Summers are supposed to be fun, and while school may not sound like fun to every kid, plenty of schools in New Orleans offer fun ways to stay entertained, active, and excited during the summer season with summer camps. From exploring the outdoors to fostering a talent and furthering academic pursuits, camps are offered in just about every area of interest a child could imagine. Singing, dancing and acting will delight future stars, while sports camps increase athleticism through competitive exercise. Creative thinkers and tinkerers will enjoy activities in robotics, coding, and inventing while crafty young ones pursue art, baking, sewing, and building. Camps are open to children of all ages across New Orleans, and parents are welcoming the reprieve from entertaining the kids at home. Peruse the following offerings from area schools and organizations for the upcoming summer season now, and you’ll be prepared with plans in place when summer rolls around.
Have a “whale” of a summer on the 12-acre country campus of Arden 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 productions, sports, game room, petting farm, laptop lounge, academic enrichment classes, field days, dances, fishing, water slide, bounce house, overnight camp "in", archery, riflery, STEAM lab, discovery and much more.
Campers ages 3-14 are welcome to attend (camper must turn 4 by Sept. 30). Conveniently located on the West Bank (10 minutes from the GNO Bridge), the camp runs 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with before and after care available. Hot lunches can be provided for an additional fee. Session 1 dates are May 28 - June 28 and Session 2 dates are July 1 - August 2 with an option for weekly rates.
For more information or to register now, visit Camp Corral online at ArdenCahillAcademy.com.
Broadway Theatre Connection (BTC) presents a five-day Musical Theatre Intensive July 30 - August 3 with Broadway’s finest mentors. BTC offers an exciting curriculum in Musical Theatre for young artists ages 8 to 18 years old who are interested in becoming well-rounded performers. Classes can include: Jazz, Theatre Dance, Tap, Voice, Acting a Song, Monologues and Sides, Original Broadway Choreography, and a Faculty Q+A. The students will have the opportunity to invite guests to view a portion of the curriculum presented during the Intensive at a showcase in Lupin Hall on NOCCA’s campus.
Broadway Theatre Connection’s faculty is comprised of professionals currently working in the theatre industry or a reputable college theatre program. Visit the BTC Facebook page for announcements about the BTC faculty members coming to New Orleans in 2019.
For acceptance to the Summer Intensive, Broadway Theatre Connection requires that a student have training in only one of the three disciplines of Musical Theatre: Dance, Acting, or Voice. No audition is required. Visit BroadwayTheatreConnection.com for details and registration. Space is limited and scholarships are available through the support and generosity of NOTA.
This summer, Ursuline Academy is offering several exciting camp options for all girls rising toddler 3 through eighth grade. Camp U: A Camp for Every Girl provides individualized camp programs with an emphasis on the subjects your camper loves most.
Empower your camper with fun challenges including creative problem solving, collaboration, and entrepreneurship through innovation with Camp Invention. For your little artist, singer or craftswoman, Camp Create offers art, singing, cooking, decorating, baking, sewing, creative writing, music, ceramics and more. Your shining star will have fun while gaining valuable performance skills in Camp Starstruck—playing improv games, learning about stage makeup, and rehearsing for the finale, Cinderella. For the athletes, there’s Camp of Champions lead by both district and state-winning coaches, as well as former college athletes and includes volleyball, softball, basketball, running, cheer, tennis and soccer.
Learn more about Ursuline Academy’s various camp options at uanola.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Get ready for a fun-filled summer at Kehoe-France, where the school is celebrating its 71st summer camp season! Kehoe-France Summer Camp in Metairie offers an amazing opportunity for boys and girls to enjoy a wide variety of enrichment activities. Kehoe-France’s camp program includes swimming instruction each day for campers 4 years and older, daily toddler water play activities, tennis and tennis lessons, field sports, ceramics, arts & crafts, computer games, in-house field trips including the Bug Mobile, guest performers and waterslides, and much more on the school’s picturesque 14-acre campus.
Campers ages 8 weeks to 13 years are welcome! Camp runs from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. with before and after care available. Lunch service is offered for an additional fee. Camp is offered for six (June 10-July 19) or eight (June 10-August 2) weeks. To learn more, call 504-733-0472 or attend a camp information session on Saturday, April 6th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Kehoe-France School is located at 720 Elise Avenue in Metairie.
The Louisiana Children’s Museum is the cool place to play this summer with weekly themed camps that explore science, food, fitness, architecture, and more. Voyage into space, create constellations, and explore the stars. Discover creatures large and small that inhabit Louisiana’s wetlands and design an imaginary swamp creature. Be a paleontologist and dig for fossils; and use math to measure ingredients to cook up tasty kitchen creations. Learning has never been more fun!
Louisiana Children’s Museum summer camps are $225 per week for members and $250 per week for non-members. Camps are designed for children ages 5-8. Choose from ten weeks of exciting camps May 28 -June 21. Camp is held daily from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Before- and after-care are also available for an additional weekly fee. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To register or learn more about LCM summer camps, visit LCM.org/Come-Play/Camps or call 504-523-1357.
At Ecole Bilingue, the fun continues after the school year with Le camp d’été, which offers an incredible variety of summer programs for children two (must be potty-trained) through twelve years old. This year, Ecole Bilingue is excited to bring back many of its campers’ favorite activities, all infused with French lessons and the cultural immersion the school is known for. With expert counselors and over a decade of day camps under its belt, Ecole Bilingue understands exactly how to provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience for all campers.
Located at Ecole Bilingue’s Uptown New Orleans campus with state-of-the-art facilities, Le camp d’été offers the perfect environment in which children can thrive all through the summer and straight into the school year.
Visit Ecole Bilingue’s website for a full list of dates, fees, and the form to enroll your child in Le camp d’été today. For this information and more, visit ebnola.net or call 504-896-4500.
Campers, join your friends this summer at Lusher Summer Arts and Innovation Camp. Taught by Lusher teachers, camp runs from June 3rd through June 14th at Lusher’s Freret campus.
The Arts Spark Camp (for rising 2nd-5th graders) and The Arts & Innovation Camp (for rising 6th-9th graders) are two unique camps designed to promote curiosity, creativity, and excitement on age-appropriate levels. Campers choose four classes from a variety of choices in areas such as Robotics, Improv, Coding, Design, Creative Writing, Karate, Photography, Film, Visual Art, Dance, Music, Claymation and more. Camp tuition is $500 for registered Lusher students and $550 for children attending other schools.
New Orleans’ highest performing K-12 public school, Lusher is a National Blue Ribbon School in partnership with Tulane University. The school offers a rigorous, interdisciplinary and college-focused curriculum. For more information on Lusher’s summer programs and other offerings visit LusherArtsandInnovation.com and LusherSchool.org.
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 runs June 3-28. Camp is divided into two sections: girls entering second through fourth grade and girls entering fifth through eighth grade. Morning sessions are 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., and afternoon sessions are 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Camp classes are led by Mount Carmel faculty members with assistance from their students. A lunch program is offered and before and after care are also available. Registration opens March 12. Please visit MCACubs.com to register, and get ready for a fun-filled summer at MCA.
Make it a shining, fun-filled summer at Sacred Heart Summer Camp for girls and boys. For ages 1-13, Sacred Heart is excited to offer a wide variety of festive, fun summer camps and enrichment opportunities in academics, athletics, and the arts.
Arts, sports, water fun, math, cheerleading, Jump Start, and the ever-popular theater camp provide something for everyone. Don't miss the return of Creative Choice for Middle School featuring dance, music, baking, arts, fitness, yoga, sports, track 'n' field and more.
Lunch is included in tuition, and before and after care are available for all camps, which take place June 10 through July 26, 2019. For more information on summer camp and the school, visit ashrosary.org/summer or call 504-269-1230.
Take advantage of the spring and early summer months to acquaint yourself with Jefferson Parish’s rising elementary through high school, Young Audiences Charter School. Young Audiences’ research shows that students in arts programs are more likely to have improved grades, better test scores, and lower dropout rates. Additionally, the arts foster creativity, organization, and collaboration, and help students understand cultural identities. With over fifty years experience in arts education, Young Audiences Charter School integrates an arts-based curriculum reflective of this research in a creative, nurturing, and challenging academic environment for all students.
Young Audiences Charter School is a tuition-free, open enrollment charter for all residents of Jefferson Parish. For the 2019-20 school year, it is enrolling Jefferson Parish students entering Kindergarten through 9th grade. The school will add a grade a year until it is K-12 in 2023. Currently, building of a new state-of-the-art campus is underway for 6-12 grades at 1000 Burmaster Street.
Enrolled and accepted students may attend Young Audiences’ summer camp in June. All Kindergarten students may attend at no cost.
For more information, visit yacharterschool.org or call 504-304-6332.
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