My 3 kids have been attending Camp Hillcroft for the past 8 summers. It is a tremendous experience - the swimming, the crafts, the cooking, the trips - they look forward to it all year long. Being part of the Camp Hillcroft community, is being part of something very special.
A hugely popular area for obvious reasons (!) is Cooking at Camp Hillcroft. Campers learn all about the Food Pyramid, general nutrition and create wonderful snacks to eat! Cookies, pretzels, pizza and smoothies remain firm favorites every summer! 2nd-9th graders enjoy this program area very much. Under the instruction of our CIA (Culinary Institute of America) Graduate the campers not only enjoy yummy food but they experience the preparation work behind all the food that they create. After prepping and cooking the item of the day campers enjoy time at the end of each class and get to sample the food!
COOKING: This summer’s theme is Disney Movies. Snow White is our movie this week, so we made apple pie. Do you remember that apple in the movie? Pie Crust (makes 4 mini pies) 2 ½ c flour 1 tsp salt 2 sticks butter, cold, cut into small pieces ¼ c, water, COLD Combine flour, salt, and butter in food processor. Pulse until you see course crumbs. Slowly add cold water. Do not process over 30 seconds. Dough will come together. You don’t need to use all the water when the dough is finished being processed. Divide into 8 equal pieces and refrigerate until needed. Roll out 1 piece of dough for bottom crust, add filling, and use 2nd piece of dough for top crust. Poke hole into top to allow steam to escape. Apple Filling8 Golden Delicious (or any type) apples 1 tsp lemon juice ¾ c sugar 4 TBS flour ¾ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp nutmeg 3 TBS butter, cut into small pieces Peel and slice apples, mix with lemon juice in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, vanilla and spices. Mix into apples and toss to coat. Add butter pieces and toss. Put into 4 mini pie pans, cover with top crust, and bake at 450°F for 20 minutes.