CAMP-ARI includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Mastronardi’s Kingsville greenhouse operation. ( Courtesy Mastronardi Produce )

Kingsville, Ontario-based Mastronardi Produce is going to camp.

The greenhouse grower donated funds to Essex, Ontario-based Gesstwood Camp and Education Centre to renovate and winterize five cabins so they can be used year-round, according to a news release.

In celebration, Mastronardi is sending 30 local children age 10-15 to the camp for a five-day CAMP-ARI, named for the company’s Campari tomato.

“Sunset distributes fresh produce throughout Canada and the United States but we wanted to do something exclusively for our friends and neighbors in the Windsor/Essex area,” CEO Paul Mastronardi said in the release.

“The CAMP-ARI kids will be participating in exciting activities like scavenger hunts, movie nights and ropes courses and will get to eat a variety of flavorful, healthy meals,” he said in the release. “It’s a fun way to inspire local kids to be more adventurous in life and their food choices.”

The July 22-27 camp includes a behind-the-scenes tour of Mastronardi’s Kingsville greenhouse operation and a visit from chef Roger Mooking, host of Cooking Channel Canada’s “Man Fire Food,” according to the release.

Mooking will cook a meal over a campfire and show campers how to cook with fresh vegetables, according to the release.

Interested children can complete an entry form by April 1 for a chance to be selected.

 
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