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Posts made in September, 2012

Back with a new batch…

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012

Hello all!! Here’s a great Corn Bread recipe that is simple to make and delicious addition to a hearty Fall meal. Please note, before you start making the recipe, that this style of making corn bread requires a cast iron skillet. I have not tested it in any other baking dish or pan. Ingredients 2 cups yellow cornmeal 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 1 cup creamed corn 2 tablespoons canola oil Directions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place a 10-inch cast iron skillet into the oven. In a bowl, combine the cornmeal, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Whisk together to combine well. In a large bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs, and creamed corn, whisking together to combine thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients to the buttermilk mixture and stir to combine. If the batter will not pour, add more buttermilk to the batter. Swirl the canola oil in the hot cast iron skillet. Pour the batter into the skillet. Bake until the cornbread is golden brown and springs back upon the touch, about 20 minutes. Be good… Chef...

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Winter Camp!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012

Are you missing Camp yet? Then be sure to sign-up for our annual Winter Camp! Spend time with your friends and keep your fingers crossed for some snow! http://www.ycamp.org/documents/2012WinterCamp.pdf

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Parent's Night Out!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012

Be sure to come out this Friday for our 1st PNO of the season! http://www.ycamp.org/documents/2012FallLearnToRegistration.pdf

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Posted by on Sep 17, 2012

A Box of Crayons While walking in a toy store the day before today, I overheard a crayon box with many things to say. “I don’t like red!” said yellow. And green said, “Nor do I!” And no one here likes orange, but no one knows quite why.” “We are a box of crayons that really doesn’t get along,” said blue to all the others “something here is wrong!” Well, I bought that box of crayons and took it home with me and laid out all the crayons so the crayons could all see. They watched me as I colored with red and blue and green and black and white and orange and every color in between. They watched as green became the grass and blue became the sky. The yellow sun was shining bright on white clouds drifting by. Colors changing as they touched, becoming something new. They watched me as I colored. They watched till I was through. And when I’d finally finished, I began to walk away. And as I did the crayon box had something more to say… “I do like red!” said the yellow and green said, “So do I!” “And blue you are terrific so high up in the sky.” “We are a box of crayons each of us unique, but when we get together the picture is complete.” NOW IF WE COULD JUST LEARN FROM THIS BOX OF CRAYONS THIS WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE. -Shane...

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Another beautiful union…

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012

Hello all… This weekend, Camp hosted another wedding at the Matollionequay Dining Hall. We couldn’t have asked for better weather and a more beautiful and serene day overall. Congratulations to Mitch and Pamela on their union and thank you for sharing your special day with us. I would like to offer a public and very personal thank you to ALL the staff that made the day so amazing. From the housekeepers, making sure the facilities were sparkling clean… to the Maintenance crew, who pulled out all the stops making sure the area surrounding the Dining Hall at Matolly, the path to the amphitheater looking over the water and the roads were in perfect shape… to the Group Services crew who offered a hand parking cars and then helped around the kitchen and Dining Hall for the duration of the event… and to my kitchen crew for all their hard work preparing a gorgeous and delicious¬†feast. Without any of these players working together for one goal in mind… giving the happy couple a day to remember… ¬†the day might not have been as perfect as it was. Teamwork here at Camp… and in all our lives… is critical for success and ultimately, happiness. I feel blessed to work with such a great group of individuals and meld with all the Departments here at Camp to make everything we do an amazing experience for all who step foot on our sandy soil, under the canopy of the tall pines here in Medford. Thanks for letting me share my thoughts and feelings and I hope it gives you, our readers, a little insight to what goes on around here to make Camp anawesome place. Be good… Chef...

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