Registration open for Ivy Tech Kids’ Culinary Camp

Youngsters can learn their way around the kitchen in three-day summer program

KOKOMO, Ind. – Area youngsters moving into grades 4, 5 and 6 can learn their way around the kitchen this summer with a Kids’ Culinary Camp offered from June 16 to18 by Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region.

Enrollment in the camp, which will meet each day from 9 a.m. to noon in the Ivy Tech Culinary Arts Lab at the Peru Instructional Site, 425 W. Main St., is limited to 12 youngsters.

Melanie Kiefer, who has taught Family and Consumer Sciences at Peru High School for more than 15 years, will be leading the students through fun sessions aimed at teaching basic kitchen skills while preparing kid-favorite dishes. The camp with be centered on MyPlate, the new nutrition guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that replaced its “Food Pyramid.”

“This is going to be an opportunity for kids to have some fun, meet some new friends and to learn that they can prepare food that tastes good and is good for them,” said Alayne Cook, coordinator of the program. “All the students will go home with new knowledge – and some great basic kitchen tools, like a food-prep knife and measuring cups and spoons – that they can put to use.”

The cost of the camp is $75 per student. Registration can be made by calling Becky Burke at 765-459-0561, ext. 7233, or


About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit
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