Green Science Adventure Camp 2013: Week 3, Day 5

Hi Peppers!

Today was our last day of camp and we finally had some really nice warm weather to enjoy our day outside!

We all went out on a hayride to the field and played some games as a group.

Each group worked together to keep their color ball to be the last one on the parachute.

Each group worked together to keep their color ball to be the last one on the parachute.

Red and Orange Peppers check out Luna and Buddy.

Red and Orange Peppers check out Luna and Buddy.

We learned more about the goats today and took them on walks while we talked about them.

The Orange Peppers pick out good traits that goats should have.

The Orange Peppers pick out good traits that goats should have.

A Red Pepper walks Jenna.

A Red Pepper walks Jenna.

Ms. Rachel shows the Orange Peppers how to put on a halter.

Ms. Rachel shows the Orange Peppers how to put on a halter.

We made hummus and pita chips in Garden Kitchen.

A Red Pepper pours out the chickpeas.

A Red Pepper pours out the chickpeas.

A Yellow Pepper cuts up the pita bread.

A Yellow Pepper cuts up the pita bread.

We learned about the maple forest this afternoon. We saw the sugar shack and the lines around the trees for when they tap the maple trees. Maple sap can only be collected for a short period of time because the temperature at night needs to be below freezing and the daytime temperature needs to be above freezing.

Ms. Mandy shows the Red Peppers the maple sap lines.

Ms. Mandy shows the Red Peppers the maple sap lines.

In afternoon Garden Kitchen we made maple oatmeal raisin cookies and sampled different types of milk. We tried whole, soy, and rice milk.

An Orange Pepper adds maple syrup from Tollgate to the cookies.

An Orange Pepper adds maple syrup from Tollgate to the cookies.

The Orange Peppers mix their cookies.

The Orange Peppers mix their cookies.

Today the 3-Day Walk walked by the farm and our campers went to cheer them on!

Orange Peppers cheering for the walkers.

Orange Peppers cheering for the walkers.

It was finally time for our skits. We sang songs and performed our skits for everyone. Each group came up with their own skit in music and practiced it all week.

The Red Peppers have a dance party.

The Red Peppers have a dance party.

We had a great week at camp and can’t wait to see you next summer!

Garden Kitchen Recipes

Garlic Hummus & Pita Chips with Veggie Scoopers

-1 can chickpeas
-2 Tbs fresh parsley
-2 garlic cloves
-1/2 onion chopped into small pieces (or green onions)
-Juice of ½ lime
-2 Tbsp sesame oil
-Salt

-Pepper

-3 loaves of pita bread

 

Chop onion into chunks and place in food processor.

Roll & wash 1 lime, then add juice to food processor

Using can opener open can of chickpeas, drain liquid and add to food processor.

Add Salt/Pepper to taste (3 cranks each).

Add 2 tbsp of sesame oil to food processor.

Wash and rip fresh parsley, then add to food processor.

Pulse food processor, scraping down the sides of the bowl, until smooth.

Using a pizza cutter, slice the pita bread into small triangles.

Bake pita triangles at 350 degrees until crispy.

Maple Oatmeal Cookies & Milk Tasting

-½ cup butter, softened

-¾ cup white sugar

-3 tablespoons maple syrup

-1 egg

-1 cup all-purpose flour

-½ teaspoon baking soda

-½ teaspoon salt

-¾ teaspoon cinnamon

-1 ½ cups quick cooking oats

 

In a medium bowl, whisk together butter, white sugar and maple sugar.

Crack an egg, and then add to the creamed mixture.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.

Stir into the creamed mixture.

Fold in the quick cooking oats.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease cookie sheets.

Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and flatten down with a fork dipped in sugar.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in oven.

Cook on baking sheet for 3 minutes then transfer to wire rack to cool.

 

 

 

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