Eco-Warriors Camp: Thursday

Welcome to Day 4 of Eco-Warriors Camp! Tomorrow is our field trip day, making today our last real day on the farm. It was full excitement as we were finally able to share our carnival games with the whole camp!

We made our final visit to Garden Kitchen this morning! Campers made Gazpacho, to be eaten in the afternoon so that it had time to chill. Since this snack was for later, they quickly put together a fruit parfait to eat for morning snack.

Gazpacho 

  • 1 pound ripe roma tomatoes, halved and cored
  • 1 small (1/2 lb) cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • ½ medium green bell pepper, cored
  • ¼ small red onion, peeled
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 slice of white bread, soaked, crusts removed

Directions: Combine all ingredients together in a blender or food processor.  Puree for 1 min, or until the soup reaches your desired consistency.  Taste and season with extra salt, pepper and/or cumin if needed. Refrigerate in a sealed container for 4 hours, or until completely chilled. Serve cold, topped with your desired garnishes.

During Garden Time, campers helped with a bit of weeding and watering. When they were done, they put together Newspaper Pots. They molded recycled newspapers around glass jars to help shape the newspaper into a flower pot. Once everything was taped up, the newspaper was removed from the jar. Now, soil and seeds could be added to the newspaper pots! Campers will bring these home to be planted where they please. The newspaper will decompose and new flowers or vegetables will grow!

This Green Pepper had a great attitude when another camper lost their seeds. She offered to share some of hers to help cheer them up!

Today was the day for our STEAM Carnival! Campers put together games that were both aesthetically pleasing and functional in order to attract players. Campers set up their games in the pavilion and each group had an opportunity to present their game before opening them up to be played. It was wonderful to have all of the Pepper Groups in one place, working and playing together.

By the end of the carnival, our Gazpacho was ready to be eaten! As campers sat around picnic table under the pavilion, EduLeaders helped to serve their snack outdoors. We had a bit of time before reflection and pick-up, so we were able to play a few rounds of Capture the Flag with all of the Pepper Groups!

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