from 10:00am – 2:00pm

Kids: Simmer Camp

Kids: Simmer Camps

Ages 6-11

Kids, ages 6-11, join us for 3-day camps and explore adventurous weekly themes. From discoveries in the Greenhouse to hands-on cooking in the Teaching Kitchen, “Simmer” Camp cultivates growth and bakes up excitement! Each activity and recipe will pair with the inspiring weekly theme and stimulate inventive imagination and creativity.


Simmer Camp: Urban Farming

Tues-Thurs, July 7-9, 10a-2p • $125


While many farmers live in the country, cities have farmers too. This week we’ll find ways to grow and harvest food right in our neighborhoods. You’ll meet a chef who grows things on a patio, a farmer who works in a greenhouse. After harvesting from the greenhouse, we’ll head to the kitchen to make Urban Farm fresh recipes!


Simmer Camp: Active Chefs

Tues-Thurs, July 21-23, 10a-2p • $125


Getting ready for a big game or an afternoon bike ride? We’ll make our own flavored sports drink  and energy bars with recipes you can create at home that are sure to give you a boost and appeal to your taste buds. In the greenhouse we will test just how strong seeds can be and find plants that can give us energy too.


Simmer Camp: Flavors from Around the World

Tues-Thurs, Aug 4-6, 10a-2p • $125


Pack your bags and get ready to explore dishes, games, and culture from countries around the world. We’ll make our own passports and touch down in Thailand, South Africa, and England.


Simmer Camp: Great Lakes Gourmet

Tues-Thurs, Aug 18-20, 10a-2p • $125


Flavors come alive at the peak of Michigan’s summer harvest. Celebrate the mitten with recipes that compliment local flavors that are currently in season.  In the greenhouse, learn how to harvest your own vegetables and keep Michigan herbs to enjoy all year long.



Get Registered


Your kiddos won't want to miss this special opportunity to meet new friends and

have some fun at the Downtown Market Grand Rapids so sign up today!!


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Questions?  Email or call our office 616-805-5308 X217. 

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