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.

Youth Program: Soup Camp       
Winter is a great time for making and eating soup. If you love to cook and want to learn new recipes to impress your family and friends, then look no further. Sign up for Soup Camp! Learn the building blocks of flavor to create delicious and healthy soups. Gain new skills and become versed in what foods are in season during the winter and early spring in Central Oregon. Recipes include noodle soup, a cream soup and a stew/chili. Bring an apron, lunch and take-home containers. For students ages 10-14.
Shannon Hodgen             Bend CUL 117                     $89       
1/12 Sa                             9:00AM-2:00PM

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 10-week course, students will improve their coding skills through hands-on learning and games. For students ages 10-14.
Sydney Azevedo             Bend CHLAB 207               $219     
1/16 to 3/20 W                 1:30PM-3:30PM

Youth Program: The Art of Pasta
Do you love pasta? Are you interested in learning how to make it from scratch? Join us to discover the art of pasta! Chef Shannon will teach you to measure, mix, knead, roll, cut, and cook pasta. Learn how to use a rolling pin, various cutting devices and a pasta machine to shape your pasta creations. You will also learn how to make a simple and delicious meat ragu as well as fresh pesto. Take some home to share with your family. Bring an apron, lunch and take-home containers. For students ages 10-14.
Shannon Hodgen             Bend CUL 117                     $89       
1/26 Sa                             9:00AM-2:00PM

Youth Program: Take Your Best Shot! Photography Basics
Enjoy a day of photography exploration in this hands-on class and learn how to take your best shot! Explore the anatomy of the camera and lens and discover how they actually work. Learn the basic rules of photography and the elements of composition. Practice setting up your shot and taking portraits. Bring a DSLR camera and a snack. Dress in layers as you will be shooting outside and indoors. For students ages 11-15.
Amanda Conde                    Bend HCC 190                    $59       
1/26 Sa                                 9:00AM-12:00PM

Youth Program: Cream Puffs, Eclairs & Gourgeres           
Discover the secrets to making delectable French pastries. Create crisp shells filled with pastry cream and dipped in chocolate. Then indulge your savory side with cheese puffs or Gougeres that can be eaten alone or filled with a savory filling of your choice. Impress your friends and family with these elegant but easy treats. Bring an apron, lunch and take-home containers. For students ages 10-14.
Katie Fuller                         Bend CUL 116                     $89       
1/27 Su                               10:00AM-2:00PM

Valentine Cookies with your Child or Grandchild
Bring your child (or grandchild, niece, friend) to bake and decorate delicious heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day. Learn a variety of recipes including chocolate sandwich cookies and decorated shortbread. Please bring an apron, knife, snack, and take home containers for your cookies. Registered adult may bring one child age 8-15 to class.
Katie Fuller                         Bend CUL 116                     $69       
2/10 Su                               11:00AM-3:00PM

Youth Program: I Made It Myself!
Are you tired of bland freezer waffles or boring cereal for breakfast? Is it time to put away your rubbery twig of string cheese or your dusty crackers and pasty hummus? Join Chef Shannon in a professional kitchen at the Cascade Culinary Institute as she teaches you to create tasty and healthy breakfast and after school snack alternatives. Leave with recipes you can make on your own or with a few minutes of adult prep so you are ready to start the school week. Bring an apron, lunch and take-home containers. For students ages 10-14.
Shannon Hodgen                Bend CUL 117                     $89       
2/23 Sa                                9:00AM-2:00PM    

Heartsaver Pediatric CPR and First Aid for Babysitters
Are you a babysitter age 10-15? This American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED course will help prepare you to respond to an illness or injury of a child or infant in your care. Learn critical first aid skills including how to create a safe environment, how to prevent injuries, and lifesaving CPR. Class includes interactive lecture and hands-on skills practice. Price includes required AHA Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED Manual.
Rita Hodge                          Bend PON 206                     $89
3/9 Sa                                  9:00AM-4:00PM

Etiquette Essentials for Children (ages 8-12)
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                     $59       
3/9 Sa                                   1:30PM-5:30PM

Ages 8-12
Samuel La Duca                   Bend CUL 120                     $59       
3/9 Sa                                   8:30AM-12:30PM

Youth Program: Ravioli & Focaccia Workshop   
Learn to make an Italian dinner from start to finish. Discover how to create homemade Ravioli pasta, fill them with an array of fillings, and make a delicious simple marinara to top it all off. Complete your meal with homemade focaccia, the wonderful Italian bread soaked in olive oil and topped with herbs. Bring an apron, lunch and take-home containers. For students ages 10-14.       
Katie Fuller                            Bend CUL 116                     $89       
3/10 Su                                  10:00AM-4:00PM

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