Food Camps (K-8)

Let your kids play with their food this summer. Sign up for a food camp at Matthew 25’s headquarters or urban farm in southwest Cedar Rapids.

My kids really enjoyed the camp last year. They loved that they were able to sample vegetables they had not had the chance to try yet.” –Julie Wegmann, Cedar Rapids

NOTE: All snacks and food prepared at Summer Food Camps this year will be started and completed individually by each student, and other standard Covid precautions will be taken such as increased hand washing and sanitation, and masks required in all group settings.

 

Food Explorers (Grades K-2)

June 9, 2021, 8:30 am – 4 pm

Do your kids love getting their hands dirty and experimenting outside? During this one-day Food Explorers Camp, your child will:

  • Learn about food through nature exploration, outdoor crafts, and scavenger hunts
  • Explore how food is grown
  • Make healthy snacks using organic veggies from the farm

Cost

$20 before April 30, $25 after.
Includes a T-shirt and snack. You’ll need to bring a sack lunch.

Registration

The Food Explorers camp is currently full. Please check back early next year for 2022 registration information.

Food Detectives (Grades 3-5)

June 14-17, 2021, 8:30 am – 4 pm

Did you know your food doesn’t come from the supermarket? During this four-day Food Detectives Camp, your child will:

  • Learn about how food is grown and gets to his or her plate
  • Take field trips
  • Create snacks and a lunch using farm-fresh, organic produce.

Food Detectives will leave camp having answers as to how food gets to their plate!

Cost

$80 before April 30, $95 after.
Includes a T-shirt, snacks, and field trip transportation. You’ll need to bring a sack lunch Monday through Wednesday.

Registration

To register your child for Food Detectives from June 14-17, click here.

Food Creators (Grades 6-8)

June 11, 2021, 9 am – noon

Put on your chef’s hat and get creative! During this half-day camp, your middle schooler will:

  • Learn cooking skills
  • Receive a recipe
  • Find hidden ingredients around the farm
  • Compete to make the most delicious dish – the most creative, timely, AND delicious food creation wins!

Cost

$40 before April 30, $45 after.
Includes a T-shirt and the meal they will be creating.

Registration

To register your child for Food Creators on June 11, click here.

Food Camp Scholarships

Several community organizations fund Food Camp scholarships. To learn more or get an application, email Matt McGrane.