Life Skills

Go Camping: Cooking with a Campfire! (Flex Class)

In this 4 week Flex Class students will learn how to build a campfire safely, and how to use it to make a variety of delicious meals!
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No live meetings

Over 4 weeks

10-14

year olds

4-14

learners per class

per learner - per week

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No scheduled live video chats
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Class Experience

Students will learn fire safety first a foremost.  They we will learn how to use the fire to cook awesome food!  We will cover 3 square meals and desert! 
I was in Girl Scouts for 13 years and achieved my Girls Scout Gold Award. My family and I have always camped in a tent for summer vacations and cooked many meals on a campfire.  I have also volunteered as a camp counselor and taught younger scouts how to safely use the fire for cooking, warmth, and light.
Students will be asked to upload photos or videos of their meals and campfires!
Week 1: A safe fire ring made of stones, or brick.  Nothing made of concrete, it is not safe.  Have on hand wood/sticks that range in size smaller than your pinky finger and as large as a split log.  The different sizes are important and the more variety in sizes the better.  Also have something to start your fire, like news paper, or straw.  All the wood should be found on the ground and dried before starting your fire. Have a 5 gallon bucket of water on stand-by to extinguish the fire in a emergency or when you are done with the fire.  Also have some sticks, pre-packaged/canned pizza or croissant rolls, choice of sliced cheese, marshmallows, and hot dogs ready to roast!

Week 2:  You will need the same things listed on week one to build your fire, plus a shovel or rake to clean out the fire pit from the last fire. To cook, you will need a strong and sturdy all metal pan, pot, griddle, or skillet, large metal spoon, dish soap, and pot holders. Cast iron skillet works very well for campfires, but the handles are extremely hot.  Be aware plastic handles can melt.
For breakfast ingredients, you should have eggs (or egg substitute), butter, and some veggies and cheese to add to the dish!  Fresh fruit and milk will make this a well balanced breakfast. Don't forget the bread for searing!

Week 3: You will need all the things to build a fire listed on day one plus a rake and shovel.  We will also need mountain pie irons for this week's lunch.  You can purchase these online or in most stores in the camping section. You will also need a can of non-stick cooking spray to use while cooking.
For Lunch ingredients, you should have bread of your choice and/or pre-made pizzas dough, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and anything you like having on pizza.  OR Ham/turkey and cheese for a hot panini!  
We will then use premade canned croissant dough, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows for a sweet treat after lunch.

Week 4: You will need all the things to build a fire listed on day one, plus a rake and shovel.  You will also need a can of non-stick spray, thick tin foil, a spoon or fork to eat with, a butter knife, and metal tongs.
For dinner ingredients, you will need salt and pepper, canned potatoes, carrots, and protein of your choice for a traditional meal.  Ground beef works well in a foil pack, but you can also use canned tuna or chicken if you'd like. For a taco pack you will need, ground turkey or beef, canned beans of your choice, onions, peppers, tacos seasoning, cheese, and any topping you'd like.  You may eat this with chips, a fork out of the pack, or scoop it into a taco shell or a bag of corn chips for a walking taco.  We will also be making desert!  You will need a large banana, marshmallows, and little chocolate chips.  You can also use a sugar ice cream cone, strawberries, blueberries, and banana slices for dessert. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Students will be asked to upload videos and photos of their meals from teach week.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Students will need adult supervision while spending time outside with the campfire and cooking. Have patience when cooking with a campfire. Sometimes the fire will take awhile to be at the exact temperature and shape that you will want. Do not leave student, or fire, unattended.  May need use of knife, however and adult may do the cutting.

Teacher

Mrs. CorryVisual & Media Artist and Educator, Escape Room Owner and Designer
192 total reviews
243 completed classes

About Me

For the past 12 years I have taught photography camps ("Digital Photography Jr." and "Advanced Digital Photography") for the continuing ed department for our local community college. More recently, I have designed and taught "How to Build your own... 
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