Pigs in a Blanket: Crestridge Style

Posted on August 10, 2009 by Abby

Here’s one final recipe from the Crestridge kitchen for this summer…Pigs in a blanket!

Ingredients:   Cooking skill fun

1 can original crescent rolls

1 package cocktail sausages

Pam cooking spray


1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2.  Cut each triangle into 4 smaller triangles.

3.  Roll sausage inside triangle from the base to the tip

4.  Cook about 12 minutes, depending on desired browness.

That’s all of the recipes for this summer.  The cooking skill was a favorite and will definitely be back on the agenda next summer.  With it will come new recipes for all you campers and camp friends to enjoy!!

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Starter Camp Messy Games

Posted on August 6, 2009 by Abby

Ever had mustard, relish, chocolate syrup, ranch dressing, flour and ketchup poured on you?  Well, the chippewa campers and staff sure have…and that’s not even all the ingredients used!!

When we say messy, we mean MESSY!!!

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A Crestridge Mudbath

Posted on August 5, 2009 by Abby

The starter camp girls get to experience lots of the same things that would happen during a regular session.  One of those things is the mudpit!  The Chickasaws went over to boys this week to play in the mud and had a blast!  In the “real” world, people pay lots of money for a mudbath, but I wager they don’t have near as much fun as our girls do!  Watch the video and see for yourself.

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Newspaper Par-tay at Crestridge

Posted on August 4, 2009 by Abby

Starter camp has begun and the summer fun continues for another week.  Since starter camp is only half as long as a regular session, the campers don’t experience everything.  But we try to give them as much of the full camp experience as possible.  They participate in skills (albeit a bit differently), village activities and campwide activities.  The campwides include campfire, sockwar, and this year…the newspaper party!!  

Watch the video below to hear about it from Sharon and to see a bit of it for yourself!

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Crestridge Cheese Dip

Posted on August 3, 2009 by Abby

Here’s yet another recipe from the Crestridge kitchen that is easy and tastes great:

Cheese Dip Ingredients: Cheese Dip Fun

Large Velveeta cheese

2 Cans of Rotel

Pam cooking spray

Armour Chili (optional)


1.  Microwave cheese in a bowl (sprayed with Pam) on medium until soft.

2.  Stir after 2 minutes .  Place bowl back in microwave for 2 more minutes.

3.  Spray a crockpot with Pam and heat Rotel on high for 30 minutes.  Reduce heat and add microwaved cheese.  Stir.  Chili maybe be added if desired.

Another recipe to come in the next few days.

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Crestridge Night of Chaos

Posted on July 28, 2009 by Abby


This summer we introduced a new camp wide activity…OMC or Organized Mass Chaos.  Campers who came session 1B and 2B got to experience what that meant here at camp.  As you saw in the video above, it really was chaos.  But, as in everything here at camp, there was a method to our madness…no, really. The night definitely was chaotic, but it sure was fun.  

Tell us your favorite part of the night!

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Crestridge Vegetable Salsa

Posted on July 27, 2009 by Abby

Want another addition for that Crestridge recipe book I’m sure you’ve started by now?!  On today’s agenda is Vegetable Salsa (serving for 6).  


1 can of niblet corn Campers enjoying the cooking skill

1 green, red and orange bell pepper (add more if desired), chopped

1 purple onion and 1 yellow onion, chopped

1 can of black beans (drain)  

1 large can of rotel

3 fresh tomatoes, chopped


Combine all ingredients in bowl.  Chill overnight.

Yes, it really is that easy and it tastes amazing!!  More recipes to follow in the upcoming days!

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Another Crestridge Recipe

Posted on July 24, 2009 by Abby

Beginning of fried chickenAnother dish the girls learned this summer in the cooking skill was fried chicken (serving for 6).  Below is the recipe we used here at camp.  


Chicken tenders  

3 eggs

Cooking oil

Flour (all purpose)

3/4 cup buttermilk or low fat buttermilk  

Cooking Directions:

1.  Dip chicken in batter.

2.  Place flour in a ziploc bag then drop chicken into bag and shake.  Fried chicken final product

3.  Heat cooking oil to 375 degrees in an electric skillet.

4.  Fry chicken to a golden brown (turn chicken more than once to cook thoroughly). 

5.  Drain on a brown paper sack or paper towels.

6.  Wow your friends with your amazing culinary talent!!

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Trip Day at Crestridge

Posted on July 22, 2009 by Abby

It’s the first Wednesday of the session and that means trip day here at Crestridge!  Two of the villages, Chickasaws and Choctaws, will stay here in camp while the other three head out the gates.  Watch the video below to hear from Sharon as she tells us where the villages are going.

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Crestridge Cooking Skill: A New Favorite

Posted on July 20, 2009 by Abby

Campers enjoying the chicken enchilada goodnessThe cooking skill is a new one for this summer and has quickly become a favorite among the campers (and staff too).  The items made are very simple and can easily be made in your home!  To help that happen, we’ll be posting some of the recipes here on the blog.  The first one up is Chicken Enchiladas:

Ingredients are as follows (serving for 6):  

Chicken breast fillets, cooked (we used a crockpot)

2 sticks of butter

1 large can of Cream of Chicken Soup

1 package soft flour tortillas

1 can of Rotel

1 package of Mexican or Cheddar Shredded



1.  Tear soft tortillas into bite size pieces

2.  Place in a pan coated with Pam cooking spray

3.  First layer is cooked chicken (cut into small pieces)

4.  Next layer Cream of Chicken Soup…and broth from chicken

5.  Sprinkle cheese on top

6.  Bake 20 min. on 350 degree oven.

The campers certainly enjoyed it here and we hope you enjoy it in your home as well!!  More recipes coming soon…

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