Cooking classes for kids and teens

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Explore your love of food and the culinary arts in cooking classes for kids! Kids learn to prepare basic and advanced meals while meeting new friends in courses listed here. Below, find our list of specialized cooking programs, followed by a list of programs where culinary activities are integrated into the curriculum. At the bottom of this page, find further information on what to expect from cooking programs and classes. Read more

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    Little Kitchen Academy   
    The leading Montessori-inspired cooking academy for children ages 3-18 providing an empowering environment to learn practical life skills, confidence, independence, and healthy eating habits to last a lifetime.

    Throughout British Columbia, Ontario (6)
    Arts: Cooking
    • Ages 3 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $69
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    Camp Laureate   
    A fun-filled summer camp featuring a blend of STEAM programs and traditional day camp activities including robotics, hiking, photography, painting, archery, sports, and more! Weekly themed special guests. Lunch included.

    Burlington
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $295
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    Empower Learning Centre   
    Join our summer camps at Empower Learning Centre! Engage in fun activities, develop new skills, and make lasting memories. Limited spots available. Register now!

    Mississauga
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $110
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    Radiant Girls   
    All-Girls Leadership & Wellness events led by professional coaches, school teachers, & female leaders. Camps featuring Adventure, Arts, Horses, Spa, Fitness, Leadership, Business, Friendship & Emotional Intelligence

    Burlington; Guelph; King
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp, Day Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $179
    overnightcampdaycampvirtualprogramallgirls 179 8-16 17BurlingtonGuelphKingOnlineOntario
    Idea Labs Kids Pickering & Whitby   
    A STEAM (STEM + Arts) summer camp and before and after-school care provider that offers variety of classes, including coding, cooking, game design, robotics and virtual reality for children ages 4-13.

    Pickering; Whitby
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 13 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $295
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    Devenish Educational Consulting & Summer Camp   
    Leading educational counseling and coaching for students. We offer personalized executive functions coaching, career exploration, post-secondary preparation and application, and strategies for success in school and life.

    Oakville
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 9 to 19 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $340
    daycampcoed 340 9-19 22OakvilleOntario
    COOKSMART   
    Get the kids cooking and learning more life skills! Our program has both virtual and in-person options! The kids are loving cooking together to make tasty foods for their family.

    Mississauga
    Arts: Cooking
    • Ages 5 to 99 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $15
    daycampprogramclassvirtualprogramcoed 15 5-99 30MississaugaOnlineOntario
    Programs offering cooking as an activity
    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Camp Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your son's summer adventure begins!

    Mont-Tremblant
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,134
    overnightcampallboys11347-161Mont-TremblantOnlineQuebec
    Camp Frenda   
    Summer camp in the heart of Muskoka. Very reasonable rates. Activities include horseback riding, rock climbing, water skiing, rocketry, archery, and many others.

    Port Carling
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $725
    overnightcampcoed7258-162Port CarlingOntario
    Le Petit Écolier French Language Centre   
    We offer In-Person & Online all year round programs led by expert native teachers. Le Petit Écolier is located in Oakville. Learn to Love and Speak French at LPE!

    Brampton; Hamilton; Oakville
    Education: Language Instruction
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $160
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    Lakefield College School Summer Programs   
    Transformative experiences learning in and through the outdoors—academic, athletic, for credit or enrichment. Spend every day outdoors on the water, in the forest, or at our farm—learn, have fun and stretch yourself.

    Lakefield
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $330
    virtualprogramcoed3304-184LakefieldOnlineOntario
    Camp IAWAH   
    Eastern Ontario Summer Camp, nestled on the shores of Wolfe Lake 15 minutes from Westport. Activities at IAWAH include leadership building, archery tag, canoeing, cake decorating, programming and turf sports.

    Westport
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $399
    overnightcampcoedallgirlsallboys3997-188WestportOntario
    Glen Bernard Camp   
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $420
    overnightcampallgirls4204-169HuntsvilleOntario
    Prestige School Summer Programme   
    A day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more.

    Newtonbrook, Toronto; Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $450
    daycampcoed4503-1210Newtonbrook, TorontoWillowdale, TorontoRichmond HillOntarioNorth-York
    Hive5 Child Learning and Creative Center   
    S.T.E.A.M stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. STEAM is critical to the future success of the young generation as the most core concept of future jobs are rooted in the 5 skills of STEAM education.

    Newmarket
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $70
    daycampprogramclasscoed704-1411NewmarketOntario
    Three R's Academics   
    Boost your child's Mathematics, Reading and Writing skills. Programs are designed to engage children in a fun and active way through instruction, play and collaboration. One-t0-one support may also be available.

    Oakville
    Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 10 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $140
    programclasscoed1405-1012OakvilleOnlineOntario
    Easter Seal Summer Camp   
    Easter Seals camps are for children and adults (6-49) with physical and cognitive disabilities. With fully accessible facilities and specially trained staff, our programs can accommodate campers with all abilities.

    Kelowna; Shawnigan Lake; Squamish
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 49 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $1
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    Scouts Canada   
    Scouting isn’t an activity or setting—it's a discovery. It helps youth prepare for the real world, by exploring the world. Alongside friends, Scouts cultivate skills that will guide them through every stage of life.

    Throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario (8)
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 26 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $230
    programclasscoed2305-2614Willowdale, TorontoCalgaryEdmontonHalifaxLondonMississaugaOttawaVancouverAlberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, OntarioNorth-York
    Ryde Lake Camp   
    Ryde Lake Camp, in the heart of the Muskoka, offers a traditional camp experience for girls. The program empowers campers to be themselves, becoming strong, independent, and compassionate individuals for life.

    Gravenhurst
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 9 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $850
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    Campfire Circle   
    Campfire Circle brings healing through happiness to kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illness through our in-hospital, community, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to families.

    Downtown West, Toronto; Parry Sound; Southern Niagara Region
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1
    overnightcampcoed11-1816Downtown West, TorontoParry SoundSouthern Niagara RegionOntarioDowntown
    Block 8 Academy   
    Preschool Playfit, Rainbow of Music, French - Camps and Classes for 2.5 to 12 year olds - licensed as daycare so eligible for government subsidies while your kids receive the best in instruction. 2-11 hours per day.

    Port Moody
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $50
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    Engineering for Kids- Mississauga   
    Camps and after-school classes offering a variety of STEM activities in various fields of engineering including aerospace, mechanical, electrical, environmental, robotics, chemical and more.

    Mississauga
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 4 to 14 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $90
    programclasscoed904-1419MississaugaOntario
    YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
    With 100+ years of overnight camping excellence, we provide programming for campers who want to gain independence, interact with nature, make friends , and develop leadership skills. Overnight canoe trips are a staple!

    Torrance
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $375
    overnightcampcoed3755-1620TorranceOntario
    Beaches Sandbox   
    Beaches Sandbox is a vibrant community centre in the heart of The Beach in Toronto, welcoming people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to come together and take part in fun and creative programs and day camps.

    The Beach, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 10 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $25
    daycampcoed251-1023The Beach, TorontoOntarioEast-End
    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering Overnight Kids Camp, Day Camp and year-round Family Camps. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

    Haliburton Highlands
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $940
    overnightcampcoed9407-1624Haliburton HighlandsOntario
    Mayfair Clubs   
    Mayfair Clubs offers a wide variety of Sports Day Camps at all of our locations for ages 2-17. We specialize in tennis & squash programming but also offer swimming, multi-sport and even camps for young toddlers.

    Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, Toronto; Leslieville, Toronto; Markham
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 2 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $70
    daycampcoed702-1625Bathurst Manor/Clanton Park, TorontoLeslieville, TorontoMarkhamOnlineOntarioEast-End, North-York
    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For over 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves.

    Leslieville, Toronto; Minden
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,595
    overnightcampcoed35956-1626Leslieville, TorontoMindenOntarioEast-End
    Out to Play   
    Learning and connecting through play! A Forest and Nature School offering outdoor arts, storytelling, daily hikes and play in forests and meadows. Experienced educators. Easily accessed from downtown Ottawa and Kanata.

    Ottawa
    Adventure (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $360
    daycampcoed3604-1227OttawaOntario
    Camp Cherith - Lanark   
    A co-ed, interdenominational, skills-based Christian camp that promotes discovering Christ within the context of His creation and develops young leaders.

    Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 19 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $139
    daycampovernightcampcoed1394-1928OttawaOntario
    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patience & empathy. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,950
    overnightcampcoed29505-1729Haliburton HighlandsOakvilleOttawaOnlineOntario


     

    What do kids learn in cooking classes?

    Kids’ cooking classes have one goal: to inspire a passion for food in students. To do so, children prepare various breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals. Children also explore different cuisines of the world by preparing dishes from countries around the world. Kids learn basic cooking skills including how to read a recipe, how to use utensils properly, as well as different cutting and cooking techniques.

    Kitchen safety is one of the first lessons in culinary classes, as kids frequently work with sharp tools and hot appliances. Fortunately, trained chefs teaching courses listed above will educate children on safe cooking practices and supervise all lessons, to reduce risk of injury. 

    While programs focus on teaching young children cooking basics, there are also advanced, preparatory courses for high school students. In all classes, children learn about nutrition and healthy eating by sourcing fresh ingredients and making healthy substitutions as they cook. Prices for cooking programs vary. At one end of the spectrum, classes cost $150 to $200, while more intensive courses ideal for aspiring chefs and culinary artists sit above $1,000.

    Choosing the right cooking program

    Aspiring chefs have a choice between general cooking classes and academic cooking classes. General cooking classes are less intensive. However, children learn all beginner skills necessary to get them started on a career in the culinary arts. 

    Academic culinary classes prepare high school students for admission into culinary schools. In these classes, teens learn advanced culinary skills and how to prepare professional dishes and entrees. Kitchen hygiene is emphasized more in these classes as well, as kids prepare themselves to break into the culinary business. In fact, business activities such as menu planning, recipe testing, and creating restaurant proposals are often integrated into these classes.

    Why enroll in cooking programs?

    Kids discover a new form of creative expression through the culinary arts. Here are some things these programs offer:

    • Promotion of healthy living. Kids learn how to choose the best ingredients for their body in class. As they learn about new ingredients and dishes, kids implement healthy meal plans into their everyday diet.
    • Increases intercultural awareness. Culinary classes explore cuisines from Europe, Asia, and more. Kids learn about various cooking traditions and use of ingredients, increasing their intercultural and global awareness.
    • Practice math and science concepts. Children must multiply and divide measurements, as well as substitute ingredients into recipes. Cooking integrates practical application of fractions and chemistry, respectively, just as an example. 
    • Develop independence. As kids grow older, cooking is a healthy and necessary skill to have. Learning to prepare fun, nutritious meals prepares them for adulthood and living independently.


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