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.

Spring Break Camp is enrolling now.

  • 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

Summer Camp Dates

Temple Beth-El, Providence

June 17 – 21
June 24 – 28
July 1 – 5 (closed July 4th)
July 8 – 12
July 15 – 19

Monsignor Clarke School, South Kingstown

July 22 – 26
July 29 – Aug 2
Aug 5 – 9
Aug 12 – 16

Cold Spring Community Center, North Kingstown

Aug 19 – 23
Aug 26 – 30

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.

Justine St. Jacques Administrative Assistant

Brian Mello Yoga Instructor

Brian Mello holds a Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Diploma and is a certified Meditation Instructor as well as a Certified Sound Therapist.  As a flamenco and Spanish classical guitarist, Brian has performed for over 30 years as a soloist and guitarist with Boston’s El Arte Flamenco, a Spanish dance troupe.  He currently teaches at the YMCA in

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

Meredith Cotta Consultant/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

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

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.

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.

Brandon Richard Counselor in Training (CIT)

Brandon Richard likes to make breakfast and often does on weekends.  He likes experimenting to come up with great flavors.  He’s an adventurous eater having tried frog legs and alligator which was in a fritter with a tropical mango salsa.  He’s been playing baseball as a catcher for 7 years.  After 3 years as a

Elisa Hernandez Counselor in Training (CIT)

Elisa Hernandez attended Fit2Cook4Kids for three years and then became a CIT.  She loves coming up with new dish ideas and telling stories. She excels in math, plays clarinet, and keeps busy teaching herself guitar and making art.

Arianna Dumas Counselor in Training (CIT)

Arianna Dumas enjoys cooking and making small meals for family and friends.  She became a CIT after attending Fit2cook for three years.   She loves ice skating, photography, softball, and has enjoyed being a Girl Scout for five years.

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