Bay Leaf Kitchen summer camps teach hands-on cooking basics with a focus on fresh and healthy ingredients. Every week-long session includes an overnight farm trip where we will harvest vegetables, cook, play in the dirt and camp out at a local farm. Each session offers unique programming, making Bay Leaf Kitchen Camp ideal for kids who want to do multiple sessions. While each camp differs in activities and guests, every session of Bay Leaf Kitchen Summer Camp offers experiences rooted in community, sustainability and play!

Bay Leaf Kitchen camp also focuses on fun, physical activity to teach campers that a balanced lifestyle that pairs good food and exercise will make for a healthy life!  Campers will have the opportunity to work with Bay Area fitness experts (from Yoga to core strength building) and learn easy, fun ways to bring simple fitness into their everyday lives.  

This year, Bay Leaf Kitchen is excited to announce that we will be offering a more robust Teen Program during the Summer. Teens will have the opportunity to sign up for multiple weeks as a Summer CIT as well as attend a teen orientation and a week of Teen Camp! 

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Wednesday at a site in San Francisco plus a Thursday night camp-out sleepover at Eatwell Farm (all CITs will participate in a pre-camp orientation and leadership training session in early June)
Campers Ages: 8 to 12
Counselors In Training (CITs), Summer Ages: 13 - 18
Group Size: Limited to 24 campers & 8 CITs


Registration Opens on March 1, 2017 - Please sign up below to be among the first to receive registration details and information.


TO APPLY to be a summer camp counselor (adults 18 and up, out of high school, with experience working with children) Please email us at



Can my child’s dietary restrictions/vegetarian/food allergies be accommodated? Yes, Bay Leaf Kitchen can accommodate most camper’s dietary restrictions. If you have a specific question about this, please email us

What is the counselor-to-camper ratio? During camp there will be 1 counselor and 1 Jr. Chef Helper for every 6 campers.

Do I need to provide a tent or other camping equipment for the overnight farm trip? No your camper will not need to bring their own tent. For the overnight camping trip your child will need his or her own sleeping bag, clothes and personal items. One month before camp Bay Leaf Kitchen will send out a more detailed packing list.  

What is Bay Leaf Kitchen's background/experience? The Bay Leaf Kitchen team have an extensive background in camping, cooking, teaching and education management, for a detail history please check out Bay Leaf Kitchen’s Our Story page.

What kind of knives or other equipment will they be using? Campers will be using age appropriate kitchen equipment including safe knives, stoves, ovens, and mixers with guidance and supervision of Bay Leaf Kitchen staff.

What is your cancellation policy? Our refund policy is designed to discourage last minute cancellations and to help families on the waiting list. The tuition is refundable (minus a $50.00 application fee) for requests received in writing, via e-mail, to before May 15th, 2016. After May 15th, there is no refund unless the space can be filled by another camper. During camp, there is no refund for camper illness, missed days, vacations, or dismissal from the program. Classes may be subject to change. 

Please email if you have any other questions.