Friday, August 5, 2011

Cooksites at Pioneer Village

Hey folks! This week I thought I'd tell you all about one of the biggest parts of life at Pioneer Village: cooksite. Every day the campers cook their breakfast and dinner over fires at one of six sites. Each cooksite has a girl's tent group and a boys tent group, and they rotate pairings and sites every week. In order for cooksite to run, you need two fires, one to cook on, and one to heat water for cleaning. One person from each tent is designated "fire starter" each day, and they go to cooksite fifteen minutes before everyone else to light a fire in the pit. There are also two cooks each day, but everyone else has to collect firewood or kindling. Once the meal is ready, we call everyone back and eat! Clean up includes washing and disinfecting dishes, scrubbing pots and pans, disinfecting the table, covering the wood pile, and putting out both fires.

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