Adventures in Cooking Headline Camp Seton Summer Camp Fun!

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Cub Scout Abner Gabriel shows off his macho nachos he made over the campfire at Camp Seton in Greenwich. Photo credit: CJ Gaddis

Campers are cooking up adventure this summer at Camp Seton in Greenwich. Cub Scouts, ages 7-10 and Boy Scouts, ages 11-15 have the opportunity to prepare meals and treats over the campfire while attending day camp at Seton Scout Reservation.

Cooking over the campfire every Wednesday is the highlight each week for the Cub Scouts campers. Using sticks, tin-foil, skillets and even cardboard boxes, Scouts prepare pancakes, S’mores, grilled cheese, rice krispy treats, popcorn and fan-favorite nachos in the camp’s Scout Skills area.

Cooking in the Boy Scout program is a bit more involved. Emphasis is placed on food safety, preparation, and basic campfire cooking skills. Area Director, Javier Moreno, an Eagle Scout from Troop 1 in Greenwich, is responsible for keeping the coals hot on the 14 ft. double fire ring. The Scouts use Dutch ovens, cast iron pots and pans along with camp stoves to prepare a variety of meals.

1- Cub Scouts prepare nachos on wishbone sticks with foil they made at Camp Seton in Greenwich. Photo Credit: CJ Gaddis

Cub Scouts prepare nachos on wishbone sticks with foil they made at Camp Seton in Greenwich. Photo Credit: CJ Gaddis

CJ Gaddis, the camp’s Program Director said, “Here campers learn how we cooked food over a hundred years ago. It allows their imagination to delve into the past and see what it might have been like for pioneers and travelers to cook their meals.”

Recent menu items include dump cake, fried eggs, meat loaf, pancakes, baked potatoes, and pasta.

The outdoor cooking program allows each individual camper to create a meal from start to finish. Gaddis adds “With no TV’s, cell phones or computers, the Scouts return to an old fashioned meal at the table where conversation and camaraderie can flourish.”

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Volunteer leader Vin Ferraro cooks his Dutch oven meatloaf at Camp Seton in Greenwich. Photo credit: CJ Gaddis

Camp Seton is located at Seton Scout Reservation at 363 Riversville Rd in Greenwich and is owned by the Greenwich Council, BSA. The 2016 Summer Camp program runs July 5 – August 12 for boys age 7-15 with or without Scouting experience.

Boy Scouts Ben Levine, James Donovan and Brandon Ramos, man the cooking fire at Camp Seton in Greenwich. Photo credit: CJ Gaddis

Boy Scouts Ben Levine, James Donovan and Brandon Ramos, man the cooking fire at Camp Seton in Greenwich. Photo credit: CJ Gaddis

Activities include boating, fishing, archery, scout skills, cooking, nature, weekly themes and more!

For day camp information or to schedule a tour, please visit www.greenwichscouting.org or contact Heather Brown Lowthert at 203-869- 8424.

Adventure, leadership, service and learning, especially in the outdoors, have remained essential to the Greenwich Scouting experience since its inception in 1912. Nearly 1,750 local youth participate in fun programs, such as the Fishing Derby, run by 250 dedicated volunteers, all of which help prepare local boys and girls for life.

With over 20 partnering organizations and Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing and Exploring opportunities in Greenwich, Connecticut, there’s never been a better time to join the Scouting community. For more information about local Scouting visit www.greenwichscouting.org


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