Food is fuel. And so much more!
Cooking involves science and creativity. It requires patience and working with your hands.
The ability to make good food decisions is one of life’s most important skills, but that doesn’t mean learning and working with food can’t be fun!
City Kitchen is partnering with Megan Haupt, of Hungry Education, to bring food and fun to the focus for Camp Make It & Bake It.
Children aged 6-11 can still be registered for this Culinary Camp inside the Reading Terminal Market. Camp runs July 11-15 from 9am-1pm and has an engaging curriculum that will keep your child hungry for life (but not hungry).
Pizza Pizzazz Monday
Campers will arrive at City Kitchen and will spend a few minutes getting to know Megan, the rest of the staff and each other!
We will go over the camp and kitchen rules before we begin our first food science lesson: yeast & gluten with pizza dough.
Before the Market gets too crowded, we will take a small tour of the market. Today we will focus on the meat and cheese sections.
Campers will then make and eat their pizza.
At the end of each day, campers will write and reflect in their provided journals.
Wacky Veggie Tuesday
Campers will start off the morning making smoothie popsicles!
We will then head to the produce section to pick out some wacky fruits and vegetables. The ones that look the wackiest often taste the best!
We will then prepare for lunch: fresh salad with homemade biscuits and lemonade.
Campers will then prepare a homemade salsa.
Time for journaling.
Pastry Party Wednesday
Campers will start off the morning making cupcakes.
We will then head to some of the Market’s pastry shops to get some creative inspiration.
We will prepare the kid-favorite lunch: Macaroni & Cheese
Campers will then learn some frosting basics before they get to decorate their own cupcake.
Super Science Thursday
Food science activities: gelatin & starches
Campers will make juicy spheres with gelatin
Making ice cream uses a lot of muscle! The treat will be well-deserved.
Campers will make glow-in-the-dark slime and then break for journal time!
Campers will start off the morning making cupcakes, this time, in preparation for their finale project: a styled cupcake display
We will take some time to plan out our display dioramas then break for lunch
The afternoon will be designated for completing the display. We will leave some time for pictures and journaling!
Register here to give your child a fun and foodtastic week they will be sure to remember!