City Gal Goes Camping!

Blog Post 1: The City Gal Returns to Her Roots (6/26)

Last January I found myself heading to Elizaville, NY, where I formed a lifetime of memories as a camper and young counselor at a place called Camp Scatico. In addition to the memories, I developed friendships that are still near and dear to me. I went to camp this snowy January day because of our Reunion and was in Elizaville with my co-committee/planner, Shira Savada to look for camp-centric props to give our party that ring of authenticity.

David Fleischner, who owns and runs camp, drove that day and mentioned his winter project to put up a new cabin that will house a cooking program.

“Who’s running the cooking program?” I asked, trying not to let my eagerness show.

“I don’t know, would you be interested,” he said.

Of course, I told him I would have to think about it—after all, I’m a grown woman with a catering business that I can’t just shut down for two months—but in my heart I knew my answer would be yes. He was offering me a chance to do something I’d never done before in a place that was near and dear to my heart. I love cooking and I love kids! I also love the opportunity to give back to a place that has given so much to me.

So I worked some magic, and for the next seven weeks Herb-n-Peach is relocating to the woods upstate! This blog will document my experiences to come! Never before have I had such a positive feeling about the months to come. I can’t wait to get started! The adventure begins soon…