2018 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in and Around New Orleans

2018 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in and Around New Orleans

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 44 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 9/30/18), 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.

In 2018, Kidcam is giving campers the freedom to choose their own fun. Part of what makes kids so special is that they each march to the beat of their own drum. With Kid’s Choice from KIDCAM, 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.

With over 26 locations to attend, including New Orleans City Park, Bissonet-Maned Downs, 5 additional Southshore camps, 4 Northshore locations, Every Day Away by Kidcam and Destination Kidcam @ Liuzza Land, Kidcam offers convenient, affordable and flexible options for every family.

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

Love Swimming

****IMPORTANT NOTE :: Love Swimming does not host traditional camps, rather Love Swimming is an exclusive swim school. Ready your child for a safe and fun summer, at camp and at home, now!****

Love Swimming is your best resource for ensuring kids are prepared for camp swimming this summer! At summer camps, beaches and pools, large groups of children can make it difficult for counselors and lifeguards to provide perfect supervision. At Love Swimming, we will make sure your kids are as prepared as possible for all types of swimming situations! Large groups of young children have very different swimming backgrounds, which makes it difficult for counselors and lifeguards to provided adequate supervision. At Love Swimming, we will make sure your children are at the top of their swim game!

During summer, we also offer week-long classes where swimmers can come every weekday for 30 minute lessons (in addition to our year-round weekly classes), which is a great way to accelerate your children’s readiness for wildly fun summer and camp swimming. Our saltwater, indoor pools are warm so that every minute of our lessons are effective (no getting used to the chilly water and no rainouts). We start learning life saving skills the minute we enter the pool. And our teachers are beyond compare to other programs–just ask around or read our reviews!

Louisiana Children's Museum

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is the cool place to be this summer with camps that explore science, food, art, health and wellness, and more! Discover a new theme and engaging activities each week beginning June 4 through August 10. Design, create and invent! Voyage into space; discover creatures that inhabit Louisiana’s wetlands; experiment with kitchen science, and much more! LCM Summer Camps are held daily from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. with curbside drop off from 8:45 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. Before and after care are also available.

Camp Ages ::  June 4th – August 10th

Camp Cost :: Camp is $225/week for LCM Members and $250/week for non-members. Before and after care are as a package for $20 per child, per day.

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Arden Cahill Academy’s Camp Corral

Arden Cahill Academy’s Camp Corral offers a relaxed, country style environment where children age 3 to 14 continue to grow and develop during the summer months. There is a jam-packed daily schedule at Camp Corral with special events every week! Your camper will enjoy horseback riding and care at our barn, swimming, art, theater productions (1 per session – all campers participate), sports, game room, lego station, petting farm, computer & 3D printing lab, academic (math and language arts) enrichment classes, field days, dances (1 per session), discovery science/weird science (STEAM), fishing, water slide, bounce house, camp-in, archery, riflery and much, much more. Lil’ Camp Corral (rising PreK and Kindergarten) enjoy weekly camp themes such as Pirate Week, Shark Week, Dino Week and Space Week to name a few! Our session dates are: Session 1: May 29 – June 29 & Session 2: July 2 – August 3. Campers may register and participate by the week or the session. Please call or check out our website for more information on dates, rates and discounts or to schedule a tour of our 12 acre westbank campus located just minutes from downtown!

Camp Ages :: Campers welcome age 3 (must be 4 by 9/30/18) to 14

Camp Cost :: Session Rate (5 weeks) $800; Weekly Rate $180 (holiday weeks discounted)

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Sibling discount, full summer discount and free registration available (please visit website to learn about the deadlines to take advantage of these great offers).

YMCA of Greater New Orleans

YMCA camp gives children and teens the opportunity to get outdoors and learn about nature, discover new interests, be more physically active, and develop confidence, independence, leadership and social skills, all while becoming part of a community. Activities include arts and crafts, sports, swimming and so much more. Field trips are active and educational, and have previously included trips to Audubon Zoo, an alligator farm, laser tag, mini-golf, and skating. There is a new theme and a new adventure every week! At the Y, our goal is to provide programs that fit your family. Our summer camp programs run weekly and match local school calendars to ensure that while school is out, children continue to have a safe and exciting place to learn, grow, and thrive. Rest assured, campers will be well taken care of. All camp staff share our core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility, complete a rigorous 30 hour training program before summer starts, and are CPR and First Aid certified.

Camper Ages :: Camp is open to children entering grades k-10 (k-6 in South Plaquemines).  Pre-K camp is available in Belle Chasse and South Plaquemines for ages 3-4 although children must be potty trained.

Camp Cost :: Price varies by location


Locations :: With camps available in Metairie, Covington, Belle Chasse, and South Plaquemines Parish there is sure to be a location that will be a good fit for your family.

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, Zumba Junior, scuba, sports, arts, drama, and much more! Older campers have the opportunity to go on a Florida trip featuring Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure and Disney’s Blizzard Beach. 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 Kindermusic, movement classes, yoga, soccer, and water play. At St. Martin’s Theater Camp campers will learn about the acting process, while building self confidence, and problem solving skills.

Camp Ages :: 8 weeks – 14 years.

Camp Costs :: Costs vary based on camp. Note :: Registration opens Jan. 21, 2018 and is limited to the first 210 per session.


Vamonos NOLA

Vamonos NOLA, located in Uptown New Orleans, is a Spanish Language Camp for kids ages 3 – 8 of all language levels. Our caring, professional staff are experienced at providing a safe and happy environment where your children can learn and grow. Kids will delight in daily water play and engaging activities such as, international cooking, super hero league, innovation, dance, team building, and service learning. Special guests such as Capoiera (Brazilian Martial arts) and the Tumblebus will bring the action to us. Imagine all of this excitement in spanish! We also have our Junior Counselor Program, where young adult ages 11 and up can practice their Spanish and experience the power of contribution and leadership (apply for an interview via the website). Our 12 week program has flexible sessions to accommodate your vacation plans. Sign up early to reserve your spot and take advantage of our Early Bird rates through March 15th. See you this summer at Vamonos NOLA! Let’s Go NOLA!

Camp Ages :: 3- 8 years

Camp Costs :: Starting at $160 a week

Open House Dates :: March 8th, 4:30pm – 6:30pm and April 25th, 4:00pm – 6:30pm

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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

Playmakers Indoor Sports

Do your kids love sports?! Playmakers Indoor Sports recreational sports summer and holiday camps offer youths fun and games all day long in a state-of-the-art indoor facility. Kids from five to 12 enjoy a variety of sports and activities (basketball, soccer, kickball, dodgeball, dancing, table games) and our counselor ratio is 10 to 1. We are located off Jefferson Highway near Clearview in Harahan. We know there is so much to consider when choosing a camp so give us a call at 504-305-6078 or check out our website.

Camp Ages :: Campers ages 5-12

Camp Cost :: $150/week plus one time membership fee.


Summer at McGehee

Summer at McGehee 2018 offers girl-powered fun that aims to foster leadership and inclusion. We’ve got something for every girl! New experiences, new projects, new friends, new fun! All sessions are led by McGehee teachers, alumnae, and students in an academically-engaging environment that promotes problem-solving and independent thinking, not to mention seriously good fun! Every day, our campers will enjoy classes in Makerspace, Wacky Science, Broad Beats (Performance & Music), and Sports-and-Silly-Stuff (SASS). Choose your daughter’s afternoon stream from a variety of exciting options like American Girls Extravaganza, Animal Adventures, Survival Training, Pottery, Sports camps, Babysitter Business, and much more. Every Friday is Water Day, where campers eat snoballs, play water games, and dance like crazy. Summer Gate is all about summer fun for girls! Camp runs from 8:30am to 3:30pm, with Extended Care from 8:00am to 5pm. Flexible weekly registration!

Cost and Ages :: Accepting rising Kindergarten through 4th grade ($250/week tuition) along with rising 5th through 7th graders for our Counselor-in-Training program ($250/week tuition).

Electric Girls

Engineering Camp for Girls in New Orleans

Electric Girls Summer Camp Powered by Shell is the perfect camp for girls who love science, building, inventing, and being creative. Girls spend 1 or 2 weeks learning skills in electronics, computer programming, and leadership. Girls will design, invent and build their own take-home electronic inventions after learning how to solder basic circuits and even program them. Girls have plenty of time for games and visits from female engineers. 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 Ages :: 5-14

Camp Cost :: $660 per 2 week session or $385 per one week session, scholarships 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 4-29 and campers can choose to attend by the week. Camp is divided into two sections: junior camps for girls entering grades 2-5 and specialty camps for girls entering grades 5-8. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon sessions are from 1 – 4 p.m. Classes are led by Mount Carmel faculty members with assistance from our students. A lunch program is offered and before care and after care are available. Registration will open March 8th.

Camp Ages :: Girls entering Grades 2-8

Camp Costs :: $80-$105 per weekly session, $30 one-time registration fee per child by May 1, $40 per child after May 1

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans

“Camp D’Eté” is a French immersion summer camp held at Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans, the bilingual school of New Orleans. Students will focus music, art, language, cooking, water play, and more. Children ages 2-12 will hear and speak many languages throughout the day. No French background required. Camp runs from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Before care and after care available from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. For more information, please email: summercamp@ebnola.com

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 Conservatory, 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!

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

Camp Costs :: Camp fees start at $396


Get creative at NOMA’s Summer Art Camp! Weekly camps emphasize imagination and creativity through the development of artistic skills in visual and performing arts. Campers will explore works of art in the museum galleries and get creative in the studio or on the stage. Camps are weekly – Monday through Friday (June 4th – August 3rd). Morning only, afternoon only and full day camps are available.

Camp Ages :: 5-7 & 8-10

Camp Costs :: Prices vary from $150 – $380.

Academy of the Sacred Heart

Calling all boys and girls – ages 1 through 13! We are excited to offer Summer Fun Day Camp for girls and Sports ‘N More Day Camp for boys. Popular sessions include Creative HeARTS, Middle School Creative Choice, ASH Theater Camp (Junie B. Jones the Musical), Cheer Camp, Sports Clinics and our school year kick-off Jump Start. Lunch is included in the tuition, and before/after-care are available for all camps. June 5–July 20, 2018.

Camp Ages :: Campers ages 1 through 13

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

Castletree Camp

St. George’s offers two traditional day camps for children age 1 through 5th grade, with campers grouped according to grade level. Castletree Camp, for children in first through fifth grades, offers a wide variety of activities in order to accommodate a wide variety of interests. Campers enjoy the ability to design a portion of their own schedules every day by selecting from activities such as arts and crafts, cooking, theater, sports, science, technology and much more. Dragon Camp, for children age 1 through kindergarten, provides a safe, exciting and engaging program focusing on the individual 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 1st -5th grade

Camp Costs :: Vary based on age and sessions chosen.

Dryades YMCA

Oxford Learning studies show students lose about 2.5 months worth of math and science knowledge over the summer if not engaged in academic activity. The Dyrades YMCA has partnered with STEM NOLA to produce the most amazing, hands on summer learning experience, Summer STEM and Swim. Campers will be exposed to, inspired by, and engaged in activities that involve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics on a daily basis. Students will also have an opportunity to learn swimming and water safety in a secure environment with certified lifeguards.

Camp Ages :: 5 to 14

Camp Cost :: $150 per week + a one time $50 registration fee.


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. Come discover why we have been chosen Best Summer Camp four years in a row by Gambit’s Best of New Orleans Reader’s Poll!

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

Archbishop Rummel Summer Day Camp

Archbishop Rummel is gearing up for its 47th 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 28-July 13.

Loyola Summer Design Camp

The Loyola Summer Design Camp is a chance for high school students to discover the different areas of design. Students can choose from either or both of two experiences: 1) Graphic Design Experience will explore typography, visual narrative, illustration, photography and motion design; and/or 2) Interactive Design Experience will explore visual narrative, coding, 3d printing, motion and game design. Students will be challenged to create with a variety of methods and media, while engaging in a process that is collaborative, thought-provoking, and imaginative. Students can mix and match weeks or take the same experience twice. Each week will be a different experience of design problem solving!

Camp Ages :: Rising 9th Grade-12th Grade

Camp Cost :: $425/per week or $750/2 weeks


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

Pony Tales

PONY TALES is a camp your child has to experience at least once because every child deserves pony/horse camp once in their lifetime! We have many repeat campers as well! To be sure this is a “fit” for your child aged 4-12 if you desire, we offer single days at Spring Break in April and the first week of summer holiday. Otherwise summer is sold by the week. We are the best beginner riding camp out here and are reasonably priced! Riding and a lesson every day, safety and horsemanship basics, horse related games, activities and crafts as well as some other active games. To enroll please call 504-469-0148 OR email with “camp” in subject line :: ponytalesnola@aol.com.

Camp Ages :: 4-12

Camp Cost :: $55/day, 2-4 days $50/day, a week of camp is $225 Hours 9am-3pm before and after care additional fee from 7:30am-5:30pm.

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

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 Cinderella, Dory, Superman, and other fun characters! Our sessions will offer creative arts and crafts, snowballs, pony rides and music. Onsite special activities will include visits from Zoo 2 U, Soccer Shots, Porta Puppet Players and Gymnastics with JD Sports. 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 :: 2-6 (Children must be 2 before September 1, 2018)

Camp Costs :: $710 per 4 week sessions. $355 per 2 week mini session. Before and after care additional fee.

Excite All Stars

Excite All Stars Rock’n Summer 2018 offers the diversity of over 40 activities in our camp experience, including Canoeing, Golf, Basketball, Swimming, Bowling, Archery, Soccer, Rookie Rugby, Rock Climbing, S.T.E.A.M. engagement, Creative Arts, Excite Olympics, VBS, and weekly field trips. We embrace a shared sense of community, and a safe, well-supervised social environment that provides the basis for an incredibly fun summer. Age groups are 6-15.

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!

Bricks 4 Kidz

Kids have loads of fun (and learn a bunch!) as they use LEGO® Bricks to explore the world of Engineering, Architecture, Robotics and Science in a friendly and team-based environment. Camp activities are specially designed for kids ages 3-13, and feature a variety of games and hands-on STEAM activities that are built around themes kids love!! Weekly camps will run on both the Northshore and Southshore.

The Little Gym

Day camp at The Little Gym of the Northshore gives your kid (ages 3-12) the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy and week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym.

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.

Longue Vue Summer ‘Scapes Camp

Longue Vue Summer ‘Scapes Camp inspires curiosity, encourages exploration, and celebrates nature through week-long classes based on a different theme each week. Guided by enthusiastic Camp Educators and Counselors, campers make interdisciplinary connections through garden observation, arts & crafts projects, games, water play, yoga, and more. Each day is a balance of structure and freedom with project-based learning in the classroom, hands-on investigation in the Discovery Garden, and peaceful relaxation under the shady oak trees.

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.

Christian Brothers

Join us this summer at CBS Summer Camp, a recreational day camp for all children entering grades PK4 through 7th. Activities include field trips, inflatables, water games, indoor games, drama, comedic entertainment, outdoor games, arts, music, and much more. We offer three, 2-week sessions June 4-July 13, 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Visit our website for more information. Registration begins February 19!

The Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute

Whether it is building a robot to prevent water waste, creating a digital band, or engineering a prosthetic hand, your child can grow and achieve at Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute! Students will engage in high-level STEM programs while exploring the New Orleans area through weekly off-campus excursions. Our small program size allows for an environment where every child is successful! We offer programs for both middle (rising 6-8) and high school (rising 9-11) students.

Mind + Body Boot Camp for Girls

Mind + Body Boot Camp for Girls. This summer, let your girls celebrate their GRRL PWR at Lolo’s, New Orleans’ youth-centered yoga and fitness studio. Discover how art, yoga and fitness combine to build a strong body, a focused mind and a calm, flexible outlook. Girls ages 8-13 will have a blast while increasing physical strength and flexibility, building their mind-body connection and creating inspiring art.

WeHaKee Camp for Girls

If you are looking for a place where you can grow and have fun while building confidence, character, and lifelong relationships, WeHaKee Camp for Girls, in beautiful northern Wisconsin, is your premiere choice. With nearly 40 camp activities led by our safe, skilled, competent and caring staff, you will extend yourself in ways you might not have otherwise had the chance. Join us for the summer of a lifetime. Your way – the WeHaKee way!


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.

Country Day Creative Arts

For 36 years, every summer, CDCA has transformed children’s lives. Young people ages 7 through 14 select 5 classes from over 30 choices in the visual arts, performing arts, and sports. Professional artists guide the natural talents in each young artist to new heights of creativity, affirmation, and pride. Through encouragement, support, respect, and accomplishment, children feel their greatness.

Ursuline Academy's Camp U

Ursuline Academy’s Camp U offers five camp styles for girls to mix and match with their interests and schedules so that she can be whatever type of girl she wants! Camp Invention, Camp Create, Camp ROAR, MANE Camp, and Camp of Champions offer girls rising toddler 2 through 8th grade the opportunity to explore everything from STEM to soccer, singing to ceramics. Camps offer helpful extras like before and after care, as well as lunch programs, are available so you can choose exactly what fits U!

TADA! Summer Theatre Camp

TADA! Summer Theatre Camp is a great way to introduce young aspiring actors to the art of acting and theatre. We are offering two 2 week intensives this summer, session #1 runs June 4th-15th and the theme is “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” and session #2 runs June 18th-29th with a theme of “Mystery Dinner Theatre.” Each session ends with a showcase performance.

Kehoe France

Kehoe-France Camp will celebrate its 69th summer camp season this summer for children 8 weeks thru 13 years old. Our camp program is designed around our swimming program which involves swimming instruction each day for campers 4 years and older. Camp activities consist of tennis, field sports, ceramics, arts and crafts, computers and much more.

Bayou Oaks Nike Junior Golf Camp


Located in City Park, Bayou Oaks GC offers weeklong Nike Junior Golf Camps for players of all abilities. Full Day Camps are offered 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and include three hours of morning instruction followed by lunch and supervised afternoon course play. (Half Day classes available) Camp Dates: June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29.

Tulane University Nike Tennis Camp

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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.

The University of New Orleans Summer Day Camp

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, year-end talent show. Fee includes Morning supervision, lunch, & field trips. After camp supervision, swimming lessons and golf lessons available for an additional fee.

Cedarwood Summer Camps

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Cedarwood School offers two distinct camp experiences. Camp Kaleidoscope is for younger campers, ages 2-6 and is the setting for exploration and discovery, offering seven theme-based, one-week sessions. MADD Camp for rising 1st-7th graders offers two unique two-week sessions. Music, Art, Drama, and Dance Camp artists and teaching professionals will guide the campers to their final culminating performances.

Hammer & Stain


Your child will thrive in our warm, nurturing, and FUN summer camp at Hammer & Stain located in Covington at 1027 Village Walk Place! This joyous, creative and artsy camp experience is loved by parents and kids alike, our young DIY makers have a blast as they create something different daily. Children get to tap into creativity with child-friendly paintings on wood canvas and pillow projects.

New Orleans Glassworks and Printmaking Studio

Summer workshop for ages 9-19 at the South’s oldest, architectural and sculptural facility, where students will achieve new hands-on skills in glass, metal sculpture, animated filmmaking, welding, stained glass, kinetic sculpture, architectural engineering, pop-up bookmaking, and ceramics! June 4th through mid-August, no two weeks are alike!


For residents of Orleans Parish, NORD partners with organizations across all Five Council Districts to offer academic and cultural enrichment, STEM and recreational summer activities for youth. Free breakfast and lunch served daily, plus weekly field trips to places like Audubon Zoo, Skate Center, and Aquarium of the Americas, as well as visits to NORD pools for swimming.

Tulane Science Scholars Program


TSSP is a selective program for high school students who have exceptional talent in the sciences and mathematics. This program gives students the opportunity to take college-credit courses at Tulane before high school graduation during a two-week summer session. Nine 3-credit courses will be offered this summer. Students have the option to live on campus in a dormitory for an additional fee.

Petite Pelicans


Is your child looking to improve their volleyball skills, but cannot commit to an entire club season? Sign them up to join our skilled and knowledgeable coaching staff for our weekly volleyball skills clinic happening every Friday this spring! You can sign up for all twelve sessions or pick and choose what dates work for you. Our PSVBC coaches have prepared effective offensive and defensive drills and games to help your child improve their overall volleyball knowledge and skill set.

Lakeview Creative Arts

Join Lakeview Creative Arts for a variety of specialty summer camps. Camp themes include arts and crafts, dance it out, island adventure (Moana themed), fitness is fun and more! Campers ages 3-11 are welcome.

Harry's Dive Shop


Swimming is a life skill: NOT a luxury. Learn and love to swim in our indoor, heated pool open year round. Swim Smart at Harry’s.

Culinary Kids

Culinary Kids Kitchen Science Camp! Kids get to cook breakfast, lunch, snacks AND make a mess in our kitchen with wacky science experiments, games, gardening, crafts, indoor and outdoor activities in our play yards and meet special guests too! Week-long camps run from May 28th – August 17th.

Brother Martin

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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!

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!

Loyola Kids Art


The Loyola Kids Art curriculum is art history based and provides authentic hands on experiences in painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, and sculpture. The program concludes with an art exhibition for family and friends. Our Faculty is made up of experienced, certified, year round teachers, and studio artists living and working in the New Orleans community.

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.”

Aquatic Robotics Camp & Junior Aquatic Engineers Summer Camp

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Maritime Museum and Chevron will offer STEM camps for ages 11-15 (Tuition $395) June 11-15, June 25-29 and July 9-3. As well as a Junior Camp for ages 9-10 (Tuition $195) July 23-27. Both camps will offer fun, hands-on STEM activities to spark interest in math and science!

Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)

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Join us from June 4 – 22 for a FREE engineering camp by National Society of Black Engineers and Chevron. Campers will work to solve problems and create products using math and science principles. There will be new project each week with presentation and design competition following. Mandatory parent orientation.

Empire Gymnastics

Empire Gymnastics Camp

Empire Gymnastics offers summer camp offered for 5-12-year-olds. Before and after care is available.

LSU Health Fitness

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Youth 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. Weekly themes will be used to bring light to the sport or activity we will be focused on that week. We will end each week with some sort of tournament or competition.

Lusher Summer Arts and Innovation Camp

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Come join us at Lusher Summer Arts and Innovation Camp! We have two unique camps which will run from June 4th through June 15 at the Freret campus. The Arts Spark Camp(For rising 2nd-5th graders) and The Arts & Innovation Camp (For rising 6th-8th graders).Campers will choose four classes from a variety of choices in areas such as Improv, Coding, Design, Creative Writing, Poetry Writing, Karate, Photography, Film, Visual Art, Robotics, Claymation and more. . .

Courtyard Camp

Historic Houses Summer Courtyard Camp

Courtyard Camp explores New Orleans’ rich history through various arts and crafts, games, tours, cooking, and complete immersion into our 19th c.e. Historic Houses. Our unique week-long day camps for children K-8th are designed to enrich your child’s summer experience with a fun and hands-on approach to history. Dates for camp vary by grade level.

School of Rock

Our comprehensive camp experience is designed to hone music performance and ensemble skills in a creative and fun environment. We use Rock ‘n Roll to teach guitar, bass, drums, vocals and keys, culminating in an awesome live show on the final day!

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We’re excited to invite you to code and create with us. Select from a series of free workshops throughout the summer including Start Your Own Business and Get Creative in 3D with Windows 10 and MORE! Summer camps starting June 4th!

Kaleidoscope ELC

Kaleidoscope ELC is piloting our Reggio inspired programming in a four-week FREE summer program. Children, ages 3-4, will explore, create, and imagine using a variety of open-ended play materials within a diverse environment. Help us grow a community of families that believes in the infinite potential of all children.

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

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