Kids Summer Camp

A creative experience & a whole lot of fun!

kids lined up proudly showing off the cakes they made

Inspire imagination & learn new skills

Hewitt Oaks Summer Camps are sure to be a highlight of your child’s summer! We teach basic culinary and creative skills to boys and girls, ages 7-12, who have completed 1st grade or beyond. Kids work in small teams to cook the day’s recipes in a positive, Christ-centered atmosphere bursting with an energetic & empowering vibe. Each week we feature a different camp theme, so your child can choose the most interesting topic or join us for all the camps to learn a whole new set of recipes!

Cooking, creativity, and design is what we LOVE to do!

They’re fun and valuable life skills that are getting harder to come by. We want to inspire outside-the-box thinking for kids to explore artistic expression in new ways. Our camps are designed for girls AND boys — rest assured that BOTH will have a blast!

We know that “real food” is really good – it tastes delicious and we need it for strong, healthy bodies and brains. We have seen that the best way to get kids loving all things food is to get them in the kitchen measuring, mixing, chopping, touching, smelling and tasting. We believe in the power of hospitality and community — real change happens one bite at a time.
boys making quesadillas at Hewitt Oaks Cooking Camp

Camp Curriculum & Objectives

Depending upon the camp selected, you can expect your child to learn some or all of the following in our hands-on classes:
  1. How to be safe in the kitchen, including hand and workspace sanitizing, proper food handling, including how to wash food, knife safety, and temperature danger zone.
  2. How to read and follow a recipe.
  3. How to arrange the kitchen workplace so that all the items needed for the recipe are located and placed nearby (mise en place).
  4. How to accurately measure ingredients using measuring cups, measuring spoons, and kitchen scales.
  5. How to bake/roast, stew/braise, stir-fry, make sauces and soups.
  6. The difference between whole and processed foods and how each affects health.
  7. The importance of sustainability and eating what is in season.
  8. How to reuse or repurpose ingredients already on hand.
  9. How to clean up the kitchen.
Benefits of teaching your child to bake & cook
  1. Cooking is an important life skill that your child will use his/her entire life.
  2. Working in teams, kids learn cooperation and respect for each other’s ideas.
  3. They practice math as they measure ingredients and divvy up food.
  4. They learn about the chemistry involved in cooking.
  5. World cultures and geography are brought to life in a fun, contextual way while preparing recipes.

2024 Summer Day Camp Schedule

Baking & Cooking Combo Camp | May 28-31
May 28-31

Combo Camp: Baking & Cooking

Get the best of both worlds with a variety of recipes to learn baking and cooking skills!
SOLD OUT

June 10-13

Party Camp

Learn everything you’ve ever imagined to throw the BEST parties!

Around the World Cooking Camp | June 17-20
June 17-20

Around the World Cooking Camp

Learn the art of cooking delicious recipes while learning about the geography and culture of each place!

Around the World Baking Camp | June 24-27
June 24-27

Around the World Baking Camp

Learn the art of baking scrumptious treats while learning about the geography and culture of each place!

July 22-25

Baking & Crafting Camp

This camp combines the art of baking with fun crafts to spark the imagination and inspire creativity.

Baking & Cooking Combo Camp | July 29-August 1
July 29-August 1

Combo Camp: Baking & Cooking

Create a delicious array of sweet and savory treats using a variety of techniques to share with the family!
SOLD OUT

girls making Chicken Cordon Bleu
Boy preparing a dish with zuchinni

Combo Camp: Baking & Cooking

Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31
9am-3pm

SOLD OUT
$389 per child
ages 7-12 & completed 1st grade

Combo Camp gives campers the best of both worlds with baking AND cooking skills!

On their final day, campers get to bring home dinner for each of their families to enjoy. This encourages a strong sense of pride & accomplishment for each child to let their parents know “I’ve got dinner covered for the evening!”

Campers will also make their own lunch one day, which gives them a great experience to work in a commercial kitchen, helping with the preparation as well as the plating of the meal.

Some examples of dishes prepared during this Combo Camp:  True Southern Biscuits, Kitchen Sink Cookies, French Macaroons (the MOST requested item since we started doing camps!), Spaghetti & Meatballs, Lemon & Garlic Roasted Chicken, Parmesan Roasted Summer Squash, Sea Salt Red Bliss Potatoes, and Pies!

What's included

Kid-friendly lunches will be provided everyday with each child preparing their own dessert. Each evening, campers will be able to take home a goodie box prepared by them to share with their family. These will vary based on the day’s recipes and required bake times.

Campers will receive a personalized apron to use during camp and take home at the end of the week. They will also get a recipe booklet with all recipes from the week.

Questions? Check our FAQs

Make Combo Camp a highlight of their summer!

Combo Camp is SOLD OUT!

Party Camp

Monday, June 10 - Thursday, June 13
9am-3pm

$389 per child
ages 7-12 & completed 1st grade

At Party Camp, you’ll learn everything you’ve ever imagined to throw the BEST parties! We’ll combine baking, decorating, crafting, etiquette, and cooking skills to throw a party everyday at camp!

What's included

Kid-friendly lunches will be provided everyday with each child preparing their own dessert. Each evening, campers will be able to take home a goodie box prepared by them to share with their family. These will vary based on the day’s recipes and required bake times.

Campers will receive a personalized apron to use during camp and take home at the end of the week. They will also get a recipe booklet with all recipes from the week.

Questions? Check our FAQs

Make Party Camp a highlight of their summer!

kids carefully chopping onions outdoors
Girl proudly displaying a Mexican dish

Around the World Cooking Camp

Monday, June 17 - Thursday, June 20
9am-3pm

$389 per child
ages 7-12 & completed 1st grade

Cooking Around the World offers campers the opportunity to learn the art of cooking with fun challenges and tips for success provided by our chefs.

We will create a delicious array of recipes from around the world while learning about the geography and culture of each place!

Some examples of dishes for this week:
Monday – ITALY to include Fettuccine Alfredo & Cheesy Garlic Bread
Tuesday – GREECE to include  Grilled Chicken Kabobs & Tzaztki Sauce with Pita
Wednesday – FRANCE to feature Ratatouille with French Baguette
Thursday – JAPAN to showcase Teriyaki Chicken Fried Rice & Dumplings

What's included

Kid-friendly lunches will be provided everyday with each child preparing their own dessert. Each evening, campers will be able to take home a goodie box prepared by them to share with their family. These will vary based on the day’s recipes and required bake times.

Campers will receive a personalized apron to use during camp and take home at the end of the week. They will also get a recipe booklet with all recipes from the week.

Questions? Check our FAQs

Make Cooking Camp a highlight of their summer!

Around the World Baking Camp

Monday, June 24 - Thursday, June 27
9am-3pm

1 ticket available!
$389 per child
ages 7-12 & completed 1st grade

Baking Around the World offers campers the opportunity to learn the art of baking with fun challenges and tips for success provided by our chefs.

We will create a scrumptious array of dishes and desserts from around the world while learning about the geography and culture of each place!

Some examples of dishes for this week:
Tuesday – ITALY to include Authentic Tirimisu & Foccacia Bread
Wednesday – GREECE to include Hewitt Honey Baklava & Karadopita Cookies
Thursday & Friday – FRANCE We will spend two days in France this year as SO many campers have asked to make Macaroons, and there are no shortcuts for this classic French sweet treat! We will also make French baguette and Classic Custard Tarts

What's included

Kid-friendly lunches will be provided everyday with each child preparing their own dessert. Each evening, campers will be able to take home a goodie box prepared by them to share with their family. These will vary based on the day’s recipes and required bake times.

Campers will receive a personalized apron to use during camp and take home at the end of the week. They will also get a recipe booklet with all recipes from the week.

Questions? Check our FAQs

Make Baking Camp a highlight of their summer!

Around the World Baking Camp is SOLD OUT!

girl proudly holding a fruit tart that she made at Hewitt Oaks Kids Baking Camp
girl cracking eggs while making a recipe at Hewitt Oaks Kids Baking Camp
girls painting on canvas
girl proudly standing with a round layer cake that she just finished icing

Baking & Crafting Camp

Monday, July 22 - Thursday, July 25
9am-3pm

$389 per child
ages 7-12 & completed 1st grade

Baking & Crafting Camp combines the art of baking with fun crafts to spark the imagination and inspire creativity.

We’ll create a variety of recipes and crafts, including Macaroons, Layered Confetti Cake, Up-cycled T-shirt/Jacket, Painted Canvas, and Serving Tray. We’ll even design our very own Tea Party!

What's included

Kid-friendly lunches will be provided everyday with each child preparing their own dessert. Each evening, campers will be able to take home a goodie box prepared by them to share with their family. These will vary based on the day’s recipes and required bake times.

Campers will receive a personalized apron and personalized water bottle to use during camp and take home at the end of the week. They will also get a recipe booklet with all recipes from the week.

Questions? Check our FAQs

Make Baking & Crafting Camp a highlight of their summer!

girls having fun together while using a handheld mixer at Hewitt Oaks Baking Camp
girl carefully decorating a pie

Combo Camp: Baking & Cooking

Monday, July 29 - Thursday, August 1
9am-3pm

SOLD OUT
$389 per child
ages 7-12 & completed 1st grade

Combo Camp gives campers the best of both worlds with baking AND cooking skills!

On their final day, campers get to bring home dinner for each of their families to enjoy. This encourages a strong sense of pride & accomplishment for each child to let their parents know “I’ve got dinner covered for the evening!”

Campers will also make their own lunch one day, which gives them a great experience to work in a commercial kitchen, helping with the preparation as well as the plating of the meal.

Some examples of dishes prepared during this Combo Camp:
Chicken Alfredo Pasta, Three-Layer Cake with Buttercream Icing, Southern Yeast Rolls, Caesar Salad, Cake Pops, Chicken Quesadillas, Omelettes, and Key Lime Pie.

What's included

Kid-friendly lunches will be provided everyday with each child preparing their own dessert. Each evening, campers will be able to take home a goodie box prepared by them to share with their family. These will vary based on the day’s recipes and required bake times.

Campers will receive a personalized apron to use during camp and take home at the end of the week. They will also get a recipe booklet with all recipes from the week.

Questions? Check our FAQs

Make Combo Camp a highlight of their summer!

Combo Camp is SOLD OUT!

FAQs

Who will be teaching and supervising the sessions?
Chefs Christopher and Bethany Hewitt will be leading alongside the Southern Graces & Hewitt Oaks team members. Everyone assisting with camp is vetted and known for their character and responsible nature. Rest assured that the environment will be uplifting, empowering, and encouraging as that is the heart of who we are!
Do kids need baking or cooking experience to take any of these classes?

Not at all! We welcome kids of all skill levels. In some cases, we’ll separate kids into two age groups as needed (7-9 years and 10-12 years) to keep the class moving at a pace that’s right for each age range so that all children have a great experience!

What should students wear each day?

Students can wear comfortable clothes. Because we will be working in the kitchen, closed toe shoes are required. An apron will be provided on the first day of camp for each child.

What should campers bring each day?
Campers can bring a water bottle and any other preferred beverages to use throughout the day. We will provide all supplies, water & lemonade or punch, and lunch.
Are you taking special precautions for COVID-19?

Yes, please review our Health & Safety Measures.

Do you offer refunds?
CANCELLATION POLICY: If your child is unable to attend, please inform us as soon as possible. The registration fee is non-refundable, however, if you are able to find another family to fill the spot, we will issue you a refund once the other participant has registered in your place. You are welcome to gift the camp session to another child, and provide us with that person’s name, age, and contact information. Please do so at least 7 days prior to camp so that their personalized items will be ready for them on the first day.
What if I have other questions?

Please reach out if you have any other questions! You can call us Tues. – Fri. during normal business hours at (843) 757-4600 or contact us via email.

Lunch Menu

Lunch will provided at camp each day with delicious meals kids will love! Your child is welcome to bring their own lunch if they prefer for one or all days, however the registration fee does not change. If your child has food allergies, please make sure to note them when registering so that we can plan ahead to make accommodations as needed.

Health & Safety Measures

We will maintain a 1:6 staff to camper ratio for proper supervision and guidance. Although our chefs will be there to offer guidance, our goal is to allow the kids to work as independently in the kitchen as possible while learning proper food handling, hand washing, and workspace sanitization procedures. Closed toe shoes are required.
COVID-19 Safety Measures
For your child’s safety and the safety of other children we’ve implemented additional practices beyond our usual measures for food safety and sanitization.
  • Face masks are not required, but campers are welcome to wear one.
  • Gloves will be provided and worn when working with food.
  • If a child exhibits ANY signs of illness, they will not be allowed to attend.
We use kitchen safety and clean-up as a learning opportunity and keep the mood fun and uplifting impromptu dance parties!
Rules & Respect
Each child is expected to respect leadership and follow the rules of treating others the way they want to be treated. If a child is not able to follow these basic rules and manners, the parent will be called and they will be asked to leave camp for the day. If it happens a second time, they will not be able to return to camp. We want to maintain a positive environment that is uplifting, encouraging, and positive.

About Hewitt Oaks

Hewitt Oaks is an all-season, full-service venue for weddings, events, and retreats. Located in Bluffton, South Carolina, Hewitt Oaks embodies the quintessential Lowcountry experience. Dreamy oak canopies make an exquisite backdrop for elegant events, blending relaxed charm with world-class cuisine.
wrought iron gate at the driveway to Hewitt Oaks, surrounded by tall trees on either side and blooming pink flowers

HOW TO FIND US

Tours by appointment only.
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