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SoFAB's Summer Kids Culinary Camp

  • Southern Food & Beverage Museum 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard New Orleans, LA, 70113 United States (map)
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It's almost time to get your tickets for the Southern Food & Beverage Museum's annual Summer Kids Culinary Camp! Tickets for the 2019 Camp are on sale now! We will have 30 spots available for each week of camp, and as a reminder, we have sold out every week of camp for the past 3 years, so we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance! Don't forget, a membership to the National Food & Beverage Foundation (the parent organization of SoFAB) supports the museum and gives you a discount on camp as well as Kids in the Kitchen tickets all year round. *

SoFAB Kids Culinary Camp is a week-long, half day camp dedicated to teaching nutritional literacy through food preparation, nutrition activities, food history, games, and, the best part, eating! All weeks except the Teen +/- Week (11-15 year olds) and Week #5 (7-12 year olds) are for 7-11 year olds, absolutely no exceptions. Camp will be from 9-12 pm each day and will be the same format as years before, including food history, nutrition activities, and themed cooking weeks!  

Registration Prices
Regular Registration- $130 per week
Member- $110 per week
Regular Multiple Weeks*- $110
Member Multiple Weeks*- $100

 *Multiple weeks means multiple registrations per child, not multiple children registered.

SoFAB Kids Culinary Camp will be held :

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  • June 10th-14th- Week #1

  • June 17-21st- Week #2

  • June 24th-28th - Teen +/- Week! (11-15 year olds) SOLD OUT

  • July 8th-12th- Week #3 SOLD OUT

  • July 15th-19th- Week #4

  • July 22nd-26th (7-12 year olds)- Week #5

SoFAB's Director of Education, Jennie Merrill, runs the camp and keeps everyone focused and having fun. Please contact her with any questions about camp activities, enrollment, or museum information. Jennie is supported by a team of interns from local and out-of-state colleges. Learn more about camp in years past through our blog posts here



Tickets will be sold here through If you've used Active before, you should have an account that you can log in to. Please do not register children for whom you are not a parent or guardian because we ask for parents to sign liability waivers. If you are not a SoFAB Member and you purchase the member ticket, you will lose your spot as we will have to re-register at the regular rate. If you are unsure if you're a member, please contact us ( or 504-267-7490). If you have any issues with registering, please call us at 504-267-7490. Tickets may be refunded or exchanged up to 72 hours prior to the event. After 72 hours no refunds will be available.

Please note: there are 4 types of tickets you can buy: Nonmember- $130; Member- $110; Nonmember Multiple Week- $110; Member Multiple Week- $100. Multiple week tickets are an incentive for registration. It does not include multiple children in a family attending, only multiple weeks that one child is attending. If your child attends one week of camp and wants to attend again, if available you can purchase a multiple week ticket for another week of camp. The multiple week discount cannot be retroactively applied to your original ticket. If you register your child for multiple weeks of camp, and your child is unable to attend the 2nd session of camp, a refund will be given with the ticket difference taken from the second registration. Student/Industry memberships are ineligible for camp discounts.

James R. Raymond, Jr. Scholarships!

This year, we awarded 10 scholarships for kids 7-11 years old, and 2 scholarships for kids 11-15 years old for Teen +/- Week. To qualify for a scholarship the child/family must be receiving free or reduced lunch prices at school or be able to demonstrate comparable financial hardship. Scholarships were awarded on a highest need, first come basis. Although all scholarships for 2019 have been issued, you can view the application here, and stay tuned for opportunities for 2020 Summer Kids Culinary Camp.


Policies (aka The Fine Print)

  1. Discount Tickets- SoFAB Staff will be checking every Friday to make sure all discount sales are accurate. If you have purchased discount tickets with the wrong membership, no membership, or purchased a multiple week ticket and haven't signed up for multiple weeks I will give you a call to figure out what happened. Up until June 5th, you will have 3 days to correct your purchase, after June 5th you will have 24 hours. If payment inaccuracies have been discovered and not fixed 3 business days before camp, you will receive a 50% refund and your spot will be forfeited. If there is a failure to provide the accurate payment, your spot will be forfeited. You are ineligible for multiple week discount tickets if you are only registered for one week, and your second week you are waitlisted. If you are moved off the waitlist, your second registration will be the multiple week discount and no discount will be applied retroactively to your original ticket. Memberships must be under the name of the ticket purchaser or listed family, you cannot use another family's membership to purchase discounted tickets.

  2. Refunds- Full refunds: Up to 2 weeks before your camp week. 50% refund: Up to the Wednesday before your camp week. No refund: Thursday before your camp week and on. This includes cancellation for any reason.

  3. Waitlist- Your ticket will say waitlist and we will call you as soon as, or if, we have an opening. It is possible it could be up to the day before. While no money is needed at check out if you are waitlisted, you must be paid in full before your child comes to camp on Monday. Waitlist is in order of the timestamp and you cannot jump spots unless the person in front of you forfeits theirs.

  4. Age Restrictions- If we discover during camp that your child is not the age listed on their registration, and therefore ineligible for their camp session, you will be called immediately to pick up your child and you will not be given a refund for the remainder of the week.

  5. Switching Tickets- If your child ends up making State last minute, first of all congrats, but we do not allow you to pass on your tickets to a friend or loved one unless there is no waitlist. We have had a waitlist for every week of camp for the past 3 years and it would be unfair to have you skip in line, plus we need their personal information and liability forms signed before they can attend.

  6. Registering A Child That Isn't Yours- The big thing is I need to make sure those waivers are signed by whoever is ultimately responsible for that child. If it isn't you, go ahead and give the responsible party your Active log-in information to complete that part of the form.

These policies are created to the best of our abilities to protect our organization, your child, and other children. We reserve the right to modify these policies at any time.

Please feel free to email me at with questions before purchasing. The museum number is 504-569-0405