2017 Summer Camps Across Acadiana
Summer is right around the corner, whether it feels that way or not. With the little ones out of school and the heat turning up, one might find their plans are becoming jumbled and hectic. It’s the best time of the year for most children, but no one wants to see them stuck inside on the couch. If you’re looking for somewhere to send your kids while you’re on that cruise, working, or just looking for some peaceful solitude, we’ve got your back.
Check out our 2017 list of available summer camps. With the size and variety of our camp catalog we are willing to bet there is something for everyone. Do you want a stimulating environment to keep a sharp mind, or an active, team-building setting for a young adult? Find the right camp to fit your schedule and your children’s needs here!
DISCOVERY COLLEGE AT SLCC – May 30th thru August 4th. Ages 12-18. $150 or less per week, covers a t-shirt, snack and beverage, and supplies. Camp experiences include sessions in science, technology, engineering, math, ACT prep, and more. For more info, visit solacc.edu/discoverycollege.
ESA SUMMER CAMPS – June 5th thru July 21st. Pre-K thru 12th grade. Experiences include athletics, arts, math, science, cooking, crafts, technology, writing and more. For more info, visit ESAcadiana.com/summer.
CAMP OF ACADIANA – May 30th thru August 4th. Full-time summer care or weekly options available. Must email firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE registering. Visit campofacadiana.com for more info.
SOLA GYMNASTICS – May 29th thru August 4th, as well as May 26th and August 7th. Ages 5-12. Activities vary each week, including snacks. Visit solagymnastics.com/summer-camp for more info.
AOC COMMUNITY MEDIA – July 10th thru 14th. Ages 12-17. Students interested in media will learn animation techniques and create their own animated project to take home. Register at aocinc.org/learn.asp. For more info, contact Christy Tracie at email@example.com or (337) 232-4434 x 214.
VERMILIONVILLE – June 19th thru July 21st, separated by age group. Ages 5-8 and 9-12. Get your kids in touch with Louisiana, and have them learn what makes us unique. Visit bayouvermiliondistrict.org/summer-camp for more info.
LAFAYETTE PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE – June 12th thru 30th (high school) and July 10th thru 28th (middle school). Offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. Visit lafayettesheriff.com for more info.
ASA ROCK CAMP LAFAYETTE – June 26th thru 30th. Enroll your child to have them participate on stage in a full-blown rock orchestra! Visit www.asarts.org/rock-camp/ for more info.
THE LITTLE GYM – June 5th thru August 10th. Ages 3-8 starting at $30 per day. Beat the heat with some indoor activities and crafts. Visit www.thelittlegym.com/lafayetteLA/parties-camps/camps for more info.
ASCENSION EPISCOPAL SCHOOL – May 23rd thru July 27th. Grades Pre-K3 -12. Engaging, social environment for students to learn and have fun during their off time. Visit www.aesgatorshack.org/camps-classes/summer-at-ascension-2017 for more info.
GIRLS MAKE GAMES – July 22nd. Ages 9-14. A four-hour, single day session covering the basics of video game development. Visit www.girlsmakegames.com/registration.html for more info as it becomes available.
AIE SUMMER CAMPS – June 26th thru July 21st. Ages 12-18. Learn the basics of 3D game design and animation. For more info visit www.aie.edu/courses/summer-camps-lafayette.
ZOOSIANA’S JUNGLE CAMP – May 29th thru July 28th. Ages 5-12. Tour the zoo, participate in arts and crafts, and feed the parakeets at this Jungle Camp! Visit www.zoosiana.com/camp for more info.
SPIRIT OF FAITH CHURCH GAP CAMP – June 5th thru 9th and July 24th thru 28th. Registration and session are $50 each. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
RAGIN’ CAJUNS SPORTS CAMPS – Various athletics camps: baseball, football, basketball, soccer and more. Prices vary too. Details here ragincajuns.com/sports/2011/11/8/Camps.aspx
ACADIAN CENTER CAMPS – Age groups vary by week. First come first serve! Have your kids explore Acadiana’s culture as well as learn about the land. Visit www.nps.gov/jela/summer-camps.htm for registration and info.
ST. THOMAS MORE CAMPS – Attention parents with active children: if you need something for your little sportsman/woman to do this summer, look no further. St. Thomas More will be host to many different athletic camps, as well as cheer and dance clinics. Different camps will be held from May 30th thru August 1st. Find more info at www.stmcougars.net/campus-life/summer-camps.
CAMP WE CAN DO – Camp for special needs individuals ages 7-25. June 5th thru July 26th. Registration and camp info can be found at www.lafayettela.gov. Call Denise at 337-291-8127 for additional information.
WOMAN’S FOUNDATION SUMMER PROGRAMMING – The Woman’s Foundation of Lafayette offers multiple programs during the summer to moms and their children. Classes cover babysitting techniques, child obesity, puberty, and teenage life in general. Choose the right setting for your growing young man or woman. Find more information at www.womansfoundation.com or call 337-988-1816.
SUMMER KARATE @ CHAMPAGNE’S – June 19th thru June 29th. Ages 4-12. Get 2 weeks of Summer Karate for only $75 (includes uniform). Karate gives kids a fun and positive way to exercise and socialize in a safe setting. Hurry, classes fill fast. Easily register online at www.scottkarate.com.
MATHNASIUM OF RIVER RANCH – See what the Mathnasium Method is all about this summer and skyrocket your child’s education with a better understanding of fundamental mathematics. Mathnasium offers tutoring for simpler math, prep for Algebra and Calculus, as well as ACT prep. Visit www.mathnasium.com/riverranch/news for camp information.
CAMP BRAVE HEARTS – June 23rd. Ages 7-11. Hospice of Acadiana is offering a safe space and comfortable environment for children to express their feelings about the loss of a loved one, and have a little fun while they are at it. Go to www.hospiceacadiana.com for info and registration.
“LOVE IS” GIRLS WORKSHOP – This program is open to all girls, ages 11 to 17. The goals of the program include: changing adolescent dating violence and gender-role norms, improving peer help-giving and dating conflict-resolution skills, promoting the need for victims and perpetrators to seek help through community resources and decreasing dating abuse victimization and perpetration.
- Lafayette Parish: June 13th-15th at Golden Corral in Lafayette, La (9am-1pm)
- Evangeline/St.Landry Parish: June 21st-23rd at St. Mathilda Church Hall in Eunice, La (9am-1pm)
- St. Landry Parish: July 11th- 13th at Evangeline Downs Hotel (9am-1pm)
Visit www.faithhouseacadiana.com for registration and info, or call Kristen at 337-276-9422.
MS ROBOTICS SUMMER CAMP – July 10th thru 14th. Grade 5 and 6. This year’s theme is Guardians of the Galaxy! Registration ends June 16th and costs $125. Space is limited, so act fast. You can contact the coach, Nicolette Darjean, at email@example.com for information and to apply.
SILVERBACKS IMPROV THEATRE – June 26th thru 30th for 3rd-6th graders. July 10th thru 14th for 7th-12th graders. Lights, camera, IMPROV! Participants will receive instruction on prop building, character development, and ad-libbing. Their final product will be shown to parents at the end of the week. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find more info at their website www.silverbacksimprov.com
STM CHEERLEADING CAMP – July 25th – 28th. Pre- K through 8th grade. Online registration for the clinic is available on the STM school website at www.stmcougars.net/campus-life/summer-camps. For more information, please contact Rachel Labruzzo at email@example.com. Your child will learn cheers, jumps, dances, and chants! Camp fee includes camper t-shirt, daily snacks, photo, and fun!
***If you’d like us to add a summer camp you’re involved with, please email all the information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to include on this list.