Youth Kick off Summer at the Science of BBQ Beef Day Camp.

Summer is finally here and area youth kicked off the summer by learning food safety and grilling tips at the Science of BBQ camp, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Delaware County. 
‘The Science of BBQ Beef’ for area 4-9th grade youth on June 24th at the Delaware County Fair Grounds.
The day camp held on June 24th featured lessons on grilling, where your food comes from, and food safety.  Each youth got to use their own grill and started the day grilling fruit kabobs which included bananas, strawberries, and pineapple chunks.  They were all surprised by how tasty the grilled fruit was and talked about other fruits they wanted to try.  Next youth learned more about beef production and where their food comes from.  Some of the youth shared insights on the processes of their family farms where they raise beef. 
During the afternoon youth spent time talking about food safety on the grill and preparing different types of burgers.  Youth then took to forming and grilling their own turkey and beef burgers.    Then youth got to add their own toppings and enjoy! In addition to beef and turkey burgers, youth also tried veggie burgers and found them surprisingly tasty. Overall, youth had a fantastic time learning more about where their food comes from, and how to safely grill a tasty meal!
During the summer, ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County, will be hosting more Day Camps throughout the county. More information and online registration can be found at: For more information please contact the Extension Office at 563-927-4201.

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