Anne Elise’s Path

Hi everyone, my name is Anne Elise Garrison and I was the Culinary Director at the Very Vera Cooking Camp this past summer. I am currently completing a BFA in Dance Performance and a Minor in Nutrition at Chapman University in Southern California. I’ve always been attracted to working in the arts, but my interests […]

FarmFresh Pre-Beginner Camp

A summer of FarmFresh cooking is off to a great start at VeryVera! All the hard work and preparation has paid off! We loved watching our campers learning and enjoying themselves in our Pre-beginner course last week. We started this week off by learning the basics of measuring and the correct way to handle kitchen […]

Lessons on Entrepreneurship

The VeryVera School of Home Economics has always incorporated entrepreneurship into their program. Vera‘s story is shared at the beginning of every cooking class with the campers to give them a background of the company, and of course, to inspire them! At camp, students learn the importance of presentation and packaging by decorating each food […]

VeryVera Camp’s Heart and Sole

The month of February was was filled with love at VeryVera! The Cottage was decorated from its heart to its soles in all things Valentine’s! Heart-filled garlands lined our white picket fence, sprouted from the ground, and hung from our Cottage porch. But it gets better – on the first two Saturdays of February, just […]

Giving from the Heart

Here at VeryVera Camp, we are proud of the many bright young people we get to work with. One of which is Michele J. Lundy. Michele is a junior counselor at VeryVera Camp and has a special connection to this month’s camp, Heart and Sole.    Heart and Sole, Inc is a nonprofit that benefits […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]