Happy National S’mores Day!

Today is National S’mores Day, which in other words is a Girl Scout camp holiday. Our camp experiences would not be complete without roasting marshmallows over the campfire for s’mores! Back in February, we posted some recipes for s’mores. In honor of National S’mores Day, I wanted to give you a quick “how to” on creating those roasting sticks our girls all know and love making at camp! Post your creative s’mores recipes below!

Materials:

  • Wire Coat hangers
  • Wire cutters
  • pliers
  • paint stirring sticks/wooden dowels
  • duct tape (in fun colors, of course)
  • sandpaper
  • marshmallows and a campfire
Materials

Materials

Step 2: Place the end that used to have the hook against the dowel of paint sticks.

Step 2: Place the end that used to have the hook against the dowel of paint sticks.

Step 1: Straighten hook. Using wire cutters, snip both corners, and remove bottom section of wire from hanger.

Step 1: Straighten hook. Using wire cutters, snip both corners, and remove bottom section of wire from hanger.

Step 3: Wrap hanger end and dowel with duct tape or electrical tape.

Step 3: Wrap hanger end and dowel with duct tape or electrical tape.

Step 4. Using sandpaper, sand both ends of the hanger down to bare metal and place ends in the camp fire to burn off any excess before using.

Step 4. Using sandpaper, sand both ends of the hanger down to bare metal and place ends in the camp fire to burn off any excess before using.

Dear camp families,​​

Families have reported finding ticks on their children at the end of the camp day.  With campers active outside all day at camp, ticks are a very real possibility and danger. We recommend an insect repellent containing between 20-30% DEET.  Repellent should be non-aerosol and campers should be shown how to use it. According to the Vermont Department of Health, ticks are found near grassy or wooded areas.  This means pretty much all of our camp property!

It is also recommended that you check your children for ticks on a regular basis.  For more information please visit:

http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/lyme/documents/ticks_are_out_booklet.pdf”

Here’s to a safe and healthy summer,

Rosemary Whitman

Abenaki Mascoma Camp Director

Pre-Orientation Day

We are so excited for camp to start tomorrow. We welcomed campers for a pre-orientation this afternoon to tour camp, meet the staff and more!

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Staff Training

Last weekend, the staff at all our day camps, got together for a weekend training at Camp Kettleford in Bedford, NH. We cooked out, did team building games, sang songs, and so much more! We are all ready for our campers to arrive and can’t wait to share some of our new skills with you!