2018 SUMMER CAMPS in and around Hammond/Tangipahoa Parish

2018 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: 5-13
Days/Times: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm (before and after care available as early as 7 am/6 pm) from June 4-June 29, 2018 (Luizza) or May 29-August 3, 2018(Chappapeela).  
Cost: $130 week with $50 registration fee (Chappapeela) or $160/week with $50 registration (Luizza) 
Two Locations: Chappapeela Sports Park in Hammond; Luizza Land in Amite (transportation available)
To Enroll: Call 877-4KIDCAM or register Online

SLU Rec Kids 'Astro' Camp

Ages: 4-12
Days/Times: 8 am - 4 pm (before/after care available) from May 29 to Aug. 8, 2018 
Cost: $160/week. Early drop off for extra $15/week starts at 6:45 am. Late pickup is extra $15/week from 4 - 6 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, this camp is an official Astro Camp Site. All counselors are Southeastern college students, certified in First Aid and CPR/AED, and led by Assistant Director of Field Experience and Youth Programs, Kathy Cusimano. Keep campers engaged, active, and safe with structured recreational games, sports, and team building activities, incorporating Astro Camp activities, culinary and STEM activities, as well as swimming and off-campus field trips. 

Summer Camp at North Cypress Fitness Center

Ages: 4-13 
Days/Times: Monday - Friday from 9 am - 4 pm from May 28 - Aug. 10, 2018
Cost: $149/week ($129/week for NCFC members). Before/after care available for extra $35/week ($25 for members). 
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
More Info

Campers will enjoy swimming, youth fitness classes, karate, movies, dancing, tennis, basketball, and  more; as well as weekly field trips. 

Spoga Fitness Summer Camp

Ages: 4-14
Days/Times: 9 am to 4 pm weekly (before and after care available) from June 4 to Aug. 3, 2018.  
Location: Spoga Fitness Studio, 811 CM Fagan Dr., Hammond
Cost: $159 per session ($139 for members). $25 discount for siblings. Healthy snacks and lunch available for additional $30.
To Enroll: Call 985-345-2453 or download forms online. 
More Info

All athletic abilities are welcome! There will be a different sports theme each week. Camp focuses on teambuilding, leadership skills, fitness, sports, and fun!

Art / Music / Drama

The Big Red Barn Imagine Summer Art Camp

Ages: 3-12
Cost: $125/week and $25 supply fee
Days/Times: Monday - Friday  from 9 am - 1 pm for 5 sessions throughout summer
To Enroll: email bigredbarn4kids@yahoo.com or text/call 985-373-0468
Location: 234 SE Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula LA 70454
More Info 

Every day is an artistic adventure at the Big Red Barn's 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!

First Christian Church Sewing Camp

Ages: 10+
Cost: Free and limited to the first 20 students
Days/Times: June 5-9 
Location: First Christian Church in Hammond
Register Online 

Sewing machines will be provided for those without machines. This camp is for beginners.

Hammond Regional Arts Center KidZart Summer Camp

Ages: 6-16
Cost: $50 for HRAC members and $60 for non-members
Days/Times: June 11-15, 2018 from 10 am - noon
Location: Hammond Regional Arts Center
More Info or Enroll Online

Be a Maker! Come explore different art techniques guided by professional artists in a unique setting. 

First Christian Church Music Camp

Ages: 1st grade +
Cost: $50 (Scholarships are available)
Days/Times: June 11-15, 2018 from 9 am - 12 noon
Location: First Christian Church in Hammond
Register Online

Young musicians will explore rhythm, movement, singing and crafts while learning how to serve God using their gifts.

Art Classes at Ponchatoula Area Recreation District

Ages: 6-10
Cost: $15 each session and includes all supplies. 
Days/Times: Every Wednesday in June and July from 9 am - 10:30 am
Location: Ponchatoula Area Recreation District No. 1
For registration or questions, email Cyndie Saint Perilloux at: artloux@yahoo.com

Painting with a Twist Art Camps

Ages: 7-16
Days/Times: Monday-Friday from 1 - 4 pm with before/aftercare available from 12-1 pm and 4-5 pm. Multiple sessions all summer 
Cost: $175/week with before and aftercare available for $5/hour. Daily charge is $40. Snacks and drinks provided.
Location: Painting with a Twist in Hammond
Register Online or call 985-345-3747

Summer Camp at Painting with a Twist is going to be Totally Twisted with different and fun themes matched to painting choices that will stretch your child’s imagination and challenge their artistic skills! Every week is different and could include teaching new techniques, figuring out color schemes, using recycled paint to create texture, etc.!

Kay Butler Performing Arts Project Summer Camps

Location: Swamplight Theatre, 950 SW Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula, LA
More info: 985-687-7871 or online

Princess and Superhero Camp
July 9 - 11, 2018 from 1-4 pm (performance July 11 at 4 pm)
Ages 5 - 8
Tuition: $85 (camp T-shirt included)

Mermaids & Maui Camp
July 9 - 11 from 10 am - 12 pm (performance July 11 at 12 pm)
Ages: 2 - 4
Tuition: $55 (camp t-shirt included)

Performance Workshop Intensive
June 11 - 15 from 120 pm - 4 pm
Ages: 14 and up
Tuition: $150 (camp t-shirt included)

Broadway Stars Summer Camp
July 9 - 11 from 9 am - 12 pm (performance July 11 at 12:00 pm)
Ages: 5 - 8
Tuition: $85 (camp t-shirt included)

Kay Butler Drama Camp
June 18 - 29 from 9 am - 4 pm (performances on June 29, 30 and July 1).  Ages 7 - 9 released at 2 pm
Ages: 7 - 9/ 10 - 13/ 14 and up
Tuition: $275. Pre-care available $10 per day/$40 per week

Amite Arts Council Visual Art Camp

Ages: 4th - 8th grade students
Dates: June 4 - 8 from 9:30 am - 2 pm
Cost: $10 registration fee
Register: Register at Amite City Hall. Call 985-748-8761 for details.

This camp will be led by award winning book illustrator and artist Marita Gentry. Half of each day will be spent working on drawing and illustrating skills and the second part of the day will be spent on creating a mural. There will be an art show on the last day of camp. All campers should bring their own lunch.

Amite Arts Council Drama Camp

Ages: 4th - 8th grade students
Dates: June 11 - 15. 2018 from 9 am - 2 pm
Cost: $10 registration fee
Register: Register at Amite City Hall. Call 985-748-8761 for details.

This camp will be led by actor and Talented Theatre teacher Christina DeRosier. This camp will work on bonding as a group, learning basic acting skills, developing movement skills through pantomime, relating movement to music and developing original scripts. The last day of camp will feature a performance. All campers should bring their own lunch. 

SLU Children’s Art Workshop - Get Art Smart

Ages: 5-14
Dates: July 9 - 19 (Monday-Thursday) from 9:30-11 am
Cost: $65
Information and Registration

Instruction incorporates drawing and painting, which also includes learning about inspiring famous artists. All students will complete a t-shirt design, model magic sculptures, zig-zag books and a printmaking project. 

Science / Academic

SLU Camp Enhancement

Ages: Grades K-8
Days/Times: May 30-June 21 on Mondays-Thursdays from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $175
Designed to assist campers in maintaining their reading and math skills during the summer. Instruction provided in a hands-on, interactive way. 
Information and Registration

STEM / Flight Training Summer Camp

ges: Grades 6-12
Days/Times: June 4 - 29, 2018 
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 unique programs:

  • Introduction to Robotics (Build a Robotic Arm)
  • Learn about Electronic Components and Circuit Design (Build a digital count-down clock circuit)
  • Learn how to build and launch model rockets
  • Learn how to fly remote controlled (RC) model airplanes, Quad-Copters and Helicopters
  • Examine General Aviation aircraft and engine design
  • Learn about the fundamentals of flight (Flight Simulator)
  • Get behind the controls of an single-engine aircraft while in flight with an FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
  • Explore a US Army Blackhawk Helicopter and Private Jets
  • Visit from engineers, educators, and aviation professionals (Airline Pilots and Military Pilots)
  • Participate in a field trip 

Torbotics Extreme Science Summer Camp

Ages: 6-14
Days/Times: June 11 -15; June 25-29 and July 9-14 from 9 am - 12 pm
Location: Hammond High Magnet School
Cost: $150/week 
To Enroll: Website

Join the Hammond Torbotics Team for mornings of science, technology, engineering, and math. 


PHS Greenwave Basketball Camp

Ages: Boys grades 1-8
Days/Times: Session 1: May 29-June 1 and Session 2: June 4-7, 2018 
Location: Ponchatoula High School
Cost: $70
Register Online

Chappapeela Sports Park Summer Skills Series

Location: Chappapeela Sports Park. 19325 Hipark Blvd., Hammond 
Ages: 4 - 12
Register: Call to register - 985-206-8362 or register in the office from 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday
Cost:  $45 per child

Volleyball: June 4, 5, 6, 2018 from 9 am - 12 pm
Soccer: June 18, 19, 20, 2019 from 9 am - 12 pm
Flag Football: July 9, 10, 11, 2018 from 9 am - 12 pm
Softball, Baseball, Tee Ball: July 23, 24, 25m 2018 from 9 am - 12 pm

Southeastern Soccer Camp

Days/Times: July 23-27, 2018 from 9 am to 12 pm
Location: Strawberry Stadium
Ages: 5-14 years old
Cost: $100
For more information or to register: Website 

Jay Artigues Sportsplex Camps

Location: Jay Artigues Sportsplex in Hammond, 146177 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond 
For more information or to register, call (985) 956-7770 or visit website

Barrett Morgan Baseball Camp
June 4, 2018 from 5-7 pm
Cost: $40

 All Day Sports Camp
June 4-7, 2018 from 8 am - 4 pm
Cost: Full Day $150/ Half Day $85

Chris McBride Soccer Camp
June 11 from 9 am - 12 pm
Ages: 5 - 8 and 9 - 13

Kids Cheer Camp
June 12-13
Ages: 5 - 12
Cost: $65

Jay Artigues Baseball Camp
June 18-21 from 9 am - 12 pm
Ages: 5 - 8 and 9 - 13
Cost: $85

All Day Sports Camp
June 25-28 from 8 am - 4 pm
Cost: Full Day: $150/ Half Day: $85

 Jay Artigues Sportsplex Camp
July 16 - 19:  from 9 am - 12 pm 
Cost: $85

Lady Wave Basketball Camp

Ages: Girls and Boys 5-12
Days/Times: June 18-21, 2018 from 9 am to 12 noon
Location: Ponchatoula Area Recreational Department Gym
Cost: $70 before June 15
Registration Form

Lady Wave Volleyball Camp

Ages: Girls 5-13
Days/Times: June 25-28, 2018 from 9 am to 12 noon
Location: Ponchatoula Area Recreational Department Gym
Cost: $70 before June 22
Registration Form

Oak Knoll Golf Camps

Location: Oak Knoll Country Club, 45246 Country Club Rd., Hammond
More Info
To enroll, call 985-687-5094 or visit website

June 4-6: Teen golf camp (ages 13-16) from 9 am - 2 pm
June 11-14: Junior golf camp (ages 10-12) from 9 am - pm
June 25-27: Wee swingers golf camp (ages 6-9) from 9 -1 pm
July 16-19: Junior golf camp (ages 10-12) from 9 am - 2 pm
July 30-August 1: Wee swingers golf camp (ages 6-9) from 9 am - 1 pm

Jay Ladner Basketball Camps at SLU

Shooting Camp
Ages: girls and boys 5-18
Dates: June 18, 2018 from 9 am - 4 pm
Registration: 8:00 am at SLU Kinesiology Bldg, 400 Tennessee St., Hammond LA
Cost: $50

All American Basketball Camp
Ages: girls and boys 5-14
Dates: June 11 - 18, 2018 from 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $175 (includes a camp t-shirt)
Lunch: $5 per day or camper can bring lunch

Register online

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