Culinary Arts Camp

2018 Cooking Camps – Culinary Arts Camps in Philadelphia PA Area, Main Line PA, Lower Gwynedd PA, Bucks County PA, Malvern PA, & Wilmington DE!


***2018 Camp Locations, Dates, Tuition & Discounts Located At The Bottom Of This Page***


Ages 7 to 14 – Space is Limited, Register Now!

All New Recipes for Summer 2018!  International, Domestic, Delicious!

At Culinary Camp, our campers have a blast learning how to cook (AM session) and bake (PM session).

Campers are divided into two groups: Sous Chefs (ages 7 to 10) and Executive Chefs (ages 11 to 14).

Our mission is to provide a hands-on learning experience in a safe environment that creates a great cooking camp!  Lavner culinary instructors are excellent cooks and bakers, and have experience with a diverse background of culinary dishes. Some are even Food Network stars!  Campers work with homemade recipes and fresh ingredients.  They also learn about healthy eating, kitchen and food safety, and how to work well with others! To achieve great culinary success, this camp combines the consumer science discipline with the artistry of creating great meals.

Throughout the day, campers enjoy both group and individualized lessons with our instructors.  The variety of dishes and desserts made each week include international and domestic favorites, and vary from week to week.  Culinary Camp is a fantastic way to meet friends with similar interests, learn lifelong skills, and have fun!  The best part of each day, of course, is eating the tasty food and desserts, and bringing any extras home for the whole family to enjoy.

Culinary Camp combines what you may find at a cooking camp and a baking camp.  It is an exciting and educational experience in a super fun environment.  Our instructors are patient and encourage campers of all abilities to actively partake in all of the cooking and baking lessons.  Most facets of the cuisine and desserts are made from scratch so that campers experience the full culinary process.

Campers may also learn about proper nutrition and diet, as well as food and table preparation.  During the baking session, many students even improve their math and planning skills!  These skills also improve when our campers learn to check inventory for ingredients.

Our goal is to create an environment where campers are willing to express themselves through their dishes in a team-oriented and creative fashion.

A bake-off competition takes place every Friday with camp judges and tons of excitement!


If you are wondering what’s on the menu for a specific week, just email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you!

Culinary Dress Code:

All Culinary Campers are required to wear closed-toe shoes and must also bring a long-sleeve shirt with them to camp each day.

Nut Aware Policy in General and for Culinary Camp:

General Policy:  Because of the inability to guarantee the ingredients, trace ingredients, and cross-contamination on machines of the food companies that produce the food we utilize during camp, campers with food allergies are required to bring a packed lunch, and may not eat the food made at camp.  It is each family’s responsibility to inform the camp of any food allergies on the online Camper Registration Form by the Friday prior to the start of the camp week, and to pack a lunch for the camper each day. Our paramount concern is the safety of our campers and we truly appreciate your understanding.For the safety of our campers, we are a Nut-Aware camp.  Please do not send any nut products to camp with your child.  While we are a “Nut-Aware” camp, we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment.

Culinary Camp Policy:  While our recipes do not call for nuts specifically, and we do our best to ensure our ingredients do not contain nuts, some of the ingredients used may contain nuts and/or may have been processed on shared equipment with nuts/nut products.

All Campers receive a Lavner Camps t-shirt and Recipe Book/Activity Packet!

*For campers who are interested in Culinary Camp, we also recommend Tennis Camp, Fashion Design Camp, Digital Fashion Design Camp, Filmmaking Camp, Graphic Design Camp, and Exploration Day Camp.

*For more information about our Specialty Camps, click here:  Lavner Specialty Camps


Save On Camp! Click The Button Above To Learn More About Our Early Registration Discount ($30/Week), Multi-Week Discount ($15-$30/Week), Additional Sibling Discount ($30/Week) and Referral Program ($50 Credit per Referral).

Camp Locations, Dates & Tuition

Pennsylvania Camps

Our 2018 Cooking Camps are located at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary ~ 816 Norristown Rd, Springhouse PA 19477, Newtown Friends School ~ 1450 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown PA 18940, Rosemont College ~ 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont PA 19010, Valley Forge Educational Services ~ 1777 N. Valley Road, Malvern PA 19355, Waldron Mercy Academy ~ 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station PA 19066, Ursuline Academy ~ 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington DE 19806

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