Cheese Moose? No, Chocolate Mousse!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2010

Hey folks… When I took the reigns of our Camp’s Food Service program in 2006, after the departure of my mentor Chef Manny, I began a mission to find a special dessert to serve for our most special dinner at Camp… The Green and Blue Feather Banquet night. After a few tries with some average and vaguely memorable ice cream type treats, I found the answer… Chocolate Mousse! Chocolate Mousse garnished with a strawberry, a vanilla cookie and a dollop of whipped cream!! A delightfully rich and winning combination! The Matolly Girls even came up with a chant to let the Kitchen Staff know that they are ready for the delicious dessert. “Choco-late-Mousse… Choco-late-Mousse…” Continue the chant until the dessert makes it’s appearance. The gestures that goes along with the chant is… smack your open palms the table twice with the syllables to “Choco-late”… then, fingers outstretched, put your thumbs to your temples as if you had the antlers of a moose and shout “MOUSSE”!! A dining hall full of Matolly Girls doing this chant will summon the dessert in a heartbeat! Pictured here is some of the staff from the Ocky Kitchen, Seif and Kostya, preparing the mousse… myself, putting the finishing touch on, the whipped cream… and the final presentation. Bon Appetite… and be good… Chef...

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CIT Program

Posted by on Jul 30, 2010

Today was the final day of our Counselor In Training (CIT) program for our Stockwell crew of future leaders. We are incredibly proud of them and their accomplishments during their 5 weeks with us at Stockwell. As a group, they are energetic, thoughtful and full of spirit. They have the ability to make any activity special and have certainly played an important role in the day to day operations of Camp. Check out the picture below…They prepared the juice and water for our picnic pizza today and made it into a yin yang! Their attention to detail makes everything they do special 🙂 Thanks again, CITs – We can’t wait to welcome you as staff in...

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On my commute to work…

Posted by on Jul 28, 2010

Hello dear Friends… I just wanted to take a moment to share a few images of some of the faces I see on my trek to and from and all around work, here at Camp, every day. Pictured here… A deer or two, a turtle… a baby raccoon. Not pictured here… frogs, chipmunks, turkeys, snakes, red tail hawks, cardinals, blue jays & blue herons… just to name a few others. There’s even bass and sunfish… but those only cross my path if I decide to canoe to work. Enjoy the pictures!! Be good… Chef...

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Session 5 Fun

Posted by on Jul 28, 2010

Check out the fort we built!  We built this shelter in the Black Forest and we even had a picnic snack after we finished our hard work 🙂

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Where The Trail Leads

Posted by on Jul 27, 2010

Sometimes life has a funny way of tying things together. Yesterday I had a chance meeting that reminded me of the lasting impact a camp counselor can have on a child.

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Hello from the Lands of Ockanickon!

Posted by on Jul 27, 2010

Session 3 is going great! What a wonderful group of young men. There is a real sense of camaraderie here at Camp. The staff have been so impressed with how well everyone is getting along and making friends. That is what Camp is all about.

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