2016 SUMMER CAMPS in and around Hammond/Tangipahoa Parish

2016 SUMMER CAMPS in and around Hammond/Tangipahoa Parish

Here it is! Our annual list of local summer camp offerings – Please click the links in each section for more information. Details are subject to change, so always call to confirm information and availability. If you have a camp to add, please email ashley@tangifamilies.com.


KidCam Summer Camps

Ages: 3-13
Days/Times: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm (before and after care available) from   May 31 – July 29, 2016. Part time options (3 days a week) also available).
Cost: $125 week with $50 registration fee 
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Hammond
To Enroll: Call 877-4KIDCAM or register Online

Kidcam is a summer camp program with locations all over Louisiana. Kidcam’s engaging weekly themes are action-packed with activities that promote fun, fitness, friendship, and creativity each week of camp. Join KIDCAM for a summer of thrills, suspense and amazing adventures. This summer, camp will be swarming with young “operatives” as we delve into the secret world of spycraft. Each week, Commander M will drop off a case file with a new code word for our recruits to explore. In order to conduct their mission campers will enjoy themed challenges, games, activities, technology, food, crafts, music and movies. This exciting program will teach teamwork, reasoning, agility, and resourcefulness while delivering a summer of top secret fun. Campers aged 5-13 will attend off-campus field trips each week on a licensed bus. The 3-4 year old campers follow a separate schedule of on-campus activities.

SLU Rec Sports Camp

Ages: 5-12
Days/Times: 9 am - 4 pm (before/after care available) from May 23 to July 29
Cost: $145/week with registration fee of $25/child or $50/family. Early drop off for extra $15/week starts at 7 am. Late pickup is extra $15/week from 4 - 5:45 pm. 
Location: Pennington Student Activity Center, located at the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing Avenue in Hammond (Southeastern Campus)
To Register: Call 985-549-5734 or visit the membership desk at the Pennington Student Activity Center. 
More Info

Hosted by Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Recreational Sports and Wellness and offered for 10 weeks this summer.This camp is an option for parents who want their children to have fun and physically active days while developing social skills, confidence and independence.

Each week has a theme and that activities include outdoor adventures, field day games, arts and crafts, health and fitness talks, relay races, a talent show, swimming, and field trips.

Cost includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day, as well as a Camp Rec t-shirt. Campers may bring their own lunch or pay $25 for lunch for the week.

Camp Dates:

Week 1: May 23 - 27
Week 2: May 31 - June 3 (4 day week due to holiday)
Week 3: June 6 - 10
Week 4: June 13 - 17
Week 5: June 20 - 24
Week 6: June 27 - July 1
Week 7: July 5 - 8 (4 day week due to holiday)
Week 8: July 11 - 15
Week 9: July 18 - 22
Week 10: July 25 - 29

Hammond Rec Dept Summer Camp

Ages 5-12
Days/Times: Monday-Friday from 8 am - 4 pm from June 1 - July 24.
Cost: $100 for two weeks; $150 for one month; $300 for full month. Extended hours starting at 7:30 am and ending at 5 pm available for $20/week or $5/day. Financial assistance programs available.
Location: 601 W. Coleman Ave. in Hammond
To Enroll: Call (985) 277-5908. Application available online. Must register by May 8. 

Core Components of the program:
History & Art Program: Campers will have the opportunity to develop their artistic talent with a hands on program offered to enhance their abilities. The students will engage in visual as well as performing arts activities and get a chance to show their skills in the summer camp talent show and Veterans Programs.
Adventure & Fitness Programs: Adventure consists of outdoor programs such as fishing, swimming, hiking, canoeing, geocaching and scavenger hunts. Campers will also learn about nature and fitness.
There will also be field trips scheduled throughout the weeks to venues such as Global Wildlife and the WWII Museum.

Summer Camp at North Cypress Fitness Center

Ages:5-13 (child must have finished kindergarten)
Days/Times: Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $149/week ($129/week for NCFC members). Before/after care available for extra $35/week. Registration fee is $50 per child and $25 for each additional sibling
Location: North Cypress Fitness Center, 1606 S. Magnolia St., Hammond, LA 70401
To Enroll: Call 985-542-3121 or stop by North Cypress Fitness Center
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Campers will enjoy swimming, youth fitness classes, karate, movies, dancing, tennis, basketball, and  more; as well as weekly field trips to places such as Kliebert’s Alligator Farm, Safari Quest, Global Wildlife, Cypress Pointe Gymnastics, etc. 

Snacks are provided. Campers will have option to bring their own lunch or purchase a weekly Lunch Program for $25 per week. T-shirt included.

Luizza Land Summer Camps

Ages: 6-12
Days/Times: Monday-Friday from 9 am - 4 pm; 6 sessions from May 30 - July 1. Early drop off (7:30 am) and late pick up (5:30 pm) are available. 
Location: Liuzza Land, 56457 Holden Circle in Amite
Cost: $135/week per camper, with one-time $40 registration fee. Includes: T-Shirt, water bottle, 2 snacks
To Enroll: Call (985) 981-5788 or Register Online 

The following activities will be offered each week: Farming Ag-Venture, Sports “Fan”tastic – Let the games begin, Pioneer Day, Cowboys & Indians in our Wild, and Color Wars.

Camp Kateri

Ages: 7-13
Cost: $272 for day campers and $412 for overnight campers
Location: Rosaryville Spirit Life Center
39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula, LA 70454
To Enroll: 225-294-5039 or online (Early bird registration ends May 13, 2016)
More Info

Camp Kateri is a week-long day and overnight summer camp at Rosaryville Spirit Life Center located in Ponchatoula. Camp Kateri provides a summer camp program of recreation, adventure, creativity and fun, including horseback riding, cooking,  swimming, camp fires, canoeing and more. 

Session 1: June 12 - 17

Session 2: July 17 - 22

The Rosaryville grounds are fully equipped with over 500 acres, a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, a 2-acre fishing pond, stables, gymnasium, nature trails and more. Camp is filled with fun and challenging activities geared towards developing mind, body and spirit.

The camp emphasizes a friendly and positive environment. The goal is to encourage kids to explore nature, experience new things, create friendships and have FUN!

Spoga Fitness Summer Camp

Ages: 7-13
Days/Times: June 6-10 and June 20-24 and July 11-15 from 9 am to 3 pm (before  and after care available) 
Location: Spoga Fitness Studio, 811 CM Fagan Dr., Hammond, LA. Pick up from Oak Knoll Country Club in Hammond.
Cost: $239 per session - includes healthy snacks and shirt. $20 discount for siblings. 
To Enroll: Contact Angie Finch at 985-345-2454 or angie@spogafitnesscenter.com

Children will be supervised by the Spoga Team through each activity and will be transported to Oak Knoll on a bus.

Activities will include exercise, golf, swimming, tennis, archery and more.
9:00 - 11:00 am campers will be at Spoga participating in age appropriate workouts, coordination, and strength training, basketball games and other activities.
11:00 am - 3:00 pm campers will be at Oak Knoll Country Club where they will enjoy a picnic lunch, golf lessons, swim lessons, tennis lessons, archery practice and free swim.

Art / Music / Drama

Fellom Ballet Fairy Tale Princess Ballet Camp

Ages: 3-6
Cost: $90 (includes all craft supplies and a daily snack)
Days/Times: Monday-Thursday June  13-16 from 9 am - noon daily
To Enroll: Registration Forms available here
Location: Fellom Ballet, 1506 N Oak Street, Hammond, Louisiana 70401

Fairy Tale Princess Ballet Camp is designed for petite ballerinas, ages 3-6.  Activities are designed to teach the basics of ballet and movement through creative play and storytelling. Little princesses will dance along with their favorite fairy tales and create related crafts. On the last day of camp, princesses will perform a special dance for their families. Recommended attire includes ballet slippers and comfortable clothing.

The Big Red Barn Imagine Summer Art Camp

Ages: 3-12
Cost: $125/week and $25 supply fee
Days/Times: M-F - 4 hours (from 9 am - 1 pm or 10 am - 2 pm, depending on week)
To Enroll: email bigredbarn4kids@yahoo.com or text/call 985-373-0468
Location: 234 SE Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula LA 70454
More info: www.BigRedBarn4kids.com

Every day is an artistic adventure at the Big Red Barn's 8th Annual Imagine! Summer Camp. Kids create artwork inspired by literature, animals, far away places, people, and the fun stuff of life.We learn about masterpieces, famous artists, styles of art, and how to find inspiration in everything. The camp  offers a myriad of art activities, mediums, and techniques including: acrylic, watercolor, oil and chalk pastels, collage materials and more. Each week is a different theme. Campers should bring a bag lunch and dress in clothes that can get messy!

June 20-24 :  9 a.m. - 1 p.m (ages 5-10)
June 27-July 1: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ages 3-10)
June 27-July 1: 2 - 5 p.m. (ages 9-12)

July 18-22: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ages 5-10)
July 25-29: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. (ages 5-10)
August 1 - 5: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m (ages 3-10)

SLU Children's Art Workshop

Ages: 5 -13
Dates & Times:  2-week workshop with either morning or afternoon sessions.
July 11-22 (Monday-Thursday)
Morning Session 9:30-11:00
Afternoon Session 2:00-3:30
Location: Clark Hall Annex on Southeastern's campus
Cost: $60 per child
To Register: Visit Website
More Info: Call (985) 549-2301

Students will complete 8 different projects. The theme is ‘Animals, Animals, Animals.’

Camp ACTion

Ages: 8-17
Dates: June 13-25 from 9 am - 3 pm with before and after care available 
Location: The Octavians, 1905 W. Thomas Street, Hammond, LA
Cost: $300 for both weeks
More Info/Register: Visit www.theoctavians.com or email theoctavians07@gmail.com

Two week day camp where youth will learn all aspects of staging a live production. Acting, costuming, set/scenery and makeup. This year’s play also includes shadow play, paper maiche, puppetry and GIANTS. The play being staged is Roald Dahl’s The BFG. Camp is limited to 25 students. Performances will be Friday and Saturday evening and a Saturday matinee.

First Christian Church Camps

Location: First Christian Church, 305 E. Charles St., Hammond, LA
Cost: Varies, see each camp for details
For More Info: Call  985-507-8983 or visit website.
To Enroll: Please submit Registration Form (online or print and mail to address above) at least 10 days prior to the start of camp.

FCC Music Camp
Ages: 1st - 6th graders
Days/Times: June 6 - 10, 2016 from 9 am - 12 pm
Cost: $50 - scholarships available

FCC Sewing Camp
Days/Times: June 13 - 17, 2016
Ages: 10 and up
Cost: Free

SLU Community Music School Summer Camps

Location: Community Music School, Pottle Music Building Annex, Room A253 on Southeastern's campus in Hammond
For more info/Register: Contact Jivka Duke 985-549-5502 or www.southeastern.edu/smc

Summer Private Lessons (various instruments and voice)
Dates: June 6 - July 21, 2016
Cost: Between $130 and $400 depending on length of the lesson and the qualifications of instructor.
Suitable for all ages and levels. One lesson per week. 

Middle School Band Camp
Dates: June 20 - 24, 2016 from 9 am - 5 pm daily. A concert will be held at 7:00 pm on June 24.
Cost: $245. Lunch is provided daily as well as dinner on Friday.
Suitable for Middle School wind instrument and percussion players.

Chamber Music
Dates: June 27 - July 1, 2016 from 9 am - 12 pm daily with a concert at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 1.
Cost: $190
Suitable for violin, viola, cello, and piano students of all ages with at least one year experience. 

Guitar Workshop
Dates: June 27 - July 1, 2016 from 9 am - 12 pm daily with a concert at 1:00 pm on Friday, July 1.
Cost: $190 
Suitable for guitar students 10 years and older 

Beginners String Orchestra
Dates: June 27 - July 1, 2016 from 4 - 5:30 pm Monday - Thursday and 10:30 am - 12:00 pm on Friday with a concert at 1:00 pm.
Cost: $145 by June 1 ($20 late fee after June 1)
Suitable for 1st to 3rd year violin, viola, cello and bass students.

Painting With A Twist Summer Camps

Ages: 12 and under
Dates: 4 sessions from 1 - 4 pm (before and after care available from 12 - 1 pm and 4-5 pm)
Location: 204 E. Thomas Street, Hammond LA
Cost: $175/week or $40/day. Materials, and snacks and drinks provided.
To Enroll: Call 985-520-4339 or email hammond@paintingwithatwist.com

Themed weeks will include : animation, pop art, free flow, recycling, ombré, splatter paint, earth, space and nature.

Session 1: June 13 - 17
Session 2: June 27 - July 1
Session 3: July 11 - 15
Session 4: July 25 - 29

Kay Butler Summer Drama Camp

Ages: 8-19
Days/Times: June 20 - July 7, 2016 from 10 am - 5 pm with performances on July 7 and 8
Cost: Please call to ask
To Enroll: Call (985) 974-0123
More Info: Facebook page

Acting, public speaking, drama, musical theater, dancing and choreography. This workshop is designed to inspire and bring out the best in young actors and performers. Directed by Barbie Vallot and several talented supporting directors.

Science / Academic

Summer Robotics Recruitment Camp

Ages: 9-14
Days/Times: Monday, June 6 from 2-5 pm
Location:  Louisiana Children's Discovery Center.
Cost: $40
To Enroll: Call 985-340-9150 or email Coach Jean-Marie at jmfwlcsw@prodigy.net.

Do you have a child between the ages of 9 and 14 who is interested in robotics and being a part of an engaging team? 

The Bayou Builders FIRST Lego League team will be offering three different 2-day robotics recruitment camps this summer. The first camp will take place June 6-7 from 2-5 pm at the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center. 

The cost is $40 per child. Participants will be engaged in a variety of different robotics programming and team building challenges while also learning more about FIRST Lego League.

STEM / Flight Training Summer Camp

Ages: Grades 6-12
Days/Times: June 6 - July 1, 2016 from 8 am - 4 pm 
Location: Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum, 1600 Phoenix Square, Hammond, LA
Cost: $250. Limited Scholarships Available 
To Enroll: Website

Non-profit 4-week camp that provides junior high and high school aged students an opportunity to get an early start towards a career in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Aeronautics by offering 4 unique programs:

  1. Introduction to Radio Controlled Model Airplanes, Quad-copters, Helicopters, and Model Rockets. (Build and launch a model rocket)

  2. Intro to electronic components and circuit designs (Build a digital countdown clock circuit)

  3. Intro to Robotics (Build a robotic arm)

  4. Intro to Airplane Flight Training (Fly a single engine aircraft with a flight instructor)

SLU Robotics Course

Ages: 13-20
Days/Times: July 11-25 on Mondays & Wednesdays from 10 am - 1 pm. 
Cost: $250 (includes all materials)
To Enroll: Register online

Students will advance their programming/constructing skills while learning about different types of motors and sensors. They will build different systems and finish it up with a rover that navigates its way through obstacles. The course is divided into sections that cover a sequence of skills that progressively increase in complexity.

SLU ZOOM Into Careers

Ages: Junior High and High School students
Days/Times: July 13-16 from 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $295 ($15 off if registered before May 17)
To Enroll: Website

Programs: Animation; Computer Science; Photography; Sustainability;  Television; Theater. More info on each program on website.

SLU is proud to offer a series of exciting career workshops for junior high and high school students. In our hands-on courses, participants explore a career and gain knowledge of the competencies required to succeed in their field of interest. Workshops are hands-on, using the latest technology in our specialized labs to create an interactive experience.  We also incorporate a team component to simulate the dynamics of a real work environment.  Friends and family will be invited on the last day to view the new skills participants have acquired. 


Lady Wave Basketball Camp

Ages: Boys & Girls 5-12
Days/Times: July 13-16 from 9 am - 12 pm
Location: Ponchatoula Area Recreational Dept.
Cost: $65 (early registration) or $75. Includes t-shirt and basketball
More Info/Register: Call Patricia Landaiche at 985-974-3174

Ponchatoula Green Wave Basketball Camp

Ages: Grades K-8th
Days/Times: May 24-27 and May 31-June 3, 2016
Location: Ponchatoula High School, 19452 Hwy 22, Ponchatoula LA
Cost: $65 (early registration) or $75. Includes t-shirt and basketball
More Info/Register:  http://www.tangischools.org/PHS and follow the link under boys basketball camp or print and mail. Email Thomas.taylor@tangischools.org with any questions.

Bayou Belles Volleyball Club Camp

Ages: 4th - 8th grade - open to players of all skills levels
Days/Times: July 13-16 and 20-23 from 9 am to 11 am
Cost: $125; includes shirt
Presented by Bayou Junior Football Camps
Location: Chappapeela Sports Park, 19335 HiPark Blvd., Hammond, LA
To Enroll: Call (985) 543-6767

Spirit Professionals Summer Camps

Location: Spirit Professionals, 210 Hewitt Road, Hammond LA
To Enroll: Call (985) 543-6767

Cheerleading Day Camp
Ages: 5-14
Dates: May 23 - 27; June 20 - 24; July 11 - 15; July 25 - 29 from 9 am - 4 pm.
Cost: $150/full day and $85/half day. Before and aftercare available from 8 - 9 am and 4 - 5 pm for $25.
More Info/Register: Contact Bill Yates at 985-345-4383 or visit www.spiritprofessionals.com

Campers will learn cheers, jumps and stunts and chants. They will also get creative with arts and crafts and play games. There will be a Friday afternoon performance for the parents.

Tumbling, Stunts and Stretch Skills Camp
Ages: 7 and up
Dates: June 6 - 10; July 25 - 29
More Info/Register: Contact Bill Yates at 985-345-4383 or visit www.spiritprofessionals.com 

Ponchatoula Youth Football Summer Sports Camp

Ages: 5-15
Days/Times: June 11, 2016 from 8 am - 1 pm
Location: Ponchatoula Area Recreational District No. 1, 19030 Ponchatoula Parks Dr., Ponchatoula LA
Cost: $10
More Info/Register: Call 985-370-7273

This camp is to help with speed, agility, strength and conditioning for any sport, not just football. Camp will include professional instruction from Brandt Quick of BQuick’s Fitness. There will other sports and health professionals to assist. Campers will receive a t-shirt and lunch will be provided.

Matt Riser’s Lions Baseball Camp 2016 Super Skills Camps

Ages: 6-14
Days/Times: June 6-9 or July 18-24. Full day program from 9 am - 3 pm or half day program from 9 am - 12 noon. 
Location: SLU Baseball Field
Cost: $200/full day or $145/half day
More Info/Register: www.mattriserbaseballcamps.com

Camp is specially structured for the player that is looking to improve their game on both sides of the ball. In the morning the concentration will be on advancing each players baseball skills through repetition at each player’s specific position. In the afternoon  the younger players will be put through game situations while the older players will be put through simulated games that will be overseen by the way entire Lions coaching staff.

Each camper will receive a t-shirt and lunch will be provided for full day campers.

North Cypress Fitness Tennis Camp

Ages: 9-15
Days/Times: Weekly sessions start May 23; 9 am - 12 pm
Location: North Cypress Fitness Center in Hammond
Cost: $129/session 
More Info/Register: Contact Josh at Josh@NorthCypress.com or call 985-542-3121

Rogue Lacrosse Summer Camp at SLU

Ages: Grades 3 -12 for day camp and 5th-12th for overnight
Dates: June 6-9, 2016
Location:  Southeastern
Cost: $550 for overnight; $450 for extended day
More Info/Register: Register online at www.roguelacrosse.com

Skill development and position specific team practice and games. For team discounts, contact josh@roguelacrosse.com.

Jay Ladner Basketball Camps at SLU

Ages: Varies, see below
Location: SLU University Center
More Info/Register:  www.jayladnerbasketballcamps.com

SLU Head Coach Jay Ladner and the SLU coaching staff will direct the camps. Staff will include experienced high school coaches and SLU players will serve as camp counsellors.

Shooting Camp
Ages: 5 - 14 boys & girls
Date: June 10, 2016 from 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $50

Kids Camp
Ages: 5 - 14
Dates: June 13 - 16, 2016 from 9 am - 4 pm
Cost $175

Elite Camp
Ages: Grades 9 - 12
Date: June 27, 2016
Cost: $25  

Jay Artigues Sportsplex Summer Camps

Location: 46177 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, LA
More Info/Register: Call Olivia Marceaux at 985-956-7770 or email olivia.marceaux@jasportsplex.com or visit website

Hitting Camp

Ages: 6-17
Dates/Times: June 15 - 16, 2016 from 9 am - 12 pm (parents may stay and watch if they wish)
Cost: $100

This camp is great for learning and/or perfecting batting techniques. Campers will experience different drills to work on specific  elements that make up a fluid swing.

Infield Camp
Ages: 6-17
Date: June 14, 2016 from 9 am - 12 pm (parents may stay and watch if they wish)
Cost $50

This camp will improve a player’s comfort in the positions of first base, second base, third base and short stop.

The Ultimate Kid’s Sports Camp
Ages: 12 and under
Dates/Times: June 27 - 30, 2016 from 9 am - 5 pm
Cost: $150

This camp will help kids learn the rules of basic recreational games and to get them moving. They may play up to 4 different types of games in 1 day. Kid’s will be provided with lunch and a movie daily.

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