Lakeside Recipes: Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

AppleCake

We’re just beginning to see the early signs of fall in the Berkshires, so we thought it would be a good idea to share with you one of our most beloved dessert recipes. Our guests and campers have dubbed it as “Most Likely to Cause a Stampede.”  Enjoy!

 

Lakeside’s Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce
4 cups apples, peeled and sliced
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
¾ cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

In a large bowl, stir together apples and sugar. Add dry ingredients and stir well. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, oil and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to apple mixture. Stir until thoroughly moistened. Batter will be very thick and stiff. Spread in a greased 9 X 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 min.

Butterscotch Sauce:
2 cups sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup evaporated milk
2 tsp vanilla

Put all ingredients in a sauce pan. Stir and bring to a boil over medium heat. Bring to a boil and continue cooking and stirring an additional 3 minutes. Serve warm over cake.

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Overcoming Homesickness

This past March many of our staff members attended the regional American Camp Association conference.  Below is what returning staff member, Jonathan Ferrini, learned about homesickness at the conference. Learn more about Jon and the other summer ministry team members on the Staff Bio Page.

As the temperature gets warmer and the snow is finally long gone, I can’t help but start to get excited for this summer at Lakeside. A small group of us were able to attend the American Camp Association New England Conference in March and while in small ways, we were able to share our ideas, many other speakers and camps shared their ideas with us and we were able to learn a lot. One of the most interesting things that I learned about was homesickness. Continue reading

ServTeam Spring 2016

ServTeamCCLooking for a way to support Lakeside?  Consider joining our ServTeam.

Project will include:
  • Maintenance Building repairs, including roof, siding & trim, painting, concrete peers, window replacement, and general clean up
  • Sand/Salt Shed – roofing
  • Painting
Dates: Sunday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 4.
Food & Lodging provided, beginning with a light dinner Sunday evening and concluding with Wednesday lunch.
Please RSVP by April 27 to Jesse Kellam (413-447-8930 or operations@lakesideonline.org).

Why I am Returning to Lakeside

Shannon on a "Bear" hunt with her cabin.

Shannon on a “Bear” hunt with her cabin.

The community found at Lakeside is like no other I have ever experienced. It’s not just a group of people coming together by force or obligation, but rather by a common mission. I’m not coming back to Lakeside because it is the best paying, most fun, or the easiest thing I could engage in all summer, rather I’m coming back to Lakeside because of the community. Lakeside is not just something I can do; it is something I can be apart of.

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Lakeside Photo Contest

Send us your best original photo taken at Lakeside Christian Camp.  It can be from any summer going back to 1980!

This years photo theme is “nostalgia”. Photos will be judged on their expression of this theme. *

Photos are due by January 25th by , Feb 1st. Please email your photos to program@lakesideonline.org.

Photos will be judged by the Lakeside staff and winners will be announced on January 31st February 7th, 2013.

1st Prize – $50 Lakeside Gift Certificate
2nd Prize – $25 Lakeside Gift Certificate
3rd Prize – 2013 Summer Theme T-Shirt

Gift certificates can be applied towards a Lakeside event, summer camp or merchandise in the camp store.

* “Nostalgia” is a sentimental longing for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.

Spring Stitch and Stick Retreat

Quilters and Scrapbookers, Do You Love Your Craft?

This semi-annual retreat has grown a reputation that all who come will enjoy.  You will enjoy the community of fellow crafters working and creating all around you.  You will enjoy the inspiration and ideas that are shared during the blocks of time that you work on your projects. Continue reading

Winter Youth Retreat 2013

JOIN US FOR A WEEKEND OF ADVENTURE

Powerful worship, relevant Biblical messsages, games, group challenges, and much more await you. Bring your youth group or come as an individual, but don’t miss out on this weekend retreat that will challenge and help equip you to walk a “straight path”.

Special Guest Speaker: Tom Miyashiro

Tom is an author, speaker and radio personality. He has a passion for making a difference in the lives of teenagers and has dedicated his life to this purpose. Tom is the founder of Faith 2 Faith Ministries, an organization that is mobilizing and equipping the churches of New England to proclaim the Gospel to students in their communities.

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Fall Stitch and Stick Retreat

Quilters and Scrapbookers, Do You Love Your Craft?

This semi-annual retreat has grown a reputation that all who come will enjoy.  You will enjoy the community of fellow crafters working and creating all around you.  You will enjoy the inspiration and ideas that are shared during the blocks of time that you work on your projects. Continue reading