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… and the winner is…

By | July 23rd, 2014|

Hello all... Our Fruit Tray competition has come to a conclusion here at Camp between the Ockanickon Kitchen Staff and the Matollionequay Kitchen Staff and the winner is... The Ockanickon Kitchen Staff's "Indian Chief" display!!!   The senior Kitchen Staff and I narrowed down the 5 daily trays last week to one finalist from each kitchen and let YOU pick the winner by "Liking" the photos on our Facebook page. I let the voting run from the initial posting on Saturday until midnight Tuesday and by a slim 136 to 117 count the stately Indian Chief won over the beautiful [...]

A little friendly competition in the Kitchen…

By | July 16th, 2014|

Hello all!! What started as some of our Kitchen Staff being a little creative and having fun with designs on our morning fruit tray for the campers, has now turned into a little friendly competition between the Ocky Kitchen Staff and the Matolly Kitchen Staff. Pictured below is an example of what I'm talking about... That is a fish made out of honeydew and cantaloupe melons with a dried cranberry for an eye. (This tray was from about a week ago and not in the contest.) So here are the rules and the way the contest will be judged... #1... [...]

The Triangle Swim…

By | August 11th, 2010|

Hello Friends... There is a long standing tradition here at Camp... a competition between the Ocky Boys and the Matolly Girls. It's a swimming event called "The Triangle Swim" and it is open to all the male and female Counselors and Village Chiefs. The big swim is held every year during the 4th session on the middle Sunday at the Ockanickon Waterfront. The swimmers start from the dock at Ocky, swim across to the dock at our Family Swim Center, over to the dock at "Tee-pee Island" and back to the Ocky Waterfront, touching the lifeguard stand as the finish [...]

Ocky L.I.T.’s shadowing the Kitchen Staff

By | August 10th, 2010|

Hello dear Readers... This Monday & Tuesday we, in the Ockanickon Kitchen, had the pleasure of hosting the Ocky L.I.T. Boys as part of their training program. "Shadowing" is the practice of observing someone at their job to... well... see what they do and how they do it! The L.I.T.'s shadow various staff and programs around Camp to get a taste of the "behind-the-scenes" action in the hopes to give them a better understanding of what makes Camp tick. Personally, I love the program and feel it offers an opportunity for an initial connection, the first step in a relationship [...]

Mmmmmmmm… BBQ!

By | July 11th, 2010|

Hello Friends... Tonight was Barbecue Night!!! The Girls from Matolly traveled down to the Ocky Amphitheater in front of the Dining Hall to join the Boys for our mouth watering, traditional BBQ. The menu included hamburgers with all the fixins', hot dogs, BBQ chicken, and Chef Jason's Famous Sweet and (slightly) Spicy Ribs. Along side the entrees we served up a big batch of potato salad, a tossed garden salad, chips and all the "bug juice" and water you could drink! For dessert... Popsicles!! The tasty fare was coupled with lots and lots of sing-a-longs and a few repeat-after-me songs. [...]

Dance Night!!!

By | July 10th, 2010|

On a slightly damp Saturday, both Ocky and Matolly held their "Special Events Day"... and certainly didn't let a little rain slow down the fun. Ocky hosted their annual "Ocky Olympics", dividing campers of various ages in to countries (teams) and ran through a gamut of challenges. On the girls side of Camp, the yearly "Blueberry Day" was held with a similar team challenge theme. After a delicious lasagna dinner both Camps met up at the Matolly tennis courts for the sessions co-ed dance where our resident Internationally renowned DJ, Anthony Orange (New Zealand) spun some energizing music that got [...]

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