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Rata2ee Cooking Camps Summer 2024

Rata2ee Cooking Camps Summer Programs – Cooking camps for kids ages 7-11 (2nd-5th grade) throughout the entire summer at 5 convenient locations across Metro Detroit.

Rata2ee Cooking Camps Summer 2024

Children learn healthy cooking skills, through fun and play, without the Chef Gordon Ramsey yelling! Each day of this 1-week camp, kids will make and eat a morning snack, get in some fun exercise activities, cook and eat a 3-course meal, learn basic gardening, play nutrition games, and end their day with yoga. Rata2ee teaches cutting techniques (with kid-safe knives), weights and measures, stove and kitchen safety, and sanitation. Kids also learn where food comes from and what makes a healthy plate. This well-rounded camp takes a holistic approach to healthy living. Each day starts and ends with a theme word that promotes character-building.

Camps are taught by professionals and teachers who already work within local schools. As part of the registration process, parents must sign a liability waiver for any child to attend. A week before the camp starts, an email with important information (like what to wear, what is ok and not ok to bring to the classroom, drop off and pick up information) will be sent. All recipes are nut free; however, all allergies must be listed on the registration/waiver form and will be followed up with a discussion with the chef prior to the session starting. Please note, there is no kids club (latchkey) available with this camp. Sessions are limited, so sign up NOW to get the week you want with your friends!

Registration is easy, simply follow the links below. After registration is completed, you must complete a Rata2ee waiver form at THIS LINK which allows for your child to stand at a stove and to use a knife. This is also where you make Rata2ee aware of any food allergies.

Rata2ee Cooking Camps (for kids age 7-11) * please note, children should have already completed first grade. 

Rata2ee is a culinary academy offering hands-on instruction in cooking techniques, including

  • Knife Basics (Cutting Skills)
  • Cooking Fundamentals
  • Nutrition (Reading Labels)
  • Food Science
  • Kitchen Safety
  • Proper Food Handling

2024 Rata2ee Cooking Camps Dates & Locations (contact each location to register)

Rochester / Rochester Hills – Rochester Community House – 248-651-0622 – CALL 248-651-0622 to Register
June 24-28 / July 8-12 / July 22-26 / August 5-9

Rochester / Rochester Hills – Rochester Montessori – 248-219-5752 – CALL 248-219-5752 to Register
June 10-14 / August 12-16

Lake Orion – Lake Orion High School – 248-693-5436 – CALL 248-693-5436 to Register or Register Online at
July 15-19

Birmingham – Seaholm HS – 248-203-3800 – CALL 248-203-3800 To Register or Register Online at
June 17-June 21 / June 24-June 28 / July 8 -July 12 / July 22 -July 26 / July 29-August 2 
Advanced 6th through 9th Grade Class from 10a-1p
July 29-August 2

Grosse Pte Farms – War Memorial – Info Coming Soon

Please note, pricing may vary between locations.

Rata2ee Summer Camps Sample Itinerary (subject to change)

  • 8:45a – Parent Drop-off
  • 9a–10a – Make a Healthy Morning Snack
  • 10a–11a – Nature Walk
  • 11a–12:30p – 90-minute Cooking Lesson: cutting techniques, measuring, stove time, kitchen safety
  • 12:30p–1:15p – Picnic Lunch—kids eat the food they made
  • 1:15p–2p – Make dessert
  • 2p–2:30p – Gardening: Learn what it takes to grow plants, plant seeds and make a zen garden
  • 2:30p–3:15p – Yoga: Kids practice yoga, learn proper breathing techniques and poses
  • 3:15p – 3:30p* – Kids gather and prepare for Parent Pick-up

*Pick-up time is 3:30 pm on Mon-Thurs, 3 pm on Fri

Contact Information – Tonia Carsten
Owner / CEO


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