Bay Area Summer Camps
Our week-long camps are an intensive culinary experience chock-full of hands-on cooking classes in restaurants, farm harvests, field trips, camper cook-offs, blindfolded palate play…and so much more! Sprouts campers cook alongside guest chefs from all over, including restaurants like Tartine Bakery, Chez Panisse, Slanted Door and more!
You’d be crazy not to join in our culinary frenzy this summer – it’s gonna be ridiculously delicious!
A typical day includes cooking with guest chefs, reinforcing knife and safety skills through hands-on cooking, whipping up lunch and tasting our creations throughout the day. We will learn how to taste and smell our way through improvisational cooking as well as learn favorite recipes from our culinary friends. We’ll also get to meet and cook with farmers and artisans all over the Bay Area!
Children 7-12 are welcome to attend the week that corresponds with their age range. Each week-long camp session will have 10-15 campers with a camper/adult ratio of 3:1. Classes are led by guest chefs, and assisted by food and nutrition-loving counselors, from UC Berkeley, Paris, and across the US!
2018 CAMPS SESSIONS
Please sign up for a camp week based on location and date!
For kids ages 7-12
|SF CAMP DATES||EAST BAY CAMP DATES||SPROUTS LED CAMP DATES|
|June 11th – June 15th||June 18th – June 22nd||July 16th – July 20th, East Bay, Half Day|
|June 25th – June 29th||July 2nd, 3rd, 5th – 7th||July 30th – August 3rd, East Bay, Half Day|
|July 16th – July 20th||July 9th – July 13th||August 6th – August 10th, East Bay, Full Day|
|July 23rd – July 27th, 11 – 15 years olds only||July 23rd – July 27th|
|August 6th – August 10th||July 30th – August 3rd|
|August 13th – August 17th||August 13th – August 17th|
What is our ‘Sprouts-Led Camp?!’
For the first time, Sprouts Cooking Club will be hosting summer camps led entirely by our team of culinary instructors! These camps will focus on the connection between seasonal produce and home cooking. Campers will be getting their hands dirty at local farms and gardens, as well as cooking up delicious offerings using fresh, seasonal produce in our beautiful outdoor kitchen. Not only will the young chefs learn knife skills, proper cooking techniques, and kitchen etiquette, they will also gain an intimate understanding of the food system from the farmers perspective. Come join the club this summer!
Who’s Side Are you On?!
Camps run all of June, July, and August. Each session is one week long, Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Choose between our East Bay and SF camp weeks. For East Bay Camps, all drop-offs and pick-ups will take place East Bay. For all SF camp weeks, drop-off’s and pickups will remain in SF.
Chef Led, Full Day: $620
Sprouts Led, Full Day: $500
Sprouts Led, Half Day: $275
Camp fee covers the cost of materials, our summer staff, ingredients, venues and transportation! As always, Sprouts offers scholarships for those in need!
“I signed my 12 year old daughter for a week long sprouts summer camp and she loved it! She got to experience what a real restaurant kitchen is like. She basically went restaurant hopping to some of the finest eateries in SF, met with chefs who love what they do and who are interested in teaching kids about food and cooking. She fixed dishes I would never make!”
– Martha R
“Ava had such a positive experience with Sprouts. It’s the first camp ever that she was willing to do on her own, she was THAT excited about cooking with you! She loved all the fun locations and I was impressed with the breath of experiences, the mix of gardens and kitchens and how sophisticated some of the recipes were that she made. She couldn’t wait to share every afternoon when I picked her up.”
“Our daughter Madeline really enjoyed the whole experience. She started the camp as a kid who didn’t like eating her veggies. This weekend, she asked for vegetables to be added to our grocery list (previously unheard of!), and wanted to start cooking vegetable dishes. As a parent, this was way beyond my expectations! Our whole family was really impressed with the whole program – from the caliber of restaurants that participated, the dishes the kids made, the emphasis on healthy eating/cooking, and the techniques the kids learned. It was evident a lot of hard work, planning, and care went into the design of the program.”
“Amelia absolutely loved the Sprouts Cooking Camp. She came home every day talking about what she had learned that day and has taken upon herself to create at least one dish a day for us to share since then – usually dessert! She came home with such confidence and enthusiasm for cooking that I think she will be an inspired cook for years to come! Thank you to Karen, and to the entire Sprouts team!”
“When I was 9, I started a baking business because I loved to bake, but I was by myself in the kitchen trying to learn on my own. Slowly, I reached out to others who shared my passion. Today, three years later, I am surrounded by people who inspire, support and help me follow my dreams. Sprouts helped me find these people and I am so thankful”
Chez Pay, 2016
“My son has been attending Sprouts classes since he was about 8 years old, and now he is 12. Sprouts has been a really important part of his life. He’s had so many amazing experiences cooking with the chefs of some of the area’s most fabulous restaurants.
But most important is the relationship he has developed with the people of Sprouts. He loves the people, forms relationships with the chefs, brings home amazing food, recipes, and everyone makes a point of getting to know him and us. He’s developed great culinary skills that he can use at home and in other settings, his skills have contributed to overall self-confidence; we give Sprouts a lot of credit for this. Nothing has come close to the real-world culinary experience provided by the entire Sprouts organization.”
– Mary A
Get 15% off your camp tuition!
Company Matching Program!
Did you know that 60% of your camp, birthday party, or afterschool class fee is considered both a tax write-off and a donation to Sprouts? Do you work for a company that offers a Donation Matching Program? If so, you can match 60% of your tuition and we can give you 15% off your class fee! It’s our way of saying thank you. Your company’s matched donation will help sponsor a Chef-in-Training intern!
Up to 3 weeks before the camp session’s initial day: 50% refund
Within 3 weeks of the start of the camp: Non-refundable.
You can, however, invite a friend to take the place of a cancelled spot!
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