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Teen Foodie Adventure Camps

A Full Day Culinary Experience for ages 11-14

 

TEEN FOODIE ADVENTURE CAMP
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.

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. 

 

 

Schedule & Pricing

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

Important Links

Registration
Payment is due in full upon registration and is nonrefundable. Schedule changes can only be made prior to May 1 (and subject to availability).
Single Day Signups
Open every Friday for following week if space remains
Important Camp Info
Everything you need to know (logistics, policies, etc.)
Need transportation?
New this year we're partnering with GoNanny - just $15/ride!

 

 

Camp Menus

FABULOUS FUSIONS
WEEK OF JULY 23-27

MON: Indian Style Shepherd's Pie, Crispy Chickpea Salad & Chai Pudding Parfait
TUE:  Enchilada Lasagne, Caramelized Mango and Banana Bruschetta & Pina Colada Milkshake
WED:  Spanakopita Calzones, Greek Fries & Chocolate Baklava Turnover
THU:  Thai Nachos, Veggie Sticks with Creamy Sesame Dip & Lemon Ginger Cupcakes
FRI:  French Onion Mac n' Cheese, Wedge Salad with French Dressing & Sunbutter n' Jam Crepes

SPICE IT UP
WEEK OF AUGUST 6-10

MON: Cincinnati Chili, Salad Kabobs with Ranch Dressing & Spiced Apple Sundaes
TUE:  Aloo Gobi, Cucumber Mint Raita & Coconut Ginger Ice Cream Sandwiches
WED:  Jamaican Veggie Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries with Aioli & Mango Cupcakes with Hibiscus Frosting
THU:  Mole Burrito, Elotes & Strawberry Basil Margaritas
FRI:  Pesto Risotto, Build Your Own Bruschetta & Herbed Pound Cake

FARM TO FORK
WEEK OF AUGUST 13-17

MON: Easy Being Green Dip with Pita Chips, Green Goddess Garden Wraps & Summer Fruit Shortbread
TUE:  Panzanella Salad, Farmers Market Pizza & Peach-Blueberry Galette
WED:  Creamy Pasta with Mushroom & Peas, Farmers Pesto Crostini & Apple Pear Crisp
THU:  Veggie Fried Rice, Summer Maki Rolls & Bubble Tea
FRI:  Build Your Own Breakfast Sandwich with Homemade English Muffins, Farmers Market Salad & Fresh Fruit Tarts

DIVE INTO DINERS
WEEK OF JUNE 18-22

MON:  Seitan Ranch Wrap, Cobb Salad & French Silk Pie
TUE:  Meatballs Sub Sandwich, Loaded Fries & Strawberry Rhubarb Pie A la Mode
WED:  Chickpea of the Sea Melt, French Onion Dip with Potato chips & Cherry Cheesecake Turnover
THU:  Biscuits & Gravy, Summer Scramble & Build Your Own Smoothie
FRI:  Baked Mac n' Cheese, Greek Salad & Ice Cream Sundaes

DOUGHS & PASTRIES
WEEK OF JUNE 25-29

MON:  Crusty French Boule, Cheese Fondue, Harvest Salad & Chocolate Fondue with Lady Fingers
TUE:  Veggie Empanadas with Chimichurri, Spanish Rice & Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes
WED:  Potato & Cabbage Perogies, Homemade Apple Sauce & Rugelach
THU:  Handmade Fettuccine Alfredo, Mixed Salad with Goat Cheese Croutons & Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
FRI:  Build Your Own Calzone, Salad Bowls & Apple Pie
*No camp on Wednesday, July 4

MY KINDA TOWN - CHICAGO!
WEEK OF JULY 16-20

MON:  Jibarito, Puerto Rican Rice & Chocolate Flan
TUE:  Veggie Gyros, Greek Salad Skewers with Tahini Dressing & Lemon Iced Cookies
WED:  Italian "Beef", Macaroni Salad & Lemon Italian Ice
THU:  Deep Dish Pizza, Build Your Own Salad Bowl & Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
FRI:  Tofu Banh Mi Sandwich, Fresh Spring Rolls & Green Tea Ice Cream

 

 

Field Trip Info

Field trips will include 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).

We will send an email around a few days before the start of each week of camp with the field trip schedule for the week.