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Summer 2022 Culinary Camps

All sessions are full at this time.

Summer camps offer children of all ages the opportunity to explore the culinary career path from SOWELA chefs. Culinary camps are held in SOWELA’s professional-grade kitchens at either the Main Campus in Lake Charles or at the SOWELA Jennings site. Click the registration button at the bottom of the page to secure your student’s spot. Seats are limited.

2022 Culinary 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 6th – 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.

All Lake Charles camps are held in the Charleston Building at SOWELA’s Main Campus. The Culinary Camp at SOWELA Morgan Smith in Jennings, LA is located next to Jennings High School. To view maps of each location, visit the Campus Maps page.

Questions? Call SOWELA’s Office of Workforce Solutions at (337) 421-6560 or email workforce@sowela.edu.