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Gambit's Kids : New Orleans Summer Camp Guide 2017 

From reading to robotics, sports to theater and beyond

General/ varied offerings

ABC Camp The Learning Laboratory, 7100 St. Charles Ave., (504) 475-4522; www.learnlab- nola.org/abccamp Ages: 4-7 years old, coed Dates: July 10-Aug. 4 Tuition: $500 Campers celebrate a letter of the alphabet a day with reading, writing and arts activities, weekly field trips to local attractions and more.

Academy of the Sacred Heart Sports 'N More Day Camp 4301 St. Charles Ave., (504) 269-1230; www.ashrosary.org/summercamp Ages: 1-13 years old, boys Dates: May 30-July 21 Tuition: $225-275 per week Popular camp sessions include Creative HeARTS, theater camp, cheerleading, sports clinics and ACT/PSAT prep. Extended care is available. Early childhood camp goes through July 21. Camps for older kids end July 14.

Academy of the Sacred Heart Summer Fun Day Camp 4301 St. Charles Ave., (504) 269-1230; www.ashrosary.org/summercamp Ages: 1-13 years old, girls Dates: May 30-July 21 Tuition: $225-275 per week Popular camp sessions include Creative HeARTS, theater camp, cheerleading, sports clinics and ACT/PSAT prep. Extended care is available. Early childhood camp goes through July 21. Camps for older kids end July 14.

Arden Cahill Academy Camp Corral 3101 Wall Blvd., Gretna, (504) 392-0902; www.ardencahillacademy.com Ages: 3-14 years old, coed Dates: May 30-Aug. 4 Tuition: $180 per week, $750 per session The camp is held on the 12-acre Arden Cahill campus. Activities include horseback riding, swimming, art, sports, theater, computer games, fishing, water play and more. Sessions run May 30-June 30 and July 3-Aug. 4.

Camp Audubon 428 Broadway St., (504) 324-7100; www.auduboncharter.com Ages: 4-12 years old, coed Dates: June 5-July 14 Tuition: TBA The camp offers swimming, creative movement, sports, science and other activities, as well as classes in math, reading and French (for an additional fee).

Camp Cabrini Cabrini High School, 1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193, ext. 364; www.cabrinihigh.com Ages: First-eighth grades, coed Dates: May 29-June 30 Tuition: $140 per week Activities include arts and crafts, painting, fishing, cooking, sewing, volleyball, basketball, games, drama, dance, cheerleading, soccer, jewelry making, field trips and more. Extended care is available.

Camp Create Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 212-6806; www.uanola.org/ page-camp-u-2017 Ages: 3 years old-kindergarten, girls Dates: June 12-July 21 Tuition: $750 per session Art, acting, music, singing, baking, sewing, creative writing, ceramics, sports, swimming and visits from artists are among the offerings at the two camp sessions. Extended care is available.

click to enlarge A ceramics class at the St. Tammany Art Association’s Fingerprints Art Camps.
  • A ceramics class at the St. Tammany Art Association’s Fingerprints Art Camps.

Camp Create Super Weeks Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 212-6806; www.uanola.org/ page-camp-u-2017 Ages: First-eighth grades, girls Dates: May 30-June 2, July 24-July 28 Tuition: $300 per week The all-field-trips camps offer outings and activities including bowling, swimming, the IMAX theater, skating and more. Extended care is available.

Camp Cricket University Montessori School, 7508 Burthe St., (504) 865-1659; www.umsnola.org/ cc_info.html Ages: 2-6 years old, coed Dates: June 12-Aug. 18 Tuition: $135-$225 per week Campers can participate in a variety of arts projects, as well as singing, movement, playing rhythm instruments, water play and activities to build language and math skills. Extended care is available.

Camp Crusader Concordia Lutheran School, 6700 Westbank Expressway, Marrero, (504) 347-4155; www.clsmarrero.com Ages: 3 years old-fifth grade, coed Dates: June 5-July 28 Tuition: $110 per week The camp offers arts and crafts, dance, tumbling, weekly themed activities and more. Extended care is available.

Camp Crusader at St. Louis King of France 1600 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-8224; www.slkfschool.com/summer-camp Ages: 4 years old-seventh grade, coed Dates: May 30-July 28 Tuition: $160 per week, $465 per three-week session, $1,250 for full camp Camp activities including swimming, art, creative movement, STEM, DIY, drama, computer coding, construction, cooking, sound engineering and more. There is special programming for younger campers.

Camp Olive Juice Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 2825 Paris Road, Chalmette, (504) 271-4254; www.gethsemane-lutheran.org Ages: Kindergarten-sixth grade, coed Dates: July 10-21 Tuition: $50 per week The camp is supervised by adults but led by teenagers who take campers through games, hands-on activities and more.

Cardinal Camp St. Andrew's Episcopal School, 8012 Oak St., (504) 861-3743; www.saesnola.org Ages: Kindergarten-seventh grade, coed Dates: June 5-30 Tuition: $250 per week ($210 before March 15) Sports, art, science, water play, laser tag, field trips and special guests are among the offerings at this daylong camp. Extended care is available.

Castletree Camp St. George's Episcopal School, 923 Napoleon Ave., (504) 891-5509; www.castletree.net Ages: 5-10 years old, coed Dates: June 12-30, July 10-28 Tuition: $800 per session Campers can participate in water play, sports, games, music, gymnastics, yoga, cooking, art, martial arts, jewelry making, photography, dance, musical theater, Lego building and more.

Christian Brothers School Summer Camp New Orleans City Park, 8 Friedricks Ave., (504) 486-6770; St. Anthony Campus, 4600 Canal St., (504) 488-4426; www.cbs-no.org Ages: 4 years old-seventh grade, coed Dates: June 5-July 28 (4 years old-second grade), June 5-July 14 (third-seventh grades) Tuition: $305 for two-week session Activities include sports, outdoor play, indoor games, field trips, drama, movies, technology and educational activities. There also are specialty camps in study skills, lacrosse and band.

Creation Sensation Christ Episcopal School, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington, (985) 871-9902; www.christepiscopalschool.org/ summer-programs Ages: Prekindergarten-seventh grade, coed Dates: June 5-23 Tuition: $225 per week Activities include art, sports, STEM, drama and more.

Crescent City Summer Camp 4828 Utica St., Metairie, (504) 885-4700; www.ccchristian.net Ages: 4 years old-seventh grade, coed Dates: May 30-July 28 Tuition: $150 per week There are weekly field trips, an indoor swimming pool (swimming lessons are available), Wii games, a computer lab, arts and crafts, water play, pizza, sno-balls and movies.

DominiCamp St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 518-5004; www.stmarysdominican.org Ages: Fifth-eighth grades, girls Dates: June 5-23 Tuition: $220 one week, $435 two weeks, $620 three weeks Activities include cooking, jewelry making, dance, math and detective games, science exploration and drama. Lunch is catered by Sage Dining Services. Extended care is available.

Dragon Camp St. George's Episcopal School, 923 Napoleon Ave., (504) 891-5509; www.dragoncamp.net Ages: 1-4 years old, coed Dates: June 12-30, July 10-28 Tuition: $500-$800 per session The camp offers small- and whole-group activities including outdoor play, art, music, storytelling, movement and water play.

Elmwood Park Acedemy Summer Camp 1517 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, (504) 392-0217; www.elmwoodparkacademy.org Ages: 3-14 years old, coed Dates: June 6-Aug. 5 Tuition: $120 per week A pool and water slide are on site for daily use. Other activities include arts and crafts, games, dancing, video games, skee-ball, foosball, pool, air hockey, weekly dance competitions, field trips and more. Extended care is available.

Every Day Away — Putting Summer Camp in Motion Uptown and City Park, (504) 877-KIDCAM; www.kidcamp.com/camp- locatons/every-day-away.com Ages: 8-14 years old, coed Dates: June 5-Aug. 4 Tuition: $275 per week Campers go on a field trip every day to locations including Gulf Islands Waterpark in Gulfport, Mississippi, River Road Go-Kart Track, Jellystone Park in Robert, a beach, INFINITY Space Center in Pearlington, Mississippi, LOOP NOLA, and more. Field trips depart near Tulane University and from City Park.

Excite! Summer Voyage Southern University New Orleans, 6400 Press Drive, (504) 218-2607; www.exciteallstars.org/kiddie-camp Ages: 6-15 years old, coed Dates: June 5-July 28 Tuition: $600 There are sports including tennis, basketball, soccer, rugby, swimming and archery, as well as activities such as drama, karate, art, STEM programming and yoga by Project Peaceful Warriors. Campers 9-15 years old attend a three-day, two-night adventure camp experience at Fountainbleau State Park on the Northshore.

Holy Cross School Summer Camp 5500 Paris Ave., (504) 942-1884; www.holycrosstigers.com Ages: 4-12 years old, coed Dates: June 5-July 14 Tuition: $180 per week, $465 per three-week session (discounts for multiple children) There is a variety of structured activities at the camp and field trips for campers, as well as clinics and workshops in math, reading, science, computer skills, art, music, karate, wrestling, football, basketball, baseball, soccer, cheerleading and dance. Extended care is available.

Jefferson Parish Parks & Recreation Summer Camps Various locations; www.jeffparish.net Ages: 3-10 years old, coed Dates: June 5-30, July 10-Aug. 4 Tuition: $300 per four-week session Campers are divided by age into Kinder Camp (3-5 years old) and Day Camp or Senior Camp (6-10 years old). There is a variety of structured activities, field trips, sports, arts and crafts, games and more. There also are a number of specialized mini camps, including art, baseball, cheerleading, cooking, volleyball and more, with varying times, locations and fees. Extended care is available.

Jesuit Day Camps 4133 Banks St., (504) 251-1204; www.jesuitnola.org/summer-day-camp Ages: 5-12 years old, boys Dates: May 30-July 7 Tuition: $400 for three weeks, $690 for six weeks Boys will take field trips and tours, have picnics and participate in activities including swimming, bowling, softball, kickball, laser tag, movies, flag football, basketball and more.

Jewish Community Center Day Summer Camps 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-5158; 5342 St. Charles Ave., (504) 897-0143; www.nojcc.org Ages: Toddlers-preteens, coed Dates: June 5-July 28 Tuition: Varies The camps at both the Uptown and Metairie campuses offer sports, art, drama, Israeli cultural activities, swimming instruction and field trips.

Jumpin' for Joy St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701  Walmsley Ave., (504) 518-5004; www.stmarysdominican.org Ages: Second-fifth grades, girls Dates: June 5-23 Tuition: $170 one week, $265 two weeks, $375 three weeks Cheerleading, music, arts and crafts and more are among the activities, and lunch is catered by Sage Dining Services. Extended care is available.

Kehoe-France Metairie Camp 720 Elise Ave., Metairie, (504) 733-0472; www.kehoe-france.com Ages: 8 weeks-13 years old, coed Dates: June 5-July 28 Tuition: $1,360 six-week session, $1,710 eight-week session Campers can swim, make ceramics, do arts and crafts, play sports, shoot on a BB gun range, work with computers, have cookouts and more.

Kehoe-France Northshore Camp 25 Patricia Drive, Covington, (985) 892-4415; www.kehoe-francens.com Ages: 6 months-13 years old, coed Dates: June 5-July 21 Tuition: $460 for two-week session, $1,325 for six-week session, $1,425 for entire camp Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, sno-balls, games, a bounce house, riflery, tennis and more.

Kidcam Summer Camp Citywide, (877) 454-3226; www.kidcamcamps.com Ages: Prekindergarten-13 years old, coed Dates: May 22-Aug. 4 Tuition: $130-$180 per week Activities vary from week to week (and older kids design their own program) but include games, art, swimming, sports, science, field trips, academics and more.

Kidsports Summer Camp 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1200, Harahan, (504) 733-1200; www.ochsnerfitness.com Ages: 3-13 years old, coed Dates: May 15-Aug. 18 Tuition: Varies The camp offers indoor and outdoor sports, obstacle courses, arts and crafts, interactive games and swimming. Campers ages 5 and older go on field trips. Extended care is available.

Kings Kamp Bishop McManus Academy, 13123 I-10 Service Road, (504) 246-5121; www.bishopmcmanus.com Ages: Prekindergarten-12th grade, coed Dates: June 5-July 28 Tuition: $125 per week, $420 per monthlong session, $720 both sessions There is a variety of offerings at this camp, which has two sessions, one in June and another in July. Each session offers academic enrichment, ACT preparation (for eighth- through 12th-graders), swimming, indoor and outdoor games, field trips and sports clinics in basketball, volleyball, soccer, kickball and flag football.

Kuumba Institute Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac.org Ages: 6-16 years old, coed Dates: June 5-July 21 Tuition: $300 (discounts available for multiple campers) The camp offers dance, African drumming, photography, computer coding, visual arts, drama, poetry, singing, yoga, cooking and more.

Little Camp 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-9964; www.thelittleschoolmetairie.com Ages: 3-5 years old, coed Dates: June 6-July 1 Tuition: $170 per week Arts, crafts, water play, special guests, performances and more are available at the half-day camp.

Louisiana Children's Museum Super Silly Circus Camp 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org/come-play/camps Ages: 5-8 years old, coed Dates: June 5-9 Tuition: $225, $200 museum members Campers learn about circus arts, including acrobatics, juggling, balancing and clowning.

Memorial Baptist Summer Camp 5701 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-0533; www.mbsmetairie.org Ages: 6 weeks-12 years old, coed Dates: June 5-Aug. 4 Tuition: $125 per week for kindergarten-12 years old; $140 per week, $120 for three days, $100 for two days and $40 for drop-ins for 6-weeks to 4 years old The camp offers activities including a game room with electronics, a movie room, a trampoline area, swimming, field trips and sports. Early learning center campers will have in-house field trips, water play, a tumble bus, arts and crafts and sno-balls.

Mount Carmel Academy Summer Camp 7027 Milne Blvd., (504) 288-7626; www.mcacubs.com Ages: Second-eighth grade, girls Dates: June 5-30 Tuition: $80-$110 per week Campers can customize their own camp day, choosing from art, science, dance, sports, cheerleading, cooking, designing, drama and more. There are morning and afternoon sessions. Extended care is available.

NORDC Summer Camps Various locations, (504) 658-3052; www.nordc.org Ages: 4-12 years old, coed Dates: June 5-Aug. 5 Tuition: Free-$30 per week Camps operated by the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) offer a variety of focuses, including STEM, academics, cultural enrichment, dance, theater, sports and more. NORDC is holding a Summer Camp Expo offering information and registration at select NORDC rec centers from 9 a.m.-noon March 4.

Newman Summer Day Camp Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6297; www.newman- summer.com Ages: Prekindergarten-sixth grade, coed Dates: June 5-20, July 10-28 Tuition: $1,340 for June session, $1,101 for July session Children can select from a range of options to make each day of camp different. Activities include art, animation, games, coding, cooking, dance, darkroom art, deconstruction, drama, karaoke, Lego building, Makerspace, music, photography, robotics, science, sewing, sports, swimming, video production and yoga.

Sader Summer Camp 6500 Riverside Drive, Metairie, (504) 887-0225; www.alcs.org Ages: Prekindergarten-eighth grade, coed Dates: June 12-July 14 Tuition: $20-$120 June 12-16 is vacation Bible school. The following weeks' activities include sports, computer and educational camps. There are select camps for 3- and 4-year-olds and sixth- through eighth-graders. Extended care is available. Prices vary depending on camp.

St. Andrew's Cardinal Camp 8012 Oak St., (504) 861-3743; www.saesnola.org Ages: Kindergarten-seventh grade, coed Dates: June 5-30 Tuition: $250 per week (discounts available for early registration) Cardinal Camp offers a variety of activities including art, sports, science, laser tag, water play and more.

St. Augustine's Episcopal Pre-School Camp 3412 Haring Road, Metairie, (504) 887-4801; www.staugustinesdayschool.weebly.com/summer-camp.html Ages: 2-6 years old, coed Dates: June 12-July 28 Tuition: $75 per week half day, $125 per week full day Activities are based around a different theme every week and include arts and crafts, games, cooking, music and movement, dress-up and more.

St. Cletus Summer Camp 3610 Claire Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-3538; www.stcletus.com Ages: 5-13 years old, coed Dates: June 5-July 14 Tuition: $125 per week (discounts available for multiple children) The camp offers a variety of activities each day as well as swimming and weekly field trips. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Day Camp 225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/summercamp Ages: 4-13 years old, coed Dates: June 5-July 28, two-week sessions; July 31-Aug. 4, travel week; July 13-July 17, trip to Orlando, Florida Tuition: $450 per regular two-week session; $250 travel week; $800 trip to Orlando Swimming lessons are included in the regular two-week sessions, as well as a carnival, color wars, water fun, visits from Saints and Pelicans players, yoga, Zumba Jr., sports, arts, drama, cooking, computer games, wood working, chess and movie making. Travel week includes daily field trips and the trip to Orlando includes travel, lodging, park tickets and food. Extended care is available.

Seven Oaks Academy 1901 36th St., Kenner, (504) 464-1144; www.facebook.com/7oaksacademy Ages: 1-10 years old, coed Dates: May 30-Aug. 17 Tuition: $135-$170 per week Campers participate in a variety of activities including music, art, Zumba classes, swimming, golf, field trips and special events.

Spy Camp National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/family-activities/summer-camp Ages: Third-sixth grade, coed Dates: July 3-14 Tuition: $225 per week, $185 museum members Campers learn about cracking codes, encrypting messages, disguises, invisible ink and solving activity-based puzzles and problems while exploring espionage tactics used during World War II.

Summer at McGehee Louise S. McGehee School, 2343 Prytania St., (504) 561-1224; www.mcgehee- school.com/summer Ages: Kindergarten-seventh grade, girls Dates: June 19-July 1, July 10-Aug. 4 Tuition: $250 per week kindergarten-fourth grade, $200 per week fifth-seventh grades Fifth-, sixth- and seventh-graders can register for the counselor-in-training program. McGehee teachers, alumnae and students lead sessions in Makerspace, Wacky Science, Broad Beats and music, sports, yoga, Lego building, pet training, pottery, water fun, dancing and more.

Summer 'Scapes Art of Games: Play and Make Camp Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 293-4721; www.longuevue.com Ages: 5-7 years old, coed Dates: June 12-16 Tuition: $225, $195 for Longue Vue members Campers learn game theory and structures and paint, draw and sculpt their own games. A reception will be held at the end of camp to exhibit campers' work.

Summer 'Scapes Code: Longue Vue — A Code-Breaking and Mystery Camp Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 293-4721; www.longue-vue.com Ages: 7-9 years old, coed Dates: July 10-14 Tuition: $225, $195 Longue Vue members The camp is a weeklong scavenger hunt in which campers play team games to get to the next clue of the hunt. They also learn skills of detection, code breaking and mystery solving.

Sunbuddies Woodland Presbyterian Church Early Learning Center, 5824 Berkley Drive, (504) 394-8781; www.wpcno.org Ages: 1 year old-kindergarten, coed Dates: June 6-July 18 Tuition: $400 The six-week camp meets on Tuesday and Thursday (9 a.m.-2 p.m.), and activities are based on daily or weekly themes, including Egypt, fairytales safaris, pirates and space.

Terrytown Academy Camp Shamrock 1503 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, (504) 392-3804; www.terrytownacademy.net Ages: 3 years and older, coed Dates: May 30-July 31 Tuition: $100 per week (discounts for multiple campers) Activities include arts and crafts, water slides, bounce houses, movies, sports, field trips, dress-up days and talent shows. Extended care is available.

click to enlarge The Girls Scouts of Louisiana East operate two area camps that offer a range of outdoor and team-building activities.
  • The Girls Scouts of Louisiana East operate two area camps that offer a range of outdoor and team-building activities.

Trinity Episcopal School Summer Camp 1315 Jackson Ave., (504) 525-8661; www.trinitynola.com/summer-camp Ages: Prekindergarten-eighth grade, coed Dates: June 5-30, July 31-Aug. 16 Tuition: TBA The school offers a wide range of specialty camps for different ages covering subjects including art, robotics, dance, printmaking, rocketry, dance and more.

UNO Summer Day Camp University of New Orleans Recreation and Fitness Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-6358; www.ris.uno.edu Ages: 5-11 years old, coed Dates: June 5-30, July 10-Aug. 4 Tuition: $675 per session The camp offers a variety of activities, including sports, games, field trips, swimming and more.

 

 

Overnight camps/ outdoor adventures

The Baddour Center's YOUR Summer Program 3297 Highway 51 S., Senatobia, Mississippi, (662) 366-6928; www.baddour.org/your-summer-program Ages: 16-35, males and females Dates: June 4-9 and June 25-30 males; June 11-16 and July 9-14 females Tuition: $700 per session Campers stay in a group home on the Baddour Center's 120-acre campus and participate in art, swimming, music classes, a talent show, outdoor movies and more.

Camp Abbey 77002 KC Camp Road, Covington, (985) 327-7240; www.campabbey.org Ages: Second-eighth grade, boys and girls Dates: June 4-July 1 boys, July 2-29 girls Tuition: $409 per week The Archdiocese of New Orleans operates the camp, which offers boating, swimming, archery, chapel, arts and crafts, games, basketball, fishing and spiritual enrichment activities.

Camp Stanislaus 304 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, (228) 467-9057; www.camp- stanislaus.com Ages: 8-15 years old, coed Dates: June 11-July 9 Tuition: $340 per week day camp; $695 per week resident camp There is a variety of activities including water skiing, sailing, fishing, archery, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, arts and crafts, sports and more. The camp culminates in a father and son day. There are discounts for multiple weeks.

Girl Scouts of Louisiana East Various locations; www.gsle.org Ages: Kindergarten-12th grade, girls Dates: May 28-July 28 Tuition: $175-$300 per session The Girl Scouts operate three camps in Louisiana and offer a range of outdoor activities, including horseback riding, swimming, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts and more.

Live Oak Wilderness Camp Camp Tiak, 64 Camp Tiak Road, Wiggins, Mississippi, (601) 928-4878; www.liveoakcamp.com Ages: 9-13 years old, coed Dates: June 27-Aug. 1 Tuition: $1,700 per session (before April 1) The 90-acre camp site includes a 10-acre lake, a high ropes course and a range of outdoor activities, arts and crafts and team building exercises. There are three 10-day sessions.

Splendor Farms Horse & Farm Camp 27329 Mill Creek Road, Bush, (985) 886-3747; www.splendorfarms.com Ages: 6 years old and up, girls Dates: Year round Tuition: $200 and up Western horsemanship, riding lessons, trail rides, farm life activities, gardening, swimming, arts and crafts and more are available at this camp, which offers half-day, whole-day and overnight camps.

Special needs

Raphael Academy 500 Soraparu St., (504) 524-5955; www.raphaelacademy.org Ages: 11-17 years old, coed Dates: June 12-30, July 10-28 Tuition: $875 per three-week session The camp offers swimming, weekly field trips, arts and drama to campers with special needs and intellectual disabilities.



Specialty Camps

Academics

Camp Roar Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 212-6806; www.uanola.org/page-camp-u-2017 Ages: First-seventh grade, girls Dates: June 12-30, July 10-28 Tuition: $150 per session The camp uses challenging but fun activities to help children struggling with reading and writing skills. Instructors cover phonics, oral reading fluency, comprehension, vocabulary development, story development, grammar, word usage and more.

Genius Camp The Learning Laboratory, 7100 St. Charles Ave., Suite 203, (504) 475-4522; www.learnlabnola.org/geniuscamp Ages: 8-14 years old, coed Dates: June 5-30 Tuition: $500 The theme for the camp is "STEM + Art = STEAM." Campers will explore the local arts community and build kinetic sculptures inspired by Theo Jansen's Strandbeest machines, travel to Pensacola, Florida for a day, visit Audubon Park and swim.

Newcomb Summer Session: Women's Literature Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., (504) 862-8749; www.newcombsummersession.org Ages: 10th-12th grade, girls Dates: June 12-16 Tuition: $395 The pre-college program in women's literature and leadership includes seminars, workshops, mentoring and exploration of feminist texts.

Newman Summer Academics & Enrichment Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6297; www.newman- summer.com Ages: Prekindergarten-12th grade, coed Dates: June 5-30, July 10-28, Aug. 7-11 Tuition: $327 and up per session Isidore Newman faculty members lead the camp with offerings including Algebra 2, study skills, chess and space.

SpiderSmart Learning Center Camps 4437 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 881-1788; www.spidersmart.com Ages: Kindergarten-12th grade, coed Dates: June 5-July 28, July 31-Aug. 12 Tuition: Varies by selections Campers can work on writing, vocabulary, grammar, math, current events and more. ACT, SAT and PSAT prep camps are July 21-Aug. 12.

Xavier University Summer Programs NCF Annex, Building 37, 1 Drexel Drive, (504) 520-5264; www.xula.edu/summerprograms Ages: 11 years old-12th grade, coed Dates: TBA Tuition: TBA Xavier University offers a variety of camps for middle school and high school students, including pharmacy, computer science, environmental and earth sciences, Mardi Gras Indian arts and STEM camps.



Art

Art Time 705 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 674-2023; www.arttime.biz Ages: 4-14 years old, coed Dates: May 31-Aug. 4 Tuition: $100 per week for 4 years old-second grade, $150-300 per week for third-eighth grade Younger campers learn watercolor, marker, oil pastel and more. Older campers use those mediums and also learn animation, 3-D design and more.

Cabrini Art Camp 1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193, ext. 377; www.cabrinihigh.com/art-camp Ages: Fifth-seventh grade, coed Dates: June 19-23 Tuition: $200 Directed by artists and Cabrini teachers, the camp teaches basic painting techniques with acrylic and watercolors, pencil and charcoal drawing techniques, art history and more. Students' works will be displayed on Friday. There is a supply fee of $20.

CAC Summer Arts Camp Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3805; www.cacno.org/cacsummerartscamp Ages: 6-14 years old, coed Dates: July 10-Aug. 4 Tuition: $230 per week, $200 CAC members Children's books are the inspiration for activities including music, visual arts, theater, culinary arts and dance workshops. Extended care is available.

Country Day Creative Arts 300 Park Road, Metairie, (504) 894-3188; www.countrydaycreativearts.com Ages: 7-14 years old, coed Dates: June 12-July 14 Tuition: $1,500 ($1,400 until April 1) Children from more than 50 schools attend this camp, which features professional artists from around the country teaching visual and performing arts. There also are sports.

Fine Art Fundamentals Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9650; www.ogdenmuseum.org Ages: Second-fifth grade, coed Dates: June 12-July 6 Tuition: $500 per two-week session, $450 museum members (last session, $450, $405 members) Professional artists help campers explore a variety of 2-D and 3-D media and art techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, mixed media, puppetry and more.

Fingerprints Art Camps St. Tammany Arts Association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyartassociation.org/ summer-art-camps Ages: 6-12 years old, coed Dates: June 5-16, June 26-30 Tuition: $220 per week, $200 association members Children learn the basics of painting, drawing and building with clay.

Hope Stone's Kids Play NOLA Summer Camp Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-1931; www.hopestoneinc.org Ages: 6-17 years old, coed Dates: June 25-July 6 Tuition: Free The two-week arts immersion camp offers creative study in dance, theater and music, plus activities promoting healthy eating and gardening. The classes are led by artists from the New Orleans Dance Festival.

Loyola Design Summer Camp Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 861-5456; www.cmfa.loyno.edu/design/summer-design-camp Ages: 15-18 years old, coed Dates: June 19-30 Tuition: $250 one session, $400 two sessions Loyola University faculty and other professionals teach campers game design, fashion design, 3-D printing, animation, photo design, hand lettering, jewelry design, creative coding, sound design, design-build and more in one-week sessions.

Mini Art Center Summer Camp 341 Seguin St., (504) 510-4747; www.mini- artcenter.com Ages: 6-12 years old, coed Dates: May 30-Aug. 11 Tuition: $225 per week, prices vary for short weeks and specialty camps Campers learn art-making skills including animation, sculpture, textiles and more. They create artworks that will be exhibited the last day of camp. There are weekly sessions as well as specialized camps.

NOMA Summer Art Camp New Orleans City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org/learn Ages: 5-10 years old, coed Dates: June 5-30, July 10-Aug. 4 Tuition: $180 per week half day, NOMA members $150; $340 per week full day, NOMA members $280 Weekly camp sessions are designed to help develop children's artistic skills in visual and performing arts. Campers will explore artworks in NOMA and hone their creativity onstage and in the studio.

Posh Paint Pub Summer Art Camp 3218 Taft Park, Metairie, (504) 835-4155; www.poshpaintpub.com Ages: 5 years and older, coed Dates: June 5-Aug. 4 Tuition: $65-$185 Artists teach children techniques for making objects out of clay, making items on a wheel, canvas painting, pottery painting, drawing for beginners, resin art, jewelry design and more. All supplies are included.

St. Mary's Dominican Studio Art Camp St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 518-5004; www.stmarysdominican.org Ages: Fifth-eighth grades, girls Dates: June 19–23 Tuition: $125 The high school's art faculty leads the camp. Extended care is available.

St. Scholastica Academy Cartooning Camp St. Scholastica Academy, 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington, (985) 892-2540, ext. 129; www.ssacad.com Ages: Fourth-eighth grade, coed Dates: June 12-16 Tuition: $150 Digital media instructor Peter Bertucci teaches the afternoon camp on cartoon design, which includes basic shapes of cartoon characters, action lines, composition and animation. Each camper receives a DVD of the character they create and animate.

St. Scholastica Academy Sculpting Camp St. Scholastica Academy, 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington, (985) 892-2540, ext. 129; www.ssacad.com Ages: Fourth-eighth grade, coed Dates: June 5-9 Tuition: $150 Campers create a 3-D wire armature sculpture of a character and use clay to sculpt a finished design, which they paint and bake.

click to enlarge Campers explore the New Orleans Museum of Art and make artworks at the NOMA Summer Art Camp.
  • Campers explore the New Orleans Museum of Art and make artworks at the NOMA Summer Art Camp.

Southern Art Society Fine Art Camp 2619 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 909-4278 Ages: 9-13 years old, coed Dates: June 5-30, July 10-Aug. 11 Tuition: $200 per one-week session, $360 for two-week session The camp offers one- and two-week sessions during which campers produce artworks using pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, pastels, watercolor, acrylic, oil paint and 3-D techniques. The week of Aug. 7-11 is for ages 13 and older only.

Summer Arts at Lusher 5624 Freret St., (504) 866-4292; www.lusherschool.org Ages: Second-12th grade, coed Dates: June 5-June 16 Tuition: TBA The school offers three camps for three age groups that run simultaneously. Arts Spark Camp (for second-fifth grades) offers specialized programs in design, the arts, science and more. Arts & Innovation Camp prepares sixth- through eighth-graders for a pre-professional conservatory and design-oriented high school program. The High School Intensive offers one-week modules on specialized subjects including modern American jazz, photographic composition and summer stock theater. Guest artists perform and conduct master classes.

Summer 'Scapes Art of Nature Camp Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 293-4721; www.longuevue.com Ages: 5-7 years old, coed Dates: June 5-9 Tuition: $225, $195 members Artist and educator Lauren Rouatt helps children create art based on their explorations of Longue Vue's 8 acres of gardens. Campers also learn about artists who focus on nature and and the arts of painting, drawing, sculpture and papermaking. The week culminates with an exhibit of campers' artworks.

Summer 'Scapes Art-chitecture Camp Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 293-4721; www.longuevue.com Ages: 7-9 years old, coed Dates: July 17-21 Tuition: $225, $195 members Artist and educator Allison Reho takes children on an exploration of architecture and green building methods as campers plan and build a city, culminating in an exhibit in Longue Vue's gallery.

Summer 'Scapes Optical and Kinetic 3-D Art Camp Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 293-4721; www.longuevue.com Ages: 5-7 years old, coed Dates: June 19-23 Tuition: $225, $195 members Campers will use 2-D and 3-D art-making techniques to create artworks inspired by master artists including Pablo Picasso, Victor Vasarely, Jaacov Agam and Lillian Florsheim. Children will learn about the artists, explore the artwork in Longue Vue's collection and use paint, clay, sculpture and other mediums. Campers' artworks will be exhibited at a reception at the end of camp.

Young Adult Summer Workshops at New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7279; www.neworleansglassworks.com Ages: 9-18 years old, coed Dates: June 5-Aug. 11 Tuition: Prices vary by week Hand-blown glass, animated filmmaking, torch working, ceramic and metal sculpture, mobile design, mosaics, sugar blowing, screen printing, relief collagraph and paper marbeling are among offerings at the weekly camp sessions.



Comedy

Improv Training Camp The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www.newmovement- theater.com Ages: 11-18 years old, coed Dates: July 24-28 Tuition: $300 Children learn the skills of listening, verbal and non-verbal communication and performing onstage with a group during daily performances.

Sketch Writing and Performance Camp The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www.newmovement- theater.com Ages: 11-18 years old, coed Dates: June 19-23 Tuition: $300 The camp helps young people enhance their vocabulary, creativity, expressiveness and talents. Local comedians teach the basics of sketch comedy, how to craft characters and develop comedic skills. Campers will perform in a comedy showcase June 23.

Sketch-to-Film Camp The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www.newmovement- theater.com Ages: 11-18 years old, coed Dates: June 26-30 Tuition: $300 Local comedians teach the basics of successful sketch comedy for stage and screen, building campers' skills as producers, writers and performers. The camp culminates in a performance June 30.

Stand-up Comedy Camp The New Movement, 2706 St. Claude Ave., (504) 302-8264; www.newmovement- theater.com Ages: 11-18 years old, coed Dates: June 12-16 Tuition: $300 Comedy Uprising's camp features instruction by local comedians who help kids use humor and storytelling to develop comedy routines. Campers perform at a show June 16.



Culinary Arts

Culinary Kids 915 Marigny Ave., Mandeville, (985) 727-5553; www.culinarykidsns.com Ages: 3-13 years old, coed Dates: May 29-Aug. 18 Tuition: $295 per week Kids cook breakfast, lunch and snacks and participate in kitchen science experiments. There also are outdoor activities, games, arts and crafts and guests.

Louisiana Children's Museum Kitchen Chemistry Camp 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org/come-play/camps Ages: 5-8 years old, coed Dates: July 10-14 Tuition: $225, $200 museum members Children learn to follow recipes, use math to measure ingredients and cook.



Dance/Cheerleading

Cheer Camp of Champions Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 212-6806; www.uanola.org/page-camp-u-2017 Ages: 8-14 years old, girls Dates: June 19-June 23 Tuition: $100 Ursuline cheer coach Kaitlyn Delatte instructs campers in the basics of cheerleading, jumping, dance and stunts.

Dancing Grounds Summer Camp 3705 St. Claude Ave., (504) 535-5791; www.dancinggrounds.org Ages: 8-15 years old, coed Dates: TBA Tuition: $20 per day The four-week camp for beginner and intermediate dancers includes training in ballet, modern, contemporary, hip-hop, African and salsa dance styles, as well as choreography and history, physical fitness and nutrition.

John Curtis Christian School Kiddie Cheer Camp 10125 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-4621; www.johncurtis.com Ages: 2-12 years old, coed Dates: June 5-9 Tuition: $75 Campers learn dance team and cheerleading techniques at this morning camp, culminating in a performance.

L.H. Ballet Classique presents Introduction to the World of Dance 4916 Canal St., (504) 482-0038; www.lhballet.com Ages: 2-5 years old, coed Dates: June 26-30 Tuition: $25-$35 per day There's a daily theme inspired by classic ballets such as Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker and a variety of activities exploring dance and music.

L.H. Ballet Classique presents Summer Dance Camp 4916 Canal St., (504) 482-0038; www.lhballet.com Ages: 5-8 years old, coed Dates: July 10-14 Tuition: $40-$50 per day Each daily session includes instruction in dance and a class focused on jazz, tap or ballet.

L.H. Ballet Classique presents Summer Intensive Workshop 4916 Canal St., (504) 482-0038; www.lhballet.com Ages: 8 years old and up Dates: June 12-18 Tuition: $200 per week, $10 per hour Arkadiy and Katya Orohovsky lead the intensive course in ballet technique, pointe, character, repertoire, variations, ballet history and more. Students present an exhibition Saturday, June 17, that is open to the public.

NOBA Adventures in Dance Camp The Chevron Studio, Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave., (504) 522-0996, ext. 207; www.nobadance.com Ages: 8-10 years old, coed Dates: July 10-28 Tuition: Free The camp includes classes in ballet, global dance, modern, hip-hop and jazz dance styles, dance history, composition, creative movement, nutrition and health. Registration is 9 a.m.-noon March 4 at the Lyons Rec Center.

New Orleans Ballet Association's Tuition-Free Summer Intensives Chevron Studio, Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave., (504)-522-0996, ext. 213; www.nobadance.com Ages: 12-18 years old, coed Dates: July 12-Aug. 1 Tuition: Free Students participate in classes that teach techniques in multiple forms of dance, as well as choreography and repertory sessions and more, culminating in student performances. Auditions are 6 p.m. March 10 at the Lyons Rec Center.

Rhonda Edmundson School of Dance Day Camps 4413 N. 1-10 Service Road W., Metairie, (504) 237-0710 Ages: 3-12 years old, coed Dates: July 17-28 Tuition: $130 per week Campers learn dance styles including jazz, tap, lyrical, hip-hop and acro in themed camps — week one is "Disney Princess" and week two is "Hawaiian Getaway." There also are arts and crafts, games, costume contests and themed activities. Extended care is available.

Rhonda Edmundson School of Dance Summer Dance Intensive 4413 N. 1-10 Service Road W., Metairie, (504) 237-0710 Ages: 10 years and up, coed Dates: July 31-Aug. 23 Tuition: $45 per week, $150 for four weeks Classes meet Monday through Wednesday and offer instruction in jazz, tap, lyrical, contemporary and hip-hop dance styles. There also are turn classes as well as core, strengthening and flexibility programs.

Rhonda Edmundson School of Dance Summer Dance Intensive 4413 N. 1-10 Service Road W., Metairie, (504) 237-0710 Ages: 7-9 years old, coed Dates: July 31-Aug. 23 Tuition: $30 per week, $100 for four weeks The summer intensive is Monday and Wednesday and offers jazz, tap, lyrical and hip-hop instruction as well as strengthening and flexibility classes.

Rhonda Edmundson School of Dance Summer Dance Intensive 4413 N. 1-10 Service Road W., Metairie, (504) 237-0710 Ages: 4-6 years old, coed Dates: July 31-Aug. 23 Tuition: $20 per week, $65 for four weeks Jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop and flexibility classes are among offerings at the summer intensive, which meets on Tuesday.

St. Scholastica Academy Cheer and Dance Combo Camp St. Scholastica Academy gym, 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington, (985) 892-2540, ext. 129; www.ssacad.com Ages: Kindergarten-eighth grade, girls Dates: June 19-23 Tuition: $175 Cheerleading and dance team coaches from St. Scholastica and St. Paul's Episcopal School lead the camp, which teaches pompom technique, dance routines, leaps and jumps, cheers, chants, strength and conditioning. The camp also includes games, crafts and more. Campers participate in a performance on Friday.



Fashion

Advanced Fashion Camp Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9650; www.ogdenmuseum.org Ages: Ninth-12th grade, coed Dates: July 24-Aug. 4 Tuition: $500, $450 museum members Parsons School of Design graduate Veronico Cho leads the course, which covers fashion design from sketching to a fashion show, with an overview of the fashion industry, textiles, custom dress forms, illustration and draping and construction techniques.

Fashion Camp Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9650; www.ogdenmuseum.org Ages: Fifth-eighth grade, coed Dates: July 24-Aug. 4 Tuition: $500, $450 museum members Students work with Alison Parker of ricRACK NOLA to learn the process a fashion designer follows from sketching an outfit to the finished product. Classes include research and design techniques, figure drawing and hand- and machine sewing. There's a fashion show of campers' designs at the end of camp.



Language Immersion

Camp D'Ete at Ecole Bilingue 821 Gen. Pershing St., (504) 896-4500; www.ebnola.net Ages: 2-12 years old, coed Dates: May 29-Aug. 4 Tuition: $249 one week, $489 two weeks The French immersion camp offers language arts, reading, art, water play, cooking, music and movement. No background in French is required.

click to enlarge Students at a New Orleans Ballet Association’s Summer Intensive perform an excerpt from Torch by Ronald K. Brown.
  • Students at a New Orleans Ballet Association’s Summer Intensive perform an excerpt from Torch by Ronald K. Brown.

French on Magazine | French Immersion Camp for Kids 3811 Magazine St., (504) 267-3707; www.thefrenchlibrary.com Ages: 6-9 years old, coed Dates: May 31-June 2 Tuition: $175 Two French natives lead the French-immersion camp, which includes reading, singing, dancing, playing, art, cooking and more.

Vamonos NOLA First Presbyterian Church Education Building, 5401 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 495-2345; www.vamonosnola.com Ages: 3-12 years old, coed Dates: May 22-Aug 11 Tuition: $187 per week Activities at this Spanish-immersion camp include water play, arts and crafts, dance and movement, Zumba, gardening, cooking, soccer, music, theater arts, community service projects and more.



Music

Cabrini Choral Music Camp 1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193, ext. 393; www.cabrinihigh.com/music-camp Ages: Fifth-eighth grade, coed Dates: June 12-16 Tuition: $250 Elizabeth Argus leads the camp, which culminates in a concert in the chapel on Friday. Campers learn and rehearse a diverse choral repertoire including reading music, composition techniques, managing stage fright, evaluating vocal performance, physical conditioning, movement, improvisation and more.

Girls Rock New Orleans Location TBA; www.girlsrock- neworleans.com Ages: 9-16 years old, coed Dates: TBA Tuition: $300 Girls, transgender and gender nonconforming youth learn to play a musical instrument, attend workshops, form bands and write original songs to perform. Workshops include women in music, social justice, experimental sound, mic building, songwriting, zine making and DIY promotions. There also are performances by local bands, games, art and more. A showcase of camper performances is Saturday.

Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras Summer Fest & Summer Orchestra Music Complex Building, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 861-1801; www.gnoyo.org Ages: 7-19 years old, coed Dates: June 5-9, June 27-Aug. 1 Tuition: $150 Summer Orchestra, $295 Summer Fest (before April 1) Summer Fest campers are divided into groups by age and participate in a weeklong camp with professional musicians, culminating in a public performance. Summer orchestra campers meet one night a week, with placement based on proficiency (no audition is necessary), culminating in a concert Aug. 1.

Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp 124 Roselyn Park Place, (504) 715-9295; www.louisarmstrongjazzcamp.com Ages: 10-21, coed Dates: June 26-July 14 Tuition: $140-$320 per week The summer jazz education program has a comprehensive curriculum that includes vocals, instrumental music, music composition, field trips and more. Campers perform in a concert at the end of camp.

Mandeville School of Music 316 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 674-2992; www.laapa.com/camp Ages: 5-16 years old, coed Dates: July 10-28 Tuition: $299 per week Campers can choose from more than 40 instrumental, vocal and dance programs designed for beginners, intermediate and advanced skill levels.

St. Mary's Dominican Band Camp St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 518-5004; www.stmarysdominican.org Ages: Fifth-eighth grade, girls Dates: June 5-9 Tuition: $125 The high school's music faculty leads the camp. Extended care is available.

River Ridge School of Music & Dance 2020 Dickory Ave., Suite 200, Harahan, (504) 738-3050; www.laapa.com/camp Ages: 5-16 years old, coed Dates: July 10-28 Tuition: $299 per week The school offers campers choices among more than 40 instrumental, vocal and dance programs for new, intermediate and advanced students.



Photography/ videography

Photography Camp Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9650; www.ogdenmuseum.org Ages: Sixth-12th grade, coed Dates: July 10-Aug. 4 Tuition: $500, $450 museum members The first session (July 10-21) is for ninth-12th grades and the second (July 24-Aug. 4) is for sixth-eighth grades. Photographer Aubrey Edwards leads the camps, which teach basic elements of photography such as composition, exposure, storytelling, camera functions, photojournalism, portraiture, fashion and lighting. A student-curated exhibit opens at the museum Aug. 5 for White Linen Night.

St. Scholastica Academy Movie Making Camp St. Scholastica Academy, 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington, (985) 892-2540, ext. 129; www.ssacad.com Ages: Fourth-eighth grade, coed Dates: June 12-30 Tuition: $150 per week Digital media instructor Peter Bertucci helps children make a short digital film, working during the week on pre-production storyboards, story structure, camera techniques, lighting, audio and post-production editing. The films will be shown on the last day of camp.

Summer 'Scapes SNAP Photography Camp Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 293-4721; www.longuevue.com Ages: 10-12 years old, coed Dates: July 24-28 Tuition: $260, $225 members Campers learn photography skills including handling a camera, darkroom processes, principles of exposure, film development and photo composition. A photo exhibit and reception will be scheduled in August.



Robotics (also see Science/nature)

Core Element Advanced Robotics with TETRIX Robots University of New Orleans TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-5715; www.core4kids.org Ages: Seventh-10th grade, coed Dates: July 24-28 Tuition: $350 Participants use TETRIX robots to learn about robotics and will build complex robots using advanced features and engineering designs as well as learning to program with JAVA.

Core Element EV3 Robotics Camp UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-5715; www.core4kids.org Ages: Fourth-eighth grade, coed Dates: July 17-21 Tuition: $350 Campers design, build and program autonomous robots and complete tasks with them. Professionals in science, technology, engineering and math visit.

DominiTech Camp St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 518-5004; www.stmarysdominican.org Ages: Fifth-eighth grade, girls Dates: June 12-23 Tuition: $125 The high school's science and robotics faculty leads one-week sessions. Extended care is available.



Science/nature

Cabrini STEM Camp 1400 Moss St., (504) 582-1193, ext. 382; www.cabrinihigh.com/stem-camp Ages: Fifth-seventh grade, girls Dates: June 26-30 Tuition: $180 The half-day camp offers hands-on activities exploring exponential growth, robotics, coding, earth and environmental sciences, space and projectiles. June 30 features a field trip and will last until 3 p.m.

Camp Invention Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 212-6806; www.uanola.org/page-camp-u-2017 Ages: Kindergarten-sixth grade, girls Dates: June 5-9 Tuition: $250 The camp's activities are designed to use STEM, creative problem solving, collaboration and brainstorming to build invention prototypes.

Core Element Coding Camp UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-5715; www.core4kids.org Ages: Sixth-ninth grade, coed Dates: June 26-30 Tuition: $350 Children learn coding through building and deploying web games using web-based technologies and creating graphics with Canvas API.

Core Element Jr. STEM Camp UNO TRAC Center, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-5715; www.core4kids.org Ages: Third-fifth grade, coed Dates: June 19-23 Tuition: $350 Campers explore engineering and programming, build and program robots, create inventions and learn about circuits and electronics.

Electric Girls Summer Camp Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (505) 850-7578; www.electricgirls.org Ages: 5-14 years old, girls Dates: May 29-Aug. 4 Tuition: $375 one-week camp, $650 two-week camp The camp uses technology to help girls develop leadership skills. Campers learn the fundamentals of electronics and programming and use the skills to design and build an invention to take home.

Junior Refuge Ranger Spring Break Camp Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Center, 61389 Highway 434, Lacombe, (985) 882-2015; www.fws.gov/refuge/Big_Branch_Marsh/Spring_Break_Camp Ages: 8-10 years old, coed Dates: April 17-21 Tuition: $40 The camp includes canoeing, fishing, wildlife observation, hiking and habitat restoration projects.

Louisiana Children's Museum Dinosaurs Rock Camp 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org/come-play/camps Ages: 5-8 years old, coed Dates: July 31-Aug. 4 Tuition: $225, $200 museum members Campers look for dinosaur bones in a fossil dig at the museum and learn about the life of the most popular dinosaurs.

Louisiana Children's Museum Inventor's Workshop 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org/come-play/camps Ages: 5-8 years old, coed Dates: June 26-30 Tuition: $225, $200 museum members Young inventors brainstorm with others and design and create an invention.

click to enlarge Girls explore science and a lot more at DominiCamp at St. Mary’s Dominican High School.
  • Girls explore science and a lot more at DominiCamp at St. Mary’s Dominican High School.

Louisiana Children's Museum Our Own Backyard Camp 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org/come-play/camps Ages: 5-8 years old, coed Dates: July 17-21 Tuition: $225, $200 museum members Children explore what grows in a backyard through digging, planting, playing with soil, learning about New Orleans flowers, designing a landscape and planting a mini garden.

Louisiana Children's Museum Space is the Place Camp 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org/come-play/camps Ages: 5-8 years old, coed Dates: June 12-16 Tuition: $225, $200 museum members Campers explore the galaxies and imagine what life would be like on Mars, including inventing a language, environment and community.

Louisiana Children's Museum Trash to Treasures Camp 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org/come-play/camps Ages: 5-8 years old, coed Dates: June 19-23 Tuition: $225, $200 museum members Campers bring bottles, cans, paper and recyclables to use in creating designs such as puppets, mobiles, a robot and more.

Science Camp National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/family-activities/summer-camp Ages: Third-seventh grade, coed Dates: June 12-30 Tuition: $225 per weeklong session, $185 museum members Campers learn how aeronautics, engineering, physics, biology and medicine affected the American effort in World War II. Children work with artifacts and see a special showing of Beyond All Boundaries. They also learn about camouflage and develop a synthetic substitute for rubber. The session June 26-30 is for girls only.

Summer 'Scapes A Bug's Life: Insect Investigation Camp Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 293-4721; www.longuevue.com Ages: 5-7 years old, coed Dates: June 26-30 Tuition: $225, $195 members Artist and naturalist Lauren Hemard leads campers in compiling a naturalist's journal, searching for bugs to observe, creating art and learning about the anatomy, life cycle and behaviors of insects.

Summer STEAM Challenges Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 671-6148; www.dcc.edu/steam Ages: Fifth-12th grade, coed Dates: June 12-July 28 Tuition: $125 middle schoolers, $250 high schoolers Science, technology, engineering and math are at the core of the camp curriculum. Campers participate in hands-on, interactive experiments in kitchen chemistry, forensics, microbiology, fabrication, biodiversity, DNA isolation, physics and more.

ThinkerKids Summer Camp 260 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 232-1394; www.mythinkerella.com Ages: 7-10 years old, coed Dates: June 5-16, July 17-28 Tuition: $250 Campers explore science, engineering, technology, art and math through experiments, interactive play and more.

Zoo Camp Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5357; audubonnature- institute.org/camps/1007-zoo-camp Ages: 4-10 years old, coed Dates: May 31-July 1, July 11-29 Tuition: $295 per week, $250 per week zoo members Campers learn about animals at the zoo, visit the splash park weekly and play games and do arts and crafts. Extended care is available.

Zoo Explorers Camp Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5357; audubonnature- institute.org/camps/1008-zoo- explorers-summer-camp Ages: Fifth-seventh grade, coed Dates: May 31-July 1, July 11-29 Tuition: $350 per week, $300 per week zoo members Explorer campers take a weekly field trip or have a zoo overnight, learn about animals, the outdoors and life sciences. Extended care is available.



Sports/fitness

Baseball/softball

John Curtis Christian School Baseball Camp 10125 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-4621; www.johncurtis.com Ages: 6-12 years old, boys Dates: June 5-9 Tuition: $175 A staff of John Curtis coaches, former coaches and players conduct this camp, which offers boys individual instruction in fielding, batting, base running, pitching and other game situations. Campers must provide their own equipment.

click to enlarge Campers spend a day in Pensacola, Florida at Learning Lab’s Genius Camp.
  • Campers spend a day in Pensacola, Florida at Learning Lab’s Genius Camp.

John Curtis Christian School Baseball Camp 10125 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-4621; www.johncurtis.com Ages: 8-13 years old, boys Dates: June 12-16 Tuition: $150 A staff of John Curtis coaches, former coaches and players conduct this camp, which offers boys individual instruction in fielding, batting, base running, pitching and other game situations. Campers must provide their own equipment.

John Curtis Christian School Softball Camp 10125 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-4621; www.johncurtis.com Ages: 6-13 years old, girls Dates: May 30-June 2 Tuition: $150 Campers receive individual instruction from John Curtis staff members, who help children with hitting, base running, fielding, pitching and other aspects of the game.

St. Mary's Dominican Softball Camp Harahan Playground, 660101 10th St. Harahan, (504) 865-9401; www.stmarys- dominican.org Ages: Fifth-ninth grade, girls Dates: June 19-23 Tuition: $125 The camp focuses on the basics of softball, with individual instruction on various skills. Optional transportation is available to and from St. Mary's Dominican High School. Extended care is available.

St. Scholastica Academy Softball Camp St. Scholastica Academy athletic fields, 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington, (985) 892-2540, ext. 129; www.ssacad.com Ages: Fourth-eighth grade, girls Dates: June 5-7 Tuition: $90 Former University of Louisiana-Lafayette softball player and St. Scholastica coach Lacey Sharp leads the three-day camp, which teaches the fundamentals of softball, including fielding, hitting, pitching, catching and base running. Campers should bring their own equipment. Rain makeup days are June 8-9.

Softball Camp of Champions Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 212-6806; www.uanola.org/page-camp-u-2017 Ages: 8-14 years old, girls Dates: June 5-9 Tuition: $100 Ursuline softball coach Jessica Barksdale teaches girls the fundamentals of softball, including hitting, defense, pitching and more.



Basketball

Basketball Camp of Champions Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 212-6806; www.uanola.org/page-camp-u-2017 Ages: 8-14 years old, girls Dates: June 12-16 Tuition: $100 Ursuline basketball coach Andrea Williams introduces girls to the technical aspects of basketball, defensive and offensive techniques, tactics, ball handling, passing, shooting and more.

Cabrini Basketball Camp 1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193, ext. 389; www.cabrinihigh.com/basketball-camp Ages: First-eighth grade, coed Dates: July 10-14 Tuition: $150 Cabrini head basketball coach Nancy Walsh instructs campers in ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding, triple-threat moves, defense and more.

Cabrini Basketball Clinics 1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193, ext. 389; www.cabrinihigh.com/basketball-clinic Ages: First-eighth grade, coed Dates: June 6, 8, 13 & 15 Tuition: $20 per session Cabrini head basketball coach Nancy Walsh conducts the sessions dealing with technique and honing skills. Each evening session (6 p.m.-8 p.m.) covers a different part of the game: June 6, dribbling; June 8, shooting; June 13, guard; June 15, post-clinic.

Cabrini Basketball Position Camp 1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193, ext. 389; www.cabrinihigh.com/basketball-position-camp Ages: First-eighth grade, coed Dates: July 10-12 Tuition: $60 Cabrini head basketball coach Nancy Walsh conducts the camp, which includes instruction and drills.

John Curtis Christian School Basketball Camp 10125 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-4621; www.johncurtis.com Ages: 7-13 years old, coed Dates: June 19-23 Tuition: $100 John Curtis coaches take campers through drills for ball handling, footwork and defensive principles of the game.

St. Mary's Dominican Basketball Camp St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 518-5004; www.stmarysdominican.org Ages: Fifth-ninth grade, girls Dates: June 12-16 Tuition: $125 St. Mary's Dominican High School coaching staff members give campers basketball instruction and help them develop their skills.

St. Scholastica Academy Basketball Camp St. Scholastica Academy gym, 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington, (985) 892-2540, ext. 129; www.ssacad.com Ages: Fourth-eighth grades, girls Dates: June 12-16 Tuition: $115 The camp teaches the fundamentals of basketball and includes individual instruction. Instructors will cover dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Equipment and water provided.



Gymnastics/tumbling

Elmwood Gymnastics & Tumbling Summer Camp 700C Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, (504) 733-4496; www.ochsnerfitness.com Ages: 3 years old and up, coed Dates: May 22-Aug. 11 Tuition: Varies Weekly camp sessions include instruction on vault, balance beam, bars and floor exercises, as well as tumbling, a tumbling track, trampoline and more. Other activities include swimming, arts and crafts and games. Extended care is available.

Empire Gymnastics Academy 4925G Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 734-0644; www.empiregymnastics.net Ages: 5-12 years old, coed Dates: June 5-July 28 Tuition: $80 per week half days, $160 per week full days There are gymnastics, tumbling and trampoline classes, as well as gym games, arts and crafts, contests and more.

Ivanov's Gymnastics Big Easy Sportsplex, 800 Webb St., Jefferson, (504) 889-9800; www.ivanovsgymnastics.com Ages: 3-4 1/2 years old, half days; 4 1/2-15 years old, full days, coed Dates: May 30-Aug. 12 Tuition: $20 per day or $90 per week, half day; $35 per day or $160 per week, full day Children 3 to 15 years old perform on parallel bars, the beam and tumble-track as they learn gymnastics and tumbling moves. The camp also offers, music, games and arts and crafts. Extended care is available.



Other/variety of sports

All Sports Camp at Big Easy Sportsplex 800 Webb St., Jefferson, (504) 343-1071; www.bigeasysportsplex.com/summer-camp.html Ages: 4-12 years old, coed Dates: June 5-Aug. 4 Tuition: $225 per week (discounts on multiple sessions) Campers participate in basketball, baseball, football, soccer, kickball and other games designed to promote teamwork. The camp emphasizes fundamentals of sports, rules, effort, attitude and sportsmanship.

Bennetts Waterski and Wakeboard Camp 18605 Barnett Road, Zachary, (225) 654-9306; www.skibennetts.com Ages: 8 years old and up, coed Dates: Through October Tuition: $695-$795 per week Beginner, intermediate and advanced waterski and waterboard lessons are conducted on a private manmade lake. Room and board are available.

Brother Martin Crusader Summer Camp 4401 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 283-1561, ext. 3022; www.brothermartin.com Ages: 6-12 years old, boys Dates: May 29-July 7 Tuition: $150 per week ($90 for last week) The camp focuses on sports including basketball, baseball, flag football, soccer and wrestling. Other activities include swimming, art, movies and field trips. Extended care is available. Brother Martin also offers specialty camps in baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling and ACT/SAT prep (dates, ages and fees vary).

click to enlarge Campers perform The Wizard of Oz Jr. at a summer camp presented by Southern Repertory Theater.
  • Campers perform The Wizard of Oz Jr. at a summer camp presented by Southern Repertory Theater.

Louisiana Children's Museum Movin' and Groovin' Camp 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org/come-play/camps Ages: 5-8 years old, coed Dates: July 3 & 5-7 Tuition: $180, $160 museum members The camp is designed to keep children moving through yoga, dance, aerobics, throwing and catching, chasing bubbles, tossing balloons and more.

Love Swimming Camp Prep 5221 S. Front St., (504) 891-4662; www.loveswimming.com Ages: 6 months old and up, coed Dates: Continuing Tuition: $30 per week Love Swimming teaches kids to swim and be safe in the water.

Newman Summer Sports Camps Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6297; www.newman- summer.com Ages: Second-eighth grade, coed Dates: June 5-30, July 10-28 Tuition: $396 per week Instructors help campers develop and improve skills in football, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, soccer and track and field.

Playmakers Indoor Sports Southshore 6124 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 305-6078; www.playmakersindoor.com/locations.southshore/multisportscamps Ages: 5-12 years old, coed Dates: May 30-Aug. 18 Tuition: $30 per day Kids play sports and games all day at this indoor facility. Offerings include soccer, flag football, lacrosse, basketball, whiffle ball, relay games and more. Extended care is available.

St. Mary Magdalen Cougar Camp 6421 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 733-1433; www.smmcougars.org Ages: 4 years old-seventh grade, coed Dates: June 5-July 28 Tuition: $145 per week, $1,056 for eight weeks The camp offers a variety of activities, including golf, swimming, bowling, karate, rock climbing, movies and more.

St. Paul's Adventure Camp 6249 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-1319; www.stpauls-lakeview.org Ages: Kindergarten-eighth grade, coed Dates: June 5-30, July 10-21 Tuition: $265 per week Campers stay active with rock climbing, laser tag, swimming, trampoline jumping at Sector 6, Baby Cakes baseball games, water slides, a wave pool, volleyball and golf, art, movies and computer games.



Soccer

Cabrini Soccer Camp 1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193, ext. 369; www.cabrinihigh.com/soccer-camp Ages: First-eighth grade, girls Dates: July 3-7 Tuition: $120 Head soccer coach Ryan Hodkinson leads the camp, with focuses on developing soccer skills through games and drills. Activities including dribbling, passing and receiving drills, speed, agility and coordination exercises, competition and soccer golf.

St. Mary's Dominican Soccer Camp Playmakers Indoor Sports, 6124 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 518-5004; www.stmarysdominican.org Ages: Fifth-ninth grade, girls Dates: July 31-Aug. 4 Tuition: $125 Campers learn about soccer from St. Mary's Dominican High School coaching staff members, and they hone individual skills. Transportation is available to and from St. Mary's Dominican. Extended care is available.

Soccer Camp of Champions Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 212-6806; www.uanola.org/page-camp-u-2017 Ages: 8-14 years old, girls Dates: July 24-28 Tuition: $100 Ursuline soccer coach Winston Lewis leads the camp, which introduces girls to the technical aspects of soccer and includes defensive and offensive techniques, game tactics, passing, footwork and more.



Tennis

Tennis Camp of Champions Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 212-6806; www.uanola.org/page-camp-u-2017 Ages: 8-14 years old, girls Dates: June 26-30 Tuition: $100 Coach Todd Owens introduces girls to the technical aspects of tennis, including serving, returning and more.

Tulane University Nike Tennis Camp New Orleans City Park, Tennis Center, 5900 Marconi Drive, (800) 645-3226; www.ussportscamps.com/tennis/nike/tulane-university-nike-tennis-camp Ages: 9-18 years old, coed Dates: June 5-16 Tuition: $415 per week All skill levels are accepted into this tennis camp.



Track

Running Camp of Champions Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 212-6806; www.uanola.org/page-camp-u-2017 Ages: 8-14 years old, girls Dates: June 19-23 Tuition: $100 Ursuline track and field coach Lisa Parker introduces girls to the technical aspects of running, including training in several track and field events, strength training, conditioning, stretching and more.



Volleyball

Cabrini Volleyball Camp 1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193, ext. 387; www.cabrinihigh.com/volleyball-camp Ages: First-eighth grade, coed Dates: July 17-20 Tuition: $120 Cabrini head volleyball coach Kasey Laird leads the camp, with focuses on fundamentals including serving, passing, receiving, hitting, blocking, strategy, speed and agility.

St. Mary's Dominican Volleyball Camp St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 518-5004; www.stmarysdominican.org Ages: Fifth- eighth grade, girls Dates: June 5-9 Tuition: $125 St. Mary's Dominican High School coaching staff provides instruction and skill development for volleyball. Younger girls have camp in the morning and older campers have afternoon sessions. Extended care is available.

St. Scholastica Academy Volleyball Camp St. Scholastica Academy gym, 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington, (985) 892-2540, ext. 129; www.ssacad.com Ages: Fourth-eighth grade, girls Dates: June 5-9 Tuition: $115 St. Scholastica volleyball coach Peter Bertucci and Athletic Director Charles Richard conduct the half-day camp with intensive training in volleyball skills, including hitting the ball, defense, serving, setting and blocking.

Volleyball Camp De La Salle High School, 5300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-5717; www.delasallenola.com Ages: 9-13 years old, coed Dates: June Tuition: $75 per week The camp teaches the fundamentals of volleyball from serves to returns and holds drills and games.

Volleyball Camp of Champions Ursuline Academy, 2635 State St., (504) 212-6806; www.uanola.org/page-camp-u-2017 Ages: 8-14 years old, girls Dates: May 29-June 2 Tuition: $100 Ursuline coach Jay Jay Juan instructs girls in the fundamentals of volleyball and leads drills to hone their skills.



Theater/Drama

Anthony Bean Theater for the Performing Arts Camp 2601 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 862-7529; www.anthonybeantheater.com Ages: 7-17 years old, coed Dates: June 5-Aug. 4 Tuition: $460 The camp provides young people with a full-day theater experience, including playwriting, performing, production, costuming, lighting and set building. There also are special art activities and hands-on workshops. Every Friday features a talent show or performance by campers.

The Bob & Dolores Hope Theater Camp National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/family-activities/summer-camp Ages: Fifth-eighth grade, coed Dates: July 10-21 Tuition: $275, $250 museum members Campers at the two-week camp work one-on-one with museum professionals in the Stage Door Canteen and will have opportunities to perform onstage and in off-stage roles. The camp culminates in a variety show.

Broadway Theatre Connection New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., (855) 282-6652; www.broadwaytheatreconnection.com Ages: 8-18 years old, coed Dates: July 21-Aug. 4 Tuition: $495 Broadway professionals teach this musical theater intensive camp, which includes instruction in dance, voice and acting.

Cabrini Drama Camp 1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193, ext. 373; www.cabrinihigh.com/drama-camp Ages: Fifth-eighth grade, coed Dates: June 5-9 Tuition: $250 Campers learn to act, use body language, understand a script and character, concentrate, and write stories to perform. The camp culminates with the performance of a short play.

JPAS Youth Musical Theatre Intensive Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 6400 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-2000, ext. 213; www.jpas.org Ages: Third-eighth grade, coed Dates: June 5-25, July 10-30 Tuition: $500 per session A professional artistic staff works with campers to develop skills in various aspects of musical theater. Campers in the first session participate in a production of Madagascar: A Musical Adventure Jr. Campers in the July session perform in Singin' in the Rain Jr.

JPAS Youth Musical Theatre Intensive Jefferson Performing Arts Theatre, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, (504) 885-2000; www.jpas.org Ages: Third-eighth grade, coed Dates: June 19-July 16 Tuition: $500 A professional artistic staff works with campers to develop skills in various aspects of musical theater. Campers participate in a production of Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Louisiana Children's Museum World's a Stage Camp 420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org/come-play/camps Ages: 5-8 years old, coed Dates: July 24-28 Tuition: $225, $200 museum members Campers learn about theater, including adapting a story for a camp play, creating puppets, making costumes and props and staging a performance for parents on Friday.

Newman Summer Theater Conservatory Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-5297; www.newman- summer.com Ages: Sixth-12th grade, coed Dates: June 5-30 Tuition: $1,265 Campers attend daily sessions in acting techniques, musical theater, voice, tap, jazz and hip-hop. Students perform in a show at the end of camp.

Rivertown Theaters/Encore Studio Musical Theater Camp — Bye Bye Birdie 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 737-5977; www.dancetumblemusic.com Ages: Third grade and up, coed Dates: May 30-June 18 Tuition: $525 The performing arts camp offers musical theater, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and modern dance, hip-hop, tumbling, acting, piano, voice and guitar lessons. Campers will perform Bye Bye Birdie.

Rivertown Theaters/Encore Studio Musical Theater Camp — Broadway Baby 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 737-5977; www.dancetumblemusic.com Ages: Kindergarten-second grade, coed Dates: July 24-29 Tuition: $175 The performing arts camp offers musical theater, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and modern dance, hip-hop, tumbling, acting, piano, voice and guitar lessons. Campers perform in Broadway Baby.

Rivertown Theaters/Encore Studio Musical Theater Camp — The Little Mermaid Jr. 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 737-5977; www.dancetumblemusic.com Ages: Sixth grade and older, coed Dates: July 10-30 Tuition: $525 The performing arts camp offers musical theater, ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and modern dance, hip-hop, tumbling, acting, piano, voice and guitar lessons. Campers perform The Little Mermaid Jr.

St. Martin's Theater Camp 225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9997; www.stmsaints.com/summercamp Ages: Second-10th grade, coed Dates: June 5-23 Tuition: $550 Local performing arts teachers provide instruction in the acting process. Campers also participate in theater games, music, dance and acting. The camp culminates with campers performing The Wizard of Oz June 23. Extended care is available.

St. Mary's Dominican Drama Camp St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 518-5004; www.stmarysdominican.org Ages: Fifth-eighth grades, girls Dates: June 12-16 Tuition: $125 The school's drama faculty teaches the camp. Extended care is available.

Southern Rep Theatre's Cinderella Camp Loyola University, Lower Depths Theatre, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9857; www.southernrep.com/plays/2017-summer-theatre-camps Ages: 4-7 years old, coed Dates: July 5-21 Tuition: $425 Campers learn about putting on a theatrical production and participate in performances of Cinderella at the end of camp. Performance dates are July 21-23. Extended care is available.

Southern Rep Theatre's Alice in Wonderland Camp Loyola University, Lower Depths Theatre, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9857; www.southernrep.com/plays/2017-summer-theatre-camps Ages: 4-7 years old, coed Dates: June 7-23 Tuition: $425 Campers learn about putting on a theatrical production and participate in performances of Alice in Wonderland at the end of camp. Performance dates are June 23-25. Extended care is available.

Southern Rep Theatre's Audubon Go! Camp Loyola University, Marquette Theatre, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9857; www.southernrep.com/plays/2017-summer-theatre-camps Ages: 8-12 years old, coed Dates: June 5-30 Tuition: $625 The musical adventure is inspired by "Pokemon Go" and features three teams battling their adversary for control of a gym in Audubon Park. Campers perform the musical June 30-July 2. Extended care is available.

Southern Rep Theatre's Spamalot Jr. Camp Loyola University, Marquette Theatre, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9857; www.southernrep.com/plays/2017-summer-theatre-camps Ages: 13-18 years old, coed Dates: July 10-Aug. 4 Tuition: $625 Teens learn the ins and outs of staging Spamalot Jr., inspired by Monty Python's adult-version production. Campers stage performances Aug. 4-5.

Theater Camp at Mandeville Trailhead 675 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyartassociation.org/theater-camp-at-mandeville- trailhead Ages: 6-12, coed Dates: July 10-14 Tuition: $185, $175 association members Director Frank Levy teaches campers the skills needed for a theater production. The camp culminates with a camper presentation of Pinocchio.



Video games

St. Scholastica Academy Video Game Camp St. Scholastica Academy, 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington, (985) 892-2540, ext. 129; www.ssacad.com Ages: Fourth-eighth grades, coed Dates: June 19-23 Tuition: $100 St. Scholastica digital media instructor Peter Bertucci works with campers to hone their competitive skills with gaming systems including Wii, Xbox360, Atari 2600 and GameCube. Campers can work with "Minecraft" and Gamemaker software and learn to draw video game characters. There's a game tournament and costume contest.

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