Courses

A Cascade Culinary Institute (CCI) Chef Coat is mandatory for participation in culinary camps. If your child does NOT have one, you must purchase one below. Please use the drop-down to choose coat size.
Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, intermediate event scripting, and the impact of game play on user experience. For students ages 10-14.
Have you mastered your basic baking techniques? Are you ready to take your pastry skills to the next level? In this advanced baking and pastry camp, students will learn to make desserts like mousse, molten chocolate cake, fruit filled strudel, biscotti and short bread biscuits. For students ages 10-14.
It's time to put your baking to the test in this competition type camp for advanced students. During the week, students will work on perfecting the taste, appearance and creativity of their "CUPCAKE." Learn to incorporate different style of frostings and icings (meringue, butter creams, ganache), various flavors and cake recipes. Get creative in your decorating, as you students will be judged on taste, design and delivery. For students ages 10-14.
Do you love Iron Chef or Chopped? Are you ready to put your culinary expertise to the test? This camp is for the more experienced culinary students who want to reveal their skills and creative flair. Activities focus on culinary creativity and sensational presentations. Each day, students will be given a set of recipes and several mystery ingredients that will be incorporated into the day's production. All items will feature fresh ingredients and will be produced from scratch. For students ages 10-14.
Master the fundamentals of cooking and baking on a grill. Create marinades and rubs for meats and learn about grilling fruits & vegetables as well as pizza. Kitchen skills including safety, time management, organization and more will be emphasized. This is an advanced culinary camp. All students registered must have taken 2 or more culinary youth camps/programs. For students ages 10-14.
Discover the art of bread making. Learn the difference and importance of yeast breads as well as quick breads. Bake a variety of bread recipes such as ciabatta, homemade pretzels, bagels, lemon pound, banana, and chocolate zucchini. Then create delicious accompaniments to go with the bread including homemade butter, hummus, tapenade and jam. For students ages 10-14.
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, students will also see firsthand how the world of app publishing functions. For students ages 10-14.
The hottest new apps are .io apps! If you like to play Agar.io or Slither.io, you will love this class. Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .io apps, design your own multiplayer experience, and learn how to code your own. For students ages 10-14.
Fascinated by airplanes or dream of becoming a pilot? Students will explore various aircraft and learn how they fly, understand how weather affects flying, and discover careers in aviation.
Do you love to bake and would enjoy professional training? Start your junior baking and pastry career with this beginner camp lead by Chef Chris McCluskey. Discover the basics of bread and yeasted dough such as Cuban bread and soft rolls. Create cream puffs filled with pate a choux ice cream, bake and decorate a variety of cookies. For students ages 10-14.
If you're 15-18 years old, you can train to volunteer for KPOV High Desert Completing this class will qualify you to host the Youth Radio Hour on KPOV.

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We have three opportunities each day to prepare a healthy and delicious meal, so that's three opportunities to step up and help out in the kitchen. Be the head chef of your home kitchen and wow your friends and family with delicious meals. The Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner camp teaches beginner to intermediate cooking techniques through demonstrations and hands-on activities. For students ages 10-14.
Learn how to layer, ice and glaze a cake evenly and smoothly (like a pro) while practicing piping skills. Practice making yummy chocolate pastry cream, melt-in-your-mouth eclairs and cream puffs, truffles and more. Learn and practice important kitchen safety and sanitation rules, team work, timing and efficiency in the kitchen. For students ages 10-14.
Calling all future coders, programmers and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! For students ages 10-14.
Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. For students ages 10-14.
Enjoy a sweet week filled with cakes, cookies, chocolate and more. Students will learn the secrets and techniques of the bakeshop and produce restaurant quality desserts ranging from "exotic" pastries to special decorative cakes. For students ages 10-14.
The practice of planning and preparing dinner is a great life skill for young people as well as a treat for parents. This camp will focus on the basics of preparing healthy, nutritious meals such as tasty roasted chicken and vegetables, pasta sauce from scratch, fruit desserts, turkey tacos and more. For students ages 10-14.
Have you ever wondered how archaeologists make fantastic discoveries? Through hands-on activities, students will explore the various areas of archaeology and discover how archaeologists learn about people of the past. For students ages 10-14.
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating to situational contacts with people including home, sports, school, and daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. For ages 5-7.
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating people, home, sports, school, & daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. For ages 8-12.
Create a fresh feast with a focus on locally produced vegetables, fruits, meats and eggs. Meet local farmers on a camp field trip and learn the importance of planning your menus based on seasonal ingredients. Prepare amazing dishes using simple ingredients that will delight your taste buds. For students ages 10-14.
Love cooking your own snacks and favorite foods? Do you like watching cooking competitions on TV? Here is your chance to show off your skills and out flavor your competition. The first three days, students will learn hands-on knife skills, kitchen safety, cooking techniques and new recipes for snack foods, favorite meals and treats. Students will work in teams and compete in three different categories. The camp will end with a final competition that two guests can attend. For students ages 10-14.
Experience cooking and eating the diverse food offerings of Asia! Learn the unique flavor profiles and foods of Japan, Southeast Asia, Korea, and India. Get ready to branch out and travel to a whole new part of our world! For students ages 10-14.
Create beautiful delicious tartlettes with your child. Chef Fuller will teach you the secrets to making crisp buttery shells filled with pastry cream and topped with colorful fruit. Complete your elegant dessert with a glaze and it is ready to eat! Please bring an apron, knife, snack, and take home containers. Registered adult may bring one child age 8-11 to class.

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This "cool" camp is a great way to beat the heat of the summer! Discover the art of making ice cream, sorbet and gelato as well as dessert sauces and toppings. For students ages 10-14.
Global Hot Pockets is an exploration of savory filled pastries and the flavors that make them unique to many parts of the world. From South American Empanadas to Indian Samosas to Italian Calzones, students will gain an international understanding of this popular fare. For students ages 10-14.

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Let's get fancy. Gourmet cooking and plating is an advanced skill full of fun and creativity. This camp is for those who have learned the basics of cooking and are ready to move on to the next level! Join us on a food journey to the Mediterranean region of Europe to learn advanced techniques in cooking and plating. For students ages 10-14.
Making a flaky pie crust, the foundation of a great pie, takes practice and guidance from a pro. Learn the secrets of creating a tender crust, as well as a sweet cookie shell for cream pies. Become a pastry artist, as you learn to roll out a pie shell and finish the edges in a decorative style. Learn how to finish your masterpieces with a lattice top or crumble topping. For students ages 10-14.
Make your LEGOs come to life! Bring in your favorite action figures or LEGOs and create a short film with your friends. Whether you want to recreate a scene from Star Wars or design a world of your own, this class brings your dreams to the screen. For students ages 10-14.
This 4-day, fun-filled course is designed for those who want to creatively build and program a robot. Using LEGO Mindstorm Robot kits, discover how to make the robot come to life! Program the robot to drive, spin, walk, make sounds, grapple objects - the possibilities are endless! For students ages 10-14.
Try this new version of a Black Rocket classic! This class allows you to develop a game concept that goes well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling flow of gameplay, and storytelling. For students ages 10-14.
If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we'll explore. For students ages 10-14.
Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film! Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen using techniques like keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models! For students ages 10-14.
If you love the game Minecraft and want to design your own characters and buildings for your games, this class is for you. Learn the basics of creating 3-D modeling using new industry grade software to design your very own characters and import them into your favorite Minecraft games. Students must have Minecraft at home to import characters and parent email address is required to create student accounts. For students ages 10-14.
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and the foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. For students ages 10-14.
Is it your birthday? Your friend's birthday? The Superbowl? The MTV Awards? Learn the basics of making some killer party food! Be the life of the party when you walk in the door having learned how to make: warm artichoke and spinach dip, guacamole and salsa, jalapeno poppers, and fancy deviled eggs! For students ages 10-14.
Bonjour, mon ami and welcome to Petite Fours and Candies. Step out of Central Oregon and into a world of French candy making. Join Chef McCluskey and learn to make Palmiers and Papillions, hand-rolled truffles, various flavored jelly candies, and Praline Fudge. Oi, what fun it will be to learn the skills of a true French candy maker! For students ages 10-14.
Youtube, Google, Instagram and Spotify - what do they have in common? They were created with Python. Learn how to code with Python and create your first multi-player adventure game. For students ages 10-14.
Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox's fast growing marketplace to publish their games. For students ages 10-14.
Spring has sprung and it is a great time to learn how to use farm fresh ingredients in all of your cooking. Students will meet a local rancher on a culinary excursion while experiencing Central Oregon's local food culture. Prepare delicious seasonal meals using fresh and simple seasonal ingredients including locally grown produce, fresh herbs and spices, farm eggs and meat.

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Would you love to be the cake baker for all your friend's and families' special events? Join chef McCluskey for a week of cake baking from scratch and creative cake decorating. Learn piping and icing, layering and design. The perfect cake is up to your imagination. For students ages 10-14.
Learn how to fly drones (aka Unmanned Aerial Systems) safely! Camp will focus on building flying skills using quad copters. Learn about safety factors, skills for taking photos and videos, emergency flight management, communicating while flying, using observers and understanding aviation weather and language. Vehicle maintenance and battery safety of drones will also be covered. For students ages 10-14.
Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality (VR) in this cutting edge class. Learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. For students ages 10-14.
Dive in spatula first to the world of gourmet breakfast baking! Learn to make Berry and Chocolate Chip Scones, Ham and Cheese Croissants and superb quiches from scratch. Join Chef Christine McCluskey on this breakfast baking journey. Bring take home containers. For ages 10-14.

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There is nothing quite like a fall pie! Come learn to make different kinds of pie dough and various fillings to assemble delicious savory and sweet recipes.

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The best part about a birthday party is the cake! Learn how to make a homemade birthday cake from start to finish including buttercream frosting and more. Make ice cream and hot fudge to compliment your delicious cake. Get creative with your cake decorating and be the birthday cake baker for all your friends and family this year! For ages 10-14.

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Take a baking and pastry trip around the world this holiday season and learn how different cultures celebrate the season through baking. In this class, students will prepare seasonal treats from Mexico to India by way of Spain, France, England and Greece.

This course contains no sessions at this time.