2017 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in and Around New Orleans

2017 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in and Around New Orleans

2017 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in and Around New Orleans

As busy moms ourselves, we know that finding summer camps in New Orleans is on the top of every mom’s list of things to figure out. While summer in New Orleans makes many think of popsicles (or in our case snowballs), parks and water play we KNOW as moms that it can also be a frustrating time where you are struggling to piece childcare and entertainment together week by week and month by month. We hope that this guide to summer camps in New Orleans provides the insight that you need to plan a fun and stress free summer.

A special thanks goes out to all of the sponsors that helped us made this guide possible. If you would like your camp included in this guide please email karen{@}neworleansmomsblog{dot}com. If you’d like to see a comprehensive list of camps in and around New Orleans click HERE. If you live on the Northshore and want to see a list of ONLY Northshore camps click HERE

Let’s explore where we can send our little happy campers this summer!

Kidcam Summer Camp

At Kidcam, summer camp isn’t just something we do, it’s all we do. And we strive to do it better than anyone else. Creating meaningful summer experiences for kids ages 3-13 is our focus 365 days a year. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, safe and supportive summer family where every child is treasured for what makes him or her unique.

Kidcam offers flexible scheduling by the week. Weekly Fieldtrips. Indoor & outdoor curriculum. Build your own sessions. Extended hours with free before care. Multi Child & Session Discounts.

Check out over 12 premier summer camp locations in south Louisiana, with 8 Southshore locations and 4 Northshore locations. Prices and dates vary by camp site.

Curious about benefits of a camp environment away from school? Learn more HERE

Love Swimming

****IMPORTANT NOTE :: Love Swimming does not host traditional camps, rather Love Swimming is an exclusive swim school. Ready your child for a safe and fun summer, at camp and at home, now!****

Love Swimming is your best resource for ensuring kids are prepared for camp swimming this summer! At summer camps, beaches and pools, large groups of children can make it difficult for counselors and lifeguards to provide perfect supervision. At Love Swimming, we will make sure your kids are as prepared as possible for all types of swimming situations! Large groups of young children have very different swimming backgrounds, which makes it difficult for counselors and lifeguards to provided adequate supervision. At Love Swimming, we will make sure your children are at the top of their swim game!

During summer, we also offer week-long classes where swimmers can come every weekday for 30 minute lessons (in addition to our year-round weekly classes), which is a great way to accelerate your children’s readiness for wildly fun summer and camp swimming. Our saltwater, indoor pools are warm so that every minute of our lessons are effective (no getting used to the chilly water and no rainouts). We start learning life saving skills the minute we enter the pool. And our teachers are beyond compare to other programs–just ask around or read our reviews!

The Louisiana Children's Museum

Camper Ages :: LCM Summer Camps are designed for children ages 5-8

Camper Costs :: LCM Summer Camp is $200/week for LCM members; $225/week for non-members. Before care is from 7:30 am – 8:45 am for $8.00/day; After care is from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm for $15.00/day.

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is the cool place to be this summer with camps that explore science, food, art, theatre, health and wellness, and more! Discover a new theme and engaging activities each week beginning June 5 through August 4. Orbit around the planets and explore the galaxies or become one of LCM’s next top chefs.  Be a paleontologist, turn trash into beautiful treasures, get moving with yoga and aerobics, and much more! LCM Summer Camps are held daily from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with curbside drop off from 8:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Before and after care are also available.

504-266-2412 Ask to speak with Ashley Lucas

Arden Cahill Academy Camp Corral

Camp Ages :: Campers welcome age 3 (must be 4 by 9/30/17) to 14

Camp Cost :: $180 per week (holiday weeks are discounted). Session Rate (5 weeks):  $750.

Sibling discount, full summer discount and free registration available (please visit website to learn about the deadlines to take advantage of these great offers).

Arden Cahill Academy’s Camp Corral offers a relaxed environment where children through teens continue to grow and develop during the summer months. Activities and amenities include horseback riding, swimming, art, theater productions, sports, game room, petting farm, computer lab, academic enrichment classes, field days, dances, fishing, water slide, bounce house, camp-in, archery, riflery and much, much more. Camp dates:  Session 1:  May 30 – June 30 & Session 2:  July 3 – August 4.  Campers may register by the week or the session.  Check our our website for more information on sibling or full summer discounts. Please call for more information or to schedule a tour of our 12 acre westbank campus located minutes from downtown.

Trinity Episcopal School

Camp Ages :: Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade

Camp Costs :: Varies among camps. Info available upon request


Trinity Episcopal School offers various specialty camps each June and August.  Camps are led by Trinity faculty and staff and include a variety of options for students ranging from grades Prekindergarten through Eighth Grade.  Our summer camp runs over four consecutive weeks in June and for two full weeks and one partial week in August. It includes both half and full day scheduling options.  Before and after camp care is available from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.

504-525-8661 Extension #761

The Greater New Orleans YMCA

Camper Ages :: Camp is open to children entering grades k-10 (k-6 in South Plaquemines).  Pre-K camp is available in Belle Chasse and South Plaquemines for ages 3-4 although children must be potty trained.

Camp Cost :: Prices range from $140-185/week.

YMCA camp gives children and teens the opportunity to get outdoors and learn about nature, discover new interests, be more physically active, and develop confidence, independence, leadership and social skills, all while becoming part of a community. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, swimming and so much more. Field trips are active and educational, including trips to Audubon Zoo, an alligator farm, laser tag, mini-golf, and skating. Every week is a new theme and a new adventure. At the Y, our goal is to provide programs that fit your family. Our summer camp programs run weekly and match local school calendars to ensure that while school is out, children continue to have a safe and exciting place learn, grow, and thrive. Rest assured campers will be well taken care of—all camp staff share our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, complete a rigorous 30 hour training program before summer starts, and all are CPR and First Aid certified.

With camps available in Metairie, Covington, Belle Chasse, and South Plaquemines Parish there is sure to be a location that will be a good fit for your family.

Drama Kids NOLA

Camper Ages :: Two sessions of camps are available :: One session for ages 6-11 and one for teens ages 12-17

Camp Cost :: Prices range from $125-175/week based on full or half day attendance.

When school is out – Drama is IN! Drama Kids & Teen Acting Academy offers different week long programs that are run on half day and full day schedules.  Here’s your child’s chance to participate in fun activities that help them think more creatively and learn new acting and confidence-building skills. They will be part of plays, improvisations, silent scenes, mini-scripts, hilarious theater games and more. Each week there’s a special theme, and it all culminates in a dramatic presentation for your family and friends. Everyone’s getting into the act this summer. With camps across Kenner, Metairie, and New Orleans we’ll make sure that you don’t miss out!

Splendor Farms

Splendor Farms is a “girls only” horse/farm camp. This camp is designed to give girls an opportunity to learn cooperation, self-confidence, and teamwork through hands-on instruction on a real working farm. They will not only learn the basics of horsemanship by daily grooming, saddling, riding lessons, and a trail ride, but also enjoy many other activities including a rodeo, horse games, arts and crafts, swimming, and garden harvesting and cooking lessons. There will be field trips to local berry, alpaca, and dairy farms, and more! Also, guest speakers, such as farriers, equine veterinarians & massage therapists (yes, horses need massages, too!) on various subjects like Equine Digestion & Nutrition & Equine Dentistry! Day camps and overnight camps are offered. Camp counselors are CPR certified and have many years of camp and equine experience.

Camp Ages :: Ages vary by session. Campers start at age 6.

Camp Cost :: Varies

(985) 886-3747

Playmakers Indoor Sports

Do your kids love sports?! Playmakers Indoor Sports recreational sports summer and holiday camps offer youths fun and games all day long in a state-of-the-art indoor facility. Kids from five to 12 enjoy a variety of sports and activities (basketball, soccer, kickball, dodgeball, dancing, table games) and our counselor ratio is 10 to 1. We are located off Jefferson Highway near Clearview in Harahan. We know there is so much to consider when choosing a camp so give us a call at 504-305-6078 or check out our website.

Camp Ages :: Campers ages 5-12

Camp Cost :: $150/week plus one time membership fee.

(504) 305-6078

St Martin's

St. Martin’s offers three summer programs for children ages 8 weeks to 14 years old — Summer Day Camp, Theater Camp, and George Cottage Summer Camp. Summer Day Camp programming includes American Red Cross swim instruction, a carnival, color war, wet and wild day, the culminating talent show, visits from the Saints’ and Pelicans’ Junior Training Camps, yoga, Zumba Junior, scuba, sports, arts, drama, and much more! Older campers have the opportunity to go on a Florida trip featuring Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure and Disney’s Blizzard Beach. George Cottage Summer Camp is open to children ages 18 months to 3 years of age. Activities are designed to impact and encourage social growth and fun in our younger campers. Each session is filled with Kindermusic, movement classes, yoga, soccer, and water play. At St. Martin’s Theater Camp campers will learn about the acting process, while building self confidence, and problem solving skills.

Camp Ages :: 8 weeks – 14 years.

Camp Costs :: Costs vary based on camp. Note :: Registration opens in February and is limited to the first 200 per session.

Summer Office :: (504) 736-9925

Theater Camp :: (504) 736-9925


Join us for “Oh the Places She’ll Go!” at McGehee Summer 2017! We’ve got something for every girl: new experiences, new projects, new friends, new fun! We offer girl powered fun that aims to foster leadership and inclusion. All sessions are led by McGehee teachers, alumnae, and students in an academically engaging environment that promotes problem solving and independent thinking, not to mention seriously good fun! Every day, our campers will enjoy classes in Makerspace, Wacky Science, Broad Beats (Performance & Music), and our new class Sports-and-Silly-Stuff (SASS). Our afternoons will be filled with special interest sessions like yoga, Lego works, pet training and pottery, as well visits from the Aqua Van and much more! Every Friday is Water Day, where campers eat snoballs, play water games, and dance like crazy! McGehee Summer Camp is all about summer fun for girls! Flexible weekly registration from June 19 to August 4 (no camp week of July 4th). New and exciting themes every week! 

Camp Ages :: Girls that are rising Kindergarten through 4th grade and rising 5th through 7th graders for our Counselor-in-Training program.

Camp Cost :: $250 per weekly session, before care and after care available for an additional fee.

(504) 274-4978

Electric Girls Summer Camp

Electric Girls Summer Camp is the perfect camp for girls who love science, building, and inventing. Girls spend 2 weeks learning skills in leadership, electronics, and computer programming from local mentors and engineers. Girls will design, invent, and build their own take-home electronic inventions after learning to solder basic circuits and even program them. Register now to transform your girl into a leader in STEM.

“​I liked that my daughter was exposed to things she hasn’t been exposed to before and that she came away with more confidence than she had about her ability to do these kind of things. ”

Camp Ages :: 5-14

Camp Cost :: $650 per 2 week session or $375 per one week session, scholarships available.

(505) 850-7578

Mount Carmel Academy

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 5-30 and campers can choose to attend by the week. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions are from 1 – 4 p.m. Classes are led by Mount Carmel faculty members with assistance from our students. A lunch program is offered and before care and after care are available.

Camp Ages :: Girls entering grades 2 – 8.

Camp Cost :: $80-$110 per weekly session, $30 one-time registration fee

(504) 288-7626

Ursuline Academy

Ursuline Academy presents “Camp U: A Camp for Every Girl.” Camp U offers four individual camp styles for girls to mix and match with their interests and schedules! Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized, non-profit summer enrichment program for kindergarten through 6th grade where girls will be empowered to take on fun challenges that emphasize STEM, creative problem-solving, collaboration, and entrepreneurship through innovation. Camp Create offers a variety of fun classes in art, acting, singing, cooking, decorating, baking, sewing, creative writing, cross stitch, piano, music, ceramics, sports, swimming and more! Camp ROAR is a reading and language arts camp that gives girls opportunities to strengthen their phonics skills, oral reading fluency, reading comprehension skills, and vocabulary development. Camp of Champions is our athletic camps that include volleyball, softball, basketball, running, cheer, tennis, and soccer.

Camp Ages and Cost :: Ages and cost vary based on camp chosen

(504) 212-6806

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans

“Camp D’Eté” is a French immersion summer camp held at Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans, the bilingual school of New Orleans. Students will focus music, art, language, cooking, water play, and more. Children ages 2-12 will hear and speak many languages throughout the day. No French background required. Camp runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Before care and after care available from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. For more information, please email: [email protected]

Camp Ages :: 2 years (potty trained) to 12 years old

Camp Cost :: 2 weeks = $489.00/session or 1 week = $249.00/session

****Register before March 10th and receive 10% off tuition****

(504) 896-4500

Newman Summer

NEWMAN SUMMER offers four quality programs; Day Camp, Sports Camps, Theater Conservatory, and Academics and Enrichment for rising Pre-K -12th graders at Isidore Newman School in the heart of Uptown New Orleans. We provide an exciting, enthusiastic environment for your children to explore and learn from an array of activities which are led by qualified and experienced staff.  Children who attend our programs gain self-confidence and independence by staying active physically and mentally all while having fun with new friends.

Camp Ages :: Rising Pre-K through 12 grade

Camp Cost :: Camp fees start at $396

(504) 896-6297

Vamonos NOLA

At Vamonos NOLA, play is the cornerstone for children (3-8) of all language levels to learn the Spanish language and culture.  Exploring a different Latino country each week, our summer camp provides outdoor fun, soccer lessons, daily water play, international cooking, music, theater and dance. Special guests like Capoiera, Zumba for Kids, Soccer Shots and the Tumblebus bring the action to us. With Spanish in the background all summer long, campers won’t even realize how much Spanish they are absorbing, but they will notice the fun! Whether your child is bilingual or has no Spanish language experience at all, we’ll send them home proudly displaying their new skills!  *New this summer: Jr. Counselor Program ages 12 and up!

Camp Ages :: 3-8 years

Camp Costs :: Starting at $183/week $167/week for early bird.

(504) 495-2345

NOMA Summer Art Camp

Get creative at NOMA’s Summer Art Camp! Weekly camps emphasize imagination and creativity through the development of artistic skills in visual and performing arts. Campers will explore works of art in the museum galleries and get creative in the studio or on the stage.

Camp Ages :: 5-7 & 8-10

Camp Costs :: Cost varies based on full or half day and museum membership status (discounts available for members)

(504) 658-4100

Academy of the Sacred Heart

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, Theater Camp (Schoolhouse Rock), Cheer Camp, Sports Clinics, ACT/PSAT Prep and our school year kick-off Jump Start. Lunch is included in the tuition, and before-care and after- care are available for all camps. May 30 – July 14, 2017. Early childhood camp through July 21.

Camp Ages:: Campers ages 1 through 13

Camp Cost::  $225-275 per week (depending camp choice)

(504) 269-1230

Castletree Summer Camp

Castletree is a day camp for boys and girls offering a variety of activities to meet a variety of interests. Campers are grouped according to school grade level. We boast a camper to counselor ratio of better than 5:1 and many of our staff working as teachers during the school year. Castletree is proud to offer an unparalleled experience to ensure the safety and engagement of your camper.

Camp Ages :: Entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. ***Note :: in order to attend Castletree, campers must be 5 years old by the start of camp and committed to attending a school at the Kindergarten level in the fall of the upcoming school year.

Camp Cost :: Each session (3 weeks) is $800.

(504) 891-5509

Dryades YMCA

The Dryades YMCA Cheer And Tumble Spectacular lead by South Florida’s Total Package Cheer is open to boys and girls ages 5-18. Cheerleading offers the perfect opportunity for kids to develop self-reliance and self-confidence on an individual level while stressing the importance of teamwork within a cheer squad. Cheerleaders will learn basic skills, chants, cheers, tumbling, and stunts. Space is Limited! Sign ups take place at the Dryades YMCA Welcome Desk or online at www.dryadesymca.org. Registration closes July 19, 2017.

Camp Ages :: 5- 18

Camp Cost :: $75 per person, with group (12 or more) $50 per person, T-Shirt Included

(504) 388-1421

University of New Orleans Volleyball Camps

New Orleans Volleyball Camps are run by 15 year division one veteran Coach Millicent Van Norden. Currently the head indoor and beach coach at University of New Orleans, embarking on the fourth year of providing summer camps in New Orleans for aspiring athletes ages 8-18.  There is a program offering for all skill and intensity levels of aspiring athletes. The offerings are centered around building layers of skill, positive reinforcement, and lots of fun! Additional registration information can be found at www.unovolleyball.com.

Camp Ages:: Ages 8-18

Camp Cost:: Varies by camp

(504) 280-7027

Pony Tales

PONY TALES is a camp your child has to experience at least once because every child deserves pony/horse camp once in their lifetime! We have many repeat campers as well! To be sure this is a “fit” for your child aged 4-12 if you desire, we offer single days at Spring Break in April and the first week of summer holiday. Otherwise summer is sold by the week. We are the best beginner riding camp out here and are reasonably priced! Riding and a lesson every day, safety and horsemanship basics, horse related games, activities and crafts as well as some other active games. To enroll please call 504-469-0148 OR email with “camp” in subject line :: [email protected]

Camp Ages :: 4-12

Camp Cost :: $55/day, 2-4 days $50/day, a week of camp is $225   Hours 9am-3pm before and after care additional fee from 7:30am-5:30pm.

(504) 469-0148

Archbishop Chapelle’s Acorn & Summer Camp

Archbishop Chapelle High School’s Acorn & Summer Camp invites 1st-7th grade girls to experience an exciting variety of summer fun at Chapelle! This year, we will be offering a variety of camps to choose from including baking, theatre, athletics, cheerleading, art, dance, photography, jewelry making, spy games, and themed dress-up days, to name a few! We will also be unveiling new and exciting summer camps such as Christmas in June, Pre-Teen Pinterest Party, and more! Daughters and parents alike will love our camps that promote a healthy mind, body, and spirit while offering enrichments in art, athletics, leadership, music, public speaking, STEM, and theatre. Acorn & Summer Camp is June 5-30 from 9:00am-3:30pm. Before and after care available. Join the Chapelle Chipmunks for a summer of fun!

Camp Ages :: Acorn Camp is open to 1st-3rd graders, and Summer Camp is open to 4th-7th graders.

Camp Cost :: $80-150 per week of camp.

(504) 467-3105

JCC Summer Camps

A summer of fun is around the corner! For almost 70 years the New Orleans JCC has provided a superior quality camp experience for children ages 21 months to grade 8. Campers develop meaningful friendships and have a blast swimming in our outdoor pools and enjoying art, music, drama, cooking, science and sports. Swim instruction is provided by American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors. Field trips, overnights, special events and dress up days add to the fun. Weekly offerings for those entering grades 6 – 8 include Tennis, Culinary Creations, Adventure Trips, Musical Theater, Strength & Conditioning, Acting for the Camera, and more! All are welcome at the JCC. Come discover why we have been chosen Best Summer Camp three years in a row by Gambit’s Best of New Orleans Reader’s Poll!

Camp Ages:: 21 months to grade 8

Camp Cost:: Please contact camp for more info.

(504) 897-0143

Excite All Stars

Excite All Stars 10th anniversary summer camp offers the diversity of over 40 activities in our camp experience, including Canoeing, Golf, Basketball, Swimming, Bowling, Creative Arts, STEM, Soccer, Rookie Rugby, Excite Olympics, VBS, and weekly field trips. We embrace a shared sense of community, and safe and well-supervised social environment that provides the basis for an incredibly fun summer.  Age groups are 6-15.

WeHaKee Camp For Girls

If you are looking for a place where you can grow and have fun while building confidence, character, and lifelong relationships, WeHaKee Camp for Girls is your premiere choice. With nearly 40 camp activities led by our safe, skilled, competent and caring staff, you will extend yourself in ways you might not have otherwise had the chance. Join us for the summer of a lifetime. Your way – the WeHaKee way!

Bricks 4 Kidz

Kids have loads of fun (and learn a bunch!) as they use LEGO® Bricks to explore the world of Engineering, Architecture, Robotics and Science in a friendly and team-based environment. Camp activities are specially designed for kids ages 3-13, and feature a variety of games and hands-on STEAM activities that are built around themes kids love!! Weekly camps will run on both the Northshore and Southshore.

Lakeview Creative Arts

Themed summer camps at Lakeview Creative Arts are open to ages 3 and up. Campers and parents can choose from Arts and Crafts Camp, My Doll and Me Sewing Camp, Descendants Dance Camp and/or Summer Fun Camp! The daily rate is $45/day or you can email for the full week discounted rate.




Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Nurture the creativity within your child in an environment where budding artists will draw inspiration from a variety of celebrated Southern works of art! The Ogden Museum presents a series of small, specialized camps guided by professional artists and museum educators in a unique museum setting. Younger campers will explore fine arts techniques such as drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed-media, while older campers will have the opportunity to focus on applied arts such as fashion design and photography.

Girl Scouts

Whether it’s hiking, horses, or water sports she loves, Girl Scouts Louisiana East has just the 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.


Kehoe-France Day Camp

Having been established in 1949, Kehoe-France Day Camp is designed around our swimming program which involves swimming instruction and free swim each day. Campers also participate in tennis, field sports, ceramics, arts and crafts,computers, BB Gun range and much more. Camp is open to ages 8 weeks to 13 years.

Brother Martin High School

Brother Martin Crusader Summer Camp will be held from May 29 -July 7 ($150 per one week session and $90 for last week’s session) for boys 6-12 years old. Camp activities include sports, swimming, movies, and weekly field trips. Specialty camps – baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, test prep, and wrestling (fees, dates and ages vary for each camp) will also be held.

St. Andrews Episcopal School

Cardinal Camp at St. Andrews Episcopal School offers a summer day camp in a small, nurturing and fun environment. Cardinal Camp offers a small, 7:1 camper to instructor ratio and our experienced staff offers a combined 75 years of experience working with children supported by an experienced group of junior counselors. Cardinal Camp is open to students entering grades K-7 in the fall of 2017.

Hermann-Grima + Gallier

Ladies and Gentlemen :: Join us at the Gallier House Museum this summer for a fun-filled experience exploring the past.  What did young ladies and men do to pass the time in the 19th century?  Register for our week long summer camp and find out! Campers will learn about the cultural heritage of New Orleans through fun and educational activities including games, song, dance, cooking, and arts and crafts.

Longue Vue House and Gardens

Longue Vue’s Summer ‘Scapes summer camp is a successful and educational program showcasing seven weeklong camps full of exploration, architecture, creativity, design, gardening, photography, arts, ceramics and crafts. These weekly full day camps introduce campers to the beauty of Longue Vue while providing a safe environment for campers to grow, learn, develop friendships, and have fun!

City Park Movement and Art

Come learn, create, and have a blast with us this summer by joining our summer day camp or by attending a weekly class! We will be offering four, two week summer day camp intensives this year: music theater, visual arts, dance, and a New Orleans variety show. In addition, we’ll be offering a full schedule of afternoon, evening, and Saturday morning classes in dance, art, yoga, acrobatics, and musical theater!

CAC Summer Arts Camp

CAC Summer Arts Camp 2017 (Our City, Our World) aims to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the creativity of campers through the powerful combination of books and art. Each week campers explore a different story that teaches them to appreciate themselves, their communities, and the world around them. Through music, visual arts, theater, culinary arts, and dance, campers expand their palates, giving voice to individual expression, culminating in a weekly Friday showcase that is open to family and friends. Open to campers ages 6 to 14.

Camp Abbey

Camp Abbey is a Catholic overnight summer camp for children completing 2nd through 8th grades in May 2017. The program is a ministry of the CYO/Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of New Orleans and includes hiking, arts & crafts, sports, boating, archery, swimming, skits, prayer opportunities and so much more. Our campers grow closer to Christ and have fun while doing it!

Newcomb Summer Session

Newcomb Summer Session: Women’s Literature : Tulane’s Newcomb College Institute is offering a pre-college program in women’s literature and leadership. Students entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school will gain strategies for reading at the college level, taking on leadership roles in and beyond the classroom, and strengthening college applications. The program runs June 12-16, and applications are due March 31.

Loyola University New Orleans Summer Design Camp

The Loyola Summer Design Camp is a chance for high school students to discover the different areas of design: Game Design, 3D Printing, Sound Design, Animation, Illustration, Chalkboard Design, Jewelry, Hand lettering, Writing + Design, Creative Coding and Photography. Students will be challenged to explore a variety of methods and media, while engaging in a process that is collaborative, thought-provoking, and imaginative to solve problems.

Country Day Creative Arts

For 35 years, every summer, CDCA has transformed children’s lives. Young people ages 7 through 14 select 5 classes from over 30 choices in the visual arts, performing arts, and sports. Professional artists guide the natural talents in each young artist to new heights of creativity, affirmation, and pride. Through encouragement, support, respect, and accomplishment, children feel their greatness!

Culinary Kids

At Culinary Kids, little chefs get to cook creative breakfasts, lunches, and snacks with adult teachers at full day, week-long camps! Instructors guide campers through fun (but MESSY) kitchen science experiments, indoor and outdoor games in our HUGE, fence yard, arts and crafts, creative thinking activities, special guest visitors and MORE! Camp serves both boys and girls and includes a professional curriculum, a small 6:1 student to teacher ratio and age-appropriate peer groups in our expanded NEW location.

Holy Cross Summer Camp

Six weeks of focused, fun enrichment and skill development for boys and girls, ages 4-12. Clinics/workshops include: Math, Reading, Science, Computer Skills, Art, Music, Karate, Wrestling, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Cheerleading/Dance, Drama, Water Activities and Lagniappe. Campers attend off-site field trips once a week (6-12 year-olds). Additional specialty camps offered in Art, Science, STEM, Basketball and Soccer. For more information, call (503) 942-3100.

Jesuit Day Camp

Jesuit offers a fun-filled summer day camp for boys ages 5-12. There are two Three-Week Day Camp sessions that run from Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 16, 2017 and Monday, June 19 – Friday, July 7, 2016. Camp activities include: field trips and tours, swimming, bowling, softball, kickball, Laser Tag, movies, Bounce Spectrum, flag football, basketball, picnics, and more!

Cedarwood Summer Camps

Camp Kaleidoscope for ages 2-6 is Cedarwood’s setting for exploration, discovery and the development of unique imaginations. MADD Camp for 1st – 7th graders – Music, Art, Drama a Dance Camp is a two-week camp where artists and teaching professionals guide the campers to their final culminating performance. Camp Colossal for Rising 2nd-7th graders- Offers ½ day specialty camps for ages 7 to 12. Colossal offers a balance of summer fun with educational opportunities.

Empire Gymnastics

Want to learn how to do a cartwheel? Flip-flop? Front Flip? Enjoy your summer at Empire Gymnastics! Have fun with our coaches doing gymnastics in the morning and fun games and activites in the afternoon! Sign-up starts now, we have 7 weeks of gymnastics filled fun available!


MUSHIN summer camp is a fun, active, instructional half-day camp for kids aged 4-10. The camp is specifically designed for young children and offers a great variety of activities including balance, discipline, flexibility, agility, and coordination. The program is designed as an introduction to ongoing participation in martial arts throughout kids’ lives.

Little Red Schoolhouse

Little Red Schoolhouse of Metairie is a fully equipped preschool and includes three toddler wings, two art rooms, library, large indoor playrooms, 1500 sq. ft. gym and nine classrooms. The outdoor shaded playground is 10,000 sq. ft. Camp hours are from 9:00-3:00. We also offer Before School and After School Camp Care. Summer Camp activities include Special Character Visits, Arts and Crafts, Snoballs, Music and Storytime, Indoor Play, Gym and Outdoor Activities. We offer Summer Camp to ages 2-6. Children must be 2 by August 2017.

Christian Brothers School

Christian Brothers School offers a wide variety of summer camp options, including a traditional day camp for children entering grades PK-4 through 7th. Onsite “field” trips, water games, outdoor games, indoor games, inflatables, educational technology, arts, music, green days, and much more. We offer four 2-week sessions June 5th through July 28th, 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Camp is $270 per 2-week session plus $50 registration fee.

Fly Circus Space

Yes, your kids can run away with the circus… and still be home for dinner! Fly Circus Space offers half-day Summer Camps for youth aged 9-14, exploring acrobatics, aerial, juggling, balancing acts, and clowning. Our instructors are teaching artists with extensive experience working with kids, and Fly Circus Space is a proud member of the American Youth Circus Organization.

Sugar Roots Farm

Sugar Roots Farm, located in New Orleans, will host a Farm Camp for ages Pre-K 4 to 11 years old for eight weeks. Children will explore nature, learn about farm life, assist with farm chores, participate in play and arts and crafts and benefit from the many life lessons that come with being outdoors. Camp starts at 9am and ends at 3pm with before and after care available at additional cost. Weekly camp available.

FC Barcelona Soccer Camp

Learn to play the Barça way this summer at the FC Barcelona Soccer Camp from May 30th to June 3rd at Lafreniere Park! Register now for boys and girls ages 6 to 18.

Encore Studio

Our Musical Theatre mini-camps are perfect for an introduction into the world of musical theatre and to learn what it takes to perform in a show. Students work with professional choreographers and musical directors to learn age-appropriate musical production numbers and theatre/music/improv games. Students will perform their number on stage at Rivertown Theaters.

Camp Lantern Creek

Camp Lantern Creek provides a truly unique girls sleep away summer camp experience for girls aged 7-17. At Camp Lantern Creek, girls create art, find their voice, try new skills, get dirty, and push boundaries. Girls learn to change a tire, sing a song, laugh, love nature, swim, make waves, win and lose gracefully, act, paint, make a mess, write and tell a story, right the world, and make friends forever. Important Dates ::  |  Summer Camp Session 1 {June 18 – 30}; Session 2 {July 2 – 14}; Session 3 SOLD OUT

Upturn Arts

Upturn Arts provides classes in dance, music, theatre, and visual art every day with weekly field trips and bi-weekly performances. Breakfast, lunch, and snack included. Financial aid is available. Email [email protected] for details.

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11 Responses to 2017 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in and Around New Orleans

  1. Kate February 16, 2017 at 9:05 am #

    Do you know of any camps for toddlers that work with children with autism?

    • Ashley March 21, 2017 at 10:46 am #

      Hi! Just curious about this as well; camps whom work with toddlers with autism.

      • Amber April 3, 2017 at 11:40 am #

        I’m in the process of composing the Families Helping Families Guide to Summer Fun and it will have a list of camps for children with autism as well as other disABILITIES. It should be ready within the next couple weeks. For now, Crane Rehab Pediatrics has a summer camp Speech n Motion, Therapeutic Learning Center, and Within Reach NOLA are a few to name for now.

      • Kate April 6, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

        The only place I’ve found is Crane Rehab Pediatrics. They have a summer program which info can be found on their website.

    • Amber April 3, 2017 at 11:40 am #

      I’m in the process of composing the Families Helping Families Guide to Summer Fun and it will have a list of camps for children with autism as well as other disABILITIES. It should be ready within the next couple weeks. For now, Crane Rehab Pediatrics has a summer camp Speech n Motion, Therapeutic Learning Center, and Within Reach NOLA are a few to name for now.

  2. Ariane March 5, 2017 at 8:41 am #

    What do parents do for the month of August? Our child’s school doesn’t start up again until first week of September.

    • Karen Jacobs May 15, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

      Were you able to find a program to assist you Ariane?

      • ariane May 15, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

        I’m afraid not. Looks like we’ll just have to find a babysitter for August? Do you have any other suggestions? We’re new to the area, so what is the best way to locate a local sitter, should we have to go that route?

        • Amanda May 17, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

          Try Green Acres country club in Metairie. They do a camp that runs through the second week of August! My daughter went last year and loved it.

  3. Austi DeArmond April 10, 2017 at 6:16 pm #


    I am directing a local summer camp. How would I go about passing along some of our information?

    • Karen Jacobs May 15, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

      Were you able to get in touch with our team Austi?

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