With the fate of summer camps hanging in the balance, most parents do not know what to expect this year. More and more online camp options are popping up to assist parents. Raddish Kids announced that they are offering virtual cooking camps and classes exclusively on Outschool.com in addition to free recipes and activities at RaddishKids.com

Girl and mom in kitchen

Before Raddish became a cooking subscription kit, they offered in-person kids cooking classes and summer camps. This year marks the 12th year the service is offering camps and the first year they will be offered virtually.  Raddish Kids’ camp themes kick off in mid-June and include “Restaurant Camp,” “Around the World” and “Summer Fun.” The week-long camps are suitable for kids ages 8 – 13. Individual classes such as making homemade biscuits and butter are also being offered on Outschool.com. 

“Our cooking camps are designed to excite kids about the joys of cooking and help them hone a lifelong skill,” said Raddish Kids’ Founder Samantha Barnes. “From empowering kids to start and run their own restaurant to taking them on a tour of the world through flavors, our goal remains the same: to nurture kids’ confidence in the kitchen and beyond.”

In addition to its virtual summer cooking camps, Raddish is also offering free recipes and learning activities on its website alongside a free downloadable guide that lets kids create their own in-home cooking camp. They’ll learn key skills such as cracking eggs and kneading dough while they make staple recipes like pizza dough and crepes. Parents can help kids avoid the summer slide with free Raddish Recipe Connections that teach science, math and literacy as they learn to make a delicious recipe.

Traveling might be on hold, but kids and families can still travel the globe from their kitchen through Raddish Kids’ kits that introduce kids to other cultures through flavors, aromas and immersive activities. Whether venturing to North Africa in Raddish Kids’ Made in Morocco kit and making chicken tagine, or exploring Japanese culture, making sushi and teriyaki chicken skewers in July’s Ticket to Tokyo kit, families are sure to create memories that make up for lost travels.

Raddish’s popular subscription kits are a great screen-free way to engage kids. Designed for kids 4 -14, each monthly kit features a different theme ranging from seasons and holidays to cultures and creative cookery. June’s kit, available for purchase May 21st, is called Edible Elements and connects kids to nature. They will explore ancient elements of earth, air, fire, and water, and make plant-based burgers, a giant puffy pancake, toasted marshmallow pie and homemade ice cream. Each Raddish kit includes three laminated, beautifully illustrated recipe guides that feature a recipe, culinary skill and fun facts as well as an apron badge, a cooking tool, a hands-on activity, table talk cards and online bonus materials.

—Jennifer Swartvagher

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