Summer in New Orleans starts in just a few short months and if you’re like most parents, planning your child’s summer is high on your list of priorities. The 2018 New Orleans Summer Camp Guide sponsored By Cahill Camp Corral, will help you find the perfect summer camp in the New Orleans area for your kids
Camps listed in this guide have paid for their listings.
New Orleans Summer Camp Guide Sponsor
Arden Cahill Camp Corral
3101 Wall Blvd., Gretna, LA; Ph. 504-392-0902
There is a “WHALE OF A GOOD TIME” ahead at Cahill Camp Corral, and this year they are happy to announce the 50th year of Arden Cahill Academy and our summer program! At Cahill Camp Corral we offer a relaxed environment where campers Age 3 – 14 (must be 4 by 9/30/18) continue to grow and develop during the summer months. All activities take place on their beautiful 12 acre campus. Arden Cahill Academy’s campus is centrally located in Gretna on the Westbank just minutes from the GNO Bridge. Children should never take a vacation from learning; that is why, at Camp Corral, also offers the option to take study classes in conjunction with summer play camp.
Caring leaders, made up mainly of teachers and alumni, will facilitate and participate with your child in many activities; Swimming (in their junior Olympic size pool or splash pool), Computer Lab, Indoor Play in an air conditioned gym, Outdoor Play and Barn Time complete with Horseback Riding through Bayou Stables and a Petting Farm, Game Room activities including tournaments and Wii, Arts & Crafts, and Theatre performances each session where all campers perform in the 300 seat Little Theatre. Last year all of their campers performed “Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” in Session I and “Aladdin, Jr.” in Session 2. Both performances were phenomenal! They are looking forward to two more fantastic summer productions during Week 5 of Session 1 and Week 4 of Session 2. There are special days that include fishing, gardening, archery, riflery, dance, discovery science and STEAM, snack attack, dances, blue & white days, camp “in” , waterslide, bounce house, rodeos, color relays and much, much, more. Your lil’ or big camper will not get bored because there are age specific activities galore offered throughout the summer! Lil’ Camp Corral has weekly themes. Join us for Safari Week, Shark Week, or Space week to name a few!
Children may register as session or weekly campers. Registering your camper for a full session is the most affordable option. If you are registered as a session camper, you will pay full session prices for all programs, such as: hot lunch, horseback riding and child care. The price will not be prorated at any time during the session. Summer study classes are only offered to campers registered for the full session 1 or full session 2. If you prefer more flexibility, you may register as a weekly camper, you will be paying a higher price but will have the advantage of adding weeks as you go throughout the summer and adding programs such as hot lunch, child care and horseback week to week. For example, a weekly camper may choose to sign up for horseback riding one week and not the other weeks they are attending camp.
Free Registration: Registration for Session 1 is FREE until May 14th and registration for Session 2 is FREE until June 18. After those dates for those sessions, camp registration is $50 per camper.
Summer Discount: Campers registered for both camp sessions 1 & 2 in full, together, by May 14, 2018 will receive $100.00 discount.
Family Discount: $25.00 discount per session for each additional sibling when registering siblings for the entire 5 week session during the FREE registration period. Family Discounts will end on May 14th for Session 1 campers and June 18th for Session 2 campers. Please use the discount code that will be provided to you at the time of registering your additional camper or campers.
They are looking forward to having a whale of a summer with your camper! Please do not hesitate to contact them at 504-392-0902 if you have any questions during the registration process or regarding Camp Corral.
New Orleans Summer Camp Guide – Gold Sponsors
Kidcam Summer Camps
At Kidcam, summer camp isn’t just something they do, it’s all they do. And they strive to do it better than anyone else. Creating meaningful summer experiences for kids ages 3-13 is their focus 365 days a year. They pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, safe and supportive summer family where every child is treasured for what makes him or her unique. Through their long-standing traditions and values, they create a sense of belonging that gives children the confidence to be who they are. While enjoying a summer of fun, adventure and wonder, Kidcam campers are made to feel that they are a part of something truly special. They call it the Kidcam difference. Their campers call it summers that rock!
East Jefferson YMCA Summer Camp
6691 Riverside Dr., Metairie, LA; Ph. 504-888-9622
The East Jefferson YMCA summer camp program is an exciting 11-week program. Parents can sign their children up from anywhere to one week to all eleven! Each week has a unique theme, and campers will have a great time playing games and doing fun activities. Additionally, and for no extra cost, the children will go on two field trips, participate in fun STEM activities, swim, and receive a healthy lunch and snack. Camp is facilitated by a group of highly trained counselors who are all CPR and First Aid certified and who are dedicated to making each week a safe and fun experience for each child.
The East Jefferson YMCA is part of the YMCA of Greater New Orleans, an organization dedicated to putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy mind, body, and spirit for all. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.
For more information on summer camp visit www.ymcaneworleans.org/summercamp, call the East Jefferson YMCA at 504-888-9622, or email Jacquelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We just love the East Jefferson YMCA summer camp. My daughter has been coming here since she was five and looks forward to it every year. We love the programs, CIT(counselor in training), and counselors who put the camp together every year!” Evelyn Thompson, YMCA Member since 2010
LSU Health Fitness Summer Camp
2220 Constitution St. New Orleans, LA 70114; Ph. 504-669-3301
Summer Camp begins the week of May 22nd and runs through the first week of August. $35 a Day for Members and $150 a Week for Members. $45 a Day for Non-Members and $175 a Week for Non-Members. Camp is 9am-4pm with before (6:30am-8:30am) and after (4pm-6:30pm) Available for an additional $5. Weekly Field Trips.
Youth Camps at LSU Health Fitness will be sports oriented, teaching skills to the campers so that they can improve and learn the sports we play. From beginners to advance athletes our camp provides something for everyone to enjoy. Weekly themes will be used to bring light to the sport or activity we will be focused on that week. We will end each week with some sort of tournament or competition.
New Orleans Summer Camp Guide – Silver Sponsors
St. Stanislaus Summer Camp
304 South Beach Blvd. Bay Saint Louis, MS; Ph. 228-467-9057 Ext. 277
Camp Stanislaus is located in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, along the beautiful Gulf Coast. Founded in 1928, Camp Stanislaus operates in conjunction with the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, a religious order of teaching brothers who have operated Saint Stanislaus since 1854. Both a day and resident camp, it is open to boys and girls ages eight to fifteen. The camp’s main goal is to provide campers a good time and an opportunity to create new friendships, learn independence, improve social skills, encourage one another, and work hard to achieve their goals. Camp Stanislaus effectively combines recreational and learning activities during its four-week operation.
Activities may include but are not limited to: Sailing, water-skiing, archery, baseball, basketball, football, dodgeball, arts and crafts, swimming, fishing, marine biology, canoeing, volleyball, tennis, beach activities, ultimate Frisbee, weightlifting, barbecues, skit nights, and capture the flag. Activities vary from week to week, so not every activity is done during each camp session.
St. Martin Summer Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie; Ph. 504-376-3796
St. Martin’s offers three summer programs for children ages 18 months to 14 years old: Summer Day Camp, Theatre Camp, and George Cottage Summer Camp. StM’s Summer Day Camp programming includes American Red Cross swim instruction, a Carnival, a Color War, Wet and Wild Day, the Culminating Show, visits from the Saints’ and Pelicans’ Training Camps, yoga, Zumba Jr., scuba, sports, arts, drama, and much more! Campers will also enjoy Minecraft, cooking, Project Adventure, wood working, chess, and movie making.
Unlock the creativity, artistry, and imagination in your child through St. Martin’s Theatre Camp. Rising second graders to rising high school sophomores will take the stage with two magical performances of Willy Wonka Jr. The play is based on the beloved children’s classic, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” by Roald Dahl.
St. Martin’s George Cottage Summer Camp is a camp where young children can experience the many resources, talent, and amenities that St. Martin’s Episcopal School has to offer. The activities are designed to impact and encourage social growth and fun in our youngest campers. Each session is filled with Kindermusic, movement classes, yoga, soccer, and water play.
Education building of Parker Methodist Church at 5818 Perrier St, New Orleans; Ph. 504-495-2345
Academy of the Sacred Heart Summer Camp
Calling all boys and girls – ages 1 through 13! We are excited to offer Summer Fun Day Camp for girls and Sports ‘N More Day Camp for boys. Popular sessions include Creative HeARTS, Middle School Creative Choice, ASH Theater Camp (Junie B. Jones the Musical), Cheer Camp, Sports Clinics and our school year kick-off Jump Start. Lunch is included in the tuition, and before/after-care are available for all camps. June 5–July 20, 2018.
Camp Ages:: Campers ages 1 through 13
Camp Cost:: $225-275 per week (depending camp choice)
New Orleans Summer Camp Guide – Bronze Sponsors
Girl Scout Louisiana East Resident Camp
Girl Scouts Louisiana East has just the summer camp for girls, entering 1st through 12th grade. Campers participate in fun activities that vary based on session selection, but may include canoeing, archery, swimming, horseback riding, outdoor cooking, high ropes and rock wall. ACA-accredited.
Ivanov’s Gymnastics Academy
800 Webb St, Jefferson; Ph. 504-889-9800
BEST SUMMER CAMP EVER!
Ages 3 to 15y.o.
Full & Half day and Before & After Care is available.
All gymnastics events: Bars, Beam, Floor, Vault, Tumble-track, Tumbling, Art & Crafts, games and fun!
Yonsei Martial Arts Academy
2530 Florida Avenue, Kenner; Ph 504-465-5353
Martial Arts at Yonsei offers you a fun challenging program that builds friendships, deters bullying, promotes agility, physical and mental strength, respect, focus, and self-control in personalized classes to empower you for success in life!
Mount Carmel Academy Summer Camp
7027 Milne Boulevard, New Orleans; Ph. 504-288-7626
Girls entering Grades 2-8
June 4-29, by the week
Choose your adventure at Mount Carmel’s Summer Camp! Campers customize their summer fun by picking their favorite classes from a diverse and exciting selection. They will enjoy being artists, scientists, dancers, athletes, cheerleaders, chefs, detectives, designers, actresses, and so much more! Campers will explore their individual interests and uncover new talents as they make friends and have a blast!
MCA Summer Camp is June 4-29 and campers can choose to attend by the week. Camp is divided into two sections: junior camps for girls entering grades 2-5 and specialty camps for girls entering grades 5-8. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions are from 1 – 4 p.m. A lunch program is offered and before care and after care are available.
Camp Abbey Retreat Center
77002 KC Camp Road, Covington; Ph. 985-327-7240
Camp Abbey is an overnight camp for students who have finished 2nd – 8th grade. Activities include hiking, arts & crafts, sports, boating, archery, swimming, and skits, all in a internet-free, Christian atmosphere. As a Catholic camp, campers experience various prayer opportunities, growing closer to Christ and have fun while doing it! There are four one-week sessions for boys from June 3 – 30. All four girls camp sessions in July are already at capacity. Registration is now open and filling up fast at www.campabbey.org.
University of New Orleans Summer Day Camp
2000 Lakeshore Drive, NOLA; Ph. 504-280-6009
Join us this summer at the University of New Orleans Summer Day Camp, a recreation and sports day camp that is open to boys and girls ages 5 – 11 years old. Activities include: sports, games, field trips, drama, art, dance, swimming, year-end talent show. Fee includes Morning supervision, lunch, & field trips. Aftercare supervision and swim lessons for an additional fee.
Camp dates: Session 1 June 4th – 29th; Session 2 July 9th – August 3rd; no camp week of July 2nd – 6th. Cost: $675 per session, $40 registration fee includes (1) t-shirt.
Contact info: Camp Director – Kassie Thibodeaux; 504-280-6009; email@example.com; University of New Orleans – Recreation & Fitness Center 2000 Lakeshore Drive, NOLA 70148. www.ris.uno.edu
National Society of Black Engineers – Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)
HC Schaumburg Elementary, 9501 Grant Street, New Orleans LA; Ph. (703) 549-2207
Ages: 3rd – 5th graders
Dates: June 4 – 22
Tuition: Free – Mandatory attendance at parent orientation; Donations accepted as sponsorship dollars do not cover all costs.
Details: SEEK is led by the National Society of Black Engineers with curriculum developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers International and sponsored by Chevron. Campers will work in teams to solve problems and create products while discovering the underlying math and science principles. Each week, the kids will take on a new project, culminating with a presentation and design competition that all parents are invited to attend. The program includes 100 students per grade level, for a total of 300 students. NSBE and SEEK employs 50 collegiate mentors to facilitate the program. For more information and to register, visit – https://www.nsbe.org/seek.aspx
Aquatic Robotics Camp
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville, LA 70447; Ph. (985) 845-9200
Ages: Ages 11-15
Dates: June 11-15, June 25-29, July 9-13
Tuition: $395.00, Includes t-shirt, lanyard, field trip transportation and operational ROV
Details: Looking for an exciting, educational, fun, unique summer camp experience for your child? The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum along with the support of Chevron will offer hands-on educational fun based on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). In the Aquatic Robotics Camp the campers will each construct and take home an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) complete with lights, a camera and a monitor. There will be presentations about the ROV industry, ROV demonstrations and videos and even field trips to area ROV facilities where campers learn from the experts. To learn more, visit – https://lpbmm.org/learn/aquatic-robotics/.
Junior Aquatic Engineers Summer Camp
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum, 133 Mabel Drive, Madisonville, LA 70447; Ph. (985) 845-9200
Dates: July 23-27
Tuition: $195.00, Includes t-shirt, lanyard, field trip transportation, and model submarine
Details: Looking for an exciting, educational, fun, unique summer camp experience for your child? The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum along with the support of Chevron will offer hands-on educational fun based on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Junior Aquatic Engineers Summer Camp is an introduction to STEM related Maritime activities and demonstrations. The campers will construct and take home a Submersible Submarine! To learn more, visit – https://lpbmm.org/learn/aquatic-robotics/.