ANOTHER storm sweeping the country has us inside, again – staring at the falling snow and dreaming of the summer ahead. We at Maine Camp Experience know that many kids and parents too may have a touch of “cabin fever” and we offer these ways to make camp happen:
- Get cozy in your favorite oversized Maine camp sweatshirt, PJ pants, and fuzzy blanket, and watch your camp’s videos or a classic camp-themed movie like The Parent Trap or Camp Rock
- Enjoy a taste of camp with this S’mores hot chocolate recipe (see below)
- Connect with camp friends via FaceTime or Zoom to catch up and share your favorite camp memories (or even write letters to them!)
- Look through your favorite camp pics – make a montage, collage, or an album
- Make friendship bracelets for yourself and your camp friends out of string, beads and/or lanyard
- Make camp happen! Fill out enrollment forms. Order camp clothing from your camp outfitter. And, if you haven’t yet … research to find the perfect Maine Camp if you haven’t yet and/or tell a friend! Visit www.mainecampexperience.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
S’MORES HOT CHOCOLATE RECIPE:
- 3 cups milk
- 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- ¼ Cup cocoa powder
- Pinch of salt
- Graham crackers, crushed
- ¼ Tsp non-bitter stevia (or add 1-2 Tbsp more sugar to taste)
- ½ Cup Marshmallows
- Preheat oven to low broil and move oven rack to the second from the top (high enough up to broil your marshmallows). Place baking sheet on rack.
- Heat milk in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through – about 5 minutes. Be careful not to overheat or scald.
- Add cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, sugar, stevia and salt and whisk vigorously until thoroughly combined.
- Meanwhile, take a few marshmallows and rub them around the top of your mugs so the graham crackers will stick. Then, dip mug in graham cracker crumbs until well lined. You could also add some graham cracker crumbs to the bottom of your mug for extra graham flavor.
- Pour in hot chocolate and top with 1/4 cup marshmallows each. Carefully set mugs on the baking sheet in the oven and broil marshmallows until browned, watching carefully as to not let them burn.
- Carefully remove from the oven with a towel and serve with holders or a small towel to protect hand from heat (they should cool quickly for handling). Top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and extra graham cracker crumbs for serving (optional).
- Enjoy your delicious treat – served with extra graham crackers for dipping – close your eyes, and pretend you’re back in Maine!
Maine Camp Experience Resources & Tools
Looking for the perfect Maine camp for your child? Try out our helpful tool where you can select a camp by choosing: type of camp (girls, boys or coed) and session length (1-8 weeks). It helps to narrow down a few camps to a manageable list that includes rates. Then you can research these camps in more depth.
Next, be sure to contact our Maine Camp Guide, Laurie to discuss these camps as well as for free, year-round advice and assistance on choosing a great Maine summer camp for your child.
Talk to Laurie, our Maine Campcierge™, about choosing the right camp for your child and what to do in Maine.