Saturday was my last full day at camp. I’m definitely feeling a little sad to leave my parents, the campers and our wonderful staff this year. The kids are there until next Saturday, but I’ll be working at my full-time job this week.
7:00 am: sleep in day! 45 minute walk – I have to walk in the morning at camp – it’s typically my only quiet time and I definitely need it.
8:00 am: Coffee with Mom and prep work for the day! We don’t have Dunkin Donuts in Minneapolis and it’s a favorite so I went every day last week.
9:00 am: Cooking breakfast with some of the kids. On the menu: Endeavor Egg Sandwich – whole grain english muffin + egg + slice of cheese + tomatoes served with green juice! (All the kids tried the juice and with the exception of one – they all loved it!)
Saturdays are a less-structured, more-relaxed schedule at camp so the morning rotations were various “choice” activities like a restorative/relaxing yoga class (dubbed “not emily yoga”), a read-in, skill development: wrestling and a beaded bracelets exercise with a special guest.
Lunch: salad greens + veggies + garbanzo beans + tuna salad and celery + peanut butter.
After some pool time it was back to the kitchen for cooking and a few snacks: a Kashi cookie and grape kombucha for a much needed burst of energy.
The afternoon cooking session was all about preparing some salads for our cookout dinner – unfortunately they didn’t go over too well and I kind of felt like a failure. Here I was, thinking they would enjoy a break from salads (we have a salad bar at lunch and dinner) but the summer salad and honey mustard coleslaw were not hits. Boo.
Dinner: hamburger + sauteed onions + lettuce + tomato and summer salad + honey mustard coleslaw + carrots & celery with homemade ranch dip.
Dessert: handful of m&m’s while preparing the trail mix bar for the kids evening snack to go along with their hoe-down party.
11:30: collapse in a hot cabin.