4-H Cooking Camps
Join Brunswick County Cooperative Extension for one of its FREE virtual cooking camps during spring break, April 6-8! This year, two camps are being offered. Chop! Chop! Teen Cuisine is a beginner to intermediate camp for youth grade 6-12. 4-H Chopped Virtual Cooking Class & Challenge is open to high school students ages 14 to 18 with prior cooking experience.
Chop! Chop! Teen Cuisine is a great way to develop beginner and intermediate skills in the kitchen. Angie Lawrence, EFNEP Nutrition Educator with Brunswick County, and Nicole Swinson, EFNEP Nutrition Educator with Duplin County, will be co-teaching this camp. Chop! Chop! Teen Cuisine will help teens become self-sufficient in the kitchen while creating healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. Participants will learn how to properly cut a variety of different fruits and vegetables and incorporate them into their own recipes. With a chance to make salsa, roast potatoes, and even enter a video cooking contest to show off their cooking skills at the close of camp if they choose, this is a fantastic opportunity for aspiring chefs wishing to learn more about the basics of cooking and knife skills. Kits will be supplied with all materials that are needed.
4-H Chopped Virtual Cooking Class & Challenge is intended for youth who already have some cooking experience. Morgan King, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent, and Meghan Lassiter, Family & Consumer Sciences Extension Agent, will be co-teaching this camp. Participants will demonstrate proper knife safety, understand basic nutrition and its effect on the body, and of course taste the results of their hard work with recipes like omelets, baked oatmeal, salad dressing, and soup. On the final day of camp, it’s as if participants become members of a cooking show. They must follow a set of rules, create a dish, explain how and why they made their dish, and perhaps win an award based on their presentation. Are you ready for the challenge?
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North Carolina Cooperative Extension is a strategic partnership of NC State Extension, The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), and local government partners statewide. Extension delivers research-based education and technology from NC State and N.C. A&T that enriches the lives, land, and economy of North Carolinians. Extension professionals in all 100 counties and the Easter Band of Cherokee provide educational programs specializing in agriculture, youth, communities, health, and the environment.