Last Sunday’s first session visiting day drew a large crowd to the farm.  The two things I heard most often from parents grandparents were: The farm is beautiful and Can we have your recipes for pickles and eggplant salad? So, as promised . . .  Ivy’s Famous Eggplant Salad Ingredients One large eggplant (or two small […]

Since camp started, we have had an unusual number of really hot and humid days. The average temp for this time of year is either side of 82 degrees.  We have had several days around 90 or above. WOW! Does this affect the farm and our 400 plus farmers?  Most certainly.  Our veggies, trees, and […]

So much has been going on today at SLC! Mountainview Boys and Girls had a special activity today: gymnastics.  They also have a pool party planned for later.  Idyllwood had a hike with Whammy and Journey’s Way and Highlands had Cupcake Wars with Jenn.  Upper Teens and Work Program went on a trip to Rye […]

“Tzedakah” is the Hebrew word for acts of charity or righteous giving.  In English: giving aid, assistance, and money to the poor and needy or to other worthy causes. However, the nature of Tzedakah is very different from the idea of charity. The word “charity” suggests benevolence and generosity, a magnanimous act by the wealthy […]

Yesterday was an amazing and hot day at SLC! Timberline and Boulder Hill left camp and had a blast at Lake Compounce Amusement Park.  Cedarwood went on a hike to Bull Hill with Whammy, and Idyllwood had Fitness with their supervisor, Jamie.  Also, Work Program began working on their community service project.  At night, all of […]

It has been a fun day here at SLC! Last night, we had the longest fireworks in the history of camp! Everyone sang and listened to music on Lakeside after a long, fun-packed day at the Fourth of July Carnival. Today, Work Program took their annual trip to Ramapo for team-building activities.  Additionally, Timberline went […]

Well, the buses have come and gone, campers and parents have shared their tearful goodbyes, and Surprise Lake Camp has sprouted 400+ farmers, environmentalists, and activists for a healthy planet.  Their excitement about year two of the farm is quite evident.  Many have expressed amazement over the height of our vegetables and fruit.  Our grape vines […]