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Culinary camps

Learn how to make easy lunches, dinners, and desserts for campers and their families!

Campers’ days will be split between the cooking in the kitchen and fun and fresh air with camp counsellors. Each week will include a trip to the pool and an outing with a food theme!  

Please note that pick up and drop off for culinary camps will be at the University of Ottawa’s Nutrition Centre located at 200 Lees Ave. Camp staff will be on site to greet you alongside posted signage. 

Culinary 101

Campers will learn food safety, basic knife handling, ingredient measuring, and recipe reading while preparing doughs and sauces from scratch! Everyone helps with cleanup and campers learn about healthy eating and how to utilize leftovers.  

Gee-Gees 102

Campers will prepare family friendly dinners, healthy lunches, and simple snacks. Food safety, knife handling, and healthy eating lessons go deeper, while recipes are slightly more challenging. Dinner may never be the same for your family again!  

Culinary Leadership Camps

If you love to cook with good company and want to explore the culinary arts with our award-winning chefs and registered dietitians, join us for a week of fun and discovery that will help you understand the science behind food and nutrition, as well as have fun while cooking tasty, healthy food. Leaders will practice their teamwork skills and guide apprentice sous-chefs through various activities and educational outdoor games. Leaders' days will be divided between cooking at the School of Nutritional Sciences' state-of-the-art food preparation lab, learning about healthy eating through nutrition games, discovering the science of food and nutrition with “let’s talk food science activities”, and having fun in the fresh air during outdoor activities with camp instructors. Each week will include a trip to the pool and a food-themed outing!

Ages 9-13

June 24-28, 2024 Culinary 10128576$515
July 8-12, 2024 Gee-Gees 10228577 $515
July 15-19, 2024Culinary 10128578 $515
July 22-26, 2024 Gee-Gees 10228579 $515
July 22-26, 2024Culinary leadership28627$545
July 29-August 2, 2024Culinary 10128580 $515
*August 6-9, 2024 (NEW)Gee-Gees 10228864$460
August 12-16, 2024 Gee-Gees 10228581 $515 

* No camp on Monday August 7th (Civic Holiday)