Schrader Education Center Hosts Campfire Cooking Class

Photo Provided Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center is hosting a Campfire Cooking class Sept. 19. Pictured, left to right, are Schrader Center staff members Chase Byrne, Amy Moore, Mia Ickes, Cody Stepanek and director Molly Check.

WHEELING — One way to keep warm on a cool fall evening is to gather around a campfire and cook a meal. Don’t know how to cook on a campfire?

Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center is hosting a campfire cooking class at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 19 to teach the basics of cooking in, around and over a campfire.

The program includes demonstration, recipes, campfire cooking and plenty of samples.

Schrader Center director Molly Check said campfire cooking is an enjoyable activity not only because foods cooked over wood are delicious, but also because the process is engaging and encourages teamwork and camaraderie and conversation.

“It is a wonderful way for families to make outdoor memories together,” she said.

The class is open to adults and children ages 6 and older. Parents must accompany their children. Advanced reservations are required and can be made at or by calling 304-242-6855.

Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Center, located in Oglebay Park, offers dozens of seasonal nature programs for all ages. Preschoolers through adults enjoy year-round nature activities. Hands-on programs expand nature knowledge, promote outdoor discovery and foster lifelong learning.