Life Skills

Summertime Sips, Sides, and Smiles: Five-Day Preteen Cooking Camp

In this five-day summer camp, students will meet once a week and work with in-season ingredients to create the most refreshing drinks, desserts (smiles) and tastiest sides.
Jennifer Hughes, B.A., J.D., LL.M
474 total reviews for this teacher
New class

55 minutes

per class

5x per week

over 1 week


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Mon Jun 6

Jun 6 - Jun 10 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
4pm - 4:55pm

Tue Jun 28

Jun 28 - Jul 2 (1 week)
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
12:30am - 1:25am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.

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Class Experience

Measuring:  Students will learn fractions, which cups/pyrex to use and when.
Timing:  How to multi-task and serve while food is still hot or in good condition.
Kitchen Tools and Equipment:  This will vary per student, but instructor will guide them with their choices.
While this is a food-oriented class, the focus is on cooking techniques. Nutrition and Diet are not part of this curriculum. However, we will talk about summer produce in different geographic locations and why choosing in season produce makes a difference.
Professor Jennifer Hughes has been an educator and attorney for over 20 years.  Her passion for cooking began in her family's restaurants when she was growing up.  Over the years she has taken countless cooking classes and conducted many workshops and group classes.  On Outschool she runs the Self-Confidence Project and teaches many Government, History, Law, Cooking and Speech and Debate Courses. In her free time, she is mom to 5 boys and 2 girls, many now grown, and she loves to swim, travel and throw tea parties.
Students should read recipes in full before class and complete prep work when needed.
Recipes will be given out a week before each class begins
Tart Pan (although foil pie pan will work in a pinch) for Week Two
Melon Baller for our Melon Ball Punch Week Four and Salad in Week Five
Slow Cooker for Baked Beans (Instant pot on slow cook works as well)
Gummy Fish and Rainbow Nerds for our Fishbowl drinks week five
Optional:  Fishbowl cup or Jars for Week Five drink
Optional:  cocktail umbrellas for our pina coladas.

I get my fishbowl glasses at Michaels for $3.00 but have seen cute plastic versions as well. 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
By parent request
4 hours 35 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
• Students should be comfortable using a knife and a stove/oven and a slow cooker.  They should also prepare their workspace ahead of time, making sure it is clean for hygienic purposes. 
• Parental supervision is essential for safety.
Teacher uses Canva and Kahoot to teach but students will not need to create their own account.  Students are given a Kahoot link during class to take a quiz.  Teacher uses Canva to show her videos during class, students will not need to go to a site.

ALLERGY STATEMENT: Ingredients for recipes may include common allergens such as Dairy, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat & Soy. If the learner has dietary restrictions, please contact the instructor so she may be able to suggest ways to adapt the recipe, typically by substitution, or omission of the allergen. (Requires at least 72 hours' notice.) Not all recipes can be adapted. Instructor does not have the ability to ensure that the items you purchase will be completely free of allergens. It's up to the adults responsible for each learner to ensure that products brought into the learners' kitchens are allergen-free.
Handouts will be provided in Word format by instructor.


Jennifer Hughes, B.A., J.D., LL.MInclusivity Supporter, Engagement Seeker, and a Passion to Pass on Joy and a Life Long Love of Learning.
474 total reviews
490 completed classes

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