The final morning of camp we began yet again down in the gardens. Today was HERB DAY and we celebrated in a few different ways. First, all the campers chose 3 herb seedlings to plant in their very own herb garden to take home and enjoy for the rest of the summer. They also participating in making a “boo boo sav” which they can use for cuts and scrapes to heal them the natural way! Finally, we made lavender wands which make perfect air fresheners and a couple herbal lemonades for everyone to enjoy at the party at 4pm today.
We headed back up to our food lab to cook for the first portion of the day and made a couple delicious Indian recipes. We made Til Ki Galak which is a sesame brittle and we also made a Green Coconut Fish Curry. After finishing these recipes, the campers headed into the multipurpose room to color Healthy Food Advertisements. These will be hanging on the walls at the parent party so be sure not to miss them!!
When the creative and colorful pictures were complete, everyone headed downstairs for a tasty lunch and then filed outside for a BIG SURPRISE and physical activity. THE BILLIKEN came to meet the campers and to teach them a little Billiken Shuffle. Everyone got “Summer at SLU” tattoos and enjoyed the SLU Spirit 🙂
The final stretch of the day before the party came after physical activity and we finished up the rest of our recipes. The campers made Rogan Josh (an aromatic beef dish), Cumin Spiced Potatoes and Peppers, and some rice to go on the side of all the yummy food we prepared all week long.
Thanks for an amazing week campers, come back next year and make sure you use all your culinary skills to continue cooking for the rest of the summer!!! 🙂