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 apologize for any inconvenience.
During summer camp (cooking sessions) 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. Note: peanuts, tree nuts, gluten and dairy products may be used in our BAKING summer camps. Kids with allergies are regrettably discouraged from attending those sessions for their safety. Also-- Peanut butter is used at our December 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 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.
What do I need to know about the food my child will make and transporting it home at cooking camp?
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. There are often vegetarian options, request at registration if desired.
How much does HomeCooked camp cost?
2020 Camp Registration Fee: $229/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 (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 a 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 (assuming they meet the age requirements).
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 for the safety of all campers and staff. 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 call to make arrangements to pick up the food at a time after the session has ended. 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.