Ijams' Outdoor Adventure Camp is a lively mix of old school and new. There's arm wrestling and chest bumps; lake swimming and paddle-boards; watermelon and s'mores. (S'more is old school. The first recorded version of the recipe can be found in "Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts" published in 1927.) And as we all know, any day is a good day with s'mores.
We discovered early that when you do so many activities outside, the kids need to eat a lot; and some of the best food is cooked over a campfire—summertime bill of fair like roasted hot dawwwwgs and the s'mores, plus the perennial favorite watermelon.
Week four was reserved for the kids from Haslam Boys & Girls Club from North Knoxville.
Outdoor Adventure Camp is made possible with the help of these generous partners:
• West Knoxville Sertoma Club
• Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley
• Grassroots Outdoor Alliance
• Horny Toad Activewear
• Pelican International
• River Sports Outfitters
Additional food and funding provided by:
• South Knoxville Alliance
Ijams offers camp scholarships for kids in traditionally under-served communities. After the first four weeks we've seen kids from Walter P. Taylor, Western Heights, Middlebrook, North Ridge Crossing and Haslam Boys and Girls Clubs.
Here's some highlights of week four:
- By Jennifer Roder, Stephen Lyn Bales. Photos Katie Plank and Rex McDaniel.
|We are MIGHTY!|
Until the arm wrestling tournament.