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Youth Baking and Culinary Camp

Thursday, March 23, 2023

UA-PTC Youth Chefs Culinary Camp

UA-PTC Community Education
Youth Baking and Culinary Camps 2023

Registration Opens
Saturday, February 11
9 a.m.

Camp Tuition
$325 per Camp
Deposit $150/Remaining $175 Due by April 28

Camp Sessions – Five Days
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • All camps will be held at the UA-PTC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. 13000 I-30 Frontage Road, Little Rock, AR 72210
  • All Baking, Cake, and Culinary Camps are best suited for campers between the ages of 10-17 years old.
  • Caking it with Kids is best suited for younger campers between the ages of 6-9 years old.
  • Campers will receive a camp t-shirt and culinary kit.
  • Breakfast will be served daily.
  • Friday’s Meet and Eat – We are excited to welcome family and friends back into the culinary institute on Fridays for light snacks and treats to see and taste camper creations.

Session I: Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 9

Session II: Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 16

Session III: Monday, June 19 – Friday, June 23

Session IV: Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30

Session V: Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14

Camp Descriptions:

Caking it with Kids! - Ages of 6-9 Years Old

Students will practice buttercream piping techniques and simple fondant decor to decorate cookies, cupcakes, and finish with a fun and trendy character cake.

Offered: Session I, June 6 – June 10 only

Baking, Cake Decorating, and Culinary Camps

Ages 10-17 Years Old

Please Note: Level One camp must be taken before a student can enroll in a Level II camp.

Baking Camp Level I - In this weeklong camp, students will learn the basics of baking breads, pastries, cakes, and confections. Scaling and organization in the kitchen will also be taught.

Offered all camp sessions.

Baking Camp Level II – 2 Options

Patisserie - Students will build on techniques learned in Level I to prepare patisserie favorites including macarons, tarts, confections and tortes!

Offered: Session III, June 19 – June 23 only.

Artisan Breads and Doughs (NEW!) - Campers will learn all about doughs, including sourdough, laminated croissant doughs and breads from all around the world. Various techniques include different types of starters, loaves, boule, specialty shaped doughs and flatbreads.

Offered: Session V, July 10-14 only.

Cake Camp Level I - Students will learn to bake, fill, and frost cupcakes and celebration cakes. Buttercream piping, fondant, and modeling techniques will be used so that students can create a variety of designs. The final project is a celebration cake that the students will design using all their new skills!

Offered all camp sessions.

Cake Camp Level II – 2 Options

Sweet Celebration - Students will continue to develop their decorative skills with piping, modeling and decorative techniques with themed cupcakes, cake pops, sugar cookies and a sculpted cake.

Offered: Session II, June 12 – June 16 only.

Advanced Cakes (NEW) - Students will practice advanced buttercream piping techniques, gum paste flowers, petit fours and finish with a tiered fondant covered cake.

Offered: Session IV, June 26 – June 30 only.

Culinary Camp Level I - Students will learn the fundamentals of culinary arts & baking as they work through different stations to create different a variety of menus. Knife skills, basic cooking techniques, breads and desserts are covered, along with sanitation, teamwork, organization, and leadership skills.

Offered all camp sessions.

Culinary Camp Level II – 5 Options

Culinary Camp Cook the Book (NEW BOOKS) - Students will create themed menus inspired by famous books & characters.

Offered: Session I, June 5 – June 9 only.

Culinary Camp Continental Cuisine (NEW MENU) - Students will continue to hone their knife skills and learn advanced fundamentals of cooking and baking while they taste the cuisines of Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Africa.

Offered: Session II, June 12 – June 16 only.

Famous Chefs (NEW) - Learn about famous chefs from past to present and recreate their signature dishes.

Offered: Session III, June 19 – June 23 only.

American Regional (NEW) – Campers will used advanced culinary and baking methods to cook their way through America, studying the food and culture found in the different regions along the way.

Offered: Session IV, June 26 – June 30 only.

Restaurant Wars (NEW) – Recreate favorite restaurant dishes and finish with a restaurant challenge. Groups will be responsible for creating and cooking their own menu!

Offered: Session V, July 10 – July 14 only.

Registration Tips:

1. Be Prepared! Due to the popularity of these camps and limited kitchen space, most camp options sell out quickly.
2. Choose the camp options that work best for your camper's before registration opens.
3. Create or update your account in our registration system before registration opens. This can take several minutes to complete so take care of this step before camp enrollment begins. Directions are below.
4. Registration is scheduled to begin on Saturday, February 11 at 9 a.m. CST. Come back to this webpage 5-10 minutes early to assure you have a strong internet connection and no technical issues.


Contact the Coordinator of Community Education, Kristin Howell at [email protected] or call (501) 907-6670 ext. 3407 for more information or issues with registration.

Create a New Account

  • Click:
  • Complete the New Account Setup form for the primary adult using this account and click “SUBMIT”
  • Click “Add New Child”
  • Complete the form and click “SAVE”.
  • You are now all set for registration to open! Please save your user name and password in a safe place!

Update an Account

  • Click:
  • In the top, right corner of the screen, click “LOGIN”.
  • Enter your Username (E-mail Address) and Password to login. Click “RESET” if you forgot your password or never created one.
  • Once logged in, click on the account name (EX: Kristin Howell), located in the top, right corner of the screen.
  • From here, click “Account” to update information. Then, click “Save”.
  • Congratulations, you are ready for registration!

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