When summer in the Crescent City heats up and parents can no longer take the sounds of video games and drum practice, there is no better relief than summer camp. New Orleans area schools and educational centers provide a variety of day camps to fit the needs of practically any child. Whether your young ones want to learn Louisiana cooking, build model rockets, brave the heat for rounds of basketball or write their own play, the possibilities are as endless as snowball flavors. Many camps even offer academic programs to ensure that those algebra skills don’t wash away with the rain and humidity. So relax and leave the summer educating and entertaining to the counselors at these local day camps.

Academy of the Sacred Heart
–    Girls ages 3-9
–    Three sessions 9 a.m.-3 p.m., half-day toddler sessions 9 a.m.-12 p.m. June 11-22, June 20 – July 6, July 9-20
–    Before and after care available
–    Regular session $350, toddler $250
–    Activities include swimming, dance, arts & crafts, cheerleading and fieldtrips.
Contact 269-1230 or ashsummercamp@yahoo.com

Arden Cahill Academy’s Camp Corral
–    Ages 4-14
–    Sessions run June 11-29, July 2-20 and July 23-Aug. 10. Mini-sessions available
    June 4-8 and Aug. 13-17, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
–    $300 for three-week session and $100 for mini-session
–    Before and after care available
–    Activities include horseback riding, swimming, fishing, boating, optional study camp, arts, theater and boating.
Contact 392-0902 or
www.ardencahillacademy.com

Audubon Zoo
–    Ages 4-10
–    Zoo Camp and Zoo Explorers Camp, campers can attend one to eight week-long
sessions from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, 1st Session June 4-8, final session July 30-Aug. 3
–    $151 a week for Audubon Members, $176 for non-members
–    Before and after care available.
–    Activities include arts & crafts, animal encounters and plenty of wild fun in the zoo.
Contact 861-5103, online registration available.

Brother Martin Summer Camp
–    Ages 5-12th grades, depending on program
–    Four-day sessions June 4 – July 13, times vary with program
–    $85-$150 depending on program, group-rates available
–    Programs include basketball, wrestling and soccer camps.
Contact 281-1561

Camp Cabrini
–    Students entering grades 4-8
–    Weekdays 9 a.m.–3 pm., June 4-15
–    $100 per week
–    Activities include dance, drama, swimming, sports and multimedia production.
–    No registration deadline, however space is
    limited to 45 campers.
Contact 452-1004.

Camp Care-a-lot at St. Paul’s Episcopal School
–    Ages 4-12
–    Weekdays June 4-Aug. 3, 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
–    Before and after care available
–    Activities include swimming, games, arts & crafts, sports, field trips and optional chess, karate and performing arts.
–    Registration fee $55
Contact 304-8314 or
campcarealot@bellsouth.net

Contemporary Arts Center
–    Ages 6-14
–    July 16–Aug. 10, one-week sessions, come for as many as you would like,
     9 a.m.-3 p.m.
–    $140 per week with a one time purchase of a $55 family membership
–    Before and after care available.
–    Activities include theater, dance, music and visual arts.
Contact 528-3805, www.cacno.org, mlamb@cacno.org

Country Day Creative Arts Camp
–    Students entering 2nd grade through 13 years
–    June 18–July 20, Mon.–Thurs. 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
–    $1,1000 before April 1, $1,200 after
–    Before and after care available.
–    Activities focus on creative arts.
Contact 849-3188

Cottonwood Institute
–    Students ages 14-18, and adults
–    June 12-17, June 25- July 1, July 8–14, July 22–28, Aug. 8–14, Aug. 23-26.
–    $950 to $1,050 a week
–    The Cottonwood Institute, located in Denver Co., offers a blend of adventure, wilderness survival and environmental service. High school and college credit available. Courses this summer: Essential survival skills, horse caretaker program, Stone Age survival skills, Wildland Firefighter Project, endangered wolves and animal tracking, and Mt. Harvard volunteer project.
Contact Ford Church at 303/447-1076, www.cottonwoodInstitute.org,
info@cottonwoodinstitute.org

De La Salle High School
–    Students ages 7-12
–    June 4-July 13. 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
–    $600 for 6 weeks
–    Before and after care available.
–    Activities include swimming, skating, bowling, sports, arts & crafts.
Contact 895-5717, ext. 139.

Ecole Bilingue
–    Students ages 3 – 11
–    Weekdays 8:30 a.m. – 3 :30 p.m., register for 2 week sessions or the full 8 weeks, sessions run from June 11- Aug. 3.
–    $360 for 2 weeks, $659 for 4 weeks, $958 for 6 weeks, $1,260 for 8 weeks
–    Before and after care available.
–    Activities include theater, art, sports, games, cooking; activities conducted in both French and English, beginners welcome.
Contact 568-0770, or register via fax
566-1108 or email afno@af-neworleans.org.

Jewish Community Center
–    Age 21 months to students entering 8th grade
–    Weekdays, June 11-Aug. 3, 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., 4, 6 and 8 week sessions, and
    mini-camp sessions, 4-week sessions
–    4-week sessions at $515, 6-week sessions at $775 and 8-week sessions at $1,036
–    Before and after care available.
–    Activities include Red Cross Instructional Swimming, art, music, drama, field trips,
    overnight trips for older kids.
Contact Uptown 897-0143, Metairie 887-5158.

Kehoe France Northshore Day Camp
–    Ages 2 – 13
–    Sessions June 18 – July 27 for two-week sessions, Mon. – Fri. 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
–    $310 per 2-week session or $870 for all sessions, ages 2-3, Mon. – Wed. – Fri.; $240 per 2-week session, $670 for all sessions.
–    Transportation available for $175 per session or $500 for all sessions
–    Activities include swimming, sports, nature trails, games, arts & crafts and more.
Contact 985/892-4415, Kehoe Southshore 733-0472. Applications available at
www.kehoe-france.com.

Louisiana Children’s Museum
–    Ages 5-8
–    Sessions June 4-Aug. 17, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. each day
–    $135 per week for LCM members and $145 per week for non-members, space is limited.
–    Before and after care are available.
–    Session themes include Abracadabra Magic Camp, Taste of Louisiana Cooking Camp,  Theater and Puppet Camp, and Building Blocks Construction Camp. Art camps run from June 18- Aug. 3 and include Creative Arts Summer Camp and Imagining Mars.
Contact 586-0725 ext. 212 or jcollins@lcm.org
for Art Camp, or 586-0725, ext. 200
or drobert@lcm.org for other programs.

Loyola Sports Camp
–    Students ages 5th–6th grades
–    Session 1: June 18-June 29; Session 2: July 2 – July 13 (closed July 4); Session 3: July 16-July 27. All camp days will be 8:45a.m.-3:15 p.m.
–    Sessions 1 & 3: Member $225, non -member $260; Session 2: Member $205, non-member $235. There is a $75 deposit for each session, which will be applied to the tuition.
–    Before and after care available.
–    Activities may include basketball, football, soccer, kickball, whiffleball, and other
recreational games. Swimming and arts & crafts have instructors and will be offered daily. Special days in each session may include movie days, snowballs and spacewalks.
Contact 864-7539

Isidore Newman School Summer Session
–    Ages 3–entering 12th grade
–    3 sessions for 2 weeks, June 4-15, June 18-29, July 2-13, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
–    Cost varies depending on activity.
–    No before and after care.
–    Programs include science, reading, cooking, art, athletics, driver’s education, film history, chess camp, puppetry and computer classes.
Contact 896-6348,
www.newmanschool.org/life/programs/summer.asp

Riverview Camp for Girls
–    Girls ages 6–16
–    Short term: June 3 – 8, $1,065 (More dates available. Call for information.). Long Term:
    June 1 –22, June 24–July 6, July 8–20,
    July 22–Aug. 3, $1,970.
–    Activities at this camp located in Mentone, Ala., include horseback riding, arts & crafts, tennis, canoeing, golf, archery, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, chorus and drama, swimming, riflery, gymnastics and more.
Contact 800/882-0722,
www.riverviewcamp.com

St. George’s Episcopal School’s Castletree
–    Ages 4 – entering grade 6
–    Sessions run from June 11-29 and July 9-27, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
–    $550 per three-week session.
–    Before and after care available
–    Activities include sports, dance, art, water games, field trips, drama
    and science.
Contact 891-5509, ext. 151

St Martin’s Episcopal School
–    Ages 2-12
–    Sessions run weekdays May 29 – June 15, June 18-28 and July 2-20, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
–    Before and after care available.
–    Activities include arts & crafts, drama, swimming and more.
Contact 736-9925

St. Mary’s Dominican Dominicamp

–    Girls entering grades 6-9
–    June 4-22, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
–    $200 per week or $575 for three weeks.
–    Activities include dance, sports, drama, academics, photography, arts & crafts,
    creative writing, and separate sessions for specific sports and activities.
Contact 865-9401

Stuart Hall
–    Ages 3-10
–     June 4-22 and June 25-July 13, 9 a.m.– 2 p.m.; half-day sessions 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
–    $400 per session, $300 per half-day session
–    After care available.
–    Activities include water slides, arts & crafts, sports, karate, movies and performing arts.
Contact 861-1954


Trinity Episcopal School

–    Students in grades 1-7
–    June 4 – June 29, each session Monday to Friday
–    Weekly camp fees are $140 plus a one time $10 registration fee.
–    Camps include: 3-Dimensional/Computer; Creative Arts; Cheerleading/Dance;
    Knitting/Crafts; International Cooking & Cuisine; Etiquette/Manners; Sports/Recreation; and Model Rocketry.
Contact 525-8661 ext. #347

Tulane Ripples Camp

–    Ages 4-14
–    Two 4-week sessions, weekdays, June 4-29 and July 2-27, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
–    $1,000 per session, $900 for Reily Student Recreation Center members
–    Before and after care available.
–    Activities include archery, team sports, music, swimming, field trips, horseback riding, rock climbing and more.
–    Priority registration for Reily members, Tulane employees and returning campers.
Contact 865-5170, 865-5431,
www.ripplescamp.com

Ursuline “Ursu-lions” Camp
–    Girls entering grades 1-8
–    Sessions June 18-22 for grades 1-4 and
    June 25-29 for grades 5-8, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
– $125 per session
–    Activities include arts & crafts, cooking, drama,computers and fitness.
Contact 212-6880