Summer Day Camps

Thanks for your interest in Kids Cook Memphis! We’re excited about our camps for summer 2020. Below are the dates for this summer’s camps, with signup links.

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 a Basics for Beginners camp for younger children, an updated Kitchen Basics, and a new party/baking week for older and more experienced campers.

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June 8-11: Play with your Food: a 4-day basics camp for beginners (ages 6-9) 
June 15-19: Kitchen Basics (ages 9-12)
June 22-26: Party Food (new offering, ages 10 and up)

All camps except Basics for Beginners run M-F, 9-4 and will cost $300/week unless noted. We meet in the Church Health Center’s teaching kitchen in Crosstown Concourse. Registration can be accessed by clicking the name of the camp you’d like to sign your child up for. 

Play with your Food, Week of June 8 (4 days, $250). Campers aged 6-9 will explore the world of flavors and learn to practice safety, hygiene, and practical skills, including washing and prepping fruits and vegetables, measurement of ingredients, and responsible knife and tool handling. We’ll cook in the oven and on a stovetop, and make no-cook snacks and salads. Participants will also learn clean-as-you-go practices to be implemented at home. Please have your child bring a packed lunch and water in a reusable bottle. Snacks will also be provided. This camp costs $250. Register here!

Kitchen Basics, Week of June 15 (5 days, $300). 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 learn to make vinaigrettes, fresh pasta, and bread. 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. This camp costs $300. Register here!

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Kitchen Basics 2 — Party Food! Week of June 22 (5 days, $300). 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 summer party and cooking the different dishes on that menu. We’ll include some fun baking projects in the schedule. 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. Please have your child bring a packed lunch and water in a reusable bottle. Snacks will also be provided. This camp costs $300. Register here!

Location

We will meet at the Church Health Center’s Teaching Kitchen in the Crosstown Concourse, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104.