What We Do
Young people have fun while learning the basics in how to make a delicious homemade meal: planning the menu, making the shopping list, cooking, eating and cleaning up. We may occasionally visit a farmers market, a farm, bakery or a restaurant kitchen, depending on the interests of the group.
Do you like dogs? If so, you are in luck! Chef Sheila’s family includes Holly, a 12-year-old golden retriever and Ladybug, a 2-year-old Cavachon. Both are friendly and gentle with children and young people.
A maximum of eight young people enjoy lunching on a complete meal that we prepare each day, and campers go home at the end of the week with a cookbook of all the recipes.
This is an unusual camp, because the young people plan the menus that we cook. The venue is Chef Sheila’s home kitchen in the quiet Forest Glen Park neighborhood of Silver Spring, located just inside the Beltway, up the hill from the Mormon Temple.
Registrations will be accepted beginning January 31. Any registrations received before January 31 will be opened on January 31 in random order. Check this web page before registering, or contact us via the form below, to see which week(s) have space. You will be notified via email when your registration is accepted.
When – 9:30 am-12:30 pm – Monday through Friday
June 18-22 (ages 8-13)
July 9-13 (ages 8-12)
July 16-20 (ages 14-18) NEW! Culinary Boot Camp for high school youth and graduates: We will use How to Cook Everything–The Basics, by Mark Bittman, as our text to master fundamental cooking skills, and then we will produce “hands and pans” videos to share those methods via YouTube.
July 23-27 (ages 10-14)
July 30-Aug. 3 (ages 8-12)
Aug. 6-10 (ages 10-14) Cooking for the County Fair: In addition to planning, cooking and eating lunch each day, we will also bake entries for the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, which begins on Friday, Aug. 10. Last summer, most of our entries won ribbons.
Aug. 20-24 (ages 10-14) This week will focus on ovo-lacto vegetarian cuisine, which includes eggs and dairy ingredients. You do not need to be vegetarian to register. By the end of the week, you’ll have recipes for lots of mouth-watering foods that will appeal both to your vegetarian and non-vegetarian friends and family members.
Aug. 27-31 (ages 14-18) NEW! Culinary Boot Camp for high school youth and graduates: We will use How to Cook Everything–The Basics, by Mark Bittman, as our text to master fundamental cooking skills, and then we will produce “hands and pans” videos to share those methods via YouTube.
2909 Woodstock Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
We are located in the quiet Forest Glen Park neighborhood bordering Rock Creek Park. It’s just inside the Beltway, close to the Mormon Temple.
$375 per week
How to Register
Click here for the 2018-young-chefs-summer-camp-registration-form1.
Please complete one registration and photography/videography release form for each camper. Mail the forms with a check for $375 to:
Young Chefs – Summer Camps • 2909 Woodstock Avenue • Silver Spring, MD 20910