There’s lots to look forward to this summer, including the return of in-person camps! As many parents get back to working in the office, summer camps across New Orleans are eager to open up their doors for a summer of hands-on learning and enrichment. With the school year’s end drawing closer, get a head start on checking childcare and entertainment off the list with New Orleans’ diverse camp options. Attending creative camps allow children to explore unique, creative outlets, hone new skills, or take advantage of free time to develop existing artistic passions. Children and teens may opt instead to attend camp at schools or cultural centers around the city. Unburdened by the pressure of grades and assignments, campers can dive deeper into subjects they’re drawn to throughout the school year. Meanwhile, take a glimpse at what the next school year has in store. Browse a few of New Orleans’ many camp options to start planning out the summer fun. 


Summer Camps

Ecole Bilingue 

Summer day camp at Ecole Bilingue explores an incredible range of programs infused with French immersion. Campers young as two (*must be potty trained) and up to twelve explore the world through music, theater, cooking, and water play at EB. Our campus is the perfect environment for a safe and enriching summer experience. The EB summer camp runs throughout June and July. Registration opens March 15. No French background required.

For more information or to register, visit ebnola.net/camp.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art Summer Camps

Join Ogden Museum of Southern Art this summer for in-person art camps! Small, specialized camps give kids grades 2-12 the chance to learn photography, painting, printmaking, and fashion design from professional artists. Camps include Fine Art FUNdamentals, Eco-Fashion: A Movement and Design Camp, and Photography Camp. Proof of vaccination or negative PCR test required. Visit ogdenmuseum.org/summercamps to learn more about each camp and register. Contact education@ogdenmuseum.org or (504) 539-9608 with questions.

River Ridge School of Music and Dance 

Join us for a summer of music, dance and fun at Summer Camp! Sign up for 1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks this July – beginners to music and dance are welcome! Students ages 5-14 choose from over 40 instrumental, vocal and dance programs to explore. Each week concludes with a concert for parents and guests. Camps are held at both the River Ridge School of Music & Dance in Harahan and Mandeville School of Music &Dance on the Northshore (105 Campbell Ave. #3 Mandeville (985) 674-2992). Only 25 campers accepted each week to maximize social distancing and faculty-student interaction, so reserve your spot today! Learn more at laapa.com/camp. 

 

Higher Education

University of Holy Cross 

A fully accredited Catholic university in New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 1,200 students. With 154 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, students enjoy a personalized academic experience on an active campus where they’re encouraged to explore spiritual values and pursue service opportunities. Some of the university’s most distinctive programs are in Business, Education, Counseling, Healthcare and Arts & Sciences. Visit uhcno.edu to learn more.