Fit2Cook4Kids Camps offer empowering experiences for kids 7 to 15

Fit2cook4Kids campers build confidence and self esteem while having an incredible adventure that combines food, fitness and communication skills.  Professional instructors create empowering, lasting experiences in forty of the most enriching hours campers will spend all summer becoming competent ambassadors of healthful living.

Why Fit2Cook4Kids Camps?

We know of no other camp that for $12.50 per hour will offer healthy breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack prepared by the campers under the supervision of a professional chef, and with much of the food being organic and farm fresh.  Each camp accommodates food allergies in a way that is not noticed by other campers.  The combination of food, fitness and social skills is the recipe for a memorable camp experience with a life-long impact.

  • Every week is a great week at Fit2Cook4Kids. I learn alot and love the food.

    Every Week is a Great Week Alek S, Wakefield, RI
  • It was interesting and I learned more than I thought I would.

    I learned more than I thought I would Jason H, Wakefield, RI
  • This camp was great! I really loved it. Learning about heathy food was great and now I’m more heathy from this. Thank you.

    I’m more heathy from this Julia F, Portsmouth, RI
  • Fit2Cook4Kids is the best, most unique camp I have ever attended. It was certainly fascinating; and also very tasty!

    Best, most unique camp I have ever attended Teddy H, North Kingstown, RI

What You Can Expect

Professional Chefs & Team

Campers experience training from professional chefs they sometimes get to select.  We invite former campers to interview potential chefs and help make the selection.  This exposes campers to the interview process and is designed to make them better interviewees in the future.

Yoga, Fitness + Fun

Yoga is good for health, mind, body and spirit.  Learning to breathe and relax allows kids to drop into a restful sleep at night.  Waking refreshed to a nutrient dense breakfast puts kids on top of their game at school.  Relaxed focused concentration helps manage stress that all kids experience. 

Communication / Social Skills

Campers learn to articulate with confidence by presenting on food and fitness topics in front of peers.  During the 9:00 AM camp meeting, campers have a chance to make a simple presentation by stating their name, topic and saying three things about their topic to earn them stars that lead to gifts.  

Our Team

Karen Salvatore Founder, Camp Director, Communications & Social Skills Instructor

Having earned a BS in Business Administration with a major in Communication from Babson College, Karen is a social entrepreneur who figures out how to solve large social problems on the local level in a cost effective way.

Meredith Cotta Administrative Assistant/Marketing

BA in Liberal Arts from Providence College, Magna Cum Laude. While attending PC, Meredith took courses at RISD in graphic design. She is a 3rd Degree Black Belt & Certified Instructor in the Cheezic Tang Soo Do Federation of Karate. Previously a substitute teacher in the Foster/Situate public school system, Meredith is the mother of

Natalie Lepre Chef

Chef Natalie Lepre

Sandra Severinkangas Yoga Instructor

University of Sacred Heart, Puerto Rico, BA in Clinical Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, fluent in Spanish, English, and Finnish, Registered Yoga Teacher in Yoga Alliance (E-RYT-200), certified as an Itsy Bitsy Yoga® Facilitator, completed the Semillas de Luz (Seeds of Light) Children’s Yoga Teacher training, plus a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification from Samadhi Yoga Institute in San Juan,

Shelly Fish Compliance Officer

Shelly Fish is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She’s a Compliance Officer, USAF Staff Sergeant in Public Health, and the mother of four sons, ages 1-16 years.

Nancy Seale

Nancy Seale is a Branch Manager at Rhode Island Credit Union and the mother of one son.  She has worked at the Credit Union for over 30 years and is passionate about Financial Literacy and preparing children for the future.  She is focused on teaching the knowledge & skills needed to understand how to earn

Norman J. Leclair Advisor, Chef, Author

We will be hard pressed to find a chef more passionate about his craft and so willing to share his talent with others! Author of Culinary Expressions & Seafood Expressions

Brendan Weiner Counselor in Training (CIT)

Brendan Weiner discovered cooking at the age of 5 beside his mom who ran a cooking business. It wasn’t long before he prepared food independently. After attending camp for two years, he was selected as a CIT. Currently a student at Rocky Hill School, Brendan spends his time wood working, playing the French horn, guitar,

Chloe Barney Counselor in Training (CIT)

Chloe “the baker” started t2cook at age 11 and immediately established herself as a tireless star-camper. Two years later she became a CIT and is entering freshman year in the culinary program at Coventry High School.

Caleb Jones Counselor in Training (CIT)

Caleb Jones attended Fit2cook for three years and was selected as a CIT. He’s entering North Kingstown High School as a freshman in the finance program and looking forward to playing football for the NK Skippers. An avid New England sports fan, Caleb enjoys cooking and learning new ways to try different healthy food options.

Kinnan Dowie Counselor in Training (CIT), 2015-2017

Kinnan Dowie, attended Fit2cook4Kids three years and decided to enter the healthy lunch contest initiated First Lady, Michelle Obama. He won for RI and went to the Kids State Dinner at the White House where he met Mrs. Obama and President Obama. He then applied to Chopped Junior on the Food Network and made it to the second round.

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