Youth Programs

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


To register, click on course title or call 541.383.7270.

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-11:30PM 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. 
Dean Harris &
Tom Barry                           Bend HCC 190                    $49       
9/29 Sa                               9:00AM-11:30AM (classroom session)
10/4 & 10/11 Th                 3:30PM-5:30PM (studio sessions)

Reflecting Freedom: Female Fashion Through Time       
Corsets and hoops and bustles -- oh my!  Why did women wear such things?  What was up with those "ginormous" hats of 1900's?  Why were some women called "flappers" in the 1920's?  When did women start wearing pants? Fashion reflects many things, including trendy movie stars' clothing, current technology, society's views on women and even women's fight for equality. Join us as we learn amazing facts about women's fashion, investigate stylish silhouettes and even predict what fashions may look like in the future! For students ages 12-15.
Eileen Tannich Gose            Bend MAZ 220                   $69       
10/13 Sa                              10:00AM-12:30PM

Tarts, Pies and Galettes 
There is nothing quite like a fall pie! Learn how to make a variety of pie doughs and various fillings to assemble delicious savory and sweet recipes. From sweet tarts filled with lemon curd or chocolate pastry cream to sweet potato pie with brisse dough, this class will give you the experience to make any holiday table complete. Bring an apron and take-home containers. For students ages 10-14.
Christine McCluskey            Bend CCC 116                     $89       
11/4 Su                                 10:00AM-3:00PM

Holiday Side Dishes
Move over, mashed potatoes! Join Chef Shannon Hodgen and explore some of the holiday's most exciting side dishes. Impress your family on Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season with your culinary skills and delicious creations from the autumn harvest! Learn to make comfort food side dishes including Cranberry-Glazed Sweet Potato Casserole, Stuffed Delicata Squash with Turkey Sausage and Wild Rice, and more. Bring an apron and take-home containers. For students ages 11-15.       
Shannon Hodgen                 Bend CUL 117                     $89       
11/17 Sa                              10:00AM-3:00PM

International Holiday Baking
Take a baking and pastry trip around the world this holiday season and learn how different cultures celebrate the season through baking. In this class, students will prepare seasonal treats from Mexico to India by way of Spain, France, England and Greece. Join Chef Christine McCluskey on this international baking and pastry trip to gain valuable culinary skills as well as new holiday recipes. Savor some of these delicious treats in class and bring take-home containers so you can share with your family at home.  Students should also bring an apron. For students ages 10-14.   
Christine McCluskey            Bend CUL 116                     $89       
12/16 Su                              10:00AM-3:00PM

Etiquette Essentials for Children             
This fun, hands-on, interactive class will introduce children to proper etiquette relating to situational contacts with people including home, sports, school, and daily interactions with the public. Students will gain valuable knowledge, and learn to demonstrate good table manners, set a proper table, and practice social/behavioral skills while eating at the table. Activities include role-playing and enjoying a small meal at Elevation, COCC's Cascade Culinary Institute restaurant. Each student will receive a 10% off coupon to Elevation for future dining to demonstrate to family and friends the skills that were learned.        
Ages 5-7
Samuel La Duca                   Bend CUL 120                     $49       
11/3 Sa                                 9:00AM-1:00PM

Ages 8-12
Samuel La Duca                  Bend CUL 120                    $49
11/10 Sa                              1:00PM-5:00PM

Halloween Treats with Your Child/Grandchild  
Bring your child (or grandchild, niece, friend) to bake and decorate delicious spooky themed cupcakes and cookies! Learn a variety of recipes that you can make in your favorite Halloween shapes including ghosts, bats, pumpkins and more. Bring an apron, a lunch and containers to take-home your goodies. Price includes one registered adult and one child (ages 7-14).             
Katie Fuller                       Bend CUL 116                     $79       
10/27 Sa                          10:00AM-2:00PM    

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