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Culinary Summer Camp Fun!

Camp CHOP summer camp is a culinary camp for kids ages 10-17. This cooking summer camp provides a fun and dynamic hands-on educational experience for young chefs passionate about the culinary arts.

In our state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, aspiring chefs learn the basics of cooking, baking, and kitchen safety, while enjoying an enriching, memorable, and fun summer camp experience. The Camp CHOP instructional team includes professional chefs, veteran teachers, camp professionals, and scientists who provide a truly unique and immersive experience that kids will be talking about all year.

As the newest addition to our world-renowned collection of programs, Camp CHOP benefits from our 40 years of camp and educational program experience, including enhancing the lives of 1.5 million campers who have participated in our programs across the country.

Smells delicious… what are you waiting for?

Interested in exploring our other Virginia summer camps? At AstroCamp, campers shoot for the stars as they experiment in hands-on science labs, get astronomy training, and participate in a variety of camp activities that include traditional summer camp fun!

Or maybe the need for speed is calling your name. Race over to Camp Motorsport where campers experience hands-on driving instructions while zipping through our 1.5 mile one-of-a kind go-kart track and 20 miles of off-road tracks and trails!

  • Boys & Girls
  • Ages 10-17
  • Culinary Camp
  • State-of-the-Art Teaching Kitchen
  • Cooking & Baking Classes
  • Fun Traditional Camp Activities
  • Professional Chef Instruction
  • 1 & 2 Week Options
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CULINARY CREATIONS

Campers feel right at home in our professional kitchen creating delectable dishes at their own cooking stations. Fully equipped with range, microwave, mixer, blender, pots, pans, and cooking utensils, our facility has everything you would find in a proper chef’s kitchen. We have created an environment where campers learn by using hands-on cooking techniques.

SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURES

Camp CHOP is much more than a cooking camp! Campers can participate in outdoor adventures such as the giant swing, fish’n float, water obstacles, go-karts; evening programs like fort building, moon landings, spa night, ice creams socials, techno dance parties; and elective activities including paintball, scavenger races, 3D printing, drone flying, building water rovers, LARPing, and more!

Our unique activities are created to be challenging, exhilarating, and unforgettable. At Camp CHOP, campers make lifelong friends and summer memories they will never forget.

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Happy Campers & Parents

Swan. We cannot thank you all enough. This camp was a huge milestone for our son since it was his first sleep away camp. We were impressed from the minute we arrived. The staff was friendly and everything was so well organized. It was relaxed and check-in was a breeze. Throughout the week the communication from you all and Tucker was incredible. When we picked him up, again, so friendly and well-organized! The lead chef obviously got to know Tucker and was so very kind in his words and brags about how well Tuck did during the week. Tuck was so good to go. He cannot wait to come back next summer and the chef had mentioned an advanced course you may be offering! We, as parents, are so appreciate of your emails, photos, the campanion app and phone calls. You guys were fantastic! Take care,
Melissa and Chris Bugaj

- Melissa and Chris Bugaj

CAMP CHOP NEWS & EVENTS

Top 3 Reasons to Cook with Your Kids
03
Dec

Top 3 Reasons to Cook with Your Kids

Let’s be honest, most kids are notoriously picky eaters. Raising a child who loves to snack on sautéed broccoli as much as hot dogs can take years... Read More

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5 Undeniably Delicious Fall Recipes to Try This Year
03
Nov

5 Undeniably Delicious Fall Recipes to Try This Year

  The leaves have started to change color, the days are becoming colder, and sweaters are being brought out of the closet once again. Fall is upon... Read More

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Camp CHOP’s Guide to Southern Comfort Food
23
Sep

Camp CHOP’s Guide to Southern Comfort Food

Mac and cheese, fried chicken, mashed potatoes…is your mouth watering yet? While everyone has their own personal comfort food, the south... Read More

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MORE WAYS TO SAVE WITH CAMP CHOP SUMMER CAMP

Refer a Friend – Does your camper have a friend who wants to attend one of our programs? If you get another child to sign up for camp, you will receive $100 per referral toward your camper’s tuition, and the camper you refer will receive $50 towards their tuition. If you are already registered and have a friend who wants to attend, contact our summer camp registrar at registrar@gdi.org and we will walk you through applying your savings.

Sibling Discount – Save $100 on each additional sibling who registers for any of our programs. Simply sign up and the discount will automatically apply to your account.

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Our Directors

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Ross Turner

President & CEO Of
Guided Discoveries Inc.

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Andy Balendy

Director AstroCamp

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Charlie Bueche

Program Director

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John Swanwick

Summer Camp Director

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Ross Turner
Ross Turner
President & CEO Of Guided Discoveries Inc.
ROSS TURNER President & CEO Of Guided Discoveries Inc. “Kristi and I are passionate about our programs and we know that these camp...
Andy Balendy
Andy Balendy
Director AstroCamp
ANDY BALENDY Director AstroCamp “AstroCamp has an incredible way of creating environments that are empowering for all. For our students, teachers...
Charlie Bueche
Charlie Bueche
Program Director
CHARLIE BUECHE Program Director “I spend my days working with people who are passionate about hanging out with kids. I live a stone’s throw away...
John Swanwick
John Swanwick
Summer Camp Director
JOHN SWANWICK Summer Camp Director “I am proud of all the summers I have spent working for camp. I was able to be a part of the positive...

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