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  • What can I expect from Fit2Cook4Kids camps? What is the focus?
    Fit2Cook4Kids offers enriching and often life-altering week-long day camps for children (7+) and teenagers. Kids build confidence and self-esteem while having fun and learning to become young ambassadors of good health. The camp is comprised of forty hours of complete immersion into: preparing healthy food with a professional chef, fitness with yoga, including emotional intelligence, social/communication skills that span from etiquette to presentation skills and financial literacy to help prepare for future success fun activities and games such as Pressure Cooker© and TeaTime© Depending on kitchen space, we sometimes offer after-school programs, special cooking classes and camps during school breaks. Sign up for Fit2Cook eNews to be the first to know about new and exciting program offerings!
  • What is the goal?
    The goal is for kids to become “kitchen competent”. By learning about sanitation, knife safety, and food prep basics, campers build marketable skills that can help them transition more smoothly into adult living. During the morning camp meeting, campers who prepared a family meal the night before have a chance to present their experience. Standing up voluntarily to present and share among peers helps prepare kids for college or job interviews.
  • What is the Fit2Cook4Kids "Secret Sauce"?"
    Mix: 2 cups of healthy food preparation 1 cup of social, communication & leadership skills 1/2 cup of yoga with emotional intelligence To yield: Articulate ambassadors of healthful living who eat well and stay physically and emotionally fit with yoga and meditation. Fit2cook campers are COVID SMART™ kids who practice ServSafe basics that prevent the growth of disease-causing pathogens.
  • Why should I send my kid to Fit2cook4Kids Camps?
    To prepare COVID SMART™ kids Become Kitchen competent Learn how to prepare healthy food Stay fit with yoga Build Emotional intelligence Develop the ability to articulate themselves well Increase their independence, confidence, and self-esteem Have a ton of fun while learning marketable skills
  • What does a typical day at camp look like?
    Weekly Themes: Monday: ServSafe basics Tuesday: Immune System Wednesday: Digestive System Thursday: Financial Literacy Friday: Rehearsal for graduation show for parents Daily Schedule: 8:00 AM: campus arrive and prepare coffee, tea, and breakfast for "themselves", parents, and other campers. 9:00 AM: Bell rings, camp updates, discussion of the day’s activities 9:15 AM: Camper presentations 9:40 AM: Monday through Friday activities as listed above 10:00 AM: Campers break into teams tasked with preparing part of a full dinner which they will enjoy for lunch 11:30 AM: Campers mindfully enjoy the meal they prepared while practicing table etiquette and conversation. YUM! 12:30 PM: Cleanup, bathroom break, TeaTime© (the fun game that makes you think before you speak) 1:00 PM: Fun and fitness with yoga & emotional intelligence 2:30 PM: Break to get hydrated and enjoy a healthy snack prepared earlier. 3:00 PM: Pressure Cooker© - Campers break into teams. Three ingredients are revealed. Each team has 45 minutes to create a unique dish they must defend before the judges, family and friends. 4:45 PM: Cleanup and TeaTime© - time permitting. 5:00 PM: Campers sign themselves out. Camps are open from Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Extended hours are available during registrationfor early drop off and late pick up.
  • What are the camp hours?
    Regular hours for the camp are Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Extended hours are available, from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (select the option during registration). Early birds get to learn the breakfast menu by assisting the chef while earning extra stars on the star chart that gets campers prizes on Friday, graduation day.
  • What is the tuition?
    The price of 2023 on-site camp is $649 per week for regular hours, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Tuition includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Plus the food used in the afternoon game of Pressure Cooker. Much of the food is organic and farm fresh. Extended hours (8:00 AM to 5:30 PM) are available for an additional $81.00 per week.
  • What's the age limit?
    We welcome children ranging in ages from 7 to 17 years. Exceptions available for other age groups. Call Camp Director at 401-294-6800 to learn more.
  • How many kids per camp? What is the staff to camper ratio?
    There are a minimum of 14 kids, and a maximum of 24 kids per camp depending on the location. There is one adult for every 8 campers. A typical camp has 3 adults with a maximum of 24 campers. The recipes change from week to week, so campers can sign up for as many weeks as they wish without menu redundancy, and repeat campers are encouraged to further develop their skills.
  • How do I contact my child while camp is in session?
    You may visit camps in session at any time. We invite you for breakfast every morning. Campers are asked to put their phones away during the sessions. They have one morning and two afternoon bathroom breaks during which time they can check their phones. You may leave a message or, if your call is urgent, simply dial 401-294-6800 and you will be put in touch with your child.
  • Is there a dress code for camp?
    Covered shoes are required for the kitchen. Also required, hair pulled back, fingernails clipped and clean, loose clothing for fitness fun. No dangling earrings or bracelets that can fall into the food or harbor pathogens. Details of the dress code will be provided in your registration confirmation email.
  • What is needed for camp?
    Camp forms are online via the registration portal for you to print, fill out, sign and upload. You may use your child’s school immunization form.
  • What is the Camper's Promise?
    It sets the tone for camp. All campers must sign the “Campers’ Promise”, which spells out the decorum that will be adhered to during camp. While we laugh a lot and have a great time, the promise shows campers that agreements are used in real life to ensure that everyone understands what is expected from both parties. Click here to see our “Campers’ Promise”.
  • What is Financial Literacy Training?
    Campers learn valuable life skills that translate into entry level jobs. Since many of our older campers go on to get jobs, we invite a local banker to explain the difference between savings, checking, debit and credit accounts and how to use certificates of deposit. Campers are given a challenge: You are now earning $120 per week at your part time job. Calculate your annual income. How much you will save, and what will it be saved for? How much you will spend and what you will spend it on? Campers share their annual budget and vote for the best one to get a star.
  • What is Pressure Cooker©?
    A game created by campers who work in teams with 45 minutes to create a dish incorporating ingredients that are revealed at the last minute. The dishes are judged on taste, presentation, creativity, and cleanliness. Winning team members earn stars. This game sharpens teamwork, leadership and presentation skills.
  • What is TeaTime©?
    TeaTime© is a fun game that makes players think before they speak. The last player in the game earns the star. This game is played in the morning while campers are enjoying breakfast, sometimes during lunch and/or in the afternoon, time permitting. The game was created by Food And Truth founder, Karen Salvatore, tested on two generations of children. The game has the amazing ability of getting players to break bad speech habits. What parent does not want that?
  • What is Path to Stars, and how does it work?"
    Campers earn stars that recognize their achievements. On Friday, the camper with the most stars is crowned “King or Queen” of the camp and is first to choose from prizes that were displayed during the week. The second most star-getter chooses the next prize, etc. Every camper wins a prize. Fit2cook campers are encouraged to go home and prepare for the family what they learned to make that day. If they bring a picture of the food they made to camp the next day, they earn a star. If they get up and present on the experience of preparing the food and talk about the response from their family, they earn another star. If they are voted “Best Presenter” by the other campers, they earn an extra star. Kids love the Star Chart!
  • Is there a graduation ceremony or certificate?
    Every Friday parents, family and friends are invited to join camp at 4:00 PM for a ceremony that begins at 4:15. The camper who earned the most stars is designated King or Queen of the camp. Campers show off their new food, fitness, and communication skills. Following the graduation ceremony where campers receive their Certificate of Completion, guests enjoy refreshments prepared by the graduated Junior Chefs. Graduation ceremonies are always a blast!
  • What is offered for returning campers? What if my child has attended for several years?
    Senior Campers have 80 or more hours of Fit2Cook camp experience. Graduates possessing command of knowledge and the desire to share are elevated to “Senior Camper” status and allowed to present information to new campers. They may advance to more complex cooking activities with the chef. They are encouraged to share their acquired knowledge and skills, and mentor new campers as part of their leadership training. Senior campers focus on polishing their speaking, presentation, and leadership skills.
  • What if there is a mishap at camp?
    Life happens... Bumps, bruises, cuts, burns, scrapes… Minor and easily treated injuries are administered first aid at camp without calling the parent or guardian. We will call the designated guardian if the camper remains distressed or if the injury is deemed more serious. We do not administer prescription or over-the-counter medications to children at camp. That is the responsibility of the guardian or parent.
  • How do I pay?
    Available payment options include credit/debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover), PayPal, Venmo and Zelle. Full payment is required to complete your registration in our portal. If paying offline, full payment is due 30 days before camp start date. If full payment is not received by the cutoff date, your child’s spot may be forfeited to the next camper on the wait-list. We will gladly work with you to reschedule for another week. If the date that you chose becomes an issue, we will help you move your child to another session.
  • Is tax credit available?
    Working parents with children under the age of 13 may qualify for the child and dependent care tax credit. To claim your tax credit, please note the Food And Truth Federal ID number: 11-3754693.
  • What is the cancellation / refund policy?
    Online camps: You may cancel 48 hours in advance and to receive a full refund minus a $20 administration fee. Onsite Camps: Cancellation is allowed up to 30 days in advance of the camp start date for a refund MINUS $35 for registration and processing fees. Sorry, no refunds available for cancellations under 30 days. No-show campers on opening day are not eligible for refunds. Camps incur many costs such as training, supplies, food ingredients, staff, rent, program planning, curriculum development, plus fixed costs such as insurance, registration, and bank fees. Therefore, if you have already paid for an onsite camp that is not held, we ask that you convert your onsite registration to two online reality cooking show camps. Another option is to move your registration to the next year. Feel free to call the camp director to help make your new arrangements at 401-294-6800.
  • How can I volunteer for your camps?
    Simple! Click here.
  • Can I make a tax deductible donation to your non-profit organization?
    Absolutely! You can help change a child's life by clicking here. And thank you!
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