​Cooking Camps​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen offers cooking camps for kids and teens. Our camps are a series of hands-on cooking classes that are engaging from start to finish.

Our Chef Instructors and Professional Home Economists will teach the basics of food preparation, kitchen safety and cooking techniques to create tasty dishes from scratch.

Participants will enjoy the dishes they make for lunch and will be able to take extras and recipe packages home to share with their families at the end of each class. Every camp is sure to reveal your child’s inner chef.

 


 

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Barbecue Extravaganza for Ages 9 – 12
Warmer weather is upon us and that means two things are back in season: barbecue and fresh produce! To get you ready for a summer of feasting, our culinary team will show campers how to prepare an epic barbecue feast featuring fresh tortillas, grilled pineapple salsa to pair with beef tacos and a barbecue feast isn’t completed unless you have a show-stopping sauce like our Apricot Barbecue Sauce.
Date: Friday, May 18
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $75

 Summer Camps Schedule

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $450
Dates:

Monday, July 2  – Friday, July 6: Kitchen Heroes for Ages 9 – 12
Monday, July 9 –  Friday, July 13: Kitchen Heroes for Ages 9 – 12
Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20: Kitchen Heroes for Ages 9 – 12
Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27: Kitchen Heroes for Ages 9 – 12
Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3: Flavours of Canada for Ages 9 – 12
Monday, August 13 –  Friday, August 17: Farm to Table for ages 9 – 12
Monday, August 20 – Friday, August 24: Flavours of Canada for Ages 9 – 12
Monday, August 27 – Friday, August 31: Flavours of Canada for Ages 9 – 12

Themes:

Kitchen Heroes for ages 9 – 12
Campers assemble! Our culinary team has been bitten by a genetically-altered bug that gives them super cooking abilities and with this great power they have the responsibility to share their knowledge. Monday will be all about powerhouse poultry, before it’s morphin’ time on Tuesday with mighty grains. Wednesday we’ll be training to conquer dishes using citrus savviness. Thursday no green will be escaping our sight as we explore the galactic universe of green veggies and Friday we’ll be battling the shape-shifting, versatile potato in its many forms.

Flavours of Canada for Ages 9 – 12
Become an explorer of the Great White North! Discover influential cultures and cuisines that have come to shape Canada’s melting pot of flavours. Each day will be a new adventure as we cook our way through influencers from Asia, Europe and Latin America. Campers can expect to learn about Indigenous recipes, using ingredients naturally found from our land and how to make authentic recipes such as arepas, pasta alfredo, cottage pie and adobe pork.

 

Farm to Table for ages 9 – 12
Take a tour of the award-winning farms Alberta has to offer. From the barn and pasture, campers will learn how to safely and expertly prepare poultry, beef and pork. From the field, freshly harvested vegetables will be on the menu. Take a stroll through the orchard as we prepare vibrant recipes using perfectly ripened fruit. We’ve partnered with Ag for Life and Poplar Bluff Organics to offer campers the opportunity to explore a working farm and learn to preserve root vegetables dug up with their own hands.

 

Summer Camps - For ATCO Park Learning Centre

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $450
Dates:
 
Monday, July 2  – Friday, July 6: Flavours of Canada for Ages 9 – 12
Monday, July 9 –  Friday, July 13: Flavours of Canada for Ages 9 – 12
Monday, July 16 – Friday, July 20: Flavours of Canada for Ages 9 – 12
Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27: Advance Cooking: Discovering our Roots for Ages 12 – 14
Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3: Advanced Cooking: Mastering Ingredients for Ages 12 – 14
Monday, August 13 –  Friday, August 17: Farm to Table for ages 9 – 12
Monday, August 20 – Friday, August 24: Kitchen Heroes for Ages 9 – 12
Monday, August 27 – Friday, August 31: Kitchen Heroes for Ages 9 – 12
Themes: 
 
Kitchen Heroes for ages 9 – 12
Campers assemble! Our culinary team has been bitten by a genetically-altered bug that gives them super cooking abilities and with this great power they have the responsibility to share their knowledge. Monday will be all about powerhouse poultry, before it’s morphin’ time on Tuesday with mighty grains. Wednesday we’ll be training to conquer dishes using citrus savviness. Thursday no green will be escaping our sight as we explore the galactic universe of green veggies and Friday we’ll be battling the shape-shifting, versatile potato in its many forms.
 
Flavours of Canada for Ages 9 – 12
Become an explorer of the Great White North! Discover influential cultures and cuisines that have come to shape Canada’s melting pot of flavours. Each day will be a new adventure as we cook our way through influencers from Asia, Europe and Latin America. Campers can expect to learn about Indigenous recipes, using ingredients naturally found from our land and how to make authentic recipes such as arepas, pasta alfredo, cottage pie and adobe pork.
 
Advance Cooking: Discovering our Roots for Ages 12 – 14
Experience Canada like never before! Our culinary team will be taking you on a tour of all the cultures influencing Canada’s current cuisine. From the cutting board to the stove, campers will work on perfecting their kitchen skills to prepare authentic dishes originating from Asia, Europe and Latin America. Master the art of cooking while adding recipes like ratatouille, bannock, arroz con leche to your repertoire. 
 
Advanced Cooking: Mastering Ingredients for Ages 12 – 14
For those that have mastered the basics, it is time to delve deeper into the art of cooking. Campers will work alongside our culinary team as they prepare recipes from scratch, learning professional cutting and cooking techniques. As they work with poultry, they’ll learn how to work with various types such as eggs, chicken and turkey and cook them perfectly. They learn how to select the best vegetables and discover ways you can add greens to your diet beyond the salad. Join us for a comprehensive cooking experience.
 
Farm to Table for ages 9 – 12
Take a tour of the award-winning farms Alberta has to offer. From the barn and pasture, campers will learn how to safely and expertly prepare poultry, beef and pork. For the field, freshly harvested vegetables will be on the menu. Take a stroll through the orchard as we prepare vibrant recipes using perfectly ripened fruit. We’ve partnered with Ag for Life and Poplar Bluff Organics to offer campers the opportunity to explore a working farm and learn to preserve root vegetables dug up with their own hands.

TO REGISTER IN A COOKING CAMP, CALL 403-245-7630 OR 

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Summer Camps - For Ages 9 - 12

 

Gnocchi
Gnocchi are lovely little Italian dumplings that go with just about any sauce. Participants will learn how to make gnocchi from scratch, and then, make a batch for themselves
Date: Monday, July 9
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50
 
Bread (Does not include lunch) (V)
Join us to learn the art and science of bread making. Try your hand at making a few choice recipes to take home and enjoy. Samples served.
Date: Tuesday, July 10
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50

Summer Snacks (Does not include lunch)
Come and learn to make some delicious summer snacks. Campers will come home with what is sure to be some new summer favorites. Samples served.
Date: Wednesday, July 11
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50
 
All About Breakfast
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this half-day camp, kids will learn stove safety, baking skills and knife safety while preparing a breakfast feast.
Date: Thursday, July 12
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50

Tasty Tacos
From the soft shell to the tender meat and all the toppings in between, tacos make a great meal! Learn how to make scrumptious homemade tortillas and fresh fillings to enjoy any day of the week.
Date: Friday, July 13 
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50
 
Pastries: Sweet and Savory (Does not include lunch)
There is something amazing about biting into a rich and buttery pastry. In this half-day camp, campers will learn to make a variety of buttery, flaky pastries that the whole family will enjoy. Samples will be provided.
Date: Monday, July 23
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50
 
Backyard Burgers
Nothing pairs with long summer day like a nice juicy burger. In this half-day class, kids will learn to make a variety of different burger patties that are sure to please a crowd.
Date: Tuesday, July 24
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50

Cakes! (Does not include lunch)
Come with us and go beyond the basic white cake. In this half -day class, we will explore diverse types of cakes and learn some basic decorating techniques. At the end of this class, participants will get to show off their creations at home.
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50
 
From the Garden (V)
Come enjoy the bounty of a summer garden. In this half-day class, campers will make dishes using ingredients straight from the garden. Prepared foods will be eaten as lunch during the class.
Date: Thursday, July 26
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50
 
Cookies (Does not include lunch)
Baking is both a science and an art. In this half-day camp, campers will learn the basics of baking and create some eye-catching confectionary. They will leave feeling ready to tackle the next batch of bake sale cookies on their own!
Date: Friday, July 27
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50
 
A Mediterranean Meal (V)
The Mediterranean is all about warm weather, blue water and delicious, healthy food! This half day camp features recipes from the Mediterranean. Participants will learn knife skills as they make a delicious Greek salad, baking skills as they make yummy baklava and learn about food safety as they make tasty falafels.
Date: Tuesday, August 7
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50
 
German Cuisine
Guten tag! Join us and explore Germany’s rich culinary heritage in this half-day camp. From Spätzle to pretzel and others in between, we’ll be exploring a wide variety of cooking techniques to satisfy even the most curious junior chefs.
Date: Wednesday, August 8
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50
 
Asian Appetizers
Are foods like Green Onion Cakes and Pork Dumplings on your kid’s mind? In this half-day camp, we’ll give participants the skills to learn how to make some favourite Asian restaurant dishes at home and forget the take-out menu.
Date: Thursday, August 9
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50 

Canadian Cooking
O’ Canada! The Canadian culinary scene is diverse. We’ve chosen uniquely Canadian recipes to tickle your taste buds. In this half-day camp, campers will learn kitchen and food safety while taking a cross country culinary tour.
Date: Friday, August 10 
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50
 
Backpack Snacks (Does not include lunch)
Whether your backpack adventure is blazing trails, road trips or packing off to school, these backpacking treats will be sure to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Campers will learn how to keep food safe and transform delicious granola into a yummy snack bar.
Date: Monday, August 20 
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50
 
Italian Feast: Lasagna
Learn how to cook an Italian Feast for the whole family! This half-day camp will be all about lasagna. Participants, will not only make fresh pasta from scratch, but will also make the pasta sauce, Caesar salad and will even get an Italian dessert to go with it!
Date: Tuesday, August 21 
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50

Sweet and Savoury Pies and Tarts
Pies and tarts make wonderful desserts for any time of year, but can be a main dish too! In this half-day camp, campers will learn the principles of pastry-making, and then make pies and dinner tarts of their own! Afterwards, they will enjoy their handmade goods.
Date: Wednesday, August 22
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50

Quick Breads (V) (Does not include lunch)
In this hands-on class, kids will learn to achieve flaky, tender scones and scrumptious loaves. Together, we’ll be making scones, cinnamon buns and sweet loaves, enough to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Date: Thursday, August 23
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50

Mexican Fiesta: Enchiladas
Learn how to make a favourite Mexican staple – ENCHILADAS! Participants will make soft homemade tortillas, braise and shred meat and cook rice to serve on the side.
Date: Friday, August 24
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Cost: $50

TO REGISTER IN A COOKING CAMP CALL 780-420-7282 OR

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Last updated on May 18, 2018