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New Orleans-area 2018 summer camp guide: General/Varied Offerings 

click to enlarge Vocals are among the many aspects of jazz music taught at the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp.

Vocals are among the many aspects of jazz music taught at the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp.

GENERAL/ VARIED OFFERINGS

Academy of the Sacred Heart
4301 St. Charles Ave., (504) 269-1230; www.ashrosary.org/summercamp
Ages: 1-13 years old, coed
Dates: June 5-July 20
Tuition: $225-$275 per week
A range of camps is available, including all-girl and all-boy sessions, Creative HeARTS, theater camps and sessions specializing in cheerleading, sports and more. Extended care is available.

Archbishop Rummel Summer Day Camp
1901 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-5592; www.rummelraiders.com
Ages: 5-12 years old, coed
Dates: May 28-July 13
Tuition: $150 per week, $840 for seven weeks
Activities include games, sports, arts and crafts, swimming and field trips. The school also offers specialty camps for children 6-16 years old in basketball, football, baseball, wrestling, soccer, theater, band and weightlifting.

Arden Cahill Academy Camp Corral
3101 Wall Blvd., Gretna, (504) 392-0902; www.ardencahillacademy.com
Ages: 3-14 years old, coed
Dates: May 29-Aug. 3
Tuition: $180 per week, $800 per session
Attractions at the five-week sessions include a petting farm, horseback riding, swimming, art, sports, theater, computer lab, games, fishing, a water slide, archery, academic enrichment and more.

Ascension of Our Lord Summer Camp 1809 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace, (985) 652-4532; www.aolcrusaders.org
Ages: 2 years old-seventh grade, coed
Dates: June 4-July 20, prekindergarten; June 4-July 13, kindergarten-seventh grade
Tuition: $465 per month, prekindergarten; $125 per week, kindergarten-seventh grade
There are water activities, games, Bingo, movies, visits from the Audubon Nature Center's Aquavan, magic shows, mini Olympics, scavenger hunts, karaoke, inflatable structures and more.

Camp Audubon 428 Broadway St., (504) 324-7100; www.auduboncharter.com
Ages: 4-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 11-July 20
Tuition: $400 per three-week session
Each session includes activities centered around art, science, sports and more, and there are weekly field trips. Extended care is available.

Camp Cabrini
1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193; www.cabrinihigh.com/camp
Ages: First-seventh grade, coed
Dates: May 28-June 29
Tuition: $150 per week
Fishing, swimming, sewing, cooking, arts and crafts, painting, jewelry making, sports, cheerleading and science are among the activities at weekly camp sessions. Cabrini also offers specialty camps and clinics in drama, choral music, STEM, sports and more.

Camp Crusader at St. Louis King of France
1600 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-8224; www.slkfschool.com/camp-crusader
Ages: 4 years old-seventh grade, coed
Dates: May 29-July 27
Tuition: $165 per week, $1,295 for nine weeks (until April 30)
Daily programming includes art, STEM, sports, music, dance, swimming or water play and more. There also are special presentations and other activities.

Camp Kaleidoscope
Cedarwood School, 607 Heavens Drive, Mandeville, (985) 845-7111; www.cedarwoodschool.com
Ages: 2-6 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-July 27
Tuition: $220 per week (before May 1)
The weeklong sessions have themes such as "Down on the Farm," "Clowning Around" and "Summer Olympic Games" and include mud, sand and water play, literature, puppets, plays, ecology, picnics, gardening, cooking, computers, art, music, dance and special guests.

Camp Trinity
Trinity Episcopal School, 1315 Jackson Ave., (504) 579-9664; www.trinitynola.org/page/school-life/camp-trinity
Ages: 18 months-14 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-29, July 30-Aug. 15
Tuition: $175 per week, half-day camp; $300 per week,full-day camp
There is a range of options for campers, including magic tricks, acting, ballet, rocketry, photography, sing-a-longs, fashion design, robotics, sports, games and more. Extended care is available.

Camp Walden at the Waldorf School of New Orleans
517 Soraparu St., Suite 101, (504) 525-2420; www.waldorfnola.org
Ages: 6-14 years old, coed
Dates: July 16-Aug. 3
Tuition: $200-$750
Waldorf movement teacher Lila Campbell leads the camp, which includes sports, water play, games, crafts, outdoor activities and more.

Cardinal Camp St. Andrew's Episcopal School, 8012 Oak St., (504) 861-3743; www.saesnola.org
Ages: Kindergarten-fifth grade, coed
Dates: June 4-29
Tuition: $235 per week
Activities at the weeklong sessions include sports, art, science, water play, laser tag, weekly field trips and special guests.

Castletree Camp
St. George's Episcopal School, 923 Napoleon Ave., (504) 891-5509; www.stgeorgesepiscopal.com/castletree/15846
Ages: First-sixth grade, coed
Dates: June 4-29, July 9-27
Tuition: $300 per week, $800-$1,000 per session
Campers choose three different activities a day from options including STEM programs, digital photography, sports, games, arts and crafts and cooking. There also are special guests and special events. Extended care is available.

Christian Brothers School Day Camp — Canal Street
4600 Canal St., (504) 488-4426; www.cbs-no.org
Ages: Prekindergarten-second grade, coed
Dates: June 4-July 13
Tuition: $340 per two-week session (before May 15)
Games, arts and crafts, field trips and special events are among the offerings.

Christian Brothers School Day Camp — City Park
New Orleans City Park, 8 Friedrichs Ave., (504) 486-6770; www.cbs-no.org
Ages: Third-seventh grade, coed
Dates: June 4-July 13
Tuition: $290 per two-week session
Games, arts and crafts, field trips and special events are among the offerings.

City Park Movement and Art
4300 Dumaine St., (504) 390-7482; www.cityparkmovementandart.com
Ages: 2 1/2-15 years old, coed
Dates: May 29-July 27
Tuition: $100-$400
There are four different sessions of camp: a sewing intensive, fine arts intensive, dance intensive and Tween Girl Camp, as well as weekly classes in art, dance, theater and yoga.

Creation Sensation
Christ Episcopal School, 80 Christwood Blvd., Covington, (985) 705-2577; www.christepiscopalschool.org
Ages: Prekindergarten-seventh grade, drama camp ages 8-16 years old
Dates: June 4-22
Tuition: $225 per week, drama camp $575 for three weeks
There is a wide range of activities including art, athletics, canoeing, robotics, science, animation and cheerleading. There's also a three-week drama camp.

Excite All Stars Rock 'N Summer 2018
Southern University at New Orleans, 6400 Press Drive, (504) 218-2607; www.exciteallstars.org
Ages: 6-15 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-July 27
Tuition: $340-$600
The camp has a full slate of offerings, including STEM, sports, archery, tennis and golf lessons, ultimate Frisbee, basketball clinics, arts and crafts, music classes, dance, cooking, teen camp and field trips. Week six features an overnight camp at Fountainebleau State Park.

Holy Cross Summer Camp 5500 Paris Ave., (504) 942-1884; www.holycrosstigers.com
Ages: 4-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-July 13
Tuition: $185 per week, $475 per three-week session
The camp offers activities ranging from swimming, art, science, math, reading, drama and cheerleading to field trips. There also are specialized athletic clinics. Extended care is included in tuition.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church & School
1 N. Marigold Drive, Covington, (985) 892-6146; www.myholytrinity.org
Ages: 2-8 years old, coed
Dates: May 21-July 27
Tuition: $200 per week
Each week of camp has a theme around which activities are planned. There also are field trips.

Jefferson Elementary Summer Camp
4440 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson, (504) 733-9461; www.jpschools.org
Ages: 5-11 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-July 27
Tuition: To be determined
The camp offers a variety of activities, including arts and crafts and field trips.

Jefferson Parish Recreation Department
Various locations, (504) 736-6999; www.jprd.org
Ages: Varies by camp location, coed
Dates: June 5-30, July 10-Aug. 4
Tuition: Varies by camp
There are arts and crafts, skits, games, field trips, swimming and more at camps held at the Mike Miley Playground, Little Farms Playground, Girard Playground, Cleary Playground and Jefferson Playground. Age groups vary by location. Extended care is available.

Jesuit Day Camp
Jesuit High School, 4133 Banks St., (504) 251-1204; www.jesuitnola.org/ summercamps Ages: 5-12 years old, boys
Dates: June 4-July 13
Tuition: $410 for three-week session, $700 six-week session
Camp activities include swimming, bowling, softball, kickball, laser tag, movies, flag football, basketball, field trips, tours and picnics.

JCC Summer Camps
Jewish Community Center, 3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-5158; 5342 St. Charles Ave., (504) 897-0143; www.nojcc.org
Ages: 3 years old-eighth grade (Metairie), 21 months old-eighth grade (Uptown)
Dates: June 4-July 27
Tuition: Varies by age Both locations of the camp offer sports, drama, art, Israeli cultural activities, swimming and field trips. Teenage campers also can choose photography, tennis, cooking and more. The JCC Uptown also offers a sports camp.

The Jimmy Club Day Camp
11842 River Road, St. Rose, (303) 319-1211; www.jimmyclubdaycamp.com
Ages: 5-10 years old, girls
Dates: June 4-29
Tuition: $1,000
The traditional day camp offers a variety of activities including archery, cheerleading, dance, swimming, tennis, sports and special events.

Kidcam Summer Camp at Baby Cakes Field
6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, (877) 454-3226; www.kidcamcamps.com
Ages: 5-13 years old, coed
Dates: May 29-Aug. 3
Tuition: $140 per week
Weekly field trips, swimming, arts, science, sports and other activities are offered at the camp.

Kidcam Summer Camp at Bissonet Country Club
5400 Irving St., Metairie, (877) 454-3226; www.kidcamcamps.com
Ages: 5-13 years old, coed
Dates: May 29-Aug. 3
Tuition: $150 per week
There's swimming, weekly field trips and lots of other activities at this camp.

Kidcam Summer Camp at City Park
1 Stadium Drive, New Orleans City Park, (504) 274-1404; www.kidcamcamps.com
Ages: 5-13 years old, coed
Dates: May 21-Aug. 3
Tuition: $190 per week
There are field trips, swimming, amusement rides and other activities based on weekly themes.

Kids Community Kingdom Summer Camp
1271 N. Lee Road, Covington, (985) 892-0765; www.kidscommunitykingdom.org
Ages: 6-9 years old, coed
Dates: May 29-Aug. 3
Tuition: $150 per week
There's a playground and splash pad for outdoor play, indoor inflatables, science projects and an art room.

Kuumba Institute Summer Camp
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 314-0301; www.ashecac.org
Ages: 6-16 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-July 20
Tuition: $300 one child, $450 two siblings, $600 three siblings
Cultural arts programming includes African drumming, dance, drama, visual arts and poetry. There's also yoga, swimming, photography and more. Breakfast, lunch and a snack are included, and extended care is available.

Longue Vue Summer 'Scapes
Camp 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www.longuevue.com/summerscapes
Ages: 5-10 years old, coed
Dates: June-July
Tuition: $275 per week, $225 Longue Vue members
Activities include art, gardening and nature, birdwatching, bookmaking, arts and crafts and more.

Memorial Baptist Summer Camp
5701 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-0533; www.mbsmetairie.org
Ages: Kindergarten-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-Aug. 3
Tuition: $135 per week
There's an indoor game room, trampoline area, swimming, sports, movies and field trips weekly. Extended care is available.

Mount Carmel Academy Summer Camp
7027 Milne Blvd., (504) 288-7626; www.mcacubs.com
Ages: Second-eighth grade, girls
Dates: June 4-29
Tuition: $80-$105 per week
Campers make their own schedules, choosing from a selection of classes and activities including art, science, dance, sports, cheerleading, cooking, design, acting and more. Extended care is available.

National WWII Museum Summer Spy Camp 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944, ext. 466; www.nationalww2museum.org/spy-camp
Ages: Third-sixth grade, coed
Dates: July 2-13
Tuition: $245 per one-week session, $195 for museum members
Campers use World War II situations as background for field exercises they complete as training to become "special museum agents."

NORD-Youth Summer Camps
5420 Franklin Ave., (504) 658-3052 or (504) 658-3049; www.nordc.org/activities/summer-camp
Ages: 4-17 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-July 27
Tuition: Free-$30 per week
New Orleans Recreation Development Commission partners with organizations across the city to offer enrichment activities in science, technology, engineering and math, visual arts, dance, cooking, performing arts, academics, sports and music. There are weekly field trips, swimming and free breakfast and lunch.

Newman Summer
Isidore Newman School, 1903 Jefferson Ave., (504) 896-6297; www.newman- summer.com
Ages: Prekindergarten-12th grade, coed
Dates: June 4-July 27
Tuition: Starts at $396
The school offers four summer programs: day camp, with a range of activities; theater conservatory; sports; academics and enrichment.

Ogden Museum Summer Camps
925 Camp St., (504) 539-9608; www.ogdenmuseum.org/camps
Ages: Second-12th grade, coed
Dates: June 11-Aug. 3
Tuition: $405-$500 per session
Through a series of small, specialized camps, children can explore fashion, photography, painting, printmaking, puppetry, art and more, led by art professionals. There will be a final show or exhibition of campers' work at the end of each session.

Pleasant Zion Summer Enrichment
3317 Toledano St., (504) 821-0620; www.newcitynola.com
Ages: 6-12 years old, coed
Dates: June 11-July 20
Tuition: $65 Children will participate in arts and crafts, cooking, leadership develop- ment activities and reading comprehension exercises.

St. Augustine's Pre-School Days of Discovery Summer Camp
3412 Haring Road, Metairie, (504) 887-4801; www.staugustinesdayschool.weebly.com
Ages: 2-6 years old, coed
Dates: June 11-July 27
Tuition: $125 per week full day, $75 per week half-day
There are weekly themes, plus music and movement, arts and crafts, cooking, movies, picnics, water play, games and more.

St. Cletus Summer Camp
3610 Claire Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-3538; www.stcletus.com
Ages: 5-13 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-July 13
Tuition: $125 per week, discounts for multiple campers
There is a wide variety of activities including arts and crafts, dance, swimming, waterslides, movies, skating and a field trip each week.

St. Mary Magdalen Cougar Camp
6421 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 723-3220; www.smmcougars.org
Ages: 3 years old-sixth grade, coed
Dates: June 4-July 27
Tuition: TBA Campers participate in a range of activities, including bowling, swimming, rock climbing, movies and more. Extended care is available.

St. Mary's Dominican High School Domini-camp
7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401, ext. 5004; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Fifth-ninth grade, girls
Dates: June 4-22
Tuition: $220 one week, $435 two weeks, $620 three weeks
The camp has a variety of activities including cooking, jewelry making, dance, math games, detective projects, technology, science and drama.

St. Mary's Dominican High School Jumpin' for Joy
7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401, ext. 5004; www.stmarysdominican.org
Ages: Second-fifth grade, girls
Dates: June 11-15
Tuition: $170 one week, $265 two weeks, $375 three weeks
Campers participate in arts and crafts, cheerleading, music and more. Extended care is available.

St. Paul's Episcopal School Adventure Camp
6249 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-1319; www.stpauls-lakeview.org
Ages: Kindergarten-eighth grade, coed
Dates: June 4-29, July 9-27
Tuition: $575 per two-week session (June 4-July 20), $290 for session four (July 23-27) There are golf and soccer lessons, bowling excursions, skating outings, swimming and water slide play, as well as art, photography, ceramics and visits from the Zoo Mobile, Wetland Express and Petting Zoo. There also are field trips to Global Wildlife Center and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.

St. Paul's Episcopal School Little Saints Summer Camp
6249 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-1319; www.stpauls-lakeview.org
Ages: 3-5 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-29, July 9-20
Tuition: $530 per two-week session The two-week sessions include visits from the Zoo Mobile, Wetland Express and Petting Zoo. Activities include soccer, tumbling, cooking, crafts, art and a water slide.

Summer at McGehee
2343 Prytania St., (225) 571-1663; www.mcgeheeschool.com/summer
Ages: Kindergarten-seventh grade, girls
Dates: June 18-Aug. 3
Tuition: $250 per week Morning activities include science, performance arts, arts and crafts, sports, water play and more. Enrichment programs are available in the afternoon. Extended care is available.

Sunbuddies
The Early Learning Center of Woodland Presbyterian Church, 5824 Berkley Drive, (504) 394-8781; www.wpcno.org
Ages: 1 year old-kindergarten, coed
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5-July 12
Tuition: $400
The camp offers preschoolers theme-based activities including Pirate Day, Fairytale Day, Space Day, Safari Day and more.

Terrytown Academy Camp Shamrock
1503 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, (504) 392-3804; www.terrytownacademy.net
Ages: 3-10 years old, coed
Dates: May 28-July 27
Tuition: n/a
Activities include arts and crafts, outdoor activities, movies, sports, field trips and more. Extended care is available.

YMCA of Greater New Orleans Belle Chasse Summer Camp
8101 Highway 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 392-9622; www.ymcaneworleans.org/summercamp
Ages: Prekindergarten-eighth grade, coed
Dates: May 29-Aug. 3
Tuition: $145-$185 per week
The camp offers a wide range of activities, games, sports, field trips, arts and crafts and more.

YMCA of Greater New Orleans East Jefferson Summer Camp
6691 Riverside Drive, Metairie, (504) 888-9622; www.ymcaneworleans.org/summercamp
Ages: Kindergarten-10th grade, coed
Dates: May 29-Aug. 3
Tuition: $135-$190 per week
Campers can play games and sports, take field trips, create arts and crafts and more.

YMCA of Greater New Orleans West St. Tammany Summer Camp
71256 Francis Road, Covington, (985) 893-9622; www.ymcaneworleans.org/summercamp
Ages: Prekindergarten-10th grade, coed
Dates: May 22-Aug. 3
Tuition: $150-$195 per week
Activities include games, sports, field trips, arts and crafts and more.

University of New Orleans Summer Day Camp 2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-6009; www.ris.uno.edu
Ages: 5-11 years old, coed
Dates: June 4-29, July 9-Aug. 3
Tuition: $675 per four-week session
Sports, swimming, games, field trips and a talent show are among the activities at the camp, which also offers swimming and golf lessons. Lunch and field trips are included in tuition.

Ursuline Academy Camp U
2635 State St., (504) 212-6806; www.uanola.org
Ages: 2 years old-eighth grade, girls
Dates: May 29-Aug. 3
Tuition: Varies by camp and session
Acting, singing, language arts, STEM, cooking, sewing, ceramics and sports including volleyball, softball, cheerleading, dance, tennis, basketball, track and soccer are available at Ursuline's various camps. Exended care is available.




GENERAL/VARIED OFFERINGS

OVERNIGHT CAMPS/OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

SPECIAL NEEDS

SPECIALTY CAMPS
Academics | Art | Culinary arts | Cheerleading
Fashion | Language Immersion | Music/dance
Photography/videography | Robotics/computers
Science/nature

SPORTS/FITNESS
Baseball/Softball | Basketball
Football | Gymnastics/tumbling | Other/variety of sports
Soccer | Volleyball | Theater/drama | Video games

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