Summer Camp Recap: Kitchen Creations
Aug 11

Summer Camp Recap: Kitchen Creations

By Erica Jackson, Intern, Phipps Science Education and Research

Summer Camp Recap - is our weekly seasonal segment featuring our summer camp programs. This is the place for camp parents to find pictures of their campers in action and see all the fun things we did all week. It’s also a great place for educators to pick up craft, story and lesson ideas for their own early childhood programs!

Kitchen Creations

This past week was all about food! Campers tasted, cooked, and picked their way through the conservatory as they learned about how food gets from the plants to our plates. These talented young chefs filled their recipe books with fun, and healthy ideas, which they displayed alongside other crafts at their own mini café on the last day. Campers met chefs and farmers, and then they put their skills to the test with their own creations. We also met some other important hard workers - the butterflies, bees, and worms, of course! We had such a fun week with these campers and we hope everyone keeps on cooking!

Recipe Ideas:

Vegetable Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce:

If you have a spiral cut veggie slicer, slice a zucchini into noodles, heat up your favorite spaghetti sauce, and top with basil and herbs from your garden. (The steam from the sauce will help to cook the noodles). If you don’t have a spiral slicer, have no fear- zucchini makes excellent mini pizzas! Cut your zucchini into circles and add tomato sauce (or just a chopped up tomato), cheese and herbs. Heat in the oven or microwave for a delicious and nutritious treat.

Frozen Treats:

Blueberry Yogurt Nests
In a bowl, mix together 1 cup of blueberries, 2 cups of vanilla yogurt, and a spoonful of honey (or more, to taste). Pour into an ice cube tray, and cover the tray with foil. Stick popsicle sticks into the yogurt (the foil will help support the sticks).

Frozen Banana Smoothie
In a blender, mix together 4 frozen bananas, 1 tablespoon of honey, ½ cup of yogurt, and a few ice cubes. Pour and enjoy!

Strawberry Popsicles
Wash and cut the tops off of strawberries. Place three strawberries on a stick, dip in vanilla yogurt, and place on a tray in the freezer overnight.

For more pictures from this week's camp, please visit the Science Education and Research Facebook page here!

Photographs taken by Science Education staff.