What’s Cooking?


Something you might not know about me is that I love to bake – chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cupcakes and the list goes on and on. For years at Shibley we have brought in two wonderful women for a program called Bakers and Shakers. Campers get to bake all different sorts of fun items (and then, of course, they get to eat them!). Since the program was so popular for so many years, we’ve decided to introduce Shibley Cooking this year!

As you probably already know, Shibley is built on three estates. The original house, Attara, where Jeanne Shibley Bell started camp, has a beautiful (and large) kitchen. Our amazing maintenance staff have converted the original kitchen into a camper cooking kitchen. Campers of all ages will get to take part in the program and we couldn’t be more excited.

Check out their hard work:

Please let us know what YOUR campers will be interested in cooking at Shibley this summer and we will add it to our cooking curriculum. Email me at rachel@shibleydaycamp.com

I always look forward to hearing from you!

Happy Cooking!!

What Can We Learn from the Eagles?

Super Bowl Sunday did not disappoint! It was a high-scoring game that saw the underdog Philadelphia Eagles take down the dominant dynasty that is the New England Patriots. While watching, I couldn’t help but think about the lessons Shibley campers can take away from the game.

  • ‘Any Given Sunday’ is a real thing. No matter what the odds are or what a matchup might look like, you play the game with the mindset that the game can be won. Whether our campers are playing competitive team sports, an individual sport, or trying out for a role in a theatre production, they should look past the odds, prepare well and perform with 100% effort. These are the only ways to set yourself up for the best chance to achieve your ultimate goals. Even if you don’t win or meet your goals the first try you are better prepared for success the next time due to the hard work you put in this time.
  • Continue to put one foot in front of the other, especially after an obstacle arises. Carson Wentz, the Eagles’ starting quarterback went down with a season-ending injury in week 14, after leading the Eagles to a record of 10-2 in the team’s first twelve games. Most analysts predicted this would be the end of a promising season for the Eagles. Nick Foles, the new starting quarterback along with his teammates continued to put one foot in front of the other. The whole team continued to work hard and execute, and ultimately proved the analysts wrong by continuing their streak of success right through the Super Bowl.
  • Don’t forget to have fun! It was clear watching this Eagles team throughout the playoffs that they were enjoying the ride. It is always more fun when you are winning, but regardless whether things are going your way, you cannot forget to smile and have fun!

Here at Shibley Day Camp, our year round leadership team is preparing for Summer 2018 with the same determination, focus and excitement as any championship team would. Opening day is just 4 months away and I would love to hear from you! What will make this a championship summer for your child?


Jokes for the Whole Family

Q: What race is never run?
A: A swimming race.

Q: What is the coolest letter of the alphabet?
A: Iced T

Q: What do you call a snowman in July?
A: A puddle of water

Q: What does a bee do when it’s hot?
A:Take off its yellow jacket

Q: I am tall when I am young and short when I am old. What am I?
A: A Candle

Q: Why was the light bulb cold?
A: Because it was in the shade.

Q: Can a kangaroo jump higher than the Empire State Building?
A: Of course! The Empire State Building can’t jump!

Q:Why can’t you trust atoms?
A: They make up everything!

Q: Why are fish so smart?
A: Because they live in schools!

Q: What is the king of the classroom?
A: The ruler

If your children have any good ones to share, send them to Bob- robert@shibleydaycamp.com.