Appleton, WI – Camp Chocolate is a four-day learning experience filled with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! Led by Heather Rawlings Davis, Camp Chocolate is a 501(c)3 culinary instruction camp for students K-12.
And it goes beyond chocolate. Camp Chocolate is dedicated to STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts and math concepts are taught.
“The culinary arts are the intersection of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics,” says Heather. “Cooking and baking is really just chemistry. These are science experiments. But we’re also talking about advertising and economics and entrepreneurship.”
At Camp Chocolate, kids design their own chocolate bar, create a chocolate brand and make a plan to sell the finished product at their local farmer’s market. At the end of the week, they raise money to benefit the Children's Hospital Organization. It’s kids helping kids.
“Culinary is where our future is going,” says Heather. “It's about hands-on experiences.”
Camp Chocolate has been able to maintain holding classes while accommodating COVID restrictions like social distancing with bigger classrooms, gloves and masks.
Camp Chocolate is a certified girl scout program; scouts can earn their culinary patches through the program. Camp Chocolate meets and exceed the standards of education.
Camp Chocolate supports the Culinary Pro-Start, National School and Restaurant Association. They are looking to reach out to other local communities and get involved in other culinary programs throughout the United States.
For more information on Camp Chocolate, visit www.campchocolate.net