Snow Day!

Snow Day!

January 9, 2018 8:33 pm

Forget this “snow cyclone,” we’ve got summer on the mind!

Warm up with a new video of our elective-based program (sports, fitness, arts and culinary), try some spa recipes (you can eat them and keep your skin hydrated!), and learn about Camp Zeke’s food values.

Hold your spot for 2018 now! Discounted rate until Jan 31.

 

Craft Your Perfect Day

Camp Zeke: Craft Your Perfect Day

Our elective-based program allows campers to focus on personal goals, such as running faster, becoming stronger, practicing yoga, excelling at sports, and cooking impressive dishes. Watch more new videos here.

Hydrating Face Mask Recipes: Zeke Food Spaaaah!

For “Lazy Day” at camp, we turned our culinary arts kitchen into a Food Spa! Instead of creating dishes with food, we made skincare products! We spoke about how many of the same nutrients we eat, which help us build, repair and maintain our body’s cells, can be absorbed through our largest organ, our skin, and do the same thing.

By making our own skincare with ingredients that we can actually eat (and just happen to be good for us!), we ensure we’re feeding and enriching our skin with healthful stuff. We discussed the ingredients we used, where they come from and why they are healthy for our skin. Multi-colored and sticky faces with huge smiles paraded in and out of our kitchen all day. Of course, we sliced cucumber rounds to cover our eyes to cool us off in the heat!

CACAO DREAM HYDRATING MASK
This one was a favorite (to make, apply and eat!).

  • 1/4 avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

NOURISHING MASK
This one is a bit stinky, but it feeds your face with lots of live enzymes, vitamins and healing phytochemicals.

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • Brewed and cooled chamomile tea, enough to make a spreadable paste together with the other ingredients

BREAKFAST MASK
Your mask can also be a smoothie!

  • 1/2 banana, peeled
  • 1 strawberry, leaves removed
  • 2 tablespoons oat flour (gluten free, if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen

All recipes can be mixed by hand using a fork and a small bowl, but if you have a mortar and pestle, feel free to use them! Since most of these are made with perishable ingredients, use immediately or keep for 1 day covered and refrigerated.

View our videos and recipes here. (Summer 2017 cookbook coming soon!) Thank you to our amazing Director of Culinary Arts, Alexandra Zohn. To view her impressive bio and meet the rest of our leadership team, visit our bios page.

 

A New Way to do Camp Food!

At Café Zeke, we threw traditional notions of “camp food” out the window! We believe that delicious meals start with locally-sourced ingredients. In fact, with the help of our campers and counselors, we grow some of our herbs and spices right on Zeke’s campus and source many other ingredients from local farms and markets. Those are also the ingredients campers use in our culinary arts program!

We don’t like processed foods, preservatives, and ingredients we can’t pronounce. Because of that, our chefs painstakingly make each day’s meals from scratch using only the freshest, most nutritious ingredients. The result is delicious food that is good for our bodies.

We enthusiastically accommodate all allergies and special food needs. We have a dedicated team of chefs who work in a separate kitchen and specialize in creating meals for campers who are gluten free, vegan, have allergies, or need any other food accommodations.

Click here to see a sample daily meal and snack menu, and to learn more about our food values!


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