Summer Cooking Camps

What We Do

For the youth, anything is possible. They are not intimidated by kitchen tools, sharp knives or heat sources. Chef Instructor Sheila Crye guides them closely as they learn novel cooking methods, discover interesting ingredients and extraordinary new tastes.

Each week of cooking camp is unique, because the needs of each group differ, and so do the menus that they learn how to imagine and then cook themselves. At the end of the week, campers go home with a comb-bound cookbook of all the foods and menus they made. Chef Sheila is gratified to learn that many campers practice making these recipes for their families.

Please note that there is a minimum of 4 and maximum of 7 campers in each week of camp. Sign up now, and tell your friends! Cooking is even more fun, when you do it with your friends. Plus, it’s an easy way to carpool.

Monday–Friday, 9:30am–12:30pm

  • June 22-26
  • July 7-10
  • July 13-17
  • July 27-31
  • August 3-7
  • August 10-14
  • August 17-21
  • August 24-28 SOLD OUT

Home of Chef Sheila Crye
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.

Pricing is per week.

  • Early Bird Price $375 $400 for a single child
  • $350 for the second child in the family
  • $325 for the second week of camp

How to Register
Please complete the registration and release form for your child/children.

Contact Sheila Crye at


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.

5 thoughts on “Summer Cooking Camps

  1. This is an amazing opportunity for little folks. My daughter is always in the kitchen with me and she’s almost 7. She loves learning to cook. Wish the 6-9 group was in August after summer school is over as I’ve already signed up my minions for summer school! Will keep checking back for another future opportunity!

    1. Hi Tiona, I’ve just posted the 2017 summer schedule. Hope your daughter will have an opportunity to cook with us this year! –Chef Sheila

  2. Do you offer a cooking camp for kids with food allergies?

    1. Hi Michaela, we can accommodate most, but not all, food allergies in our regular camps. For example, if a camper is allergic to peanuts, we won’t cook with any peanut-related products. If your child has multiple food allergies and you know of other children or young people with the same allergies, we could plan a Saturday class or camp especially for them. My fourteen years of experience as a registered nurse helps me share with young people how to create tasty menu plans that avoid foods that are a danger to their health. Write me at to discuss your child’s allergies. Hope we can make cooking camp work out!

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