This week campers had a blast learning about the exotic cuisines of Southeastern Asia! From Laos and Vietnam to Thailand and Cambodia, campers cooked and taste tested the variety of dishes from that region of the world. Some recipes included beef rendang, mango sticky rice, chicken pad thai, as well as Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup)
Along with cooking, campers spend most mornings down in Saint Louis University Nutrition and Dietetics Garden. Campers learn from expert gardeners (Marilyn, Aaron, and Kristen) how to plant foods, harvest them, and participate in various other themed days such as Herb Day, Disability Awareness Day, and Harvest Day!
Another fun treat throughout this week are the two field trips campers get to venture on. This week campers went to Kraut Run, which is an organically run garden. At Kraut Run campers visited with Farmer Chris and his family and learned about all of the hard work that goes into running a farm. We even got the chance to help harvest wheat and feed the five pigs that live on the property. Furthermore, campers spend a day cooking for a SLU organization called Campus Kitchen. This organization receives donated food from St. Louis vendors and creates meals for those in lower income situations. We finished off that day cooling off at the pool and having a terrific time outdoors!
We hope the campers had an unforgettable time this week! Each camper was a delight to have and we cannot wait to see them again next year 🙂
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