KidSpirit Cooking Program Objectives

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 better with healthy foods and nutrition. Campers will learn different cooking techniques and healthy substitutions, as well as kitchen safety and cooking skills.Through demonstration and personalized instruction, our culinary staff teaches students not only cooking skills and recipes, but also techniques for healthy eating, portion sizes, and table presentation. Our cooking classes emphasize kitchen safety, clean workspaces, and the nutritional values of the foods we eat! Guardians are encouraged to attend and participate with their children! 

Wondering about other class options? Visit our Summer Day Camp page.

Classes offered include:


Junior Beavers

Dam Builders

Duck Busters

Activity Fee

Benny’s Kitchen (Grades K-2 & 3-5) Session 2 Session 2   $10
Chefs on the Go (Grades 3-5 & 6-8)   Session 3 Session 3 $60
Top Chef, Beaver Ed. (Grades 3-5 & 6-8)   Session 1, 4, 5 & 6 Session 1 $60

*Please note additional cooking activity fees. KidSpirit reserves the right to cancel or combine classes that are below the minimum participant requirement.



What to Bring

  • Backpack
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen (as needed)
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Long hair must be tied back while cooking

The campers will cook their own lunch during their cooking classes and eat it with their classmates! Equipment is provided for camp classes; however, campers may bring their own equipment. KidSpirit will not be held liable for any loss or damage to any personal belongings. 



Before visiting classes, check in at the KidSpirit office in Langton 125. Picture ID is required to verify any authorized guardian, pick-up, or visitor. A visitor pass will be issued and must be worn at all times during your visit. Lunch visitors can also get a visitor pass from the Lunch Boss table.


Benny's Kitchen (Grades K-2 & 3-5)

A little taste of cooking creatively. These one-hour activities will leave you wanting to learn more about the basics of culinary arts!

Top Chef, Beaver Ed. (Grades 3-5 and 6-8)

Our future Top 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!

Chefs on the Go (Grades 3-5 and 6-8)

By training participants to walk/run a 5k, Chefs on the Go 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. Participants will develop culinary skills, prepare healthy foods, and learn table etiquette. Runners and walkers of all levels welcome!

This session is limited to 15 participants per age group.

Each week participants engage in physical activity and then move into the kitchen where the real magic happens – learning cooking techniques, nutrition and health-conscious decision making by preparing their own meals.

  • Running and walking: Every day participants run or walk as a team, and eventually cover the distance of a marathon over the 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 – completing their marathon.
  • Cooking: Hands-on activities teach participants the art of recipe preparation, kitchen skills and safety, menu planning, and grocery shopping.