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New Orleans Summer Camp Guide 2015 

Gambit's KIDS easy-to-use guide to camps designed to give your children active and fun-filled days during the school break

click to enlarge Southern Rep Theatre's summer camps end with a student performance.

Southern Rep Theatre's summer camps end with a student performance.

GENERAL/VARIED OFFERINGS

Adventure Camp
6249 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-1319; www.stpauls-lakeview.org
Ages: Kindergarten-eighth grade, boys and girls
Dates: June 8-July 24 Adventure Camp offers sports, film and technology activities, rock climbing, paddle boarding, yoga and hiking.
Cost: $250 per week

Arden Cahill Academy's Camp Corral
3101 Wall Blvd., Gretna, (504) 392-0902; www.ardencahillacademy.com
Ages: 3-14, boys and girls
Dates: June 1-Aug. 7 Horseback riding, swimming, fishing, camping, archery, riflery and sports are among activities at the camp, which also offers art, theater, a petting farm, waterslide and more.
Cost: $175 per week, $750 for five sessions

Bright Playground Day Camp
3401 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 736-6999; www.jeffparish.net
Ages: 3-11, boys and girls
Dates: June 1-26, July 6-31 Campers go on field trips, play indoor and outdoor games, do crafts and more.
Cost: $300 for four weeks

Brother Martin Crusader Summer Camp

4401 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 283-1561, ext. 3022; www.brothermartin.com
Ages: 6-12, boys
Dates: June 1-July 10 Boys can choose from a variety of sports activities, and there are movies, inflatable climbing structures and field trips to miniature golf, a New Orleans Zephyrs game and the Global Wildlife Center.
Cost: $150 per week

Camp Cabrini

Cabrini High School, 1400 Moss St., (504) 481-1193; www.cabrinihigh.com
Ages: First-seventh grades, boys and girls
Dates: June 1-5, 8-12, 15-19 and 22-26 The camp offers swimming, cooking, fishing, sports, art, sewing and more.
Cost: $130 per session, $50 registration fee

Camp Eagle
St. Edward the Confessor School, 4901 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-6353; www.edline.net/pages/steddy
Ages: Kindergarten-sixth grade, boys and girls
Dates: June 1-July 2 Campers participate in sports, games, arts and crafts, skits, storytelling, sock hops and more.
Cost: $150 per week

Camp Olive Juice
2825 Paris Road, Chalmette, (504) 271-4252; www.gethsemanelutheran.org
Ages: Kindergarten-sixth grade, boys and girls
Dates: July 6-24 The vacation Bible school experience includes stories, drama, crafts, games and more.
Cost: $40 per week

Camp Stanislaus
304 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis, Miss., (228) 467-9057 ext. 277; www.campstanislaus.com
Ages: 8-15, boys and girls
Dates: June 14-July 11 Water sports, archery, marine biology, arts and crafts, games, barbecues and more fill campers' time at this boarding camp.
Cost: $315-$2,400

Cardinal Camp
812 Oak St., (504) 861-3743; www.saesnola.org
Ages: Kindergarten-eighth grade, boys and girls
Dates: June 1-5 Sports, water games and laser tag are among the offerings, and campers also participate in art and science activities and weekly field trips.
Cost: $225 (by May 1), $250 (after May 1)

Children's Chalet
1991 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-8668; www.childrenschaletpreschool.com
Ages: 3-8, boys and girls
Dates: May-August Activities are matched to weekly themes including waterslides and cooking and there are field trips and more.
Cost: Varies

Christian Brothers Summer Camp
8 Friederichs Ave., (504) 486-6770; www.cbs-no.org
Ages: third-seventh grades, boys and girls
Dates: June 8-July 17 Activities during the two-week sessions include music, drama, art and academic preparation, as well as trips to New Orleans City Park amusement park and miniature golf course, movies and reptile shows.
Cost: $295 per two-week session (until May 15)

Country Day Creative Arts
300 Park Road, Metairie, (504) 849-3188; www.countrydaycreativearts.com
Ages: 7-14, boys and girls
Dates: June 15-July 17 Children choose five classes from more than 30 options including visual arts, performing arts and sports.
Cost: $1,300 (before April 1), $1,400 (after April 1)

Crescent City Summer Camp
4828 Utica St., Metairie, (504) 885-4700; www.ccchristian.net
Ages: Pre-kindergarten-14
Dates: May 26-July 31 There's an indoor swimming pool, movies, a gym, playground, Wii room, game room, daily art projects, weekly field trips and more. Before- and after-care included.
Cost: $150 per week ($50 registration)

Dragon Camp
St. George's Episcopal School, 923 Napoleon Ave., (504) 891-5509; www.stgeorgesepiscopal.com
Ages: 1-3, boys and girls
Dates: June 8-26, July 6-24 St. George's offers art, music, free play, storytelling, music, movement and water activities.
Cost: $450-$750

Holy Cross School Summer Camp
Holy Cross High School, 5500 Paris Ave., (504) 942-1884; www.holycrosstigers.com
Ages: 4-12, boys and girls
Dates: June 1-June 19 Campers participate in activities that incorporate math, reading, science, computers, art, music and sports.
Cost: $465, discounts for multiple children

JCC Summer Day Camps
Jewish Community Center, 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-5158; 5342 St. Charles Ave., (504) 897-0143; www.nojcc.org
Ages: 21 months-eighth grade
Dates: June 8-July 31 New Orleans Jewish Community Centers offer a variety of camps, including one for preschoolers, as well as a sports camp, tennis camp, general day camp and the Taglit teen camp.
Cost: Varies

Jesuit High School Summer Day Camp
4133 Banks St., (504) 486-6631; www.jesuitnola.org
Ages: 5-12, boys and girls
Dates: June 1-July 10 There's a six-week session and two three-week sessions of the camp, which offers field trips, swimming, movies, a variety of sports, laser tag, skating, miniature golf, outdoor games and more. Before- and after-care are available.
Cost: Varies

Kehoe-France Northshore Camp
25 Patricia Drive, Covington, (985) 892-4415; www.kehoefrancens.com
Ages: 1-13, boys and girls
Dates: June 9-July 31 Activities include swimming, arts and crafts, rock climbing, computer games, frog races, nature class and snowball days.
Cost: Varies

Kehoe-France Summer Camp
720 Elise Ave., Metairie, |(504) 733-0472; www.kehoefrance.com
Ages: 8 weeks-13 years
Dates: June 8-July 31 This camp offers swimming, ceramics, crafts, tennis, a BB gun range, computers, cookouts and more.
Cost: $1,295 per six-week session, $1,630 per eight-week session

Kidcam City Park
1 Park Drive, (877) 454-3226; www.kidcamcamp.com
Ages: 3-13, boys and girls
Dates: May 26-July 31 Based in New Orleans City Park, the camp offers swimming, trips to the amusement park, playgrounds and more.
Cost: $175 per week

Kidcam Woodlake
82 Sequoia St., Kenner, (877) 454-3226; www.kidcamcamp.com
Ages: 3-13, boys and girls
Dates: May 26-July 31 Activities include swimming, tennis, a playground, an indoor game room and more.
Cost: $140 per week

Kidsports
Elmwood Fitness Center, 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan, (504) 733-1200; ww.elmwoodfitness.com
Ages: 3-14
Dates: May 25-Aug. 21 Campers participate in sports, arts and crafts, obstacle courses, games, swimming and more. Campers age 5-12 also take field trips.
Cost: Varies

Little Camp
2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-9964; www.thelittleschoolmetairie.com
Ages: 3-5, boys and girls
Dates: June 1-26 The camp offers arts and crafts, water play, music, body movement, sno-balls and more. Little School students who are 2 1/2 can attend the camp.
Cost: $170 per week

Little Farms Playground Day Camp
10301 S. Park St., River Ridge, (504) 736-6999; www.jeffparish.net
Ages: 3-11, boys and girls
Dates: June 1-26, July 6-31 There are field trips, indoor and outdoor games, crafts and more.
Cost: $300 for four weeks

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