January 1, 2021

Even though Mardi Gras isn’t happening this year, many schools are still taking their February breaks!

Here are some terrific options for keeping the kiddos occupied while school is out. Note: Schedules subject to change. Check with camps directly for specifics.  

Adventure Quest Laser Tag Mardi Gras Camp 
1200 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite 1106, Harahan  
Ages: 5–12   
Cost: $160    
Dates/Times: Feb. 15, 17–19, 7:30 am–5:30 pm   
Contact: [email protected]; 504.207.4444 
Campers will blast through the ancient Mayan ruins in laser tag, crash through the jungle in bumper cars, and explore the ancient temple in a round of mini golf.    

CKA Motion Activity Camp  
4716 Paris Ave., New Orleans 
Ages: 4–12 years old  
Cost: $45/day    
Dates/Time: Feb. 15 and 17–19, 8:30 am–3:30 pm (free early drop-off/late pick-up, 7 am/6 pm)   
Contact: churchskarateacademy.com/day-camps; 504.517.8268
Students will participate in ½-hour sessions of Parkour, martial arts, tumbling, and kickboxing lessons throughout the day. The rest of the day is fun-filled with physical and mental games, arts and crafts, and other themed activities.  

Culinary Kids: Mardi Gras Camp 
915 Marigny Ave., Mandeville   
Ages: 5–12   
Dates/Time: Feb. 17–19, 9 am–3 pm   
Cost: $75/day or $225/3-day; before/after-care available for additional fee   
Contact:[email protected], 985.727.5553   
Kids will cook their own breakfast, lunch, snacks, and desserts, and also will enjoy gardening, science experiments, and great fun with friends. All experiences will safely follow COVID precautions.  

Junction Place Sports All Sports Camp at Loyola University 
Loyola University Sports Complex, 6363 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans 
Ages: 5–12   
Dates/Times: Feb. 17–19, 9 am–3 pm   
Cost: $110/3-day, $40/day, before/aftercare available 
Contact: [email protected], 504.356.1812   
Campers will participate in basketball, baseball, football, kickball, and soccer, and other games designed to promote cooperation, patience, and teamwork. Mornings will include a fitness component designed to increase overall functional movement.   

Kidcam Camp: Aurora United Methodist School Break Camps 
3300 Eton St., Algiers   
Ages: PK4–13   
Dates/Time: Feb. 15, 17–19, 7:30 am–5:30 pm   
Cost: $136/4–day session 
Contact: [email protected] or call 844.4KIDCAM   
At Kidcam, day camp isn’t just something we do, it’s all we do! Create memorable moments and lasting relationships through the power of camp and fun activities.   

Krewe of YMCA Mardi Gras Camp 
East Jefferson YMCA, 6691 Riverside Drive, Metairie  
Ages: 5–11 
Dates/Times: Feb. 15–19, 7:30 am–3:30 pm (camp on Mardi Gras day TBD) 
Cost: $35–$45/day, $115–$200/week 
Contact: [email protected] or (504)888-9622 ext.107  
The YMCA is the place to be when kids are out of school! Kids will have the opportunity to play sports, create arts and crafts, and make new friends. School's Out Camp offers a safe and engaging atmosphere for your kids so you can have peace of mind while you work. At the Y, we're here for families!  

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