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Rebel Chefs Cooking Camp


July 9-14, 2017 (Middle School
July 16-21, 2017 (Middle School)
July 23-28, 2017 (High School)

Registrations Due: June 30, 2017

Sponsor Department: Office of Pre-College Programs
Camp Type:
1 Week Residential or Commuter, non-credit
Seats Available: 24 max
Rising 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade (Middle School)
                Rising 9th-, 10th-, 11th-, and 12th-grade (High School)
$500 Residential / $350 Commuter

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About Rebel Chefs Cooking Camp

Interested in cooking? Want to learn more about nutrition and local food? This camp is for you! Students will spend time in the classroom and the kitchen every day. They will learn about food and kitchen safety, basic and advanced cooking techniques, and will prepare their own dishes. Students will also take trips to local community markets and gardens and will discuss with farmers and nutritionists the importance of eating local and eating in season. The class will culminate on Friday, July 21st, 2017, with a luncheon for parents and guardians prepared by the Rebel Chefs.



The cost for residential students is $500. It covers program fee, materials, housing, and meal plan.
The cost for commuter students is $350. It covers program fee, materials, and lunch.

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Financial Aid

Limited funds are available to assist students who cannot meet the cost of the program. Aid is based on financial need and is only awarded to residential students. If you think you may be eligible for aid, have your parent or guardian complete the Pre-College Programs Financial Aid application.


Day Morning Activities
8:00am – 12:00pm
RECIPES Afternoon Activities
1:00pm – 4:30pm
  • Introductions & Goals
  • Hygiene and Safety
  • Equipment, Measurements, & Reading Recipes
  • Biscuits
  • Muffins
  • Nut Bread
  • Knife Skills Part I
  • Eggs and How to Cook Them
  • Eggs (scrambled, omelets, fried, hard-cooked, etc.)
  • Home Fries
  • Nutrition Basics
  • Vegetables and Seasonality
  • Knife Skills Part II
  • Spring Rolls
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • UM Garden (field trip)
  • Farmers Market (field trip)
  • ***Goodies from Oxford City Market***
  • Basics of Seasoning
  • International and Fusion Cuisines
  • Shawarma
  • Korean Tacos
  • Watermelon Gazpacho
  • Pizza from Scratch– Part 1
  • Basic Pizza Dough
  • HW Pizza Dough
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Pizza from Scratch– Part 2
  • Pizza Margherita
  • White Pizza
  • Complete all Day-Ahead Prep for Luncheon
    • Dough, Sauce, Dressings, any pre-cooked foods
  • N/A
  • Luncheon (Prep, Service, and Cleanup)



Residential students accepted to the program will be housed with Summer College for High School Students in the Residential College South. Adult staff, as well as selected student counselors who serve as mentors to the participants, will supervise them.

Download High School Housing GuidelinesDownload Middle School Housing Guidelines


Commuters must be dropped off at the designated spot each morning by 8:00 a.m. and picked up at the designated spot by 4:45 p.m. each afternoon.* Commuters will eat lunch on campus each day, and lunch is included in the total cost.

*Subject to change depending on program activities.

Medical Care

Due to their age, Rebel Chefs Cooking Camp students are not allowed access to the Student Health Center on campus. Students requiring non-emergency medical care between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. will be transported to an urgent care facility with parent’s approval. There is not an after hours medical clinic in Oxford, so students requiring medical care after 7 p.m. and before 9 a.m. are transported to the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi with parent’s approval.

Application and Registration Process

Registration for Rebel Chefs Cooking Camp is a two-part process – the online registration form and additional documents submission. Both parts must be submitted to the Office of Pre-College Programs before a student is confirmed for enrollment in the program. The cost of the program is $500 for residential students and $350 for commuter students.

Students must be registered by June 30, 2017, and must include full fee payment and Medical Form to complete the registration process.

Download General Rules for High School StudentsDownload General Rules Middle School Students

Online Registration Step-By-Step

Medical Form
We value the safety and well-being of all our participating students. In the case emergency or medical attention is required, ALL Pre-College Program camps require parents to submit medical forms on behalf of the student. Please DO NOT forget to return this form to the Pre-College Programs office as this will hold up the registration process for your student. If you have already submitted the medical form to the Office of Pre-College Programs for a camp this summer, you will not have to submit it again.

Please do not email medical forms to our office. We request that you mail, fax, or bring the forms to our office. Thanks!

Cancellation Policy
Registrations may be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the selected week for an 80% refund. Refunds are not available if cancellation occurs less than two weeks prior to the selected week.

Contact Us

For additional information, please contact:

Mailing address:
Outreach and Continuing Education
Office of Pre-College Programs
The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848

Phone: 662-915-7621
Fax: 662-915-1535

Campus Location:
E.F. Yerby Conference Center, Room 2
Grove Loop at University Avenue