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Important Cancellation Information

All Kids Culinary programs have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Each registered participant will receive a full refund. We regret that we won't be able to share our love of cooking and baking with you and hope you will consider re-enrolling next year. 

If you have an interest in art,  Art Adventures Camp  will take place in August 2020.

Session 1: June 30–July 2, 2020
Session 2: July 7–9, 2020

Following the theme of "Foods of Mexico", participants will gain cooking skills and learn to make salsa, guacamole, street tacos, quesadillas and more!

Location:  Times
Student Union
521 East Avenue North
La Crosse, WI 54601

Session 1: June 30–July 2
 - Classes: Room TBD
 - Finale Dinner: Room TBD

Session 2: July 7–9
- Classes:
Room TBD
- Finale Dinner:
Room TBD


Day 1: 8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Day 2: 8:45 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Day 3: 8:45 a.m.–5:30 p.m.


Day 1: 

8:45–9 a.m.  Camper drop-off
9 a.m.–Noon 

Get to know your fellow campers
Introduction to food safety and sanitation:

  • Hand washing
  • Basic food safety
  • Kitchen Tour
  • Terminology
  • Equipment & temperatures
  • Knife cuts/cooking techniques
Noon–1 p.m.  Lunch
1–3:30 p.m. 
  • Demonstration of dinner entrée
  • Prep vegetables for big dinner using knife skills
  • Nutrition knowledge
  • Prepare healthy snacks
3:30 p.m.  Dismissal

Day 2: 

8:45–9 a.m.  Camper drop-off
9 a.m. –Noon  Working in the kitchen
Noon–1 p.m.  Lunch
1–3:30 p.m
  • Dessert demonstration
  • Review recipes and create a master prep list for big dinner
  • Prep for breakfast ideas
3:30 p.m.  Dismissal

Day 3: 

8:45–9 a.m.  Camper drop-off
9 a.m.–Noon
  • Healthy and fun breakfast ideas
  • Etiquette
    • Table setting
    • Serving your guests
Noon–1 p.m.  Lunch
1–4:30 p.m.  Final preparation for big dinner
4:30–5:30 p.m.  Eat dinner with your family
5:30 p.m.  Dismissal