Whether your child is going to camp for the first time or has been going to for years, you probably have some questions. These FAQs answer the questions parents and campers ask most often. If you have questions or concerns that aren’t addressed here, please call us at 818-386-2107 and we will be happy to help!
QUESTIONS ASKED BY KIDS:

QUESTIONS ASKED BY PARENTS:

QUESTIONS ASKED BY KIDS:

Do we get to eat what we make?
Yes! That's part of the fun. At the end of each class we will all share in the fruits of our labor as we taste all the great things we just made.
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Do we ever get to take what we make home?
Yes! There will be times when you may not want to eat what you made and would like to take it home to share with your family. And sometimes we will have made more than we can eat.
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When do I get my chef hat and chef apron?
You will get both of these items when you arrive for your first class on Monday. You will leave these in the kitchen or your locker everyday. Then after your last class on Friday you can take them home to use in your kitchen!
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When do I get the class recipes?
Good question. Everyday, the recipes will be up on the board in the kitchen to follow easily and help the environment by eliminating paper waste. After your last class on Friday, you will be given a link to all the recipes we made in class for the week which you can then access online.
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Do I have to eat everything that we make?
No. If you find you do not like the taste of something we made in class, you do not have to eat it. You can, however, take it home to share with your family.
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Can my mom or dad walk me in the first day?
Your mom or dad can walk you in any day they like.
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What if I don't listen to the chef?
Our kitchen is a full commerical kitchen with knifes, hot stoves and ovens. Everyone in class must listen to the chef and follow instructions and directions. We all work as a group and if everyone listens, no one will accidently get hurt.
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What if I am sick or if I miss a day?
If you are sick or know you will be gone, please have your mom or dad call the camp office and let us know you will be absent.
Sorry, there are no make-up days.
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What happens during breaks between workshops? 
There are two 25 minute breaks between workshops 1 & 2 and again between workshops 3 & 4. These allow the teachers to prepare for their next class and gives you time to have a quick snack if you brought one. The counselors will supervise you. If you forget where your cubby, or locker is, (which is where you put your snack and belongings in) just ask them!
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What happens during lunch? 
Lunch is 1 hour long and happens between the second and third workshop of the day. For the first 20-25 minutes, everyone will eat lunch. Then, once you are finished with lunch, you can just relax and talk with friends, play, visit our game table, play foosball, play basketball, participate in fun activities or just hang out with your counselor!
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Do we ever go swimming or take any trips? 
No, we do not have pools at camp and we do not take weekly field trips to water or amusement parks, but we definitely have some spectacular water days at camp that you don't want to miss out on!
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Can I bring my Ipod, cellphone or game system to camp? 
No, you are NOT allowed to bring any type of electronic items to camp. 
Should you bring one of these items to camp, they will be kept in the camp office until camp is over. The Children’s Culinary Corporation is not responsible for ANY lost or stolen electronic items of any kind.
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QUESTIONS ASKED BY PARENTS:

How much does a week of Cooking Camp cost?
Each week of Cooking Camp is $315 plus a $84 supply fee and runs 3 hours per day, Monday thru Friday! Your supply fee includes: All food, Embroidered Chef Hat and Chef Apron. We offer discounts if you take more than one week and a 5% discount for siblings!
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When is my payment due?
Full tuition for the session(s) you have signed your child up for are due with your completed online application. If you need a payment plan, please just let us know. You must have a valid credit or debit card to complete the application process. If you elect to pay by check, we can hold your spot in camp for 1 week ONLY from the date you submit your application! If your check is not received within 1 week from that date your child’s spot in camp will be released to another camper. We do not accept personal checks or American Express.
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What does my child have to bring to camp?
Please be sure to send your child to Cooking Camp with any kind of storage containers that have a seal tight lid, for example Tupperware or Dixieware (sold in all markets) please bring: 2 small - 1 medium -1 larger so the kids can bring all of their delicious creations home. If you send them in a Grocery bag with your child's name on it that'd would be great. If not we will still provide necessary "styrofoam" containers. Thank you for your support in our "Going Green" Effort
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What if my child is allergic to a certain food?
Please let us know in advance. We do not use peanut oil at camp, however we cannot provide or guarantee a nut-free environment. Please notify us if you child or teen has any food allergies.
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What is your dismissal policy?
In order to provide a positive experience for all students, Cooking Camp maintains the right to dismiss any child. Cooperation and mutual respect are mandatory requirements of our program.
Parents of students dismissed or removed from camp for unsatisfactory behavior or conduct will recieve a refund equal to 50% of the unused tuition!
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What if my child is attending camp alone?
If your child will be coming to camp alone, please let us know and we will make every effort to introduce them to other campers. Our counselors and teachers will also be advised as well.
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What if my child does not like a workshop? 
On a space available basis and at the director’s or assistant director’s discretion, workshop changes can be made by the second day of camp only, no exceptions. A $10 fee PER workshop is due at the time the change is made along with any material fee, your credit card will be billed for this. While the Children’s Culinary Corporation strives to make Camp enjoyable for all campers, satisfaction with a workshop is subjective on the part of the child and the parent. Therefore, it is understood and agreed that the Children’s Culinary Corporation cannot and does not guarantee or warrant any campers' satisfaction with the workshops they have chosen. 
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Are you open July 4th? 
This summer, The Children’s Culinary Corporation WILL NOT be open on the 4th of July.  The session price has already been prorated for your convenience. 
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What if my child loses something at camp? 
Please do not send anything to camp that is not replaceable and please put your child's name on everything! Our counselors do a very good job at trying to make sure nothing is left behind, but things do sometimes get left. If you return home and realize your child forgot something, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make every effort to get it to you. Items will be kept for one week in the Lost & Found when camp is over then donated to a local charity.
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What if I need to reach my child at camp? 
We want to work with you to make this experience a great one for your camper – we will call you if any of the following occur: Your child is very upset, your child is ill or injured and requires anything more than a Band-aid or a Tylenol, there is anything we would like to discuss with you (behavior issues, medication doses, etc.). In case of an emergency at home (when you have to talk to your child), please call the camp office and we can have them call you back, however this requires us to pull them out of a workshop or activity, and bring them to the office for the phone call. Please use this option only in the case of emergencies.
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What is your Electronics Policy? 
Cell phones and electronics (including game players, iPods, MP3's, cameras and e-readers) are not allowed at camp. Our program is designed to keep campers engaged, busy, and having fun making new friends. We recommend that your child powers down and takes what we’re certain is a well needed break from the world of electronics. When parents allow their child to break the rules and take a cell phone to camp, they are teaching their child that the rules apply to every other family, but not theirs. These devices have a way of getting lost or broken at camp. If your child is found with any of these items, they will be taken away from them and returned to you at check out. The Children’s Culinary Corporation cannot take responsibility for their loss or damage, nor does our insurance policy cover their replacement. Please respect our policy and take the time to discuss it with your camper. 
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What is your tax ID number?
Our tax ID number is 47-4753760
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What if my child wants to attend additional sessions?
If space is available, no problem. Simply call our office or see us on campus to enroll.
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What if my plans change or we miss a day, can I get a refund?
Should you withdraw from the sessioin 30 days prior to your first day, you will receive a full refund minus a $30 cancellation fee per child per session.
After that, there are no refunds. We do not offer refunds or make-up days if your child takes time off from camp, misses a day, takes a family vacation, gets sick, or anything else that requires time off from camp. Refunds will only be given if a class is canceled due to lack of enrollment.
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What is your Privacy Policy?
The Cooking Camp takes your privacy seriously. Here are the nuts and bolts of what information changes hands when you visit our site or sign up for camp, what we do with that information and what else you can expect from us, privacy-wise. Click Here!
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