Galileo Summer Quest
This week, campers will make the most important meal of the day and reinvent it their way. They’ll transform traditional morning meals with innovative new takes on delectable pancakes and mouth-watering muffins—complete with custom glazes, frostings or crumb toppings. They’ll infuse fun flavors into butters, syrups and jams. They’ll create and culture their own homemade yogurt for the perfect parfait or yogurt brûlée. They’ll sharpen their knife skills with fresh fruit salads and practice plating, pairing and garnishing like the pros. After mixing and matching their favorite recipes to create something new, they’ll serve their signature dishes at an end-of-session feast.
Campers will work in teams to brainstorm visionary pancake flavor pairings, creating all the components for their dish—including batter, sauces or syrup infusions, and compound butter or flavored whipped cream. They’ll learn about the art of plating and create a presentation equally as visionary as their pancake dish.
Campers will get into their first chef teams of the week and create a honey lime fruit salad dressing. They’ll learn basic knife safety and cutting skills as they courageously embrace the challenge of cutting fruits like kiwis, pineapples and cantaloupe. Campers will also learn muffin baking basics and design two recipes: one “play-it-safe” batch and another “take-a-risk” batch where they stretch themselves to try new flavor combinations.
Campers will create a visionary pancake dish with custom batter, syrup and whipped cream. They’ll learn plating basics to present their dishes in style, then prepare yogurt and cream cheese to be used in later recipes.
Ask your camper: How did you plate the base (pancakes), sauce (syrup) and garnish (whipped cream) for your dish?
Campers will practice being collaborative with their chef team, building on others’ ideas as they design a smoothie and a yogurt parfait with homemade granola and jam. At the end of the day, campers will start to plan their signature dishes with their teams.
Ask your camper: How did you support the team in creating your dishes today? What ideas did others have that you may not have thought of?
Campers will take on a quick fire omelette challenge, working together and being determined as they plan, create and plate an omelette creation in under an hour. Then, they’ll take on the most complicated recipe of the week—homemade bagels.
Campers will bring everything together to create their final masterpieces. They’ll need to be reflective to achieve their goals and adjust their plans when necessary. At the end of the day, campers will open their breakfast cafe for business, showing off their delicious and beautifully plated creations.
Innovation At Home
- Visit your nearest Williams Sonoma store for a Junior Chef class, covering topics from hors d’eouvres to dessert, available at most store locations.
- Explore an existing passion – or try something new – at DIY.org, an online community for kids to challenge their inner chefs and so much more.
- Invite friends over to put your Chefology skills to the test. Collaborate to further improve a Galileo recipe, challenge them to a quickfire contest, or generate ideas for a brand new dish.
Galileo Innovation Approach
The Galileo Innovation Approach® (GIA) is our guiding principle. The GIA is at the core of every activity your kids do at camp, from Pre-K all the way to 8th grade. Having a Galileo Innovator’s Mindset, Process and Knowledge makes a lasting impact on the way children think, explore and create.
1. The Innovator's Mindset: How Galileo innovators approach the world
I am Visionary
I am Courageous
I am Collaborative
I am Determined
I am Reflective
2. The Innovator’s Knowledge:What Galileo innovators need to understand
Concepts and Facts
Skills and Techniques
Audience and Environment
3. The Innovator’s Process:How Galileo innovators innovate