Camp 2015

Summer 2015: Week 3: Day Three: STL Eats

Today at Culinary Camp was Disability Awareness Day!  The campers started off their day in the garden to talk about different disabilities and what life with them would be like.  This included mentioning how difficult everyday things are if one is disabled.

Campers using adaptive kitchen equipment while wearing hand splints and slings.
Campers using adaptive kitchen equipment while wearing hand splints and slings.
Campers tried on leg splints and determined the challenges of working in the garden while wearing these splints.
Campers tried on leg splints and determined the challenges of working in the garden while wearing these splints.
Campers wore glasses that allowed them to understand what it is like to have a visual impairment while working in the garden.
Campers wore glasses that allowed them to understand what it is like to have a visual impairment while working in the garden.

 

Here the campers are talking with Michael from Paraquad.
Here the campers are talking with Michael from Paraquad.

Afterwards, the campers headed back to the building to eat lunch.  After lunch they also took turns using wheelchairs and going around the building in small groups to see what it would be like to do daily things such as opening a door.  Then, the campers went back to the kitchens to make strawberry pie.

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After the strawberry pies were assembled, the campers played a game one of the campers nicknamed “Smelling Bee.”  In this game, the campers would smell ten different cups with different things found in a kitchen inside.  These things included spices, soy sauce, and even dish soap.

Campers smelling different containers in the Smelling Bee.
Campers smelling different containers in the Smelling Bee.

Today was a great day and we can’t wait to see you tomorrow!  Hopefully the rain will let up for a little bit so we can go have fun at the pool!

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