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.

Culinary Classes

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

NEW! Youth Program: Spring Holiday Treats      
Hop your way into the Spring holiday with delicious confectionery concoctions. Learn to make homemade carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and delicious carrot scones perfect for a holiday brunch. Then get creative making Rice Krispie Treats with some spring flair and finish off the day by making Pavlova eggs and lemon curd. Bring an apron, water bottle, lunch and take-home containers. For students ages 10-14.                
Christine McCluskey       Bend CUL 116                     $89       
3/31 Su                            10:00AM-3:00PM

NEW! Youth Program: Dinner's Ready! 

In this four-hour, fun and action packed class, students will learn how make the perfect classic roast chicken, crispy potatoes and grilled broccolini with vinaigrette. Basic knife skills and safety, sanitation, kitchen flow and communication will also be covered. Impress your family with a classy, professional, delicious dinner for four ready when your parents arrive. Bring your apron, snack, water bottle and take-home containers to take your dinner home! For students ages 10-14.              
Shannon Hodgen             Bend CUL 117                     $89       
4/6 Sa                               2:00PM-6:00PM

NEW! Youth Program: Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches           
Who doesn't love homemade cookies and ice cream? In this class, students will learn to make several different kinds of cookies and ice cream flavors. Then it's time to get creative with creating custom ice cream sandwiches. Bring an apron, lunch and take-home containers. For students ages 10-14.                             
Katie Fuller                        Bend CUL 116                     $89       
4/14 Su                               10:00AM-4:00PM

NEW! Youth Program: A Taste of Asia   
Explore, taste and enjoy flavor profiles and foods from China, Korea and Vietnam. Learn to make Chinese Dumplings, Korean Kimchi, and Vietnamese Spring Rolls. All recipes can be made vegetarian if you choose. Students will also learn basic knife skills and safety, sanitation, kitchen flow and communication. Bring an apron, snack, water bottle and take-home containers. For students ages 10-14.                          
Shannon Hodgen             Bend CUL 117                     $89       
4/28 Su                             1:00PM-6:00PM

NEW! Youth Program: Say "Cheese!"    
Do you love cheese? Are you interested in learning how to make it from scratch? If so, this class is for you! Spend five fun-filled hours in a professional kitchen at the Cascade Culinary Institute exploring the basics of cheesemaking. Learn to make Ricotta, Paneer, Mascarpone and Mozzarella cheeses. Students will sample the cheese as they experiment with various accompaniments to enhance the flavors. Basic knife skills, safety, sanitation, kitchen flow and communication will also be covered. Bring an apron, snack, water bottle and take-home containers.                        
Shannon Hodgen             Bend CUL 117                     $89       
5/5 Su                                   1:00PM-6:00PM

NEW! 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. Your family will surely be impressed with your new skills. Bring an apron, lunch and take-home containers. For students ages 10-14.                               
Katie Fuller                         Bend CUL 116                     $89       
5/5 Su                                 10:00AM-4:00PM

NEW! Youth Program: Hand Pies, Oh My!                                   
What's better than a piece of pie? A whole pie you can hold in your hand! Come and learn to make both savory and sweet turnovers, mini galettes and tartlettes. Bring an apron, lunch and take-home containers. For students ages 10-14.
Katie Fuller                        Bend CUL 116                     $89               
5/19 Su                                 10:00AM-4:00PM

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                     $59       
5/4 Sa                                 8:30AM-12:30PM

Ages 8-12
Samuel La Duca                 Bend CUL 120                     $59       
5/4 Sa                                 12:30PM-4:30PM

Special Interest Classes

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                         Bend HCC 190                    $49       
4/6 Sa                                  9:00AM-11:30AM (classroom session)
4/11 & 4/18 Th                     3:30PM-5:30PM (studio sessions at KPOV)

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     
4/10 to 6/5 W                    2:30PM-4:30PM

NEW! Youth Program: Compelling Portrait Photography, Part 1 
This class will introduce students to the art of making a compelling portrait. Topics include camera functions, correct exposure, lighting, posing and composition. Students will practice with each other, take self-portraits, and conclude the class with an art project using their favorite image. Bring a DSL camera, water bottle, snack and dress in layers. For students ages 11-15.
Amanda Conde                 Bend HCC 190                    $69       
4/6 Sa                                   1:00PM-3:00PM

NEW! Youth Program: Compelling Portrait Photography - Part 2               
Using the skills learned in Compelling Portrait Photography - Part 1, students will take a field trip to a local retirement center to take portraits of seniors. Each student will be paired with a senior and will have an opportunity to interview them before taking their portraits. Upon returning to the classroom, students will create a framed collage of their favorite image along with a journal entry of what they learned during the interviews. These projects will be presented as a gift to the participating seniors. Bring a DSL camera, snack and water bottle. For students ages 11-15.                             
Amanda Conde                 Bend CHLAB 207               $79       
5/4 Sa                                   12:00PM-4:00PM

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Required Forms for Youth Program Participation - these forms will be emailed after registration.