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New Orleans Summer Camp Guide 2024

Looking for an amazing Summer Camp? Our Greater New Orleans Summer Camp Guide 2024 has your answer!

By Lauren Ungar, Assistant Publisher February 15, 2024

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Ochsner Fitness Center Summer Camps 

Harahan |  Ages 3 – 12

May 13 – August 9
Ochsner Fitness Center presents Kidsports + Gymnastics summer camps! Swimming. Gymnastics & Tumbling. Fitness. Fun. 

Monday – Friday • 9:00am to 4:00pm | Extended Care Available from 7:00am to 6:00pm. Campers must be potty trained.

Join us at Ochsner Fitness Center for an exhilarating summer! Choose between the all-encompassing Kidsports Summer Camp or the specialized Gymnastics & Tumbling Summer Camp. Both offer a blend of sports, arts, swimming, and more, promoting physical activity and personal growth. Extended care is available. Don't miss out on a summer filled with fun, learning, and adventure. Register now at kidsportsnola.com

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Academy of the Sacred Heart Summer Camp

Uptown | Ages 1–13, Girls & Boys  

COST: $330–$400/week (varies by session)

 June 10 – July 26 (varies by session), 9 am–3 pm

Let Your Fun Shine at Sacred Heart! Campers will enjoy a wide variety of festive and fun summer activities and enrichment opportunities including field trips, water fun, indoor and outdoor games, music, dance, cheer, sports, visual arts, and more. Lunch will be offered by Pigeon Catering for an additional fee, and after-care is available for all camps.

For more info, visit ashrosary.org/summer or call 504.269.1230

Pony Tales Horseback Riding Camp • St. Rose, 3 miles past the airport • Ages 4 - 12 
Since 1983, Pony Tales has offered riding lessons, ponies for birthday parties, and summer and holiday camps. They have miniatures, ponies, and horses of varying sizes, known for their good manners and years of experience, perfect for beginning riders. At camp, kids get to handle and ride a “horse” of their size, not one too big for them. They learn safety around the ponies and horses and explore true “horsemanship” and “horse sense”. They come home telling you about what they learned! Single-day camps are offered so your kid can try it out for just a day! The head instructor and owner is Kaye Harris who has been riding since 1973 under professional trainers. Kids’ learning is her passion, not just riding but how it applies to life. She loves to teach beginners their basics!

Skyhawks Sports Academy • Across the Greater New Orleans Area • Ages 1.5 - 12 
Skyhawks has partnered with JPRD to offer weekly Mini-Hawk camps for ages 4-7, Multi-Sport Camps, for ages 7-12, and 8 different specialty sports camps, providing countless ways for your child to grow. The camp is designed to introduce beginners through intermediate players to Tennis, Track & Field, Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer & Volleyball. Also available are “STEM & Play” camps which combine traditional Skyhawks skill-based instruction with the innovative STEM Sports® curriculum. For the littlest tots (ages 1.5-5), check out the year-round SuperTots classes!

St. Mary's Dominican Sports Camps • Uptown/Carrollton • Entering grades 5-9
St. Mary’s Dominican High School offers a variety of great summer camps for girls, including individual Sports Camps for volleyball, basketball, soccer, and softball. All sports camps are staffed by Dominican coaches and team members. All skill levels are welcome! Registration coming Tuesday, March 12 at 9 am.

Academy of the Sacred Heart • Uptown • Ages 1-13, boys and girls
Let Your Fun Shine at Sacred Heart! Campers will enjoy a wide variety of festive and fun summer activities and enrichment opportunities every day. Visual and performing arts, sports, water fun, music, cheer, competitive games, yoga, fitness, and more. All programs are directed by experienced, qualified, and dedicated faculty and staff. Lunch is included in the tuition, and after-care is available for all camps. June 10 - July 26, 2024, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. 

Excite All Stars Summer Camp • New Orleans East • Ages 6–15
Excite All Stars is a non-profit organization that empowers kids to become leaders that change the world. We do this by providing a stable support system, exposure to all-in-one All-Star experiences in leadership, academics, the arts & athletics, and trailblazing thinking that teaches kids to create change in their community. Every year, we host a summer camp and several outdoor adventures! Camp runs June 3 - July 26, 2024.

Kehoe-France Summer Camp • Metairie/North Shore • Ages 6–15
We can't wait to make this summer an unforgettable adventure for your KF Camper! Get ready for a summer filled with fun, learning, and new friendships. The camp staff consists of qualified adults, with lead counselors, some of whom are Kehoe-France teachers, and junior counselors, including former students and campers. Camp activities include art, music, sports, swim lessons, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), makerspace, summer reading tutoring, outdoor exploration, and weekly themes and pep rallies.

MCA Summer Camp at Mount Carmel Academy • Lakeview • Entering grades 2-8
Campers customize their summer fun by picking their favorite activities from a diverse and exciting selection. They will enjoy being artists, scientists, dancers, athletes, cheerleaders, chefs, detectives, designers, actresses, and so much more! Campers will explore their interests and uncover new talents as they make friends and have a blast! Camp is from June 3 - June 28. Girls may register by the week or for entire sessions. Registration for Grades 5-8 begins March 13 and for Grades 2-4, March 14. Registration closes for both on April 29.

Nolavore's Summer Cooking Camp • Metairie/North Shore • Ages 7–13 (3rd - 8th grades)
Come cook up some fun with us! Our one-week summer camps for kids entering 3rd through 8th grade cover important basic kitchen skills such as safety and sanitation, knife skills, grilling, roasting, egg preparation, and of course measuring and baking. Our focus is on classical techniques and practical, scratch-prepared recipes that participants can use for years to come, and no two sessions are alike! Feel free to sign up for one or more sessions. 2024 Session Dates Session: June 3-7. Session II: June 10-14. Session III: June 17-21. Session IV: June 24-28. Encore Session I: July 29-August 2. Encore Session II: August 5-9

Sugar Roots Farm Outdoor Summer Camp Belle Chase/West Bank • Ages 5-12
Sugar Roots Farm Outdoor Summer Camp for 2024 will be offered for 5 weeks throughout May June & July. When campers join us for Summer Camp, they can expect an immersive five days in nature, full of arts and crafts, scientific inquiry, outdoor exploration, and new friendships with their peers and our farm animals. Our camp curriculum covers the importance of seed saving and pollination, different ecosystems, the earth’s natural cycles, human impact on the planet, and, finally, the abundant magic of the natural world. $290 per week.

Summer at St. George's • Uptown • Ages 1 - Rising 8th Graders
Spend your summer at St. George’s Episcopal School at one or more of our exciting and enriching Summer at StG camps, open to students ages 12 months through rising 8th grade! Registration for summer programming is officially open via our website, and camp options in June, July, and early August include Dragon Camp; Ready, Set, Read!; Collaboration Lab (Theater Arts); and Sports Camp.

Ursuline Camp U • Uptown on Claibourne • Rising Toddler 3-8th Graders
Camp U serves girls + boys from Rising Toddler 3 through Kindergarten and girls from Rising 1st through 8th Grades. Camp Dates are Monday, June 3 - Thursday, July 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended day options are available for an additional charge. Register for Camp U this summer by visiting go.uanola.org.

YMCA • Metairie, Belle Chasse, Northshore, South Plaquemines • Ages 3–10th Grade
The YMCA camp allows children and teens to get outdoors, learn about nature, discover new interests, and be more physically active. Participants develop confidence, independence, leadership, and social skills. Every week is a new theme and a new adventure!

Camp Dream Street • Utica, MS • Ages 5-17
Dream Street is a five-day, four-night camping program for children with physical disabilities. Kids get to be kids and canoe, swim, cook, fish, ride horses, and make lasting friendships. The camp is held on the grounds of URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS, and is sponsored by NFTY’s Southern Region. Free for campers to attend. Camp dates are May 27 - 31, 2024.

Camp Tiger • New Orleans • Ages 6-15 
Camp Tiger invites children between the ages of 6-15 years old in the New Orleans, Northshore, Baton Rouge, and Lower Parish metropolitan areas who are physically and/or mentally challenged to join us for a week-long day summer camp. We especially welcome those children who are unable to attend other camps available for special needs, children. Although it is our goal to accommodate all children, due to limited funding and staff, we can only accept campers on a first come first serve basis whose needs we can meet with our current resources. Free for campers to attend. 

Krewe De Camp • Covington, LA • Ages 6 - High School Graduation 
The mission of Krewe De Camp is to provide a traditional, overnight summer camp experience to children with developmental disabilities while giving their parents and caretakers a much-needed rest. The one-week-long camp is free of charge so that the experience is available to all families regardless of financial need. Campers experience an array of activities including swimming, outdoor games, guest presenters, arts and crafts, concerts, a dance, and a fair. Camp is also an opportunity to socialize among peers and relax in a fun, nurturing atmosphere.

Louisiana Lions Camp • Anacoco, LA • Ages 8-19
A sleep-away camp for youth with qualifying special needs, diabetes, or pulmonary disorders. Each session is one week long, and registration specifics vary by camp. 

MedCamps of Louisiana Contact • West Monroe, LA • Ages 6-16
Every week during the summer, a different camp is held and each camp is designed specifically for a particular type of disability, which includes appropriate health professionals, specially-trained staff, and tailored activities. The focus is on what campers can do and all campers are encouraged to reach their full potential. In a safe environment surrounded by other children with similar challenges, campers discover they are not alone and gain a genuine sense of belonging, accomplishments, and self-worth. For children with a variety of physical and mental disabilities including Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, asthma, Sickle Cell Anemia, Autism, Epilepsy, juvenile arthritis, visual impairments, hearing impairments, speech impairments, and developmental disabilities.

Peac Camp at Crane Rehab Pediatrics • Metairie • Ages 3-8
Join Crane Rehab Pediatrics for a fun summer filled with activity, exploration, creativity, and play! PEAC Summer Camp promotes learning new skills, exploring new interests, and connecting with others through interaction and teamwork. Weekly sessions are available Monday through Friday from 9 am - 2 pm.

Camp Cabrini • Mid City • Entering Grades 1 - 7
Join Camp Cabrini June 3 - 28 (with specialty athletic and performing arts camps in June and July) from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. Registration is open now! Campers will enjoy an array of activities like STEM, culinary, athletics, arts & crafts, cheer & dance, mass media, and more!

MCA Summer Camp • Lakeview • Entering grades 2-8
At MCA Summer Camp, campers customize their summer fun by picking their favorite activities from a diverse and exciting selection. Camp is open to girls entering grades 2-8 and will be June 5-30 by the week. Registration opens for grades 5-8 on March 15 and opens for grades 2-4 on March 16.

St. Mary's Dominican Summer Programs • Uptown/Carrollton • Entering grades 2-9
St. Mary’s Dominican High School offers a variety of great summer camps for girls who are entering grades 2 - 9. Camp offerings are DominiCamp, Jumpin’ for Joy, Sports Camps with volleyball, soccer, softball, and basketball, and Specialized Camps for band, drama, and studio art. Camp dates are June 5 - 23, 2023. Registration opens Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 9 am.

Ursuline Camp U • Uptown on Claibourne • Rising 1st - 8th Graders
Camp U serves girls from Rising 1st through 8th Grades. Camp Dates are Monday, June 3 - Thursday, July 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended day options are available for an additional charge. Register for Camp U this summer by visiting go.uanola.org.

Art Camp 504 • Bywater • Ages 7-14
Join our community of young artists at the Tigermen Den in the Bywater, June 3 - August 16, register by the week. The daily schedule includes morning and afternoon art classes, with daily trips to Markey Playground and Clouet Gardens. We swim once a week at NORD Stalling Gentilly pool. Classes vary by age. Learn advanced visual and performing arts skills - classes include Creative Writing, Film, Fashion, Toy Design, Culinary Arts, Dungeons & Dragons, and more! 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, aftercare until 5:15. Cost - $350/week. Our Rising Artists Program provides scholarships for students with financial need.

Camp Studio NOLA • Metairie • Ages 5-10
Summer Camp planning has begun, and The Studio School of Dance is thrilled to announce the return of their most popular version of camp. This year, Camp Studio NOLA offers full-day camping! The Studio knows parents still need to work! They've got you covered! Previous experience or exposure to dance is helpful but certainly not needed. Each week will be centered around a different theme. Not only will campers dance, but they get to do games, crafts, and activities and even showcase an end-of-the-week performance for you. It’s endless fun, and they will be EXHAUSTED by pickup!

City Park Movement and Art • Mid City • Ages 4-18   
City Park Movement and Art (CPMA) offers Summer Day Camps and Weekly Classes. Summer Day Camps are half-day camps that are sure to keep your child inspired, active, and engaged. Join CPMA for Nature Camp in the Couturie Forest, Annie - Song and Dance, a Musical Theater Intensive, a Dance Intensive, Kindness, or Adventures in Textiles! Weekly classes in Dance, Theater, and more!

JPAS Summer Musical Theatre Intensives • Metairie/West Bank • Entering 1st–12th Grade
JPAS THEATRE KIDS! Summer 2024 camps include four camp offerings, two on the Westbank and two on the Eastbank. Camps are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in June and July. No prior performance experience is required. “Seussical Jr.” for Rising 3-8th grade is from June 3-23 in Metairie; “Disney’s High School Musical” is for Rising 6th through 12th from July 1-28 in Metairie; “Fiddler on the Roof Jr.” is for Rising 3rd-8th from July 1-21 in Westwego; “TADA! Studio Theatre Intensive” for Rising 1st-8th graders is June 3-14th in Westwego. Questions? Email nikki@jpas.org. 

Ogden Museum Summer Art Camps • Warehouse District • Grades 2nd-12th
Through a series of small, specialized camps, kids in grades 2 through 12 can explore painting, printmaking, mixed media, photography, fashion design, and more! Each session draws inspiration from Southern works of art and gives campers the chance to learn from professional artists.

St. Mary's Dominican Specialized Camps • Uptown/Carrollton • Entering grades 5-9 
St. Mary’s Dominican High School offers a variety of great summer camps for girls who are entering grades 5 - 9, including Specialized Camps for band, drama, and studio art. Registration opens Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 9 am.

Music • Dance • Drama Discovery Camp • River Ridge • Ages 5–14 
Ready to have a blast this summer? Summer Music, Dance, and Drama Discovery Camps at the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts (LAAPA) in New Orleans and Mandeville provide students with a choice of over 25 instrumental, vocal, drama, and dance programs to explore!

School of Rock Summer Camps • Metairie and Northshore • Ages 6–18
School of Rock Metairie / New Orleans / Northshore is a performance-based extra-curricular music school that offers camps for beginners to advanced students.  Camps take place at the school, 1907 Veterans Blvd, Metairie.  Camp times and days are M - F between 9 am - 3 pm, depending on the age group.  Each week culminates in a live performance at the school or a real venue around town.  Use the discount code MacKid for an additional 10% off existing camp discounts.

Upturn Arts 2024 Weekly Summer Camps • Uptown • Ages 4–12
Upturn Arts provides a safe, supportive, and encouraging space for young artists ages 4-12 to explore their creativity. Our Summer Camps, taught by local professional artists, offer unique experiences in theater, music, dance, visual arts, and more!  Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided. Before & after care, sibling discounts, and financial assistance are also available.  

Academy of the Sacred Heart • Uptown • Ages 1-13 
Let Your Fun Shine at Sacred Heart! Campers will enjoy a wide variety of festive and fun summer activities and enrichment opportunities every day. Visual and performing arts, sports, water fun, music, cheer, competitive games, yoga, fitness, and more. All programs are directed by experienced, qualified, and dedicated faculty and staff. Lunch is included in the tuition, and after-care is available for all camps.

Dragon Camp • Uptown • Ages 1 - Rising 4th Graders 
Dragon Camp provides exciting and engaging programming including a variety of enriching electives like robotics and upcycled art, themed programming, daily outside water play activities, and small and whole group learning that targets the interests of the children in each classroom. With St. George’s teachers on staff, Dragon Camp students receive access to project-based learning that focuses on the interests of the children in each classroom, as well as creative free play in a safe and caring environment.

YMCA • Metairie, Belle Chasse, Northshore, Buras, Port Sulphur • Ages 3–8th Grade
The YMCA camp allows children and teens to get outdoors, learn about nature, discover new interests, and be more physically active. Participants develop confidence, independence, leadership, and social skills. Every week is a new theme and a new adventure!

Tooth Talk with Smile Doctors • Metairie/Greater New Orleans • PreK - 5th Grade
Tooth Talk is geared specifically toward elementary school children in order to teach them all about why it’s important to keep teeth healthy! Tooth talks are fun and FREE! Smile Doctors will visit your classroom, school, or summer camp program to cover the importance of good oral care, and send every child home with a big smile and an awesome goodie bag! Bring Tooth Talk to your school or summer camp today!

It's time to start thinking about summer camps! Each week we will be adding more camps so be sure to check back often. Email nicolep@macaronikid.com for questions or click here to register your camp today!