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Teen Foodie Adventure Camps

A Full Day Culinary Experience for ages 11-14


for ages 11-14  |  LAKEVIEW location

Join us for a fun, sophisticated mix of hands-on cooking and urban foodie adventure. Campers spend the first half of each day out on a foodie field trip. We're in the kitchen for the second half of each day, chopping, grating, mixing and rolling our way to a multi-course meal. NEW this year, the structure of our Teen Foodie Adventure Camp will include small group cooking stations for maximum skill-building and growing culinary independence.

Check out summer camp menus HERE. We'll have a tentative field trip schedule posted by February 28.Field trips will includes experiences like visits to Green City Market and the Edible Garden, work mornings in a community garden, tours of a grocery store/restaurant/bakery, and walkabouts in some of Chicago's many ethnic neighborhoods. We'll plan field trips to match the camp week's theme whenever possible, and strive to include at least one community service project each week. PLEASE NOTE that for field trips, we travel by foot or public transit (bus & el).

Weeks & Themes

JUN 18 - 22:  Dive into Diners
This week is all about comfort foods - dishes that not only fill your belly but soothe your soul. Kids get to create homemade versions of classic favorites!

JUN 25 - 29:  Doughs & Pastries
Pretzels, pizza and pie, oh my! Kids get to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty mixing, kneading, rolling and filling different doughs to make both sweet and savory treats.

JUL 16 - 20:  My Kinda Town - Chicago!
Join us on a culinary journey around Chicago. We'll be cooking up dishes that originated here, and ones that were imported by our friends from around the world!

JUL 23 - 27:  Fabulous Fusions
Create fun, fabulous fusions and push culinary boundaries! This week is all about blending the best of different food cultures and cuisines to make something even better.

AUG 6 - 10:  Spice It Up
Unleash the power of nature's flavor creators! Learn how to use a variety of herbs and spices to add flavor and sophisticated flare to your dishes.

AUG 13 - 17:  Farm to Fork
Be a locavore for a week! Eating local food is good for you, great for the earth, terrifically tasty, and this time of year, about as easy as summer apple pie. 

MON-FRI 11am-6pm $495/week

Add Transportation to/from Camp with GoNanny! $15 a ride. More info HERE.

PLEASE NOTE that payment is due in full upon registration and is nonrefundable. Schedule changes can be made prior to May 1, 2017 (subject to availability). After May 1, we regret that we cannot make any schedule changes, or offer makeups for missed camp days. Check out our Summer Camp Info for more policies & procedures related to camp.