Below are articles writen by kids about their outdoor cooking training experinces at Camp Shohola

Summmer Outdoor Cooking Camp

By Kyle Schiff, WS

Outdoor cooking is a fun and relaxing class. You learn how to build different types of fires, such as the log cabin and the tepee. You talk to friends and enjoy nature. First, our teacher George, who is in charge of nature, will tell the class what food they will be making that class and how to make it. Then you will begin to prepare and cook your food. Some of my favorite foods to make were the donut snakes, which were crescent rolls topped with butter and a mix of sugar and cinnamon or brown sugar, the baked apples which were covered with melted butter and brown sugar, and the pigs in a blanket, which was two cooked sausages wrapped in a crescent roll. But the purpose of outdoor cooking is not only to make food, but to relax, socialize, and make new friends, all while cooking food. You cook amazing foods over an open flame and you have a great time.

Summer Camp Outdoor Cooking

By: Kyle Schiff, W.S.

Are you looking for some fun? Do you like to eat food and play with fire? Well, I have good news for you if you do. It’s called Outdoor Cooking. No other class has food, fire, and fun all in one. You get to sit around a fire with a group of friends and enjoy a nice day, or even a rainy day because Outdoor Cooking is rain or shine. You make all kinds of foods from normal meal type foods to deserts and snacks. One of my favorite treats to make in the breakfast Outdoor Cooking class is the baked apples. You scoop out a funnel in the apple and inside it, you add some butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Once it is done, you can add more brown sugar on top to make it even better. My next favorite is what we like to call “Scramlets”, which is an attempted omelet that ends up looking like half omelet and half scrambled egg. Inside the scramblet is a variety of toppings, such as peppers, onions, pieces of ham, mushrooms, and cheese. We also get the chance to make blueberry, strawberry, chocolate chip, or even marshmallow pancakes, as well as donut snakes and pigs in a blanket. But Outdoor Cooking is not mainly about the food. It’s about sitting around a fire and enjoying camp with friends. Mainly, it’s all about having fun.