These Camps and Schools may be Just What your Family Seeks

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Academy of the Sacred Heart

This summer, kids everywhere are looking for fun with friends. What better way to keep them entertained and on a path to success than summer camp—schools across the city are opening their doors, fields, labs, and stages for activities of all kinds. From arts to academics and athletics, your child can explore a variety of interests while making friends and exerting some stored energy from a year in the home. Camps welcome students in a variety of ages, from toddlers to teens, and sessions differ from day camps to several-week sessions. Meanwhile, schools are always preparing for what the next school year brings, the influx of current students and the open houses that inform future ones. Keep your child on a path to a bright future with a summer and schoolyear rooted in learning and exploring. The following camps and schools may be just what your family seeks.  

Summer Camps

Ecole Bilingue

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. No French background is required. This year, Ecole Bilingue is excited to bring back many of its campers’ favorite activities, all infused with French lessons and the culture 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. 

Arden Cahill Academy

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, spacious indoor and outdoor environment where children continue to grow and develop during the summer months. 

Recently voted the #1 Summer Camp in New Orleans by Gambit Weekly readers, Camp Corral offers 10 themed weeks of on-campus activities such as horseback riding, swimming, art, theater and pretend play, sports, game room, petting farm, archery, riflery, laptop lounge, STEAM lab and much more. Space, Dinosaur and Adventure week are always a hit, while blue and white days, rodeos, theatre productions, and the overnight camp “in” are not to be missed. Language Arts and Math academic enrichments classes are offered as session options.

Camp Corral (for ages 3-14) is conveniently located in Gretna, 10 minutes from the GNO Bridge. For more information or to register now, visit Camp Corral online at ArdenCahillAcademy.com.

Mount Carmel Academy (MCA)

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 7 – July 2. 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 16.

Please visit MCACubs.com to register, and get ready for a fun-filled summer at MCA. 

Kehoe-France

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 four years and older, daily toddler water play activities, tennis and tennis lessons, field sports, ceramics, arts and 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 (if allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions). Lunch service is offered for an additional fee. Camp is offered for six-week (June 7 -July 16) or eight-week (June 7 – July 30) sessions. To learn more, call 504-733-0472 or visit Kehoe-France online on Facebook or at kehoe-france.com. Kehoe-France School is located at 720 Elise Avenue in Metairie.

Ursuline Academy

Ursuline Academy’s Camp U is truly a camp for every girl. Girls from rising Toddler 3 through rising seventh grade have the opportunity to enjoy activities in both STEM and the arts while building friendships and making memories of a lifetime. Ursuline’s innovative environment inspires girls to explore hands-on projects with their interests in mind and keeps them engaged with challenging concepts. Ursuline believes in every girl—the school always has and always will, giving girls the opportunities to discover who they want to be.

The Academy promises to provide a safe, fun environment while following all COVID-related guidelines. Through fun teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving, campers will explore innovative STEM projects as well as art, singing, cooking, decorating, baking, sewing, creative writing, music, water play, and much more. 

Learn more about Ursuline Academy’s Camp U at uanola.org/camp-u or by emailing summercamp@uanola.org. For more information on Ursuline Academy, visit go.uanola.org.

Academy of the Sacred Heart

Come Camp with the Krewe at Sacred Heart, a fun-filled camp for girls and boys ages 1-13. Campers enjoy a wide variety of festive summer activities and enrichment opportunities every day. Visual and performing arts, sports, water fun, music, cheer, competitive games, yoga, fitness and lots more—there’s something for everyone.

Lunch is included in tuition, and after-care is available for all camps, which take place June 14 through July 30, 2021. All programs are directed by experienced, qualified, and dedicated faculty and staff. For more information on summer camp and the school, visit ashrosary.org/summer or call 504-269-1230.

Looking Ahead to the Schoolyear

Jewish Community Day School 

Celebrating its 25th year, Jewish Community Day School of Greater New Orleans (JCDS) balances challenging academics with an enriching Jewish Studies program for children in Preschool through 6th Grade. At JCDS, each child is seen and each child is valued. With the benefit of small classes and differentiated instruction, kids find themselves meeting challenges that they never before thought themselves capable of tackling. 

Now more than ever, understanding the interconnectedness of the world is essential to preparing students for adulthood. By learning about Jewish identity and history, by learning about each person’s duty to make the world a better place (Tikkun Olam), and by participating in a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, JCDS graduates become better critical thinkers, better advocates for themselves, and better advocates for others. Alumni leave prepared to continue the scholarship, service, and leadership that have been the hallmark of the Jewish community of New Orleans for nearly 300 years.   

Please email admissions@jcdsnola.org to schedule your in-person or virtual tour.

University Montessori School

University Montessori School is dedicated to the Montessori philosophy and method of education, devoting itself to the total child—his or her emotional, social, intellectual, and physical well-being. There are two classrooms: a 20-month to 3-year-old class and a 3- to 6-year-old class. In combining age groups, the children develop a sense of community. Younger children teach older children patience, empathy and competency, while older children practice leadership by helping younger children. The child has the opportunity to progress at his or her own rate and reach the full potential carried within. 

University Montessori School is also a nature inspired school—the children enjoy time connecting with the earth in the school’s verdant outdoors. The school is located at 7508 Burthe Street in New Orleans. For more information, call 504-865-1659 or visit umsnola.org.

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