2024 Summer Camps In and Around New Orleans

Best Summer Camps in New Orleans

best summer camps in New Orleans

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

Celebrate 50 Years of Sunshine and Smiles at Kidcam Camps in 2024! 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 50 years.

This year Kidcam celebrates 50 years of unforgettable summers! Be a part of Kidcam’s summer-long celebration as we time-travel through the decades. Bring your favorite memories and prepare to make new ones. Because at Kidcam Camp, every summer is a chance to celebrate the joy of being young, spirited, and free.

Kidcam Camp offers weekly day-camp options across the Greater New Orleans area and Northshore 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.

Budget friendly New Orleans summer camp

Kidcam Camps accredited by the American Camp Association

2024 Camp Locations:  

  • New Orleans City Park (New Orleans)
  • Every Day Away Specialty Field Trip Camp (Uptown New
  • Muss Bertolino Gym & Playground (Kenner)
  • Shrine on Airline (Metairie)
  • Faith Lutheran School (Harahan) * age 4 by 9/30/24
  •  Jerusalem Shrine (Destrehan)
  • Pelican Park (Mandeville)
  • First Christian Church (Slidell)
  • Chappapeela Sports Park (Hammond)
  • Maritime Museum Louisiana (Madisonville)
  • As well as Aurora United Methodist Church (Algiers), Harvey, Houma, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee

Camp Dates :: May 30 – August 2* (*dates vary by area school calendars. Campers can attend multiple camps for one registration fee. Email [email protected] for these accommodations.)

Camp Hours :: Monday thru Friday, with extended morning & after care (times vary by camp)

Camp Ages :: 5-13. (see website for specific ages)

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

St. Martin's Episcopal School

Spend your summer at St. Martin’s Episcopal School! StM offers a summer day camp (ages 4 – 13), George Cottage Camp (ages 1 – 4), Theatre Camp (rising 3rd – 9th grades), AND several enrichment and athletic camps (rising 3rd – 9th grades).

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

Best day camp New Orleans

Registration for StM summer camps opens in early February 2024.

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 ::

  • After Care: non-members $20/per day, LCM members $15/per day
  • Before Care: non-members $12/per day, LCM member $10/per day
  • Full Day: non-members $75/per day or $375 for a full week; LCM members $60/per day or $300 for a full week
  • Art Camp is $400/per week and is split over two weeks

Days and times :: LCM Summer Camp runs each week from May 27th, 2024 to August 2, 2024

Registration :: Camp registration opens Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

Camp Trinity

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 fifteen months through fourteen years old. Our summer camp runs over four consecutive weeks in June and two full weeks in August.

Camps offered*: All Things Pokemon, Christmas in June, Creative Creations, Dance like Nobody’s Watching, Escape Room Challenge, Fort City, Hip Hop, Imagination Stations, Jewelry Making, Junior Titans, Girls Just Want To Have Fun!, Les Enfants at Camp Trinity, Mardi Gras Bead Art, Mermazing Camp, Mixed Media Art, Robotics, Rocketry, Puzzles and Games, Slime Time, Sports and Games, Sweet Treats and Cinema, The Mad Batter Baking!, and many more.

Themed Day Camps New Orleans

**All camps are subject to change.

Registration opens February 2024

Camp Ages :: Fifteen months through fourteen years old

Camp Costs :: See website for more info.

Dates ::
Week 1: June 3–7, 2024
Week 2: June 10–14, 2024
Week 3: June 17–18 and 20–21, 2024 (Closed June 19)
Week 4: June 24 –28, 2024
Week 5: July 29–August 2, 2024
Week 6: August 5–9, 2024

Mount Carmel

Camp for girls new orleans

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 3-June 28 and campers can choose to attend by the week. Morning sessions are from 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 5-7 – registration opens March 13
Grades 2-4 – registration opens March 14, registration closes for both on April 29

Camp Ages :: Girls entering grades 2-8

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

St. George's
Episcopal School

Summer in New Orleans 2024

Spend your summer at St. George’s Episcopal School at one or more of our exciting and enriching Summer at StG camps, open to students ages 12 months through rising 8th grade! Registration for summer programming opens to the Greater New Orleans community on Monday, February 5, 2024 at noon, and camp options include Dragon Camp; Ready, Set, Read!; Collaboration Lab (Theater Arts); and Sports Camp.

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

Camp Costs :: Information is available on our Summer at StG website


Ursuline Academy’s Camp U is truly a camp for every youth. Girls and boys from rising Toddler 3 through Kindergarten and girls from rising first through eighth 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 campers 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-8th)

Camp Cost :: $260/week

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans

French Immersion Summer Camp NOLA

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

Most Fun Summer Camp in 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 and digital arts, and more.

All programs are directed by experienced, qualified, and dedicated faculty and staff. Lunch will be offered by Pigeon Catering for an additional fee, and after-care is available for all camps. Located on the Rosary and Mater Campuses (pending camp sessions). Dates run June 12-July 21 with sessions from 9am-3pm. Aftercare is available.

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

Camp Cost :: $280-$315/week (varies by session)

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.

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!

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.

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

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

The National
WWII Museum

History camp New Orleans

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, storytelling, or the art of deception—or perhaps all four—The National WWII Museum offers a variety of options for summertime learning and exploration within the unique setting of our Museum campus!

Camp Ages :: Varies by camp chosen

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

Archbishop Chapelle
High School

chapelle summer camp for girls

Friendship and fun collide at Archbishop Chapelle’s Summer Camp. Girls entering grades 1-7 will have a blast enjoying a variety of activities and exploring everything that Chapelle has to offer. Older campers will get to choose from activities, including dance, cheer, art, and science while younger campers have structured and engaging themed activities that are perfect for their active and adventurous age. Our girls have the opportunity to explore arts, sciences, athletics, and so much more! Summer Camp will be offered from June 3-28, 8:30am to 3pm.

Our camp is divided into three sections: Acorn Camp (grades 1-3), Chipmunk Camp (grades 4-5) and Chapelle Camp (grades 6 -7). We cannot wait to see you at Chapelle for a summer you won’t forget!

Registration opens March 4th.

Camp Ages :: Girls entering grades 1-7

Camp Costs :: Registration Fee is $50 (non-refundable) and includes one t-shirt. Camp Fees will be $190 per week (this price includes a daily snack and a special lunch for campers on Fridays).

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, Drama & FUN! Choose from over 20 instrumental, vocal, dance, drama, and performing arts programs to explore! Camps are held in Harahan and Mandeville for ages 5-14.


Outdoor adventure summer 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 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, and June 24-28.

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 25th 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.

Arts Camp

Summer Camp NOLA on sliding income scale

Calling all curious creatives ages 4-12! Join Upturn Arts for a full season of art-filled Summer Camps. Each of our 12 week-long camps, taught by local professional artists, offer unique experiences in theater, music, dance, and visual arts. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided. Before & after care, sibling discounts, and financial assistance are also available.

Sugar Roots

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.

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.

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 – 17, there is something for every skill level – click the ‘Register’ button to see our camp themes and dates. Use Coupon Code “NOLAMOMS24” for a 10% discount!

School of Rock

Northshore New Orleans Music Summer Camps

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 – 17, there is something for every skill level – click the ‘Register’ button to see our camp themes and dates. Use Coupon Code “NOLAMOMS24” for a 10% discount!

Camp 504

Art Summer Camp New Orleans

Art Camp 504 is a student-run art studio, offering year round after school classes and camps for passionate young artists in a diverse and inclusive environment. Join us for 9 weeks of Summer Camp at the Tigermen Den in the Bywater – classes include Visual Arts, Parade, Film, Creative Writing, Culinary, Toy Design and more!

Kinder Haus Montessori

Montessori Summer Camp New Orleans

Kinder Haus Montessori offers Summer camp part time and full time for ages 3-6 years old. Children will learn about Louisiana’s culture involving indoor and outdoor field trips. Head over to our website to register. See you later alligator!

Cardinal Camp at
St. Andrew’s Episcopal

Fun camp for boys and girls in New Orleans

Cardinal Camp at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School offers a summer day camp in a small, nurturing, and fun environment. There will be six weeks of camp available in June and July. You can sign your children up for any or all of the weeks. Campers go to different stations throughout the day, including outside play time, art, crafts, cooking, reading and fun special activities.

New Orleans
Youth Theatre

Theatre Summer Camp New Orleans

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.

Ask Wonder Explore STEM Camp


Ask Wonder Explore STEM Camp in MidCity New Orleans serves ages 4-11. Explorers experience 8-10 daily STEM activities to nurture creativity, curiosity, collaboration, and critical thinking and help shape our future STEMinists. Our safe space encourages risk-taking and learning from mistakes. Middle School STEM internships are available.



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