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Bilingual Art, Cooking & Kid Scoop News Camp

June 10 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

Date: Monday, June 10th – Friday, June 14th
 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Gerardo Diaz, Ana Rios, Sonia Mendoza
Assistant: Ana Rios
Location: Room 110 & Rotary Kitchen
7 – 11 years old
Registration Cost:

About the camp

A week of exploration in art, education, and cooking led by Ana Rios, Sonia Mendoza (from Kid Scoop News), and Chef Gerardo Diaz. This camp will be taught in both Spanish and English. In the kitchen, students will learn basic knife and cooking techniques while creating delicious meals! They will cook their delicious lunches every day and get to enjoy them. In the art room, they will explore crafts with Ana Rios using reused materials. With Sonia Mendoza, they will learn about the world and build their skills in reading, writing, science, geography, history, and more! Students, be prepared to have fun and get messy!

Esta semana será una semana de exploración en arte, educación y cocina dirigida por Ana Ríos, Sonia Mendoza (de Kid Scoop News) y el chef Gerardo Díaz. Los maestros van a enseñar las clases en español y en inglés. En la cocina, los estudiantes aprenderán técnicas básicas de cocina y cuchillos mientras crean comidas deliciosas. Cocinarán sus propios almuerzos todos los días para disfrutarlos. En la sala de arte, explorarán manualidades con reciclaje. Con Sonia Mendoza, aprenderán sobre el mundo y desarrollarán sus habilidades en lectura, escritura, ciencias, geografía, historia y más. ¡Estudiantes, prepárense para divertirse y ensuciarse!

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when register or by emailing Sean at

About the instructors

Gerardo Diaz


Gerardo Diaz is a passionate individual with a love for the great outdoors, culinary arts, and family connections. Born and raised in Mazatlan Sinaloa Gerardo’s affinity for nature was fostered from a young age. His earliest memories are filled with the sights and sounds of the ocean waves  sparking a lifelong passion for exploration and adventure.
Beyond his love for fishing, Gerardo is also a skilled culinary enthusiast. He delights in the art of cooking, using fresh ingredients and innovative techniques to create mouthwatering dishes that tantalize the taste buds. From sizzling seafood caught on his own fishing excursions to hearty meals prepared with love for his family, Gerardo’s kitchen is always brimming with creativity and flavor.

Above all else, Gerardo treasures time spent with his family. Whether they’re gathered around the dinner table sharing stories and laughter or embarking on outdoor escapades together, the bond they share is unbreakable. He believes that family is the cornerstone of happiness and finds true joy in nurturing those relationships through shared experiences and cherished moments.

Sonia Mendoza


Sonia Mendoza is a married mother of three children. After moving from Mexico to Sonoma 18 years ago, she made a significant transition from her legal career in Mexico to the field of education. Focused on early childhood education, she firmly believes in the transformative power of education for the future of our society. Currently, she works as a program coordinator at two non-profit organizations in the Sonoma Valley: Kid Scoop News and La Luz Center. Sonia’s work focuses on developing and leading initiatives that promote the holistic development of children and strengthen local communities.

Ana Rios


Ana Rios is originally from Guadalajara Jal, and has lived here in the valley for 20 years, of which she has been teaching adults and children for 10 years in different crafts and other topics such as Latino literature and Opening Doors. She is involved in different activities in the community.

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

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