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New Orleans 2016 Summer Camp Guide 

There are camps that explore everything from sports to robotics and many things in between

click to enlarge Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Summer Fun Camp features a theme each week that girls explore through creative and educational activities.

Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Summer Fun Camp features a theme each week that girls explore through creative and educational activities.

GENERAL/VARIED OFFERINGS

Academy of the Sacred Heart Summer Fun Camp for Girls
4301 St. Charles Ave., (504) 269-1230; www.ashrosary.org/summercamp
Ages: Prekindergarteners through fifth-graders, girls
Dates: May 31-July 8
Cost: $225 per week
Each week features a theme that girls explore through creative and educational activities. There's also swimming, bowling, field trips, a water slide, inflatable structures, art, dance and cooking. Extended care is available.

Arden Cahill Academy Camp Corral
3101 Wall Blvd., Gretna, (504) 392-0902; www.ardencahillacademy.com
Ages: 3-14 years old, coed
Dates: May 31-July 1, July 5-Aug. 5
Cost: $175 per week, $750 per session
The camp is on a 12-acre campus and offers horseback riding, swimming, art, theater, sports, a game room, a petting farm, computer games, academic and enrichment classes, fishing, water play and more. Campers must be 4 years old by Sept. 30 to attend.

Brother Martin Crusader Summer Camp
Brother Martin High School, 4401 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 283-1561, ext. 3022; www.brothermartin.com
Ages: 6-12 years old, boys
Dates: May 30-July 8
Cost: $150 per week
The camp concentrates on sports including baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer and wrestling. Other activities include swimming, movies, inflatable structures and field trips. Extended care is available.

Camp Cabrini
1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193;
www.cabrinihigh.com
Ages: First- through seventh-
graders, coed
Dates: May 30-July 1
Cost: $140 per week, $50 registration fee
Activities include fishing, cooking, dance, soccer, drama, swimming, cheerleading, volleyball, sports, performances by campers and field trips.

Camp Cricket at University Montessori
7508 Burthe St., (504) 865-1659;
www.umsnola.org
Ages: 2-6 years old, coed
Dates: June 13-Aug. 19
Cost: $100-$220 per week, $100 deposit
Camp counselors use the Montessori approach to help campers explore arts and crafts, music, academics, water play and more.

Camp Crusader at St. Louis King of France School
1600 Lake Ave., Metairie,
(504) 833-8224; www.slkfschool.com/summer-camp
Ages: Prekindergarteners through seventh-graders, coed
Dates: May 31-July 29
Cost: $140 per week, $400 per three-week session, $1,000 for all three sessions
Offerings include art, science, technology, engineering, math, swimming, sports, food and, for the oldest campers, wood working, architecture, drama and robotics.

Camp Eagle
St. Edward the Confessor School, 4901 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-6353; www.stedschoolesteddy.org
Ages: 4-13 years old, coed
Dates: May 31-July 1
Cost: $150 per week
The camp offers a range of activities, including arts and crafts, sports and computer games. Discounts are available for siblings.

Camp Northlake
70104 Wolverine Drive, Covington, (985) 635-0400; www.campnorthlake.org
Ages: Kindergarteners through sixth-graders, coed
Dates: May 22-July 22
Cost: $185 per week
Campers can swim daily, and special weekly events include "Wild Wednesday," field trips on Thursday and a water slide on Friday. There also are guest speakers, sno-balls and more.

Castletree Camp at St. George's Episcopal School
923 Napoleon Ave., (504) 891-5509; www.castletree.net
Ages: Prekindergarteners through sixth-graders, coed
Dates: June 13-July 29
Cost: $750 per three-week session
Kindergarteners and younger children participate in arts and crafts activities, water play, music, gymnastics, yoga, cooking and games. First- through sixth-graders choose among activities including art, science, sports, gymnastics, martial arts, cooking, yoga, dance, photography and LEGO and cardboard constructions. Reading instruction is available for 6- and 7-year-olds for $300 per three-week session.

Christian Brothers School
Summer Camp
8 Friederichs Ave., New Orleans City Park, (504) 486-6770; www.cbs-no.org
Ages: Third- through seventh-graders, boys
Dates: June 6-July 15
Cost: $300 per two-week session
Art, drama, music, computer programming, sports, games, field trips and talent shows await campers at this school in New Orleans City Park.

DominiCamp
St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fifth- through ninth-graders, girls
Dates: June 6-24
Cost: $220 one week, $435 two weeks, $620 three weeks
Activities include cooking, jewelry making, dance, math games, "Domini-tectives" projects, drama and science exploration.

Dragon Camp at St. George's
923 Napoleon Ave., (504) 891-5509; www.stgeorgesepiscopal.com
Ages: 1-3 years old, coed
Dates: June 13-July 29
Cost: $450-$750
Children can participate in art, music, free play, storytelling, music, movement and water activities. The camp offers two three-week sessions. Extended care is available.

Elmwood Park Summer Camp
1517 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, (504) 392-0217; www.elmwoodparkacademy.org
Ages: 3-14 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-Aug. 5
Cost: $120 per week
The camp has a pool and water slide, and attendees can swim every day. The camp also offers weekly field trips, arts and crafts, sports, a pool table, video games, shuffle board and table-top games. Optional swimming lessons and tutoring are available.

Holy Cross Summer Camp for Boys & Girls
5500 Paris Ave., (504) 942-1884;
www.holycrosstigers.com/
summercamp
Ages: 4-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-July 15
Cost: $180 per week, $465 per session (June 6-27, June 27-July 15)
Activities at the camp include basketball, baseball, football, cheerleading, dance, karate, soccer and wrestling. There also are art, computer, math, reading and science workshops and drama. Extended care is available.

JCC Summer Day Camps
5342 St. Charles Ave., (504) 897-0143; www.nojcc.org
Ages: 21 months old through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-July 31
Cost: Varies by age and program
The Jewish Community Center offers a variety of camps, including a day camp for preschoolers, sports camp, tennis camp, general day camp and a teen camp.

Jesuit Summer Day Camp
4133 Banks St., (504) 251-1204;
www.jesuitnola.org/summercamps
Ages: 5-12 years old, boys
Dates: May 31-July 8
Cost: $400 three-week session, $690 six-week session, $50 registration fee
The camp offers swimming, sports, water activities, movies, picnics, field trips and more.

Jumpin' for Joy
St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Second- through fifth-graders, girls
Dates: June 6-24
Cost: $170 one week, $265 two weeks, $375 three weeks

Campers participate in arts and crafts activities, cheerleading, music and more.
Kehoe-France Summer Camps
25 Patricia Drive, Covington,
(985) 892-4415; www.kehoe-francens.com; 720 Elise Ave., Metairie,
(504) 733-0472; www.kehoe-france.com

Ages: 8 weeks old-13 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-July 29
Cost: Covington: $420-$460 per two-week session, $1,200 per six-week session; Metairie: $880-$1,325 per six-week session, $1,090-$1,670 per eight-week session
Activities vary according to age and include swimming, ceramics, arts and crafts, tennis, computers, cook-outs and sports. Extended care is available.

Kidcam Summer Camps
Citywide, (877) 454-3226;
www.kidcamcamp.com

Ages: 3-13 years old, coed
Dates: May 23-Aug. 5
Cost: $125-$180 per week
There are weekly themes centered around "Mission Possible" and activities promoting cooperative learning and positive social interactions. Activities include field trips, swimming, arts and crafts, water slides, sports and science experiments.

Kids Community Kingdom
1271 N. Lee Road, Covington,
(985) 892-0765; www.kidscommunitykingdom.org

Ages: 5-10 years old, coed
Dates: Starting May 31
Cost: $35 per day, $150 per week
The camp features music, theater, art, science and technology programs, a splash pad, inflatable structures, a rock wall, field trips and weekly themes.

KIDSPORTS Summer Camp
Elmwood Fitness Center, 1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan, (504) 733-1200; www.elmwoodfitness.com
Ages: 3-13 years old, coed
Dates: May 16-Aug. 19
Cost: varies
Sports, arts and crafts, obstacle courses, interactive gaming, a pirateship playground, inflatable structures, swimming and field trips are among offerings at these camps.

Life of Christ Summer Camp
1851 N. Dorgenois St., (504) 945-5778; www.lifeofchristchristianacademy.com
Ages: 5-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-July 15
Cost: $30 per week
The mornings are filled with learning activities, and afternoons are spent playing sports and taking field trips. Activities include learning games, swimming, water play, bowling and skating.

Little Saints Summer Camp
St. Paul's Episcopal School,
6249 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-1319;
www.stpauls-lakeview.org

Ages: 3-5 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-July 22
Cost: $500 per two-week session
Each session has a theme and all sessions include daily swimming and weekly water slide play. Session I: "Into the Wild" explores the world of animals and nature, with visits from the Audubon Zoomobile and Aquavan. Session II: "Fantastic Foods" includes basic nutrition, culinary techniques and cooking in the outdoor culinary center at St. Paul's. Session III: "Music and Movement" gives campers a chance to play different musical instruments and create a music video.

Louisiana Children's Museum Games Galore! Camp

420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357;
www.lcm.org

Ages: 5-8 years old, coed
Dates: June 27-July 1
Cost: $210, $190 LCM members
Play is the focus, with campers making games and testing them, making paper toys to take home, problem solving, going on a scavenger hunt and learning about games from
different cultures. Extended care is available.

Louisiana Children's Museum Super Silly Circus Camp

420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357;
www.lcm.org

Ages: 5-8 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-10
Cost: $210, $190 LCM members
Campers learn about performing in a circus, including acrobatics, juggling, balancing and clowning around. Extended care is available.

Louisiana Children's Museum Voyage to Vietnam Camp

420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357;
www.lcm.org

Ages: 5-8 years old, coed
Dates: June 13-17
Cost: $210, $190 LCM members
Campers learn about the Tet Festival and participate in activities including a dragon dance, listening to folk stories, learning to write the Vietnamese alphabet and sampling Vietnamese food. Extended care is available.

Louisiana
Children's Museum Totally Tet Camp
420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357;
www.lcm.org

Ages: 5-8 years old, coed
Dates: July 5-8
Cost: $210, $190 members
The camp celebrates the Vietnamese New Year with puppet shows, lion dances, music, Vietnamese crafts and more.

Memorial Baptist Summer Camp

5701 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-0533; www.mbsmetairie.org/summer-camp
Ages: Early Learning Center: 6 months-3 years old; elementary: 4-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-Aug. 11
Cost: Early Learning Center cost varies; elementary, $115 per week
The early learning campers will have sno-balls, movies, water play, crafts and more. Elementary campers will play games and sports, watch movies, play on a trampoline, swim and take field trips.

Newman Summer Day Camp

Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6297; www.newmansummer.com
Ages: Prekindergarteners through sixth-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-July 1, July 11-29
Cost: $1,295 June session, $971 July session
Campers choose their own schedules from activities such as animation, art, computer coding, cooking, dance, drama, karaoke, LEGO building, music, photography, video production, robotics, science, sewing, swimming and sports.

Ochsner Fitness Center Summer Camp

2220 Constitution St., (504) 717-2600; www.elmwoodfitness.com
Ages: 5-12 years old, coed
Dates: May 23-Aug. 12
Cost: TBA
Campers participate in sports, arts and crafts, obstacle courses, daily swimming and other activities.

Our Lady of Divine Providence School Summer Camp

917 N. Atlanta St., Metairie,
(504) 466-0591 or (504) 452-9601

Ages: Prekindergarteners through seventh-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-July 15
Cost: $720, $35 registration fee
Arts and crafts, computers, video games, cooking classes, a play room, field trips, swimming and educational games are among activities for campers. Discounts available for siblings. Extended care is available.

St. Augustine's Episcopal Pre-School Camp

3412 Haring Road, Metairie,
(504) 887-4801

Ages: 2-6 years old, coed
Dates: June 13-July 29
Cost: $75 per week half-day, $125 per week full day
Each week carries a theme for arts and crafts. There also are movies, cooking sessions, picnics, water play, games, music and creative play.

St. Christopher Summer Camp

3900 Derbigny St., Metairie, (504) 837-6871; www.stchristopherschool.org
Ages: Prekindergarteners through seventh-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-July 22
Cost: $175 per week, $475 session I (June 6-July 1), $390 session II (July 5-22)
Activities include swimming, sports, movies, visiting parks and museums, skating, music and karate.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Babysitting Camp

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Sixth- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: June 20-24
Cost: $310
Campers earn Red Cross babysitting certification after learning about possible behavior issues among the children they watch, how to handle emergencies and what to expect from different ages, as well as crafts and other activities.

St. Martin's Cottage Camp

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: 1-3 years old, coed
Dates: May 3-July 29
Cost: $185-$265 per week, $700-$1,250 per month
Campers participate in water play, art, exploring the St. Martin's campus and more. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Episcopal School Day Camp

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: 4-14 years old, coed
Dates: May 30-July 29
Cost: $200 per week
Campers attend art and science classes, play games, swim, go on field trips and participate in other activities. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Superhero Camp

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Kindergarteners through third-graders, coed
Dates: July 11-15
Cost: $200
Superheros rule at this weeklong camp, where attendees dress as their favorite superhero and participate in a range of superhero-themed activities. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Travel Camps

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; stmsaints. com/camp
Ages: Prekindergarteners through sixth-graders, coed
Dates: May 30-June 3
Cost: $310
Prekindergarteners through second-graders will explore five countries, including their culture, dance, art and food. Third- through sixth-graders will play games, learn a dance, listen to music, make a craft, cook a recipe and learn about festivals in different Latin countries. Extended care is available.

St. Matthew the Apostle Summer Camp

10021 Jefferson Highway,
River Ridge, (504) 737-4604;
www.smaschool.net

Ages: 3 years old through seventh-graders, coed
Dates: June 13-July 29
Cost: $800, $25 registration fee
The camp includes field trips, magic shows, swimming, cooking classes, computer learning, science lab, inflatable structures, art, sno-balls, ice cream and pizza. Extended care is available.

St. Paul's Adventure Camp

St. Paul's Episcopal School, 6249 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-1319; www.stpauls-lakeview.org
Ages: Kindergarteners through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-July 1, July 11-22
Cost: $500-$530 per session
There are three two-week sessions featuring rock climbing, sailing, laser tag, swimming, golf, art and videography

St. Philip Neri CampTastic

6600 Kawanee Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-5600; www.stphilipneri.org
Ages: 3-13 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-Aug. 5
Cost: $145 per week, $50 registration fee
There's an on-site water slide and inflatable structures, weekly special guests, swimming, field trips, art, computer and reading.

Seven Oaks Academy Camp

1901 36th St., Kenner, (504) 464-1144
Ages: 5-10 years old, coed
Dates: May 31-Aug. 18
Cost: $135-$150 per week
Art, music, swimming, golf, field trips and in-house entertainment are among activities offered here.

Summer at Benilde

St. Benilde School, 1801 Division St., Metairie, (504) 833-9894;
www.stbenilde.com

Ages: Six weeks through 13 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-Aug. 5
Cost: $110-$140 per week
There are early childhood programs, field trips, art, music, dance, cheerleading, soccer, swimming, tutoring and more.

Summer at McGehee

Louise S. McGehee School, 2343 Prytania St., (504) 561-1224; www.mcgeheeschoolcom/summer
Ages: Kindergarteners through seventh-graders, girls
Dates: June 6-Aug. 5
Cost: $250 per week
There are weekly themes and afternoon enrichment programs covering animal adventures, global inventors, dream big and build small, engineering, space, detective work and, for girls entering the fifth-seventh grades, there is a counselor-in-training program. Extended care is available.

Trinity Episcopal School Summer Camp

1315 Jackson Ave., (504) 579-9664; www.trinitynola.com/
summer-camp
Ages: 4-14 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-Aug. 17
Cost: $285 per week full day, $160 per week half day (June 6-Aug. 12); $175 per week full day, $95 per week half day (Aug. 15-17); $15 registration fee
Children can choose activities including ballet, board games, decoupage, collage, fashion design, hip-hop dancing, jewelry making, drawing, robotics, rocketry, soccer and volleyball.

Ursuline Academy Summer Arts Camp

2635 State St., (504) 866-5260; www.uanola.org
Ages: 3 years old through eighth-graders, girls
Dates: June 6-July 22
Cost: $715 per three-week session, $1,330 for both, $290 for Super Week
There are classes in art, acting, singing, cooking, cheerleading, dance, music, ceramics, science and sewing, as well as sports and swimming. Each session culminates with an exhibition. Super Week July 18-22 is an all-field-trip experience and includes bowling, swimming, skating, movies and more.

Waldorf Early Childhood Summer Camp

517 Soraparu St., Suite 101, (504) 525-2420; www.waldorfnola.org
Ages: Kindergarteners, coed
Dates: June-July
Cost: varies
There are two three-week sessions during June and July. Campers can participate in water play, baking, arts and crafts, puppet stories, creativity-building activities and more.

OVERNIGHT CAMPS/OUTDOOR ADVENTURES


Bennett's Water Ski and Wakeboard School
18605 Barnett Road, Zachary, (225) 654-9306; www.skibennetts.com
Ages: Most ages, coed
Dates: Spring February-May, summer July-Aug. 12
Cost: $695 per week spring, $795 per week summer
The weekday camp includes dormitory facilities, meals and demo equipment. Private housing is available, and instruction without room and board is available. Campers get four sets of rides with an instructor Monday through Thursday and two on Friday (camp ends at noon).

Girl Scout Summer Resident Camps

Camp Whispering Pines, 56535 Highway 1054, Independence, (504) 733-8220; Camp Marydale, 10317 Marydale Road, St. Francisville, (225) 927-8946; www.gsle.org
Ages: First- through 12th-graders, girls
Dates: May 29-July 22
Cost: $50-$400
The camps focus on outdoor activities, teaching self-reliance and having fun, with activities such as swimming, boating, cooking outdoors, archery, rope climbing, rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding and arts and crafts. Camp sessions range from two days to two weeks.

Live Oak Wilderness Camp

Camp Windhover, 2092 Six Mile Road, Crystal Springs, Mississippi;
www.liveoakcamp.com

Ages: 9-13 years old, coed
Dates: June 8-July 30
Cost: $1,600
There are four 10-day overnight sessions at Camp Windhover in Mississippi, and transportation is provided for New Orleans campers. Children from 36 New Orleans schools attend the camp, which focuses on building leadership qualities and friendships while enjoying outdoor activities. Enrollment is by application.

Refuge Ranger Spring Day Camp

Southeast Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges Complex, 61389 Highway 434, Lacombe, (985) 882-2000; www.fws.gov
Ages: 8-10 years old, coed
Dates: March 28-April 1
Cost: $40
The weeklong day camp promotes environmental responsibility and outdoor skills through birdwatching, boating, coastal restoration projects, canoeing, fishing and hiking.

Splendor Farms Horse Farm/Camp

27329 Mill Creek Road, Bush, (985) 886-3747; www.splendorfarms.com
Ages: 6 years and older, girls
Dates: May 31-July 29
Cost: $275-$750
The camp offers half-day, whole day and overnight camps. Campers learn about horsemanship, animal husbandry, rodeos, cooking and gardening. There also are guest speakers, arts and crafts, swimming and field trips. Extended care is available.



SPECIALTY CAMPS

ACADEMICS

Brother Martin Test Prep Workshop
Brother Martin High School,
4401 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 283-1561, ext. 3022; www.brothermartin.com

Ages: Fifth- through seventh-graders, coed
Dates: July 28-Aug. 2
Cost: $125
The four-day standardized test workshop runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

CHEM A.C.E.S. at Delgado Community College

615 City Park Ave., Building 2, Room 137E, (504) 671-6419; www.tinyrul.com/stemaces
Ages: 13-16 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-30
Cost: $325
The four-week camp runs Monday through Thursday and prepares seventh- through 12th-graders for high school math and science courses and exposes them to applications for science and math in the real world. The course primarily is for students about to take chemistry.

Community Works of Louisiana Summer Camps

Einstein Charter School, 5100 Cannes Ave., (504) 324-7450; www.einsteincharter.org; Andrew H. Wilson Charter, 3617 Gen. Pershing St., (504) 373-6274; www.wilsoncharterschool.net
Ages: 5-13 years old
Dates: June 6-July 8
Cost: $100
The camps offer curriculum-integrated enrichment classes such as visual arts, chess, yoga, music, theater, sports, film and activities to sharpen math and language arts skills. The camps also include cultural field trips, educational performances and a student exhibition and performance. Extended care is available.
     
Jesuit Study Skills Camp

Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St. (504) 887-2810; www.jesuitnola.org/summercamps
Ages: Fifth- through ninth-graders, coed
Dates: July 6-16
Cost: $100
The half-day sessions run for four days and teach students how to get the most out of their study time.

Louisiana Children's Museum Money Matters Camp

420 Julia St., (504) 255-2412;
www.lcm.org

Ages: 5-8 years old, coed
Dates: Aug. 1-5
Cost: $210 per week,
$190 LCM members
Campers explore the different ways people earn money, learn the basics of earning, spending and saving — and design their own money.

Math Adventure Camp

517 Soraparu St., Suite 101,
(504) 525-2420; www.waldorfnola.org

Ages: Fourth- through ninth-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-July 1
Cost: TBA
The four-week sessions are designed to prepare students for high school placement exams and ACT college entrance exams, with a focus on language and math curricula. Campers will engage in games, art and structured play.

Newman Summer Academics
& Enrichment
Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6297; www.newmansummer.com
Ages: Prekindergarteners through 12th-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-July 1, July 11-Aug. 5
Cost: $294-$1,246
Newman's faculty members teach French immersion, wearable technology, creative coding, graphic design, fashion design, algebra, geometry, science and space exploration.

St. Martin's Summer Experience
Minecraft Camps
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: First- through fifth-graders, coed
Dates: June 13-24, July 18-22
Cost: $200
Minecraft is used to teach campers a variety of techniques for creative thinking, independent survival skills and teamwork. Different sessions cover different age groups. Extended care is available.

ART


Art Time
705 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 674-2023; www.arttime.biz
Ages: 4 years old- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: June-August
Cost: $100-$160 per week
The weeklong camps offer art projects including Japanese/American animation, 3-D projects, metal embossing and work on 30 different surfaces.

CAC Summer Arts Camp

Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3805; www.cacno.org
Ages: 6-14 years old, coed
Dates: July 11-Aug. 5
Cost: $230 per week
Campers will explore a different book each week through music, visual arts, food, theater and dance. Extended care is available.

Country Day Creative Arts Camp

300 Park Road, Metairie,
(504) 849-3188; www.countrydaycreativearts.com

Ages: 7-14 years old, coed
Dates: June 13-July 15
Cost: $1,300 before April 1, $1,400 after April 1
Professional artists come from around the country to work with campers on the creative process through a variety of visual and performing arts. Sports also are on the schedule.

Creative Choice at Academy of the Sacred Heart

Rosary campus, 4521 St. Charles Ave., (504) 269-1230; www.ashrosary.org
Ages: Fifth- through ninth-graders, girls
Dates: May 31-July 8
Cost: $725 per three-week session
Campers choose from dance, ceramics, jeweled art, sewing, yoga, fashion, cooking, doll-making, gym games and acting. Extended care is available.

Creative Hearts Camp at Academy of the Sacred Heart

4301 St. Charles Ave., (504) 269-1230; www.ashrosary.org
Ages: Kindergarteners through fourth-graders, girls
Dates: May 31-July 8
Cost: $725 per three-week session
Students explore art through ceramics, painting, sculpture, music, writing, illustration, crafts and dance. Extended care is available.

Creole Care Box Summer Camp

4200 Walmsley Ave., (504) 670-9676
Ages: Prekindergarteners through 12 years old
Dates: July 11-22, coed
Cost: $150 per week, $25 registration fee
The arts and crafts camp includes craft projects, movies, field trips and other activities.

Dominican Studio Art Camp

St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fifth- through ninth-graders, girls
Dates: June 20-24
Cost: $125
The weeklong half-day camp teaches students about creating art and is supervised by faculty from St. Mary's Dominican High School.

Fingerprints Arts Camps

320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammany- artassociation.org
Ages: 6-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-17, June 27-July 1
Cost: $220, $200 St. Tammany Art Association members
The creative learning environment allows campers a hands-on approach to exploring the fundamentals of painting, drawing and working with clay. There's an emphasis on art history.

Louisiana Children's Museum
DRAWsome Camp
420 Julia St., (504) 266-2412;
www.lcm.org

Ages: 7-10 years old, coed
Dates: July 25-29
Cost: $220, $200 LCM members
Campers experiment with drawing using charcoal, ink and pastels. They also will make collages and mixed-media items and a collaborative drawing to be displayed in the museum. Extended care is available.

Louisiana Children's Museum Meet the Masters Camp

420 Julia St., (504) 266-2412;
www.lcm.org

Ages: 7-10 years old, coed
Dates: Aug. 1-5
Cost: $220, $200 LCM members
Campers learn about art history, art masters and art movements. They'll also create paintings inspired by the masters, which will be exhibited in a student-directed art show.

Louisiana Children's Museum Sculpture, Sculpture Everywhere! Camp
420 Julia St., (504) 266-2412;
www.lcm.org

Ages: 7-10 years old, coed
Dates: July 18-22
Cost: $220, $200 LCM members
Campers learn about famous artists and create sculpture using a variety of mediums, which will be displayed at an art show at the end of camp. Extended care is available.

Lusher Summer Arts Intensive

5624 Freret St., (504) 304-3960;
www.lusherschool.org

Ages: Fourth- through 12th-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-30
Cost: n/a
The program offers all-day specialized workshops in theater, dance, music, visual arts, media arts and creative writing. There also are special movie screenings, lunchtime concerts, visiting artists and field trips.

MAC Summer Camps

Mini Art Center, 341 Seguin St., (504) 510-4747; www.miniartcenter.com
Ages: 6-12 years old, coed
Dates: May 31-Aug. 12
Cost: $210 five-day camps, $170 four-day camps
Each camp covers a different aspect of art including modern art, self-portraiture, 3-D drawing, animation, clay sculpting, mixed-media art, abstract art, sewing, fabric arts, paper cut-out animation and claymation.

MADD Camp

Cedarwood School, 607 Heavens Drive, Mandeville, (985) 845-7111; www.cedarwoodschool.com
Ages: First- through seventh- graders, coed
Dates: June 20-July 1, July 11-22
Cost: $480 per two-week session before May 1, $495 after, $40 registration fee
MADD stands for Music, Art, Drama and Dance, and the camp offers vocal development, mask making, set painting, costume and prop design, choreography, rhythm, movement, improvisation, character development, drawing, pottery and sculpture.

NOMA Summer Art Camp

New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org/learn/families-children/summer-art-camp
Ages: 5-10 years old, coed
Dates June 6-Aug. 5
Cost: Half day: $180 per week (before May 13), $150 members; $200 per week (after May 13), $170 members. Full day: $340 per week (before May 13), $280 members; $380 per week (after May 13), $320 members.
Campers use imagination and creativity to develop visual and performing arts skills, exploring the museum's collection of artworks and creating works of their own or stage performances.

Ogden
Museum Fine Art FUNdamentals
925 Camp St., (504) 539-9650; www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ages: Second- through fifth-
graders, coed
Dates: June 27-July 8
Cost: $450, $405 Ogden members
Professional visual artists work with campers to create artworks inspired by art from around the world. Kids explore 2-D and 3-D media with a focus on drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, comics, animation and screen printing.

Raphael Academy and NOLA Arts Learning Center Camp

500 Soraparu St., (504) 524-5955; www.raphaelacademy.org
Ages: Fifth- through 12th-graders, coed
Dates: June 13-July 1, July 11-July 29
Cost: $325 one week, $640 two weeks, $875 three weeks
There are weekly field trips, art, music and drama activities and swimming. There also is vocational training for students 16 and older. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Acrylic Painting Camp

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Second- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: June 20-24
Cost: $200
Children create artwork about the subject matter of their choice using the acrylic and watercolor techniques they learn at this camp. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Art and Artists Camp

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Prekindergarteners through second-graders, coed
Dates: July 18-22
Cost: $200
Young artists create artworks in the styles of known artists including George Rodrigue, Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet after exploring those artists through books, songs and their works. Camp concludes with an art show featuring campers' works. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience
Clay Sculpture Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Second- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: June 13-17
Cost: $200
Coil and slab building are among ceramic techniques students will learn as they create ceramic pieces and embellish them. Each camper also makes a wheel-thrown object. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer
Experience Fabric Arts and Soft Sculpture Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Second- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: July 11-15
Cost: $200
Campers learn stitching, sewing and beading techniques and create soft fabric sculptures such as dolls. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Middle School Painting Camp

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Sixth- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: July 18-22
Cost: $200
Instruction focuses on basic techniques of acrylic and watercolor painting, with an emphasis on creative composition. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Portfolio Development Camp

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Ninth- through 12th-graders, coed
Dates: July 11-15
Cost: $200
The weeklong session focuses on organizing a portfolio for the visual arts using past and current creations.

Southern Art Society Fine Art Camp

2619 S. Carrollton Ave.,
(504) 909-4278

Ages: 9-13 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-July 1, July 11-Aug. 5
Cost: $325 per two-week session
Campers will produce up to 10 works of art using pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, pastels, watercolor, acrylic, oil paint and 3-D techniques.

Upturn Arts Summer Camp

1719 Toledano St., (504) 390-8399; www.upturnarts.org
Ages: 3-15 years old, coed
Dates: June 13-Aug. 12
Cost: $550 for two-week session, $600 for two-week session after May 1; $25 registration fee
Each two-week session has a different theme and activities comprise visual arts, dance, music, theater and visits by professional artists.

Ursuline Academy
Summer Arts Camp
2635 State St., (504) 866-5260; www.uanola.org
Ages: 3 years old through eighth-graders, girls
Dates: June 6-July 22
Cost: $715 per three-week session, $1,330 for two sessions, $290 Super Week July 18-22
There are lots of options for campers to choose: art, acting, singing, cooking, sewing, cheerleading, dance, music, ceramics, science, sports and swimming. Super Week is an all-field-trip experience.

You Can YAYA Art Camp

YAYA Arts Center, 3322 LaSalle St., (504) 529-3306; wwwyayainc.com
Ages: 9-16 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-July 1
Cost: $250 per week
Campers learn about glassmaking, glassblowing, sand casting, fusing, screen printing, mosaics, ceramics, painting and printmaking.

Young Artists' Studio Classes

675 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyartassociation.org
Ages: 12-17 years old, coed
Dates: June 13-24
Cost: $170 per week, $160 per week St. Tammany Art Association members
Young artists interested in a serious exploration of art and concepts as well as developing their skills find it here. Instructors focus on 2-D and 3-D subject matter.



click to enlarge Each session at Upturn Arts has a different theme and activities as well visits by professional artists.
  • Each session at Upturn Arts has a different theme and activities as well visits by professional artists.

CULINARY ARTS/FOOD

Culinary Kids
Rouses Shopping Center, 3441 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 727-5553; www.culinarykidsns.com
Ages: 4-14 years old, coed
Dates: May 23-Aug. 19
Cost: $295 per week
Campers will learn to make their own breakfast, lunch, snacks and desserts and will hear guest speakers and participate in kitchen science experiments, arts and crafts, games and shopping excursions. Each week has a different theme. Extended care is available.

Louisiana Children's Museum Food Science Camp

420 Julia St., (504) 523-1357; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8 years old, coed
Dates: June 20-24
Cost: $210, $190 LCM members
Kids will learn the science behind the recipes at this day camp that incorporates healthy eating habits, making a recipe book, preparing applesauce, butter and ice cream. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Book Cook Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Prekindergarteners through second-graders, coed
Dates: July 18-22
Campers prepare their meals each day as they learn about Louisiana and neighboring states through books, art and cooking. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Edible Science Camp

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Third- through sixth-graders, coed
Dates: June 20-24
Cost: $310
The science behind food is the focus of this camp, where kids make edible treats like ice cream and glow-in-the-dark Jell-O as well as colorful molding clay. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Cooking Camps

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Third- through 12th-graders, coed
Dates: June 27-July 1, July 11-15
Cost: $200 per week
The three sessions serve different age groups, but all campers learn basic cooking techniques and create items ranging from appetizers to desserts. Extended care is available.


DANCE/CHEERLEADING

Ballet Apetrei Dance Camp

829 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 624-3622; www.balletapetrei.com
Ages: 3-9 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-July 29
Cost: $150 per week
The dance camp offers ballet, tap, other dance, crafts and a performance for parents.

Ballet Apetrei Summer Intensive Dance Camp

829 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 624-3622; www.balletapetrei.com
Ages: 10-18 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-July 29
Cost: $900
The six-week intensive workshop is taught by international guest teachers and includes classes in ballet, pointe, contemporary jazz, Pilates and choreography.

Muggivan School of Irish Dance

901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 205, Metairie, (504) 416-0091; www.muggivanirishdance.com
Ages: 3-17 years old, coed
Dates: July 25-29
Cost: n/a
Beginners attend half-day sessions where they are introduced to the basics of Irish step-dancing, as well as music, art and other Irish-related activities. There's also an intensive session of daylong classes that include stretching and strength-training techniques and practicing dances step by step.

NOBT Summer Intensive

900 Camp St., (504) 210-0222; www.neworleansballettheatre.com
Ages: 9-18 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-25
Cost: varies
Ballet dancer Laurie Volny Langdon directs the New Orleans Ballet Theatre's summer intensive, where students hone their skills in ballet, hip-hop, Pilates and other dance forms, culminating in a student performance.

NORDC/NOBA Adventures
in Dance Camp
NORDC Lyons Center, 624 Louisiana Ave., (504) 522-0996, ext. 207; www.nobadance.com
Ages: 7-11 years old, coed
Dates: July 11-29
Cost: $90 supply fee
The camp uses dance and movement to provide integrated learning in areas including nutrition, health, arts and crafts, reading and literacy. Dance techniques include modern, hip-hop, jazz and ballet. Campers will stage a performance at the end of camp.

Scramble Conservatory Mini Dance Camp

900 Camp St., (504) 210-0222; www.neworleansballettheatre.com
Ages: 5-8 years old, coed
Dates: June 27-July 1
Cost: $250 per week
Young dancers receive instruction in ballet, hip-hop and other types of dance, participate in crafts and work on stage skills, culminating in a show at the studio at the end of camp.



FASHION


IDIYA Summer Camp: Create Your Own Wearable Tech

2703 S. Broad St., (504) 252-9327; www.myidiya.com/labs/summer-camps
Ages: 10-16 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-10
Cost: $350
Incorporating technology and computers into clothing and accessories is the focus of this camp, where attendees learn to solder neon wire into clothing, sew blinky LED lights onto armbands, program wearable bands to respond to body motion with light and sounds and explore other technology-incorporating fashion ideas.

IDIYA Summer Camp: Upcycled Fashion Design

2703 S. Broad St., (504) 252-9327; www.myidiya.com/labs/summer-camps
Ages: 12-17 years old, coed
Dates: July 18-22
Cost: $350
Campers create new fashions from old clothing items using reconstruction and altering for fit and learn tips for adding personal style to clothing. There also is a 3-D body scanner to compute body measurements and 3-D design printing.

Ogden Museum Advanced Fashion Camp

925 Camp St., (504) 539-9650; www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ages: Ninth- through 12th-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-10
Cost: $330, $300 Ogden members
Designer Veronica Cho works with students who want a career in fashion. Campers will sketch designs, make dress forms and create a complete outfit for a fashion show at the end of camp.

Ogden Museum Fashion Camp

925 Camp St., (504) 539-9650; www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ages: Fifth- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: July 11-22
Cost: $500, $450 Ogden members
Alison Parker of ricRACK NOLA takes campers through the process of creating a piece of clothing, from sketching to construction of a couture piece that will be shown during a fashion show at the end of the session. Camp topics include research and design techniques, figure drawing and sewing, and children will work with dance instructor Liese Weber to choreograph the fashion show.

Makeup Art Academy

(504) 756-7610; www.makupartbootcamp.com
Ages: All ages, coed
Dates: June 6-10, June 20-24
Cost: $1,575 The five-day makeup boot camp is five days of intense training in applying makeup for beauty, fashion and high-definition film, laying on beards, covering tattoos and special effects including bruises and wounds.



LANGUAGE IMMERSION



Ecole Bilingue Summer Camp

821 Gen. Pershing St., (504) 896-4500; www.ebnola.com
Ages: 2 1/2-11 years old, coed
Dates: May 30-July 29
Cost: $249 per week, $489 for two-week session
The French language-immersion camp includes sports, arts and cooking activities, all conducted in French. Discounts are available for siblings.

Vamonos NOLA

6200 St. Charles Ave., (504) 495-2345; www.vamonosnola.com
Ages: 3-10 year olds, coed
Dates: June 1-July 29
Cost: $225 per week before April 1, $250 per week after April 1
The Spanish immersion camp is for children at all language levels and includes activities such as water play, trips to Audubon Park, theater arts, crafts, music, gardening, service projects and sports. Discounts for taking multiple sessions and for siblings are available, as well as extended care.



MUSIC


Classical Kids

4600 St. Charles Ave., (504) 717-5044; www.carlasmusikgarten.com
Ages: 4-9 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-July 1
Cost: $250 per session, $425 for two sessions
Campers explore classical music by making their own instruments, playing instruments and participating in movement and listening activities. There's also water and outside play time.

Dominican Band Camp

St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fifth- through ninth-graders, girls
Dates: June 13-17
Cost: $125
Students learn about band, music and morefrom St. Mary's Dominican High School faculty.

Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras Summer Orchestra Festival Camp

Communications & Music Complex, Loyola University New Orleans, (504) 881-4382; www.gnoyo.org
Ages: 7-19 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-10
Cost: $275 before April 1, $340 after April 1
Two youth orchestras participate in this weeklong collaboration with professional musicians, rehearsals and a free public performance.

Greater New Orleans Youth Or
chestras Summer Orchestra
Communications & Music Complex Loyola University New Orleans, (504) 861-1801; www.gnoyo.org
Ages: 7-19 years old, coed
Dates: June 28-Aug. 2
Cost: $210, $265 after April 1
Enrollment at the evening camp sessions (6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.) is on a first-come basis, and placements are made based on proficiency. The camp culminates with a free public concert at Loyola University New Orleans.

IDIYA Summer Camp: Build a
Musical Instrument
2703 S. Broad St., (504) 252-9327; www.mydiya.com/labs/summer-camps
Ages: 10-16 years old, coed
Dates: June 13-17
Cost: $350
The weeklong camp teaches students about electronic sound, including making electronic xylophones, music sequencers, LED back-lighted instruments and interactive electronics programming projects.

Mandeville School of Music Summer Music Camp

316 Girod St., Mandeville,
(985) 674-2992; www.laapa.com

Ages: 5-16 years old, coed
Dates: July 11-29
Cost: $299 per week
Beginning-, intermediate- and advanced-level students can choose up to seven instrumental, vocal and performing arts programs, including piano, guitar, voice, percussion, strings, brass, woodwind, guitar, acting, band, chorus, jazz, movement, ear training, composition and music theory.

New Orleans Volunteer Orchestra Summer Camp

7100 St. Charles Ave., (504)377-8032; www.novorchestra.com
Ages: 5-14 years old, coed
Dates: June 20-July 1
Cost: $125 per week,
$25 registration
The camp offers general music instruction, arts and crafts, games, movies and field trips.

River Ridge School of Music
& Dance Summer Camp
2020 Dickory Ave., Suite 200, Harahan, (504) 738-3050; wwwlaapa.com
Ages: 5-16 years old, coed
Dates: July 11-29
Cost: $299 per week
Campers at all levels can choose up to seven instrumental, vocal and performing arts programs, including ballet, tap, hip-hop, piano, guitar, voice, percussion, strings, brass, woodwind, guitar, acting, band, orchestra, jazz, ear training, composition and music theory.

Waldorf Inspired Music Camp

517 Soraparu St., Suite 101, (504) 525-2420; www.waldorfnola.org
Ages: Third- through seventh-graders, coed
Dates: July 5-22
Cost: varies
Campers at the three-week session will experience a variety of musical mediums, as well as singing, drumming, movement, games and musical exercises.

PHOTOGRAPHY


Ogden Museum Photography Camps

925 Camp St., (504) 539-9650; www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ages: Sixth- through eighth-graders (first session), ninth- through 12th-graders (second session), coed
Dates: July 5-15, July 18-29
Cost: $450, $405 Ogden members
Photographer Aubrey Edwards teaches campers the basics of photography and how their cameras function. Campers progress to photojournalism, portraiture, lighting techniques and fashion, completing camp with a portfolio. They also can participate in a student-curated exhibition opening at the Ogden on White Linen Night.

Summer 'Scapes Summer Camps

Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com
Ages: 9-12 years old, coed
Dates: July 25-29
Cost: $190 per week, $160 per week Longue Vue members; $25 registration fee
Campers use their own digital cameras to explore Longue Vue's 8-acre site and snap photographs. They will learn photographic techniques, how to use a darkroom and will end the week with an exhibit of their photos.

ROBOTICS


Core Element Advanced Robotics Camp

Tulane University, Lindy Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology, Building 15, (504) 274-3611; www.core4kids.org/stemcamp
Ages: Middle school students, coed
Dates: July 25-29
Cost: $350
The camp is for middle schoolers with previous robotics experience. Campers learn to make complex attachments to complete tasks, refine programming skills and use teamwork to solve problems.

Core Element Introduction
to Robotics Camp
Tulane University, Lindy Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology, Building 15, (504) 274-3611; www.core4kids.org/stemcamp
Ages: 10-13 years old, coed
Dates: July 18-22
Cost: $350
Campers learn and apply engineering and scientific technology to design, build and program robots and complete tasks with them. They also can meet with local professionals in the science, technology, engineering and math fields to learn how to turn their interest into a career.

Core Element Jr. STEM Camp

Tulane University, Lindy Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology, Building 15, (504) 274-3611; www.core4kids.org/stemcamp
Ages: 7-9 years old, coed
Dates: July 11-15
Cost: $350
The camp teaches children engineering and programming skills and develops critical-thinking skills and teamwork. Using LEGO WEDO robotics, children build working robots and program them to perform specific tasks.

Dominican Robotics Camp

St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fifth- through ninth-graders, girls
Dates: June 6-17
Cost: $125
Students learn about robotics with the faculty at St. Mary's Dominican High School.

IDIYA Summer Camp: Build Your Own Robot

2703 S. Broad St., (504) 252-9327; www.myidiya.com/labs/summer-camps

Ages: 10-16 years old; coed
Dates: July 25-29
Cost: $350
Campers will program a microcontrolled robot, learn basic coding skills and logical and procedural thinking to make a robot drive through an obstacle course. Activities for advanced students are available.

Jesuit Robotics Camp

Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., (504) 486-6631; www.jesuitnola.org/summercamps
Ages: Sixth- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: June 22-26
Cost: $350
Children explore robotics.

 

SCIENCE/NATURE


Angel's Grove Ranch

81270 Katie Lane, Bush, (985) 789-3148; www.angelsgrove.org
Ages: 5-16 years old, coed
Dates: May
Cost: $300
Counselors teach campers to groom, saddle and ride horses. Children also participate in a cowboy-cowgirl adventure, fishing, arts and crafts and more.

Camp Kaleidoscope

Cedarwood School, 607 Heavens Drive, Mandeville, (985) 845-7111; www.cedarwoodschool.com
Ages: 2-6 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-July 29
Cost: $220 per week
The environmental-themed camps include exploration of science, ecology, gardening, nature studies, cooking, computer games, painting, drawing, music, games and special guests. Weekly themes include "Cool Carnival Under the Big Top," "Jungle Safari," "Imaginarium" and more.

Delgado Summer STEM Challenges Camp

Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 671-5634; www.dcc.edu
Ages: Fifth- through 12th-graders, coed
Dates: June 13-30 high school, July 11-29 middle school
Cost: $250 high school, $125 per week middle school
The weeklong middle school sessions introduce campers to general laboratory practices, cellular functions and growth, rocket building, DNA extraction and microbiology. The three-week high school program gives students hands-on experience in laboratory modules of their choice.

Electric Girls Summer Camp

Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave.; Louise S. McGehee School, 2343 Prytania St.; (504) 475-4682; www.electricgirls.org
Ages: 9-14 years old, girls
Dates: June 20-July 1, July 18-29,
Aug. 1-5
Cost: $435 each, sessions one and two; $225, session three
Girls will learn skills in electronics, audio technology, programming and design, soldering, dismantling electronics, building circuits, making microphones and programming pranks. They'll also undertake independently designed technology projects.

Genius Camp

The Learning Laboratory, 7100 St. Charles Ave., (504) 475-4522; www.learnlabnola.org/geniuscamp
Ages: Second- through 10th-graders, coed
Dates: June 13-July 22
Cost: $500
The theme for the camp is "Under the Sea," and campers will explore Louisiana's wetlands and marine biology, travel to Pensacola, Florida, for a day, visit Audubon Park and go swimming weekly. Each camper chooses a topic to research.

IDIYA Summer Camp: Bling Out Your Bike

2703 S. Broad St., (504) 252-9327; www.myidiya.com/labs/summer-camps
Ages: 10-16 years old, coed
Dates: July 11-15
Cost: $350
The camp teaches kids how to outfit their bikes with lights, electronics, sensors, sounds, LEDs, speedometers, brake lights and more.

IDIYA Summer Camp: Maker Boot Camp

2703 S. Broad St., (504) 252-9327; www.myidiya.com/labs/summer-camps
Ages: 10-16 years old, coed
Dates: June 20-24
Cost: $350
Children at this five-day camp will design and model a creation and bring it to life using technology and maker machines including 3-D printers, laser cutters, soldering irons and CNC engraving.

Jesuit Science Camp

Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., (504) 486-6631; www.jesuitnola.org/summercamps
Ages: Fourth- through seventh-graders, coed
Dates: July 11-14
Cost: $150
Children explore their interest in science and apply what they learn.

Louisiana Children's Museum Awesome Architecture Camp

420 Julia St., (504) 266-2412; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8 years old, coed
Dates: July 11-15
Cost: $210, $190 LCM members
The STEM camp is focused on architecture using eco-friendly building materials and techniques. Campers will design a house, develop a city, test for earthquake stability and build with LEGOs and planks.

Louisiana Children's Museum Come SWIM with Us Camp

420 Julia St., (504) 266-2412; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8 years old, coed
Dates: July 18-22
Cost: $210, $190 LCM members
It's not a sports camp. SWIM stands for Science With Inexpensive Materials, and children will take a hands-on approach to science, including making a robot, testing circuits and constructing a catapult.

Ochsner STAR Summer
Science Program
1514 Jefferson Highway, (504) 842-3237; www.ochsner.org/STAR
Ages: 16-17 years old, coed
Dates: June 20-July 19 (applications due March 16)
Cost: Free
The five-week summer day camp focuses on scientific research, practical medicine and leadership development. Teenagers will acquire hands-on experience using medical technologies; learn about advances from Ochsner doctors, nurses and administrators; receive instruction on resume writing, presentations and networking; earn CPR certification and participate in debates about social issues affected by science and medicine.

St. Martin's Summer Experience
Hot Air Balloons Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Third- through sixth-graders, coed
Dates: July 18-22
Cost: $310
Campers learn the science behind hot air balloons and how they fly, then work in groups to design and make balloons that will be launched on the final day of camp. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience
Mad Scientist Camps
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Kindergarteners through sixth-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-17
Cost: $310
Campers test chemical reactions, learn about simple machines and do hands-on projects at this camp. The first session is for kindergarteners through second-graders; the second is for third- through sixth-graders. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Camp Invention

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: First- through sixth-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-10
Cost: $240
Inventive campers use their creativity and imagination to solve problems using science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Extended care is available.

Science Camp at the National World War II Museum

945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944, ext. 425; www.nationalww2museum.org/summercamps
Ages: 9-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-10, coed;
June 13-17, girls
Cost: $225 per session, $185 museum members
Campers learn about how American ingenuity and innovation helped win World War II by exploring aeronautics, engineering, physics, biology and medicine.

Spy Camp at the National World War II Museum

945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944, ext. 425; www.nationalww2- museum.org/summercamps
Ages: 8-11 years old, coed
Dates: June 20-July 8
Cost: $215 per weeklong session (weeks one and two), $175 museum members; $172 (week three), $140 museum members
World War II scenarios are the background for campers to use in solving puzzles and overcoming problems to become Special Museum Agents. Campers will learn espionage tactics such as creating disguises and use tools like invisible ink, as well as viewing the 4-D movie Beyond All Boundaries.

Summer Horse Camp
Tavia Equine Center, 11638 River Road, St. Rose, (504) 712-2004; www.taviaequine.com
Ages: 5-17 years old, coed
Dates: June 20-24, July 11-15, July 25-29
Cost: $350 per week
Campers learn to groom, bathe, tack and ride a horse or pony. The camp also includes making horse treats, equine-related crafts, skits and water games.

Summer 'Scapes Summer Camps
Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com
Ages: 5-7 years old, coed
Dates: June 13-July 8
Cost: $190 per week, $160 Longue Vue members; $25 registration fee
Children explore art, gardens, architecture, theater and photography at sessions with weekly themes, including eco-art camp, art in the garden camp and garden adventures camp.

Summer 'Scapes Summer Camps
Longue Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com
Ages: 7-9 years old, coed
Dates: July 11-22
Cost: $190 per week, $160 Longue Vue members; $25 registration fee
A code and mystery camp is scheduled July 11-15, and an architecture camp is July 18-22.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

Camp PowerUp
730 N. Broad St., (504) 899-0278, ext. 6074; www.diabetes.org/powerupla
Ages: Ages: 9-14 years old, coed
Dates: Dates: Jun 6-10
Cost: Cost: free
The weeklong camp is designed for young people at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. It offers education and activities focusing on wellness, nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention.

Horses and Me Therapeutic Day Camp
32597 CC Road, Slidell, (985) 641-4934; www.equestriantherapycenter.com
Ages: 6-12 years old, coed
Dates: Fridays in June
Cost: $100 per day
The half-day camps offer equine-assisted group and individual psychotherapy and therapeutic riding activities for children with special needs. Insurance is accepted.

 

SPORTS/FITNESS

BASKETBALL

Basketball Shooting Camps at Jesuit
Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., (504) 486-6631; www.jesuitnola.org/summercamps
Ages: 8-14 years old, boys
Dates: June 6-17
Cost: $145
The weeklong sessions focus on the fundamental mechanics of shooting a basketball, with daily repetition drills and one-on-one instruction.

Brother Martin Crusader Basketball Camp
Brother Martin High School, 4401 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 283-1561, ext. 3022; www.brothermartin.com
Ages: Fourth- through eighth-graders, boys
Dates: July 18-22
Cost: $150
Basketball skills are the focus at this sports camp, taught by Brother Martin coaches and players.

Dominican Basketball Camp
St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fifth- through ninth-graders, girls
Dates: June 13-17
Cost: $125
The half-day camp is supervised by Dominican's coaching staff and teaches students the game of basketball and the skills needed.

JayKids Basketball Camp
Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., (504) 486-6631; www.jesuitnola.org/summercamps
Ages: 5-8 years old, boys
Dates: May 31-June 3
Cost: $225
Boys learn the fundamentals of basketball from Jesuit coaches, watch instructional videos and play the game.

Jesuit Basketball Camp
Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., (504) 486-6631; www.jesuitnola.org/summercamps
Ages: 10-13 years old, boys
Dates: June 6-10
Cost: $150
Campers learn the fundamentals of ball handling, shooting, passing and defensive play. They also work on team play and have individual competitions.

Jesuit Biddy Basketball Camp
Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., (504) 486-6631; www.jesuitnola.org/summercamps
Ages: 6-11 years old, boys
Dates: June 13-17
Cost: $150 per camper
Campers will use "Biddy" goals and learn about basketball.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Basketball Camp Jr.
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: First- through fourth-graders, coed
Dates: June 13-17
Cost: $140
Boys and girls learn about basketball, from basic rules and procedures to playing the game. Camp includes instruction, drills and competition. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Girls Basketball Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Fifth- through ninth-graders, girls
Dates: June 6-10
Cost: $140
Campers develop individual skills in a competitive environment by running drills and playing scrimmages. Extended care is available.

Ursuline Academy Basketball Camp
2635 State St., (504) 212-6952; www.uanola.org
Ages: 8-14 years old, girls
Dates: May 30-June 3
Cost: $100, $30 registration
Ursuline's coaching staff introduces girls to defensive and offensive techniques in basketball as well as tactics of the game, ball handling, passing, shooting, defensive footwork and teamwork.

click to enlarge Professional visual artists work with campers to create artworks at the Ogden’s Art FUNdamentals camp.
  • Professional visual artists work with campers to create artworks at the Ogden’s Art FUNdamentals camp.


BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Brother Martin Crusader Baseball Camp
Brother Martin High School, 4401 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 283-1561, ext. 3022; www.brothermartin.com
Ages: 8-14 years old, boys
Dates: July 11-15
Cost: $150
Brother Martin coaches and players help campers learn the game of baseball and hone their skills.

Dominican Softball Camp
Harahan Playground, 10th Street at Colonial Drive, Harahan, (504) 865-9401; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fifth- through ninth-graders, girls
Dates: June 20-24
Cost: $125
The half-day camp teaches skills and rules of softball and is supervised by coaches from St. Mary's Dominican High School.

Jesuit Baseball Camps
John Ryan Stadium, 100 Blue Jay Way, Metairie, (504) 483-3914; www.jesuit- nola.org/summercamps
Ages: 6-12 years old, boys
Dates: June 22-25, July 13-16
Cost: $150
Campers learn about the game of baseball and hone their skills on the field under guidance of Jesuit coaches.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Baseball/Softball Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Fifth- through ninth-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-10
Cost: $140
The camp introduces the rules and procedures of baseball and softball, then focuses on developing and improving skills and techniques through drills, practice and competition. Extended care is available.

Ursuline Academy Softball Camp
2635 State St., (504) 212-6952; www.uanola.org
Ages: 8-14 years old, girls
Dates: June 6-10
Cost: $100, $30 registration fee
Hitting, pitching, defensive skills and other aspects of softball are the focus of this camp.

FOOTBALL

Blue Jay Football Camp
Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., (504) 251-1204; www.jesuitnola.org/summercamps
Ages: 7-14 years old, boys
Dates: July 25-28
Cost: $170, $195 after July 5
Directed by Jesuit High School football staff, the camp includes noncontact offensive and defensive drills, special teams workouts, strength and speed training and a guest speaker.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Football Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: First- through fourth-graders, boys
Dates: June 13-17
Cost: $140
Boys learn the rules and procedures of football and develop their skills through drills, practices and competition. Extended care is available.

GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING

Crescent City Gymnastics Camp
7800 Earhart Blvd., (504) 861-1740; www.crescentcitygymnastics.com
Ages: 3 years and older, coed
Dates: May 30-Aug. 5
Cost: $190 per week
Gymnastics, tumbling and jumping on a trampoline are among offerings at this camp. Gymnastics games, arts and crafts activities and sno-ball Fridays also are on the agenda.

Elmwood Gymnastics, Tumble & Cheer Camp
700C Elmwood Park Blvd. (504) 733-4496; www.elmwoodfitness.com
Ages: 3 years and older
Dates: May 23-Aug. 12
Cost: $145-$180 per week
Campers will hone their skills on vault, balance beam, bars, tumble-track and trampoline, as well as floor exercise tumbling and basic cheerleading. Other activities include swimming, arts and crafts and games. A 10 percent discount is available for those who register before April 30. Other discounts and extended care are available.

Ivanov's Gymnastics Academy
3930 Barron St., Metairie, (504) 889-9800; www.ivanovsgymnastics.com
Ages: 3-15 years old, coed
Dates: May 31-Aug. 13
Cost: $90-$160 per week, $20- $35 per day
Campers learn tumbling and gymnastics on a tumble-track, beam, vault and bars as well as floor exercises. There also are arts and crafts and games. Extended care is available.


OTHER/VARIED OFFERINGS

Brother Martin Crusader Wrestling Camp
Brother Martin High School, 4401 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 283-1561, ext. 3022; www.brothermartin.com
Ages: 6-12 years old, boys
Dates: July 11-15
Cost: $150
Campers learn the rules and techniques of wrestling at this camp run by Brother Martin High School coaches and players.

Love Swimming
5221 S. Front St., (504) 891-4662; www.loveswimming.com
Ages: 6 months and older, coed
Dates: May-September
Cost: varies
Swim lessons and water aerobics are available, and children with special needs are welcome.

Newman Summer Sports Camps
Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6297; www.newmansummer.com
Ages: Second- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-July 1, July 11-29
Cost: $396 per week, $1,222 June session, $916 July session
The camp is designed to help children improve their athletic abilities in their chosen sport, including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, softball, track and volleyball through instruction by Isidore Newman coaches.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Lacrosse Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Fourth- through seventh-graders, coed
Dates: May 30-June 3
Cost: $140
Campers develop individual skills in a competitive environment by running drills and playing scrimmages. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Top Gun Sports Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: First- through fourth-graders, coed
Dates: June 20-24
Cost: $210
Coaches teach skills and rules for several different sports and help campers hone skills through drills, practices and competition. Extended care is available.

Ursuline Academy Running Camp
2635 State St., (504) 212-6952; www.uanola.org
Ages: 8-14 years old, girls
Dates: June 13-17
Cost: $100, $30 registration
Ursuline Academy's cross-country and track and field coaching staff operates the camp, which includes learning the technical aspects of running and training in various track and field events, strength training, conditioning, stretching, warm ups and cool downs.

SOCCER

Blue Jay Soccer Camp
John Ryan Stadium, 100 Blue Jay Way, Metairie, (504) 722-6710; www.jesuitnola.org/summercamps
Ages: 9-18 years old, boys
Dates: July 25-29
Cost: $175
The evening camp (6 p.m.-9 p.m.) includes technical training, tactical training and playing soccer.

Brother Martin Crusader Soccer Camp
Audubon Park Soccer Fields, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 283-1561, ext. 3022; www.brothermartin.com
Ages: Fifth- through 12th-graders, boys
Dates: July 25-29
Cost: $150
Brother Martin coaches and players help campers improve their soccer skills.

Dominican Soccer Camp
Playmakers Indoor Sports, 6124 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 865-9401; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fifth- through ninth-graders, girls
Dates: Aug. 1-5
Cost: $125
Campers spend mornings at the half-day camp learning about and playing soccer under the guidance of St. Mary's Dominican's coaching staff.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Soccer Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Fourth- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: July 18-22
Cost: $140
Campers learn the fundamentals of soccer and work on their skills through drills, practice and competition. Extended care is available.

Ursuline Academy Soccer Camp
2635 State St., (504) 212-6952; www.uanola.org
Ages: Third- through 12th-graders, girls
Dates June 13-17 (third- through seventh-graders), July 11-15 (eighth- through 12th-graders)
Cost: $100, $30 registration fee
Emphasis is placed on fundamentals such as passing, footwork, tactics and technical aspects of soccer. The camp is supervised by the Ursuline coaching staff.

TENNIS

St. Martin's Summer Experience Tennis Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Third- through sixth-graders, coed
Dates: July 11-15
Cost: $140
The camp is designed for children with little or no experience playing tennis. Campers will learn the fundamentals of the game, including grips, positioning and strokes. Extended care is available.

Tulane University Nike Tennis Camp
Goldring Tennis Center, Tulane University, (800) 645-3226; www.ussportscamps.com/tennis/nike/tulane-university-nike-tennis-camp
Ages: 9-18 years old, coed
Dates: June 6-17
Cost: $405
The weeklong sessions offer specialized instruction in tennis and the core technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects of tennis for various skill levels.

University of New Orleans Nike Tennis Camp
UNO Tennis Center, 6500 Press Drive, (800) 645-3226; www.ussportscamps.com/tennis/nike/nike-tennis-camp-university-of-new-orleans
Ages: 9-18 years old, coed
Dates: June 20-24, July 17-29
Cost: $495 per week, day camp; $815 per week, overnight
There's a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio at this camp, which offers five to six hours of tennis training daily and a Davis Cup-style competition weekly. Campers of all abilities are welcome, and there is a high-performance training program for top junior-level players.

VOLLEYBALL

Cabrini Volleyball Camp
Cabrini High School, 1400 Moss St., (504) 460-4798; www.cabrinihigh.com
Ages: 6-13 years old, coed
Dates: July 11-15
Cost: $150
Coach Kasey Laird will help campers learn and improve basic volleyball skills including serving, passing, hitting and setting. Speed and agility exercises are part of the camp.

Dominican Volleyball Camp
St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fifth- through eighth-graders, girls
Dates: June 6-10
Cost: $125
The half-day camp is supervised by St. Mary's Dominican's coaching staff, which gives young athletes instruction in the game and helps them them develop skills.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Volleyball Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Third- through sixth-graders, coed
Dates: June 27-July 1
Cost: $140
The camp focuses on preparing campers to participate in interscholastic sports in middle school. Campers will learn proper techniques through drills, practice and competition. Extended care is available.

Ursuline Academy Volleyball Camp
2635 State St., (504) 212-6952;www.uanola.org
Ages: 8-14 years old, girls
Dates: June 20-24
Cost: $100, $30 registration fee
All campers receive instruction in the fundamentals of volleyball and the coaching staff helps them work on their skills through drills and play.

 

THEATER

Broadway Baby — Encore Studio
1999 Hickory Ave., Suite 102, Harahan, (504) 737-5977
Ages: Kindergarteners through second-graders, coed
Dates: June 13-18, July 25-29
Cost: $175 per session
The minicamps give children an introduction to acting, singing and performing in a musical production, and campers will perform onstage.

Broadway Theatre Connection Musical Theatre Summer Intensive
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, 2800 Chartres St., (855) 282-6652; www.broadwaytheatreconnection.com
Ages: 8-19 years old, coed
Dates: July 25-29
Cost: $495, $45 registration fee
Broadway professionals work with campers in all areas of musical theater, including dance, voice and acting. Classes include choreography, acting technique, song interpretation, dance techniques, auditioning and vocals. Participants should be proficient in at least one area of musical theater.

Dominican Drama Camp
St. Mary's Dominican High School, 7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fifth- through ninth-graders, girls
Dates: June 6-10
Cost: $125
St. Mary's Dominican faculty teach campers about drama and acting during this weeklong afternoon camp.

Louisiana Children's Museum The World's a Stage! Camp
420 Julia St., (504) 266-2412; www.lcm.org
Ages: 5-8 years old, coed
Dates: July 25-29
Cost: $210, $190 LCM members
Campers take daily improv lessons; make puppets, costumes and props; adapt a story for a play and put on a special performance for parents, friends and LCM visitors on Friday. Extended care is available.

Newman Summer Theater Conservatory
Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6297; www.newmansummer.com
Ages: Sixth- through 12th-graders, coed
Dates: June 6-July 1
Cost: $1,222
Students attend classes in acting techniques, musical theater, voice and dance styles including tap, jazz, hip-hop and more. Students perform in a show at the end of camp.

Ogden Museum Art and Drama Camp
925 Camp St., (504) 539-9650; www.ogdenmuseum.org
Ages: Second- through fifth-graders, coed
Dates: June 13-24
Cost: $500, $450 Ogden members
Campers learn basic art and stage performance skills and create a script, props, scenery, etc. for a play to be performed on the last day of camp. Attendees also get to explore Ogden Museum.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Improv Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Sixth- through 12th-graders, coed
Dates: June 27-July 1
Cost: $200
Participants learn the fundamentals of improvisational comedy through games, songs and theatrical scenes.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Theater Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Third- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: May 30-June 17
Cost: $550
A professional theater staff will work with campers on stage direction, costuming, prop design, acting and more, culminating in a performance of The Music Man Jr. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Theater Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com
Ages: Third- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: May 30-June 17
Cost: $550 for three-week sessions
Campers learn about stage direction, costuming, prop design and acting, and take the stage with a performance of The Music Man Jr. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Theater Intensive
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com
Ages: Seventh- through 12th-graders, coed
Dates: May 30-June 3
Cost: $200
The weeklong training program allows campers to receive instruction, rehearse and perform in a variety of musical theater disciplines.

Southern Rep Theatre Summer Camp Workshops
Location TBA, (504) 523-9857;
www.southernrep.com/arts_education/afterschool-and-summer- camp-workshops
Ages: 4-18 years old, coed
Dates: July 6-25 (ages 4-8), June 6-July 3 (ages 9-12), July 11-Aug. 7 (ages 13-18)
Cost: $400-$600
Campers in each session learn the fundamentals and tools of acting and stage a musical theater performance.

Summer Theater Camp for Kids
675 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyartassociation.org
Ages: 6-12 years old, coed
Dates: July 11-15
Cost: $185, $175 St. Tammany Art Association members
Children experience what it's like behind the scenes of a stage production as well as acting in a professional setting. The camp culminates with a performance of Br'er Rabbit.

Theater Camp at the National World War II Museum
945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944, ext. 425; www.nationalww2- museum.org/summercamps
Ages: 9-13 years old, coed
Dates: July 5-15
Cost: $275, $250 museum members
The two-week session includes working with the professionals who put on performances at the museum's Stage Door Canteen. At the end of the session, campers will perform a variety show.

X-Area Improv Classes
Playhouse Nola, 3214 Burgundy St.; www.funnybonesimprov.com
Ages: 9-14 years old, coed
Dates: Saturdays, March 5-April 16
Cost: $225
Funny Bones Improv Program Director Emily Slazer teaches the classes, which focus on creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Campers also get experience in ensemble work, character work and casting.

Youth Summer Musical Theater Camp — Shrek Jr. The Musical
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; www.rivertowntheaters.com
Ages: Fifth-graders and older, coed
Dates: May 31-June 17
Cost: $525, $150 deposit
Campers work with theater professionals from Rivertown Theaters and Encore Studio to learn about musicals, culminating in performances June 17-19 of Shrek Jr. The Musical with professional set pieces, costumes and props.

Youth Summer Musical Theater Camp — Wizard of Oz, Young Performers Edition
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; www.rivertowntheaters.com
Ages: Third-graders and older, coed
Dates: July 11-31
Cost: $525, $150 deposit
Rivertown Theaters and Encore Studio team up for this camp, in which third-graders perform The Wizard of Oz July 29-31 after learning about acting and other aspects of staging musicals, including professional flying and special effects.



VIDEO GAMES

Delgado DigiCamps
Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 671-6474; www.dcc-edu/ce
Ages: 12-18 years old, coed
Dates: July 11-14, July 18-21, July 25-28
Cost: $375 per session
The Monday-Thursday camps offer video game progamming and design, 3-D modeling, texturing and animation for video games.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Ancient Video Games Camp
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Sixth- through eighth-graders, coed
Dates: June 13-17
Cost: $200
Ancient here refers to games like Atari 2600, original Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Genesis, Super NES and the old Apple II. Extended care is available.

St. Martin's Summer Experience Video Games and Kudo Video Games Creation Camps
225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 736-9925; www.stmsaints.com/camp
Ages: Second- through 11th-graders, coed
Dates: July 25-29
Cost: varies
There are two different modules. In one, campers will build a platform game like Sonic or Mario after learning the basics of arcade-style video programming, particularly programming to expand characters' movements. In another track, campers can learn to program using a Microsoft Xbox controller to create a custom world and program tasks that must be completed to move to the next gaming level. Extended care is available.


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