How should my camper dress?
Shorts/pants and t-shirts are encouraged. Campers should wear closed toe shoes such as sneakers. No open toe shoes, sandals, crocs or flip flops allowed. 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 pony tail, bun or pulled back to reduce chance of hair getting into food. No spaghetti strap shirts or bathing suits.
Can you make accommodations for campers with allergies?
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 can make special arrangements if parents are willing to bring in substitute ingredients (i.e. gluten-free pizza dough, dairy-free cheese etc). We apologize for any inconvenience. During summer camp or off school day workshops we do not use peanuts, tree nuts or seafood in our projects, but they may be found in our facility. Also-- peanut butter is present at our parent/child holiday cookie and treat making workshops.
How does HomeCooked use photos taken at camp?
We love taking photos of our campers having fun at HomeCooked! All photos/videos taken during camp remain the property of HomeCooked. They will be shared with campers (electronically) if desired and may be used on HomeCooked’s website, facebook, instagram or in future advertising or other materials.
What do I need to know about the food my child will make and transporting it home?
Campers 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 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. Often 1 or more nights have a vegetarian option.
How much does HomeCooked camp cost?
2018 Camp Registration Fee: $224/student per session. $10 off/2nd child if a sibling registers for the same week.
Online registration is usually available as well as registering over the phone or in person.
What is your policy if I need to cancel my registration?
Should a registered camper not be able to attend the camp after the registration fee has been paid it will be returned in the form of a HomeCooked store credit. Alternatively the parent may find another child to fill the spot or stop by HomeCooked at the end of the camp session to pick up the food entrees (made by HomeCooked team member and arranged for in advance). There are no refunds or partial refunds.
What should I do if my child isn’t feeling well on a camp day?
Campers are not permitted to attend camp if they are ill. This includes coughing, fever, etc. due to direct contact with ingredients during camp. Should a camper be unable to attend due to illness the parent may send another child (of appropriate age for the session) in place of the regular student or may pick up the food at/after 5pm. We will attempt to make arrangements for a make up day, but cannot guarantee it. We do not offer refunds.
Do you offer partial sessions?
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, contact the shop. $79/day rate for any partial sessions.