During the last week of September, Twenty-one Frost Valley staff participated in two separate Green Team pizza challenges in the Teaching Kitchen. There were several reasons for the challenges: to celebrate local foods in general and use ingredients from the farm and main camp garden and greenhouse, to educate on how the kitchen could be used by staff when programs aren’t being taught there, and to inform the participants about local sources of food. Olivia Lightle, Assistant Director of Program Innovation, prepared sauce using fresh tomatoes and other produce from the farm and had assistance from Program Instructor, Katrina Relyea, to prepare dough for the event. Katharine Chute, Sustainability Coordinator, […]

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This summer was made a little sweeter by the return of the Healthy Snack Bus. Now in its third summer, the offerings just keep getting better and better.  We thought we’d share some of the recipes here for you to try to make at home since we’ve had so many requests from happy campers and counselors alike! All recipe ingredient amounts have been been reduced in volume (The snack bus delivers to 600 campers weekly!) for home use. One of the original snacks that came from my imagination is the “Pineapple Cool-Downa.” It is a creamy, sweet delight that has campers running! Pineapple Cool-Downa 1 banana An equal amount of pineapple–fresh […]

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It won’t be long before the first session of summer camp wraps up and parents can expect their campers home with a load of dirty laundry. Are you prepared? Laundry detergent is one of the essential household items that people may not think twice about purchasing; however, a quick look at the ingredients can make a conscientious shopper reconsider loading it into the shopping cart. A little research into typical ingredients found in common laundry detergents revealed some surprising findings of different possible side effects including but not limited to the following: skin and respiratory irritation, gastrointestinal distress, and sometimes nausea and vomiting![1] The US Department of Health & Human […]

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