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Young chefs learn their way around the kitchen

Among several summer camp options in New Canaan this year, one had children wearing aprons and chef's hats while chopping vegetables, peeling onions, frying meat and cooking a variety of dishes.

The Outback Teen Center's seven-week summer camp included a culinary arts class with chef Neena Perez, of the Kiddie Kitchen. Last week, the cooking sessions drew 14 cooking apprentices, who learned how to prepare food from all over the world.

Besides cooking, the camp featured recording studio production, arts and crafts, a fashion lab, balloon-twisting, canvas art, face painting and other programs.

The camp was available to kids in fourth through eighth grades and ran from June 30 to Aug. 21.

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