Area children can explore the garden and the kitchen this summer with cooking and gardening camps for elementary and middle school students provided by Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region.
From June 16 to 20, the culinary lab at Ivy Tech’s Peru Instructional Site will be abuzz with students learning basic kitchen skills, the “My Plate” approach to healthy eating, how to set a proper table and good table manners and how to prepare snacks and simple meals, all while exploring the “science” of foods. Parents will be invited to an end-of-camp celebration.
The morning session, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., will be open to youngsters in third through fifth grade; the afternoon session, from 1 to 4 p.m., will be open to youngsters in sixth through eighth grade. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants in each section.
From Aug. 4 to 8, fourth, fifth and sixth graders can be “garden detectives” in a camp that will meet each day from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kokomo Community Garden at North Street and Touby Pike on Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Campus. Campers will learn how their food grows and how to tend a garden. The week culminates with a trip to a working organic farm with a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and chickens laying brown eggs.
Enrollment in the Garden Detective Camp is limited to 15 children.
The cost of the camps is $99 per student. To register, contact Becky Burke at 765-459-0561 ext. 233 or email@example.com.