Feedback Forms

This past week I set myself the challenge of completing all 30 of the Feedback Forms which we send to each Church/Community that hosted a Day Camp this past Summer. 

        Compiling the forms requires a lot of shuffling back and forth between different papers. There are the statistics (totals of how many Campers, helpers etc) , the Evaluations given in by the Team Leaders and Team Members, the minutes of the Team Leaders’ Evaluation Meeting  and the Evaluation Forms sent to us by both Coordinators and Clergy.
       Unfortunately the latter category is sometimes a bit sparse as Coordinators and Clergy notoriously tend to forget about these forms unless they fill them in RIGHT at the end of their Camps!.
     On top of compiling data from all those documents I also like to reflect on the content of the many phone conversations and emails which I shared over the weeks of Day Camps with Team Leaders, Members ,and sometimes also, conversations with those same Coordinators and Clergy..
   We hope that by pulling all this info together into a one page synopsis we can help Congregations to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of their Day Camp and also to  prepare for an even better week next Summer.
  This year, following the misery of the spring postal strike! we decided to email these forms
 along with a Church Application  and  flyer for our 2012 Program “One of Us”.
   Once all those emails are sent I can really get down to focusing on plans for the various activities that happen BETWEEN Day Camp Summers and on all the ideas and suggestions which will help us to build better Day Camp experiences for next Summer.
      On Monday the 19th we will be holding the first meeting of our 2011-2012 Committee and it will be great to have the input of 3 Team Leaders who volunteered with us this Summer.
      Some of the items we will be looking at will include plans for the upcoming Team Gathering ( October 16th) and the COFFEE HOUSE on November 12th.
      As soon as we have posters made for those two events I will be including them in the Blog to make sure that everyone who would like to attend is extended an invitation.
    This week’s post does seem a tad “dry” so I’ll end off with a really tasty recipe.We are going to have it for dinner tonight
I’m sure you know that Souvlaki is frequently made with ( shh!!! lamb) but I’m happy to report I have found a tasty substitute and offer you….


  • 1 1/4 tsp lemon zest, 3Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped, fresh oregano
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt &pepper
  • 500grams. boneless chicken thighs, cut into 5cm. cubes
  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
  • 3 tomatoes. quartered
  • 1/2 small red onion, cut into wedges and separated
  • 4 whole wheat pitas
1- whisk together lemon zest, 1tbsp lemon juice,half the garlic, the oregano, 1tbsp oil, and 1/2 tsp salt. Add chicken and toss. Refrigerate, covered for 45mins.
2. Meanwhile stir together remaining lemon juice and garlic, the cucumber and yoghurt.Refrigerate until serving time.
3. Heat Broiler or grill to medium -high. Thread chicken, tomatoes and onion onto 4 metal skewers. Brush with remaining oil and season with pepper.
4.Broil/grill skewers for approx. 8mins, turning, until browned on all sides.Grill pitas until charred ,about 2mins.
5.Serve skewers with pitas and tzatziki sauce.
Serves 4
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