Month: June 2012

What’s Cooking at Camp Weequahic…

Summer Camp cooking programs like Camp Weequahic’s help campers learn their way around the kitchen by teaching them how to make fun snacks. Eating a warm chocolate chip cookie that one helped bake makes a second home feel even more like home, and it’s a special treat to which many campers look forward. In fact, some of the treats campers whip up in the cooking studio have become part of Camp Weequahic tradition.  Camp Weequahic cooking instructors also teach campers tips for making some of their favorite snacks more nutritious as part of an overall effort to help campers maintain a healthy lifestyle while at camp.  Here’s one of our favorite recipes from the Camp Weequahic cooking studio:

No Bake Choc Chip Truffles

1 cup soft butter

1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. salt

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp water

1 (6 ounce) package mini chocolate chips

·         Cream butter and sugar together.

·          Add remaining ingredients and mix well by hand.

·         Roll into bite-size balls.

·         Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Store in a plastic zip-type bag in the freezer.

·         Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes before eating. (Makes 4 dozen)

Fred: Inter Boys DH

One can hear Fred’s accent from afar, encouraging his charge of campers and counselors alike.  A third year veteran, he knows the drill of Weequahic. He is excited to impart his infectious enthusiasm for camp-life in his new leadership role this summer. Having instructed tennis then sailing, he knows what it takes to inspire and motivate campers, and he is determined to ensure that his group of Inters have the most enjoyable summer possible. Fred just adores his job- he will no doubt exceed his goal! Born and raised in Luxembourg, Fred returns to camp while pursuing a Master’s Degree in Engineering where he hopes to work on solutions for developing countries’ water problems. Some interesting facts about Fred are that he speaks four languages, enjoys traveling, cooking, and watching sports, especially Cricket.

Meet Dana, Our Inter Girls Division Head

Dana first arrived at Weequahic two years ago for a three-week position as a camp nanny. Though bitten by the CW bug, she took time off last summer to plan her beautiful wedding. Lucky for us, she is back this season, in a new and exciting role. A gifted and natural leader, Dana brings her love of children and sense of optimism, hoping to create a lasting impact upon her campers. As an experienced 6th grade literature teacher in Atlanta, GA, she also demonstrates patience, encouragement and the belief that any goal is achievable.  For those who are curious about her boundless spirit and good cheer, she admits the kids keep her young and energized. Her favorite aspect of camp is bonding with the girls in the evening, catching up on their day’s events and activities while helping them to see the positivity in everything. Dana hopes that when the campers reflect upon their summer, they will say that someone genuinely cared about them and that they had a fantastic time. Dana’s other interests are music, reading and running.