Culinary Arts Kids Camp

June 17-21, 4th-6th graders
June 24-28, 7th-12th graders

Online registration is closed. Spots are available: Please contact Hannah Howell about registration and payment at 662-325-0240 or by email at

About the Cooking Camp

Our focus is to introduce kids to new and exciting experiences with foods. Research has shown the importance of "hands on" experiences with foods and consumption by children, especially fruits and vegetables.

The MSU Extension Service and the Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion are excited to host this camp for kids to experience local food production and food preparation, while building culinary skills.

We hope to share our passion for the art and science of cooking and food preparation.


Camp Goal

To provide an opportunity for kids to experience and make new and exciting foods.

Camp Objectives

  • Learn new fruits and vegetables
  • Experience new foods and flavors
  • Gain culinary skills and techniques
  • Use reading and math skills related to recipes
  • Explain the importance of food safety
  • Utilizing new skills to make food products


  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Breads and Sweet Treats
  • Dairy Products
  • The Kitchen and Cooking Utensils
  • Food Safety
  • Knife Skills
  • Measuring with Math


Dr. Courtney Crist and Chef Vicki Leach will be the lead instructors.

Camp Cost

Camp costs $300 per child and includes lunch and snacks. Enrollment limited to 18 chefs.

For more information please contact:

Courtney Crist - (662) 325-3200


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