2017 Camps

Summer Cooking Camps (Ages 9–12;)

June 26–30
9:00 a.m.–3:00 pm*
Theme: Around the World - SOLD OUT

Come take a cooking trip around the world with stops in Asia, Europe, Africa, South America and home again to North America! Each day we will stop on a different continent to discover the different flavors, dishes and cultures. Along the way, we will cover fundamentals such as basic knife skills, how to read and follow a recipe, shopping for ingredients, measuring and mixing, and the importance of kitchen safety.

We will emphasize team work as well as give time each day for personal reflection. Campers will be expected to respect the rules of the kitchen as well as clean up at the end of each day- just like real chefs.

At the end of the week, each young chef will take home a packet of the recipes they made and an experience they will never forget. Come ready for a cultural adventure with food!

This class is currently SOLD OUT. Contact ERogers [at] coopfoodstore.com (Emily Rogers) to be placed on waiting list.

July 24–28
9:00 a.m.–3:00 pm*
Theme: The Science of Cooking

Why does adding yeast make bread rise? What makes the simple egg so extraordinary? Did ketchup really originate from pickles? For five fun-filled days, kids will experience a world of hands-on culinary exploration into the science of cooking! Each day we will explore different ingredients and techniques to learn about how food works.

In addition we will cover fundamentals such as basic knife skills, how to read and follow a recipe, shopping for ingredients, measuring and mixing, and the importance of kitchen safety. We will emphasize team work as well as give time each day for personal reflection. Campers will be expected to respect the rules of the kitchen as well as clean up at the end of each day- just like real chefs.

At the end of the week, each young chef will take home a packet of the recipes they made and a foundation of cooking that will benefit them for a lifetime.

SIGN UP HERESpace is limited! Class limit: 12.

August 21–25
9:00 a.m.–3:00 pm*
Theme: Cooking with Books- SOLD OUT

From age-old classics to new favorites, during this week of camp we will use inspiration from some of our much loved books to explore different recipes and cooking styles. Like young Laura Ingalls, we will explore local foods and what it means to eat from the land. We will let our imaginations soar with Willy Wonka as we turn the learning center into our own Chocolate factory and candy shop. Like Alice and Charlie we will discover the true meaning of happiness with friends, family and pie!

Each day will feature a new book and new ideas, fundamentals such as basic knife skills, how to read and follow a recipe, measuring and mixing, and the importance of kitchen safety. We will emphasize team work as well as give time each day for personal reflection. Campers will be expected to respect the rules of the kitchen as well as clean up at the end of each day.

At the end of the week, each young chef will take home a packet of the recipes they made and an experience they will never forget.

SIGN UP HERESpace is limited! Class limit: 12.

* $10 extra per day for extended hours ( Early drop-off 8:30 a.m. and Late-pickup 4:00 p.m. )

This class is currently SOLD OUT. Contact ERogers [at] coopfoodstore.com (Emily Rogers) to be placed on waiting list.

Suggested reading list for Summer Camps: (not required, but encouraged!)

  • Pie by Sarah Weeks (ages 9–12)
  • Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman (ages 8–12)
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (ages 9–12)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (ages 8–12)
  • Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (ages 8–12)
  • Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes (all ages)

Hanover Store
45 South Park Street
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-2667
7 am-8 pm

Lebanon Store
12 Centerra Parkway
Lebanon, NH 03766
(603) 643-4889
7 am-9 pm

White River Junction
209 Maple Street
WRJ, VT 05001
(802) 295-3400
7 am-8 pm

Co-op Market
43 Lyme Road
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-2725
Mon.-Fri. 6 am-8 pm
Weekends 7 am-8 pm

Service Center
51 South Park St.
Hanover, NH 03755
(603) 643-6650
Mon.-Fri. 8 am-4:30 pm
Sat. 8 am-noon

(for select repairs)

Co-op Kitchen
193 A St.
Wilder, Vt.
603-442-4406
Mon.-Fri. 6 am-2 pm