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.

Norman J. Leclair 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

Justin Ketner Chef

Justin Ketner, is currently working for the Management 410 Company as the private chef at a URI academic and social residence hall, in this position he must adapt to the food requirements of 40 students, accommodating for a myriad of dietary trends and special needs.

Sabrina Hafner Asst. Camp Director, Social Media Tech

Sabrina received her bachelor's degree in nutrition and psychology from the U Mass, Amherst.  She is currently a dietetic intern and is getting her graduate degree in nutrition at URI. 

Savannah Champagne Adm. Assistant, Registrar

A Met School, Providence graduate, Savannah began as a Fitcook camp counselor.  She is an aspiring herbalist/entrepreneur who launched Shangr-la Remedies.

Noreen McGill Yoga Instuctor

Noreen McGill, tailors the class to her students’ individual abilities and intentions, honoring the child in all of us, bringing strength, balance, and mindfulness to her students. She completed Sacred Rivers Yoga for Every Body 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training Program in 2012.

Mellissa Gosset RN/Camp Counselor

Mellissa Gosset, holds a BS in nursing from Salve Regina University. She is currently working toward a doctorate in nursing to become a nurse practitioner.

Kinnan Dowie Counselor in Training (CIT)

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.