C.H.A.M.P. Camp

C.H.A.M.P. Camp 2019 was a huge success!  Dates for C.H.A.M.P. Camp 2020 will be announced in Spring 2020

C.H.A.M.P. Camp 2019 was a huge success! Dates for C.H.A.M.P. Camp 2020 will be announced in Spring 2020.

Children’s Healthy Activity and Meal Planning: June 24 - 28, 2019

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

C.H.A.M.P. Camp brochure

C.H.A.M.P. Application 2019  - To pay registration fees online, go to the Nutritional Sciences store
Payment via check or money order is also accepted.

Group pic

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 nutrition and physical activity to foster independence towards living a healthy lifestyle.

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

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
  • Totally!!!!!!!
  • 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


Boys and girls entering fifth, sixth or seventh grade in fall 2019 may apply. 


C.H.A.M.P Camp is a five-day introduction to healthful eating and physical activity through fun, hands-on projects with OU Health Sciences  Center nutrition professors, graduate students and interns who are in training to become Registered Dietitians.


June 24 to 28, 2019: Camp will go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 through 27 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, June 28.


College of Allied Health Building located at 1200 N. Stonewall Ave at the  University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.


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.


$165 is the total cost of the camp and is due on May 31, 2019, along with your completed and signed application, permission slip, and payment.  Checks or money orders should be payable to “OUHSC.”  To apply online and pay by credit card, go to the Nutritional Sciences store.

Articles about C.H.A.M.P. Camp

A Day at C.H.A.M.P. Camp

Cooking photo

  • 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Early Arrival
  • Puzzles, Games, Videos
  • 9 a.m.– 9:45 a.m. Physical Activity
  • 9:45 a.m. Restroom
  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Kitchen Activity
  • Learning to Measure
  • 11 a.m.– noon Cooking Activity
  • Build Your Own Personal Pizza
  • Noon – 1 p.m. Lunch & Clean Up
  • 1 p.m.– 1:45 p.m. Nutrition Lesson
  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Physical Activity
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Restroom
  • 3 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Crafts & Snack
  • 4 p.m. Camp Ends
  • 4 p.m. –5:30 p.m. Late Departure
  • Puzzles, Games, Cooking Videos

Picnic photo

On Friday, June 28, family members are invited to eat lunch with campers. Camp is dismissed at 1 p.m. Childcare is available until 5:30 p.m. if needed.

For an Application or Questions:

Judith Grove, 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
Email: Judith-Grove@ouhsc.edu

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