The 2019 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in New Orleans and the Surrounding Areas

2019 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in New Orleans and the Surrounding Areas

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. Do you have a little one that is not quite ready for camp yet? You can check out our comprehensive list of childcare, preschools and mother’s day out programs HERE

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

Kidcam Summer Camps

At Kidcam, summer camp isn’t just something we do, it’s ALL we do. And we have strived to do it better than anyone else for 45 years. As the only summer camp company in S. Louisiana accredited by the American Camp Association, we pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, safe and supportive summer that meets over 300 extra necessary accreditation standards.

For campers ages 5-13 (by 9/30/19), Kidcam offers flexible scheduling by the week, multi child and session discounts, weekly field trips, a Kid’s Choice curriculum, extended hours and the ability to attend multiple locations and various camp programs under one registration price.

Kidcam gives campers the freedom to choose part of their own fun with Kid’s Choice from KIDCAM where Summer Campers are free to pick their own passions. For select activity periods each day, counselors will pitch a variety of age-appropriate activities that are fresh, engaging and fun. Kids explore new interests or choose to master a skill. When given a choice, campers gain a sense of ownership and empowerment, building skills in decision making, flexibility, patience and problem-solving, all while enjoying a summer that rocks.

This year’s limited time merchandise celebrates our “Made in 1974” Summer Theme with Tie-Dyed shirts and Rockstar Bands that are buildable and unique to Kidcam’s summer awards program.

Parents can use our Camp Concierge service to ask questions regarding the summer programs that best fit their needs, learn new ways to build a summer schedule that works for them, request to attend multiple camp locations for one registration fee, ask for pricing and savings options, understand how to prepare new campers for their camp experience, or just wanting to get more personal help registering for summer. Visit www.KidcamCamps.com, scroll down and complete the form in the Camp Concierge section, and one of our executive members will get back to you within 24 hours.

As always, register online and manage your family’s camp account through one, easy to use registration system all summer long! Open house dates and time are posted on the calendar and on each camp locations webpage.

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

Louisiana Children's Museum

LCM is rolling Full STEAM Ahead! During four weeks of summer camp beginning May 28 through June 21, campers will explore all things STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics—through fun, hands-on experiments and open-ended exploration. Summer camp registration will open February 15th.

Ages :: 5 – 8

Cost :: $225 per week for LCM Members, $250 per week for Non-Members.

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Saint Martin's Episcopal School

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, sewing, scuba, sports, arts, drama, and much more! StM’s Summer Day Camp is accredited by the American Camp Association, the only nationwide organization that accredits all types of organized camps. We are one of just a few accredited day camps in Louisiana. 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 movement classes, yoga, Soccer Shots, daily storytelling, and water play. At St. Martin’s Theater Camp campers will learn about the acting process, while building self-confidence, and problem-solving skills. Rising second graders to rising high school sophomores will take the stage with two performances of “How to Eat Like a Child.”

Camp Ages :: 18 mos. – 14 years.

Camp Costs :: Costs vary based on camp. Note :: Registration opens Feb. 2, 2019 and is limited to the first 210 per session.

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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! 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

Electric Girls

Coding and STEM Camp For Girls in New Orleans

Electric Girls Summer Camp Powered by Shell is the perfect camp for girls with a budding interest and passion for science, creativity, and inventing. Girls spend 1 or 2 weeks building confidence and skills in electronics, computer programming, woodworking, robotics, and leadership. Girls can work collaboratively and/or independently to design, invent, build, and present their own take-home electronic or computerized inventions. Girls are supported by women engineers, scientists, and other role models. 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 kinds of things.”

Camp Age :: 5-14

Camp Cost :: $675 per 2 week session or $395 per one week session, scholarships available. Before & Aftercare is available.

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 3-28 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. Camp is divided into two sections: junior camps for girls entering grades 2-4 and specialty camps for girls entering grades 5-8. Registration opens March 12.

Camp Ages :: Girls entering grades 2-8

Camp Costs :: $80-$105 per weekly session, $35 one-time registration fee per child by May 1, $40 per child after May 1.

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans

Welcome to Le camp d’été 2019! Though the spring semester has only just begun, it is never too early to start planning ahead for your summer and at EB, the fun continues after the school year! We offer an incredible variety of programs for children two (*must be potty trained*) through twelve years old. This year, we are excited to bring back many of our campers’ favorite activities, all infused with French lessons and cultural immersion. Our counselors are experts, and know that summer can be a time of exploration and adventure, and they are ready to make that happen for your child! With a decade of day camp experience, Ecole Bilingue understands exactly what it takes to provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience for all campers. Located at our campus in Uptown New Orleans with state-of-the-art facilities, we offer the perfect environment for children to thrive beyond the school year, and straight through the summer. Visit our website for a full list of dates, times, and fees to enroll your child in Le camp d’été today!

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

Camp Cost :: 2 weeks = $489/session or 1 week = $249/session

Newman Summer

Newman Summer is a joyful and enthusiastic camp environment for your child to explore and learn from an array of activities led by qualified and experienced staff. We provide an exciting and enriching summer experience through four quality programs – Day Camp, Sports Camps, Theater Workshop, and Academics and Enrichment – on Newman’s 11-acre Uptown campus. Campers at Newman Summer gain self-confidence and independence by staying active physically and mentally – all while having fun with friends old and new! Registration opens Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Camp Ages :: Rising Pre-K through 12th grade

Camp Costs :: Camp fees start at $396

New for 2019 :: Day Camp available by the week for rising 3rd through 6th grade | Theater Workshop for rising 3rd – 8th grade

Castletree Camp

Offered by St. George’s Episcopal School, Dragon Camp is a summer day camp for children age twelve months through entering second grade. Dragon Camp provides a safe, exciting and engaging program that focuses on the interests of the children in each classroom. Children will engage in a variety of small group, whole group and outside play activities including art, music, free play, storytelling, music, movement and water play.

Camp Ages :: Boys and girls 12 months – 2nd grade

Camp Costs :: Vary based session chosen.

Academy of the Sacred Heart

Make it an unforgettable summer at Sacred Heart! We are excited to offer a wide variety of festive and fun summer camps and enrichment opportunities. Arts, sports, water fun, math, cheerleading, Jump Start and our ever-popular theater camp. Don’t miss the return of Creative Choice for Middle School featuring dance, music, baking, arts, fitness, yoga, sports, track ‘n’ field and more. All programs are directed by experienced, qualified, and dedicated faculty and staff. Lunch is included in the tuition, and before/after-care are available for all camps.

Camp Ages :: Girls & Boys ages 1–13

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

Ursuline Academy

Ursuline Academy presents “Camp U: A Camp for Every Girl.” Camp U offers three camp styles for girls to mix and match – allowing them the opportunity to explore their interests and talents. At Ursuline, girls find the confidence to challenge themselves beyond academics and explore who they want to be. Camp U offers just that! Rising Toddler 3 through 8th grade will have the chance to explore everything from STEM to soccer, singing to ceramics, and acting to sewing.

Camp Ages :: Rising toddler 3 through 8th grade

Camp Cost :: Please refer to the website for more info

Archbishop Rummel Summer Day Camp

Archbishop Rummel is gearing up for its 48th Annual Summer Day Camp! Our summer camp provides recreational activities that are enjoyable for every child. Activities include indoor games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, and field trips. The safety and well-being of each child is a major aspect of our program, and our camp staff is guided by the same core values our school upholds: “Touching hearts, teaching minds, and cultivating leaders.” Our summer camp is open to boys and girls ages 5-12 and will run May 27-July 12. Parents may purchase packages by-the-week or choose from a discounted seven-week package. Convenient, online registration is available. Once allotted spots are filled, registration will be closed.

Ages :: Boys and girls ages 5-12

Costs :: See website for more details

JCC

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 while having 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, Stage Combat, Photography, Broadcast Journalism, Fitness and more! All are welcome at the JCC.

Camp Ages :: 21 months to 8th grade

Camp Costs ::Prices vary from $150 – $325 per week depending upon age, location and if you take advantage of the early bird rate

Trinity

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.

Camp Ages :: 12 months – 8th grade

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

Little Red School House

Get ready for an exciting summer at The Little Red Schoolhouse featuring a variety of child centered activities focused on building social skills, learning and a whole lot of fun! This summer we will welcome visits from Mary Poppins, Toy Story friends and Mickie Mouse! Other onsite special activities will include visits from Mike the Magician, The Rocking Tots, Soccer Shots and Porta Puppet Players! Our sessions will offer creative arts and crafts, snowballs, pony rides and music.  Little Red Schoolhouse of Metairie is a fully equipped preschool and includes; three toddler wings, six preschool classrooms, two art rooms, a library, large indoor playrooms and 1500 sq. ft. gym. Our outdoor shaded playground is 10,000 sq. ft.

Camp Ages :: 3-6

Camp Costs :: $730 per 4 week sessions. $365 per 2 week mini session. Before and after care additional fee.

Archbishop Chapelle High School’s Acorn & Summer Camp

Friendship and fun start at Archbishop Chapelle High School’s Acorn & Summer Camp! Join Archbishop Chapelle High School for a summer of adventure through selecting customized camp schedules fit for each individual camper. Our new and improved program will allow campers to make lasting memories through spirited team builders, weekly themed activities, and shared Chapelle traditions. Campers will enjoy a full day of camp led by teachers and alumnae, with assistance from current students. Acorn and Summer Camp will be held June 4-29 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.. Before and after care available. Build self confidence, make memories that will last a lifetime, and have a summer filled with “Chipmunk Spunk” at Chapelle Summer Camp!

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

Camp Cost :: $160 per week of camp, one-time $30.00 registration fee

Hermann-Grima+Gallier Historic Houses

Explore 19th century life in New Orleans through crafts, games, and project-based learning at the Hermann-Grima+Gallier Historic Houses. Campers ages 7 to 12 garner a better understanding of the past during our August 5th through 9th camp by exploring two historic houses in the French Quarter, cooking over an open-hearth, making 19th century home remedies, and writing and performing their own scripts set in post-bellum New Orleans.  Contact [email protected] for questions.

Camp Ages :: ages 7 to 12 welcome

Camp Costs :: $350 for non-members and $300 for Family level museum members.

Vamonos NOLA

At Vamonos NOLA, play is the cornerstone for learning the Spanish language and culture, giving children (3–8) of all language levels the opportunity to become global citizens, all while fully experiencing the pure fun of being a kid! Exploring a different Latino country each week, our summer camp provides a healthy balance of outdoor fun like daily water play and engaging activities like innovation and super heroes with special guests like Capoiera and the Tumblebus . With our dual language, play-based methodology, every camper leaves having had a great time with the benefits of a second language. Whether your child is bilingual or has no Spanish language experience at all, we’ll send them home proudly displaying their new skills with the seeds of a life-long love of learning language!

Ages :: 3-8 years old; Jr. Counselors 11+

Cost :: Starting at $160 per week; $5 Before Care & $15 After Care; $50 Registration Fee $30 additional siblings Please note discounts are available :: 10% Sibling Discount, Teacher/Military, Save 20% when purchasing June+July

Excite All Stars

At Excite our campers get All A’s: ARTS, ACADEMICS, & ATHLETICS. Fun Menu: Canoeing, Archery, VBS, Zumba, Golf, Soccer, Rookie Rugby, Female Empowerment, Piyo, Tai Chi, Dance, Drama, Ultimate Frisbee, Creative & Media Arts, Leadership Curriculum, STEAM Engagements, Excite Olympics, Entrepreneur & Service Projects, Fitness & Nutrition, Full Body Gaming and weekly field trips. Ages: 6 to 15 years.

City Park Art and Movement

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 several different sessions of camp, theater, art, dance, and more. Register soon! We only accept 12 campers each session. In addition to day camp, we offer afternoon,evening and Saturday morning classes in dance, art, yoga, acrobatics, musical theater, and more!

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Through a series of small, specialized camps, kids in grades 2 through 12 can explore fashion design, photography, painting, printmaking, puppetry, mixed media and more! Each session draws inspiration from Southern works of art and gives campers the chance to learn from professional artists in a unique museum setting. In celebration of each session, family and friends are invited to a final show or gallery exhibition, showcasing camper artwork. Space is limited, register today to reserve your camper’s spot!

Camp Cabrini

Camp Cabrini offers five fun-filled weeks of summer camp activities for girls and boys entering grades 1-7. From fishing to cooking, arts and crafts to swimming, Camp Cabrini features a variety of activities that capture every camper’s interests! Focused camps and clinics are also offered in drama, choral music, art, STEM, soccer, softball, volleyball, and basketball.

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.

LAAPA

Join the Louisiana Academy of the Performing Arts for a Summer of Music, Dance, & FUN at the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts! Camps are held in Harahan and Mandeville for ages 5-16. Learn more and register online at www.laapa.com/camp or call us today at (504) 208-2301.

Mind + Body Boot Camp for Girls

Art. Yoga. Fun fitness. This summer let your kids celebrate their personal power at Lolo’s, New Orleans’ youth-centered art, yoga and fitness studio. Make slime, paint, dance, get crazy and find calm. Kids ages 5-10

Kehoe France

Kehoe-France Camp is celebrating its 70th summer camp season this year for children 8 weeks thru 13 years old. Our camp program includes swimming instruction each day for campers 4 years and older, tennis, archery, field sports, ceramics, arts and crafts, computers and much more on our picturesque 14 acre campus.

Tulane University Nike Tennis Camp

Tennis Camp New Orleans

Improve your game and have serious fun this summer at the Tulane University Nike Tennis Camp. Led by Head Men’s Tennis Coach, Mark Booras, this esteemed junior camp is geared toward boys and girls, age 9-18, all ability levels. Camps are offered June 4-8 and June 11-15.

New Orleans Glassworks and Printmaking Studio

Summer workshop for ages 9 to 19 at the South’s oldest hands-on sculptural facility where science meets art! Students will achieve new skills in glass, metal sculpture, welding, ceramics, kinetic sculpture, printmaking, pop-up bookmaking, and architectural sculpture. June 3 through August 16. No two weeks are alike!

School of Rock

Want to play in a band on stage, or get a chance to try every instrument? Our camps are for ages 6 – 18, beginner to experienced, and our nurturing environment makes this the perfect camp for budding musicians. Students will work on songs from Monday to Friday, culminating in a concert at the end of the week for family and friends!

Camp Abbey

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 an internet-free, Christian atmosphere. As a Catholic camp, campers experience various prayer opportunities, growing closer to Christ and have fun while doing it!

New Orleans Volleyball Camps

New Orleans Volleyball Camps are now enrolling for the summer of 2018! We have camps available for girls grades K-12 and for all skill levels beginner to advanced. Early registration ends April 30th and camp is open to any and all entrants.”

LSU Health Fitness

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Summer 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. Swimming everyday!

The University of New Orleans

The University of New Orleans Summer Day Camp offers a recreation and sports camp that is open to boys and girls ages 5 – 11 years old; with activities like sports, games, field trips, swimming, and a year-end talent show. Fee includes morning supervision, lunch, and field trips. After camp supervision and swimming lessons available for an additional fee.

Camp Winshape

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The Founders of Chick-fil-A bring their unprecedented Day Camp experience, Camp WinShape, to the Metairie/Kenner area for one week only on July 1st-5th. Whether you like soccer, science, or anything in between, you will love WinShape Camps for Communities! WinShape Camps provides a professionally trained staff to help create the most meaningful, unforgettable, and fun-filled day camp experience for Kindergarteners—8th graders right in your own community!

Therapeutic Learning Center

Spend the summer with Therapeutic Learning Center where your child will engage in activities to build their self-esteem, social skills, motor skills, problem solving and much more while having tons of fun with our skilled staff, including Occupational and Speech Therapists. This year, parents will have the option to choose from a variety of groups that will occur during the day such as speech & language, visual motor/writing, sensory-based activities, fun with foods for those picky eaters, and much more. Children of all abilities are welcome! Ages 3-12

Core Element

Core Element offers weekly summer STEM Camps in June and July for girls and boys entering grades 3rd – 12th . Our Hands-On STEM Summer Camp sessions help students develop critical skills in reasoning, analytical thinking, leadership, and team building. Students also meet local STEM professionals who help them translate their interest in math or science with possible STEM careers.

Brother Martin

Brother Martin Summer Camp

Brother Martin High School Crusader Camp will be held from May 28th -July 6th for boys 6-12 years old. Join in the fun with activity concentrations consisting of baseball, basketball, computer, football and rugby, intramural games, lacrosse, soccer, and wrestling. This year will also include reading, art, karate, games and puzzles; campers can pick their activity ahead of time for the week!

Playmakers Sports South

Our indoor multi-sports camp is great for children ages 5-13. We have a nice mixture of sports and fun games to keep your child active and entertained all summer! Check out our website HERE to register or receive more details!

Core Element

Core Element offers weekly summer STEM Camps in June and July for girls and boys entering grades 3rd – 12th . Our Hands-On STEM Summer Camp sessions help students develop critical skills in reasoning, analytical thinking, leadership, and team building. Students also meet local STEM professionals who help them translate their interest in math or science with possible STEM careers.

If you would like your camp included in this guide please email karen{@}neworleansmomsblog{dot}com.

Looking for more New Orleans summer camp information?

Check out a comprehensive list of camps in and around New Orleans.

Looking for camps on the Northshore and want to see a list of those camps ONLY? Check out our Northshore camp list.

Do you have a little one that is not quite ready for camp yet? Try our comprehensive list of childcare, preschools and mother’s day out programs

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