Story by Tom Snider

Summer is here and the weather is perfect for cooking outside. Recently, Outdoor Activities hosted a Dutch oven cooking class in the Thomas Ricks gardens.

Andrea Blauer is an alumna of BYU-Idaho. While searching online for something fun her and her husband to do she found this event.

“I just think there are a lot of fun activities on campus that not a lot of people know about,” said Blauer. “We like coming for just a fun date night or, for us, a family home evening. Just something to get outside and doing something active or eat great food.”

Students learned new recipes and ate a delicious meal. The recipes that were taught at this event were Dutch oven potatoes and peach cobbler.

Preston Lyman, a senior studying economics, managed the event. He shared some insights about outdoor activities.

“There are lots of different activities. There is hammock making, leather bag making, moccasin making, that kind of stuff.” Preston said.

He also talked about the more sportsman activities, where students can participate for a small price, or with a commitment be a volunteer in the future.

“If you’re an art major and you’ve never been rafting before and you want to learn how to go rafting?” said Lyman. “Then you can go along for an activity as a volunteer as a trainee. You don’t have to pay for it, it’s an opportunity to go, learn a new skill.”

Dutch oven cooking and white water rafting are at the fingertips of the students at BYU-I.