My First Choice for Summer Camp :: First Tee!

Author Note: This post is not sponsored – our family loves First Tee and wanted to share about what it has done for our son.

My First Choice for Summer Camp :: First Tee!

There are so many options for Summer Camp in the Greater New Orleans area; however, as a mom, it sometimes feels like there are not many to choose from that fit your child’s needs, wants, favorite hobbies, etc. When they are younger, it is much easier to choose a summer camp solely based on safety, activities, distance, comfort level and many more. My son is 7, going on 8, and has gotten very “picky” on his summer camp choice. (Yes, I let my child help me make decisions on where he wants to go for camp. I can explain my reasoning if anyone is interested). He wants to go somewhere that allows him to do the things he loves: friends, activities, outdoors, basketball and golf.

A little history on when our love for First Tee started. My son has taken weekend golf lessons with First Tee NOLA since he was 5 years old. I learned last year that they offer SUMMER CAMP! Last year was his first year joining their summer camp program and he loved every minute of it. He did 6 weeks of camp at a variety of country clubs throughout the GNO area. First Tee is different than a lot of camps that I have seen with my own eyes, experienced with my children or heard from other parents. Their teacher to student ratio is 1:6 which allows for quality time and work with each individual child. It is very apparent in lessons and in camp how tailored the classes are and how the one on one attention the children receive really makes the children feel listened to and supported on their journey. They offer structure, discipline, enablement of building character, self confidence building and resilience.

I did all of the research and leg work for you and provided all details needed here. I have also included their website.

The weeks of camp do range from 3 days to 5 days, depending on the group your child would fall under and the location for that week.

2024 Summer Camp Details:

  • Camps run from May 29 – August 2.
  • Camps meet on weekdays from 8am to 4pm (No Before or Aftercare).
  • Children ages 6-12 are welcome (ages 13-18 for Teen Camp).
  • No golf experience or equipment is required.
  • Alongside our First Tee golf curriculum, our camp schedules also include:
    • games & other sports
    • fitness activities
    • swimming where available
    • arts & crafts
    • team building exercises
    • educational activities in STEM, financial literacy, and other areas
    • field trips where available

Attached below is the 2024 Summer Camp Schedule:

Other input that my son asked that I share:

  • “All of the camp counselors are so cool and nice”
  • “I made new friends and even saw some old friends”

I promise you will not regret choosing First Tee all year, just like I have for the past 3 years. Summer Camp offerings are the icing on the cake!

Erika Lockhart
My name is Erika Lockhart and I am married to my husband, Chris. We have two children - Zane (7) and Finnley (2). We also have one 4 – legged child - Nelson a mixed breed rescue and a tarantula named Twitch. I was born and raised in Harvey, LA but now live in Metairie. I am a full time employee for a healthcare consulting company where I lead the Primary Care Provider engagement efforts from my home office here in NOLA. My husband is the owner and director of Clockwork Performance - A strength and performance gym in Kenner, LA. Odd facts about me - I love watching Judge Judy, I want to be on jury duty as much as possible, I have an obsession with mayonnaise and my dream job is to be a private investigator!


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