Edible Experiments

Member $75 | Non-member $100
1–5pm (PM)
  • Nov 22–24
  •   PM


Join this exciting camp that combines the culinary world with STEM experiments. Campers will be both chefs and scientists as they learn about chemical reactions and the forces of nature through cooking. Some of the projects will be edible (our favorite is dry ice cream), but not all. Kids will work on their very own science/cooking guide to take home at the end of the week! 

For more information, please contact:
Downtown Boise Youth Coordinator – 208 344 5502 ext 263

Day Camp Safety Guidelines

  • All staff will perform a health screening at the beginning of each day and are required to wear masks*.
  • We are strongly recommending that members and guests members wear masks in YMCA facilities and programs regardless of vaccination status.
  • Health screenings will be performed with all campers at check-in.
  • Camp sizes will be limited and campers will stay with their designated group (there will be no opening ceremonies or group games).
  • There will be breaks for campers to wash hands before and after the program, every 30-minutes during the program, and after transitioning from one activity to another.
  • Program space will be cleaned and disinfected before and after each camp.
*some exceptions apply in aquatics facilities and in group exercise classes where barriers are present


  • Masks are required for participants of all youth programs 
  • Masks are required for parents/caretakers while picking up or dropping off a child for an indoor program while in the program area 
  • Masks are required for all individuals in the THRIVE Center and Family Adventure Zone (FAZ) at the Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA 
  • Masks are required for all individuals in the Youth Activity Centers (YAC) and Kid Zones 
  • Masks will not be required for spectators of Y youth sporting events while watching a game if they can physically distance (required in school buildings while walking to the gym, per school district requirement) 
  • Masks are highly recommended for youth and adults when in Y membership facilities and are required in the programs 
  • Physical Distancing of 6 ft. or more and all other Covid safety protocols should still be maintained at all possible times  
*Following are exceptions to the mask policy (masks not required): 
  • Outdoor activities 
  • Children under 3 in any program 
  • Climbing wall (while climbing) 
  • Any water-based aquatic program 
  • Basketball and volleyball while actively playing (mask required when youth sitting on the sideline) 
  • Open gym while actively playing 
  • Resident Camp while eating or in sleeping quarters
The Treasure Valley Family Y believes that every child is of promise. Therefore, no one is denied Y services due to the inability to pay. For more information please visit our Financial Assistance page. Youth Programs & Camps Cancellation & Refund Policy »

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