Everything’s more fun in the summertime—even school! As children make the transition between grades, summer camps offered by local schools offer an exciting way to continue learning and growing without the rigidness of daily homework and stressful testing. From sleuthing as a detective to practicing the art of fashion design, playing tennis, or conducting science experiments, camps offer countless ways to engage your child’s mind and senses with fun projects, events, and activities. Not only do summer camps help children continue to develop their skills, camps also help parents retain some time to themselves. Take a look at the variety of offerings from area schools and prepare your child for exciting summer adventures with a healthy dose of education, too.
Arden Cahill Academy 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, spacious indoor and outdoor environment where children continue to play, explore, grow and develop during the summer months.
Voted the #1 Summer Camp in New Orleans by Gambit Weekly readers for two consecutive years, Camp Corral offers two sessions that are comprised of 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 6 – July 1. 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/camp to register, and get ready for a fun-filled summer at MCA.
At Ecole Bilingue, the fun continues after the school year with EB Camps, 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, EB Camps offer 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 EB Camps today. For this information and more, visit ebnola.net or call 504-896-4500.
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.
Get ready for a fun-filled summer at Kehoe-France, where the school is celebrating its 74th 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). Camp is offered for five-week (June 6 -July 8) or nine-week (June 6 – August 5) 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.
Louisiana Children’s Museum
The Louisiana Children’s Museum offers fun educational experiences for children ages 4-8 all summer long. Designed by educators, all camps include engaging learning experiences in literacy, science and nature, math, and the arts with structured and supervised exploration indoors and outdoors on our beautiful 8.5 acres in the heart of City Park.
Theme weeks include Studio in the Oaks, Life on the Lagoon, Museum Mysteries, Mississippi Mud Pies, Aspiring Architects, Roots and Shoots, Life on the Lagoon, Music Makers, Backyard Birding, Doodle Bugs and Squirmy Worms, Take A Line for a Walk, and Let’s Get Moving.
Camps run May 31 – August 5 Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Before care and aftercare are available for an additional fee and run 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.; 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Camp ages: 4 – 8 years old. For more details and registration visit lcm.org. Registration opens March 7.