Splash parks, pools, and playgrounds have been in the rotation for weeks now, and your kids may be growing weary (shocking, we know). Shake things up with a class or camp that lets the littles keep their hands busy crafting, cooking, inventing, and building.

Sur La Table

Turn up the heat with summer camp in the kitchen, featuring hands-on cooking classes led by professional chefs. Sweet Treats, Cooking Around the World, and The Science of Cooking for Kids gives budding bakers ages 8-12 a taste of basic knife skills, measuring and mixing, and following a recipe. Class bonuses include generous tastings, copies of recipes, a 10 percent off coupon, and an ice pop mold or apron.

When: Camps are Monday-Friday in July and August at the Alexandria and Arlington stores.
Cost: $250 per child
326 King St. (Alexandria, VA)

1101 South Joyce St. (Arlington, VA)
Online: surlatable.com


Where do you take your kids to create something out of nothing? Tell us in the comments section below. 

—Emily Coleman Dibella