The Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in Lafayette, Louisiana

Best Summer Camps in Lafayette, Louisiana

Summer Camp Lafayette Louisiana

It’s almost time to start looking for the best summer camps in Lafayette! Before we know it, the school year will end and summer will be here. As moms, we know the decisions regarding what do with the kids in Lafayette this summer can be difficult. Our guide to summer camps in Lafayette, Louisiana is here to help you plan! Whether you are looking for supplementary enrichment activities or full-time summer childcare in Lafayette, 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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We hope your family finds the best Lafayette summer camp to suit all of your needs! 

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in Lafayette, Louisiana

Kidcam Summer Camps

At Kidcam, day camp isn’t just something we do, it’s  all  we do! That’s why  we have been the trusted name in summer camps by thousands of families for almost 50 years.

This year we will RE-discover the Spirit of Summer by creating those memorable experiences and letting kids be kids through the power of camp! Kidcam campers will feel that they are a part of something truly special, while they revel in a summer of friendships, adventure, and wonder!

Kidcam Camps offer 30 summer camp options, including 2 Holiday Camps and 4 Summer Camp locations in the Lafayette area that are action-packed with activities that promote fun, fitness, friendship, and creativity. Campers celebrate a different theme each week, while participating in Kidcam traditions, sports, creative arts, STEM, movement, specialty programs by camp, field trips, swimming, and water play. Field trip costs included.

Flexible, weekly options | Save 10% when you buy three or more weeks by March 31st.  

Camp Ages :: 4- 13 years

Camp Dates :: May 30 – August 4, 2023

Camp Hours :: 7am – 6pm; FREE morning care 7-9am; After-care available from 3-6pm.

Budget friendly summer camp Lafayette Louisiana

Locations :: 

  • Elevation Station-Broussard (Summer & Holiday Camps)
  • Epic Entertainment-Lafayette (Summer & Holiday Camps)
  • First United Methodist-Downtown Lafayette (Summer Camp)
  • Comeaux Recreation Center – Lafayette (Summer Camp)

 Weekly options available, as well as sibling and multi-week discounts.

Hangtime TNT

At Hangtime summer camp in Lafayette, LA your little one will experience first-hand what fun is all about while meeting new friends. They get to freely explore our exciting equipment such as our trampolines, tumble track, and foam pit and perform fun skills. This is a fun camp and there will be free play, games and fun competitions. We ask that our full-day visitors bring their lunch. Enroll your kiddos in Hangtime summer camp today or get more information by clicking on the links below for the correct location {Lafayette or Broussard, LA camps available}.

Please note, whether your child is a competitive gymnast or just looking for fun camp program – Hangtime TNT Summer Camp has something for them! 

Camp Dates :: Check the website for dates HERE.

Ages :: 3-12 years

Camp Hours :: Full day options available. Camps in both Lafayette area locations run 8:00am to 5:00pm.

Camp Costs :: See website for more info

Gymnastics Camp in Lafayette Louisiana

Camp Locations ::

Hangtime TNT -Scott
115 Lions Club Rd. Scott LA

Hangtime TNT – Broussard
140 Millstone Rd. Broussard LA

Music Academy of Acadiana

Looking for something REALLY fun for your child this Summer? Enroll them in the Summer Camps hosted by The Music Academy of Acadiana!


Over the span of 3 weeks, Lafayette, LA campers will learn dancing /choreography, vocals / music, acting / scene work, and even a little arts & crafts. The camp schedule will be Mondays – Fridays at the Music Academy from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (2:00 pm for Addams Family camp) with snacks provided. For the week of the show there will be extra dress rehearsal times, which will be announced on performance week.

Musical performances will be held at the Cite’ Des Arts In Downtown Lafayette during the final weekend of each camp.

Each camper gets a T-Shirt, Goodie bag, snacks served each day and an amazing and fun camp that culminates in live stage performances!

Music Academy Lafayette

Camp Dates :: Click here to learn MORE

Ages :: Ages 8-17

Camp Hours :: 9 am to 1 pm

Camp Costs :: Cost is $399 per student. For families of 2 or more that wish to enroll contact the Music Academy of Acadiana for group pricing.

*** Only 30 camper spots available ***

ESA Summer Adventure

Best Summer Camp Lafayette Louisiana

ESA Summer offers adventures in art, music, theater, athletics, science, math, writing, cooking, and much more for students in PK through 12th grade. Whether you’re a Disease Detective, a Robotics Fanatic, a Cupcake Chef, or a Summer Runner, you’ll find an amazing adventure at ESA Summer. ESA faculty and alumni lead hands-on activities, games, and explorations on ESA’s Cade and Lafayette campuses.

View details at Registration opens in March!

Camp Ages :: PK – 12th grades

Camp Costs :: Camps start at $125 and vary according to content and activities

Ascension Episcopal School

The best Lafayette Louisiana Summer Camp

Ascension Episcopal School is your destination for an exciting summer filled with engaging experiences and hands-on learning! Summer programs at our school allow us to further our mission of balanced excellence in a Christian environment. There is something for everyone at our three campuses, ranging from themed camps to athletic camps. Our innovative faculty and staff dream up and design each camp to maximize fun and interactive learning whether on the court or in a classroom. Each camp will have limited space to allow for the best environment for campers, teachers, and coaches. Waitlists will be available for camps that reach capacity. What are you doing this summer?

Registration will begin on March 10, 2023.

Camp Ages :: PK3 – 8th grade

Camp Costs :: $125 – $250

Wonderland Performing Arts

Performing Arts Summer Camp Lafayette LOuisiana

Do you want to give your child a magical summer experience? Wonderland Performing Arts 1-week summer programs teach kids the wonders of Music, Dance, Art, and Acting, along with encouraging self-confidence and community. With new programs scheduled each week, campers have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun and engaging activities. Register below to sign up for a summer your kids will never forget. Additionally, visit our website for information regarding evening workshops for grades 3-12.

Camp Ages :: Little kids 5-7, Big kids 8-12

Camp Costs :: $250/week

CYT Lafayette

Lafayette Musical Theater Camp

Week-long musical theatre days camps are offered every week 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 visual art workshops 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 :: Ages 4 – 18

Camp Costs :: Check out the website for more details.

University Camps

Athletics camps at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette

University Camps, a newly created area at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is preparing for the summer camps season with a variety of youth camp offerings. Studies show that participation in summer camps are beneficial for childhood development. Youth Summer camps offerings will include athletics, recreational, leisure and educational camps. These camps will consist of day camps and also weeklong camps all held on the campus of UL Lafayette.  New camps will be added throughout the spring, so be sure to check the camps website regularly.  Children will explore the campus of UL Lafayette and learn about campus traditions and history in a fun and unique environment.

Camp Ages :: See website for more info

Camp Costs :: Varies by camp chosen

Blue Ribbon Camps

Acadiana Summer Camp 2023

Blue Ribbon Camp offers ALL day fun for kids from PreK – 8th Grade, with bus transportation available to and from camp. For over 30 years, Blue Ribbon Camp has been a summertime destination for kids featuring Canoeing, Karate, Hiking and Outdoor Adventures, Arts and Crafts, Waterslides, Archery, Dance, and Team Sports. Campers meet new friends, enjoy nature, and embark on new adventures in an environment that nurtures exploration, discovery, and growth.  See what all the FUN is about this summer at Blue Ribbon Camp!

Camp Ages :: PreK – 8th Grade

Camp Costs  :: See website for more info

Registration opens soon!

STM Art Camp

Lafayette Louisiana Art Summer Camp

STM Art Camp will feature three camps; two for Youth entering grades 3-5 and one for Junior High entering grades 6-8. It will take place from 9 AM to 12 PM each day. Youth Camps Session One (June 13-17) and Session Two (June 20-24) will be our traditional youth summer camp where children will explore a variety of fun artmaking activities where they can create a wide range of expressive works of art. Artworks will include painting, wearable art, sculpture, drawing, full body movement art making, weaving, kinetic art, and more. Junior High Camp Session Three (July 18-22) will focus on foundational skills in creating art in a fun way. Campers will learn color theory, perspective and proportion drawing for realistic illusions, value techniques for creating depth, and a variety of art-making media, including both three-dimensional and two-dimensional media. All campers will once again be able to create several art projects this year using different methods and media, design their own shirts, and have an art show on the last day of the camp.

Camp Ages :: See website for more info

Camp Costs :: $160 per camper / week


Kidstrong Lafayette Summer Camps

When school is out, KidStrong Camp is in! KidStrong Camp is led by two professional coaches and includes activities to enhance your child’s character, physical and brain development along age-specific milestones. Your child will have a blast while learning with their peers and getting tons of physical activity. We’ll be reinforcing important skills like confidence, teamwork, physical fitness, social skills, good sportsmanship, and more! Ages 5-9 years old.

Fun Nation
Summer Skate Camp 2.0

Summer Skate Camp in Lafayette

At Fun Nation’s Skate Camp, your child has the freedom to choose from awesome activities like roller skating, indoor playground, craft stations, kid friendly movies, & more! As we roll out a new version of SKATE CAMP, we strive to not only entertain your child, but to help them cultivate a growth mindset. While FUN is still our #1 goal, we will be incorporating journaling for self-reflection as well as team work exercises in an effort to develop positive communication, & higher levels of self-esteem.

Academy of
Interactive Entertainment

Gaming Camp Academy of Interactive Entertainment

Looking to immerse yourself in the world of animation and video games? Join Academy of Interactive Entertainment at one of our week-long Summer Camps for ages 12-18! Our camps will teach you the programs used in Video Game Art and Design and Game Programming. Participants will learn about software and basic techniques used in the industry.

Hello Dancer

Dance Camp in Lafayette Louisiana

Summertime at Hello Dancer is an absolute BLAST and we can’t wait to spend the Summer weeks dancing and having so much fun with you all! We have 7 weeks of amazing camps that are filled with laughter, dancing, smiles, themed days, dance offs, and soooooo much more! We do recommend grabbing a spot as these camps ALWAYS SELL OUT!

Hello Imagination

Lafayette Louisiana Summer Art Camp

Let’s Get ready to create and make some amazing art while having fun!  This year’s Hello Imagination’s Summer Art and Creativity Camps will be epic and truly the only camps you will not want to miss!

Code Ninjas

Coding Camps Broussard Louisiana

Are your kids obsessed with video games & tech? Teach them something new! Code Ninjas summer camps bring the FUN in gaming & learning new skills! Minecraft modding, Roblox Dev, LEGO robotics, 3D Printing, learn how to be a YouTuber, explore video game design, coding, stop motion animation, STEM Discovery, and our newly released Code Breakers (decryption/encryption escape room themed!) are just a few of them! Ages 5+.

Folk Roots
Kids Camp

Cultural Arts Camp Lafayette Louisiana

Bonjour! Folk Roots Kids Camp offers a diverse team of gifted Cajun & Creole musicians, artists, and folklife instructors for a fun-filled week of music, crafts, games, and special cultural activities for ages 8-13. The registration fee includes all activities, craft supplies, classes, morning biscuit, lunch, afternoon snack, and a camp T-shirt. Daily lunch is INCLUDED in the registration fee.

Summer Art Camps @ AcA

Creative Arts Summer Camp Lafayette Louisiana

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! June 5–July 28.

Breaux Bridge
Summer Camp

Christian Summer Camp Lafayette Louisiana

Join Breaux Bridge Summer Camp for a fun filled summer at Louisiana Christian School. The 2023 Summer Camp runs Monday – Friday from 7 am – 5:30 pm. Part-time, full-time and drop in rates are available.

Vermilionville Summer Camp

Summer camp on the bayou

Vermilionville Summer Camp: History! Natural Resources! Canoeing! Fishing! Crafts! FUN! We offer four week-long sessions, for campers 5-8 and 9-12, in English and in French. Register today via the link below.


Gymnastics camp in Broussard

Join us from 9am-3pm for a fun filled week of INDOOR SUMMER CAMP: Gymnastics, Agility, Ninja, Sports, Group Games, Crafts, and Fitness. Each week will have a Water Mania day, Tie Dye Day, and a Popsicle Party! Boys and Girls ages 5-12 welcome! Cost: $250 but “Early Birds” get a $50 discount if registering before May 1.

Bayou Church

Religious Summer Camp Lafayette Louisiana

We believe summer provides the best opportunities for meaningful experiences that help all ages grow in their faith. That’s why we offer fun-filled camps founded on sharing God’s truth for each age group. Now’s the time to plan for a summer that helps your children know God, find community, and make a difference.

Symphony Orchestra

Summer Music Lessons in Lafayette Louisiana

At Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory of Music, students will work with one of our experienced teaching artists to learn, review and correct a student’s knowledge and technical skill of their instrument, as well as learn how to sight read and comprehend music. Enroll your child TODAY!

  • One-on-one & group lessons offered
  • Lessons for a wide variety of instruments available
  • NEW! Music composition classes

Big Boy Toys
and Hobbies

RC Car Building Summer Camp

Spend 4 days at Big Boy Toys and Hobbies building your own ECX Amp Remote Control Car that goes 20+ mph! When camp is done, you have an RC that can be enjoyed for years to come. Ages 8+

Sewing Cottage

Sewing Camp and classes in Lafayette

Lori’s Sewing Cottage offers sewing camps for children ages 8+. Monday – Thursday camps are either 9-12 or 1:30-4:30. Sewing machines provided. Each camp is limited to 5 campers. Beginner camps and camps for those with a little more experience are available. Call or text 337-581-0107 for more information and availability

Camp Bon Coeur

Camp Bon Coeur

Since 1985, Camp Bon Coeur (French for Camp “Good Heart”) has offered a safe and enriching residential summer camp experience for children with heart defects. Each year in the US, there are an estimated 42,000 children born with heart defects – making it the number one birth defect. There are twice as many children with congenital heart defects (CHD) as with any other childhood disease and there is no cure. CBC offers a wide range of activities from art to canoeing to sports all under the supervision of our full-time 24/7 nursing staff.

Other Lafayette Summer Resources

The Grand Theatre Lafayette
$5 Summer Kid's Flicks

Lafayette Summer Kids Movies

Summer Kid’s Flicks are returning to the Lafayette area! For over a decade, The Grand Theatre has brought the BEST family fun films back to the BIG screen keeping kids entertained and cool during the summer months. Summer Kid’s Flicks tickets go on sale April 14, 2023! Tickets will be available on our website, on our mobile app and at the box office. Tickets are only $5 and include a free box of popcorn and a kid’s soda. To see the full schedule click HERE.

NOTE: This year the program will be held at The Grand 16 Lafayette, 3141 Johnston Street.

AGES: All Ages are Welcome!

COSTS: $5 per ticket (includes free soda and popcorn)

Swim Lessons

Swim Lessons Lafayette Louisiana

Swimming lessons are a must these days. The number of homes with pools, along with more and more people taking trips to the beach or any area with water is becoming common. It is never too early to have your children in lessons for everyone’s safety. The chance of drowning has increased dramatically over the years. Here is your guide to lessons in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Summer Fun

Summer Fun Lafayette Louisiana

Do you need some awesome ideas for Summer Fun in and around Lafayette, Louisiana? Check out our awesome list below.

Vacation Bible School

VBS in Lafayette, LA

Vacation Bible Schools (or VBS) are quick summer programs hosted by local churches where you can enroll your little ones for a week of fun church filled activities. Activities usually range from stories and songs to arts and crafts, and often even provide snacks and lunch. Age ranges and times offered vary by location. If you’re looking for a short summer camp to enroll your child in this summer in and around Lafayette check out the ones listed below!


Catholic Schools in Lafayette Louisiana

Choosing a school is a BIG decision and not one that comes easily. It is our hope that this guide to Lafayette, Louisiana schools and open houses will make it easier for you to navigate open house season and any educational decisions that your family may be making this year.

Birthday Parties

Birthday Party in Lafayette for a Toddler

Whether your little one is turning one or twenty-one, we hope this guide to planning a birthday party in Lafayette helps you find the perfect birthday party venues, cookies and birthday cakes right here in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Lafayette Mom
Neighborhood Groups

How to make mom friends in Lafayette Louisiana

Lafayette is growing bigger and bigger by the day, and we want to make it feel just a little smaller by creating a neighborhood group! Whether you’re a new mom, new to the city, or just want to meet new friends, you can arrange casual play dates and meet ups with local moms near you.

Lafayette Area
Snowball Stands

Lafayette Area Snowball Stands :: Where to go to Prevent Summer Meltdowns

Hopefully, this guide helps you determine the perfect snowball stand to visit and what to expect once you are there – no meltdowns allowed! The following locations have been taste tested by the Lafayette Mom team and our families, for quality assurance, of course!

Summer Camp Lafayette LouisianaSummer is COMING! While we do have an amazing list of featured camp sponsors (which you can see above) we would love to have additional summer camps in Lafayette featured as well.

Don’t see your camp? Email us at [email protected]