Here’s a list of local summer camp offerings – these are arranged by ages, starting with the camps that cater to the youngest, and going all the way to high school age career-focused camps (scroll to the bottom). Please click the links in each section for more information and to confirm details and availability. If you have a camp to add, please email email@example.com.
ToddLearn Summer Camps
Ages 2-5 (Going into kindergarten)
Days/Times: Mon-Thurs from 9 am - 12 noon with free-play on Friday.
Cost: $85/week with $25 registration fee. Siblings receive a $10 discount off of their camp.
Location: Toddlearn Hammond, 45636 University Park Ave., Suite A
More Info: Call 985-549-0001 or www.toddlelearnonline.com
Toddlearn's Summer Camp drop-off program is a fun learning environment for small children. Each week will include activities & art projects based on the theme. The maximum amount of children per camp day will be 10.
Summer Camp Dates and Themes:
- June 9 - Summer Fun!
- June 16 - Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!
- June 23 - Science Camp
- June 30 - Fourth of July!
- July 7 - Dinosaurs
- July 14 - Under the Sea
- July 21 - Pirates & Princesses
Park (free play): Park will be offered every Friday from 10:15 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., June through August. Park is included with your Summer Camp registration. The cost for siblings to attend park with camper is $5. Toddlearn park is appropriate for ages birth through 6.
University Montessori Summer Art Camp
Dates: Weekly from Monday, June 2 - Friday, July 25
Half day/full day as well as partial week schedules available
Cost: Varies from $75/week to $168/week
Location: University Montessori
700 N Magnolia St., Hammond, LA 70401
Call (985) 345-4676 for more info.
Lovin' Louisiana Summer Art Camp! Fun and exciting lessons, activities and crafts that revolve around Louisiana's endless and colorful offerings. Activities will include 'City of New Orleans' wagon trains, pirogue 'races', food prep, oyster and crab shell art, lessons on habitats, animals, music and crops of Louisiana. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Big Red Barn Art Camp
Cost: $125/week and $25 supply fee
Days/Times: M-F from 10 am - 2 pm
To Enroll: email firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call 985-373-0468
Location: 234 SE Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula LA 70454
More info: www.BigRedBarn4kids.com
2014 Imagine! Summer Camp offers a myriad of art activities, mediums, and techniques including: acrylic, watercolor, oil and chalk pastels, collage materials and more. Children will learn about famous artists and masterpieces in an engaging, child friendly way that utilizes daily themes. Each week is a different theme. Campers should bring a bag lunch and dress in clothes that can get messy!
June 16-20 9 a.m. - 1 p.m
July 21-25. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
August 4-8 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
June 23-27 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
July 14-18 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
July 28-Aug 1 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Ages: Session 1: 7-13 and Session 2: 4-10
Cost: $295 for day campers and $450 for overnight campers
Location: Rosaryville Spirit Life Center
39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula, LA 70454
To Enroll: 225-294-5039
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.
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!!
Camp Kateri Performing Arts
Price: Overnight -$450
Day - $295
Camp Kateri Session 1
Price: Overnight - $450
Day - $295
Camp Kateri Session 2 (open to younger children)
Ages 4 - 10
Price: Overnight - $450 (only open to ages 7-10)
Day - $295 (ages 4-10)
Camp Kateri Session 3
Price: Overnight $450
Day - $295
Camp Kateri's Beginning Experience Camp
A camp experience for youth that have experienced a loss of a parent through death or a change in their parental relationship through divorce or separation. Beginning Experience will come in for three days for those who have experienced loss in their lives. In the next three days, Kateri staff will host some fun activities. Find out more about Beginning Experience at www.beginingexperience.org.
Price: Overnight $450
Summer Camp at North Cypress Fitness Center
Ages:5-12 (child must have finished kindergarten)
Days/Times: Monday - Friday. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $149/week. Before/after care available for extra $50/week.
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
Swimming, Youth Fitness Classes, Karate, Movies, Dancing, Tennis, Field Trips, Basketball, Friday Pizza Days, Playground, Professional Tennis Courts, Outdoor Basketball, Resort style swimming pool, 3 fitness studios. Your child will have a blast going on field trips, swimming, staying active with fun games, fitness classes, tennis, basketball, and much more.
Field Trips: Campers will enjoy weekly field trips to places such as Kliebert’s Alligator Farm, Safari Quest, Global Wildlife, Spirit Professionals, AMC Theaters, Sweetwater campground, as well as having specials guests such as the “Red Barn” and the “Discovery Dome” here at the club. During those weeks that transportation is required, there will be an additional bus fee.
Snacks are provided. Campers will have option to bring their own lunch or purchase a weekly Lunch Program for $25 per week.
SLU Camp Rec 2014
Days/Times: 8 am - 4 pm (before/after care available) from May 27 to August 8
Cost: $135/week ($10 sibling discount) with registration fee of $40/family. Early drop off at 7 a.m. is free. Late pickup, from 4 - 5:45 p.m. is $35 per camper for the week.
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.
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.
Starting May 27 and ending August 8, 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.
SLU Children's Art Workshop
Ages: 5 -14
Dates & Times: 2-week workshop with either morning or afternoon sessions.
July 7-10 (Monday-Thursday) and
July 14-17 (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 create a variety of artwork using different media based on the theme “Animals!” Students will model with Crayola’s Model Magic, create mixed media collages, create their own stencils, paint painting, and make nature prints. Children 10-14 years of age will complete two fabric art projects.
Children enrolled in the workshop will be instructed by art students who will be supervised by Dr. Kim Finley-Stansbury. Enrollment will be limited to 75 students in each session.
Amite Arts Council Visual Art Camp & Drama Camp
The Amite Arts Council is sponsoring two summer art camps for local children.
Visual Art Camp
Days/Times: June 9 - 13
Cost: $5 registration fee
More Info: Registration opens Monday, May 5. Call Amite City Hall at (985) 748-8761 to register.
Camp taught by artist and book illustrator Marita Gentry. There will be a public art show of the students’ work Friday, June 13. Ms. Gentry has been an artist, teacher designer and illustrator for over 25 years. She has illustrated several children’s books with award winning storyteller, Dianne de Las Casas. Her website is www.maritagentry.com. Camp open to 20 students.
The Drama Camp will be taught by Covington High School Talented Theatre teacher Gary Mendoza. Gary holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Orleans. He has acted, directed and done stage technician work for several area educational, community and professional theatres on the Northshore and in New Orleans. He has also helped coach students to compete on the national level with Poetry Out Loud and the National Shakespeare Competition.
The camp will be limited to 15 students. The students will stage a play on Friday, July 11th.
Star C Ranch Summer Camp
*This listing will be updated with ages and times soon. Contact info at end of post to inquire yourself*
Location: 62059 Simpson Lane. Roseland, LA (5 minutes from Amite I-55 exit)
Boys & Girls Day Camp
June 9 - 13
June 23 - 27
July 7 - 11
August 11 - 15
Girls Overnight Camp
June 1 - 7
July 13 - 19
Boys Overnight Camp
August 3 - 9
Contact Christy at 225-328-4353 for more information.
Camp ACTion! Drama Camp
Ages: 7-17. No experience necessary!
Dates/Times: Auditions on May 19-20 from 4:30-8 pm each day. (More Info) Camp runs June 16-20 and 23-27 from 9 am to 3 pm
Cost: $275 incldues snack, drinks, t-shirt and DVD
Location: The Studio, 1905 W. Tomas St., Ste. K in Seville Shopping Centerm next to Royal Oak
More Info: Must attend one audition session and Must Register by June 10, 2014. More Info
SLU ZOOM into Careers Summer Camp
Junior High and High School Career Workshops for Summer 2014
Ages: Grades rising 7 - 12
Days/Times: 4-day Workshop on Monday - Thursday, June 16-19, 2014 from 9 am to 4 pm
Cost: $280 to $320, depending on registration date. Some workshops are sponsored and have a reduced cost.
More Info and To Register
Southeastern Louisiana University 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. These summer workshops will introduce students to career opportunities available in Louisiana and compatible higher education programs within Southeastern’s college curriculum.
- Emergency Response
- Creative Writing
- Industrial & Engineering Tech
- Criminal Justice
- Automotive Tech
- Culinary Arts
- Web Design
- Movie Making
Workshops are hands-on, using the latest technology in specialized labs to create an interactive experience. Friends and family will be invited on the last day to view the new skills participants have acquired. The overnight option in the dorms on Southeastern's main campus is offered to high school students in workshops on the main campus only.