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Summer Camp June 3 - August 8th, 2025
Cooking Camps for Teens 13+
Registration Opens March 1, 2025

WHAT/WHO?   Each of our unique summer cooking classes offer participants individualized attention in a cozy home environment from a professional and caring Culinary and Life Skills coach.  Our summer cooking camps are for 7th-12th grade teens, 13+. We are completely hands-on.  All participants learn about weights, measures, ingredients and their uses, how to interpret and follow a recipe, use a full range of utensils and tools, basic cooking skills, basic knife skills, basic table setting, kitchen safety 101, small appliances, ovens, electric and gas cook tops, clean-up, and much more.

HOW?  Participants learn culinary and organizational life skills essential for navigating the kitchen and for future independent living.  Each summer camp cooking session has a specific theme with intentional concepts and skills.  The curriculum is mindfully and purposefully designed for learning in the home kitchen. Our teaching method is based in positive terms, praise and encouragement.  We express what participants need to do rather than focusing on what not to do.  Because our summer cooking classes are hands-on, our class size is limited to six to eight participants/session.  Please note: a minimum of four students is required for our summer camp cooking classes. 

 

WHERE?  Camp Cook Kitchen 

NEED TO KNOW SUMMER CAMP INFORMATION/PREREQUSITES? 

1.   Classes are small, hands-on, and limited to minimum of four and maximum of eight participants. 

2.  No previous kitchen or cooking experience needed.  All skill levels welcome. 

3.  Participants prepare recipes start-to-finish.  In other words, prep to cleanup. 

4.  We often work in small groups and share recipes that make a large portion size, such as baking.

5.  Participants eat, share, and bring home any leftovers of prepared recipes.  Participants will sit and eat together. 

7.  Participants must be 13+ and completed 7th-12th grade in order to register. 

8.  We prefer participants, along with their parents/guardians, to tour our kitchen, whether it be at an open house, or private (free) appointment before their first class.  

9.  Cell phones are not allowed in the preparation or kitchen area during class time.  There's a designated cell phone spot. Participants are able to take pictures after recipes are plated. 

10. Closed toe shoes required of all participants. No sandals, or flip flops.  Participants have aprons to use during class. 

11.  We provide water and lemonade.  Participants should eat breakfast prior to class.  Our recipes prepared in class will be lunch.   

12.  We use seasonally fresh, organic ingredients, shopped local as much as possible.  We also limit our use of highly processed ingredients. We strive to be sustainable; any to-go packaging we use is recyclable and biodegradable.

13.  We are able to modify most of our recipes to gluten free/dairy free.  We must know this at the time of registration in order to accommodate. 
12.  Summer Camp is drop and go. 

INTERESTED?  Check back on March 1st, 2025 for Themes, Menus, & Pricing. 

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