Summer Day Camps

Thanks for your interest in Kids Cook Memphis! We’re excited about our camps for Summer 2017. Full descriptions of each camp below.

  • Week of June 12-16: Kitchen Basics 1 (ages 9-12) IS FULL
  • Week of June 19-23: Kitchen Basics 2 (ages 10-14) IS FULL
  • Week of June 26-30: Pickles, Pies, and Preserves (ages 9-12) IS FULL
  • Week of July 24-28: Kitchen Basics 1 (ages 9-12) has one more space as of June 25
  • Week of July 31-August 4: Basics for Beginners (ages 6-9) IS FULL

Camps will be held from 9 am – 4 pm at St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. Register here. Pay via PayPal below.

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Why cooking camp? Some kids will eat almost anything. Kids Cook Memphis’s day camps are great for those kids. But some kids are really skeptical eaters and can find their way to enjoying a much wider array of foods by cooking them. At Kids Cook, we cultivate a try-anything-once attitude, while teaching lifelong skills that will help kids develop happy, healthy eating habits.

This summer, Kids Cook Memphis will run Kitchen Basics 1, Kitchen Basics 2, Pickles, Pies, and Preserves, and Basics for Beginners. In Kitchen Basics, we focus on the fundamentals of food preparation, including safety, cleanliness, and making stuff taste good. Kitchen Basics 1 and 2 will be different, but Week 1 is not a prerequisite for Week 2. In P, P, & P, we visit orchards and farmers’ markets, then transform what we’ve found into great food. More details below!

Kitchen Basics 1, Week of June 12 

Campers aged 9-12 will learn and practice safety, hygiene, and practical skills, including washing and prepping fruits and vegetables, measurement of ingredients, and responsible knife handling. We’ll cook on the stovetop and in the oven, and make no-cook snacks such as dips and smoothies. Participants will also learn clean-as-you-go practices to be implemented at home. On our last day, participants are encouraged to invite a friend or family member to join the group for a snack. Week 1 is not a prerequisite for Week 2.

Please have your child bring a packed lunch and water in a reusable bottle. Snacks will also be provided.

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Kitchen Basics 2 — Dinner Party! Week of June 19 

This camp is designed for kids aged 10-14 who have attended KCM camps before or other older kids who have some familiarity with working in a kitchen. The camp will focus on creating a menu for a dinner party and cooking the different dishes on that menu. As in Basics 1, campers will continue to learn and practice safety, hygiene, and practical skills, including washing and prepping fruits and vegetables, measurement of ingredients, and responsible knife handling. We’ll cook on the stovetop and in the oven. Participants will also learn clean-as-you-go practices to be implemented at home. On our last day, participants are encouraged to invite a friend or family member to join the group for a sampling of the dishes campers have learned to make. Week 1 is not a prerequisite for Week 2.

Please have your child bring a packed lunch and water in a reusable bottle. Snacks will also be provided.

Pickles, Pies, and Preserves. Week of June 26, 2016.

During this week, campers aged 9-12 will spend most of the mornings visiting local orchards, farms, and farmers’ markets to find the best the season has to offer. We’ll spend our afternoons making everything from pickles and jams to pies and/or cobblers. On our last day, participants are encouraged to invite a friend or family member to join the group for a snack. Please bring a packed lunch and water in a reusable bottle. Snacks will also be provided.

Kitchen Basics 1, Week of July 24 

Campers aged 9-12 will learn and practice safety, hygiene, and practical skills, including washing and prepping fruits and vegetables, measurement of ingredients, and responsible knife handling. We’ll cook on the stovetop and in the oven, and make no-cook snacks such as dips and smoothies. Participants will also learn clean-as-you-go practices to be implemented at home. On our last day, participants are encouraged to invite a friend or family member to join the group for a snack.

Please have your child bring a packed lunch and water in a reusable bottle. Snacks will also be provided.

Basics for Beginners, Week of July 31 

Campers aged 6-9 will learn and practice safety, hygiene, and practical skills, including washing and prepping fruits and vegetables, measurement of ingredients, and responsible knife handling. We’ll cook in the oven, and make no-cook snacks such as dips and smoothies. Participants will also learn clean-as-you-go practices to be implemented at home. On our last day, participants are encouraged to invite a friend or family member to join the group for a snack.

Please have your child bring a packed lunch and water in a reusable bottle. Snacks will also be provided.

Location

Both weeks of camp will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, 700 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38105. On the first day, we’ll be in the parking lot off Poplar to welcome our campers.

Location

Both weeks of camp will be held at St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, 700 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38105. On the first day, we’ll be in the parking lot off Poplar to welcome our campers.

To register, please complete the attached form and pay via PayPal here. Alternatively, you can pay by printing the form and sending it, with a check, to the address indicated in the registration form.

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