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Books & BBQ: Summer Reading and Grilling (9th – The Robe)

Books & BBQ: Summer Reading and Grilling (9th – The Robe)

  • Weeks:Jun. 5, 2023
  • Time:8:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Note:Camp is Monday through THURSDAY. Deluxe BBQ lunch included each day
  • Cost:$395 per week
  • Grades:9-9
  • Staff:Patrick Miggins
    Joel Sellier

Cooking is a life skill that all should have familiarity with, and thanks to Prometheus, the grill has been man’s outdoor cooking domain since time immemorial! Pairing this need with the 9th Grade summer reading required text, The Robe, Mr. Miggins, and Mr. Sellier will offer a deep dive into appreciating this classic Christian historical novel, as well as a hands-on introductory class in preparing and barbecuing a selection of choice meats on the grill (gas and charcoal). After lunch, rising Freshmen will also learn leisure as they socialize with each other over a variety of lawn games in the courtyard!

Yes, eating at diners, drive-ins, and dives is satisfying, but move over Guy Fieri, nothing beats the scent of smoky charcoal and burning wood on a summer afternoon! There is something much more primal and deeply elemental in preparing your favorite meat and vegetables over a real, fired grill. So it must be true (the myth about Prometheus stealing fire from Zeus and giving it to mankind), because barbecue is both a universal language and a summertime right of passage!

This camp will run Monday through Thursday (6/6 – 6/9) with extended hours to make it a full week.  Campers should bring their own copy of the required novel for summer reading, The Robe, by Lloyd C. Douglas. The Robe is an excellent novel, but it is 35 chapters long (472 pages). The instruction in class will complement a manageable nightly reading schedule so that we finish the novel by Thursday.


Sample Menu

Monday: Classic Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Bratwurst

Tuesday: Marinated Pork Chops and Zucchini

Wednesday: Kabobs and Chicken Breasts

Thursday: Steak with Corn on the Cob


8:00 am-10:30 am – The Robe Guided Reading and Discussion

10:30 am-12:00 pm – Food Prep and Grilling Instruction/Cooking

12:00 pm- 1:30 pm – Lunch, Lawn Games and Recreation!

1:30 pm- 4:00 pm – The Robe Guided Reading and Discussion Part II