SCC’s Culinary Kids Camp Helps Train Future Chefs

Friday, March 11, 2022
Kids learning about cooking at SCC's culinary program.

The sound of giggling along with deep concentration emerges from the kitchens at Scottsdale Community College (SCC). It’s not the latest coeds, but kids 9-15 years old enrolled in the college’s wildly popular annual summer Culinary Kids Camp. Here, aspiring young culinarians create a series of made-from-scratch meals. Campers prep and produce items they can recreate at home with a strong focus on healthy cooking techniques and ingredients.

“One of the best ways to teach kids about eating right is to actually get them into the kitchen preparing healthy, delicious meals themselves,” said Mark Dow, SCC’s Culinary Arts program lead. “Having a fun, positive experience with healthy foods is important to setting kids up for choosing good nutrition throughout their life.”

SCC offers three skill levels for camp: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Parents can enroll their kids for one or all three for a summer of fun and food. Camp sessions are offered in morning and afternoon blocks. Camp classes are non- credit.

The registration cost is $225 per camper. Students receive a logo apron, chef’s hat, printed recipes and experience preparing food in a commercial setting. Each camp session is limited to 15 students.

All camp classes are held at SCC in the Applied Sciences Building, Culinary Arts Kitchen at 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256 (Use Entrance 4 and Park in Lot H).

For camp details, including dates and times, please contact Brenda Lawson at (480) 423-6578 or

Culinary Kids Camp – Summer 2022

Date Morning Session
9 am - 12 pm
Afternoon Session
1 - 4 pm
Intro Series
June 6 - 9, 2022 CUL01-17065 CUL01-17066
June 13 - 16, 2022 CUL01-17067
Intermediate Series
June 13 - 16, 2022 CUL01-17070
June 20 - 23, 2022 CUL01-17071 CUL01-17072
Advanced Series
June 27 - 30, 2022 CUL01-17073 CUL01-17074

Enroll in Culinary Kids Camp 2022,  or call (480) 423-6100.

View SCC’s extensive Culinary Arts degree programs and courses.