SUMMER CAMP DAY AT A GLANCE
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Before Camp Care
Before camp care is an additional cost. Campers may bring a game and can assist staff with setting up for the day.
9:00 am – 9:10 am
Group gathers to go over and get pumped for the day’s menu, activities, and goals. Any questions about the previous day’s items may be asked at this time.
9:10 am – 9:40 am
Morning MEP Prep
Campers team up in partners and complete their MEP (mise en place) for their morning recipes.
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm
Clean Down and Lunch Set Up
Campers clean up from their morning menu preparation and set up for their lunch. All food prepared in the morning gets pooled together and is served to the campers cafeteria style.
12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Lunch and Break Time
Campers sit down and enjoy their lunch. On nice days, campers and staff will eat lunch on the grass outside. After they are finished eating, counselors will run 3 options of activities: 1. A group Game of the Day, 2. Free play, aka Box of Fun, and 3. Decorations for the Friday night restaurant. Campers are encouraged to join in on the group Game of the Day to get them running around and active, however, the choice is theirs to make.
1:20 pm – 1:40 pm
Afternoon MEP Prep
Campers team up in partners and complete their MEP (mise en place) for their afternoon recipes.
1:45 pm – 2:05 pm
Group gathers at demo station with their afternoon recipes and they learn how to make the afternoon menu items. Depending on the items, the length of the demonstration varies.
2:05 pm – 3:05 pm
Afternoon Menu Preparation
In the same groups, campers return to their tables and prepare the afternoon menu items, which will be either saved for second stage preparation the following day, or taken home to share with their families. Afternoon menu items can be both savoury and sweet. At this point in time, instructors and counselors circulate assisting campers.
3:05 pm – 3:15 pm
Optional Afternoon Recess/Afternoon Snack
Campers take a quick recess outside and eat a healthy, nutritious snack provided by Rooks to Cooks.
3:20 pm– 3:50 pm
End of the Day Clean Down
Campers and staff do a full clean down from the day’s activities
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm
End of the Day Huddle
Before campers leave, the group gathers to discuss their favourites from the day and what they learned. Campers and staff encourage one another to share one compliment for another student in the class. Each day, the student they select must be different from the day before
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
After Camp Care
After camp care is an additional cost. Campers may bring a game and can assist staff with setting up for the next day.