|Track Out, Day Camps and
We stir up a ton of fun at camps with activities designed for
ages 5 to 12. From food science to cooking & learning
about nutrition, we have a blast!
|As parents, we look for educational opportunities to delight their senses and stretch their
imaginations... As kids, we look for programs that are FUN! Bring your Lil' Chef over and you'll
pick up a newly self-confident child who will beg to cook dinner for you! Your Lil' Chef will create his or her own snacks and lunch and we'll supply
everything that he or she will need for an amazing week or day filled with newly developed life-long skills including math, science, reading and chemistry!
|PRICING AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Regular Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 4 pm. Extended hours are available, beginning at 8 am and ending as late as 5 pm for an additional fee. Please see below for
the late or early drop off charge.
Full Week Summer Camps and Track Out Camp Tuition: Tuition is $299/Week. Includes all supplies, ingredients, lunch, morning & afternoon snacks and a
recipe booklet to take home at the end of the week. The only item your child needs to bring with him or her is a water bottle.
Single Day Camps/Teacher Workday Camp Tuition: Please see schedule for single day camps that are offered. Tuition is $84 and includes all supplies,
ingredients, lunch, morning & afternoon snacks and a recipe booklet to take home at the end of the day. We offer early care beginning at 8 am for an additional
$5, and late pick up as late as 5 pm for an additional $5. Tuition for single day camps is non-refundable, but if your child is unable to attend, a friend may attend in
your child's place.
Early Drop Off (8 am) and Late Pick Up for Full Day Camp (By 5 pm)
$25 each for the week ($25 for early drop off and $25 for late pick up). We do not offer individual days for early drop off or late pick up for our week long camps.
Track Out Camp Refund/Changes and Balances Due Policies (September to May):
Between the months of September and May, we require a 50% deposit for Track Out Camps at time of reservation.
For Track Out camps, the remaining 50% will be charged to the card we have on file for you the first day of camp or you are welcome to pay cash. You are
welcome to pay in full at time of reservation. Please note that we can only hold your child's space in our program upon receiving payment. For camps the months of
September - May, if you need to cancel, we will refund your tuition payment if you notify us 30 days or more before the first day of camp, less a $40 fee. We do not
allow any changes within 30 days of the camp start date, and we cannot issues any refunds within 30 days of the first day of camp. If your child cannot attend, a
friend my attend in your child's place.
Summer Camp Refund/Changes Policies (June through August): For Summer Camps, a 50% deposit is
required at time of reservation. You are welcome to pay in full. If you choose to pay 50% at time of reservation, we will charge the remaining balance due to the
card you used for the deposit on April 15, 2014. If you need to make changes to your camp registration after you have paid the deposit or paid in full and it is prior
to April 15th, you may move your reservation to a different week at no charge, or you may cancel and receive a full refund less a $40 service fee. We must receive
written notice that you wish to change or cancel your reservation. We do not allow any changes to summer camp registrations after April 15th (no changes and no
refunds). Please understand that we cannot make any exceptions to this rule in fairness to all of our customers.
Inclement Weather Policy: Should we need to cancel a camp for an entire day due to weather, or if your child must attend their regular school day in order to
make up a snow day, we will extend a Lil' Chef credit to you to be used towards the tuition for the one day for another camp. We are sorry that we cannot offer
refunds for days that a child cannot attend camp due to illness or any other reasons for which camp is held, or for partial days that he or she may have missed, as
our camps often are completely full. Registering for a camp will indicate that you understand and agree to this policy and our other policies listed here.
Age: Your child must be at least a rising Kindergartener and the age of 5 to attend our camps. We have separate groups during Summer Camps and large track
out camps based upon age. Generally, ages 5 to 8 are in one kitchen and ages 9 to 12 are in a separate kitchen during all Summer Camps. Our curriculum has
been designed for children up to age 12.
NEW: Summer Camp Jr. Counselors: Each week of summer camp, we will have 4 Jr. Counselors (children that are ages 12 and 13). Our Jr. Counselors will help
and assist our instructors with camp and have a glimpse of "behind the scenes" of running and operating a small business. They will still participate in all cooking
activities, but will have extra duties assigned to them. Extra duties will include prep work for camp, assisting our instructors as needed, helping our Studio Manager
with daily Lil' Chef office tasks, and other activities. Camp tuition is the same as outlined above. If your child is interested in being a Jr. Counselor, please call us at
919-889-2598 so we can set up an "interview" with your child to be sure that it would be a good fit for your child and our staff.
|Registration Form for Camps
We will contact you with 48 hours for payment and to confirm your child's registration. If you are a current customer of ours and we
have your credit card securely on file, we'll email you a receipt after using the card on file. If you would prefer that we use a different
credit card, please call us at 919-889-2598.
Registering below for camp indicates that you understand and agree to our camp policies listed above.
We can't wait to have you with us soon!
|What do we do at camp all day? Here's a sample of our schedule! It does vary daily,
but we strive to meet all of these objectives daily.
8:30 – 9 am: Arrive at Camp Yummy!
9 – 9:45 am: Food Science Experiment
9:45 – 12 pm: Hands on Cooking and experiments in the Studio: Morning Snack & Lunch
12 – 12:30 pm: Lunch/Free Time/Centers/Afternoon Program Begins
12:30 – 1 pm: Hi 5 Fitness and Nutrition: Let’s get moving in the right direction
1:00 – 1:30 pm: Recipe makeovers, etiquette or DEAR time (drop everything and read)
1:30 pm – 2 pm: Arts/Crafts designed to fit various age groups
2- 3:30 pm: Hands on Cooking Activities in the Studio: Afternoon Snack based on weekly theme
3:30 – 4 pm: Clean Up/Prepare for the next day
4 pm: Parent Pick Up or After Camp Care Program begins
|Boys Love Our Camps too!
We are often asked by parents if we have boys in
our camps. We do and we keep the program
moving along each day with a change in activities
about every 20 - 30 minutes
|Daily Fun Themes
Fun daily "extras" such as pajama day, team
spirit day, crazy hat and sock day keeps our
Lil' Chefs energized daily and looking
forward to the next day
|Healthy Eating and the Importance of Nutrition
Learning about Nutrition & the importance of eating
healthy. Each week we walk in small groups to the
Target and talk about eating foods from the "Colors
of the Rainbow" and grading foods using the
Fooducate App System
|Kitchen Skills and Techniques
These important life skills such as
measuring, food safety and storage
and cutting techniques are taught daily
|Food Science and Art
These two important culinary concepts are also
part of our daily tasks. We learn how to take
ordinary food and things found at home and
turn them into edible art!
|Teamwork and Small Groups
Our Lil' Chefs work in groups of no more than
8 per instructor to learn teamwork and
collaboration with others. They learn a lot
from one another and build long lasting
|Food Art & Chemistry
Our Boy Chefs here are painting with pudding! We
also make lots of different types of doughs and paints
throughout the week. Arts and craft projects are
based upon the age of the child.
Our Lil' Chefs sometimes are shy when they first come to
camp, but they are grouped with new friends their age
from the very hour at camp! There is always sadness on
the last day when they goodbye to one another, but they
all sign each other's camp books so they can keep in
touch after camp if they'd like to continue their friendships.
|Hands On Discovery
Children best learn from hands on self discovery...
whether it's play or work. We combine both in our camp
program. We get messy sometimes, but that's how our Lil'
Chefs learn best!