Camper health and safety is paramount.

Penn College adheres to governmental and health agency guidelines, procedures, and practices for the COVID-19 pandemic to provide an optimal living and learning camp environment. Safety protocols are in place and all Pre-College Programs attendees who are not fully vaccinated will be asked to submit a negative test result no more than 72 hours prior to arriving on campus.

Future Restaurateurs

Pre-College Program

Do you enjoy cooking or baking? Do you dream of owning your own restaurant or becoming a famous chef? Join chefs from our hospitality department for an introduction to baking and pastry arts, culinary arts, and hospitality management. Take part in field trips and hands-on workshops centered on developing kitchen skills, culinary/baking techniques, and menu planning strategies.

On Thursday, June 17 at 6pm, parents are invited to join participants for dinner and taste the delicious foods they’ve created using the skills learned during the week.

Summer Overnight Pre-College Program

June 19-23, 2022

Age Group: Students entering grades 9-12

Fee: $500
Includes all activities, meals, and on-campus housing.

Registration for 2022 programs opens April 1, 2022.

Field Trips/Special Events


A field trip to Herman & Luther’s restaurant is included along with an etiquette dinner.

Please Bring

Close-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty are required.


Earn up to $2,000 off Penn College tuition

Did you know you can save money on your Penn College tuition if you attend one of our Pre-College Programs? 

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Here's how it works:

Here's how it works:

  • Complete a Pre-College Program during the summer before entering 9-12 grade. 
  • Or better yet, come for two Pre-College Programs. Pick a different program the second time around or come for the same one twice. Each year we mix things up.
  • Attend Penn College and receive $1,000 off your tuition each year if you came for one program. 
  • Or, get $2,000 off your tuition each year if you join us for two programs.