We encourage shorts or pants and t-shirts. Campers should wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers. No open-toe shoes, sandals, crocs, or flip-flops allowed. No spaghetti strap shirts or bathing suits.
Campers will have aprons to wear while at camp, but stains from ingredients are possible so do not have campers wear special clothing.
Long hair should be in a ponytail, bun, or pulled back to reduce the chance of hair getting into food.
Masks are required for campers. Please label masks with your child's name. Please make sure they can put it on or take it off without help and can wear it comfortably without touching it often or it being a distraction.
Camp leaders and HomeCooked staff will wear masks. If local regulation changes, this may change but as of spring 2021, masks are required.
HomeCooked is a facility that uses ingredients that contain peanuts, tree nuts, soy, dairy, gluten, seafood, and other allergens. If a camper has an allergy, we will do everything we can to avoid the camper coming into contact with it, but cannot offer a 100% guarantee.
Regrettably, we deter campers with gluten or dairy allergies from attending as projects often include ingredients with those allergens. We apologize for any inconvenience.
During summer cooking camp sessions or off-school day workshops, we do not use peanuts, tree nuts, or seafood in our projects. However, they may be found in our facility. Gluten and dairy products are used extensively in our summer camps.
Peanut butter may be used in up to 1 baking project (exact projects have not yet been finalized). Additionally, peanut butter is used at our December parent/child holiday cookie and treat making workshops.
Kids with allergies are unfortunately discouraged from attending those sessions for their safety.
We love taking photos of our campers having fun at HomeCooked! All photos/videos taken during camp remain the property of HomeCooked.
They can be shared with campers (electronically) if desired and may be used on HomeCooked’s website, Facebook, Instagram, or in future advertising or other materials. Names will not be shown in pictures and parents will not be "tagged" in posts.
Campers attending cooking camp (vs. baking camp) will be creating one ready-to-cook dinner entrée (serves 5) and dessert to bring home each night. These creations may not be fully cooked when they leave HomeCooked (containing raw ingredients) and will need to be refrigerated prior to final cooking at home. All items that require cooking come with easy directions to follow.
Please bring a cooler for transporting the food if you will not be returning home within 15 minutes after camp. Entrées and many dishes can be frozen and cooked at a later date if desired.
Sides and sweets may not be able to be frozen. Dinners are usually comprised of chicken, turkey, beef, or pasta.
There are vegetarian options available. Please request vegetarian options by email at least 1 week prior to camp starts.
2021 Camp Registration Fee: $239 per student per session. $10 off for siblings if they are registered for the same week.
Workshops: $84 per student.
Online registration is available from mid-March onward. Additionally, you may register over the phone or in person.
Camp sessions can be switched through May 15th, 2021, if open spots in your desired sessions are available.
Should a registered camper not be able to attend the camp after the registration fee has been paid (and the event is more than 7 days away, i.e. the workshop is Thursday and the cancellation is made by the Wednesday the week before) it will be returned in the form of HomeCooked store credit.
Folks with cancellations within 7 days of the workshop/camp will be able to make arrangements to pick up the food/treats the day after the session or at another prearranged time.
There are no refunds or partial refunds. Folks with cancellations are also welcome to find another camper to take their spot as long as they meet the age requirements.
Campers are not permitted to attend camp if they are ill for the safety of all campers and staff. This includes coughing, nausea, fever, or other cold symptoms. Should a camper be unable to attend due to illness the parent may call to make arrangements to pick up the food at a time after the session has ended. We do not offer refunds.
If a session has not filled to capacity within 1 week of the start date, a partial session (only 1-2 days instead of 3) may be a possibility. Please contact us. The rate for partial sessions is $84 per day.