The 2015 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in and Around Greater New Orleans {Featured Sponsors}

Disclosure :: This is a compilation of our featured summer camp sponsors. For an even longer list of camps in the greater New Orleans area, please see the comprehensive list of 2015 summer Summer Camp New Orleanscamps.

Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in and Around Greater New Orleans 

We know that summer camps are on the top of moms lists of things to figure out. While summer makes many think of popsicles, parks, and water play we KNOW as moms that it can also be a frustrating time where you are struggling to piece childcare together week by week and month by month. We hope that this guide provides the insight that you need to plan a fun and stress free summer.

Please also visit our comprehensive directory of 2015 summer camps!

Kidcam Camps

At Kidcam, summer camp isn’t just something we do, it’s all we do. And we strive to do it better than anyone else. Creating meaningful summer experiences for kids ages 3-13 is our focus 365 days a year. We pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, safe and supportive summer family where every child is treasured for what makes him or her unique.


To keep all our campers happy, engaged, and entertained, Kidcam has developed three distinct summer camp programs based on age. Built to meet the needs of campers and their parents, the Newbie, Kidet and Nexter programs offer unique activities, outings, skill building and schedules.

Through our long-standing traditions and values, we create a sense of belonging that gives children the confidence to be who they are. While enjoying a summer of fun, adventure and wonder, Kidcam campers are made to feel that they are a part of something truly special. We call it the Kidcam difference. Our campers call it summers that rock!

Kidcam offers flexible scheduling by the week. Build your own sessions. Extended hours with free before care. Multi Child & Session Discounts. Check out over 14 premier summer camp locations including :: New Orleans City Park, Zephyr Field in Metairie, Beach Club in Metairie, Timberlane, Country Club in Gretna, Woodlake Tennis & Swim Club in Kenner, Pelican Park in Mandeville, Coquille Recreational Park in Covington, St.Thomas Aquinas in Hammond, Pinewood Country Club in Slidell, Jerusalem Shriner Center in Destrehan, Riverside Academy in LaPlace, Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, AL and more in the Plaquemines, Baton Rouge and Lafayette

P: 877-4KIDCAM | E: SummersRock {@} KidcamCamps {dot} com | REGISTER HERE

The 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, YMCA of Greater New Orleans Summer Campand 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, including trips to Audubon Zoo, an alligator farm, laser tag, mini-golf, and skating. Every week is a new theme and a new adventure.

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 learn, grow, and thrive. We also offer before and after care at no extra charge. 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 all are CPR and First Aid certified.

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

P: (504) 568-9622  | REGISTER HERE

Kehoe-France School and Kehoe-France Northshore

Kehoe-France Day camps celebrate 66 years of offering an ideal opportunity for boys and girls 8 weeks old thru 13 years to grow in the physical, mental, social, and emotional dimensions. The camps and experienced staffskehoe france summer camp provide each camper the advantage of adventure, fun, breadth, growth and education.

All Camp activities are conducted on our private school campuses. There are two Kehoe-France Day Camp sites consisting of 14 acres in Metairie and 12 acres in Covington. We provide swimming pools, tennis courts, BB ranges, gymnasiums, arts and crafts areas, ceramic labs, computer labs, rock wall and numerous playing fields.

For Kehoe-France School P: (504) 733-0472 | E: chasity{@}kehoe-france{dot}com | REGISTER HERE

For Kehoe-France Northshore P: (985) 892-4415 | E: erin{@}kehoe-francens{dot}com | REGISTER HERE

Rob Noel Junior Champions Golf Academy

Introduce your child to GOLF! A game for a lifetime. The philosophy of the Rob Noel Junior Champions Golf Academy starts with a FUN, SAFE and ENGAGING environment. At our RNGolfcamps children (4 to 13) will go through our CYCLONE of golf activities each day by rotating from activity to activity while playing purposeful games in-between. Our objectives for this camp involve learning the game of golf though what we call FUNdamentals. This program stresses the FUN factor in everything we do! Our #1 rule is if you are not having fun tell the coach!

There are three Rob Noel Junior Champions Academy camp locations, Elmwood (Southshore New Orleans), Abita Springs (Northshore New Orleans) and Hammond. Our staff is the best when it comes to teaching your child the game of golf and having lots of FUN doing it.

Elmwood | P: (504) 300-1235 | REGISTER HERE

Abita Springs Northshore | P: (985) 809-0060 | REGISTER HERE

Hammond | P: (985) 687-5094 | REGISTER HERE

Love Swimming

Love Swimming is your best resource for ensuring kids are prepared for camp swimming this summer! Almost everyone’s summers have a swimming component, and as you may or may not know, public pools and beaches can be very chaotic and at times crowded. Love-Swimming-NOMB600x400-Summer2015 (4)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!). 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!

P: (504) 891-4662 | REGISTER HERE

St. George {Castletree and Dragon Camp}

Castletree is a day camp offered by St. George’s Episcopal School for boys and girls entering pre-k through sixth grade. Campers are grouped according to school grade level, with a camper-to-counselor ratio of better than 5castletree2015_nomomsblog:1. Activities include indoor and outdoor games, arts and crafts, water play, music, gymnastics, yoga, cooking, sports, science, digital photography, special guests and more. Entering first through sixth graders enjoy the ability to select from a variety of activities to design a portion of their schedules every day. Reading sessions are also offered to campers ages 6-7 for an additional fee. Sessions run June 8-26, 2015 and July 6-24, 2015. Hours are daily 8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m. (before care and after care is available). The fee is $750 per session and Reading Refresh is available for $300 per week.

P: (504)891-5509 | E: fontenotam{@}stgeorgesepiscopal{dot}com or huberc{@}stgeorgesepiscopal{dot}com | REGISTER HERE

St. George’s Preschool offers a summer camp for one- to three-year-olds. Dragon Camp provides a safe, exciting and engaging program that focuses on the interests of the children in the 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. Sessions run June 8-26, 2015 and July 6-24, 2015. Hours are 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (after care is available). Schedule options include 2-day, 3-day and 5-day options, full and half days. Fees are $450-$750 per session.

P: (504) 891-5509 | E: dragoncamp{@}stgeorgesepiscopal{dot}com | REGISTER HERE

Ursuline Academy Summer Arts Camp

Ursuline Academy Summer Arts Camp offers a variety of fun classes in art, acting, singing, cooking, cheer and dance, music, ceramics, science, sports, swimming and more! Campers will also enjoy Wonderful WednesdaysUrsuline Summer Camp which include entertainment by visiting artists and swimming at Beach Club. Each session will culminate with a Fabulous Friday where campers put on performances and display art work. Super Week is an all field trip experience with age-appropriate, well-supervised activities. This action-packed week includes a variety of fun places and activities such as bowling, swimming, IMAX, skating and so much more!

Session I is June 8-26, Session II is June 29-July 17, and Super Week is July 20-24. Camp hours are Monday-Friday, from 8:30am to 3:30pm Before and after care are available. The cost is $715 per session, $1330 for both session, and $290 for Super Week.

P: (504) 866-5260 | E: arye{@}ursulineneworleans{dot}org | REGISTER HERE

Summer Gate at McGehee

Campers will enjoy fun and enriching activities that focus on leadership & teamwork led by McGehee teachers, students, and alumnae. With a low student-staff ratio, our mornings are spent with STEAM projects, arts & crafsummergatets, performance, sports, and games. In the afternoons, we have many different special sessions including robotics, yoga, reading enrichment, pet training, pottery, jewelry-making, and many more! Enjoy Water Day on Fridays!

For rising K through 5th grade girls. Before and After Care options available. Three sessions lasting all summer: June 8 – June 26, July 6 – July 24, July 27-August 14. Come for one week or nine!

P: (225)571-1663 | E: juleel{@}mcgeheeschool{dot}com | REGISTER HERE

Country Acres Christian Camp

Located on 72 acres in beautiful Kiln, Mississippi, Country Acres Christian Camp offers everything a child desires for a memorable and life changing summer! Our vision is to see each child be successful through empowering them with God’s word. At Country Acres, we believe in nurturing the whole child by meeting their needs physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. We believe in providing children with the opportunity to Country Acres (2) (1)discover who they are in Christ. We allow our children to learn through exploring nature and keeping safety a top priority. We teach children the importance of building healthy relationships and discuss the traits of a great friend through modeling and skit play. We promote a cooperative learning community where children learn by working together and by using problem-solving skills through activities such as fishing, canoeing, sports, horseback riding, swimming, and much more. We believe that each child deserves the chance to have a life changing experience he or she will never forget.

Day Camp is from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM the  weeks of June 8-12, June 15-19, June 29-July 3, and July 27-31. Day Camp rate is $135 per child. Sleep away camp is also available. 

P: (228) 493-9425 | E: Maggieshorter{@}countryacrescamp{dot}net  | REGISTER HERE

Trinity Episcopal School

Trinity Episcopal School will offer 35 camp sessions this summer. We strive trinity summer campto maintain excellent staff to camper ratios; therefore, space is limited in all camps. Smaller camps contribute to the individualized activities and personal attention our campers and staff enjoy. Our camps are offered as 1 week sessions, and not all camps are offered each week.  Campers may choose to attend a different morning and afternoon session.

Our camp sessions last one week, beginning June 1st and ending on June 26th. Trinity offers both full-day and half-day sessions.

 All 2015 Campers will receive a 2015 Summer Camp t-shirt! 

P: (504)579-9664 | E: ccore{@}trinitynola{@}com | REGISTER HERE

Arden Cahill Academy’s Camp Corral

Have a “whale” of a summer on the 12-acre country campus of Arden Cahill Camp MomsBlogArden Cahill Academy’s Camp Corral! Cahill Camp Corral offers a relaxed environment where children continue to grow and develop during the summer months under the supervision of qualified teachers and experienced instructors. Activities and amenities include horseback riding, swimming, art, theater, sports camp, a game room, petting farm, a computer room, academic and enrichment classes, field days, waterslide, dances, fishing, camp-out, archery, riflery and much, much more. Campers ages 3 (camper must turn 4 by 9/30/15) through 14 are welcome to attend.

Conveniently located on the West Bank (10 minutes from the GNO Bridge), the camp runs from 9:00am until 3:00pm with before and after care available. Hot lunches may be provided for an additional fee. Session dates are June 1-July 3 and July 6-August 7 with options for weekly and session rates.

 P: (504) 392-0902 | E: campcorral{@}ardencahillacademy {dot}com | REGISTER HERE  

The Louisiana Children’s Museum

The Louisiana Children’s Museum is the cool place to be this summer with a vaLCM 600x400 genericriety of weekly themed camps for children ages 5 to 8 that explore:  fitness, cooking, music, art, science, Louisiana culture, financial literacy and more.

Plus, children ages 7 to 10 will enjoy four distinct art camps where they will use mixed media to create individual works of art.  Louisiana Children’s Museum art camps will explore Louisiana artists, architecture, and nature, and the art and history of printmaking.

Camp sessions begin June 1 and run through August 7. Camp is held daily from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Before care and after care are also available.

P: (504) 523-1357 | E: gconnors{@}lcm{dot}org | REGISTER HERE 

Academy of the Sacred Heart

Summer shines at Sacred Heart! We invite girls and boys to join us for a summer of fun by enrolling in our day camps, Creative HeARTS, Sacred Heart 600 x 400Creative Fire, ASH Theater Camps, Cardinal Sports Camps, Jump Start, Joyful Journey, Ceramics and Mixed Media, “I Can Be,” and more…

All programs, packed with age-appropriate activities and creative projects, are directed by experienced, qualified, and dedicated faculty and staff. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Detailed information about camp is available through the online registration form.  Lunch is included in the tuition, and before-care and after- care are available for all camps from June 8 through July 24. Join us for a summer of fun at Sacred Heart Summer Camp.

P: (504) 269-1230 | E: ashsummercamp{@}ashrosary{dot}org | REGISTER HERE 

¡Vamonos NOLA! {“Let’s Go NOLA!”} Spanish Summer Camp

At Vamonos NOLA, we are committed to providing a summer camp where children learn Spanish, express themselves, develop as leaders and fully experience the fun of being a kid. Your campers will be immersed in language and won’t even realize how much Spanish they are learning as they run, dance, swim, craft, cook, sing, tumble and play their day away! As moms with over 20 years of experience in education, we also know what’s important to moms: small groups, personal attention, loving teachers, comvamanos-summer_600x400munication and a safe and healthy environment. Our staff of fully fluent speakers are CPR certified and are each supported by a mentor teacher and/or volunteer, providing an ADULT to child ratio of 8 to 1.

To fully reap the benefits of immersion, we encourage our campers (by offering $100 a week OFF) to spend the entire summer with us. We also understand the dynamics of a family’s schedule, which is why we offer flexible, biweekly sessions for kids ages 3 (potty trained) – 12 years old. The fun begins at 8:00am, with aftercare until 5:00pm each day. Come see for yourself at our Open House on May 1 from4:00-7:00pm at 6200 St. Charles Ave. Reserve your spot now and take advantage of our Early Bird Special. Then, be prepared to have your child come home with an ear to ear smile after having a FANTASTIC time at Vamonos NOLA … and don’t be surprised when you hear them speaking Spanish in their sleep!

P: (504) 495-2345| E: vamonosnola{@}gmail{dot}com | REGISTER HERE 

St. Martins Episcopal School STEAM Camp

St. Martin’s Episcopal School has an amazing record of excelling in academics, but in the summer we like to hav600x400_BANNER_STEAM_CAMP_1e a little fun and our STEAM Camp offers just that.

Named for “science, technology, engineering, arts (and athletics), and math,” our camps are for superheroes, actors, rocket scientists, gamers, and athletes. From Minecraft and robotics to performing arts and athletics, there is something for everyone. Your children will create, learn, and enjoy all summer long.

Want to learn more? There is a camp open house on May 30th 2015 from 1- 3pm. 

P: (504) 736-9925| E: christina.spako{@}stmsaints{dot}com | REGISTER HERE 

Summer Music at Carla’s Musikgarten Uptown

Come explore music through movement, instrument playing and listening! Carla’s Musikgarten is offering several Summer Camp options for kids ages 4-9, plus weekly classes for children ages 3 mos.- 5 years.

MusikgartenLet your child immerse themselves in the fun and interactive world of music! Campers will learn about music through play, movement and observation during a one week music camp session! We take a maximum of 13 campers to two highly qualified music teachers! Children will play within a group using our unpitched percussion instruments, xylophones, glockenspiels, and keyboards, learn about the various instruments in the orchestra and meet special guest musicians from the community! Campers will also make music-related crafts, listen to various musical stories and watch age appropriate excerpts from Disney’s Fantasia.

Children attending our weekly classes will learn music through play with their caregiver. Lessons include: tickle rhymes, finger plays, circle dances, movement, instrument playing, listening and stories. Come and join the fun!

P: (504) 717-5044 | REGISTER HERE 

Brother Martin Crusader Camp

Brother Martin High School is a Brothers of the Sacred Heart school for boys in grades 8th through 12th grades. Brother Martin is committed to holistic education with a focus on personal attention, academic excellence, and strong character formation. A District 9-5A school, BrotBrother Martinher Martin offers a full range of LHSAA athletic teams for all grade levels. Students can also choose from over 80 extracurricular activities.

This summer, Brother Martin will offer summer camp for boys 6-12 years old. Camp will run from June 1st through July 10th. Mornings will be dedicated to sports along with scheduled activities or field trips during the afternoons. Specialty sports camps in baseball (boys 8-14 years old) and basketball (boys entering 3rd through 8th grades) will be held July 13-July 17 and July 20-24, respectively. Before and after care is also available at an additional charge. A camp brochure is available online.

P: (504) 283-1561 ext 3022 | REGISTER HERE 

Hollowell Hoops Basketball Camp

Head Coach Stacy Hollowell hosts his annual basketball camp for boys and girls, ages 6-14 at the Loyola University Sports Complex. Perfect for youth as it teaches the fundamentals of the game. Campers will participate in Hollowell Hoopsindividual and team competitions. Limited to 125 campers, per session.

Campers will receive quality instruction by Head Coach Stacy Hollowell and coaching staff, with the assistance of current and former collegiate players. It will be an energetic and competitive environment. Fundamentals will be stressed. Emphasis on passing, dribbling, shooting, ball handling, defense, free throws, etc. Contests including, but not limited to: Hot Shot, Bump, 3 on 3, 5 on 5, etc. Leagues put into divisions based on age, and skill level. Championship Thursday and ball handling demonstrations. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. Each camper receives a camp basketball and t-shirt. Excellent coaching staff to help campers improve and have fun!

P: (985) 231-8067 or (504) 669-6312 | E: hollowel{@}loyno{dot}edu or rsbrock{@}loyno{@}edu | REGISTER HERE 

Empire Gymnastics

Empire Gymnastics is offering 3 weeks in the summer of great gymnastics fun! Want to get the kids out of the house and away from those video games? Well bring them over to Empire Gymnastics Academy! There is no better way to Empire Gymnasticsstart your day than with a stretch and light workout! That’s what we do at Empire! Whether the kids are interested in learning how to flip, do handstands, cartwheels or ready to get their backhand spring to show all of their friends, we will be there to help them along. Our camper to staff ratio is a small (5:1) and our staff works hard to keep your kids exciting and engaged.

The day begins with gymnastics classes/activities. After lunch we start our team building exercises, arts and crafts and games! And on Fridays we have TyeDye day! Empire will provide 1 shirt for every camper to TyeDye which ever way they see fit! For loads of fun during your summer come to Empire Gymnastics where the fun never stops!

P: (504)734-0644  | E: empireacademy{@}bellsouth{dot}net | REGISTER HERE

TADA! Young Actors & Artists Studio

TADA! Young Actors & Artists Studio takes a unique approach to helping students gain confidence and learn to shine! We believe each student deserves the opportunity to master the invaluable life skills that acting training builds…whether they use those skills to become a successful professional actor or a poised and well spoken individual. We use age appropriate improvisation exercises which prepare the students to explore, learn and perform at their best. We offer an on-camera filming and acting involving scripts from movies, character monologues, dialogues from TV shows, commercials, and vocal training from all genres: country, gospel, pop, general variety! TADA Summer campOur on-camera classes help to celebrate your child’s progress. Students learn to love public speaking and thrive on being in the spotlight. They also learn how to memorize quickly and how to think on their feet! Mostly, students gain confidence and leadership skills which will help them to achieve their goals in life.

TADA! ‘s Theatre Summer Camp Program begins June 1st – June 26th and is targeted at ages 8-17. Hours are 9 am-4 pm with additional aftercare available. Our four week program allows each camper to explore and experience acting on stage. They will perform character monologues, skits, make commercial videos, as well as have fun creating scenery and props. The camp ends with an on-stage performance in front of family and friends the final week. The camp tuition is $125 per week (plus $10 for additional childcare per day if needed), and a $75 registration/supply fee per child. Enrollment is limited to 35 students.

P: (504)319-5174  | E: tadastudio7{@}gmail{dot}com | LEARN MORE


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  1. Thank you mom bloggers for your website. I wanted to write to you with information that you may be interested in or not.

    I wanted to send my child to the New Orleans Glassworks and Printmaking Studio. I have tried to get information the past two years without success and much rudeness. This camp looks amazing so I thought I would try again.

    Today was that try. I called yesterday but because it was just after closing the lady named Trish had to go. I understand that. So, I called today and another lady answered the phone and I asked for Trish. She inquired what I wanted with her and I told her I had questions about the camp. She said she could answer them. When I began to ask my first question she said to go to the website to get all the information. I said that I was a little old school and would also like to speak to someone. She then began talking to someone in the background on how to instruct me in using their website…..I know how to do that!

    I have been in the education field for many years. Because of that I have had a background check, fingerprinted, etc. I was able to ask if they have any type of policy about screening their employess or artisans. She was highly insulted and told me this studio had been in business thirty or twenty five years and this was not a place for me or my child. And yes,
    she hung up on me. I called back twice to say how unprofessional that was and of course it went to voicemail.

    I am sure that the artisans that work with the children are great people. I just wanted to know that everyone there had my child and all of the children’s best interest at heart. My son has been to many camps and never once has anyone been offended by that question or any other. They treated me with respect and had no trouble communicating with me on the phone.
    It’s a total bummer because it would have been a wonderful experience for my son. He is a great kid. The loss is theirs.

    Sincerely yours,
    Alexis Roser

    • Wooooooowww… Alexis that is AWFUL!! My daughter isn’t yet ready for summer camps, but I will surely keep that in mind when she decides she is able to go. Thank you so much for the info.


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