Gear up for Kids Cooking Camp 2017

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This summer, between all the swimming, reading, traveling and running around you’ll be doing, we at Blue Apron are advocating for another activity the whole family can do together: cook! Getting kids in on the kitchen action doesn’t just lighten your load; it also teaches them skills they’ll use for life, creates a bonding experience, builds confidence, and encourages them to learn about (and taste!) new foods.

That’s why we’re so excited to share with you our virtual cooking camp for kids. Each week, starting July 10th, we’ll provide a fun, educational activity to help your family learn about food and meal prep. From learning their way around the utensil drawer to growing a key ingredient for dinner (it’s easy, we promise!), your kids will turn into budding chefs (and healthy eaters!) over the next five weeks. You don’t have to be a Blue Apron subscriber to participate, but if you are, we’ll be sending you materials in the Family Plan box every week between July 10th and August 13th. If you’re not a subscriber, you can still get in on the fun by downloading all the materials from the blog posts below starting the week of July 10.

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While our virtual kids cooking camp runs from July 10th to August 13th (and the contest is open until the 18th!),  you don’t have to follow it chronologically if you’d rather jump around. Here’s a sneak peek of our curriculum, tailor-made to help your children learn what goes into dinner every night—from where the food comes from to how to turn those raw ingredients into something spectacular. Download our printable overview HERE! You can hang it on your fridge as you follow along with all the activities this summer.

Here’s what you’ll be doing at camp (and when!):

  • Week 1: EATING IN SEASON

    • In your box the week of July 10th

  • Week 2: EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF IT ALL

    • In your box the week of July 17th

  • Week 3: GROW IT YOURSELF

    • In your box the week of July 24th

  • Week 4: LET’S GET PREPPED

    • In your box the week of  July 31st

  • Week 5: LET’S EAT TOGETHER

    • In your box the week of August 7th

We want to watch your progress and help you cheer on your fellow virtual campers! Each week, you can share photos of your activities. By doing so, you’ll be entered to win a trip to Vermont Creamery where the whole family (up to four people) will see how Vermont Creamery’s delicious cheese, crème fraiche, and butter is made and meet the goats who make it all possible. Plus, you’ll receive three free months of Blue Apron! To enter the sweepstakes, which runs from July 10th to August 18th at 12pm, simply upload a photo to the sweepstakes page which will launch the week of July 10th. We can’t wait to follow your cooking camp adventures. Let’s go!

 

 

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