Monthly Archives: July 2013

Matolly Cooking Recipes! (part 2)

By | July 31st, 2013|

Here are two more recipes we have done so far this summer in our cooking activity! Try them on your own and enjoy! Taco Cupcakes Ingredients: ground beef/taco meat taco seasoning black beans mexican cheese and/or queso lettuce salsa red onions wonton wrappers (generally found in the produce section) **This recipe is able to have any additions you seem fit! Any of your favorite taco ingredients will suffice as great add-ins for your own personalized "taco cupcake"! 1. Prepare the taco meat with the taco seasoning in a pan. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375. 2. Spray a muffin tin [...]

Three Days

By | July 31st, 2013|

After waiting through a long, anticipation-filled year, Color War is right around the corner.  There are only three days until the third annual fight between the reining champions, The Red Team, and the mighty underdogs, The Black Team.  Earlier today, Matolly captains rode in on horseback to deliver their opening speeches, and invite campers to join their teams, not just for this summer, but for every summer after.  Kelsey Henry, Black Team Captain, will keep her title for another year with nothing but victory on her mind  On the Red Team, Aly Brenner, will pass on the torch to the [...]

Simple and classy summer salad…

By | July 28th, 2013|

Hello all... Here's a very simple Caesar Salad dressing recipe that is sure to please. The great thing about a Caesar Salad is that it is very "portable" if you are going on a picnic, to the beach or on a lazy canoe ride down a calm and cool river. All of the components to the salad (dressing, lettuce, cheese, croutons and optional toppings) can be stored separately in containers in a cooler until you are ready to eat… then toss them together and enjoy! Be careful to keep the dressing cold (with ice or icepacks in a cooler) because [...]

Homesickness

By | July 27th, 2013|

I started to go to camp when I was 5 years old at the rec center in town. I really do not remember those summers but I do remember being homesick for some of the other years I went to camp. As I have gotten older, I have been able to understand why kids (and even sometimes adults) become homesick. I was recently reading an article centered around homesickness and it listed out some great tips for parents to help their children and there children's counselors combat homesickness. Before Camp Begins: •Avoid committing to a "Pick Up Deal." We find [...]

Disney Day

By | July 24th, 2013|

This Saturday just past was our Special Events Day at Camp Matolly and, despite the heat, everyone turned out with plenty of spirit, energy and excitement for Disney Day. The teams were 101 Dalmatians, The Lion King, Finding Nemo, Toy Story and Peter Pan. The whole camp was split into the five teams, each with their own team colour. The day was packed full of singing, chanting, laughing and friendly competition as each team competed in activities such as relays, trivia and banner making. The Lion King team were victorious at the end of the day but everyone had lots [...]

Matolly Cooking Recipes! (part 1)

By | July 24th, 2013|

Hello all! I am here to bring you the recipes we have created this summer in our cooking program! The girls have made some fantastic things that I am sure they could continue to explore at home with family and friends! A special thanks to all of the lovely Matolly ladies for all of their hard work and enthusiasm at cooking so far! Below I am posting the first couple recipes we have done! Keep your eyes open for the rest as the summer continues! Keep cooking! -Matolly Cooking Director Pizza Puffs 3/4 cup flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 [...]

Go to Camp?

By | July 20th, 2013|

So I was browsing the amazing internet last night and came across this interesting article...debate....about the importance or non-importance of sending kids to Camp. http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/07/14/should-kids-go-to-sleepaway-camp

A sneak peek over senior bridge…

By | July 17th, 2013|

Hey everyone! Just over 3 weeks into the summer and Mohawk village is having such a great time. Having challenge course twice this week allowed the Mohawks to really get to know and trust each other playing team building games followed by high ropes elements. We have also had the chance to bake Nutella bites which were delicious!! See below for the recipe and instructions. This weekend we have our special events day at matolly which is Disney day! We hope the weather is kind to us and we can create a magical day for all those involved!! Ingredients 1/2 [...]

A Pony, a recipe and lots of love…

By | July 14th, 2013|

Hello all… My apologies for missing a post or two. As the Summer Camp 2013 has been in full swing for a few weeks now, things have gotten VERY hectic around here!! This weeks post is specifically for a Matolly Girl named Becky from Session 2, Mohawk Cabin 28… but can be enjoyed by one and all! […]

Stockwell Video’s

By | July 13th, 2013|

It's sometimes hard to stop and smell the roses when Camp is in full swing. I find myself thinking about the days when I was living in New York working at Frost Valley as a 17 year old counselor. Over the past couple of summers I have slowly moved farther and farther away from getting to regularly hang-out with campers. My days are filled with coding receipts, marketing, reviewing surveys and talking with parents....very glorious I know. Last year I started to take pictures because we purchased a new fancy camera and I was extremely excited because I know had [...]

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