Monday, June 18th
This week is teen week, and the theme is all about food trucks! Monday campers cooked cilantro rice, tacos, and street corn for lunch, and couldn’t wait to taste it!
Tuesday, June 19th
This morning campers started the day by helping plant and weed in the SLU garden before heading out for their field-trip to Sherwoods Forest Nursery!
Wednesday, June 20th
For part of Wednesday’s lunch campers participated in a salad making competition, and everyone was super creative with their dishes! This salad won for best presentation!
Thursday, June 21st
Thursday is harvesting day in the garden, and lucky for us the raspberries were ready to be picked!
Wednesday, June 13
The kids kicked off today once again in the garden, but this time with a guest speaker for disability awareness day. The campers utilized certain equipment to enhance their understanding of what it feels like to work in a garden with a disability.
Shortly after, their day of cooking began. The first task of the day was to make their lunch, which consisted of homemade healthy corndogs, roasted veggies, and a mozzarella and basil tomato mix.
To release some energy after eating, the kids headed to the track for their daily dose of exercise!
The campers wrapped up the day with some preparation and early cooking for Friday’s parent party!
Tuesday, June 12th
Campers arrived this morning filled with excitement for the upcoming day’s activities– field trip day!
After starting the day off in the garden, the kids migrated to the SLU vans and were taken to the Food Roof Farm (Urban Harvest) for the first stop of the day. The campers enjoyed the periodic shade from the plant towers as they were taken on a tour around the urban farm. Their favorite part about the trip to the Food Roof?: “THE CHICKENS!!!!!!!!” (although the counselors were quite jealous of the coloring book the campers were given as a free souvenir….).
The next stop of the day was the Billy Goat Chip factory. Upon entrance, the kids were immediately occupied by the bowl of free samples waiting for them by the front door. The owner of the company impressed all of us with the history behind the Billy Goat Chip Company, along with explaining the different stages of preparing, processing, and packaging the chips. To delight the campers even more, a free gift bag of chips were offered to each of the campers.
The final stop of the trip was at Tower Grove park where kids enjoyed some time in the sun along with the sandwiches and brownies they prepared the day before.
The rest of the afternoon flew by quickly when we arrived back on campus. The kids enjoyed a baking lesson from Chef Todd followed by a science experiment in the food lab.