Summer is COMING fast and as moms we know the decisions regarding what do with the kids this summer can be difficult. Whether you are looking for enrichment activities or a summer full of true childcare (we salute you working moms) we hope this guide helps point you in the right direction. After all, the summer months can’t be ALL splash pads, snowballs, sunscreen and swimming, right?
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The 2019 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in and Around Lafayette Louisiana
Sky Zone Lafayette
Have an epic time at Sky Camp Lafayette! Kids can have fun while staying active, with instructor-led activities like age-appropriate exercise and Ultimate Dodgeball. It’s easy and hassle-free for parents: Drop ’em off and we’ll make sure they have the best experience ever. A lunch and 2 snacks are included each day! Rest time is also provided throughout the day where the children enjoy movies and arts and crafts. What a way to spend the Summer!
Camp Hours :: 8am – 5pm each day. Early drop-off and late pick-up may be available for $10/day
Camp Ages :: 6-12
Camp Costs :: $180 per week or $40/day. Each additional sibling is only $165/week or $35/day. Registration fees may apply. Drop-ins are welcome daily, based on availability.
Location :: 3814 Ambassador Caffery, Lafayette Louisiana
Kidcam Summer Camps
For 45 years, Kidcam Camps has been a part of making Summer rock for both kids and families! And this summer is no different. We’re going back to celebrate the 70s with a different theme each week to incorporate the best of the 70s and today! Each week will have an overarching theme that includes activities, swimming, field trips, as well as designated Kid’s Choice periods where campers have the freedom to incorporate preferred activities from a selection of arts & crafts, sports, STEM, cooking, water play & more based on each camp’s specific programming. Pay by the week, or build-a-session for 10% savings on any 3 or more weeks. Save even more with the full summer session savings of 20% off total tuition cost. Tuition is tax-deductible. Online registration and account management is available.
Camp Dates :: May 28th – August 2nd, 2019
Camp Hours :: 9am-3pm (scheduled activities). FREE am care is available from 7am-9am and optional after care is available from 3pm-6pm
Camp Costs :: As low as $104/wk with discounts
Locations :: Downtown Lafayette: First United Methodist Church 703 Lee Ave OR Broussard: Elevation Station 240 St Nazaire Rd, Broussard
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The Little Gym of Lafayette
Day camp at The Little Gym of Lafayette gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy and week-long commitments. Combining fun physical activity, games, and arts & crafts, we’ll help your child beat the summer heat by staying cool at The Little Gym. Our fantastic camps in Lafayette are also available during some of the school breaks!
This year you can also choose your own adventure! Camps at The Little Gym come in all shapes and sizes. Super Quest camps and Grade School Skill thrill camps give your adventurer something unique.
Camp Dates :: June 3-August 8.
Camp Ages :: Ages 3-8
Camp Hours :: Mondays and Wednesdays 9-12 and Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:30-2:30
Camp Costs :: Rates start at $30/day
Location :: 4422F Ambassador Caffery Parkway
Don’t let your child watch TV or play on their tablet all day. At Hangtime summer camp your little one will experience first-hand what a recreational trampoline and tumbling class involves. They will also get to freely explore our exciting equipment such as our trampolines and our 50-foot tumbling track. When our full-day campers are done with their morning gymnastics and other exercises, they’ll make fun crafts, play games and watch movies. We provide snacks for all our campers, but we ask that our full-day visitors bring their lunch. Enroll your kiddos in Hangtime summer camp today!
Camp Dates :: Check the website for dates HERE.
Ages :: 3-12 years
Camp Hours :: Full and half days available
Camp Costs :: Full Day Week – $125, Half Day Week – $75 (Recommended for 3-4 years of age)
Mix it Up
Join Mix It Up for creative cooking this summer! Activities include kid friendly recipes for ages 5-12 with new cooking themes each week! Weekly themes include: Bakery, Movie Menu, Chopped Baskets, Kitchen Science, Space Week, Cake Wars, Best Friends, Disney, and NEW SPA camp!!! Kids receive recipe packets and we provide all ingredients, equipment, and instruction needed. The best part is that the kids get to eat what they make! Seating is limited. Camp hours are 9:00am-1:00pm Monday through Thursday,
Camp Ages :: 5-12 years
Camp Costs :: The cost of the camp is $185, early bird discounts available before March 15th. This fee includes light breakfast, lunch, and snacks all week.
Ascension Episcopal School
Summer at Ascension offers various specialty camps throughout the summer aiming to provide a place of adventure, creativity, teamwork, and lots of fun, because after all, it is summer! Each camp is directed by experienced, qualified, and dedicated faculty and staff for students ranging from grades PK3 through 8th Grade. Registration Opens February 1st, 2019.
Camp Ages :: PK3 – 8th grade
Camp Costs :: Camps range from $125 – $250
Christian Youth Theater (CYT)
Week-long musical theater days camps are offered during the summer months for students ages 4-18. Camps are designed to create a hands-on theater experience, and are focused on building performance skills, self-confidence, and teamwork. Typical camps include team competitions, rotations through drama, dance, music, and craft workshops, a daily theme-related devotional, and an impressive concluding showcase for family and friends. There’s no better place for kids to learn about theater and have fun than in CYT’s positive and encouraging atmosphere – and every camper gets the opportunity to perform on stage!
Camp Ages :: 4-18 years
Camp Costs :: Vary based on sessions chosen
***Crawfish Aquatics does not offer a traditional day camp. Instead, Crawfish Aquatics offers 1 and 2 week sessions of swim lessons which consists of 4-8 classes, 30-40 minutes each.***
Dive in to Summer Swimming with Crawfish Aquatics and enjoy lesson classes driven by our proven curriculum and passionate instructors. With the main focus being safety, Crawfish Aquatics swim lesson programs help children learn how to swim, instill confidence and foster a lifelong love of swimming. We love to teach adults too! Small class sizes (3 or 4:1 ratio for group lessons) means more swimming and less sitting on the side watching. Our instructors are CPR-certified and our Deck Supervisor monitors student’s progress during the session. With our indoor heated pool, we never rain out!
Swim Lesson Ages :: 6 months & Up
Swim Lesson Costs :: $130-$140 two-week rate
ESA Summer Adventure
ESA Summer offers adventures in art, music, theater, athletics, science, math, writing, cooking and much more. ESA teachers and special guests lead campers in hands-on activities, games and explorations on both the Cade and Lafayette campuses of ESA and at other locations throughout Acadiana. View details at ESAcadiana.com/Summer. Adventure Awaits!
Camp Ages :: PK – 12th grades
Camp Costs :: Camps start at $100 and vary according to content and activities
Blue Ribbon Camp
Summer camps have become an American way of life for thousands of children each summer. Blue Ribbon Camp is dedicated to the growth and development of children. We strive to build confidence, cooperation, and understanding. Blue Ribbon Camp staff recognizes the value of an enriching camp experience, and they are committed to providing a positive, happy, growth-producing week of exciting activities. It is our goal that each camper leaves Blue Ribbon Camp with memories he/she will treasure for life. Weekly sessions are offered starting June 3 – July 26 on the beautiful grounds of the Academy of the Sacred Heart and Berchmans Academy in Grand Coteau.
Camp Ages :: Pre-K4 through 8th grade
Camp Costs :: $195 per child per week. Sibling discounts are available.
Chorale de Amis
Join us at Camp Chorale for a fun filled week full of singing, playing, developing musical skills and being with friends on the beautiful campus of the Affiliated Blind Institute! Camps are June 10-14 and June 24-28 from 9 am to 3 pm with early drop-off and late pick up offered! Camp Chorale offers age appropriate groups & activities. There will even be a field trip to sing throughout the community. Camps are led by certified music educators. Your child will have the best week ever!
Camp Ages :: Rising 5K through rising 6th grade
Camp Costs :: Please check out the website for camp fees and options
Nutty Scientists of Acadiana
Nutty Scientists of Acadiana Camps are an innovative form of “edutainment” (education + entertainment). Combining fun with learning, camp each week contains a theme that keeps children engaged from day to day. We have you covered with Early Drop-Off options starting at 7:30AM and latest Pick-Up at 5:30PM. Come get “Nutty” with us this Summer and experience STEM2STEAM!
Camp Ages :: Ages 5 – 11
Camp Costs :: $175/week no lunch or $200/week with lunch. See all details HERE.
The 2019 Super Ninja Warrior Camps include an all day action packed martial arts camp including field trips, drills, games, weapons and fun filled activities. Camp features kid approved themes, child safety, arts & crafts, life skill education such as focus, confidence, teamwork, respect, discipline & fitness. Also included is bully self defense & stranger danger training. All camps are held Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm. Early Drop Off begins at 7:30am at no extra charge. Register before May 1, 2019 and SAVE $50 per week!
Camp Ages :: 6-12 years
Camp Costs :: $209 per week (before May 1st). $269 per week regularly
Sylvan Learning Center
Not all tutoring programs were created equal. The Sylvan Method has helped transform the lives of millions of families. We’ve built our approach based on academic research, 35 years of proven teaching experience and leading-edge technology. Sylvan is excited to offer our STEM and Academic summer camps! Kids of all ages from 1st grade through 12th grade have the opportunity to choose from a variety of programs to combat summer learning loss. Build-a-Bot, Robotics, Coding Animation, Game Design, Math Edge and Advanced Reading Strategies are just a few of the courses offered at Sylvan Summer Camps. Call for more information, 337-232-7323.
Camp Ages :: 1st grade – 12th grade
Camp Costs :: Vary by session
St. Thomas More Catholic High School
Summer camps at STM are designed to meet the needs of most families with sessions beginning in May and running through August. Several camps have multiple sessions, with a few offering half day or full day options. Experienced coaches, moderators or staff members direct each camp for students ranging from Pre-K through 9th grade.
Camp Ages :: PreK – 9th grade
Camps Costs :: Camps range from $95 – $200
Get ready for some of the summer’s most amazing dance and creative camps for kids 3-12 years old! The summer starts with your favorite doll / Barbie at our Life in the Dream House Doll Camp where we dance, sing, and design your very own Barbie dream house that you get to take home! Then we take off on to dance with mystical mermaids, fly with fantastical fairy princess, learn to hippity hop with unicorns, wander through the wonderful land of sweet in Candyland Camp and finally take a journey immersed in the world of everything Disney in the final camp of the summer Super-Cali-Dance-istic-Expi-Ali-Docious!
Join us this summer for a variety of fun camps and classes that include musical games and singing, movement, exploring different instruments like the ukulele, keyboard and more! We will learn the basics of music, participate in a variety of arts/crafts projects, make special snacks, enjoy performances by guests musicians, and play outdoors in the Music Garden. Check our website for full camp descriptions, dates, times, and prices.
Students entering grades 7–9 will have the best week of their lives at Faith Camp in Abbeville, Louisiana! Faith Camp is a co-ed, overnight camp where campers grow in fun, faith, and fellowship in a positive, uplifting environment. We are a Catholic camp, but we enthusiastically invite campers of all religious backgrounds to attend. Join any three of our one week sessions: July 8-12, July 15-19, or July 22-26!
The Louisiana Christian School offers summer day camp in Breaux Bridge. We are open 7 am-5:30 pm. We offer daily, weekly and monthly rates. Off site activities are optional but include skating, bowling, swimming, sky zone, jump zone, kart ranch and more!
Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Lafayette Science Museum are teaming up once again to offer you Summer Camps that are out of this world! Four weeklong camps offer fun and educational experiences for children ages 7 to 14. So grab your lab coats and batons as ASO & LSM guarantee a summer to remember.
A summer of wonder awaits you at Wonderland Performing Arts! We are offering a variety of fun, artistic camps this year beginning with 5 one-week camps for ages 3-12 starting in June & rounding out July with The Little Mermaid Jr. Musical Theatre Camp (ages 8-18).
Join Cheerz Academy for cheer camp which includes cheers, chants, jumps, dances, motion technique, and much more! Cheerz offers week long camps in June and July for both recreational cheer as well as tumbling. Keep your summer full of high energy fun and spirit at our half day camps. Cheer camp 9-12 and tumble camp 1-3. Come for 1 or stay all day!
Painting With a Twist Kids Camps are a great way for your kids to lean and have fun while on their school breaks. We have our Animal Paintings Camp in April, and in July we have Kids Science Camp week, and Kids Art enrichment Camp week.
Looking for something REALLY fun for your child this Summer? Enroll them in the Jungle Book or Annie Kids 2019 Summer Camps hosted by The Music Academy of Acadiana! Over the span of 2 weeks, campers will learn dancing/choreography, vocals/music, acting/scene work, and even arts/crafts. The price of one camp is $200 & if a camper does both Jungle Book & Annie, it’s only $300 total.
Get creative at Acadiana Center for the Arts’ Summer Camps! Our weeklong camps for ages 6–14 will spark imagination and encourage creativity. Led by our team of talented teaching artists, each week has a different, fun theme! May 28–July 12.
The Just 4 Kicks Soccer Camp is designed to teach all campers the fundamentals of soccer, while having fun at the same time! Camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 4-11, regardless of their skill level. Find out why the Just 4 Kicks Soccer Camp has been considered “One of Acadiana’s Best Offerings for Kids,” for the past 28 years! Each child who registers receives a camp ball, a camp t-shirt, a participation medal, a camp photo, a certificate and a personalized evaluation!