Monday, July 16, 2012
After a bit of unfortunate confusion for some families with registration in the parking lot near East Henderson, we finally corralled all 36 of our campers and started the program in Room 007 North Henderson. Commander Cody oversaw the distribution of the surveys and campers answered all the questions, whether they made sense or not.(What is "mise en place" anyway?) By the end of the day, they had learned some of the answers--by doing! The campers heard all about how to measure dry and liquid ingredients and then did a Hide 'n Seek activity that showed them what was available at their station. Lucky us--Dr. Marge Condrasky from Clemson showed up in time to see us in action and to help with the ingredient distribution.. Campers formed groups and settled in to their own piece of real estate for the week. Campers watched Minestrone Soup be made in 25 minutes flat--after the mise en place was assembled-- and then all the odd numbered units went back to make their own soups. Campers in even numbered units made big green salads. The reward came when they all sat down at beautifully set tables (thanks Mia!) to share the fruits--and vegetables--of their labors!