Holiday Art & Cooking Camp!

5 Days:  December 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The camp will begin at St. Michael Academy with Mary Gorham.

Between 10:30 and 11:00 the students will be escorted to the Amelia Island Culinary Academy.
After arriving at the Culinary Academy, the students will have a snack and then begin their cooking class with Chef Bill.
Monday: Meatballs and sauce
Tuesday: Cupcakes
Wednesday: Pasta and sauce
Thursday: Chinese dumplings and rice
Friday: Gingerbread House and cookies

Cost:  $350 per child and includes all materials and snacks

Stories inspired by Amelia Island

Have a Cooking Party for your Princess or Pirate!

December 26 - Parent's Night Out Pasta Camp

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.           $50/child

Parents, spend your evening in Downtown, Historic Fernandina Beach (perhaps at a nearby eatery?) while your children attend a fun evening cooking class taught by a Professional Chef!
Chef Bill teaches children how to make homemade pasta noodles from scratch, utilizing authentic Italian hand-cranked pasta machines. Each child will learn to make pasta from raw ingredients to dough to final product!
Children will also decorate a professional Chef's Hat as a keepsake

Chapter Books

Picture Books & Coloring Books

Parent's Night Out:

Gingerbread House & Cookies

Saturday, December 16th

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Each child will Decorate a Gingerbread House to take home!

Chef Bill also teaches children to make Gingerbread Cookies from scratch!


Ten-year-old Amelia, whose thoughts move so quickly she can barely keep up with them, can’t believe her family is moving into a resort hotel on an island in Florida. Even more surprising, the island’s name is Amelia, which makes Amelia the girl, not the island, feel like an explorer or a princess or someone much more important and dramatic than the ordinary middle child in a family of seven children.

Actually, there’s nothing ordinary about Amelia’s family. Seven children make life chaotic, even for Amelia who should be used to her snotty older twin sisters and her squabbling little brothers. On top of all that, her father’s job as a professional chef takes them to Amelia Island, where her mother tries to keep the children well-mannered, well-dressed and out of mischief in the fancy hotel until their house can be built. Sometimes, even Amelia can’t think fast enough to stay out of trouble.


on Her Island

Children's Classes & Parties

Children's Books

Cooking Party Includes:

  • Baking or Cooking From Scratch
  • Party Guests are taught culinary skills and techniques by Professional Chef Bill Thompson of the Amelia Island Culinary Academy 
  • Select from a variety of options including:  Pasta-making, Meatballs, Sushi, Baking and Ultimate Milkshakes
  • Copies of all recipes

$45/guest - 10 guest limit

In Storybookland, Adelaide Persephone climbs out windows and climbs up trees with MonkeyBoy. She makes sandcastles with Pirate and has water balloon fights with a Mermaid. Best of all, Princess Isabella is always there to come to her rescue!

The Amelia Island

Culinary Academy​​

  • Cooking Classes 
    Culinary Tasting Tours