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
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 29th – 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 (Location TBA)
Curious about benefits of a camp environment away from school? Learn more HERE.
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
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 – $200, 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 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 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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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 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 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!
Twirl, Leap, Smile, Laugh, Move & Groove! Choose from 8 themes/weeks for boys and girls ages 3-12, filled with tons of dancing, crafts, games, friendship, and more!!!! Children can come for a mini day, full day, and add on an extended day if needed. Camp size is limited, so make sure to register early (Early Bird Pricing Ends May 9th).
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 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.