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November 15, 2019 | Written by Vera Stewart

Continuing the Tradition of Mentorship

When I think back on my days at the University of Georgia studying Home Economics Education, my attention at the time was directed toward getting my degree and getting a job. It’s now years later that I understand the impact that my high school senior year homeroom teacher, Mrs. Catherine DuPree, made on my decision…

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October 16, 2019 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Ghost Meringues

It’s spooky season! You’ve done the popcorn gloves and Oreo spiders—now it’s time to step up your Halloween treat game! Try these ghost meringues with your little one and make it your new Halloween tradition!

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July 30, 2019 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Our 16th year has come to an end…

  Our 16th year has come to a close and a lot more than my hair color has changed over these wonderful years with amazing young people! As I recall the necessity to create an income flow in the summer and having a reason for my Event Planner and my best high school helper to…

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June 27, 2019 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Celebrating 16 Years!

This Summer at VeryVera Camp has been a Summer to remember! With record breaking sign ups and a waiting list growing by the minute, camp this year is off to a great start! If you did not have the opportunity to join in on the fun this Summer, let me catch you up on what’s…

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May 24, 2019 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Getting Ready for Camp!

Hello friends, my name is Anna Schermerhorn and I’m the Very Vera Cooking Camp summer intern. I am happy to be sharing what we’ve been working on to get cooking camp ready; but first, let me further introduce myself. I am a rising junior at the University of Georgia where I study Family and Consumer…

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May 17, 2019 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

The Elizabeth Pipkin Scholarship

My name is Elizabeth Pipkin, and I attended VeryVera Cooking Camp from 2008 to 2011. Cooking has always been a way I have connected with my family members. Whether it be preparing shrimp and grits with my coastal grandparents, grilling doves with my dad after a hunting trip, or making sausage and beans with my…

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March 14, 2019 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Our newest franchise location, Beaufort Academy!

As I have watched the VeryVera Cooking Camp grow from it’s humble beginning in 2004, there is one common denominator:  LOVE. Equipped with a Home Economics degree from the University of Georgia in 1974, I headed straight to a high school classroom where I stayed for the next four years. Just recently I had the privilege of welcoming…

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March 7, 2019 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Pom Pom Animal Templates

Use these adorable Pom Pom Animals at your child’s next Birthday Party! For the animal templates used to create these animals please click here.

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March 1, 2019 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

When Creativity and Nutrition Meet

Hello! My name is Angie Lee and I am the Cooking Camp Curriculum Director for VeryVera! I joined the VeryVera team back in September of 2018 and it has been an interesting 5 months at VeryVera! From brainstorming various themes, creating the designs for modules, to recipe testing and making crafts each day, each day…

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February 14, 2019 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Developing my Professional Skills

Hi everyone! My name is Caroline Williams and I have just completed my first month of working at VeryVera as the new Camp Director and Director of Education. A little bit of background about myself: I grew up North of Atlanta in Suwanee, GA and completed my Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at…

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June 26, 2018 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

My Toughest and Best Boss

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Davis and I am originally from Augusta, GA. I currently live in Nashville, TN, where I have spent the past 10 years working in Marketing & Communications for various healthcare companies.  I can say without a doubt that working at VeryVera during my high school days as an “elf” was…

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June 15, 2018 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

A Recipe for Success

Ever since I was little, I have loved being in the kitchen. It started when I would help my mom make sugar cookies for every holiday – Christmas, Easter, Halloween, it didn’t matter. Our old-fashioned sugar cookies are still my favorite cookies to bake as well as eat. I remember how nervous I was before…

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