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Posts by: Vera Stewart

November 13, 2023 | Written by Corey Coble

Ready for Thanksgiving

These campers are ready for Thanksgiving and well prepared to cook with any left over turkey!  The campers were full of joy and energy on Saturday.  They really enjoyed making turkey pails, popcorn balls, turkey noodle soup, sour cream muffins, and zucchini bread.  The campers were really surprised by the lavender in the zucchini bread…

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November 4, 2023 | Written by Corey Coble

Thankful for Turkey Noodle Soup

The Thanksgiving Camp had the gobble effect!  “May I have more soup please?”  The turkey noodle soup was so good!  It was perfect for a chilly day.  The full menu consisted of Turkey Noodle Soup, Thankful Muffins (sour cream muffins), Gather your Popcorn Balls, and Zucchini Bread.  The campers had so much fun with the…

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October 30, 2023 | Written by Corey Coble

Witches & Lanterns Round 2

The second round of Witches & Lanterns was full of joy.  The kids arrived eager to get in the kitchen!  They loved making the spiders, mummies, witches sticks, and potatoes.  The kitchen wsa very organized with three stations.  The campers shift to learn each set of recipes with well prepared counselors & our culinary director,…

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October 16, 2023 | Written by Corey Coble

Witches & Lanterns Round 1

Witches and Lanterns was so fun!  The recipes were a scream with witches snack mix, hotdog mummies, freaky fries, chocolate spiders, and chocolate witches sticks.  The counselors greeted the campers with a smile & the campers arrived in their festive Halloween shirts.  There were so many good times at this camp and it makes me…

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October 16, 2023 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Proud of Libby!

We are so proud of this VeryVera Camper!  Lilly was a camper with us and has gone on to pursue a career in the culinary arts at The Culinary Institute of Charleston! She says, “The warmth and creativity that comes from cooking have always brought me comfort.  I spent many summers attending the VeryVera Cooking…

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September 20, 2023 | Written by Corey Coble

Touchdown Time at the Cottage

We kicked off our Saturday/Specialty Camps with Teams and Tailgating on September 9th! As we decorated the cottage for camp, we were also in the midst of tailgating on the VeryVera Show! We were well prepared for Touchdown time so when the kids arrived, our recipes and crafts fit the theme. In the kitchen, the…

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September 3, 2023 | Written by Corey Coble

This Cooking Camp!

Hello there! I am the new Director of Education and Development for the VeryVera Cooking Camp and so delighted to be a part of this camp. When I started camp in June, I was amazed at the learning experience depth the cooking camp provided. The campers not only learned how to cook, they learned life…

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February 27, 2023 | Written by Corey Coble

With Love, VeryVera

February has been a lovely month here at The Cottage! We have 175 campers registered for the summer, meaning we only have 17 openings. If you have not registered, spots are going quickly! I thoroughly enjoyed attending camp, and it is so exciting to see so many new and returning campers being registered. Our first…

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October 25, 2022 | Written by Corey Coble

Spooky Stuffed Peppers

Spooky Stuffed Peppers    Prep Time: 35 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes Yield: 8 servings   Ingredients: 4 orange bell peppers 1 pound lean ground beef 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 1 can corn, drained 1 can black beans, drained 1, 24 oz jar mild salsa 1 teaspoon cumin…

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October 14, 2022 | Written by Corey Coble

What’s Your Favorite Hershey’s Candy?

    “Hocus Pocus… Everybody Focus!”  The cottage was buzzing with sweet treats, happy faces and lots of fun.  Our campers enjoyed learning about new recipes in the kitchen and creating keepsake crafts at our “Witches Brew and Spooky Treats too” camp.  One activity everyone enjoyed was voting on their favorite Hershey’s candy.  Many had…

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September 15, 2022 | Written by Corey Coble

My VeryVera Journey by Jessica Lawson

Hello! My name is Jessica Lawson, and I am a senior at North Augusta High School. I just finished up my third summer working at camp, and I absolutely love it! It is such a wonderful program where both campers and counselors learn so many valuable life skills. My grandma first signed my cousin up…

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August 18, 2022 | Written by Corey Coble

The Journey Continues by Reece Whatley

My name is Reece Whatley. I am a sophomore at Georgia Southern University majoring in Nursing. My journey with VeryVera began when I was 7 years old as a camper.   As a camper, I enjoyed learning kitchen skills, table etiquette, and creating napkin folds.  We learn so many wonderful skills at camp!  From using…

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