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Become a Food Explorer this summer and learn all about nutritious and delicious food! You’ll explore the five food groups through taste tests and games, and make delicious recipes. In this tasty camp, you’ll also learn about the importance of eating locally, foods from different cultures, food marketing and added sugars. Be prepared to taste new foods, learn new skills and new recipes. All recipes will be nut free, snack and supper will be included daily. This program is held at the Simsbury Farms Apple Barn.
June's Around the World! Join Food Explorers for a week of cooking and learning about food from all Around the World! Each day you’ll learn about a different country and the different foods that they eat. Then, you’ll make two of those recipes! Get ready to try some new recipes and have fun. You’ll be making things like Greek Quesadillas, Tiramisu Cups and Summer Spring Rolls! All recipes are nut free and each child will make their own individual portion.
July's Let's Go Baking! Join Food Explorers for a week of baking! Each day you’ll bake two new recipes, and learn cool tips and tricks along the way. You’ll be making things like: Garlic Knots, Cheesecake Stuffed Egg Rolls, Mozzarella Sticks and Cheddar Herb Biscuits. All recipes are nut free and each child will make their own individual portion.

August's Cook with MYPLATE! Join Food Explorers for a week of cooking with the food groups of MyPlate! Each day will focus on foods from a different food group, and you’ll make your own snack and meal. You’ll make recipes like: Bagels, Nachos, Zucchini Lasagna Boats and Blueberry Pie. All recipes are nut free and each child will make their own individual portion.

SUMMER 2021 COVID POLICY - Campers and staff must wear a face mask while participating in this indoor program.

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About the Instructor
About our Instructor - Katie Shepherd is a Registered Dietician. After graduating from UCONN and spending some time working in community nutrition, Katie decided to start Food Explorers, as a way of combining her two passions: nutrition and educating children.

Behavior Policy
Rules, Behavior, and Discipline Policy
Campers will be responsible for following ALL camp rules as listed below:
*Campers must be respectful to other campers, staff, and facilities and equipment at all times.
*Campers must remain in designated camp areas at all times unless escorted by a counselor.
*Campers must stay with their specified counselors at all times.
*Campers must use appropriate language with other campers and staff at all times.
*Campers are only permitted to leave camp when they are signed out by a parent/guardian or other
authorized person.
All children are expected to behave in a proper and respectful manner. We will not tolerate any physical violence, name calling, foul language, destruction of property, or any other behavior deemed inappropriate by the staff. In accordance with the severity and frequency of the behavior, a behavior tracking form may be completed and kept on file. Parents will be notified and receive a copy of any such form. If warranted, the Recreation Department reserves the right to dismiss or suspend any child from the program. No refunds will be given.

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Food Explorers Summer Camp - Let's Get Baking 
N/A 3 - 6 MTuWThF  07/26/2021 - 07/30/2021
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$199.00 R, $199.00 NR
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Food Explorers Summer Camp - Cook with MYPLATE! 
N/A 2 - 5 MTuWThF  08/16/2021 - 08/20/2021
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$199.00 R, $199.00 NR
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