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Matolly Cooking Recipes! (round 3)

By |2013-08-14T13:54:14-04:00August 14th, 2013|

Pinata Cookies 1 cup sugar 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup butter 1 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon baking soda 5 cups flour 1 tablespoon vanilla mini m&m's 1/2 cup powdered sugar (for frosting) 2 teaspoons milk (for frosting) directions: 1. Cream sugars with butter. Beat in eggs. Add oil. Combine dry ingredients together, and then gradually add them to the mixture. Mix in vanilla and almond extract. Cover the layered dough and freeze for four hours or overnight. 2. Remove the dough from the container and unwrap from the plastic. [...]

Camp Lessons

By |2013-08-14T07:59:37-04:00August 14th, 2013|

As 5th session comes to a close, which means the end of camp for this summer for a lot of staff, I always like the reflect on the summer. Most of the staff have been here now for about nine weeks (give or take a few weeks). These are a lot of weeks with lots of growth and memories for all. And not just for staff, but also for campers no matter how many weeks they have joined us for the summer. I think the reason why I like to reflect so much at the end of camp is because [...]

Matolly Cooking Recipes! (part 2)

By |2013-07-31T10:37:56-04:00July 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 |2013-07-31T10:07:16-04:00July 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 [...]

Disney Day

By |2013-07-24T12:45:24-04:00July 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 |2013-07-24T06:48:59-04:00July 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 [...]

A sneak peek over senior bridge…

By |2013-07-17T19:00:00-04:00July 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 [...]

Session One Has Begun

By |2013-06-26T12:28:18-04:00June 26th, 2013|

I feel a lot of pressure writing the first blog post of the summer.  I can hear laughter trailing down from the nature cabin as girls try to catch frogs, and more from the nearby waterfront.  It is only the 2nd full day of summer camp since we started on Sunday, but it feels like we’re in the middle of the summer.  Songs are being sung at a rapid, loud pace with more being learned as I write.  First session is one of the most exciting times of the summer for both campers and staff.  Everything is fresh and newly [...]

A thought of the day…

By |2013-02-06T13:48:09-05:00February 6th, 2013|

TO REMEMBER TRUE PERSONAL POWER REMEMBER THIS: A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE BECAUSE ALL OF US RESPOND TO LOVE.  LOVE YOUR LIFE. ~ Blake Foster

A thought of the day…

By |2013-01-30T12:25:21-05:00January 30th, 2013|

EVEN GREATER THAN FAITH AND HOPE IS THE ABILITY AND WILLINGNESS TO CULTIVATE LOVE.  HOW DO WE CULTIVATE LOVE?  WE CAN LET GO OF IMPULSES TO JUDGE OTHERS.  WE CAN REFUSE TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT THE MISTAKES OR SUFFERINGS OF ANYONE.  WE CAN LIVE THE LESSONS OF KINDNESS...  WE CAN CHOOSE LOVE WHEREVER AND WHENEVER WE ARE BY SIMPLY MAKING THAT CHOICE.                                                                                 ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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