​Cooking Camps​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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.

 


 

School Holiday Camps - For Ages 9 - 12

Theme: 2 Day Camp - Family Suppers

In this back-to-back camp, campers will learn knife skills, baking skills and how to prepare a full dinner menu as they make an entrée to bring home each day. On the first day, campers will prepare Shepard’s pie with a tasty side dish and on day two they will be bringing home a hearty stew with homemade biscuits.
Thursday, February 16 and Friday, February 17; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $140
 

Theme: St. Patrick's Day

Campers will develop their baking skills by making Irish soda bread with spinach dip. Then they will learn how to transform the mighty potato into cheesy spinach gnocchi and Irish potato cakes. Other highlights from the day will include making Shepherd’s pie and decorating festive St. Patrick’s Day cupcakes!
Friday, March 17; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $70
 

Theme: 2 Day Camp - Exploring Canadian Classics

Take a journey across the Great White North as we explore classic Canadian dishes from coast to coast. Learn how to turn Nanaimo bars into balls, season split pea soup and make creamy mashed potatoes for shepherd’s pie.
Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $140
 

Spring Break Camp: Europe

Each day our campers will work through the cuisine of a different European country: Italy, France, Spain, England and Germany. They will learn knife skills, baking skills and will work as a team to prepare flavourful, easy recipes that they can share with their families. 
Monday to Friday, March 27 - 31; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $350
 

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


 

 

Hands-On: Summer Cooking Camps (For Ages 9 - 12)

Theme: American Street Foods
 
From New York to Los Angeles we will be exploring popular street foods in the Unites States. Campers will learn how to make items including tamales, jambalaya, spanakopita and so much more! Throughout the day campers will work in teams to develop their own street food to be presented on the last day of camp in a junior chef competition.
 
SESSION 1: July 3 – 7
SESSION 2: July 10 – 14
SESSION 3: July 17 – 21
SESSION 4: July 24 – 28
SESSION 5: July 31 – August 4
SESSION 6: August 28 – September 1 
 
Camp runs: Monday – Friday

Time: 9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.

Cost: $450.00 + GST
 
Camps will include individual activity booklets and daily outdoor breaks or movie breaks, depending on the weather.
Complimentary before and after care is available from 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., however, late pickups will be subject to a $10 per 15 minute fee.
 
Theme: Farm to Table
 
Do you know where your food comes from? From the barn to the field, campers will learn all about using fresh ingredients grown above and below the ground as well as how to prepare poultry, pork and beef. The week will culminate with a tour of two working farms where they will get to pick their own carrots and potatoes to take home.
 
Session: August 14 – 18
 
Camp runs: Monday – Friday

Time: 9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.

Cost: $450.00 + GST
 
Camps will include individual activity booklets and daily outdoor breaks or movie breaks, depending on the weather.
Complimentary before and after care is available from 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., however, late pickups will be subject to a $10 per 15 minute fee.
Camp Theme: Advanced Cooking for Teens
 
Want to delve deeper into the more technical aspects of cooking? Learn how to properly sear, bake, boil and blanche food to create exquisite dishes. Our chef instructors will show you how to blind taste test to adjust your cooking for sweet, sour, salty or bitter flavours. Campers will leave with a comprehensive understanding of key cooking and baking skills.
 
Session: August 21 – 25
 
Camp runs: Monday – Friday

Time: 9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.

Cost: $450.00 + GST
 
Camps will include individual activity booklets and daily outdoor breaks or movie breaks, depending on the weather.
Complimentary before and after care is available from 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. and from 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., however, late pickups will be subject to a $10 per 15 minute fee.
 

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

 Click here to download a copy of the calendar.

 
 

 
 

Spring Break Cooking Camps - For Ages 9 - 12

March 27 - 31  Spring Break Cooking Camps for ages 9 - 12: 

$50+GST/half day camp.

Theme - An Italian Feast

Start Spring Break off learning how to cook an Italian feast for the whole family! Kids in the Kitchen Half Day Camp 1 will be all about pasta! Participants will not only make fresh pasta from scratch, but will also make the sauce and meatballs to go with it. ​
Monday, March 27; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50 
 

Theme - All About Breakfast

This class is going to teach the basics of kitchen safety, while also preparing a complete breakfast. Kids will learn stove safety by preparing their own scrambled eggs, baking skills by preparing delicious cinnamon buns and knife safety by chopping a nutritious fruit salad. Prepared foods will be eaten as lunch during the class.
Tuesday, March 28; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50
 

Theme - A Mediterranean Meal

The Mediterranean is all about warm weather, blue water and delicious, healthy food! Kids in the Kitchen Half Day Camp 3 features recipes from the Mediterranean. Participants will learn knife skills as they make a delicious Greek salad, baking skills as they make homemade flatbread and learn about food safety as they make tasty meat skewers. 
Wednesday, March 29; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50
 

Theme - Tacos

Learn how to make a favourite Mexican staple – TACOS! From soft homemade tortillas, fresh vibrant salsa and creamy guacamole, you will use your creativity to put together gourmet tacos that will be sure to impress!
Thursday, March 30; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. $50
 

Theme - Soup and Biscuits

Warm soup and soft biscuits are a great treat to make in our Spring Break Cooking Camp 5. Participants will learn knife skills as they make a hearty soup, baking skills as they make homemade biscuits and learn about food and kitchen safety during this half day camp.
Friday, March 31; 9 a.m. –  12 p.m. $50

To register for a camp please call 780-420-7282.  

 
 
 
Single class registration:  $50 plus GST
 
Age group: 9 - 12 years
 
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 

 

Week A: July 10 - 14

 

 

Monday, July 10th​

Beautiful Baking (*Does not include Lunch)

Baking is both a science and an art. In this half-day camp, kids will learn the basics of baking, and create some delicious baking of their own. They will leave feeling ready to tackle the next batch of bake sale cookies on their own!

Tuesday, July 11th

​All About Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this half-day camp, kids will learn stove safety by preparing their own scrambled eggs, baking skills by preparing delicious cinnamon buns and knife safety by chopping a nutritious fruit salad. Prepared foods will be eaten as lunch during the class.

Wednesday, July 12th

Samosas

Perfect for any time of year, samosas are a great Indian snack often served as an exciting appetizer. In this half- day camp, kids will learn all the tips and tricks for samosa success. Then they will make, and eat, some of their own!

Thursday, July 13th

Vegetarian Meals

Vegetarian cooking is so much more than salads! In this half-day camp, kids will learn the basics of vegetarian nutrition, and practice making some delicious meatless meals that will please the whole family.

Friday, July 14th

Italian Feast

Learn how to cook an Italian Feast for the whole family! This half-day camp will be all about pasta. In this half-day camp participants will make fresh pasta from scratch, sauce and meatballs to go with it!

Click here to download a copy of the calendar.

To register for a camp please call 780-420-7282.  


 Week B: July 31 - August 4

 

Monday, July 31st

Beautiful Baking (*Does not include Lunch)

 
Baking is both a science and an art. In this half-day camp, kids will learn the basics of baking, and create some delicious baking of their own. They will leave feeling ready to tackle the next batch of bake sale cookies on their own!
 

Tuesday, August 1st

Soups & Biscuits

Warm soup and soft biscuits are a great treat to make for the whole family. Kids will learn knife skills as they make a hearty soup, baking skills as they make homemade biscuits and learn about food and kitchen safety during this half day camp.

Wednesday, August 2nd

Samosas
 
Perfect for any time of year, samosas are a great Indian snack often served as an exciting appetizer. In this half- day camp, kids will learn all the tips and tricks for samosa success. Then they will make, and eat, some of their own!
 

Thursday, August 3rd

Vegetarian Meals
 
Vegetarian cooking is so much more than salads! In this half-day camp, kids will learn the basics of vegetarian nutrition, and practice making some delicious meatless meals that will please the whole family.
 

Friday, August 4th

Tasty Tacos

Learn how to make a favourite Mexican staple – TACOS! From soft homemade tortillas, fresh vibrant salsa and creamy guacamole, kids in this half-day camp will use their creativity to put together gourmet tacos that will be sure to impress! 

Click here to download a copy of the calendar.  

To register for a camp please call 780-420-7282.  


Week C: August 21 - 25

 

 

Monday, August 21st​

​All About Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this half-day camp, kids will learn stove safety by preparing their own scrambled eggs, baking skills by preparing delicious cinnamon buns and knife safety by chopping a nutritious fruit salad. Prepared foods will be eaten as lunch during the class.

 

​Tuesday, August 22nd

A Mediterranean Meal

​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 homemade flat bread and learn about food safety as they make tasty meat skewers.

Wednesday, August 23rd

Samosas
 
Perfect for any time of year, samosas are a great Indian snack often served as an exciting appetizer. In this half- day camp, kids will learn all the tips and tricks for samosa success. Then they will make, and eat, some of their own!
 

 

​Thursday, August 24th

​Perfect Pies (*Does not include lunch)

Pies are a wonderful dessert any time of year. In this half-day camp, kids will learn the principles of pastry making, and then make a pie of their own! Afterwards, they will enjoy pie and homemade ice cream!

Friday, August 25th

Tasty Tacos
 
Learn how to make a favourite Mexican staple – TACOS! From soft homemade tortillas, fresh vibrant salsa and creamy guacamole, kids in this half-day camp will use their creativity to put together gourmet tacos that will be sure to impress! 
 
 
Click here to download a copy of the calendar.

To register for a camp please call 780-420-7282.    


 

 
 

 
Last updated on February 23, 2017