|Why not send your child to cooking camp this summer! There are many culinary
camps to pick from all over the country. The best part is they are still
accepting enrollment for those procrastinating parents! At these camps
your children will be taught plating methods, knife skills, and how to
sauté seasonal vegetables by the professionals. Plus, they will get to
learn all of this in a institute’s kitchen - so no clean up hassle for
you! If you want to take it a step further you can sign your child up for
farm camp. They will learn not only how to cook their food but how to grow
it as well.. they may possibly be able to teach you a trick or two after
Day Culinary Camps
- Summer Cooking Series by Sur La Table for Kids & Teens
This beautiful store front filled with the most expensive kitchen accessories
also doubles as a summer culinary camp for kids. Kids from ages eight
to seventeen are invited to join in their - Science in the kitchen
classes as well as their baking classes known as - Baking around the
world. These classes teach professional grade recipes from tiramisu
to cultivating a buttermilk sauce from scratch. Admission - $250 weekly
for Five 2 hour sessions - available Monday through Friday at many
Sur La Table locations.
- Home Cooking New York Summer Cooking Camp
If you are serious about enrolling your child to learn knife and cooking
skills then this is the camp for them. In this intensive course your
child will learn how to cool dishes from Italian to Chinese and every
culture in between. Weekly they take the kids to the Union Square Greenmarket
to collect the ingredients they will need for each recipe during the
week. This method will teach them how to use ingredients that are in
season. Each class is two and a half hours Monday through Friday. Admission
- $495 weekly in SOHO, NYC - ages ten to seventeen welcome.
- Edible &Living Garden Schoolyard from
the Farm to the Table Culinary Camp by Classic Thyme
This summer course is sure to teach your kid a thing or two about gardening.
By the end of camp they will surely have a green thumb. Each kid will
learn how to tend to a plant from sewing the first seed to how to harvest
it once ripened. Full meals and snack preparation will be taught within
this course. Caution in this class your child will get messy! Admission
- $259 weekly located on 710 South Avenue Westfield NJ. Ages four to
seventeen welcome to there four 3 hour sessions Monday through Friday.
- Tiny Chef’s Summer Camp
This summer camp is taught recipes by weekly theme. They will learn Italian
Tapas to French cuisine. Your child will be equipped with a Chef’s
hat and many new recipes because each day a new one is introduced and
never repeated. Admission - $200 to $425 depending upon chosen class
length with options of 3 or 6 hour classes Monday through Friday. Many
locations are available along the east coast and ages four to fourteen
- Food & Agriculture Farm Camp by Stone
This summer culinary camp lives up to its amazing reputation. Each
child will learn how to tend to plants as well as animals. They will
taught how to harvest eggs and produces all while learning how to whip
up recipes such as apricot crumble pie and zucchini fries. Admission
- $380 weekly for members & $420
weekly for non members. Ages five through thirteen are welcome to this
camp located in Pocantico Hills New York. This camp is six hours Monday
- Gorman Heritage Farm Camp
This culinary course teaches the very basics which includes cleaning
their vegetables and the correct way to chop them. Of course they will
be taught the correct seasonings to use and the method to sauté. The
course also focuses on farm chores including grooming different animals
and how to harvest eggs. This is truly a farm camp. Admission - $175
weekly for members & $215
weekly for non members. Camp is held in Cincinnati, Ohio for ages eight
through twelve. Each class is five hours long Monday through Friday
in July or August.
- Suzie’s Farm Food Camp
This course focuses on organic farming and the use of organic foods.
They will learn the methods of organic gardening and how to prepare
the foods they harvest. The course will also include hiking, arts &crafts.
Admission - $285 weekly for kids from five years old to thirteen.
Class location is in San Diego, CA for six hour days Monday through
- The Kid’s Table Summer Camp
This vibrant course varies from week to week beginning with foods focusing
on colors and ending with comfort foods such as doughnuts, pizza, pies &pretzels.
Kids that are age approved will be invited on field trips to the local
farmers markets to culture them with foods found throughout their neighborhoods.
Admission $45 - $445 weekly. Class location is in Chicago and ages
two to sixteen are invited. Class durations vary according to age.
Culinary Sleep Away Camp
- L’Ecole des Beaux Arts Farm Camp
This camp is the definition of sleep away camp. Your child will learn
everything from how to set up a tent to how to make arrows. At this
camp they will also harvest berries to mushrooms. The children will
use these ingredients to cook up their meals daily. Admission - $1,200
weekly, welcoming ages seven to thirteen. Class location is in Great
Barrington, MA with camp sleep overs Monday through Friday.
Half Day Sleep Away Combination Camp Plus Field Trip
-Bay Leaf Cooking Camp
This camp truly prepares a child interested in attending culinary school
full time. The course will show them the ins and outs of restaurant
life. These campers will have a chance to work CUESA’s kitchen and
learn how to prep work stations while practicing kitchen techniques.
Guest Chef’s from around the city will also assist with teaching select
class dates. Included with in this course is a sleep away field trip
to the Eatwell Farm in Dixon, CA. While on the trip each student will
be taught how to collect eggs, harvest veggies, milk cows and cook
using an open campfire. Admission is $650 weekly and welcomes ages
nine through twelve. Class location is San Fransico with day camps
on Monday through Wednesday &sleep
over camp on Thursday through Friday.