Choose your camp theme: Summer Camp Descriptions
Food Science and Fermentation
This camp is for the curious junior scientist who wants to know the how and why of food. This group will explore the crazy science behind food and the way we taste it. Lessons include learning about the five taste groups (salt, sour, sweet, bitter and umami), the genetics of taste and changes in taste perception. Junior cooks will learn about fruit/vegetable pigments and kitchen ingredients that can change food color while applying the science to create delicious pickled goods. Campers will make their own yogurt while learning about homogenization and pasteurization. Last, among numerous other exciting topics, campers will learn about fermentation, its health benefits while producing their own fermented creations (Ex: kimchi).
The Art of Baking
This camp is designed for those enthusiastic about fresh baked goods. This camp provides hands-on experience with baking oven fresh delights ranging from cupcakes and cookies to homemade bread and delicious savory crackers. The junior chefs will learn the importance of fundamental baking ingredients with lessons that demonstrate ingredient relevance. Students will also explore the summer time favorite S’mores from scratch. Our junior bakers will watch as whipped fluff is turned into marshmallows while producing their chocolate bars and baked graham crackers. Lessons will also include gluten free baking, alternatives and gluten allergy awareness.
Meals Around the World
This is an exciting camp for the adventurous young cooks ready to taste something different. This class will start with an exploration and discussion of different meals eaten around the world. As we explore foods and crops of Africa, Greece, India and Brazil students will explore (touch, smell and taste) typical herbs and spices from respective regions. Additionally, junior chefs will prepare recipes such as fried plantains, jollof rice, fava dip, naan and Vitamina de abacate. Last, campers will learn about alternative sources of protein eaten around the world, specifically insects, and why they may be important protein in the future. Examples include grasshoppers, mealworms and crickets. Most exciting, they will learn how to make healthy protein packed crickets muffins, perhaps to share with you!