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 kids basic culinary and creative skills while they 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 and explore artistic expression in new ways. 

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.

girl carefully decorating a pie

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.

2022 Summer Day Camp Schedule

Hewitt Oaks Sweet & Savory Baking Camp
May 31 - June 3

Sweet & Savory Baking Camp

Learn the art of baking delicious treats to share with the family!
Hewitt Oaks Summertime Fun Combo Camp
June 7-10

Summertime Fun Combo Camp

Learn the art of baking and cooking!

Hewitt Oaks Back to School Combo Camp
August 2-5

Back to School Combo Camp

Learn the art of baking and cooking!

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

Sweet & Savory Baking Camp

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

$329 per child
ages 7-13

SOLD OUT

Kids Sweet & Savory Baking Camp gives campers the opportunity to learn the art of baking with fun challenges and tips for success provided by our chefs.

Students will learn how to bake delicious treats to share with the family each day:  Cheddar Bacon Bread, Strawberry Chantilly Cream Pie, Lemon Ice Box Cookies, Pimiento Cheese Straws, and a beautiful French Tart with Raspberries & White Chocolate for their pièce de resistance! 
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. Over the course of the week, they will bring home a total of 2 meals and 4 desserts.

Campers will also 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

Baking Camp is SOLD OUT!

Summertime Fun Combo Camp

Tuesday, June 7 - Friday, June 10
9am-3pm

$329 per child
ages 7-13

SOLD OUT

Kids Summertime Fun Combo Camp gives campers the opportunity to learn the art of baking and cooking with fun challenges and tips for success provided by our chefs. We will create a delicious array of sweet and savory treats for campers to learn new skills and practice their creativity by decorating and plating their dishes.

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. Over the course of the week, they will bring home a total of 2 meals and 4 desserts.

Campers will also 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

Combo Camp is SOLD OUT!

Make Combo Camp a highlight of their summer!

girls having fun together while using a handheld mixer at Hewitt Oaks Baking Camp
boys making quesadillas at Hewitt Oaks Cooking Camp
girl being helped by a camp counselor at Hewitt Oaks Kids Summer Camp
Girl posing with a taco dinner ring she made at Hewitt Oaks Kids Summer Camp

Back to School Combo Camp

Tuesday, August 2 - Friday, August 5
9am-3pm

$329 per child
ages 7-13

Kids Back to School Combo Camp gives campers the opportunity to learn the art of baking and cooking with fun challenges and tips for success provided by our chefs. We will create a delicious array of sweet and savory treats using a variety of techniques.

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. Over the course of the week, they will bring home a total of 2 meals and 4 desserts.

Campers will also 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 Combo Camp a highlight of their summer!

FAQs

Who will be teaching and supervising the sessions?
We have two chefs on staff, Christopher & Bethany Hewitt, who will be leading alongside a former school teacher & a current school teacher. In addition, we will have Camp Counselors (ranging from high school to college age) to assist the small groups and make it even more FUN! 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/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 (7-9 years and 10-14 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 reduced the class size and implemented additional practices beyond our usual measures for food safety and sanitization.

  • Face masks are not required, but campers are welcome to wear one.
  • Work stations will be spaced apart with just 2 kids seated at each 8 ft. long table.
  • 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 will use these additional practices as a learning opportunity and keep the mood fun and uplifting with Socially Distant Impromptu Dance Parties!

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

Kids Camp Registration

This is a new registration system, and we welcome your feedback. If you’re on a mobile device, we recommend turning your phone on its side so that you have a wider area to view the form. Please email us at hello@hewittoaks.com if you have trouble completing your purchase, and we’ll be happy to help!

Ticket price of $355.32 includes $329 + $26.32 sales tax

HOW TO FIND US

Tours by appointment only.
Please schedule an intro call and we’ll arrange a tour for you.