2023 Summer Camps In and Around New Orleans

Best Summer Camps in New Orleans

New Orleans Summer Camps

2023 Summer Camps in New Orleans

Researching summer camps in New Orleans is high on every family’s to do list every year. While summer in New Orleans makes many think of popsicles (or in our case snowballs), parks and water play we understand that it can also be a frustrating time for working parents where you struggle to piece childcare and entertainment together week by week. We hope that this guide to summer camps in New Orleans provides the insight that you need to plan a fun-filled and stress free summer.

If you would like your New Orleans summer camp included please email karen {@} neworleansmom {dot} com. 

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 New Orleans summer campers this summer!

Kidcam Summer Camps

At Kidcam, day camp isn’t just something we do, it’s all we do! That’s why we have been the trusted name in summer camps by thousands of families for almost 50 years. 

This year we will RE-discover the Spirit of Summer by creating those memorable experiences and letting kids be kids through the power of camp! Kidcam campers (a.k.a. Rockstars) will feel that they are a part of something truly special, while they revel in a summer of friendships, adventure, and wonder!

Kidcam Camp offers 30 weekly day-camp options this year that are action-packed with activities that promote fun, fitness, friendship, and creativity. Campers celebrate a different theme each week, while participating in Kidcam traditions, sports, creative arts, STEM, movement, specialty programs by camp, swimming, and water play.

Affordable New Orleans Summer Camps

Kidcam Camps accredited American Camp Association camp sites for 2023 include: New Orleans City Park, Uptown on Broadway & Every Day Away (New Orleans), Bissonet Country Club (Metairie), Shrine on Airline (Metairie), Faith Lutheran School (Harahan), Woodlake Swim Club (Kenner), plus locations in Gretna, Destrehan, 4 camp locations on the Northshore including, Pelican Park (Mandeville), First Christian Church (Slidell), Chappapeela Sports Park (Hammond), and our newest Northshore location, Maritime Museum Louisiana (Madisonville). We also operate at Aurora United Methodist Church (Algiers), St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Harvey), Houma, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alabama, Georgia, and Kentucky.

Camp Dates: Camp dates for certain area camps vary due to school calendars. Campers can attend multiple camps for one registration fee. Parents should email [email protected] for these accommodations.

Camp Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Camp Ages: 5-13. (Must be at least 5 years old by the start of camp)

Camp Cost: as low as $140 per week (varies by camp location)

Cahill Camp Corral

Come have a “whale” of a summer on the beautiful 12-acre country campus of Cahill Camp Corral.

For over 55 years, Arden Cahill Academy has run their summer camp offering a relaxed environment with plenty of indoor and outdoor space where children continue to grow and develop during the summer months under the supervision of qualified teachers and experienced instructors. Recently voted the #1 SUMMER CAMP in the New Orleans area for the third year in a row, Cahill Camp Corral offers 10 weeks of summer activities and events! All activities take place on our campus. Join us for a jam packed schedule of horseback riding, swimming, art, theater & pretend play, sports, game room, petting farm, archery, riflery, laptop lounge and STEAM lab. Events for each week are guided by a weekly theme. Space, Dinosaur and Adventure week are always big hits! Blue & white days, Rodeo’s, theater productions, the overnight camp”in” and buddy days are not to be missed! Make a splash on the giant waterslide that is set up in the swimming pool area daily. Language Arts and Math academic enrichments classes are offered as session options.

Best Summer Camp in New Orleans

Cahill Camp Corral is conveniently located in Gretna on the West Bank (10 minutes from the GNO Bridge).

Campers of all ages love Cahill Camp Corral. Whether they are little ones, tweens, or teens, we have something for everyone. We hope to have your camper with us this summer to join in the fun and make friendships that will not be forgotten!

Camp Dates :: Session 1 dates are May 30 – June 30 and Session 2 dates are July 3 – August 4.

Camp Hours :: The camp day runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Before and after-care, hot lunch and horseback riding are available for an extra fee.

Camp Ages :: All campers ages 3-13 are welcome to attend (campers must turn 4 by Sept. 30, 2023 and be fully potty trained)

Camp Costs :: For more information about pricing, discounts, weekly themes and special events or to register, visit Cahill Camp Corral online at ArdenCahillAcademy.com .

Camp Registration :: Registration will begin January 25th. Spaces are limited!

St. Martin's Episcopal School

Unlock your child’s creativity, athleticism and imagination through St. Martin’s Episcopal School’s Summer Camp. Programming includes American Red Cross swim instruction, arts and sporting activities, water days, and more!

Campers will experience all that St. Martin’s 18-acre property has to offer. Facilities include full-size gymnasiums, the 500-seat Solomon Theater, the Merrick Art Center, the Peyton Student Center, indoor swimming pool, lighted football field, all-weather track, and outdoor classroom spaces.

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Registration opens to the public on January 30, 2023.

It is the policy of St. Martin’s Episcopal School to administer its educational programs, including admission and financial aid, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability.

Crescent City Christian School

Crescent City Christian School 2023 Summer Camp offers a fun and safe environment for your kids. Activities include weekly field trips, arts and crafts, waterslides, swimming in an Olympic size indoor pool, hands-on Stem sessions, Lego club, cooking lessons, and much more. Before & aftercare are included. Camp runs May 30-July 28, Monday through Friday 6 AM-6 PM. Don’t miss our NewOrleansMom special promo … WAIVED REGISTRATION FEE through January 31.

Crescent City Christian is conveniently located in Metairie at 4828 Utica Street. CCCS takes the health and safety of every child very seriously; as we get closer to the start of camp, we will assess the CDC guidelines and other cleaning procedures, ensuring that our school campus is kept clean. Registration opens on December 16th; spaces are limited.

Christian Summer Camp New Orleans

Camp Ages :: 3-14 (must turn 4 by 9/2023 & potty-trained required.

Days and times :: Monday – Friday 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Summer camp is on a week-by-week basis.

Camp Cost :: $185 per week. Multi-child and other discounts are available (WAIVED REGISTRATION FEE EXPIRES 1/31/23).

The Louisiana Children’s Museum

The Louisiana Children’s Museum offers fun educational experiences for children ages 4-8 all summer long! Designed by educators, our camps include engaging learning experiences in literacy, science and nature, math, and the arts with structured and supervised exploration indoors and outdoors on our beautiful 8.5 acres in the heart of City Park. Theme weeks include Studio in the Oaks, Life on the Lagoon, Museum Mysteries, Mississippi Mud Pies, Aspiring Architects, Roots and Shoots, Life on the Lagoon, Music Makers, Backyard Birding, Doodle Bugs and Squirmy Worms, Take A Line for a Walk, and Let’s Get Moving.

New Orleans Summer Camp at the Children's Museum

Camp Ages :: 4-8 years old

Camp Costs :: $325 for members for five-day weeks or $375 for non-members for five-day weeks. Registration fee $30. Before care and after care available for an additional fee.

Days and times :: May 30-Jun 2, June 5-9, June 12-19, June 20-23*, Jun 26- Jun30, July 5-7**, July 10-14, July 17-21, July 24-28, July 31- Aug 4

* $260 member and $300 non-member, ** $195 member and $225 non-member

Registration :: Registration opens on Monday, February 6th, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

Ochsner Fitness Center

Ochsner Fitness Center’s fun and fit summer programs are designed for kids to get active, have fun and enhance their self-esteem in a positive growth environment. Ran by trained professionals, certified coaches, staff and counselors, your child will expand their knowledge and physical capabilities in areas such as sports, fitness, nutrition, arts, social skills, health, safety and much, much more.

Info Coming Soon

Camp Ages :: Children Ages 3 – 12. All campers must be fully potty trained.

Camp Costs :: See website for more info.

Days and times :: May 15 – August 11 | May 22 – August 4
Monday – Friday • 9:00am to 4:00pm | Extended Care Available from 7:00am to 6:00pm

Mount Carmel Academy

Choose your adventure camp New Orleans Summer Camp 2023

Choose your adventure at Mount Carmel’s Summer Camp! Campers customize their summer fun by picking their favorite activities 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-June 30 and campers can choose to attend by the week. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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 Dates :: Grades 5-8 – registration opens March 15, Grades 2-4 – registration opens March 16, registration closes for both on April 28

Camp Ages :: Girls entering grades 2-8

Camp Costs :: Registration Fee will be $40 (non-refundable). Camp Fees will be $85-$110 per session.

Trinity Episcopal School

Camps by the week in New Orleans

Camp Trinity offers specialty camps each June and August. Camps are led by Trinity faculty and staff and include a variety of options for students ranging from eighteen months through fourteen years old. Our summer camp runs over five consecutive weeks in June and for two full weeks in August. Camps offered*: All Things Pokemon, At the Beach, Christmas in June, Creative Creations, Dance like Nobody’s Watching, Escape Room Challenge, Fort City, Fun, Flicks & Food from around the world, Girls just Want to Have Fun, Hip Hop, Imagination Stations, Jewelry Making, Junior Titans, Les Enfants at Camp Trinity, Mardi Gras Bead Art, Mermazing Camp, Mixed Media Art, Printmaking, Painting, Crafts, and Sewing, Putting the You in Youtube, Puzzles and Games, Robotics, Rock Band, Rocketry, Slime Time, Sports & Games, Sweet Treats and Cinema, The Trinity Basketball Camp, and more. *All camps are subject to change.

Camp Age:: 18 months – 14 years

Camp Cost:: Camp prices vary based on the session. Registration opens January 27, 2023

St. George's
Episcopal School

New Orleans Sports and Reading Camp

Spend your summer at St. George’s Episcopal School at one or more of our exciting and enriching Summer at StG camps, open to both StG and non-StG students! Registration for each individual program opens to the Greater New Orleans community on February 13, 2023, and options include Dragon Camp; Ready, Set, Read!; Collaboration Lab (Theater); and Sports Camp.

Camp Ages :: 12 months – rising 8th grade (specific ages vary by camp option)

Camp Costs :: Information is available on our summer website

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans

French Immersion Summer Camps New Orleans

Summer day camp at Ecole Bilingue explores an incredible range of programs, all infused with French immersion. Campers young as two (*must be potty trained) and up to twelve-years-old will explore the world through music, theater, cooking, and water play when they spend a summer at EB. Our school campus is the perfect environment for a safe and enriching summer experience. The EB summer camp runs throughout June and July. Registration opens up on February 1. No French background required.

Camp Ages :: 3 years (potty trained) to 12 years old

Camp Cost :: TBD

Academy of the Sacred Heart Summer Camp

Co-ed Summer Camp New Orleans

Let Your Fun Shine at Sacred Heart! Campers will enjoy a wide variety of festive and fun summer activities and enrichment opportunities including field trips, water fun, indoor and outdoor games, music, dance, cheer, sports, visual arts, and more. All programs are directed by experienced, qualified, and dedicated faculty and staff. Located on the Rosary and Mater Campuses (pending camp sessions).

Camp Ages :: Girls & Boys, Ages 1-13

Camp Cost :: Varies by session

Ursuline
Academy

Ursuline Academy’s Camp U is truly a camp for every girl. Girls from rising Toddler 3 through rising seventh grade have the opportunity to enjoy activities in both STEM and the arts while building friendships and making memories of a lifetime. Ursuline’s innovative environment inspires girls to explore hands-on projects with their interests in mind and keeps them engaged with challenging concepts. Through fun teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving, campers will explore innovative STEM projects as well as art, singing, cooking, decorating, baking, sewing, creative writing, music, water play, and much more.

Camp Ages :: Boys and Girls (Rising Toddler 3-Kindergarten) + Girls (1st-7th)

Camp Cost :: More info coming soon

New Orleans Academy
of Fine Arts

fine arts summer camp New Orleans

The Academy Summer Camp returns for its second year! With more fun and creativity than ever before! Sign up your young creative kid for one week or four this summer with an additional week added to our camp session! This summer, students ages 4-13 will focus in the areas of Painting, Printmaking and Ceramics with visiting artists exploring other exciting areas of the arts like Mural Work and Mixed Media. Students will take part in artist’s workshops, talks and collaborative installations in our professional gallery space and more! Friday Snoball Arts Open House will be back by popular demand! We strive to keep our camp small so that focus can be given to each camper: With this is mind, we encourage you sign up soon to secure a spot for your young artist. before it sells out!

Camp Ages :: 4-13 year old

Camp Costs :: $475 per session – all supplies included. Registration opens on Monday, January 30th, 2023, at 9:00 a.m.

JPAS Summer Musical Theatre Intensives

Musical Theatre Summer Camp in New Orleans

JPAS Summer Musical Theatre Intensives provide a challenging and high-quality musical theatre education to students of the metro New Orleans area. The students who attend our Intensives are challenged and enriched through an encouraging and inviting environment. Summer Intensive welcomes children grades from grades first through twelfth each summer. No prior performance experience is required.

Ages :: Please see website for more information.

Costs :: Camp costs vary based on camp chosen. Please see website for more details.

Lolo's Art & Yoga
Summer Camp

New Orleans Art & Yoga Camp

Lolo’s Youth Yoga, Art and Fitness Studio is a mindfulness-based youth empowerment program for kids and young adults to help them be the best version of themselves. We offer a creative space for kids to explore their imagination through inspired art and crafts, building, sketching, painting and collaging whatever they can imagine. Through yoga and mindfulness we help kids to find their internal power, building strength on and off the mat. Camp will teach the fundamentals of beginner yoga and mindfulness.

Camp Ages :: 5-11 year old

Camp Costs :: Registration is now open!

Skyhawks &
SuperTots Sports

New Orleans Sports Camps 2023

Skyhawks has partnered with JPRD to offer weekly Mini-Hawk camps for ages 4-7 , Multi-Sport Camps for ages 7-12 and 8 different specialty sports camps, providing countless ways for your child to grow. Designed to introduce beginner to intermediate players to Tennis, Track & Field, Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer & Volleyball. Also available are “STEM & Play” camps which combine traditional Skyhawks skill-based instruction with the innovative STEM Sports® curriculum.

For the littlest tots (ages 1.5-5), check out the year-round SuperTots classes!

Ages ::  4-12 years

Costs :: $124 to $214 per week

Beyond the Stage

Summer Art Camp New Orleans

Explore the creative arts and discover your voice through visual arts, theatre, music, dance and creative writing. CAMP ART, curated by Beyond The Stage, is a place where children can explore, imagine and create. Campers are instructed and challenged to engage in higher thought and express themselves through each art medium daily by industry professionals. Every Friday is FUN with field trips to every child’s favorite play spaces. CAMP ART offers two 4-wk sessions June 5th – 29th and July 10th – August 4th and offers competitive summer camp rates. Sibling discounts and before/after care services are available.

Camp Ages :: CAMP ART’s doors are open to ages 4-13

Camp Costs :: See website for more details

New Orleans Youth Theatre

Theatre Summer Camp New Orleans

This summer, we’re offering more options than ever for New Orleans’ theatre kids to sing, dance, and act! We offer a collection of 1-3 week sessions from May through mid-August. Whether your kiddo is into musicals, acting, improv, Disney sing-alongs or theatre tech, there is something for everyone. Make sure to check out our website to find out which musicals we’re doing this summer! At New Orleans Youth Theatre, we foster a commitment to kindness above all else. Everyone who participates in our camps will have an important role to play. All levels of experience are welcome!

Ages :: Sessions for 4-6 year olds and 6-13 year olds

Costs :: Cost varies with length of session.

The National WWII Museum

New Orleans Summer Camp for Performers and Spies

Using the history of World War II as a jumping-off point, campers have the chance to engage in fun, creative activities that will ignite their imaginations! Whether your camper enjoys creative expression, scientific pursuits, or the art of deception—or perhaps all three—The National WWII Museum offers a variety of options for summer-time learning and exploration. Registration will open in March.

Camp Ages :: Varies by camp chosen

Camp Costs :: Spy/STEM/Storytelling Camp = $245 per camper per week, Theater Camp = $275 per camper

Summer at McGehee

Summer Camp for boys and girls

Summer at McGehee camp for girls and boys currently in grades PK-6 aims to make sure every camper has the best summer ever! Summer is a time for fun and adventure, and our dedicated staff of McGehee faculty work tirelessly to create and promote an environment where campers have fun, make new friends, and try new things. We pride ourselves on a low camper-counselor ratio, allowing us to customize each camper’s experience so that they can maximize their summer fun! Summer at McGehee is all about fun! The perfect summer adventure for your camper is closer than you think: new experiences, new projects, new friends, and new fun!

Registration opens March 1st. Questions in the meantime, please email [email protected]

Camp Ages :: Pk – 6th grade

Camp Costs :: Please see website for more info

Cabrini High School

Adventure Summer Camp New Orleans Louisiana 2023

Join us for Cabrini’s Summer Programs and have the best 6 weeks of summer. You will embark on adventures that you will remember for a lifetime! Beginning in June, choose between Camp Cabrini and many other specialized camps like basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, and performing arts. Each one-week session fosters friendship and FUN through activities led by Cabrini faculty and students. Find Yourself at Cabrini this summer! We can’t wait to see you!

Registration for all Cabrini Summer Programs opens on Wednesday, February 1st.

Camp Ages :: Varies by camp chosen

Camp Costs :: See website for more details

Louisiana Academy
of Performing Arts

Music and dance camp New Orleans

Are you ready to have a blast this Summer? Join the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts for a Summer of Music, Dance, & FUN! Choose from over 40 instrumental, vocal, dance, and performing arts programs to explore! Camps are held in Harahan and Mandeville for ages 5-16.

Camp LOOP
Garou!

Wilderness Camp New Orleans

Come explore your wild side at Camp LOOP Garou this summer! A weeklong day camp full of outdoor adventures including high ropes challenges, paddle sports, fishing, wilderness skill development, and more, all conveniently located in New Orleans City Park. For rising 4th graders – rising 9th graders. Four summer sessions available: June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, and June 26-30.

Pony Tales Day Camp, St Rose, LA

Horseback Riding Summer Camp New Orleans

Pony Tales Day Camp welcomes ages 5-12 with no experience necessary. Day camps start on weekdays beginning May 27th through August 19th. Some single day options are available, though most camps are sold by the week, with a theme for those weeks! Join Pony Tales to learn everything about ponies, horses and all parts of care and handling. Daily lesson/riding. FUN water play, crafts and games.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Art camp New Orleans

Through a series of small, specialized camps, campers can explore photography, painting, printmaking, mixed media, fashion design and more! Each weekly session draws inspiration from Southern works of art and gives campers the chance to learn from professional artists. Space is limited, register today to reserve your camper’s spot!

City Park Art & Movement

City Park Dance and Art Camp in New Orleans

Join us for a summer day camp or weekly class. We offer immersive arts day camps and classical arts classes in a warm whimsical environment! Indoor and outdoor options for dance, musical theater, art, acrobatics, yoga & more.

Tulane
Pre-College

Tulane College Summer Program

Tulane Pre-College offers high school students an opportunity to preview what college is really like while growing academically and socially. Summer courses are available as college-credit or enrichment options covering STEM, architecture, gender studies, and social justice in one- or two-week sessions with commuter, residential, and online experiences. Students will expand their college resume, learn through hands-on curriculum, and explore future career opportunities.

Longue Vue Summer ‘Scapes

Outdoor Summer Camp for Little Ones in New Orleans

Summer’s almost here! Longue Vue’s Summer ‘Scapes Camp is a space for kids ages 5-10 to learn, explore, and play! Each week, we will delve into a different theme related to nature, science, or art. Camp tuition is $275/week for members and $300 for non-members. General registration begins March 1st. Members at the Family Level and above can pre-register beginning Monday, February 27, 2023.

University of New Orleans

UNO camps in New Orleans

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 available for an additional fee.

Harry's
Dive Shop

Scuba Camp New Orleans

Get the kids involved with one of the most rewarding and exciting adventures available on Earth: INNERSPACE. It’s easier to be an AQUANAUT than an astronaut. We will have summer sessions running June 7-11, June 21-25 and July 26-30.

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Video game Summer Camp New Orleans

Looking to immerse yourself in the world of animation and video games? Join Academy of Interactive Entertainment at one of our week-long Summer Camps for ages 12-18! Our camps will teach you the programs used in Video Game Art and Design and Game Programming. Participants will learn about software and basic techniques used in the industry.

Crescent City String Camp & Festival

Musical Summer Camp New Orleans

The Crescent City String Camp & Festival is a summer music program offering students throughout the greater New Orleans region of all ages and skill levels the unique opportunity of spending two weeks immersed in music education and performance. Our mission is to provide a high-quality comprehensive and diverse program for young students in the greater New Orleans in the areas of violin, viola, and cello. We aim to stimulate the young mind in a fun and engaging setting, inspiring students with the limitless possibilities of playing a string instrument.

KidStrong
Mandeville

Info Coming Soon

Summer sessions of KidStrong Brain + Body Camps will soon be enrolling at KidStrong Mandeville! When the kids are off school, look no further than KidStrong for your sanity-saving solution! We have 20 spots available, first come first serve. Members and non-members ages 5-11 years old are welcome to attend.

Camp EP

Soccer Camp New Orleans

Join us for Camp EP, an exciting collaboration between Early Partners and Soccer Shots! Campers ages 2-8 will enjoy Soccer Camp in the morning brought to you by Soccer Shots. At lunch, Early Partners takes over for a play-based experience where kids learn, explore, and make new friends in a diverse environment.

Community Sailing New Orleans

Summer Camp for Sailing New Orleans

It”s “Knot” your average summer camp at Community Sailing New Orleans. Here your child has the opportunity of the life-changing experience to sail on Lake Pontchartrain and build bonds that will last a lifetime. Camps are $350 per camper, Monday – Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Ages 9 – 13

Sugar Roots Farm

Farm Camp New Orleans

Sugar Roots Farm Outdoor Summer Camp for 2023 is being offered for 5 weeks throughout June & July. When campers join us for Summer Camp, they can expect an immersive five days in nature, full of arts and crafts, scientific inquiry, outdoor exploration, and new friendships with their peers and our farm animals. Our camp curriculum covers the importance of seed saving and pollination, different ecosystems, the earth’s natural cycles, human impact on the planet, and finally, the abundant magic of the natural world.

School of Rock

Best Music Summer Camp in New Orleans

School of Rock camps offer the full experience of being a musician in a rock band!  Campers will spend the week rehearsing and learning songs in preparation for their big LIVE SHOW which takes place on Friday at a real venue around town – in front of a real audience of their friends and family.  With camps from ages 6 – 18, there is something for every skill level – click the ‘Register’ button to see our camp themes and dates.

Harmony Camp Chorus

Summer Camp for Chorus and singing in New Orleans

The Harmony Camp Chorus is for middle and high school-aged singers who want to learn more about barbershop. This incredible performance experience features discovering, rehearsing, and collaborating with other young singers who will learn from some of the best and brightest teachers and clinicians. Harmony Camp participation is open to youth ages 11–17 years old in the New Orleans-area. Harmony Campers will start their day at 9:30 and end at 3:30.

Would you like to have your 2023 Greater New Orleans summer camp featured in this guide? Please email karen {@}neworleansmom{dot} com. 

Best New Orleans Summer Camps

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