Camps entail all the best things about school but without all the homework, testing, and stress. Every summer, kids across New Orleans get an opportunity to home in on their particular interests and explore their talents—and the world—in a relaxed learning environment designed to engage and entertain. Now’s the time to start checking out the options for your camper at the area’s various schools, organizations, and institutions.
Creative camps offer young artists more training in the arts and music, while sports camps help young athletes develop foundational skills. Science camps may take a fresh look at nature and the environment, while cooking and sewing camps teach youngsters how to be self-sufficient and creative. Language and cultures are also ripe for exploration and enlarge the world around us.
The following summer camps are a few of the many options that abound locally for parents this year.
Make it a shining, fun-filled summer at Sacred Heart Summer Camp for girls and boys. For ages 1-13, Sacred Heart offers a wide variety of festive, fun summer camps and enrichment opportunities in academics, athletics, and the arts.
Arts, sports, water fun, math, cheer, competitive games, yoga, fitness, track and field, Jump Start, and the ever-popular theater camp provide something for everyone. Lunch is included in tuition, and before- and after-care are available for all camps, which take place June 1 through July 17, 2020.
For more information on summer camp and the school, visit ASHRosary.org/summer or call 504-269-1230.
This summer, Ursuline Academy is offering several exciting camp options for all girls rising toddler 3 through seventh 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 to become an innovator through fun teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving at Camp Invention. For your little artist, singer or craftswoman, Camp Create offers art, singing, cooking, decorating, baking, sewing, creative writing, music, ceramics and more. For the athletes, there’s Camp of Champions, led by district- and state-winning coaches and former college athletes, which includes basketball, soccer, softball, running, and volleyball. Camp of Champions offers a one- or two-sport day as well as half-day options. Returning this year to Camp U is Super Week, a fun week of field trips.
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.
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 1-26. 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.
Broadway Theatre Connection (BTC) presents a five-day Musical Theatre Intensive with Broadway’s finest mentors July 27th- July 31st at The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. 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 a limited number guests to the view the classes during the week.
Broadway Theatre Connection’s faculty is comprised of currently working professionals 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 2020.
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.
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 production, sports, game room, petting farm, laptop lounge, academic enrichment classes, field day, 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, 2020). 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 26 – June 26 and Session 2 dates are June 29 – July 31 with an option for weekly rates.
For more information or to register now, visit Camp Corral online at ArdenCahillAcademy.com.
This summer, LCM Camp is inspired by its new museum and new home in City Park. All camps include a balance of museum exploration and theme-based learning. Each session’s theme ties into one or more of the Louisiana Children’s Museum’s impact areas: Environmental Education, Health & Wellness, Arts & Culture, and Literacy.
Louisiana Children’s Museum summer camps run $325 per week for non-members and $275 per week for members. Camps are designed for children ages 4 to 5 and 6 to 8. Choose from eleven weeks of themed camps from May 26 through August 7. Camp is held daily from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Before- and after care are also available for an additional fee. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
To register or learn more about LCM summer camps, visit LCM.org/Camps or call 504-523-1357.
At iD Tech’s summer tech camps held at Tulane University, kids and teens of all skill levels discover coding, AI, machine learning, film, robotics, and game design, developing the in-demand skills needed to compete at top “Silicon Bayou” startups like Lucid, LookFar, zlien, Kickboard, and more. For over 20 years, iD Tech has guaranteed small class sizes, the best tech-savvy staff, and a forward-thinking curriculum that produces stunning results.
Give your child the opportunity this year to learn from a tech rockstar—iD Tech recruits the same carefully vetted talent sought by companies like Google, Apple, EA, and Disney. Tuition includes access to the most innovative software and hardware, classes of 10 or fewer students, the opportunity to stand out to colleges and employers through The iD Tech Pathway™, iD Tech diploma and certification, 12 online iD Master Classes, and more.
When you want the best, it’s iD Tech or nothing. For more information on iD Tech’s summer tech camps and to view prices, courses, and dates, visit idtech.com.