Youth Programs

We offer a variety of youth programs throughout the year as well as Youth Camp@COCC during the summer.

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To register, click on class title or call 541.383.7270.

Youth Program: Fun With Falafels          
Learn the fundamentals of Middle Eastern cooking and produce dishes made from basic ingredients. Students will create homemade falafels with tzatziki and harissa sauce. Garnish your falafels with an array of toppings such as pickled beets, dill pickles, and pepperoncini peppers. Complete your Middle Eastern dish by creating a delicious salad such as Parsley & Cucumber or Pomegranate & Carrot. For students ages 10-14. 
Brian Murphy             Bend CUL 117                     $89       
3/8 Su                       10:00am-2:00pm

Youth Program: Small Pies         
What is better than a piece of pie? A small pie you can hold in your hand! Join Chef Katie and learn how to make delicious turnovers, mini gallettes, and tartlettes. For students ages 10-14.           
Katie Fuller               Bend CUL 116                     $89       
3/8 Su                      12:00pm-4:00pm

Youth Program: Sewing Valentines With Your Child or Grandchild          
Have fun with your child/grandchild making Valentine treat bags. Each registered adult will receive a kit with everything needed to create 32 treat bags with satin tie closure, treats and name tags. Students will have the opportunity to complete at least one bag in this two-hour class. All sewing levels welcome. Price includes one registered adult and one child (ages 5-11). Materials are required for this class.*
Denise Hatch            Bend HCC 260                    $59       
2/1 Sa                       1:00pm-3:00pm

Youth Program: Virtual Reality Spring Break Camp          
Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality (VR)! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. For students ages 10-14.                    
Sydney Azevedo               Bend COCC LIB 117          $199     
3/23 to 3/26 M,Tu,W,Th    9:00am-12:00pm

Youth Program: Safe Sitter® Essentials with CPR             
COCC has partnered with Safe Sitter® to prepare you to be safe when you are home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. This course also teaches skills in first aid, choking infant/child rescue, and infant/child CPR through hands-on practice.  For students ages 11-15.                       
Rita Hodge                Redmond RDM3 306              $95       
1/18 Sa                      9:00am-4:00pm

Rita Hodge                Bend PON 206                    $95       
2/8 Sa                       9:00am-4:00pm

Rita Hodge                Bend PON 206                    $95       
2/29 Sa                     9:00am-4:00pm

Rita Hodge               Bend PON 0204                   $95       
4/18 Sa                     9:00am-4:00pm

Rita Hodge               Bend PON 204                     $95       
5/16 Sa                    9:00am-4:00pm

Youth Program: Be a Radio DJ for Teens
If you are 15-18 years of age, you can train to volunteer for KPOV, High Desert Community Radio in Bend. Teens completing this class will be qualified to host the Youth Radio Hour on KPOV. All students must attend the common lecture first class Saturday from 9:00AM-11:30AM at COCC, followed by two studio sessions at KPOV. Studio sessions for teens are scheduled to correspond with KPOV's Youth Radio Hour, 3:30PM-5:30PM.
Tom Barry & Dean Harris   Bend HCC 190            $49
4/4 Sa                                 9:00am-11:30am (classroom session at COCC)
4/8 & 4/15 W                       3:30pm-5:30pm (studio sessions at KPOV)

NEW! Youth Program: Kid-Friendly/Parent Approved Desserts 
Do you crave sweets but your parents want you to make healthier choices? Discover how to create delicious tasting desserts without using refined sugar. Chef Holly will teach you how to use plant-based natural sweeteners like dates, agave, bananas and cocoa to create as variety of treats such as Peanut Butter Pie, Chocolate Dessert Hummus, and Banana Coconut Oat Cookies. Who knew dairy-free and low-sugar desserts could be so yummy? For students ages 10-14.
Holly Hoeksema               Bend CUL 117                     $79       
4/1 W                                    3:00pm-6:00pm

Youth Program: Bagels & Biscuits            
Bagels and biscuits are just as fun to make, as they are to eat! Discover the secret to baking a deliciously soft and chewy bagel. Once your bagels are baked, top them with an array of options. This is a great time to get creative and think outside the box. Students will also learn to bake melt-in-your mouth, savory cheese biscuits. For students ages 10-14.   
Katie Fuller                         Bend CUL 116                     $89       
4/26 to 4/26       Su           10:00am-2:00pm

NEW! Youth Program: Healthy Frozen Treats With Your Child or Grandchild       
Work as a parent/child team to learn about and create three different plant-based frozen treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. Learn how to make snacks like Strawberry Dreamsicles, Choco-Banana Bonbons, and Fudgy Date Caramels, while using dairy and gluten-free ingredients. These snacks will keep you and your family healthy and cooled off during the summer afternoons. Registered adult may bring one child (ages 7-12) to class.                              
Holly Hoeksema               Bend CUL 117                     $89       
6/3 W                                    3:00pm-6:00pm

NEW! Youth Program: Sweet Strawberry Tarts  
Learn how to make beautiful delicious desserts out of these local gems while they are in season. We will make strawberry tartlettes filled with a vanilla pastry cream and topped with a glazed crown of sliced strawberries. For students ages 10-14.      
Katie Fuller                         Bend CUL 116                     $79       
6/14 Su                                 10:00am-1:00pm

Youth Program: Junior Coders: Computer Programming & Game Design              
Discover the world of computer programming and game design. Learn multiple coding languages as you create fun and creative projects. Great opportunity to explore virtual reality creation and computer science. In this fun-filled four-week course, students will improve their coding skills through hands-on learning and games. For students ages 10-14.                   
Sydney Azevedo               Bend COCC LIB 117          $119     
5/6 to 5/27 W                    3:00pm-5:00pm

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Required form for Youth Program Participation - this form will be emailed after registration.