2021 Summer Camps In and Around New Orleans

Best summer camps in NOLA

2021 Summer Camps in New Orleans

With the start of a new year, researching summer camps in New Orleans is high on every family’s to do list. 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, especially with new COVID-19 considerations. 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

The countdown to summer is on, and Kidcam Camps is excitedly planning for their 47th summer! Summer camp might have looked a bit different last year, but Kidcam Camps is proud to have set the standard for keeping our Rockstars (campers) safe during the age of Covid-19. We held a special, 10-week camp session for Louisiana’s largest healthcare system with up to 1,500 campers across 15 sites, no Covid cases or incidents, and all while keeping with our mission: To bring the Spirit of Summer to life by creating memorable moments and lasting relationships, through a powerful summer camp experience that inspires greatness and brings smiles to faces. Kidcam then continued operating all Louisiana and Alabama summer day camp locations for the 10-weeks during summer.

With more than 12 camp locations to choose throughout the Greater New Orleans area, we are building on our success of last summer. We are currently planning for a limited capacity at each of our locations for 2021 due to ever-changing Covid-19 guidelines. Kidcam is also working with local health officials to determine the safest protocols so we can again provide the complete Kidcam Camp experience including a mix of Kid’s Choice, weekly field trips, and swimming.

Kidcam Camps is accredited by the American Camp Association. ACA is the only independent accrediting organization reviewing camp operations in the country. ACA’s nationally recognized standards program focuses primarily on the program quality, health and safety aspects of a camp’s operation.


Locations Include :: New Orleans City Park, Bissonet Country Club (Metairie), Victory Academy (Metairie), Faith Lutheran School (Harahan), Woodlake Swim Club (Kenner), plus premier locations in Gretna, Destrehan, Luling, LaPlace, and 4 camp locations on the Northshore.

Camp Dates :: June 1 – August 6, 2021 (Dates vary by camp location)

Camp Hours :: Monday thru Friday, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Camp Ages :: 5-13. (must be 5 by 9/30/2021)

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

Arden Cahill Academy's Camp Corral

Come have a “whale” of a summer on the beautiful 12-acre country campus of Arden Cahill Academy’s Camp Corral. For over 50 years, Arden Cahill Academy’s Camp Corral has offered a relaxed environment with plenty of indoor and outdoor space where children continue to grow and develop during the summer months under the supervision of qualified teachers and experienced instructors. Recently voted the #1 SUMMER CAMP in the New Orleans area, Camp Corral offers 10 weeks of summer activities and events! All activities take place on our campus. Join us for a jam packed schedule of horseback riding, swimming, art, theater & pretend play, sports, game room, petting farm, archery, riflery, laptop lounge and STEAM lab. Events for each week are guided by a weekly theme. Space, Dinosaur and Adventure week are always big hits! Blue & white days, Rodeo’s, theatre productions, the overnight camp”in”and buddy days are not to be missed! Make a splash on the giant waterslide that is set up in the swimming pool area daily. Language Arts and Math academic enrichments classes are offered as session options.

Camp Corral is conveniently located in Gretna on the West Bank (10 minutes from the GNO Bridge). Please note that as we approach the start of camp, we will assess what the CDC guidelines are for operating camps and decide if we will open up spots to weekly campers or continue with full session registrations only. We were pleased to have successfully run a safe, clean, fun filled camp last summer and look forward to Camp Corral 2021.

Campers of all ages love Camp Corral. Whether they are little ones, tweens, or teens, we have something for everyone. We hope to have your camper with us this summer to join in the fun and make friendships that will not be forgotten!

Westbank New Orleans Summer Camp Options

Camp Dates :: Session 1 dates are June 1 – July 2 and Session 2 dates are July 5 – August 6.

Camp Hours :: The camp day runs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Before and after-care, hot lunch and horseback riding are available for an extra fee.

Camp Ages :: All campers ages 3-14 are welcome to attend (campers must turn 4 by Sept. 30, 2021)

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

Camp Registration :: Registration will begin January 25. Spaces are limited!

St. Martin's Episcopal School

StM’s Summer Day Camp programming includes American Red Cross swim instruction, a carnival, Blue vs. Red Challenge, Wet and Wild Day, the Culminating Show, visits from the Saints’ Jr. Training Camp, yoga, cooking, sports, arts, drama, and much more! Campers will experience all that St. Martin’s 18-acre property has to offer. Facilities include full-size gymnasiums, the 5,000 sq. ft. Gibbs Family Center for Innovation + Design, the 500-seat Solomon Theater, the Merrick Art Center, the Peyton Student Center, indoor swimming pool, lighted football field, all-weather track, and outdoor classroom spaces.

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

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

Theater camps in New Orleans

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mount Carmel Academy

Day Camps for girls in New Orleans

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 7-July 2 and campers can choose to attend by the week. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and afternoon sessions are from 1 – 4 p.m. Camp is divided into two sections: junior camps for girls entering grades 2-4 and specialty camps for girls entering grades 5-8. Registration opens March 16.

Camp Ages :: Girls entering grades 2-8

Camp Costs :: $80-$110 per weekly session; $35 registration fee per child, $40 per child after May 1. Morning care (8-9 a.m.) is free and aftercare (4-6 p.m.) is $40 per week or $10 per day.

Trinity Episcopal School

New Orleans Summer Camp

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

Camp Age :: 15 months – 14 years

Camp Cost :: Camp prices vary based on session. Registration opens February 1, 2021.

St. George's Episcopal School

a summer day camp for children ages twelve months through rising third grade

Spend your summer at St. George’s Episcopal School’s Dragon Camp, a summer day camp for children ages twelve months through rising third grade. Dragon Camp provides exciting and engaging programming including a variety of small group, whole group and outside water play activities that prioritize the health and wellbeing of our campers. With St. George’s Early Childhood teachers on staff, Dragon Camp students receive access to project-based learning that focuses on the interests of the children in each classroom, as well as creative free play in a safe and caring environment. Registration opens to the New Orleans community on January 22.

Camp Ages :: 12 months – 3rd grade

Camp Costs :: Information is available on the website

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans

French Camp New Orleans

At Le camp d’été, we offer an incredible range of programs, all infused with French immersion, for two (*potty-trained required*) through twelve-year-olds. With a decade of day camp experience, we know exactly how to provide a safe and enriching experience for all campers. Located at our recently renovated campus in Uptown New Orleans, Le camp d’été is the perfect environment for children to spend their summer. No French background required.

Camp Ages :: 2 years (potty trained) to 12 years old

Camp Cost :: TBD

Little Red School House

Camp for three year olds New Orleans

Little Red Schoolhouse of Metairie is a fully equipped preschool and includes three toddler wings, two art rooms, library, large indoor playrooms, 1500 sq. ft. gym and nine classrooms. The outdoor shaded playground is 10,000 sq. ft. Camp hours are from 9:00 – 3:00, and they also offer before and after school camp care. Summer camp activities include special character visits, arts and crafts, snoballs, music and storytime, indoor play, gym and outdoor activities. This Summer we welcome visits from JoJo the magician, Pony tales, Woody and Jessie, Goldilocks, Soccer Shots, Cinderella and more! We offer summer camp for children ages 3-6. Children must be 3 by June.

Camp Ages :: 3-6

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

Ursuline Academy

Ursuline Academy presents “Camp U: A Camp for Every Girl.” Camp U offers a variety of classes for girls to mix and match – allowing them the opportunity to explore their interests and talents. At Ursuline, girls find the confidence to challenge themselves beyond academics and explore who they want to be. Rising Toddler 3 through 7th grade girls will have the chance to explore everything from STEM to soccer, singing to ceramics, and acting to sewing.

Camp Ages :: Rising toddler 3 through 7th grade

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

Archbishop Rummel Summer Day Camp

Archbishop Rummel is gearing up for its 50th Annual Summer Day Camp! Our summer camp is open to boys and girls ages 5-12 and 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.” Parents may purchase packages by-the-week or choose from a discounted seven-week package. Registration is available and will open in late February 2020. Once allotted spots are filled, registration will be closed.

Ages :: Boys and girls ages 5-12

Costs :: See website for more details

Archbishop Chapelle High School’s Acorn & Summer Camp

Camp for elementary and middle school girls in New Orleans

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 summer camp 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 7-July 2 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.. FREE before care! 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! Registration opens March 1, 2021.

Camp Ages :: Acorn Camp is open to girls entering 1st-3rd grade. Summer Camp is open to girls entering 4th-7th grade.

Camp Cost :: See website for more information.

Young Rembrandts

Summer Workshops for kids in New Orleans

Young Rembrandts offers On-site Field Trips For Your Summer Camp! Week-long Workshops or Weekly Lessons. Workshops are a 5 day event 2.5 – 3 hours each day and are great for creating a specialty week at your summer camp. Weekly lessons are 1 hour each day, with a new lesson each week. We provide a trained instructor and all supplies.Book us now for your summer camp!

Credit Cards, Loans and Investing for Teens

Summer class for teens on credit cards, investing and loans

Students follow the money and reveal the power of compound interest over time. Learn what happens after a year of adding $50/month to your credit card balance. Explore the details of paying off a college loan…Contact me now to reserve your summer slot.


Music and dance camp New Orleans

Are you ready to have a blast this Summer? Join the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts for a Summer of Music, Dance, & FUN! Choose from over 40 instrumental, vocal, dance, and performing arts programs to explore! Camps are held in Harahan and Mandeville for ages 5-16.

Mind + Body Boot Camp

Yoga camp New Orleans

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

Camp Northlake

Christian Camp Options In and around New Orleans

Camp Northlake is the place to be this summer! Children entering Kindergarten – 6th grade will make new friends, reconnect with old friends, and learn about Jesus from the awesome Camp Staff! It is sure to be unforgettable!!!! Spots are limited!


Science camp New Orleans

GNO STEM’s weeklong Hands-On STEM Summer Camp sessions explore robotics, coding, space, computer science, and more! Students have fun while developing critical reasoning, analytical thinking, problem-solving, leadership, and team building skills. Plus, campers meet local STEM professionals who help them understand how to match their interests in math or science with a variety of promising and lucrative STEM careers.

Camp Cabrini

New Orleans Camps for Boys and Girls

This summer, Find Yourself at Cabrini! Camp Cabrini offers five fun-filled, weeklong sessions and a variety of daily activities – robotics, fishing, arts and crafts, dance and cheer, outdoor play, cooking, and so much more! Plus, explore your interests and passion with performing arts, volleyball, basketball, and soccer workshops. Cabrini camps are geared to boys and girls entering grades 1 – 7.

Excite All Stars

gymnastics camp New Orleans

At Excite our campers get All A’s: ARTS, ACADEMICS, & ATHLETICS. Fun Menu: Canoeing, Archery, VBS, Zumba, Golf, Soccer, Rookie Rugby, Female Empowerment, Piyo, Tai Chi, Dance, Drama, Ultimate Frisbee, Creative & Media Arts, Leadership Curriculum, STEAM Engagements, Excite Olympics, Entrepreneur & Service Projects, Fitness & Nutrition, Full Body Gaming and weekly field trips. Ages: 6 to 15 years.

Kehoe-France Camp

New Orleans camps with swimming options

Kehoe-France Camp is celebrating its 71st summer camp season this year for children 8 weeks thru 13 years old. Our camp program includes swimming instruction each day for campers 4 years and older, tennis, archery, field sports, ceramics, arts and crafts, computers and much more on our picturesque 14 acre campus.

Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Drawing and Animation Camp

Looking to immerse yourself in the world of animation and video games? Join Academy of Interactive Entertainment at one of our week-long Summer Camps for ages 12-18! Our camps will teach you the programs used in Video Game Art and Design and Game Programming. Participants learn about software and basic techniques used in the industry.

Code Ninjas

Coding camps in NOLA

Kids have fun, parents see results! We are excited to announce our 2020 Summer Camp Season! Summer Camps are going to take place starting May 25th and end July 31st; each week is going to have a Morning (9-12) and Afternoon (1-4) camp. The camp options are to include: Snap it Together, Beginning JavaScript, Game Builders Club, Browse and Build, Storytelling in Scratch, Hack Attack, and Program and Play in Python.

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


  1. STEM course was extremely helpful and informative. The course quizzes were based on topics raised in the lectures and readings, which themselves were quite engaging, and enabled me to gain proper basic knowledge about how stem cells are studied and used to create disease treatments. The prospect of future development of treatment of macular degeneration and the ethical panel discussion as exceptionally fun to watch and learn about.


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