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New Orleans Summer Camp Guide 2014 

Programs to keep children active and interested all summer long

click to enlarge Arts and crafts is among the varied offerings at Academy of the Sacred Heart Camp.

Arts and crafts is among the varied offerings at Academy of the Sacred Heart Camp.

Adult camps

Loyola Prep Arts: Adult Beginner Piano Camp
6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 885-3627; cmfa.loyno.edu/prep-arts
Ages: 16-up, boys and girls
Dates: Wednesdays, June 4-Aug. 13
This beginner class offers adults basic piano instruction.
Cost: $140 ($120 with registration before May 15)

Loyola Prep Arts: Adult Beginner Voice Camp
Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave. (504) 865-3627; www.cmfa.loyno.edu/prep-arts
Ages: 16 and older
Dates: Tuesdays June 3-July 22
This voice class meets on Tuesday nights and covers breathing, posture, vowels and stage presence. It's good for beginning and experienced singers and public speakers.
Cost: $150

click to enlarge A child makes a work of art at the Young Adult Summer Art Workshop at New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio.
  • A child makes a work of art at the Young Adult Summer Art Workshop at New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio.


General/Varied offerings

Academy of the Sacred Heart Camp
4521 St. Charles Ave., (504) 269-1230; www.ashrosary.org
Ages: Toddlers through ninth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-July 25
The camp offers drama, sports, ceramics, arts and crafts and academic enrichment.
Cost: $200 per week, $695 per session

Arden Cahill Academy's Camp Corral
3101 Wall Blvd., Gretna, (504) 392-0902; www.ardencahillacademy.com
Ages: 3-14, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 8
Camp Corral sits on 12 acres on the West Bank and offers horseback riding, swimming, art, theater, sports, games, a petting farm, fishing, dancing and other activities.
Cost: Varies

Camp Blessing
7301 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, (504) 304-8373
Ages: 3-8, boys and girls
Dates: May 27-July 18
The camp offers sports, games, crafts, field trips and water play alongside academic enrichment.
Cost: $130 per week, $75 registration

Camp Cabrini
1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193; www.cabrinihigh.com
Ages: First- through seventh-graders
Dates: June 2-28
The camp offers fishing, swimming, painting, sewing, cooking and drama in addition to recreational sports, field trips and special activities.
Cost: $130 per week, $50 registration

Camp Cricket at University Montessori School
7508 Burthe St., (504) 885-1659; www.umsnola.org
Ages: 2-6, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-Aug. 15
Types of programming and specialties offered at this series of half- and full-day weekly camps include water play, outdoor fun, art activities, inter-active building and geography.
Cost: $100-$210 weekly

Camp Jaguar
St. Francis Xavier, 215 Betz Place, Metairie, (504) 837-7806; www.stfrancisxavier.com
Ages: 3-11, boys and girls
Dates: May 28-July 25
The camp offers weekly field trips, swimming, indoor and outdoor play, karate, gymnastics, arts and crafts, Space Walks, sno-balls, theme days and more.
Cost: Hourly rates start at $4/hour

Camp Stanislaus
304 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis, Miss., (228) 467-9057; www.campstanislaus.com
Ages: 8-15, boys and girls
Dates: June 15-July 12
Campers water ski, sail and fish on the bay in front of St. Stanislaus High School. Archery, arts and crafts, swimming and other sports are offered. Campers can choose to live on campus or attend as day students.
Cost: $315-$2,400, depending on number of weeks and residency

Cardinal Camp
8012 Oak St., (504) 861-3743; www.standrewsepiscopalschool.org
Ages: Kindergartners through eighth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: Weekly sessions June 2-27
Activities include sports, music, arts, science, water play and field trips.
Cost: $225 per week

Castletree
St. George's Episcopal School, 923 Napoleon Ave., (504) 891-5509; www.castletree.net
Ages: 4-12, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-27 (Session 1) and July 7-25 (Session 2)
Grade-level groups explore indoor/outdoor recreation, arts and crafts, yoga and more. Half-day sessions are available for Ages: 4-5.
Cost: $700 per session full day; $550 per session half day

Christian Brothers Summer Camp
8 Friedrichs Ave., (504) 486-6770; www.cbs-no.org
Ages: Third- through seventh-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-July 18
Certified teachers lead courses in drama, math, art and study skills, and campers also play Laser Tag, golf and bowling and visit a museum.
Cost: $295 per two-week session

Crescent City Christian Summer Camp
4828 Utica St., Metairie, (504) 885-4700; www.ccchristian.net
Ages: 4-14, boys and girls
Dates: May 27-Aug. 1
Activities include swimming, movies and arts and crafts.
Cost: $150

De La Salle Sumer Camp
5300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-5777; www.delasallenola.com
Ages: Elementary and middle school, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-27
Half- and full-day options for various athletic, arts, sciences and critical-thinking camps.
Cost: Varies

DominiCamp
St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401, ext. 4129; www.stmarys- dominican.org
Ages: Fourth- through eighth-graders, girls
Campers will learn cooking, jewelry making, calligraphy and other crafts in addition to practicing math and science skills. Dance, drama, yoga and weekly detective mysteries are among activities.
Cost: $220 per week, $435 for two weeks and $620 for three weeks

Dragon Camp
St. George's Episcopal School, 923 Napoleon Ave., (504) 891-5509; www.castletree.net
Ages: 1-3, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-27 (Session 1) and July 7-25 (Session 2)
Activities including art, music and free play.
Cost: $400-$700, depending on number of days per week and full or half-day schedules

East Jefferson Family YMCA Summer Camp
6691 Riverside Drive, Metairie, (504) 888-9622; www.ymca-neworleans.org
Ages: 5-14, boys and girls
Dates: May 26-Aug. 15
Each weekly camp features a different theme through which campers explore a range of activities including sports, swimming, art, drama and field trips. There's also a teen camp for Ages: 12 to 14.
Cost: $155 ($130 for members), teen camp: $125 ($100 members)

Holy Cross Summer Camp for Boys and Girls
5500 Paris Ave., (504) 942-3100; www.holycrosstigers.com/summercamp
Ages: 4-12, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-20 (Session 1) and June 23-July 11 (Session 2)
Campers participate in a range of activities, from art and music to karate and cheerleading. The camp also offers swimming, and schedules field trips.
Cost: $420 per session or $165 per week; discounts for multiple campers

JCC Summer Day Camp
3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-5158; 5342 St. Charles Ave., (504) 897-0143; www.nojcc.org
Ages: 3-10, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-Aug. 1
There are four, six and eight-week sessions offering arts and crafts, sports, games, music, drama, science, swimming and, for older campers, weekly field trips and an overnight event each session.
Cost: $695-$1,550 depending on age and length of session

JCC Taglit Teen Camp
3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-5158; www.nojcc.org
Ages: Sixth- through eighth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-Aug. 1
Each week features a different theme, such as comic book design, adventure trips, costume design, wacky science, culinary delights and more. Campers work with specialists in the theme areas in the morning and in the afternoon can go swimming, play sports or have free time.
Cost: $290 per week (register for four weeks or more and get a discount)

Jesuit Day Camp
Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., (504) 486-6631; www.jesuitnola.org
Ages: 5-12, boys
Dates: June 2-20
Jesuit's day camp offers bowling, softball, kickball, picnics, flag football, field trips and other activities.
Cost: $375

Jumpin' for Joy Camp
St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401, ext. 4129; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: First- through fourth-graders, girls
Dates: June 2-20
Arts and crafts, music and word games are among activities offered.
Cost: $170 one week, $265 two weeks, $375 three weeks

Kidcam Camps
City Park, 1 Palm Drive; Timberlane Country Club, 1 Timberlane Drive, Gretna; Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie; Beach Club, 6000 Cleveland Place, Metairie; Woodlake Country Club, 82 Sequoia Drive, Kenner; Riverside Academy, 332 Railroad Ave., LaPlace; Jerusalem Shriner Center, 1940 Ormond Blvd., Destrehan; Pelican Park, 63350 Pelican Drive, Mandeville; Pinewood Country Club, 405 Country Club Blvd., Slidell; (877) 454-3226; www.kidcamcamps.com
Ages: 3-13, boys and girls
Dates: May 27-Aug. 1
Weekly sessions at the camp feature swimming, water slides, field trips, arts and crafts, science experiments, sports and more.
Cost: Prices vary per camp but range from $125-$175; receive a 10 percent off for registering for three or more weeks

Life of Christ Christian Academy
1851 N. Dorgenois St., (504) 945-5778; www.lifeofchristchristian- academy.com
Ages: 6-10, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 1
Campers take weekly field trips, do arts and crafts and learn computer and iPad skills as well as other academic lessons.
Cost: $130 per week

Lynn Meadows Discover Center
246 Dolan Ave., Gulfport, Miss., (228) 897-6309; www.lmdc.org
Ages: First- through sixth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 15
Campers explore local geography, American history, arts and cooking.
Cost: n/a

Memorial Baptist School Summer Camp
5701 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-0533; www.mbsmetairie.org/summer-camp
Ages: 5-12, boys and girls
Dates: June 6-Aug. 8
The camp has a swimming pool, an arcade room with pool tables, air hockey and other games and schedules weekly field trips.
Cost: $95 per week (three-week minimum); registration $25 single camper, $45 family

Mount Carmel Academy Summer Camp 2014
7027 Milne Blvd., (504) 288-7625, ext. 126; www.mcacubs.org
Ages: Second- through eighth-graders, girls
Dates: June 2-27
The camp offers a variety of activities in art, athletics, cheerleading, dance, theater, film, music and life skills.
Cost: $80-$100, depending on session

NORDC Youth Camps
Citywide, (504) 658-3000; www.nola.gov/nordc
Ages: 4-15, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-July 25
Campers perform in plays, swim, make art projects and play sports. Younger campers prepare for kindergarten and academic assistance and enrichment is provided to campers who need to brush up on school skills.
Cost: varies by location

Newman Summer Day Camp
1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6297; www.newmansummer.com
Ages: Pre-kindergartners through eighth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-27, July 7-25
Campers build their own schedules by choosing from a long list of activities including arts and crafts, sports and science. The camp is offered in two sessions: one lasts four weeks, the other three.
Cost: $1,111 for four-week session, $833 for three-week session

St. Edward Camp Eagle
4901 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-6353
Ages: 5-11, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-July 3
Campers engage in a host of activities.
Cost: $160 per week

St. Martin's Summer Experience — Lagniappe Camp
St. Martin's Episcopal School, 225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 733-0353; www.stmsaints.com/summer
Ages: 4-14, boys and girls
Dates: June 23-July 11
Physically and mentally challenging camp activities help campers develop life skills and teamwork while becoming physically fit.
Cost: $515

St. Mary Magdalen Cougar Camp
6421 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 733-1433 or (504) 723-3220
Ages: Pre-kindergartners through eighth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 1
Swimming, bowling and rock climbing are some of the activities this camp offers. Others include skating, waterslides, a giant maze, a petting zoo and indoor movies. Camp lasts nine weeks but can be split into daily and weekly sessions.
Cost: $990 for nine-week camp

Seven Oaks Academy
1901 36th St., Kenner, (504) 464-1144
Ages: 4-10, boys and girls
Dates: May 27-Aug. 14
The camp offers daily swimming, arts and crafts, sports and games as well as field trips for campers 5 and older.
Cost: $155 per week, full day, $125 per week, half days

Summer Cottage Camp
St. Martin's Episcopal School, 225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 733-0353; www.stmsaints.com/summer
Ages: 2-3, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 1
Young campers engage in a variety of activities, such as arts and crafts, water play, music, body movement and more.
Cost: $210 per week

Summer on the Bayou
9 Fortress Road, (504) 252-4871; www.cathedralmontessori.com
Ages: 3-6, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 1
There is a variety of enrichment activities in which Montessori materials are used.
Cost: $165 per week, full day, $115 per week, half day

Summergate
Louise S. McGehee School, 2343 Prytania St., (504) 561-1224; www.mcgeheeschool.com
Ages: Kindergartners through fifth-graders, girls
Dates: July 21-Aug. 8
Girls play sports and water games, do arts and crafts and go on field trips. They also participate in a camp musical.
Cost: $500 for two weeks, $750 for three weeks

UNO Summer Day Camp
UNO Recreation and Fitness Center, 200 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-6358; www.ris.uno.edu
Ages: 5-11, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-27 (Session I) and July 7-Aug. 1 (Session II)
The University of New Orleans Summer Day Camp offers swim-ming, arts and crafts, sports and field trips. Morning care is free and aftercare is also available for $20 per week.
Cost: $30 registration fee

Ursuline Summer Arts Camp
Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 931-6999; ursulinenew- orleans.org
Ages: 3-14, girls
Dates: June 9-27 (Session 1), June 30-July 18 (Session 2) and July 21-25 (Session 3)
Camp offers creative and performing arts classes along with sports, cooking, sciences and music.
Cost: $715 one session, $1,330 two sessions, $290 Session 3

The Waldorf School of New Orleans Summer Camp
517 Soraparu St., (504) 525-2420; www.waldorfnola.org
Ages: 3 1/2-9, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-27 and July 7-25
Two camp sessions feature experienced Waldorf teachers leading small groups for activities and art projects using natural and imaginative materials.
Cost: $450 per session, full days; $300 per session, half days

Overnight camps/Outdoor adventures
Big Sky Ranch Camp
15442 Jack Fork Road, Folsom, (985) 276-0270; www.bigskyranch.org
Ages: 5-15, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-12, June 23-26
This outdoor camp lets campers explore organic farming and composting. Campers go on nature walks, collect eggs from backyard chickens and plant gardens. Organic lunch and snacks provided.
Cost: $280 per session

Camp Abbey
77002 K C Camp Road, Covington, (985) 327-7240; www.campabbey.org
Ages: Second- through eighth-graders, boys and girls
Date: June 8-July 26
The overnight camp offers weekly sessions with activities including boating, swimming, team sports, arts and crafts and Catholic spirituality.
Cost: $395 per week


SPECIALTY CAMPS

Academics

Newman Summer Academics
and Enrichment
1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6297; www.newmansummer.com
Ages: Kindergartners through 12th-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 1, though classes vary in length
Students from any school can attend Newman Summer Academics and Enrichment to get a jump start on the school year. It offers classes in subjects ranging from algebra to print media design.
Cost: $1,111

St. Martin's Summer Experience — Spanish Camp
St. Martin's Episcopal School, 225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 733-0353; www.stmsaints.com/summer
Ages: Kindergartners through fifth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: May 26-30
Campers play games and sing at this half-day immersion camp, which presents instruction primarily in Spanish. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.
Cost: $170


Architecture

Studio Longue Vue: ARTchitecture Camp
Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com
Ages: 7-9, boys and girls
Dates: July 28-Aug. 1
Campers explore architecture as they plan and construct a model city.
Cost: $175 ($150 Longue Vue members), $25 registration


Arts

Art Basics
Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com
Ages: 5-7, boys and girls
Dates: June 16-20
Campers take daily nature walks and work on a variety of art projects that focus on basic art principles.
Cost: $175 ($150 members), $25 registration

Art in the Garden
Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com
Ages: 5-7, boys and girls
Dates: June 23-27
Kids explore elements of art through nature.
Cost: $175 ($150 members), $25 registration

Be a Superhero Camp
Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8, boys and girls
Dates: July 14-18
Kids transform themselves into superheroes by making masks, capes and super gadgets. They choose their superpowers and test them against other superheroes. They also write about their adventures in homemade comic books.
Cost: $215 ($190 members)

Circles and Dots Camp
Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8, boys and girls
Dates: July 28-Aug. 1
Campers use art, music, dance, nature and their senses to look at the circles and dots around them in a whole new way.
Cost: $215 ($190 members)

CAC Summer Arts Camp
Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3805; www.cacno.org/summer-arts-camp
Ages: 5-14, boys and girls
Dates: July 7-Aug. 1
The camp offers classes in visual arts, theater, dance, music and culinary arts with a different group of local artists each week. On Fridays, campers present their creations to friends and family at a weekly showcase.
Cost: $220

click to enlarge Children enrolled at Camp Corral at Arden Cahill on the West Bank check out a llama at the camp's on-site petting farm.
  • Children enrolled at Camp Corral at Arden Cahill on the West Bank check out a llama at the camp's on-site petting farm.

Country Day Creative Arts
Metairie Park Country Day, 300 Park Road, Metairie, (504) 849-3188; www.countrydaycreativearts.com
Ages: 7-14, boys and girls
Dates: June 16-July 18
Campers select five classes from more than 30 choices in the visual and performing arts, cooking and sports. A staff of professional artists teaches everything from mosaics to stilt walking.
Cost: $1270 per session, $1370 per session after April 1

Hope Stone NOLA Summer Arts Camp
1719 Toledano St., (504) 390-8399; www.hopestoneinc.org
Ages: 6-17, girls and boys
Dates: June 16-July 11
The camp's "space" theme explores personal, physical, inner and outer space(s) through dance, music, storytelling, filmmaking, acting and visual arts.
Cost: $175 per week

Kuumba Institute
Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac.org
Ages: 6-16, girls and boys
Dates: June 2-July 18
Campers participate in African drumming, visual arts, dance, drama, poetry, martial arts and swimming. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided.
Cost: $300, discounts for multiple campers

Lusher Summer Arts Intensive
Lusher High School, 5624 Freret St., (504) 324-7313; www.lusherschool.org
Ages: Fourth- through 12th-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-27
The camp offers in-depth concentrated studies in dance, theater, music, visual arts, creative writing and more.
Cost: $650 ($550 for Lusher students)

The Nature of Art
Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com
Ages: 7-9, boys and girls
Dates: July 14-18
Explore various art mediums using patterns and designs found in the Discovery Garden as inspiration.
Cost: $175 ($150 members), $25 registration

St. Martin's Summer Experience – Visual Arts Camp
St. Martin's Episcopal School, 225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 733-0353; www.stmsaints.com/summer
Ages: 4-14, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-20
This camp aims to inspire creativity, offering sculpting, painting, paper mache, photography and more.
Cost: $515

St. Mary's Dominican Studio Art Camp
St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401, ext. 4129; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fourth- through eighth-graders, girls
Dates: June 16-20
Campers learn the basics of visual arts in a variety of media.
Cost: $125

Southern Art Society Fine Art Camp
2619 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 909-4278
Ages: 9-13, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 1
During two-week sessions, campers produce up to 10 artworks in mediums including pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil. Supplies are included in the cost of the camp.
Cost: $300

Stars and Stripes Camp
Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8, boys and girls
Dates: June 30-July 3
Campers explore the stars and stripes beyond the American flag in the world around them and learn to look at stars and stripes in a new way.
Cost: $177 ($152 members)

Summer Art Camp at NOMA
New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4128; www.noma.org/learn
Ages: 5-12, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 1
During weekly sessions, campers explore the museum's galleries and sculpture garden for artistic inspiration and create art projects using a variety of media. Professional teaching artists lead classes.
Cost: $120 per week, half day; $320 per week, full day

Ursuline Academy Summer Arts Camp
2635 State St., (504) 931-6999; www.ursulineneworleans.org
Ages: 3-year-olds through eighth-graders, girls
Dates: June 9-July 25
The camp has three sessions offering instruction in sewing, drama, dance, cheerleading, music and more. Visiting artists provide weekly entertainment, and student art is displayed on Fridays. Super Week is an optional session of field trips.
Cost: $715 per session, $1,330 for both sessions, $290 for Super Week

Wild West Adventure Camp
Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8, boys and girls
Dates: Aug. 4-8
Gallop out West at the Louisiana Children's Museum and learn about life on the other side of the country through music, activities, crafts and food.
Cost: $215 ($190 members)

Young Adult Summer Art Workshop
New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio, 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7279; www.neworleansglassworks.com
Ages: 9-17, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 15
Campers practice glassblowing, metal sculpture, stained glass, mosaics, print making, copper enameling and more.
Cost: Varies by class


Dance

Art and Movement Camp
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9608; www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ages: Second- through fifth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 23-July 3
Students create functional artworks and choreographed performances using principles of yoga, pilates and other disciplines.
Cost: $450 ($405 members)

Dance Boot Camp
The Studio School of Dance, 3225 Danny Park, Suite 201, Metairie, (504) 941-7345; www.thestudionola.com
Ages: 9-up, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-27
Dance Boot Camp is designed to strengthen dance skills, expand artistic expression and movement.
Cost: $500 per week, $1,200 for three weeks

Muggivan School of Irish Dance
901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite  205, Metairie, (504) 259-7315; www.irishdancela.com
Ages: Up to 16, boys and girls
Dates: July 28-Aug. 1
Dancers are grouped by age and learn traditional Irish dances.
Cost: $150

New Orleans Ballet Association Tuition-Free Summer Dance Program
Various locations, (504) 522-0996, ext. 213; www.nobadance.com
Ages: 6-18, boys and girls
Dates: June 1-July 31
The New Orleans Ballet Association and its partners provide award-winning instruction for dance students at every level of experience. Classes are led by local and nationally renowned artists.
Cost: Free; supply fees vary

New Orleans Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive
900 Camp St., (504) 210-0222; www.nobt.org
Ages: 9-18, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-27
Taught by professional dancers from the New Orleans Ballet Theatre, this program provides specialized training in classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, modern dance, Pilates, yoga and health. The full-day program ends with a performance.
Cost: n/a


Fashion

Advanced Fashion Workshop
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9608; www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ages: Ninth- through 12th-graders, boys and girls
Dates: July 21-25
Designer Veronica Cho leads students interested in fashion careers in sketching and creating forms for a head-to-toe look that will be shown during a fashion show at camp's end.
Cost: $315 ($295 members)

Fashion Camp
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9608; www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ages: Fifth- through eighth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: July 7-18
A professional designer and a choreographer teach campers the basics in creating garments and performing in fashion shows.
Cost: $500 ($450 members)

Kids & Teens Can Sew Summer Camp
(504) 884-9627; www.paulasewing-school.com
Ages: 8-15, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 11
Children learn to use a sewing machine, work with patterns and complete a variety of projects in 10-hour courses held over four days. Sessions begin on Mondays at three locations of Hancock Fabrics (21 Westside Shopping Center N., Gretna, 504-367-5761; Northside Plaza, 195 W. Gause Blvd., Slidell, 985-641-4103; 4310 Waverly St., Metairie, 504-455-9111; www.hancockfabrics.com).
Cost: $89 per session


Film

Prytania Movie Camp
5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; www.theprytania.com
Ages: All ages, boys and girls
Dates: June 6-Aug. 16
The Prytania Theatre offers kids movies every Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m.
Cost: $5.75

St. Paul's Adventure Camp
6249 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-1319; www.stpauls-lakeview.org
Ages: Kindergartners through eighth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-25
This film and technology camp introduces campers to videography.
Cost: $250 per week


Gymnastics/tumbling

Crescent City Gymnastics
7800 Earhart Blvd., (504) 861-1740; www.crescentcitygymnastics.com
Ages: 4-12, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 8
Campers will participate in gymnastics forms ranging from tumbling to trapeze. The camp also offers arts and crafts, games and free play.
Cost: $175 per week, $650 per month

Elmwood Gymnastics Academy
700C Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, (504) 733-4496; www.facebook.com/elmwoodgymnasticsacademy
Ages: 3-up, boys and girls
Dates: May 25-Aug. 9
Weekly sessions feature gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading, floor, beam, vault, trampolines, swimming, arts and crafts, an inflatable obstacle course and more.
Cost: Rates vary

Ivanov's Gymnastics Academy
3930 Barron St., Metairie, (504) 889-9800; www.ivanovs-gymnastics.com
Ages: 3-15, boys and girls
Dates: May 27-Aug. 15
Campers learn the basics of tumbling and gymnastics, including floor exercises, vault and beam. The camp also features arts and crafts and indoor games. Half-day and full-day sessions are available.
Cost: $35 per day, $160 per week (full-day); $20 per day, $90 per week (half-day)


Music

Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra Summer Music Festival
Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 861-1801; www.gnoyo.org
Ages: 7-12 (string orchestra), 12-19 (full orchestra), boys and girls
Dates: June 2-6
Professional musicians instruct campers in a variety of classes, rehearsals and performances.
Cost: $325 ($260 if enroll before April 1)

Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra Summer Orchestra
Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 861-1801; www.gnoyo.org
Ages: 7-19, boys and girls
Dates: June 24- Aug. 5
Young musicians receive musical training for personal growth, collaborative and leadership skills and emotional expression.
Cost: $195 ($150 if enroll before April 1)

Music Camp at Thibodeaux School of Music
2436 Valence St., (504) 717-1076; www.thibodeauxschoolofmusic.com
Ages: 6-14, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-13, July 7-11 and Aug. 4-8
Campers explore music and instruments across cultures in this hands-on workshop, which covers a range of topics from African drumming to musical theater. Campers also learn the physics of music.
Cost: $125 per session, $225 for two sessions, $325 for three sessions

St. Mary's Dominican Band Camp
St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401, ext. 4129; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fourth- through eighth-graders
Dates: June 9-13
The afternoon sessions offer music lessons and band instruction.
Cost: $125


Photography

Advanced Photo & Portfolio Building
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9608; www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ages: Eighth-12th grades, boys and girls
Dates: June 16-27
The camp focuses on camera functions, lighting, portraiture, photojournalism and more.
Cost: $275 ($250 members)

Photography 101
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9608; www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ages: Eighth- through 12th-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 16-27
Students learn the basic elements of photography from professional instructor Aubrey Edwards.
Cost: $275 ($250 members)

Picture This Photography Camp
Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org
Ages: 7-10, boys and girls
Dates: Aug. 4-8
Campers learn the basics of photography technique, composition and art.
Cost: $215 ($190 members)


Science/nature

Curious Jane
Louise S. McGehee School, 2343 Prytania St., (718) 369-6320; www.curiousjanecamp.com
Ages: 5-12, girls
Dates: June 2-18
Girls explore design, building and science with hands-on experiments and problem solving. Campers choose from among the following themes: digi-movie, gadgets and gears, spy science, magic and mystery and more.
Cost: $285 per week

click to enlarge A student works on a painting at the Lusher Summer Arts Intensive. - PHOTO BY MITCH SOILEAU
  • Photo by Mitch Soileau
  • A student works on a painting at the Lusher Summer Arts Intensive.

Dinosaurs Galore Camp
Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-6
Campers travel back to the dinosaur days as junior paleontologists, digging for dinosaur bones, making fossils and going on a dinosaur scavenger hunt.
Cost: $215 ($190 members)

Eco-Art Camp: A Bug's Life
Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com
Ages: 5-7, boys and girls
Dates: July 21-25
Campers learn about insects and keep a naturalist's journal at this multidisciplinary art and biology camp.
Cost: $175, ($150 members), $25 registration

Garden Adventures
Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com
Ages: 5-7, boys and girls
Dates: June 30-July 3
Camps play in the gardens, paint pots, harvest herbs and make food and crafts.
Cost: $175 ($150 members), $25 registration

Growing Gardeners Camp
Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8, boys and girls
Dates: June 23-27
Budding gardeners grow a lima bean in a bag, dye carnations and decorate gardening gloves. Campers also will learn about plants and gardening.
Cost: $215 ($190 members)

Mad Scientist Camp
Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8, boys and girls
Dates: July 21-25
Campers make their own homemade slime and other messy substances while learning about chemistry.
Cost: $215 ($190 members)

St. Martin's Summer Experience – Science Camps
St. Martin's Episcopal School, 225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 733-0353; www.stmsaints.com/summer
Ages: Kindergartners through-ninth graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-27, July 7-25
Weekly sessions cover rockets, robotics, chemistry and technology and offer campers a chance to explore science.
Cost: $225-$295 per week

St. Mary's Dominican Domini-bots
St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401, ext. 4129; www.stmarys- dominican.org
Ages: Fourth- through eighth-graders, girls
Dates: June 2-13
Two weeklong sessions give robot engineers-in-training a chance to build their technology skills and construct a newly released EV3 Lego robot.
Cost: $125

Swamp Things Camp
Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8, boys and girls
Dates: July 7-11
The Louisiana Children's Museum takes campers on an imaginary pirogue trip through the swamp to discover the creatures that inhabit Louisiana's wetlands. Campers also make their own swamp creatures with natural materials like feathers, moss and shells. They'll also concoct an edible swamp treat.
Cost: $215 ($190 members)

Voyage into Space Camp
Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8, boys and girls
Dates: June 16-20
The Louisiana Children's Museum takes campers to outer space with marshmallow constellations, build-your-own rockets and astronaut training.
Cost: $215 ($190 members)


Special Needs

Raphael Academy
517 Soraparu St., (504) 524-5955; www.raphaelacademy.org
Ages: 12-up
Dates: June 9-26 and July 7-25
Three-week camp sessions are offered for children and adults with special needs, including those with autism spectrum disorder and other conditions. Campers are divided into two age groups and participate in a range of activities and go on field trips.
Cost: $875 per week


Sports/fitness

Abrie du Plooy Tennis Camp
City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (985) 634-6229; www.futuretennis.com
Ages: 4-18, boys and girls
Dates: June 16-July 25
The camp director has 25 years of experience and teaches tennis, soccer, baseball and French during weeklong sessions. Snacks, drinks and lunch are provided.
Cost: $250 per week (half-day), $450 per week (full day)

Brother Martin Baseball Camp
4401 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 283-1561, ext. 3082; www.brothermartin.com
Ages: 8-14, boys
Dates: July 14-18
Brother Martin baseball players and coaches teach pitchers, catchers, position players and hitters.
Cost: $125 per week, $30 per day

Brother Martin Basketball Camp
4401 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 283-1561, ext. 3082; www.brothermartin.com
Ages: Third- through eighth graders, boys
Dates: July 21-25
Basketball players and coaches from the Brother Martin team instruct campers in all elements of the game.
Cost: $135 per week (pre-registration), $160 per week (walk-up registration)

Brother Martin Crusader Summer Camp
4401 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 283-1561, ext. 3082; www.brothermartin.com
Ages: 6-12, boys
Dates: June 2-July 11
Campers wrestle and play baseball, soccer, flag football and basketball. Campers also swim, watch movies and go on field trips.
Cost: $140 per week

Evening Intramural Lacrosse League
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 826-9425; www.southern-lacrosse.com
Ages: Fifth- through eighth-graders, boys
Dates: June 10-July 17
Playing in the Lacrosse League could lead to a championship game. Coaches provide skill and position training. Participants must provide their helmet and other equipment.
Cost: $120

JCC Sports Camp
5342 St. Charles Ave., (504) 897-0143; www.nojcc.org
Ages: Third- through fifth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-Aug. 1
The camp offers four, six and eight-week sessions where campers participate in basketball, baseball, football, soccer, racquetball, kickball, swimming, street golf and other games. There is an overnight event and field trip each session.
Cost: $775-$1,550, based on length of session

JCC Tennis Camp
5342 St. Charles Ave., (504) 897-0143; www.nojcc.org
Ages: 6-8, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-July 3
Mornings focus on tennis skills and playing tennis, and afternoons offer swimming and other athletic activities.

Kidsports Summer Camps
Elmwood Fitness Center, 1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite 1200, Harahan, (504) 733-1200; www.elmwoodfitness.com
Ages: 3-13, boys and girls
Dates: May 21-Aug. 15
Twelve weekly sessions include swimming, a two-story Adventure Challenge maze, sports, field trips, interactive games, outdoor recreation and arts and crafts.
Cost: Varies

Lacrosse Skills
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 826-9425; www.southern-lacrosse.com
Ages: 11-up, boys
Dates: June 2-4
Major league lacrosse players teach position skills.
Cost: $185

New Orleans Jester's Soccer Camps
Various locations, (504) 312-3979; www.nolajesters.com
Ages: 6-12, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 8
New Orleams Jesters team members and coaching staff work with kids in the weeklong camps. Daily activities include foot skills training, technical drills, tactical practices, games and coached scrimmages. Campers also are taught self-discipline and sportsmanship. All campers receive Jesters game tickets and more.
Cost: Outdoor — $165 per week full day, $115 per week half day; Indoor — $185 per week full day, $135 per week half day; Four-day camp June 30-July 3 — $135 full day, $95 half day

click to enlarge Water skiing is one of the many activities campers can choose at Camp Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
  • Water skiing is one of the many activities campers can choose at Camp Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.

Newman Summer Sports Camp
Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6297; www.newmansummer.com
Ages: Second- through eighth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-27
Every week campers focus on a different sport including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, softball, track and volleyball. Swimming is offered a few days each week.
Cost: $360 per week, $1,111 per session

Nike Tennis Camp
Tulane University, Goldring Tennis Center, (800) 645-3226; www.tinyurl.com/niketennis
Ages: 9-18, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-6, June 9-13
Junior tennis players hone their skills with matches and drills.
Cost: $385

St. Martin's Summer Experience – Athletic Camps
St. Martin's Episcopal School, 225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 733-0353; www.stmsaints.com/summer
Ages: 6-13, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-27, July 7-18
The weekly camps focus on baseball, basketball, a sports academy. The Top Gun camp encourages: sportsmanship and teamwork.
Cost: $195 per week

St. Mary's Dominican Sports Camp
St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401, ext. 4129; www.stmarys- dominican.org
Ages: Fourth- through eighth-graders, girls
Dates: June 2-20, July 28-Aug. 1
Dominican offers a variety of one-week, half-day sports camps in volleyball (June 2-6), basketball (June 9-13), softball (June 16-20) and soccer (July 28-Aug. 1).
Cost: $125 per week

St. Paul's Adventure Camp
6249 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-1319; www.stpauls-lakeview.org
Ages: Kindergartners through eighth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-25
This adventure sports camp features sailing, self-defense, kayaking and more.
Cost: $250 per week

St. Paul's Summer Sports Camps
917 S. Jahncke Ave., Covington, (985) 373-0225; www.stpauls.com
Ages: 8-14, boys
Dates: June 2-Aug. 1
St. Paul's offers campers weeklong sessions offering various sports, including baseball, football, wrestling, basketball, lacrosse, soccer and strength.
Cost: $195 per week

Ursuline Academy Volleyball Camp
2635 State St., (504) 212-6940; ursulineneworleans.org
Ages: 6-14, girls
Dates: June 2-13
The weeklong sessions at this volleyball camp offer intensive instruction through drills and practice.
Cost: $100, $25 registration ($30 after May 9)
Youth Fitness Camps

Elmwood Fitness Center, 1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 842-9524; www.elmwoodfitness.com
Ages: 10-up, boys and girls
Dates: May 27-Aug. 9
Classes at the week-long camps include Zumba, spinning, cardio kickboxing, Pilates and yoga as well as strength training, playing on a water slide, interactive gaming and more.
Cost: Rates vary


Swimming

Love Swimming Summer Swimming Camp
5221 S. Front St., (504) 891-4662; www.loveswimming.com
Ages: All ages
Dates: All summer
Babies and children can learn to swim and improve their strokes in private or group sessions.
Cost: $150 per week


Theater

Art and Drama Camp
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9608; www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ages: Second- through fifth-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-20
Students learn basic art and performance skills by creating scripts, props, scenery and more.
Cost: $500 ($450 members)

Believe Summer Camp Experience
Slidell High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Slidell, (951) 371-5239; www.iconarts.org
Ages: 9-18, girls and boys
Dates: June 23-27
Directors and instructors from Los Angeles will teach campers songs, dance routines and skits to be performed as a stage show for the community on the last night of camp.
Cost: $10 per day

Broadway Theatre Connection: Musical Theater Workshop
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), 2800 Chartres St., (855) 282-6652; www.broadwaytheatreconnection.com
Ages: 8-20, boys and girls
Dates: July 28-Aug. 1
Students can work with professional performers, directors, choreographers and musical directors focusing on acting, voice or dance. Groups are divided by age and skill level.
Cost: $495, $40 registration

Code: Longue Vue — A Theatrical Scavenger Hunt
Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7  Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com
Ages: 7-9, boys and girls
Dates: July 7-11
The weeklong scavenger hunt uses theatrical exercises to improve code-cracking, speaking and performance skills.
Cost: $175 ($150 members), $25 registration

Encore Studio Musical Theatre Summer Camp
1999 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-5977; www.dance- tumble-music.com
Ages: Kindergartners and up
Dates: June 9-July 25
Three sessions, each ending with a public performance at Rivertown Theaters in Kenner, are offered to varying age groups and teach campers songs and dances.
Cost: $175-$425

Newman Summer Theater Conservatory
1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6297; www.newmansummer.com
Ages: Sixth- through 12th-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-27
The four-week program offers instruction in acting techniques, musical theater, voice and dance and ends with students performing Disney's Peter Pan Jr.
Cost: $960

The NOLA Project High School Intensive
Lusher High School, 5624 Freret St., (504) 302-9117; www.nolaproject.com
Ages: 13-18, boys and girls
Dates: July 7-27
Students receive conservatory-style instruction in theater with classes led by theater professionals.
Cost: $695

St. Martin's Summer Experience – Performing Arts Camp
St. Martin's Episcopal School, 225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 733-0353; www.stmsaints.com/summer
Ages: 4-14, boys and girls
Dates: July 14-Aug. 1
Campers perform The Little Mermaid and learn about acting, singing, dancing, lighting, set design, props and costumes.
Cost: $515

St. Mary's Dominican Drama Camp
St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401, ext. 4129; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fourth- through eighth-graders, girls
Dates: June 2-6
Campers study drama at this afternoon camp.
Cost: $125

St. Paul's Drama Camp
917 S. Jahncke Ave., Covington, (985) 892-8256; www.stpauls.com
Ages: 9-13, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-6 and June 16-20
The afternoon camp offers improv and theater games to hone the skills of young actors. At the end of each weeklong session, campers perform in a fractured fairy tale.
Cost: $160 per session

Southern Rep and Loyola University Presents Academy
Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave.; Carrollton United Methodist Church, 921 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 523-9857; www.southernrep.com
Ages: 4-18, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-Aug. 1
Southern Rep and Loyola team up to produce three musicals in three different camp sessions: Grease, Footloose and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. All campers participate in the productions.
Cost: $350

Super Silly Circus Camp
Louisiana Children's Museum, 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-13
Campers will learn about a spectrum of circus arts, including clowning, juggling, stilt walking, balancing and more.
Cost: $215 ($190 members)

Youth Musical Theater Intensive
East Jefferson High School, 400 Phlox St., Metairie, (504) 885-2000, ext. 211
Ages: Third- through seventh-graders, boys and girls
Dates: June 2-22 (Session 1), July 14-Aug. 3 (Session 2)
Jefferson Performing Arts Society's camp offers challenging musical theater training by professionals.
Cost: $450 per session


Visually Impaired

Camp Lighthouse
Lighthouse Louisiana, 123 State St., (504) 899-4501; www.lighthouselouisiana.org
Ages: First- through 12th-graders, boys and girls
Camp Lighthouse provides fun and educational activities designed exclusively for the legally blind.
Cost: Free

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