Your Week at Camp

Galileo Summer Quest

Chefology: Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club

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Visionary Pancakes

Campers will make most important meal of the day and reinvent it their way. They’ll transform a basic pancake recipe into a beautifully plated, innovative dish with accompanying sauces, syrup infusions, compound butter or flavored whipped cream.

BE VISIONARY: I imagine things that don't yet exist

Daily Breakdown

Monday

Campers will get into their first chef teams of the week and create a watermelon salad with lime-mint dressing. They’ll learn some new knife skills as they chiffonade mint, cut watermelon and zest limes. Later, campers will learn muffin-baking basics and design recipes that include at least one courageous ingredient they’ve never tried in a muffin before.

Ask your camper: What unusual ingredient did you choose for your muffin recipe? How did it turn out?

Tuesday

Campers will work in new teams to brainstorm visionary pancake flavor pairings and create all the components for their dish—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.

Ask your camper: How did you plate the base, sauce and garnish for your dish? What was your favorite component?

Wednesday

Campers will choose their final teams for the week, and start the day by collaborating to make breakfast smoothies that include ingredient choices from each person on their team. They’ll continue to build on each other’s ideas to create homemade granola and jam, then assemble their granola, jam and yogurt to create yogurt parfaits.

Ask your camper: How did you build on other campers’ ideas today? Did other campers support you in return?

Thursday

Campers will take on a quickfire omelette challenge, working together and being determined as they plan, make and plate an omelette creation in under an hour. Next, they’ll need to stay determined as they take on the most complicated recipe of the week: homemade bagels.

Ask your camper: How did being determined help you face any challenges you encountered today?

Friday

Campers will divide and conquer to bring everything together for their final culinary creations. They’ll need to be reflective throughout the day to achieve their goals and to adjust their plan of action if necessary. Each group will add the names of their team’s dishes to the class menu. The breakfast cafe will open for business at the end of the day, and everyone will have an opportunity to show off their delicious and beautifully plated creations.

Ask your camper: What was your favorite recipe of the week? The most delicious? The most challenging?

Camp Continued

Activities and outings to build on this week's experiences

  • 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.
  • Draw inspiration for future kitchen innovation with a copy of Make: Edible Inventions
  • 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

Historical Context

Skills and Techniques

Audience and Environment

3. The Innovator’s Process:How Galileo innovators innovate

Read more about the GIA