We are excited to be partnered with the Moore Family Center of CPHHS at OSU for our cooking program!


KidSpirit is excited to partner with the Moore Family Center for our summer cooking programs! The Moore Family Center is dedicated to helping individuals and communities live healthier through healthy foods and good nutrition. Campers will learn different cooking techniques and healthy substitutions, as well as kitchen safety and cooking skills.

Classes offered include:


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Duck Busters

Activity Fee

Chefs in Motion (Grades 3-5)* Session 3, 5   $60
Future Iron Chefs (Grades 3-5 & 6-8)* Session 1, 2 Session 1, 4 $60

    *Activity Fees are added to cooking classes. Check our most recent brochure or online registration for up to date prices.

      Register Today!

      If you would like to register for any classes above, click here!  Wondering about other classes offered? Visit our Summer Day Camp page.

      KidSpirit Cooking Program Objectives

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      Through demonstrations and personalized instruction from our culinary staff, students will learn different cooking techniques and healthy substitutions. Subjects such as kitchen safety and clean-up are emphasized. In addition to cooking skills the chefs will examine nutritional value, portion size, and table presentation.

      Benny's Kitchen (Grades K-2 & 3-5) - Due to the shortened summer schedule, Benny's kitchen is not offered this summer!

      Get cookin’ in the intro to our summer cooking programs! Campers will learn kitchen safety, the importance of nutrition, and make healthy and creative snacks.

      Chefs in Motion (Grades 3-5)

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      In Chefs in Motion Develop culinary skills, prepare healthy foods and learn the fundamentals of table etiquette while training to walk/run a 5k.

      Chefs in Motion is an overall wellness program that combines running/walking and cooking to give youth the opportunity to participate in non-competitive physical  activities with a nutritional cooking component. Runners and walkers of all levels are welcome. This season is limited to 15 participants per age group.

      Each week, the participants will start by engaging in physical activity to promote  regular exercise and overall health. The class will then move into the kitchen where students will learn about cooking techniques as well as nutrition and health-conscious decision making.

      • Running/walking: Participants will run/walk as a team with the goal of completing the distance equivalent to a marathon over nine weeks of activity. Each individual will chart their first 23 miles over the course of the season and receive free entry into a KidSpirit community 5K event to reach the 26 mile mark to complete their marathon.
      • Cooking: Through hands-on activities, participants will learn the art of recipe preparation, kitchen skills, safety, menu planning, and grocery shopping. Participants will also learn the importance of a healthy diet and well balanced meals by preparing their own meals.

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      Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend and participate with their child/children.

      Future Iron Chefs (Grades 3-5 and 6-8)

      Our Future Iron Chefs will learn the basics of food preparation, presentation, and nutrition in a hands-on cooking environment. Chefs will prepare healthy meals daily, including snacks and desserts.

      What to Bring

      Bring a backpack with a refillable water bottle, snacks, and sunscreen. The campers will cook their own lunch during their cooking classes and eat it! Equipment is  provided for camp classes. Campers may bring their own equipment. KidSpirit will not be held liable for any loss or damage of any personal belongings. They also need to wear closed toed shoes and wear their hair back when they are cooking

      Visiting Classes

      Visitors must first check-in at the KidSpirit office in Langton 125, where they will be required to show picture ID verifying they are on the authorized pick-up/visitor list. A visitor pass will be issued and is to be worn at all times. Lunch visitors can get a visitor pass from the Lunch Boss table.

      KidSpirit reserves the right to cancel or combine classes that are below the minimum participant requirement.