Camp Description: The best place to learn a love of food and nutrition is in the kitchen! This camp will encourage students in grades 3-5 to gain a basic understanding of nutrition, use the MyPlate diagram, and begin cooking and baking on their own. During camp, students will learn to read a recipe efficiently and navigate their way around the kitchen using basic tools and techniques. Each day, students will focus on one food group while researching recipes and preparing food during a lab. In addition to learning to cook the food we learn about, we'll also get to eat it, of course! By the end of the week, students should be able to plan & prepare a simple meal and have a start to their own personal recipe file. We will end camp with a Friday evening with our Celebration of the Arts Night.
Due to the nature of the class, food allergies should be specified ahead of time in order to make sure all students can enjoy the class to it's full extent.
Camp Director: Ranee Brokaw - Ranee graduated with an Elementary Education degree from Iowa State University and substitute taught in elementary classrooms for 5 years before getting her FCS endorsement and teaching Foods and Culinary Arts courses at IMS for 6 years. She now teaches her five children at home, where she incorporates cooking as part of their lessons there. Ranee has always enjoyed cooking and baking (and eating!) and has a passion to teach others more about food and cooking.
Questions? Call Candi at 319-656-2073.