Harrah College of Hospitality Summer Camps

The Harrah College of Hospitality, the #2 Hospitality program in the world, at the University of Nevada Las Vegas offers summer camp opportunities for high school students to learn more about the opportunities within the field of hospitality as well as the field of culinary!

The Harrah College of Hospitality offers a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, which is a business degree where all coursework has a hospitality focus. Our degree program allow individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required to have a career in areas such as hotel management, event and entertainment, food and beverage, casinos and gaming, integrated resorts, sports entertainment, and travel and tourism, and wellness!

Hospitality Exploration Summer Camp

The Hospitality Exploration Summer Camp sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is designed to introduce high school students to the exciting field of hospitality. This camp is a 2-night/3-day summer camp for high school students to engage in hands on activities to learn about the field of hospitality, to engage with our corporate partners, to learn how attainable earning your bachelor’s degree can be! Students will take some field trips, engage with our faculty and current students, and have the opportunity to learn to apply to our degree program.

  • Camp Dates: June 3-5, 2024
  • Cost: $300
  • Location: UNLV Campus – Hospitality Hall
  • Eligibility: Students must be a current high school student with at least a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Culinary Mini Boot Camp

The Culinary Mini Boot Camp is a 2-day camp for high school students to enhance their culinary skills with Chef Chris Lindsay. This camp focuses on the development of diverse on-trend menu concepts and culinary techniques. Sanitation, safety, teamwork and effective communication will also be the foundation of this camp.  In addition, students will also learn about the bachelor’s in hospitality management and how this degree will benefit students going into the restaurant industry.

There are two mini camps, which the dates are listed below. Each camp can handle 15 students. When high school students apply, they need to indicate which camp date they prefer when the answer the question “What excites you about attending this camp”.

  • Camp 1: May 21 – 22, 2024
  • Camp 2: May 23 – 24, 2024
  • Cost: $200
  • Location: UNLV Campus – Stan Fulton
  • Eligibility: Students must be a current high school student with at least a 3.0 or higher GPA.

Application Process

  • Create an application profile (if you do not have a profile with UNLV). Click here to create a profile. Once you create your profile, log into your email to retrieve the email sent to you to set up your password.
  • If you have a profile (or once it is setup), click here to log in to complete a Summer Camp application.
  • Once you have logged in, look for “Summer Camps” on the left hand side of the page. Click on “Summer Camps“.
  • Now click on the summer camp you wish to apply to and complete the application.

Application deadline for all Hospitality Summer Camps is April 15, 2024.

Questions: Email hospitalityadmissions@unlv.edu.