2022 Summer Camps In and Around New Orleans

Best Summer Camps in New Orleans

Best New Orleans Summer Camps 2022

2022 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.

This summer, we have a few exciting new locations including a larger Uptown home base for our specialty program, Every Day Away, located on St. Charles Ave & Broadway, which also allows our Uptown on Broadway Day Camp to expand enrollment. Kidcam will return to the Shrine on Airline (the old Zephyr Stadium), and we will move our Gulf Shores location to OWA, Alabama’s newest & largest entertainment & amusement experience, located in Foley, AL. Families traveling to Foley/Gulf Shores can attend Kidcam @ OWA day camp with no additional registration fee.

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Kidcam Camps accredited American Camp Association camp sites for 2022 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, Luling, 4 camp locations on the Northshore including Coquille Rec Park (Covington), Pelican Park (Mandeville), First Christian Church (Slidell), Chappapeela Sports Park (Hammond), Auora United Methodist Church (Algiers), St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (Harvey), Houma, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alabama and Georgia.

Camp Dates :: Camp dates for certain area camps vary due to revised school calendars from Hurricane Ida. 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 5 by 9/30/2022)

Camp Cost :: as low as $135 per week (varies by camp location)

Arden Cahill Academy's Camp Corral

Come have a “whale” of a summer on the beautiful 12-acre country campus of Arden Cahill Academy’s Camp Corral. For over 50 years, Arden Cahill Academy’s Camp Corral has offered 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 second year in a row, 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.

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

Campers of all ages love 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!

Best Summer Camp in NOLA

Camp Dates :: Session 1 dates are May 31 – July 1 and Session 2 dates are July 5 – August 5.

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 3-14 are welcome to attend (campers must turn 4 by Sept. 30, 2022)

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

Camp Registration :: Registration will begin mid-January. Spaces are limited!

St. Martin's Episcopal School

StM’s Summer Day Camp programming includes American Red Cross swim instruction, a carnival, Blue vs. Red Challenge, Wet and Wild Day, the Culminating Show, visits from the Saints’ Jr. Training Camp, yoga, cooking, sports, arts, drama, and much more! Campers will experience all that St. Martin’s 18-acre property has to offer. Facilities include full-size gymnasiums, the 5,000 sq. ft. Gibbs Family Center for Innovation + Design, 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.

Unlock the creativity, artistry, and imagination in your child through St. Martin’s Theatre Camp. Rising second graders to rising high school sophomores will take the stage with two magical stage performances of “Disney’s Camp Rock the Musical”. Disney’s Camp Rock The Musical, a combination of The Disney Channel’s “Camp Rock” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam” (starring teen idols, Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers) will fire up your stage with over a dozen songs, including “This Is Me,” “Can’t Back Down,” “It’s On” and “We Rock.”

St. Martin’s George Cottage Summer Camp is a camp where young children can experience the many resources, talent, and amenities that St. Martin’s Episcopal School has to offer. George Cottage campers ages 18 months to 3 years, will enjoy Jr. Yoga, Teddy’s Tennis, Soccer Shots, Zoo2U, and Splash Days! Our youngest campers will participate in a variety of opportunities that develop and build on their social, emotional, verbal, and self-discovery skills. Small and large motor skills will be utilized through a variety of play opportunities indoors and outdoors.

Theater camps in New Orleans

Camp Covid-19 Policies :: Learn more about St. Martin’s Summer Camps health and safety policies here.

Camp Dates :: Summer Day Camp and George Cottage Camp – Four sessions + one Discovery Week, from June 7 – August 6. Summer Theatre Camp – June 7 – 25.

Camp Hours :: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., before and aftercare available.

Camp Ages :: 18 mos. – 14 years, varies based on camp.

Camp Costs :: Costs are per session and vary based on camp.

Camp Registration :: Opens Monday, February 8, 2021, at 10 a.m. and is extremely limited.

Crescent City Christian School

Crescent City Christian School 2022 Summer Camp offers a fun and safe environment for your kids. Activities include weekly field trips, arts and crafts, waterslide, 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 31st-July 29th, Monday through Friday 6 AM-6 PM. Don’t miss our NewOrleansMom special promo … WAIVED REGISTRATION FEE through February 15th.

Crescent City Christian is conveniently located in Metairie at 4828 Utica Street. CCCS take 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 28th; spaces are limited.

Christian Summer Camp New Orleans

Camp Ages :: 3-14 (must turn 4 by 9/2022 & 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 :: $175 per week. Multi-child and other discounts are available (WAIVED REGISTRATION FEE EXPIRES 2/15/22

Registration ::For more information or to register please visit www.crescentcitychristian.com

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 :: $275 for members for five-day weeks or $325 for non-members for five-day weeks. Before care and after care available for an additional fee.

Days and times :: May 31-Jun 3, June 6-10, June 13-17, June 20-27, Jun 27-Jul1, July 5-8, July 11-15, July 18-22, July 25-29, Aug 1-5

Registration :: Registration opens on Monday, March 3rd, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.

Mount Carmel Academy

Girls Only Summer Camp

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 6-July 1 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 opens March 16.

Camp Ages :: Girls entering grades 2-8

Camp Costs :: $80-$110 per weekly session; $35 registration fee per child, $40 per child after May 2. Morning care (8-9 a.m.) is free and aftercare (4-6 p.m.) is $40 per week or $10 per day.

Trinity Episcopal School

New Orleans Summer Camp

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 fifteen months through fourteen years old. Our summer camp runs over four consecutive weeks in June and for two full weeks and one partial week in August. Camps offered will include Camp Trinity at Les Enfants, Sports and Games, Rocketry, Junior Titans, Robotics, Fort City, Wizarding World of Trinity, International Camp: Continent Hop, Ballet, Mardi Gras Bead Art, Superhero Training, Imagination Stations, Mermazing Camp, The Mad Batter: Baking, Basketball, Flag Football, Slime Time, Coding Kids, Lego Bots, and many more.

Camp Age :: 15 months – 14 years

Camp Cost :: Camp prices vary based on session. Registration opens February 22, 2021.

St. George's Episcopal School

Daily Water Play Camp in New Orleans

Spend your summer at St. George’s Episcopal School’s Dragon Camp, a summer day camp for children ages twelve months through rising third grade. Dragon Camp provides exciting and engaging programming including a variety of small group, whole group and outside water play activities that prioritize the health and wellbeing of our campers. With St. George’s Early Childhood teachers on staff, Dragon Camp students receive access to project-based learning that focuses on the interests of the children in each classroom, as well as creative free play in a safe and caring environment. Registration opens to the New Orleans community on January 19th.

Camp Ages :: 12 months – 3rd grade

Camp Costs :: Information is available on the 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 :: 2 years (potty trained) to 12 years old

Camp Cost :: TBD

Little Red School House

Camp for three year olds New Orleans

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, and they also offer before 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. This Summer we welcome visits from JoJo the magician, Pony tales, Woody and Jessie, Goldilocks, Soccer Shots, Cinderella and more! We offer summer camp for children ages 3-6. Children must be 3 by June.

Camp Ages :: 3-6

Camp Costs :: Costs vary by session. Please see website for more info.

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 :: Rising toddler 3 through 7th grade

Camp Cost :: Vary. See website for more information.

Academy of the Sacred Heart Summer Camp

Summer camp for boys and girls in New Orleans

There’s Something for Everyone at Sacred Heart Summer Camp! Your camper(s) will enjoy a wide variety of festive and fun summer activities and enrichment opportunities every day. Visual and performing arts, sports, water fun, music, cheer, competitive games, yoga, fitness and lots more … campers will have a ball. All programs are directed by experienced, qualified, and dedicated faculty and staff. Lunch is included in the tuition, and after-care is available for all camps.

Camp Ages :: Girls & Boys ages 1–13

Camp Cost :: (Cost info to come; depending camp choice)

JPAS Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre Camp New Orleans

JPAS Musical Theatre Intensives provide a challenging and high-quality musical theatre education to students of the metro New Orleans area. Summer Intensive welcomes children grades 3-8 and 6-12 each summer. Individual attention and fun are our goals, so space is limited. Young performers have the opportunity to work with professional artistic staff. At JPAS, we place the child first and give them the opportunity to spread their wings in a creative and remarkable way. Every aspiring performer enrolled will be assigned a role upon auditioning; there is room for everyone at every level of experience to shine, make new friends, and expand their love of theatre!

Ages :: Two Sessions – June 1-19 for Grades 3-8 and July 6-31 for Grades 8-12

Costs :: See website for more details

Summer at McGehee

Summer at McGehee for Girls

Join us for Summer at McGehee, a camp for girls and boys Pre-K through Grade 6. We aim for every camper to have the best summer ever, with lots of time for friendship, fun, games, and adventure. Get your children ready for Midsummer Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Tie Dye Tuesdays, water play, deconstruction, STEAM, art, cooking, performing arts, sports and much more. Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and weekly registration is available. A delicious daily lunch is available for purchase from Café Louise. Campers are provided with a daily snack and one camp t-shirt. Summer at McGehee camps will follow state and local safety guidelines. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to determine if Extended Care will be offered at this time. We will provide an update later in the spring.

Camp Ages :: Girls and boys Pre-K through Grade 6

Camp Cost :: Registration is now opening on February 12 for McGehee families and February 22nd for non-McGehee families.

New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

New Orleans Fine Arts Summer Camp

Join us for Summer Fine Arts at the Academy – a fine arts camp focusing on creativity, curiosity through artistic discovery and the collaborative excitement of creating a professional exhibition together with your counselors and campmates! We aim to give little innovators a chance to experience real world creative thinking and problem solving through exploration and creation in the studio, artist talks, collaborative work, and curation. We will have small classes of 10 students max for three age sets covering a wide range of foundational fine art mediums including Ceramics, Printmaking, Drawing, Painting, Experimental Design, and Sculpture. Our Summer Fine Arts Program focuses on facilitating artistic growth and enriching experiences that celebrate and elevate play.

Camp Ages :: Kahlo Group – 4-6 year old, Pollock Group – 7-10 year old, Kusama Group – 10-13 year old

Camp Costs :: $475 for each weekly session (All Art Supplies Included!). Full camp tuition discount of 150 dollars: $1,275 for 3 weeks. (All Art Supplies Included!)

LAAPA

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.

Mind + Body Boot Camp

Yoga camp New Orleans

Mind + Body Boot Camp for Girls + Boys. This summer let your kids celebrate their personal power at Lolo’s, New Orleans’ youth-centered studio for yoga, fun fitness, art and more fun. Inspired art and crafting. Face painting. Jewelry- making. Tie Dye. Fun fitness games. Leadership games. Yoga games.

Splendor Farms

Horseback riding summer camp New Orleans

Have a child that LOVES horses? Splendor Farms is the place to be for horseback riding summer camp. Splendor Farms, just one hour North of New Orleans, offers camps for beginners, intermediate riders, advanced riders and even an overnight camp!

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Video Game Design Summer Camp in Metairie

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 Metairie, LA 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.

Camp LOOP Garou!

Adventure and Wilderness Camps in 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 ages 7-13. Three summer sessions running June 6 – June 10, June 13 – June 17, and June 27 – July 1.

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.

Tulane Pre-College

New Orleans Summer Camp for Teens and High School Students

Tulane Pre-College offers online summer courses to middle and high school students in several academic programs, including STEM, gender equality studies, architecture, and social justice. Courses are available with both enrichment and college-credit options in either two-week or three-week sessions. The ideal Tulane Pre-College student is someone interested in expanding their college resume, learning through an interactive, hands-on curriculum, and exploring future career opportunities.

Longue Vue Summer ‘Scapes

Outdoor Summer Camp for Little Ones in New Orleans

Longue Vue Summer ‘Scapes camp is the perfect getaway for your child ages 5-10 this summer! Featuring different themes each session, campers will connect to the natural world through garden observation, arts & crafts projects, games, water play, and more. Each day features a balance of hands-on learning and exploration in the Discovery Garden. Lessons will be held outdoors and all safety guidelines will be observed. Enrollment is strictly limited to 18 campers per session.

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.

Upturn Arts

Art Summer Camp in New Orleans

Do you like the arts? Are you creative, curious, and a fan of Field Trip Fridays? If so, you will LOVE our summer lineup of dance, music, theater, and visual art every day as part of our quest to become true ART-adVenturers! 12 themed sessions are available for ages 4-15 on a sliding scale. Tuition includes breakfast, lunch, performances, and field trips.

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.

Community Sailing New Orleans

Sailing Summer Camp

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 $325 per camper, Monday – Friday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. Ages 9 – 13.

Girl Scout Camp Marydale

Outdoor Camping Summer Camp New Orleans

Get outdoors at Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s overnight resident camp! Spend your summer swimming, horseback riding, boating in the lake, cooking over a campfire, and so much more! Registration opens 1/14/22 and space is limited.

Tulane Baseball Camp

Baseball camp New Orleans

Our goal for the younger players attending our camp is to provide them with a fun and competitive atmosphere while instructing the fundamentals of the game. Our baseball camps, clinics and prospect events in New Orleans, Louisiana are a great opportunity to take your game to the next level. Each clinic is hosted by our college staff here at the Tulane University.

Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses

History Summer Camp New Orleans

Let your child discover the rich history and culture of New Orleans through Courtyard Camp in the French Quarter. At Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses, campers will explore 19th-century life through games, crafts, and many more hands-on activities! Before and after care available.

Southern Food and Beverage Museum's Kids Culinary Camp

Culinary Camp New Orleans - Camp for kids that want to explore food

SoFAB Kids Culinary Camp is a week-long, full-day camp dedicated to teaching cooking through food preparation, food crafts, games, and, the best part, eating! Camp runs from June 13th- August 5th, with 5 weeks for 7-11 year olds and 2 weeks for 11-15 year olds, and is from 9-3pm. Regular registration is $300/week, with member and multiple week discounts available.

Archbishop Chapelle High School’s Acorn & Summer Camp

Summer Camp in NOLA

Friendship and fun start at Archbishop Chapelle High School’s Acorn & Summer Camp! Chapelle Summer Camp will take place from June 6 – July 1, 2022. Acorn Camp is open to girls entering grades 1-3, and Summer Camp is open to girls entering grades 4-7. Build self-confidence, make memories that will last a lifetime, and have a summer filled with “Chipmunk Spunk” at Chapelle Summer Camp!

Art Studies International

Theater Intensive Summer Camp in New Orleans

Art Studies International is offering Theatre Intensive Summer Camps. Summer Session I runs June 6-24. Shakespeare’s, A Midnight Summers Dream, set in ancient Greece this Shakespearian epic includes fairies, sprites, & magic. Summer Session II runs July 11-29. Learn about your favorite Norse Gods. Odin, Thor & Loki in Asgard as they encounter Frost Giants, elves, fairies, and trolls. Ages 8 -17.

ArKIDtecture Camp

Engineering and Architecture Summer Camp New Orleans

A week-long summer camp at the Beauregard-Keyes House explores the past and present day architecture of New Orleans through a variety of fun and engaging, hands-on activities that include games, art, building and more! Kids ages 8 – 13 will learn about the master craftsmen responsible for building this 200-year-old house while participating in live demonstrations and taking field trips around the French Quarter. Choose a one week session, either June 27 – July 1, July 11 – July 15, or July 25 – July 29.

Would you like to have your 2022 Greater New Orleans summer camp featured in this guide? Please email karen {@}neworleansmom{dot} com. 

2022 NOLA Summer Camps

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