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A sample day at Virtual C.H.A.M.P. Camp 2021, at Home!

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  • 9 a.m.– 9:50 a.m.: Pre-recorded Nutrition Lesson & Activity
  • 9:50 a.m.: Break
  • 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. : Morning snack activity
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Pre-recorded Kitchen Activity - Knife Safety Skills
  • 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.: Cooking Activity - Build Your Own Personal Pizza
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch & Clean Up
  • 1:30 p.m.– 2:20 p.m. : Pre-recorded Nutrition Lesson & Activity
  • 2: 20 p.m.: Break
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Afternoon snack Activity
  • 3:30 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.: Crafts
  • 4:00 p.m.: Camp Ends

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For an Application or Questions:

Juli Hall, Camp Administrator
College of Allied Health Building
1200 North Stonewall Avenue
Suite 3057
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1215
Phone: (405) 271-2113 Ext 47130
Fax: (405) 271-1560

***The University of Oklahoma is an EO/AA Institution. 
For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call 405-271-2113.***

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Children’s Healthy Activity and Meal Planning Camp: July 26 - 30, 2021

VIRTUAL C.H.A.M.P. Camp 2021, AT HOME! is a virtual summer day camp that teaches kids about healthy eating, basic cooking skills, and incorporating physical activity in our daily lifestyle!  

This year, we are bringing a special online, virtual format to parents/guardians and their kids which will include:

  • Detailed daily curriculum for parents/guardians to follow throughout the week
  • Pre-recorded nutrition lessons and activities developed by Nutritional Sciences Students and Professors
  • Pre-recorded cooking demos for breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks for each day of the week
  • Electronic copy of the C.H.A.M.P. Recipe Book in pdf format which includes all meals and snacks

C.H.A.M.P. Camp Brochure

C.H.A.M.P.  Camp Application 


CHAMP CAMP Introduction

Daily Curriculum

Cooking Demo Videos

Recipe Book

Nutrition Education Videos and Activity

We ask that you please register so we have your email address to send you: 

  • Links to the pre-recorded videos
  • C.H.A.M.P Camp 2021 recipe book
  • Guided daily curriculum for parents/guardians to follow
  • Registration Deadline: July 8
  • If you or your child has a food allergy, we recommend you register by June 18 so our Nutritional Sciences students can create modified recipes catered to these food allergies
  • Video links will be posted on this website


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Mission Statement

The Mission of C.H.A.M.P. Camp is to empower children with the knowledge of basic cooking skills along with the importance of nutrition and physical activity to foster independence towards living a healthy lifestyle.


The College of Allied Health is offering these free pre- recorded cooking lesson tutorials and activities, to help teach minors and their families how to create fun easy and healthy meals. It is strongly recommended that parents or guardians provide supervision the entire time their children are utilizing all types of cooking utensils, cutlery, ingredients, and kitchen appliances that may be required in making the meal, to ensure the safety of their children. The choice to participate, view and use these cooking tutorial videos is voluntary and as such the College of Allied Health and the Board of Regents for the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center are not responsible for any accident or injury that may occur to those who chose to watch these videos and make these meals.  

Twenty-two kids attended C.H.A.M.P. Camp in 2016, 25 came in 2017, 25 came in 2018, and 25 came in 2019.

Here is what they said:

Do you plan to cook more at home after coming to Camp? 

  • 88% Yes!

What do you think we should learn to cook at camp next year?

  • Spaghetti
  • Cookies
  • Real sushi
  • Eggs

Other comments:

  • Do it again next year!
  • More crafts.
  • You did great, guys.
  • I wish I could come next year.
  • I loved the camp...the coaches are just awesome!
  • Please do it next year.
  • Thanks for the great experience!

Details About C.H.A.M.P. Camp


Under the supervision of a parent/guardian, boys and girls entering fifth, sixth or seventh grade in fall 2021 are preferred.  But children of any age who love to cook can participate!


C.H.A.M.P Camp is a five-day introduction to healthful eating and physical activity through fun, hands-on pre-recorded project videos that were created by OU Health Sciences Center nutrition professors, graduate students and interns who are training to become Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists.


July 26 to 30, 2021.  The pre-recorded cooking tutorials and activities for camp will be posted and available to view all week of CHAMP Camp.


At Home!


Kids who participate in shopping and cooking are more likely to eat a healthy diet. Regular physical activity helps prevent obesity and chronic disease.  C.H.A.M.P Camp blends traditional nutrition education with hands-on experience and academic learning.

Who are the Coaches

The coaches are dietetic  interns and master’s degree program students in training to become Registered Dietitians. In addition to their knowledge of nutrition and cooking, C.H.A.M.P. Camp coaches know about physical activity, too.


Who is the Camp Director

The camp director is Brian dela Cruz, M.S., R.D., L.D., a Registered Dietitian and faculty member in the Department of Nutritional Sciences since 2011.  In addition to teaching and being the Dietetic Internship director, dela Cruz has a certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management.


FREE!! No payment or donations are asked for the pre-recorded nutrition lessons or cooking demos.  We encourage you to donate to your local food bank!