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September 28, 2017 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Manners Still Matter

You’ve heard it before: manners matter! Recently, Jones and I had plans to take our grandson, McCord, and two of his friends to our house in Beaufort, SC for the weekend. Unfortunately, Irma reared her head that weekend and we were forced to relocate our plans to our home in Augusta.  Believe it or not, my…

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August 8, 2017 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Where Roots Run Deep

Hi! My name is Sanford Satcher. I served as a junior counselor for VeryVera this summer. I’m an upcoming senior at Wardlaw Academy in Johnston, South Carolina. I have had the great pleasure of being shaped and molded through my formative years by the wonderful Miss Vera. My grandmother gave me a week of Cooking…

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August 4, 2017 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Camp 2017 Reflections

As I reflect back on Summer 2017 Cooking Camp, I am truly reminded of all of the reasons that Camp was created in the first place back in 2004. As I remember so vividly my early days in the kitchen myself, those are some of my fondest childhood experiences and certainly skills, recipes and antidotes that…

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July 12, 2017 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Happy Camper, Happy Counselor!

Hello! My name is Maddie Miller, and I am the Director of Education for VeryVera Cooking Camp 2017. This is my sixth year working for VeryVera camps. I began as a camper twelve years ago when I was 8 years old. I went through each level of camp, learning more and more every year. When…

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July 1, 2017 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Family Tradition

Our camp director, Jamie Lough, shared her family’s recipe for baked beans with our campers and they were a hit! This is the perfect recipe for your summer barbecue, and we know your family will love it as much as we do.    4-5 slices of bacon, cut in small pieces 1/4 cup of onion,…

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June 2, 2017 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Full Circle

My Name is Haleigh Newman and I’m the newest Intern at VeryVera. Working at VeryVera is special to me because I attended VeryVera Cooking Camp when I was a kid for all four levels that were being offered at the time. I still remember the first year I went; I truly thought I was hot…

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May 9, 2017 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Poolside Paradise

What a great day we had at our Poolside Party Saturday class on May 5th! The first thing our campers noticed upon entering the Cottage was our beautifully remodeled kitchen, which is HUGE! It has two kitchen stations, and there was enough room for all of us to work with plenty of space. It still…

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March 27, 2017 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Marshmallow Peep Play Dough

This is an easy Easter craft perfect for bunnies of all ages!

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March 14, 2017 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

A Camper’s Commute

Growing up in my family, I believed that my mom, grandma, and aunt were practically world-class chefs. Their ability to whip up literally anything and make it both look and taste amazing was, and still is, astounding to me. I was always in the kitchen as a kid. I’d be overjoyed whenever my mom would…

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February 20, 2017 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

From Camper to Counselor

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Pipkin.  I started going to VeryVera Cooking Camp when I was eight years old. At the time, Camp was held at the Washington Road location, and it was also where her catering and cake business took place. Part of the experience of going to camp there was being able to…

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February 14, 2017 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Happy Hearts and Full Bellies

What makes your heart happy? Team VeryVera’s hearts are happiest when stepping into the kitchen to teach children how to cook and bake. A sold-out class of 24 students celebrated Valentine’s Day early last weekend by discovering that cooking is good for the heart! Our campers spent last Saturday showcasing their skills–turning simple ingredients into…

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December 6, 2016 | Written by VeryVera Cooking Camp

Gingerbread Dreams Saturday Camp

Team VeryVera kicked off the holiday season on December 3rd, 2016 with our “Gingerbread Dreams” Saturday camp. We had a packed house with 24 students ready to celebrate the holidays in the best way: holiday cooking!  After taking a picture in our festive photo booth, students set to work on 4 different recipe rotations: Gingerbread…

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