Location: Idyllwild, California
Chef with camper.

Culinary Arts Camp in Idyllwild, CA

Camp CHOP is Guided Discoveries’ newest summer camp program that is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of children through unique opportunities for discovery. Campers learn culinary techniques, build confidence as they make food from scratch, and develop as individuals in a supportive camp community.

One Week.

One-Week Session

Ages 10-17

Camp CHOP’s One-Week Sessions are a wonderful blend of culinary activities and good ol’ summer camp fun! Campers make lasting friendships while making exciting recipes, learning culinary skills they can apply to real life, and laughing together through camp activities.

Kids posing in kitchen wearing aprons.
Two Week.

Two-Week Session

Ages 10-17

Need more Camp CHOP?! Sign up for our Two-Week Session to explore more advanced recipes, tackle more sophisticated culinary skills, and make even more unforgettable memories with friends.

Hand cutting tomatoes.


While a new program for our Idyllwild facility, Camp CHOP has been a hit! Here’s why our campers and their parents say that they’re coming back for more.

My daughter was a return camper this year. The first thing she said when she returned to camp was, “I can’t stop smiling!” Thank you for a well run program.

Camp CHOP Parent

Thank you. My Camper tells me that aside from the great food (I honestly thought he would come home 5 lbs thinner as he is the pickiest of eaters) and activities, the camp counselors were the best part about camp. Wow, what a relief. As the people in charge and how they treat my child was one of my biggest concerns, I’m encouraged for a repeat. So see you next year! In the meantime I’m on my way to buy a pasta press…

Camp CHOP Parent

This was her first time away from home and at camp. The entire staff made her feel totally comfortable and safe. Lizzard and Boomer were great counselors and she loved being in the Camp CHOP kitchen!

Camp CHOP Parent

Learn about the benefits of the camp experience


Our Impact

In 2019, Camp CHOP succeeded in serving:


new specialty program


state-of-the-art cooking stations


cooking techniques

Boy smiling rolling dough.

Support Our Mission

Join us in making a difference. Your donation will help a child to gain self confidence, foster their sense of wonder, and discover their true self.