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Craft of the Month: T-Shirt Capes

This summer, on every Thursday of every adventure session, our tireless program counselors will enjoy a well-deserved counselor party, planned by fellow counselors working support that week. Generally, the support counselors don’t have much time to plan, so low-maintenance resourceful creativity is key! This project was inspired by one such party – a superhero themed … Continue reading

February Wrap-Up

Is March really almost halfway through? Time certainly flies during Outdoor Ed season! Speaking of which, here’s a Camp Stevens February in a nutshell: On the very first day of the month, ten “Hero Helpers” came up for a volunteer work weekend. This group of veteran summer camp counselors built a formidable woodpile outside the … Continue reading

Recipe of the Month: Zesty Quinoa Salad

Quinoa and black beans are tossed in a refreshing lime-cilantro vinaigrette for a quick and protein-packed lunch or side dish. Zesty Quinoa Salad Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 limes, juiced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 cup of … Continue reading

January Wrap-Up

Happy February 2014, folks! In all its new beginnings and uncharacteristically pleasant days, January was certainly a month to be savored. Here’s to some first Camp Stevens happenings of 2014: A Disney fanatic, a Long Islander and a third Pennsylvanian – welcome Rhodri, Sarah and Jacob, our three new Resident Staff Interns! We jumped right … Continue reading

Recipe of the Month: Pappardelle with Butternut Squash, Walnuts, and Baby Kale

A brown butter sauce complements toasted walnuts, roasted butternut squash, and baby kale in a rich pasta dish that perfectly captures the flavors of fall/winter. Pappardelle with Butternut Squash, Walnuts, and Baby Kale Makes 2-4 servings Ingredients 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1” pieces 2 tbsp. olive oil Kosher salt and freshly … Continue reading

Craft of the Month: Milk Carton Planters

Many a 6th grader has returned home from Camp Stevens with a nondescript pot of soil in tow. You can probably guess what is nestled in these little planters: seeds! And with enough attention and care, these seeds will sprout into seedlings – visible and tangible evidence of a plant’s life cycle and of how … Continue reading

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