“Three squirts extra virgin olive oil and one squirt balsamic vinegar," said Ethan F. “And a squirt of Dijon mustard," said Theo. “It can actually be three squirts oil to any one acid," clarifies Ben K.
That’s the recipe for the perfect home-made salad dressing, drizzled on top of freshly picked garden greens. Delicious!
Look out, Bobby Flay. Pay attention, Guy Fieri. The men of the SkyDeck are the top chefs in town.
Breakfast is extra special for a cabin a day, as they prepare a full meal from start to finish. A favorite entree is Whole Wheat Fresh Mint Oreo Waffles. The lucky bunk who gets SkyDeck for dinner cooks something unique like baked teriyaki chicken, shish kabobs or stir fry, with a fresh vegetable and oven baked potato “fries”. Bunk 7 even tried making falafel!
SkyDeck’s Director, Adam Shep, is a master of teaching the guys about culinary arts. It starts in the vegetable and herb garden, where the boys learn to weed and harvest. It’s interesting how even someone who doesn’t like vegetables is at least willing to give them a try when he gets to “pick”.
They learn everything from knife skills to the proper way to wash dishes (or at least the proper way to load the dishwasher). He teaches them about what they’re eating, and the importance of good nutrition. A favorite book on the SkyDeck porch is “Eat This, Not That”.
Whether you’re seven or seventeen, the SkyDeck is one of the most popular spots at camp. This week the SkyDeck Clinic period was just for ages 7-9. So far they’ve made scrambled eggs, sushi, Caprese salad and smoothies with fresh picked wild blueberries. Mom or Dad, you’ll never need to cook again!
Another super popular period this year is Photography. Our crew of Shannon, Morgan, Jesse and Leslie are absolute tops, as you see in these Blog pictures and those on our website galleries. Today they passed on their photographic talents to Bunk 9. See if you can guess which photos in this collection were taken by the campers.
Photos “popped” with the colors of the Blowup Carnival. Such a fun sight, watching a few hundred boys and their counselors jumping and climbing on giant inflatable toys. It was a very happy evening on the Hejduk Field, with smiles in every direction.