Know Your Roots Camp

Registration for 2019 Know Your Roots Camp is now full

July 15-19 (ages 9-14)  FULL

July 29-August 2 (ages 9-14)   FULL

August 12-16 (ages 9-14)   FULL

August 19-23 (ages 9-14)  FULL


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We at Growing Chefs! are excited about good food, and even more excited to share it with London’s youth! That’s why we’ve developed Know Your Roots (KYR) summer day camp. This week-long program is an opportunity for children ages 9-14 to get hands-on experience in everything from growing to cooking to serving good, healthy food!

The Growing Chefs! Ontario mission is to get kids excited about healthy, wholesome food. Our vision is that engaging  food education programs for children can catalyze the evolution of a healthier, empowered community that is engaged with its food system. The KYR program will empower children in their relationship with food by encouraging curiosity, adventure, compassion, and skills development. KYR is a safe and fun space where skilled staff/volunteers facilitate unique learning opportunities, all based in principles of experiential learning and systems thinking. A comprehensive agenda of activities at KYR will include opportunities to learn about diverse concepts in food systems, and allow campers to follow their own curiosities. Years of food education experience combined with years of camp delivery have taught us that the best learning is FUN!

Growing Chefs! Headquarters is the former Auberge du Petit Prince Restaurant at 460 King St. in London, Ontario. This historic building will be the site of  Know Your Roots! Our facility is equipped with a full commercial kitchen, dining spaces, cooking classrooms, outdoor cooking space (with woodfire pizza oven), and a lush Learning Garden! Our campers will get the benefit of all these facilities, including the extensive experience of our chef and program teams. We’ll also connect with our community partners for special guest appearances and field trips off-site, like a day at a local organic farm!

For the last decade, Growing Chefs! has delivered food education programs to thousands of elementary school students. We can’t wait to build on this experience with our trained staff and updated facility to deliver an exceptionally fun and educational experience for your child! Join us on a culinary adventure!

Contact Christy at 519.679.4769 or for more information. 


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