We'll be closed Monday 5/27 for Memorial Day. We'll re-open Tuesday 5/28.

Kids Cooking Camp

A few final spots available for August Baking session 7B (4 spots) as of 5/28!  PLEASE JOIN the waitlists as often campers get in as families' plans change! 

Tip for registration, make sure that your camper's birthday is entered and correct in our system. Email info@homecooked.net to adjust the birthday.  

We have new & improved camp registration software! 

Returning Campers who attended in 2023:  
1) Go to the HomeCooked Parent Dashboard or click the "Register" button below to sign in. If you previously have not logged in to the Parent Dashboard, simply click the "What's my password?" link just under the sign in area to reset your password. 2023 campers already have profiles. 

2) Once logged in, choose "Enrollment" and make sure that all your campers for 2024 (ages 7-11) are visible and their information is correct, especially their birthdays. You may also add any new siblings who may want to attend in 2024. Campers must be age 7 as of the date of their camp session. Click "My account" and check that the parent information is correct as well.

NEW Campers: New families can register an account and set up a profile for their campers and then click "enrollment" to see options.

Kids Cooking Camp at HomeCooked

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Kids Cooking & Baking Camp Sessions

Calling all aspiring young chefs! We've got a great cooking camp for you and your family will love it too!

For 2024 we're offering two types of camp sessions:

  1. Kids Cooking Camp: make a dinner entree for 5, side & dessert each day.
  2. Kids Baking Camp: baked goods  (sweet & savory) galore!  Take home to bake, eat or freeze to enjoy later!
NOTE: We have 2 agendas (set of projects/recipes) for 2024. 1 cooking agenda & 1 baking agenda, so kids can come up to 2 weeks (1 baking session and 1 cooking session) this summer and do different projects each time!  If they come to 2 baking (or cooking) sessions they will be repeating the recipes from their first session.

    2024 Sessions:  

    Session 1 BAKING: June 18-20, 9am-noon   Join the waitlist Session 6A BAKING: Jul 30-Aug 1, 9am-12pm Join the waitlist
    Session 2A BAKING: June 25-27, 9am-noon  Join the waitlist Session 6B BAKING: Jul 30-Aug 1, 1-4pm      Join the waitlist
    Session 2B BAKING: June 25-27,1pm-4pm    Join the waitlist Session 7A BAKING: Aug 6-8, 9am-noon   Join the waitlist
    Session 3A COOKING: July 9-11, 9am-noon     JOIN THE WAITLIST Session 7B BAKING: Aug 6-8, 1pm-4pm    5 spots as of 5/28
    Session 4A COOKING: July 16-18: 9am-noon  JOIN THE WAITLIST Session 8A BAKING: Aug 13-15, 9am-noon    Join the waitlist

    Session 4B COOKING: July 16-18, 1pm-4pm  JOIN THE WAITLIST

    Session 8B BAKING: Aug 13-15, 1pm-4pm   Join the waitlist
    Session 5A COOKING: July 23-25, 9am-12pm  JOIN THE WAITLIST Session 9A BAKING: Aug 20-22, 9am-noon    Join the waitlist
    Session 5B COOKING: Jul 23-25, 1pm-4pm    JOIN THE WAITLIST

     

    Kids Cooking Camp

    Cooking camp takes place Tuesday through Thursday for 3 hours. Each camper comes home with a ready-to-cook dinner entrée and dessert for 5 people each night! Follow simple cooking directions and dinner is done! Bonus: All entrees are freezable.

    Each day features different projects/ and recipes. Topics covered include:

    The campers will make and enjoy a snack and prepare a dinner entrée (that serves 5) and a sweet treat to bring home, often a side dish too.

    At the end of each session, all campers take home a cookbook.

    Session Requirements

    Kids must be between ages 7 - 11 to participate. 12 year olds are welcome (and may be asked to assist!) if they are comfortable with other campers being in the session who are age 7+. 

    Allergies

    Note: No peanut, tree nut, or shellfish ingredients will be used in cooking projects. Gluten and dairy will be used in projects.

    Entree Menu

    2024 Cooking Main Course Entrees: 

    Is your family vegetarian? No problem! Tell us at registration and we'll have a tweak to make day 2 and 3 vegetarian-friendly. 

    All entrees can be frozen and cooked later.

    Kids Baking Camp

    Think cookies, crisps, crumbles, and more! The kids will be mixing up a storm.

    In addition to the 3 projects each day the campers also enjoy a snack. They will bring home their projects to bake and enjoy or freeze to bake & enjoy later. Many projects can be frozen before baking OR after baking. 

    Past projects have included such items as:

    All recipes will be coming home in a cookbook.

    Session Requirements

    Kids must be between ages 7 - 11 to participate. 12 year olds are welcome (and may be asked to assist!) if they are comfortable with other campers being in the session who are age 7+.

    Allergies

    No tree nuts or peanuts are used in cooking or baking camp. Gluten and dairy ingredients are used in many projects so campers with those food allergies are regrettably discouraged from attending for their safety. Note: HomeCooked is not an allergen-free facility. 

    Our Camp Philosophy and What to Expect:

    We aspire to inspire kids to have an increased interest in food and cooking or baking while in a safe, fun, and confidence-building environment. We teach basic techniques and have kids do all the measuring, mixing and they create their final products.

    This camp is "hands on!" This is not kids watching our leaders make the dishes. Some ingredients may be prepped in advance for them to use in their projects (i.e. pre-diced onions or marinara sauce). They may use items like a pizza cutter for slicing or a plastic knife for frosting a cupcake.

    What's almost certain is that the campers will have fun and leave with a huge stack of delicious food that they created along with big proud smiles on their faces!

    If you are looking for an experience where your child learns "Cordon Bleu" techniques, masters formal knife skills, or gets "standing at the stove" experience, then we are NOT the camp for you.

    Pricing*

    Cooking Camp: $289 per Camper

    Baking Camp: $269 per Camper

    Occasionally partial sessions are available (1-2 days rather than 3 if camp is not sold out), $95/day. Availability TBD.

    *Food costs have escalated significantly (and our campers make A LOT of food!). If costs continue to rise camp rates may increase, so register now to lock in your pricing!

    Siblings

    If 2 or more siblings attend the same session, we will give your family a $15 voucher to redeem for meals, dips, cookies, soups etc. from the HomeCooked grab & go cases. Vouchers will be distributed the week your campers attend.  Max 2, $15 vouchers per family and they must be redeemed by 11/15/24. 

    Also-- Almost all projects can be frozen, so for families with siblings attending you can eat one project and freeze the others.

    Value & Bonuses

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    All reschedules & cancellations are subject to a $20 change fee.

    Rescheduling: It is possible to reschedule a session if space allows with at least 14 days notice prior to the start of your session. Rescheduling is subject to availability of desired future session and a $20 change fee.

    Cancelling: Should a registered camper not be able to attend the camp after the registration fee has been paid (and with more than 7 days prior to the start of the session) it will be returned in the form of a HomeCooked store credit (unless prior to 3/1/24). For cancellations within 7 days of the start of camp parents may call/email to make arrangements to pick up the food on the day following the completion of camp. Requests for camp food need to be received within 30 minutes of the start of camp. There are no refunds or partial refunds after 3/1/24.

    Folks with cancellations within 7 days of the start of camp will be able to make arrangements to pick up the food/treats the day after the session or at another prearranged time.

    Cheers from Previous Campers!

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    Still Have Questions?

    If you still have questions, please check out our FAQs section or contact us!

    Cooking Camp Pictures

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