Six Spectacular Holiday Camps in the Greater New Orleans Area

Featuring six Thanksgiving and Winter Break Camps that will keep your kids moving all break long!

By Lauren Ungar November 12, 2019

Cascade Stables

Camp Ages: 5 and up

3526 Upperline, Audubon Park  504-891-2246

Cascade Stables is a place where your children can enjoy the outdoors, in beautiful Audubon Park, riding horses twice a day (before and after lunch), making crafts, and learning about brushing, tacking horses, and giving them basic care. Bring your own lunch and wear close-toed shoes and long pants. Cascade provides helmets at the stables; kids are welcome to bring their own, bike helmets are fine. At the end of the week, campers will take home a folder of everything they've learned about horses. 

Winter Riding Camp (click for form): Monday, December 23, Thursday, December 26 - Friday, December 27, Monday, December 30, Thursday, January 2 - Friday, January 3

Cost: $80 per day

More registration information here.

Church's Karate Academy 

Camp Ages: 4 - 12

4716 Paris Avenue  504-517-8268

Spend your break breaking some boards, doing karate, parkour, gymnastics, arts and crafts, mindfulness activities, playing board games, and much more with Church's Karate Academy! Kids love the open space, covered in mats, meeting new friends, and learning new skills. Bring your own lunch, water bottle, two snacks, and, please, no nuts.

Winter Break Camp: Monday, December 23 - Friday, December 27 and Monday, December 30 - Friday, January 3

Times: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM; early drop off and late pick up available.

Cost: $45 per day; sibling and teacher discounts available.  

Register your child here.

Junction Place Sports New Orleans

Camp Ages: 5-12

5620 Crawford St, Elmwood  504-356-1812

All Sports Holiday Camps ensure a worn-out, happy camper, who comes home more self-confident each day. Camp days will see instruction and gameplay in baseball, basketball, flag football, soccer, and other specialty sports. This is the perfect camp for boys and girls who enjoy movement, or who need a little motivation to get moving!

Register here or email

Winter Break Camp:

Week 1: December 23, 24, 26, and 27

Week 2: December 30, 31, January 2 and 3

Times: 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM

Before Care: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

After Care: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Cost: $45 per day

Before Care: $7 per day 

After Care: $10 per day

Therapeutic Learning Center 

Camp Ages: 2 - 13

3329 Metairie Rd. 504-565-7300

Join the Therapeutic Learning Center for Thanksgiving and Winter Break Camp! Your child will enjoy hands-on activities designed by TLC NOLA's Speech and Occupational Therapists. Call or email or

Winter Break Camp: Dember 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31 and January 2 and 3

Half-Day: 9 AM - 12 PM Cost: $60 a day

Full-Day:  9 AM - 3 PM Cost: $90 a day

Click here to visit TLC NOLA and register online.

Vamonos NOLA

Camp Ages: 5-10 

600 Eleonore, entrance on Patton St. in Uptown  504-495-2345

Find out why kids prefer Vamonos NOLA to a snowy vacation! At camp, kids learn Spanish through play-filled team activities like acting, sports, arts and crafts, music, innovation, and more! Campers come back year after year to see their camp friends, play, and see the power of their developing Spanish Super Powers! 

Click here to visit our site. 

Winter Camp: December 23- January 6th (No Camp on Christmas and New Years Day) 

Times: Weekdays 9:00am - 3:30 pm; extended Care Available  7:30am and until 5:30pm

Cost: Optional Membership Fee $50 (discounted rate for ALL Holiday Camps); Daily rate for Members $50 / $225 week; Non-Members $70 / $250/week

Register here!

YMCA East Jefferson

Camp Ages: 5 - 12

6691 Riverside Dr.  504-888-9622

Spend Thanksgiving and Winter Break with the East Jefferson YMCA making new friends, playing games, making arts and crafts, and much more! Bring your own lunch and please no nuts!

Times and Cost: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM; $32 for members/$50 for non-members 

Winter Camp: Monday, December 23 - Friday, January 3, except for no camp Christmas Day, December 25 and New Year's Day, January 1. On December 24 and December 31 the camp ends at 2PM.

Times and Cost: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM no aftercare; $25 for members/$40 for non-members 

Call to register or register online. 

Click here to find out more.

 It will run 7:30-5:30 (5:30 is the change). 

The dates are:
 December 23, 24*, 26, 27, 30, 31*

January 2, 3, 

(those dates are the same as before, just wanted to reiterate)