American Camping Association

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012

We are really proud that our Camps are accredited through the American Camping Association. Every summer we ensure that our programs, staff, health care providers, maintenance crew and kitchen staff comply with hundreds of different standards to be sure our camps are running as safely as possible. Not only do our Directors work with these standards all year at our Camps, they all volunteer within the ACA. Each year, they take time to visit other camps to ensure these standards are followed each summer. Check out the link below to see what our Directors are working on year-round to make sure our Camps deliver the best possible experience to our staff and campers!...

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Woodcraft Addition

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012

In the April Camp News email blast, I wrote an article about our Woodcraft Director, Eric Teitelbaum.  Actually, Eric wrote it, but I managed to forget to add the link to view pictures of his work.  Check out some of the amazing things Eric has built.  Woodcraft is going to be awesome this summer! http://www.flickr.com/photos/teitelbaumcarpentry/sets/  Brent Birchler Boys Camp...

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A classic…

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012

Hello everyone! This time around we are going to tackle a classic.  Caesar Salad Dressing. This recipe makes 12 servings, which is quite a bit. You can certainly half the recipe if you need to. 2/3 cup cooking oil 3 Tbsp. Red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 eggs (raw) 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/8 tsp. Pepper 2 2oz cans of anchovies (drained) Blend all ingredients, except eggs, until smooth. Add eggs and blend until incorporated. Simple enough, right?  Fresh cut romaine lettuce, croutons and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese will finish off this simple and classic salad but if you want to get a little creative try adding some hardboiled egg or some thinly sliced scallions. If you want to make the salad more of a meal try adding some chicken, grilled and sliced thin or a few grilled shrimp. I’ve even seen Caesar Salad served with a crab cake on top! Because this recpie contains raw egg it is not recomended to save it for too long. Try to make only what you need the day of. Remember to be creative and have fun. Cooking is an art, not a science. Be good…  Chef...

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Roll Up Your Sleeves!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2012

Thank you to all the amazing volunteers for coming out to Camp this weekend…braving the cold…. and getting their hands dirty to help make Camp a little better! Without your support, we would not be able to be who we are everyday. Please head over to; http://www.facebook.com/camp.ockanickon and check out my RUYS video hot off the press!

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Take on Summer!

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012

Did you know that a child’s chance to stay active decreases after school ends for summer? Even though summer has the potential of one to become active and explore something new, summer also has the potential for one to sit at home and be a couch potato. This is where we come in! This weekend MaryAnn and I will be traveling to the Ambler and Abington YMCAs in Pennsylvania to be part of their 2012 Healthy Kids Day. We will be joining them in an effort to encourage kids and parents to not be that couch potato this summer and go out and be active.  Of course, Camp Ockanickon is a great way to spend your summer staying active; whether you are swimming in the lake, playing games on the land sports field or canoeing through the Amazon. If you are in the area this weekend, come look for us!...

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A Thought of the Day…

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012

A very good friend of mine posted this on her facebook page.  I found these words very inspiring and wanted to pass them along...

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