Cooking Round the World

Summer Camps 2017

Cooking Round the World is the juncture where cooking and cultural education embrace. We educate boys and girls about countries around the world and American states using cooking to celebrate diversity and embrace difference.

Each camp day we cook and eat 4 to 8 recipes, read a folktale, play an international/national folk game, teach language and geography, observe a cooking demonstration, and learn to think critically about the foods we just cooked. In the afternoon we see a slide presentation, play a trivia game and play our version of the TV show "Chopped" or bake desserts.

The program is completely hands-on; everyone peels or chops or dices or minces. We believe in cooking with whole foods and having the children do the prep work themselves.

Who can attend a summer cooking camp?

Cooking Camp is for boys and girls ages 6 to 13.

What are the hours of the summer cooking camp?

Full day hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with pre-care available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am.

How much does a summer cooking camp cost?

Cost is $475/week full day; $300/week for half day (9:00 am to 1:00 pm). No individual days of camp are offered.

Campers come away from a Cooking Round the World experience with respect for difference, a broadened pallet, and a desire to become a citizen of the world! Educational! Delicious! Fun!

Camp Locations and Dates


    Oakland

    Kehilla Community Synagogue Kitchen:
    1300 Grand Ave
    Piedmont, CA 94610

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    Pleasant Hill

    St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Kitchen:
    1601 Mary Dr
    Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

    Camp weeks:


    Lafayette

    Acalanes Masonic Lodge Kitchen:
    925 Moraga Road
    Lafayette, CA 94549

    Camp weeks:


    Albany

    St. Alban's Episcopal Church Kitchen:
    1501 Washington Ave
    Albany, CA 94706

    Camp weeks:


    Oakland East Bay Kidz Math Camp

    Kehillah Community Synagogue Kitchen:
    1300 Grand Ave
    Piedmont, CA 94610

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    Oakland Young Rembrandt Camp

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Camp weeks and countries/states we are visiting

  • June 12 to 16: Singapore, Belgium, Egypt, Wales, El Salvador
  • June 19 to 23: Malaysia, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Switzerland, Ireland
  • June 26 to 30: Cooking Round the USA: Florida, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Kentucky
  • July 5 to 7: A Caribbean Cruise, Man: Trinidad, Jamaica, Aruba
  • July 24 to 28: Costa Rica, Cambodia, Morocco, Hungary, Russia
  • July 31 to Aug 4: Australia, Holland, Korea, Yemen, Norway
  • Aug 7 to 11: Cooking Round the USA: Arizona, Hawaii, Vermont, Illinois, Virginia
  • Aug 14 to 18: Venezuela, Thailand, Greece, Ukraine, Lebanon
  • Aug 21 to 25: Columbia, Romania, Indonesia, Finland, Austria

Other Cooking Round the World Summer Camp Programming

Cooking Round the World has affiliate camps as well. That means we are a part of another group's camp program. If you live in any of the cities below, please click on the link to register for a Cooking Round the World camp program near you:

Danville Parks and Rec Dept

Oak Hill Park Kitchen:
3005 Stone Valley Rd.
Danville, CA 94526

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Alameda Parks and Rec Dept

Harrison Recreation Center in Lincoln Park:
1450 High Street
Alameda, CA 94501

Camp weeks:

  • June 19 to 23
  • June 26 to 30
  • July 3, 5 to 7 (this is a 4-day camp)
  • July 24 to 28
  • July 31 to Aug 4
  • Aug 7 to 11
  • Camp runs from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, with a pre-camp offering starting at 7:00 am.

    Sign up through the Alameda Parks and Recreation Department.

    How to register:

    • Click the link below
    • In the menu on the left, click option 3. Youth (Kindergarten to 5th Grades)
    • Click the category "Cooking"
    • Under Cooking Round the World, click "Show Courses"
    • Under Cooking Round the World, click "Show Courses"
    • Select your preferred week and register
    Click here to register for camp in Alameda.

Albany Parks and Rec Dept

Camp weeks:

  • June 16 to 30
  • June 5 to 7
  • July 10 to 14
  • July 17 to 24
  • Camp runs from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

    Sign up through the Albany Parks and Rec Dept.

    Click here to register in Albany

El Cerrito Parks and Rec Dept

Camp weeks:

  • June 19 to 23: Malaysia, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Switzerland, Ireland
  • June 26 to 29: Cooking Round the USA: Florida, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Kentucky
  • July 3, 5 to 7: A Caribbean Cruise, Man: Trinidad, Jamaica, Aruba, Cyprus
  • July 10 to 14: Cooking Round the USA: Arizona, Hawaii, Vermont, Illinois, Virginia
  • July 24 to 28: Costa Rica, Cambodia, Morocco, Hungary, Russia
  • July 31 - Aug 4; Australia, Holland, Korea, Yemen, Norway
  • Sign up through the El Cerrito Recreation Center.

    Use code 722252 to register.

    Click here to register in El Cerrito

Fremont Parks and Recreation, Centerville campus

Camp weeks:

  • June 19 to 23: Malaysia, New Zealand, India, Switzerland, Ireland
  • June 26 to 30: Cooking Round the USA: Florida, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Kentucky
  • July 3, 5 to 7: A Caribbean Cruise, Man: Trinidad, Jamaica, Aruba, Cyprus
  • July 10 to 14: Cooking Round the USA: Arizona, Hawaii, Vermont, Illinois, Virginia
  • July 24 to 28: Costa Rica, Cambodia, Morocco, Hungary, Russia
  • Aug 21 to 25: Columbia, Romania, Indonesia, Finland, Austria
  • Aug 21 to 25: Eat Your Colors: Each day recipes with a new color theme
  • Aug 28 to 29: Thailand, Lebanon
  • Sign up through Fremont Recreation Department

    Cooking Round the World is located under 'Camps', then 'Youth', in alphabetical order.

    Click to register for camp in Fremont Centerville

Fremont Parks and Recreation, Warm Springs campus

Camp weeks:

  • June 19 to 23: Malaysia, New Zealand, India, Switzerland, Ireland
  • Aug 28 - 29: Thailand, Lebanon
  • Sign up through Fremont Recreation Department

    Cooking Round the World is located under 'Camps', then 'Youth', in alphabetical order.

    Click to register for camp in Fremont Warm Springs

The San Francisco School Summer Camp

The San Francisco School 300 Gaven Street
San Francisco, CA 94134

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Escuela Bilingue Internacional EBI

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Davis Kids Klub at North Davis Elementary

Camp weeks: Camp runs on Tuesdays only.

Please note:

  • We are a completely nut free program. There are no nuts in any recipe. If your child has allergies beyond nuts, please call before signing up: 510-593-5285.
  • The Oakland camp location is vegetarian (and delicious). Other camp locations contain a few meat dishes.
  • Please refer to the policies page regarding cancellations and refunds.

For questions or concerns, contact Director Mindy Myers;
510-593-5285 or email at mindy@cookingroundtheworld.com.

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