Cookery Camp

Cookery camp provides the perfect opportunity to spend time with fellow campers while being creative in and out of the kitchen!

About Cookery Camp
During Cookery Camp, children will enjoy a culinary “journey” as they learn about healthy nutrition as well as how to prepare different meals and snacks with all sorts of techniques and textures. From puff pastries to fruity pizzas and from ice cream popsicles to Japanse sushi sandwiches. All recipes are in keeping with Zein’s philosophy, using wholesome, organic ingredients that will keep our little chefs’ tasting buds interested! There will also be plenty of choices for different fruity and vegetable toppings throughout the week.

In addition to the workshop activities specifically focusing on the theme of the week each camp also includes fun sports and recreational games, and two field trips. Click the link to see what a typical day at camp looks like.

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When and where does Cookery Camp run?

Camp Weeks & Locations:

  • Monday 24 July – 28 July: The Willows (Leidschenveen)
  • Monday 7 August – 11 August: The Estate (Benoordenhout, The Hague)
  • Monday 14 August – 18 August: The Maples (edge of Statenkwartier, The Hague)

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Camp times:
Camp runs Monday – Friday from 08:00-18:30. The last drop off time is 09:30 to ensure all children can enjoy the full programme. Children can be picked-up anytime between 17:00 – 18:30.

Field trip destinations:

  • Tuesday we will enjoy a picnic and games at the park/forest: What’s better than outdoor games in a nearby park or forest, followed by a self-made feast in nature?! 
  • On Thursday, we will go to an indoor trampoline hall: Children can release their energy and have great fun on the slides, trampolines, climbing parcours, ball pits and bouncy castles!  

Please note: these field trip destinations are still to be confirmed and, therefore, still subject to change.

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How do I register my child?

Bookings can be made via our online booking form. Please note that availability is limited and will be confirmed upon receipt of your booking. If you would like to discuss your booking please contact a member of our team 070-2002375 or [email protected].

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Click the link for the cost of camp. As all our camps are held at registered childcare locations and run by qualified staff, partial reimbursement of the gross cost is available to most parents working or studying in the Netherlands through the Dutch childcare allowance (kinderopvangtoeslag).

What language is spoken at holiday camps?

Our holiday camps are open to everyone. English is the main language spoken, but many of our teachers are international and speak multiple languages. Where possible, and if needed, they will take the time to explain things in your child’s mother tongue.

Additionally, as Zein is the official childcare partner of all key international schools in the region as well as various local Dutch schools, our staff is trained to apply simple techniques to help children understand the daily routine and quickly become part of the group, regardless of the language they speak.

The camps are also increasingly popular among Dutch children, who enjoy the opportunity to practice their English in a relaxed and informal setting – after all, learning works best when you’re having fun!

Do you have qualified staff?

All our camps and activities are led by our qualified childcare practitioners and carried out in age-appropriate format for children aged 4 – 6 and 7 – 12. Where relevant we make use of professional sports teachers and other specialists – all of whom have pedagogical and safety training. Our holiday camps offer exciting hands-on activities, sports, recreational games and field trips in a safe and non-competitive environment.

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