Youth & Teen Baking Camps: Summer Sweets, Some Are Not

In this intensive hands-on summer camp, participants will learn to make a variety of delicious sweet and savory bakes, including muffins, tarts, cupcakes, quick breads and yeast breads. They will also prepare a variety of baked vegetarian meals for lunch each day. Instructor: Chef Joel Olson.

Monday: Berry Jam Biscuits; Chef Joel's Favorite Tart Dough; Lemon and Blueberry Tarts; Chocolate and Candied Orange Tarts; Buttermilk and Cheddar Scones; Parmesan Bread Twists. Lunch: Noodle, Herb and Cheese Bake.

Key Lime Cupcakes; Sugar and Spice Shortbread; S’mores Napoleons with Fresh-made Graham Crackers, Baked Meringue and Chocolate Ganache; Tomato and Basil Tarts; Fresh Buttery Breadsticks. Lunch: Twice-Baked Stuffed Potatoes.

Coconut Macaroons; Banana Cakes with Cream Cheese Filling; Peach Cobbler with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream; Garlic Knots; Beaten Biscuits. Lunch: Cheesy Baked Rice and Vegetables.

Twice-Baked Cheese Soufflés; Cream Cheese “Pound” Cake; Pineapple Dump Cupcakes; Cheddar and Mild Chile Flatbread; Multigrain Slider Buns. Lunch: Cheddar and Zucchini Strada.

Raspberry and Chocolate Whoopie Pies; Brown Sugar Brownies; Potato and Vegetable Hand Pies; Gougeres (Parmesan Cheese Puffs); Cheese "It's" Crackers. Lunch: Croque Monsieur (Oven-Grilled Cheese Sandwiches).

8-12 years

5 lessons @ 3 hrs, $396/$360 MCC district residents
1300.124          M-F, 7/8-7/12          9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

13 years+

5 lessons @ 3 hrs, $396/$360 MCC district residents
1301.124          M-F, 7/8-7/12          1:30-4:30 p.m.


Monday - Friday, July 8 - 12


9:30 AM - 4:30 PM


McLean Community Center
McLean Community Center
1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101


Chef Joel Olson