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June 17-21, 2019

Description

This camp is for 11-13 year olds. The program features basic cooking techniques, such as mise en place, knife handling, how to make soup and sauces, safe food temperatures, how to choose fruits and vegetables, meat cooking tips, how to bake bread, and how to make pizza. Taste workshops introduce the children to a wide variety of foods, including greens, whole grains, beans, healthy fats and milk and non dairy alternatives. The cooking sessions are introduced by nutrition students who use the MyPlate components—grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, and protein—to compose a healthy plate and a healthy diet.

Format

Each day’s format includes a brief introduction, the nutrition education lesson, a cooking demonstration, active cooking time, and a tasting of all the products made.

Schedule

The camp program runs from 9 am to 1 pm each day in Room 7 Henderson Building on Penn State's University Park campus. Each day as parents come to collect their campers, there will be samples of all the great foods created that day.

Fees and Scholarships

The fee for the camp is $265 per registrant. Scholarships are available for income eligible families. Call Lisa Clapper at 814-865-8898 to discuss eligibility requirements. Scholarship applications are due by April 15; however, scholarships are on a first-come-first-served basis. You are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

**Scholarships are available due to partial funding from the Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Public Welfare (DPW) through PA Nutrition Education Tracks, a part of USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). To find out how SNAP can help you buy healthy foods, contact the DPW’s toll-free Helpline at 800-692-7462. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Fee

The fee is $265 per camper. Both paid and scholarships fill up quickly so you are advised to register as early as possible.

Registration for the Basics (11-13 year olds) is: Full with a waitlist started. We do have scholarships available to those who qualify.

Registration will be available soon

If you prefer to register via phone or have problems registering online please call 814-865-8301.

Scholarships

If you have questions concerning eligibility, please call Lisa Clapper at 814-865-8898. To register for a scholarship please call 814-865-8301.

Scholarships are available due to partial funding from the Pennsylvania (PA) Department of Public Welfare (DPW) through PA Nutrition Education Tracks, a part of USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). To find out how SNAP can help you buy healthy foods, contact the DPW’s toll-free Helpline at 800-692-7462. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Deadline

Interested participants are encouraged to register early, as the program is limited to 36 campers due to safety and space in the Foods Lab. All registrations must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on June 17, 2016. After this date, please email Lisa Clapper at lrc139@psu.edu.

Confirmation

If you register online, you will receive an email confirmation. If you register by phone, you will receive a confirmation via postal mail.

NOTE: Due to current construction surrounding Henderson Building, where the camp will take place, you will receive detailed instructions on where to park to drop off your child two weeks prior to the start of camp.

Refunds

If your request to withdraw is received at least fifteen business days prior to the first day of the program, you will receive a partial refund. Send your written request by e-mail to lrc139@psu.edu. A $50 administrative fee will be charged for each withdrawal.

Confidentiality

For legal reasons, the University cannot release the names or phone numbers of other participants, not even to those who want to carpool.