Summer Cooking Camp


  Welcome to the 2014 Summer Camps! 
Registration begins Monday, March 10, 2014  
Questions: Please call 301.986.9490  

The following camps are SOLD OUT as of April 15: 
June 16 TEEN Baking
July 14 KIDS Kitchen Skills
July 14 TEEN Kitchen Skills
July 21  TEEN All About Cakes
July 21 TEEN All About Asian

L’Academie de Cuisine’s Children’s Summer Cooking Camps are designed for children ages 9 – 12 and teenagers 13 – 17.

Morning and afternoon sessions are offered 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. (With the exception of the week of July 4th where there is a 4-day morning camp)
Morning sessions meet from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.  Afternoon sessions meet from 1:30 – 4:30 pm.   

Camps are held at LAC’s Bethesda location at 5021 Wilson Lane. There is ONE camp being held in the Gaithersburg location during the week of June 23-27.

The 2014 Summer Cooking Camp schedule is available online.  Registration will begin Monday, March 10, 2014.  L’Academie de Cuisine will not accept any registrations postmarked prior to Monday, March 10.  All information concerning LADC's Summer Cooking Camps will be published on the website.  Please download the registration form from the website.     

Registration will be handled through the Post Office mail only*.  *After April 30, you may drop off, or fax (301.652.7970) the registration.  Please make sure to review your registration form so that all information is completed, otherwise it cannot be accepted.

Children may be registered for as many camps as desired, however camps may not be scheduled on the same day (for example back to back morning and afternoon sessions) as child care is not available between sessions, and camps are physically very demanding on students.

Only one child per registration form please; families may register only their own children.  You may include up to 3 registrations (i.e. siblings, two friends) per envelope.  Please do not include notes about other applicants if they are mailing separately.  LADC can not accept a registration if it is not signed by the parent/guardian. 

The cost is $410.00 per camp session and full payment by check, cash, credit card, or gift certificate is due with registration.  A family will receive a 20% discount for 3 or more confirmed registrations for this summer.  This will be assessed on the registration by LADC depending on availability of camps.

Confirmations are sent out by mail within two weeks after registration opens and/or your registration is received.


Camp cancellations must be made at least one calendar month prior to the first day of your child’s camp.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  

No refunds, school credits, or camp rescheduling will be provided for cancellations made after this time. Camp cancellations made at least one month prior to the start of camp will receive a refund minus a $50 cancellation fee.  

About L’Academie de Cuisine Summer Camps 

  • Each day students work in small groups to prepare the day’s menu. At the end of class, children sit down together to eat the foods they have prepared. (Due to the Montgomery County Health Department, food is not permitted to leave the school.)  
  • Menus printed in camp schedule are subject to change without notice. 
  • Classes are co-ed and limited. Staff for each camp includes a chef/instructor and up to 6 camp counselors. 
  • DRESS CODE:  Students should be dressed both comfortably and safely with closed toe shoes (sneakers, clogs, crocks, etc.). See Below 

 Because the kitchen can be a dangerous place, L’Academie prefers not to allow campers to wear the following items: 

  • Open toe shoes such as sandals or flip flops 
  • Tank tops with drawstrings or shirts with loose sleeves 
  • Rings, bracelets, watches, long earrings and necklaces/chains  
  • ALLERGIES:  L’Academie de Cuisine does not use peanut oil in our summer camps; however we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment. If you child has an allergy, please describe it in detail with your registration. Severe allergies will be handled on a case by case basis.  Please review the menus with your child as LAC cannot make day of substitutions. 
  • PICK UP & DROP OFF:  Children must be picked up promptly after camp.  Counselors remain with the students only 30 minutes after each session.  Likewise, students should be dropped off no earlier than 30 minutes prior to their camp start time.  There is a waiting room where campers can sit to stay out of the summer heat!