Rata2ee Summer Camps

Rata2ee is a culinary academy offering hands-on instruction in cooking techniques, including: Knife Basics; Cooking Fundamentals, Food Science & Nutrition, Kitchen Safety, Proper Food Handling, Gardening 101 (very basics of gardening), and kids' yoga. This camp teaches a very holistic approach to healthy living. Children will eat 3 meals (making their own breakfast, a 3-course lunch, and dessert), so no packing snacks or lunches for parents! This camp teaches strong character-building skills and is meant for kids going into 2nd through 5th grades. Kids should be able to stand for 90 minutes at a time (with 2 small sit-down breaks), and should be ok with playing outside during non-cooking times of the camp. Items each child needs to bring to camp: a filled (non-glass) 64-oz water bottle labeled with first & last name, 2 8-oz Ziploc to-go containers labeled with first & last name; a full size beach towel, and sunscreen.

Camps run from 8:45 am until 3:30 pm (3 pm on Fridays); Camp cost: $264 per child plus $99 materials fee ($363).

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENROLLING:

1. Go to the location (down below) of where you want to enroll, and either call them or go to the website listed below. Once you have a confirmation from them that you are enrolled and only after you have paid, then;

2. All parents must go to this link: https://fs20.formsite.com/Rata2eeRegistration/form11/index.html 

create a log-in and password, and fill out ALL information (sign liability forms, and fill out allergy information) . Please note, child will be disenrolled if this information is not received within 24 hours of initial registration. These camps sell out quickly!

A Typical Summer Session Day for Full-Day

 

Parents will drop off Rata2ee Rangers at 8:45 am. Kids will be divided into groups according to age, skill, and who they signed up with, and then will go to their stations. Please note, these are approximate timings and may vary per location:

 

8:45:  Parents drop off kids

9-10:  Make a healthy morning snack (kids should have breakfast before coming, as this is a snack, not a meal)

10-11: Nature walk

11-12:30: 90-minute Cooking Lesson; kids make a main dish, side dish and fruit salad

 

12:30–1:15:  Lunch; kids take the lunch they just made outside for a picnic lunch and learn food nutrition

1:15-2: Make dessert

 

2–2:30: Learn Beginner's Gardening; Kids learn how plants grow 

 

2:30–3:15:  Yoga; Kids learn yoga poses, stretches, breathing, and discuss very important life lessons

 

3:15–3:30*:  EOD Gathering; Kids gather their things and are brought to the parent pick-up area.

Pick-up time for all locations is 3:30 pm on Mon-Thurs*

*Parents come at 3 pm on Friday to pick up kids!

Rata2ee Summer Cooking Camp Registration is NOW OPEN for all locations except Lake Orion (check back for updates):

 

The all-day cooking camp is a well-rounded approach to healthy living and focuses on cooking, eating, nutrition, gardening 101 and yoga. The 1/2 day camp is for older kids interested in making food from scratch.

 

LOCATIONS / DATES OFFERED:

 

ROCHESTER

Rochester Community House: 816 Ludlow Ave., Rochester, MI 48307; Sign up by calling 248-651-0622 or by visiting www.rochestercommhouse.org; weeks offered:

 

6/27-7/1

7/11-7/15

7/18-7/22

7/25-7/29

8/8-8/12

 

BIRMINGHAM

Seaholm High School: 2436 West Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009; sign up by calling 248-203-3800 or by visiting www.birmingham.augusoft.net; weeks offered:

 

6/20-6-24

6/27-7/1

7/11-7/15

7/18-7/22

7/25-7/29

8/1-8/5

 

LAKE ORION

Lake Orion High School: 495 E. Scripps Rd., Orion Twp, MI 48360; sign up by calling 248-693-5436 x 1 or by visiting https://lakeorion.ce.eleyo.com/; week offered:

 

8/1-8/5

 

Advanced Camps: Rata2ee is a culinary academy offering hands-on instruction in cooking techniques, including: Knife Training; Cooking Fundamentals, Food Science & Nutrition, Kitchen Safety, and Proper Food Handling. This advanced camp is for kids who are entering 6th grade or higher. Children will make a from scratch 3-course lunch. Items each child needs to bring to camp: a filled (non-glass) 64-oz water bottle labeled with first & last name, 2 8-oz Ziploc to-go containers labeled with first & last name. Camps run from 10 am until 1 pm; Camp cost: $141 per child plus $99 materials fee ($240). All parents must go to this link, create a log-in and password, and fill out ALL information (liability forms signed, and allergy information is noted down) AFTER registration has been confirmed by the location venue and paid:

https://fs20.formsite.com/Rata2eeRegistration/form11/index.html

Please note, child will be disenrolled if this information is not received within 24 hours of registration with the venue location. These camps sell out quickly!

ROCHESTER

Rochester Community House: 816 Ludlow Ave., Rochester, MI 48307; Sign up by calling 248-651-0622 or by visiting www.rochestercommhouse.org; week offered:

 

6/27-7/1

 

BIRMINGHAM

Seaholm High School: 2436 West Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009; sign up by calling 248-203-3800 or by visiting www.birmingham.augusoft.net; weeks offered:

 

7/18-7/22

7/25-7/29

 

Rata2ee follows safety procedures that the local authorities recommend regarding covid. Call 248-219-5752 for inquiries.