Camp Endeavor News…

Hey Camp Endeavor Friends –
We’ve got some news to share:

Dan, Tut and Camp Endeavor, the first weight management camp for teens in Wisconsin, are retiring. After eight summer camp seasons, it was decided that Endeavor 2011, would be our last.

We applaud our campers and wish them continued success in their endeavor to be fit and healthy. We loved being around kids who actively sought out ways to positively impact their future. We also applaud their families for rallying support for them, sometimes at a cost to the family.
In the camp world, it is said that campers always fondly remember their counselors – I’m sure that will be the case for Endeavor campers as well as Dan and me. Enthusiasm, their sincere desire to meaningfully connect with teens, fun-loving and seemingly boundless energy- that’s how we’ll remember our counselors!

As for Dan and I, our years spent directing Endeavor has been a huge part of our lives and we consider it time well spent. We are grateful to each of you. The thousand pictures we have will provide us a future full of stories of courage, decisive action, sweat, and fun & laughs!

Thanks, Tut Gramling & Dan Dingmann

Keep in touch – we love you all! xo


oatmeal bar

We know that not everyone loves oatmeal as much as we do.

But what about when you add chopped fruit, peanut butter, really fun fruit spreads (from Hero Fruit Spreads), honey, cinnamon and struesel topping? It gets a whole lot more interesting.

We always strive for a balance of carbs, protein, fruits and vegetables and for good measure – good fats and dairy! So that plain or sugar-flavored oatmeal is lacking a few necessary food groups and substance.

Oats: Prepare one serving of plain oats.

Topping Ideas:

  • peanut butter (about 1 Tbsp)
  • scoop of greek yogurt (about 1/4 cup)
  • chopped fruit (about 1/4 cup)
  • cinnamon, brown sugar (about 1tsp of cinnamon or 1 Tbsp of brown sugar)
  • fruit spreads (we were sent Hero Fruit Spreadables to try – about 1 Tbsp)
  • chopped nuts (about 1 Tbsp)

What is your favorite oatmeal topping?

grocery shopping list

Eileen Smith, our dietitian at camp suggested visiting Clean Eating Magazine for shopping lists! They also have a number of meal plans, recipes and cooking tips.

It is a great site to visit on a regular basis so check back often.

Clean Eating Magazine Shopping List

camp endeavor 2011 pictures

If you haven’t checked out smug mug – go visit! We posted some pictures from the Camp Endeavor 2011 Season!

We’ll be adding pictures throughout the year – you can order prints directly from the site!

Camp Endeavor on Smug Mug

healthy school lunches {video}

The school year is here! (Or almost here – when do you start?)

Bringing your own lunch to school can be a great way to make sure you have a balanced meal – here are some tips from Dr. Ann on packing a healthy lunches!

Video – Healthy School Lunches

egg mugs from hungry girl

Last summer, a few of you made egg mugs when we were making our endeavor mcmuffins.

They are an easy way to make eggs in the microwave and eggs are a perfect way to get protein – anytime of day! (Remember, protein at every meal!!)

Here is a step-by-step guide via Hungry Girl along with some recipe ideas for fun egg scrambles!

pictures, pictures!