Rebel Chefs Cooking Camp

Rebel Chefs

An introduction to culinary arts

Dates: June 14-19, 2020

Grades: Rising 9th - 12th grades

Cost: $700 Residential / $400 Commuters   What's included in the cost?

Registrations Due: May 15, 2020

Students will be immersed in a week of cooking, baking, and learning about local produce and nutrition. Participants will spend time in the classroom and the kitchen each day. They will learn about food and kitchen safety, basic and advanced cooking techniques, and will prepare their own recipes. The students will also visit local community markets and gardens and will discuss with farmers and nutritionists the benefits of eating local and eating in season. The class will conclude on Friday with a luncheon for parents and guardians prepared by the Rebel Chefs. 

Sponsoring Department: Office of Pre-College Programs

Camp Type: 1 Week Residential or Commuter, non-credit

Seats Available: 15 max


  • Be in good academic and conduct standing at the time of admission. The school can be public, private, parochial, or even home educated.
  • Complete the online application.

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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)

Daily Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM; Friday, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Move-in for residential students will be the Sunday prior to the camp’s beginning. Details will be sent by email two weeks beforehand.

Lunch will be provided at Rebel Market for all students.

Residential students will live in the Residential College South, supervised by live-in counselors. All counselors are undergraduate students trained in the supervision of minors and background-checked. Evening recreational activities may include use of the campus recreational center, board games, and trips to locations on campus or in town.

Denver Bridwell

Denver Bridwell has been working in the food and hospitality industry for 5 years. His career began in a po boy shop on the Oxford Square and has taken him from there to butchering, catering, fine dining, and ultimately the dessert and pastry world. He currently cooks at Saint Leo on the Oxford Square where he works the usual dining shifts in addition to making the desserts. He specializes in ice cream and makes all his recipes from scratch using the traditional French method.

Registration for a camp or program is a two-part process – the online registration form and additional documentation. Both parts must be submitted to our office before a student is confirmed for enrollment in the program.

  • Register Online
    • Step 1: Go to the online registration portal.
    • Step 2: Select the appropriate options and click “Add Event to Cart.”
    • Step 3: Review your Cart Information and click “Checkout.”
    • Enter your email address and click “Continue Unregistered.”
    • Select the appropriate payment method and follow the prompts to complete the payment transaction. If you have a discount/scholarship code, you can enter it on the right side of the page and click “Apply.”
    • Step 4: Enter the Student’s Information, Parent/Guardian, Emergency Contact, and additional information. Click “Submit.” You will receive an emailed receipt and confirmation of registration. Please retain a copy of this receipt for your reference and tax purposes.
  • Submit Medical Form
    • We value the safety and well-being of all our participating students. In the event that any emergency or medical attention arises, ALL camps and programs require parents to submit medical forms on behalf of the student. Please DO NOT forget to return this form to our office as this will hold up the registration process for your student. If you have already submitted the medical form for a camp this summer, you will not have to submit it again. We do not retain medical documentation from previous summers.
    • Step 1: Download and complete the Summer Medical Form (PDF link at top of page) with the appropriate student and parent information.
    • Step 2: Attach a copy of:
      • Student’s insurance card,
      • Parent’s driver’s license
      • Any other medical documents needed to seek treatment
    • Step 3: Send the form and attachments to our office at: Outreach and Continuing Education, Office of Pre-College Programs, The University of Mississippi, P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848.
    • For the security of you and your student’s information, please do not email or fax medical forms to our office. We request that you mail or bring the forms to our office.
  • Submit Agreement
    • The Office of Pre-College Programs has set guidelines and rules in place for the safety of the students participating in our camps and programs. Please review these guidelines and rules and discuss with your student(s) before the first day of the program. The Agreement Form is available at the top of the page.
Commuter Student Information
  • Orientation
    • Students, including commuters, and their parents will attend a program orientation. The program director and summer staff will go over the details of the week, important guidelines and rules of the program, and additional information related to the program.
  • Daily Check-In/Out
    • Each day, Monday-Friday, commuting students will be dropped off at a designated location on campus. The parent will check-in the student with a summer counselor and provide a contact number for the day.
Residential Student Information
  • Move-In
    • Residential students will move into the residence hall on a Sunday afternoon. Students will receive a room card, a meal card, and Welcome Home pack at the check-in table.
  • Orientation
    • Students, including commuters, and their parents will attend a program orientation. The program director and summer staff will go over the details of the next two weeks, important guidelines and rules of the program, and additional information related to the program.
  • Move-Out
    • Residential students will move out of the residence hall after class and the final exam or parent presentation are over on the last Friday at 12:00 noon.
    • Students will be required to complete a Check-Out Form and Room Inspection before departing the program.
  • Medical Care and Safety
    • All students participating in a camp or program offered by the Office of Pre-College Programs must complete and return a Summer Medical Form with required documentation (e.g. shot records, insurance card, parent’s driver’s license). This form grants our office the ability to seek medical treatment for a student that is sick or injured. Students lacking this form by the first day of a program will not be able to participate until full documentation is submitted – no exceptions will be made to this policy.

Due to their age, students are not allowed access to the V.B. Harrison 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.

Supervision of Minors. The University of Mississippi and the Office of Pre-College Programs values the safety of all of our students. Our staff and counselors undergo extensive training and complete background checks before our summer camps and programs begin. Our office has policies and guidelines set in place to effectively supervise and ensure the safety of all students under our care. For more information on this policy, please visit

For additional information, please contact:

  • 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
  • Email: