The Dynamite Shop

Summer 2019


After an overwhelmingly successful first year of camp in 2018… we’re BACK!!


What makes Brooklyn such an exciting place to eat and cook? That’s what students will discover as they transform The Dynamite Shop into a pop-up restaurant devoted to the rich immigrant community that drives our borough’s amazing food scene. Over the course of the week, we'll immerse ourselves in a thoughtful curriculum developed by longtime food-writers Dana Bowen and Sara Kate Gillingham, spending time with talented home cooks, chefs, bakers and cookbook authors from around the world. We will hear the stories behind the foods we'll make, from fresh Italian pasta and Oaxacan tamales to Cantonese dumplings and Russian watermelon pickles.

The daily rhythm is active and nourishing. Mornings have us taking on an ambitious cooking project — often with a visiting chef — that results in a bountiful lunch. Our afternoons include local field trips to markets and bakeries, more lessons from culinary pros, plus team work on the restaurant concept, from table design to the recipes themselves. We end every week with a food service project and some lively group discussions about how we can do good with food. 

Students receive a personalized apron and a swag bag. Families also get discount pricing on workshops, space rentals, birthday parties and cafe purchases.

Camp runs 9am – 3pm, with early drop off (8am) and extended day (6pm) available.

Ages 8+

Sibling Discount: 10%
Tuition: $675/week
Materials fee: $75

Week 1: June 17 – June 21
Week 2: June 24 – June 28
Week 3: July 8 – July 12
Week 4: July 15 – July 19
Week 5: July 22 – July 26
Week 6: July 29 – August 2
Week 7: August 5 – August 9
Week 8: August 12 – August 16
Week 9: August 19 – August 23
Week 10: August 26 – August 30