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Food Explorers Summer Camps!
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 vegetarian and nut free but may contain dairy, eggs, and gluten. This program is held at the Simsbury Farms Apple Barn.

The grade range for the programs is the grade your children will be going into in fall 2024. Some grades may overlap between morning and afternoon programs. Children can take both classes but need a guardian to pick them up for the lunch hour. 

6/17-6/21: Crazy Cookies- Grade 2-4, 9 AM-12 PM
Join Food Explorers for a week of over the top cookies! Forget everything you know about cookies because this week we’re stepping it up a notch. Each day you’ll make two cookie recipes with frostings, glazes, jams, edible cookie dough bites and more. You’ll be making recipes like Cookie Nachos, Caramel Cheesecake Cookies, French Silk Pie Cookies and Blueberry Crumble Cookies. All recipes are nut free but do contain eggs, dairy and gluten. Ingredient substitutions are not possible.

6/17-6/21: Crazy Cookies- Grade 5-8, 1 PM-4 PM
Join Food Explorers for a week of over the top cookies! Forget everything you know about cookies because this week we’re stepping it up a notch in this advanced cookie camp. Each day you’ll make two cookie recipes with frostings, glazes, jams, edible cookie dough bites and more. You’ll be making recipes like Peach Cobbler Cookies, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cherry Sundae Cookies and Key Lime Pie Cookies. All recipes are nut free but do contain eggs, dairy and gluten. Ingredient substitutions are not possible.
 
7/22-26: Summer Baking Adventure- Grade 3-6, 9 AM-12 PM
Join Food Explores for a week of hands-on baking! Explore advanced baking techniques like homemade dough, homemade pie crust and intricately decorated shortbread cookies. With recipes like Mini Apple Lattice Pies, Strawberry Twists, Pear Cinnamon Rolls and Pizza from scratch, these recipes full of skill building and exploration. All recipes are nut free but do contain eggs, dairy and gluten. Ingredient substitutions are not possible.
 
7/22-26: Pasta Week- Grade 5-8, 1 PM-4 PM
Join Food Explorers for an entire week of pasta making! Everyday, you’ll make your own pasta dough from scratch, and turn it into a delicious meal along with a fresh salad each day. You’ll be making recipes like homemade ravioli, bowties and fettuccine with a from scratch sauce. All recipes are nut free but do contain eggs, dairy and gluten. Ingredient substitutions are not possible.
 
8/19-8/23: Cupcakes- Grades 2-5, 9 AM-12 PM
Join Food Explorers for a cupcake spectacular! Each day you’ll be making two brand new recipes from homemade cake, homemade frosting and delicious toppings. You’ll make recipes like cookie dough, blackberry white chocolate, chocolate brownie and strawberry shortcake. All recipes are nut free but do contain eggs, dairy and gluten. Ingredient substitutions are not possible.

8/19-8/23: From Scratch- Grades 5-8, 1 PM-4PM

Join Food Explorers for a week of from scratch cooking! Each day you’ll be making two recipes completely from scratch. We’re talking about homemade tortillas, homemade pasta, homemade naan bread and more. Learn all about complex cooking techniques and skills in this hands-on camp. All recipes are nut free but do contain eggs, dairy and gluten. Ingredient substitutions are not possible.


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Behavior Policy
Rules, Behavior, and Discipline Policy
Participants will be responsible for following ALL program rules as listed below:
*Participants must be respectful to other participants, staff, and facilities and equipment at all times.
*Participants must remain in designated program areas at all times unless escorted by an instructor.
*Participants must stay with their instructor at all times.
*Participants must use appropriate language with other participants and staff at all times.
*Participants are only permitted to leave the program 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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Crazy Cookies for Grades 2-4 
N/A 2 - 4 MTuWThF  06/17/2024 - 06/21/2024
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$214.00 R, $214.00 NR
 
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Crazy Cookies for Grades 5-8 
N/A 5 - 8 MTuWThF  06/17/2024 - 06/21/2024
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$214.00 R, $214.00 NR
 
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Summer Baking Adventure for Grades 3-6 
N/A 3 - 6 MTuWThF  07/22/2024 - 07/26/2024
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$214.00 R, $214.00 NR
 
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Pasta Week for Grades 5-8 
N/A 5 - 8 MTuWThF  07/22/2024 - 07/26/2024
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$214.00 R, $214.00 NR
 
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Cupcakes for Grades 2-5 
N/A 2 - 5 MTuWThF  08/19/2024 - 08/23/2024
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$214.00 R, $214.00 NR
 
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From Scratch for Grades 5-8 
N/A 5 - 8 MTuWThF  08/19/2024 - 08/23/2024
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Apple Barn, 60 Old Farms Rd.
$214.00 R, $214.00 NR
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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