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Specialty Camps

Tiny Chefs

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lower School Campus Dining Hall
All sessions except Holiday Week - $395.00; Holiday Week - $316.00

June 8 - June 12: Let's Make Every Day a Holiday (Rising Grades K - 6)
June 15 - June 19: Dips and Donuts (Rising Grades K - 3)
June 22 - June 26: Restaurant Creation (Rising Grades 4 - 7)
June 29 - July 2 (Holiday Week): American Picnic (Rising Grades K - 3)
July 6 - July 10: Kids Cook-Off (Rising Grades 4 - 7)
July 13 - July 17: Cooking Around the World (Rising Grades K - 3)
July 20 - July 24: The Art of Cupcakes (Rising Grades 4 -7)
July 27 - July 31: Cupcakes Wars (Rising Grades K - 3)
August 3 - August 7: Cooking Around the World (Rising Grades 4 - 7)

Creative Cooking with Tiny Chefs (Rising Grades K - 3)
Kids of all ages love to get into the kitchen and help make treats and meals. At Tiny Chefs we tap into that love and make learning to cook fun, educational, and nutritious (and did we mention fun?). In each class, we will introduce recipes that will enable your “Tiny Chef” to practice skills such as measuring, mixing, stirring, baking, and cooperating. As always your chefs will have plenty of good food to sample and take home to share.

Advanced Culinary Skills for Tiny Chefs (Rising Grades 4 - 7)
For our older campers, Tiny Chefs aims to create an environment in which culinary exploration is balanced with important basic skills that students will use for the rest of their lives. In each completely interactive class, our chefs-in-training will prepare an entrée, healthy snack, or dessert. They will learn many of the basics of cooking, such as how to read and reference a recipe, proper measuring and knife skills,and multiple cooking techniques including baking, grilling, and sautéing. As the students gain culinary knowledge, they will also be expanding their vocabulary, reading comprehension, math and logic skills and their ability to work as a team. 
Session Themes:

Let's Make Every Day a Holiday - June 8 - June 12 (Grades K - 6)
Holidays conjure up memories and nostalgia and so much of it is food related! Get ready for a week of delicious celebrations as we whip up everything from Thanksgiving sides to Valentine’s Day desserts, and even some Cinco de Mayo entrees – plus much more! What could be more fun than enjoying Halloween treats in the summer? Join us!

Dips and Donuts – June 15 - June 19 (Grades K - 3)
Does your kid love to dip their food? Chips in salsa, veggies in hummus, bread sticks in marinara sauce? How about dipping donuts in glazes and toppings? In this fun, nutritious and delicious camp, the Tiny Chefs will do all of that! Savory recipes like Mexican Layered Dip or Spinach and Artichoke Dip in Wonton Wrappers will be made side-by side with Lemon Glazed Blueberry Donuts and Pumpkin Donut Holes with Cinnamon Topping. These are just a few of the types of recipes your Tiny Chef will enjoy as they dip and dunk (and bake and blend) their way through our camp!

Restaurant Creation - June 22 - June 26 (Grades 4 - 7)
If your Tiny Chef dreams of someday having their own restaurant, sign them up for this inventive summer camp! Each day the students will produce a different course (appetizer, soup, main dish or dessert) or an item from a certain cuisine and build a restaurant around it. Over the course (no pun intended) of the session they will also be working on a final idea for their own restaurant, expanding on the types of foods their particular restaurant would serve based on the experiences they have had in class. Students will be introduced to a variety of cuisines, cooking skills and presentations throughout the week.

American Picnic - June 29 - July 2 (Grades K - 3)
American cuisine is inspired by cultures around the world but has become uniquely and deliciously its own! For most Americans, nothing says summer like hamburgers, hot dogs and potato salad. And while some of those items are definitely on our All American Summer Menu, we are also going to explore American cuisine from sea to shining sea, from Southern BBQ to California’s twist on the BLT to the countrywide favorite, Strawberry Shortcake! Come dive into summer with Tiny Chefs - it will feel like the 4th of July all week!

Kids Cook-Off - July 6 - July 10 (Grades 4 - 7)
Kid bakers and chefs have joined the ranks of elimination-style cooking contests, and here at Tiny Chefs we are getting in on the action! In this exciting session, campers will be separated into teams, and each team will create recipes that are judged by the instructors in a blind taste test with preset criteria. Each day the teams will create 3 items; 2 recipes will be a head-to-head competition in which the same item will be made by the campers. The 3rd item will use recipes that are similar but that have slightly different ingredients. May the best team win!

Cooking Around the World - July 13 - 17 (Grades K - 3) and August 3 - 7 (Grades 4 - 7)
It is said that if you want to learn about a country you should start with the food. So during this week of camp, our Tiny Chefs will learn how to create the cuisines of multiple countries. We will be cooking up some of the fabulous flavors of Italian, Indian, Vietnamese, Mexican & French foods and also learning about some of the cooking techniques & ingredients that make them unique. Come join us as we expand our world and our palates!
The Art of Cupcakes – July 20 - 24 (Grades 4-7)
If your little baker has taken our Cupcake Wars’ camp, the Art of Cupcakes is the next camp for them! We will be decorating cupcakes into unique and artful creations all week long! Animal face cupcakes, floral cupcakes, and hamburger cupcakes are all on the menu this week.
***All campers must take our Cupcake Wars camp before registering for this camp OR have an understanding of all basic measuring, mixing, and piping skills.**

Cupcake Wars - July 27 - 31 (Grades K - 3)
Cupcakes are all the rage and it’s a trend that’s clearly here to stay! If you’ve ever been curious about how the pros make those cupcakes so precious and ornate, and if competition is your middle name, then this is the week for you! We’ll spend three days on cupcake basics - measuring, mixing, baking, and frosting, and then finish the week with two days of baking battle! Small teams will face off with one another to compete for the title of “Best Cupcake!” May the best cupcake win!

Please contact Ms. Katie Raguindin with any questions or dietary concerns at katie@tinychefs.com.

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  • Lower School

    Age 3-Grade 5
    400 Fontaine Street
    Alexandria, Virginia 22302
  • Middle School

    Grades: 6-8
    4401 West Braddock Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304
  • Upper School

    Grades: 9-12
    1000 St. Stephen's Road
    Alexandria, Virginia 22304