2018 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in and Around Lafayette

Summer Camp in Lafayette

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 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in and Around Lafayette

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 :: $165 per week or $35/day.  Registration fees may apply.  Drop-ins are welcome daily, based on availability. 

Location :: 3814 Ambassador Caffery, Lafayette Louisiana

Skyzone Summer Camp in Lafayette

Kidcam Summer Camps

For over 43 years, Kidcam Camps has been the leading summer camp provider for campers ages 5-13. Offering flexible, weekly scheduling, our programs are made for parents, and built for kids. Weekly field trips are included. 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 21st – August 3rd 2018

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 :: First United Methodist Church, 703 Lee Ave. Downtown Lafayette and Youngsville Christian School, 214 Church St. 

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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 ::  TBA. Please give us a call for the latest info. 

Camp Ages :: 3- 12 years

Camp Hours :: Vary

Camp Costs :: Rates start at $30/day

Location :: 4422F Ambassador Caffery Parkway 

Hangtime TNT Gymnastics

Gymnastics Camp Lafayette

When you enroll your child in gymnastics, trampoline or tumbling classes at Hangtime TNT in Scott, LA, they’ll be learning more than just how to excel athletically. Our highly qualified coaches place a strong emphasis on teaching skills that will benefit students in all aspects of their lives. Your child will learn the value of healthy competition, gain self-confidence, learn how to discipline themselves and develop respect for their peers and others. We are excited to add summer fun camps to our offerings this year! Please feel free to check out the links below and sign your children up for select dates – space is LIMITED!

Camp Ages :: 3-12 years

Camp Costs :: Full Day Week – $150 (special Lafayette Moms Blog price),  Half Day Week – $125 (Recommended for 3-4 years of age)

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 1, 2018. 

Camp Ages :: PK3 – 8th grade

Camp Costs :: Camps range from $125 – $250

Christian Youth Theater (CYT)

Christian Youth Theater (CYT) is an after-school theater arts training program for students ages 4-18. -Week long musical theater days camps are offered during the summer months for students ages 3-18. 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 :: 3 -18 years

Camp Costs :: Vary based on sessions chosen

Crawfish Aquatics

***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

Mathnasium of Lafayette

We do one thing at Mathnasium – We Make Math Make Sense (and we make it FUN!).

We are math experts. Imagine your child actually enjoying math and avoiding summer “brain drain” at Mathnasium! Our summer programs give students an extra boost for the school year ahead. For some students, its a review or catching up and for others a preview of upcoming concepts and enrichment for advancement! In addition to the regular Mathnasium year round program, we also offer specific readiness camps during the summer for every level! From their First “MATH” steps to algebra readiness and figuring out fractions to mastering multiplications, we have a camp to erase the mystery of math and make math make sense, all while students actually enjoy the games, drills and success!

Camp Ages :: Kindergarten through 12th grade

Camp Costs :: Vary by session

Camp Oakbourne

Camp Oakbourne offers the unique balance of a traditional day camp experience in the convenient and familiar setting of the country club.  With a combination of outstanding amenities, exciting programming, and an experienced and energetic staff team, our structured and fun day camp will be the perfect place for your child. Each day of camp will be a new and exciting experience for our campers as no two days with KECamps are exactly alike!  Our days begin with Hello Camp, a morning meeting of sorts where, through an assortment of organized activities, campers and staff get to know each other, review the day’s schedule and sing our special camp song! Similarly, we will end our days with Goodbye Camp, a time for wrap-up activities and reflections, SMILE Bands, snacks, and “see you later’s”.   The bulk of camp will be spent participating in a wide variety of activities throughout the day that may include: golf, tennis, swimming, arts and crafts, group games, fun with foods and STEM challenges.

Camp Ages :: 4-10 years old

Camp Cost :: $180 per week for Oakbourne Country Club Members, $215 per week for Non-Members

Bayou Church

God uniquely created us to know Him, find community, and make a difference. This summer, preschoolers (age 3 and up), kids (K-5th), and students (6th-12th grade) have the opportunity to learn about God’s love while connecting with others and making friends through our summer programs. Check out our age-specific camps today!

Camp Ages :: Three years and up

Camp Costs :: Vary by session

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

Sylvan Summer Camp

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

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. The camp in weekly sessions each week in June on the beautiful grounds of Sacred Heart in Grand Coteau.

Camp Ages :: Pre-K4 through 8th grade

Camp Costs :: $195 per child per week. Sibling discounts are available. 

Mix It Up

Cook up something creative this summer in our Mix It Up kitchen! Kid friendly recipes for ages 5-12 with new cooking themes and recipes each week! Includes chopped and cupcake wars style camps!

Thea's Dance Academy

Spark your child’s creativity this summer with Thea’s Dance Academy! We offer a variety of camps for ages 2+ in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop and Acrobats taught by our amazing instructors. In addition to our dance camps, we have multiple Dance Intensives each summer hosting America’s finest Choreographers! *Fees, dates and ages vary for each camp.

WeHaKee Camp for Girls

If you are looking for a place where you can grow and have fun while building confidence, character, and lifelong relationships, WeHaKee Camp for Girls, in beautiful northern Wisconsin, is your premiere choice. With nearly 40 camp activities led by our safe, skilled, competent and caring staff, you will extend yourself in ways you might not have otherwise had the chance. Join us for the summer of a lifetime. Your way – the WeHaKee way!

Summer Art Camps at AcA

Acadiana Center for the Arts’ Summer Camps offer creative, challenging and fun hands-on experiences for children ages 6–14. We believe in an approach to teaching and learning that employs stimulating ideas like inquiry and self-expression. With different camps offered each week, led by our talented team of teaching artists, there’s something for everyone!

Camp in the City

Camp in the City is a summer camp program right in your neighborhood! You’ll know you’ve arrived when you see the waterslides, rock wall, and eurobungee outside, and you’ll be glad you came after spending time with super cool counselors and new friends inside. Kids completing Kg-5th Grade, join us on May 28-June 1 at Trinity Bible Church, from 9:00 am-4:00 pm each day.

The Louisiana Christian School

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!

Hello Dancer

Get Ready for the Summer’s Most Amazing Camps for Kids 3-10 years old! We can’t tell you all of the top secret details but we can tell you that Hello Dancer is about to unleash absolutely amazing experiences this Summer and you won’t want to miss this! **UNICORNS, FAIRIES, PRINCESSES, MERMAIDS, PIRATES, and LEAP (THE MOVIE)!

Wonderland Performing Arts

A summer of wonder awaits you at Wonderland Performing Arts! We are offering a variety of fun, artistic camps this year beginning with Madagascar Jr. Musical Theatre Camp (ages 8-18) & rounding out July with 4 one-week camps for ages 3-12!

Acadiana Symphony Orchestra

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.

Vermilionville

During our 4 sessions of camp, participants will learn about the earth, plants, the bayou, and natural resources, in addition to planting their own food and preparing their own meal. Also, we will focus on Acadian, Creole and Native Americans cultures and allow for hands-on activities with artisans and musicians to teach music, crafts and historical facts. Camp favorites will include fishing, canoeing and boat tours with new additions such as animal tracking, archaeology and Native American pottery making (English & French session options available).

Just 4 Kicks Soccer Camp

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. Come 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!

SoLa Gymnastics

SoLa Gymnastics in Broussard is offering multiple weeks of Gymnastics Summer Camp for ages 5-12. Activities include: gymnastics instruction, water days, daily reading time, arts and crafts, a visit from a super hero and princess, movies, games, trampoline, and more!  Full Days are from 8:00am-4:30pm with an option for early drop off and late pick up, Partial Days are 9:00am-3:30pm, and Half Days are 9:00am-12:00pm.  Register soon for the Early Bird Discount!

Music Garden of Lafayette

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.

Faith Camp

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 either of our one week sessions: July 9-13th or July 16th-20th. The cost per camper is $375; partial and full scholarships are readily available to families in need.

GSLPG Camp

Camp Like a G.I.R.L this summer at one of 8 Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf summer camps. This summer, our council is excited to bring you quality outdoor experiences within a safe environment, and there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone whether you’re into fun and games, fitness, or high adventure pursuits! Girls will gain the skills to become Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk Takers and Leaders while making new friends, experiencing new adventures, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. 

Theatre Acadie's Summer Camp

Explore pretend play with a Cajun accent! Using teamwork, trust, movement, song, dance, and creative play the Petits of Theatre Acadie’s Summer Camp will be immersed in French Language, culture, storytelling, and music! Ages 4-6 (9 am-12 pm) and 7-10 (1 pm-5 pm) on June 4th-8th at The Hive @RUSSO with a performance of the original play The Fine Fiddler of Grand-Pré on June 9th.

Fontenot Football Academy

Fontenot Football Academy uses Coach Josh Fontenot’s Play F.A.S.T (Faith, Attitude, Strength, Together) approach to teaching fundamentals and developing skills in young football players. Players will learn both the mental and physical aspects of becoming a better football player through spiritual strength, physical conditioning, a positive attitude, and the “team 1st” approach. Sign up with your JR. High/Middle School Team and work with you teammates for all group and team camp activities!

Lafayette Sewing and Fashion Design Camp

Do you have a passion for fashion? Join us for the 28th Annual Lafayette Sewing and Fashion Design Camp. Children ages 7-17 learn to sew, design and make their own clothes. Then, students help plan and set up their very own fashion runway show.

Big Boy Toys and Hobbies

What better way to spend summer break than learning about remote control, mechanics, electronics and having fun while doing it? Spend 4 days at Big Boy Toys and Hobbies building a remote control ECX Amp monster truck. If you want to get your child off the video game console, the Big Boy Toys and Hobbies Build to Drive Summer Camp is the perfect solution. 

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3 Responses to 2018 Ultimate Guide to Summer Camp in and Around Lafayette

  1. Dani Bienvenu February 17, 2018 at 1:49 am #

    I would really like to add the camps at Acadian Village … how would I go about this
    Danielle Bienvenu

  2. Angie Ward March 23, 2018 at 11:49 am #

    I would like to add Asbury Day School Summer School…How would I do this?

  3. Jasmine Bertrand April 17, 2018 at 5:28 pm #

    We host dance camps at Bluebirds Ballet Academy for ages 2+. If there is a way to add it to the list please advise. Thanks!