Camp life is very different from my regular, 9-5 life. It’s exhausting, always different, always exciting and totally fulfilling. I’m glad it only lasts 4 weeks though, it’s a little intense but I love every minute. Did I mention that I’m already in love with all of the kids?!


6:30 am Coffee: Internet and paperwork at Dunkin Donuts. (Addicted to Hazelnut Coffee + Cream)

9:00 am Breakfast: The kids were having waffles this morning (this is our example plate) but I opted for something a little more satisfying and light as I was teaching yoga sculpt classes soon after.

I stuck with a hard boiled egg + fresh fruit.

9:45 – 12:00 Yoga Sculpt/Warrior Yoga – 3 classes – so much fun. Most of the kids really enjoyed it, the boys were especially fun to teach, which was a little surprising!

1:30 pm Lunch: Grilled cheese + tomato soup are a lunch favorite at camp – I had a big salad instead of the soup, alongside a grilled cheese and a few cheese cubes.

Check out that gorgeous salad! Mixed greens + cucumbers + tomatoes + roasted artichokes + pepper salad and a basil- lemon dressing. I might miss camp food this year…

3:30 pm Snack: First Tasting Trio of the season! Pita chips + white bean & basil hummus, greek yogurt tzatziki and roasted red pepper feta dip. The favorite? Roasted red pepper feta dip.

The Tasting Trio’s are one of my ¬†favorite parts of camp and something I developed. It is all about having them try new foods and most of the time they are pleasantly surprised.

6:30 pm Dinner: barilla pasta penne plus + marinara + cheese cubes + salad bar

Rarely do I have plain pasta and marinara, but this tasted great and our chef cooked our whole grain pasta perfectly! Pasta Plus was a great way to introduce the kids to a “whole grain” pasta – I didn’t hear one complaint and one serving contains 10 g of protein and 4 g of fiber. (The breadstick was average, so I ate half and had some extra pasta.)

8:30 pm Snack: Birthday Cake for a Birthday Celebration!

10:00 pm: Crash.


14 Comments (Reply )

  1. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 8:05 am

    Dang, no fair! When I went to camp as a kid, we got ham on wonder bread and oreos! I would totally have been down for this menu!


    • Emily
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 9:00 am

      Haha, I know, we’ve had really great salad bars this year, which makes me very happy! :)


  2. Mellissa
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 8:56 am

    I love that this camp is teaching healthy habits, the more they try now the more it will help in the long run.


  3. thehealthyapron
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    Where is this camp? I worked for a weight loss camp in MA back in college. I was just a counselor then bc I didn’t have my degree yet but I Learned SO much about helping teen girls! Looks like a similar place! How did you get the job or hear about it? I would love this!


    • Emily
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

      It is in Wisconsin Dells, WI. My family started it so I’ve been involved since the beginning. I love it. :)


  4. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

    Oh my goodness, Emily, I love that you are doing this!!!! I can’t wait to see more pictures and read more about it!


  5. Maris (In Good taste)
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 4:44 pm

    These are wonderful meals for the kids. You are amazing!


  6. Alyse
    Jun 23, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    This is by far the tastiest, most nutritious camp food I’ve ever heard of! I love that the sample breakfast plate is fruit-heavy and waffle-light. Good for you and the kids for eating so well. The food must help them make it through the day with more energy and less crashing!


    • Emily
      Jun 23, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

      We try to keep it balanced between healthy, well-balanced meals and foods that kids love and enjoy. :)


  7. Jamie Walker
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    Emily – this is awesome!!! Totally support this and wish we could be there to help you! Let us know if and how we can help… we really want to take part! ;)


  8. Cait's Plate
    Jun 24, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    Wow that’s some seriously delicious looking meals for a camp! I think I was lucky if I got a smashed PB&J as a kid ;)

    It’s so great to see the kids doing yoga and eating healthy food – Jamie Oliver would be so proud!


    • Emily
      Jun 24, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

      Ha! I wish he would pay us a visit! :)


  9. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    Can I come and get those foods and some yoga classes? Sounds ideal!!

    I love the tasting trio idea. Love it.


  10. Lori@FakeFoodFree
    Jun 27, 2011 @ 7:33 pm

    Love your posts about camp. What a great idea with the tasty trio!


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