already have some experience in the kitchen. Check out some of our recipes from summer 2008. The baking recipes may be some of the easier ones to use. There is even a Food Network that is solely dedicated to cooking. Try contacting colleges that offer an AA degree in culinary arts. The college students could work as a bunk counselor and teach cooking. Remember, save a dessert for me, preferably something chocolate!
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owner/director of Maine Arts Camp