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SOWELA Offering Culinary Arts Summer Camps for 1st-12th Graders


One Week Camps Offered at SOWELA Lake Charles and Jennings Locations in June and July

(Lake Charles, Louisiana – April 5, 2022)

SOWELA Technical Community College’s Office of Workforce Solutions is excited to announce its 2022 Culinary Arts Summer Camp line up. Summer camps offer children entering 1st through 12th grades the opportunity to explore a culinary career path with a SOWELA chef. Culinary Camps are held in SOWELA’s professional-grade kitchens at either the Main Campus in Lake Charles or at the SOWELA Morgan Smith site in Jennings, LA.

SOWELA Culinary Arts Camp Schedule

  • Culinary Camp (Lake Charles campus) Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1, 2022
    • An annual favorite for young cooks entering grades 5th – 8th. The camp runs from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Cost is $250 per camper and includes breakfast and lunch.
  • Kids in the Kitchen (Lake Charles campus) Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15, 2022
    • A fun, age-appropriate camp for younger cooks entering grades 1st – 4th. The camp runs from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Cost is $250 per camper and includes breakfast and lunch.
  • Jr. Chef Culinary Camp (Lake Charles campus), Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22, 2022
    • Campers learn how a restaurant works from the front of the house to the back for students entering 9th-12th grades. The camp runs from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Cost is $250 per camper and includes breakfast and lunch.
  • Culinary Camp (Morgan Smith site in Jennings, LA) Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29, 2022
    • An annual favorite for young cooks entering grades 5th – 8th. The camp runs from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Cost is $250 per camper and includes breakfast and lunch.
  • Culinary Camp (Lake Charles campus) Monday, July 25, – Friday, July 29, 2022
    • An annual favorite for young cooks entering grades 5th – 8th. The camp runs from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Cost is $250 per camper and includes breakfast and lunch.

For more information or to register, visit our Summer Camps page, call (337) 421-6560, or email workforce@sowela.edu.

About SOWELA Technical Community College

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree, so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 80 years.