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Endemol Shine North America Launches CAMP MASTERCHEF Culinary Summer Camps with Global Leader in Educational Programming

Dec. 12, 2017 – Endemol Shine North America, the producers behind MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, announced today a partnership with Campus Cerdanya to launch CAMP MASTERCHEF, culinary camps for kids and teens ages 8-16 beginning June 2018. The one or two-week overnight camps with themed programming will debut in two locations Rabun-Gap, GA (June 3) and Kent, CT (June 17) with additional locations to be added in 2019. Programming will include special competitions, hands-on cooking lessons, outdoor sports activities, interactive challenges and more

Campers will stay in accommodations with premium facilities at the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School in Rabun-Gap, GA and The Kent School in Kent, CT.

Endemol Shine joined forces with Campus Cerdanya, the leaders in summer learning experiences having successfully launched CAMP MASTERCHEF in Spain in 2014.

“Making the MASTERCHEF JUNIOR brand come alive for kids and teens, while offering a quality experience that parents can trust is a responsibility in which we take great pride,” said Tamaya Petteway, Senior Vice President, Brand and Licensing Partnerships, Endemol Shine North America. “Having led the hospitality industry for over 20 years, including creating innovative summer camps, educational and sports programs for kids and adults, Campus Cerdanya was the ideal partner to launch this important initiative.”

“MASTERCHEF JUNIOR has inspired millions of kids and teens around the world to up their skills in the kitchen and aspire to careers in the culinary arts,” said Sandro Lucarini, CEO of Campus Cerdanya. “We are thrilled to partner with Endemol Shine North America to bring this experience to the U.S. so children have the opportunity to live this unique and magical experience.”

CAMP MASTERCHEF gives kids and teens the chance to experience MASTERCHEF JUNIOR first hand. The CAMP MASTERCHEF mission is to engage aspiring home cooks with an exciting, enriching culinary experience. Campers develop strong cooking capabilities, healthy lifestyle habits, and personal growth skills while having the time of their lives. Through team challenges and competitions, they form strong connections and create unforgettable memories together.

For the first time in the U.S., CAMP MASTERCHEF will offer an immersive culinary experience designed for kids and teens ages 8-16:
•        Campers sharpen their culinary skills under instruction from expert chefs.
•        Weekly rates starting at $1,280
•        Training with a staff of culinary professionals and counselors, campers develop healthy lifestyle and personal growth skills.
•        In addition to culinary activities, Campers participate in sports and outdoor activities and enjoy exciting theme parties each night.
•        Campers interact with MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR contestants (to be announced).
•        Camps to launch with two East Coast locations (Georgia and Connecticut) in 2018 with additional locations to debut in 2019
•        Camps venues include comfortable dormitories, open fields, modern sports facilities, swimming pools and other amenities to make it a summer to remember.

MASTERCHEF and MASTERCHEF JUNIOR are hit FOX TV shows that blend exciting challenges and inspirational stories with passion, creativity and a love of food. On the show, adult and junior home cooks face fun and exciting technical challenges that prove when it comes to cooking, age doesn’t matter!

The camp welcomes all skill levels and offers various culinary programs and activities based on age and experience.

For detailed information and to register for CAMP MASTERCHEF, visit us at:

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For more information, contact:
Sandro Lucarini
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Julie Holland
Endemol Shine North America
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The MasterChef brand launches for the first time in the United States the MasterChef culinary camps with an ambitious expansion plan for the near future.  These camps are highly successful in other countries such as Spain. Camp MasterChef is aimed at children from 8 to 16 years old whose passion is cooking and who want to live firsthand the MasterChef TV series experience.  Former MasterChef and MasterChef Jr contestants will be part of the Camp MasterChef experience.

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.
Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including Endemol Shine Boomdog that produces original content for both the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican markets. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, and 51 Minds Entertainment.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), Ink Master (Spike), Kingdom (AT&T Audience Network), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Page Six TV (Syndicated), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC), Fear Factor (MTV), Best.Cover.Ever. (YouTube), I'm Dying Up Here (Showtime) and upcoming Trading Spaces (TLC).

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