Have questions about the summer camps? Read below for some helpful answers!
What do I need to bring? We provide all the ingredients, tools, and recipes during the camp, and ask parents to pack a water bottle, to-go container (in case there are any leftovers to bring home), and sunscreen. All children must be wearing kitchen appropriate attire, meaning no open toed shoes; hair tied back, and comfortable shoes (they will be standing for a good part of the day).
Will there be lunch provided? There will be lunch and snacks provided for all camps. If your child is a picky eater, we recommend to bring a few healthy snacks just in case. Please do not pack your child with any candy or soda during the camp.
What is the staff to student ratio? We keep a 4:1 student to staff ratio in the kitchen. We believe that the children can be more hands on when they have the support of adults supervising.
Will the kids be cooking all day long? We like to “spice it up” and mix a variety of activities during the day. From our experiences, we found that younger children are more successful when there are craft projects and plenty of outdoor time mixed in with cooking projects. Older children like to spend more time in the kitchen, and enjoy working in the garden.
Is there Extended Care available? Yes, Extended Care is available from 3:00pm-5:00pm for $125 per week. We recommend that older kids bring a book to read. We will have games and cards for older kids to play with and craft projects for younger kids to work on during the Extended Care time.
My child has an allergy. Can you accommodate them? It depends on the severity of the allergy. If your child has a severe nut allergy we do not recommend that they enroll in our camp. We are not a nut-free facility. We can accommodate gluten sensitivity but are not a gluten free facility. We occasionally use nuts in recipes, and are careful about cross contamination.
Do you offer vegetarian options for all camps? Yes, there is always a vegetarian option. Our camp is primarily vegetarian. We cook with meat on occasion. If your child is a vegetarian and would like to attend camp, they may be around other students preparing meat, but do not have to prepare it themselves.
How do you accommodate younger and older children in the mixed age camps? Older children will have more advanced cooking projects and take on a leadership role for the younger children. During story time, older children will have the opportunity to work on projects in the garden.
Each morning all the kids will meet together as one big group and then half the kids will go to cook their own lunch and afternoon dessert/snack while the other half will go to the science lab to do fun experiments that tie into what's happening in the kitchen. Every other day the kids will switch from cooking to science. We will send parents a calendar so that they will know when to pack lunch for their kids. The kids will make their own lunch 1/2 of the days. It will be a lot of fun as there is so much fun science in cooking! We will be doing baking projects in this camp.
What's the flow for the KMS Des Colores/ Y.U.M. Chefs Latin Cuisine Camp?
Each morning all the kids will meet together as one big group and then half the kids will go to cook their own lunch and afternoon dessert/snack while the other half will go to Spanish to learn about the origin of the food through Latin culture including language, art projects, dance and more which will tie into what's happening in the kitchen. Every other day the kids will switch from cooking to Spanish. We will send parents a calendar so that they will know when to pack lunch for their kids. The kids will make their own lunch 1/2 of the days. In the kitchen we will be exploring Latin cuisine, creating empanadas, tamales, salsas, and more!
Do I have to fill out two separate registration forms if I am signing up two of my kids? Yes, please fill out one registration form for each child.