Since yesterday was Wednesday we practiced one of Camp Arrowhead’s most special traditions; Wednesday night cookout! Every Wednesday evening the dining hall shuts down for an extra thorough cleaning while groups cook their own meals. Homestead, day camp and Taste of Camp groups venture out to the woods in Outpost and cook delicious burgers with their groups. This gives these groups a nice camping-like feel without actually spending the night. They spend the rest of their evening playing a big game of capture the counselor with the rest of the groups. Once that is over with, they tidy up and walk back to camp just in time to cool off at the pool during free swim!
This session Pioneer groups held a Dutch-Oven-a-Palooza! Each group was asked to make a dish of their choice in a Dutch oven. P-7 decided to be adventurous and made a delicious quiche. P-1 kept it classic (but still delicious) and made chicken and rice. Other dishes included apple crumble, loaded mac and cheese, stuffed peppers and mashed potatoes! Campers and staff left full and satisfied.
Meanwhile, both the Adventure and Sailing Pathfinder groups cooked out dishes at their respective sites then brought them to the beach to share. SPF cooked a tasty pot of chili. They ended up with tons of extra garbanzo beans and time to spare so they got creative and decided to mash them into hummus! APF set out crab traps that morning and lucked out by catching 14 crabs! With them they made a delicious surf and turf stir fry.
After the cookout the TOC headed down to the council ring for their farewell bonfire. Both groups performed skits that were short but sweet for sure. We sang a plethora of camp songs and lit our traditional candles as we sent the Taste of Campers away to do their last night of reflections with their groups before heading home in the morning. We miss them already and look forward to seeing a new group check in on Monday!