Our friends at Grocery Outlet and Greenleaf Produce partnered with campers on the third annual Camp Phoenix Top Chef Competition! Groups created their own delectable wonton recipes, including Southern BBQ wontons, Chicken Alfredo wonton, Sweet & Spicy Curry wonton, and Twice Baked Potato wonton.
Campers spent the afternoon at went to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium yesterday. Some highlights included the sea otters and the touch pools. In the evening, campers made cards and wrote letters of gratitude for their camp counselors, brain feeders, and staff and then presented their cards.
Yesterday, campers visited Ano Nuevo State Park for their second field trip and then sang their hearts out at Karaoke Night!
Yesterday evening, the girls hiked to Fern Gulch with their counselors, listened to and told campfire stories, and slept in teepees. The boys stayed at camp, made pizzas for dinner, tie-dyed their camp t-shirts, and listened to music.
This evening, we had a very special campfire and a lantern ceremony to celebrate the first week of camp. Campers reflected on their wishes for the next two weeks at Camp Phoenix and beyond. They wrote down their wishes for themselves and those they love, attached their wishes to lanterns, and floated the lanterns into the night sky.
Today, campers visited Harley Farms, a nearby dairy farm, and explored Pescadero Beach. Campers learned about the history of the farm, met the goats and the llama who reside at the farm, learned about the goat-milking and cheese-making process, and sampled two types of chevre cheese. Some highlights for campers were tasting the cheese at Harley Farms, splashing in the water at the beach, and finding crabs, shells, and sand dollars on the shore.
We welcomed campers to Camp Phoenix yesterday!