Summer Camps

10 reasons why teens should work at summer camp!

Your teen has years of experience as a participant at summer camp; now he’s old enough to apply to join the camp staff as a counselor in training (CIT). As a CIT, young teens—usually age 14 or older—gain bene...

Navigating the Waters of Sleepaway Camp 

How these first-timers decided their kids were ready!   When Carrie Fisher saw a brochure advertising Camp Marydale, a Girl Scout sleepaway camp near St. Francisville, she knew her then 6-year-old daughter, La...
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5 Must-Knows for Swimming Success this Summer

by Nola Family Staff Take the Plunge - Is Your Child Ready for Swimming at Camp?   1. Overnight and Day Camps Camps almost always require campers to pass a swim test in order to participate in water activit...

Preparing your Special Needs Child for Summer Camp

After staying home several summers to be with her autistic daughter, Susan, Molly Sullivan was anxious to finish law school and find suitable childcare for her five-year-old. Though behaviorally easygoing, Su...

Special Needs Camps in the New Orleans Area

Providing great experiences for kids with special needs Summer camp. There are so many great benefits for kids—fostering confidence and independence, building new and lasting friendships, and increasing exer...
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Family Friendly Places To Camp

We asked our readers where you love to camp; here are your picks! Note: please call the camp grounds before heading out to make necessary reservations and to see if any sites or trails have been closed due to w...

Summer Camp Legacies

Carrying on the tradition and become a second-generation campers   Lucy Currence didn’t bat an eye when her mother asked the then-7-year-old if she wanted to spend two weeks at Camp Merrie-Woode, a summer cam...

Spotlight on Upturn Arts

New Orleans is a city one might expect to be bursting with accessible art programs, given its thriving music and festival scene. But when Dana Reed moved here in 2010, the dancer realized that the city’s art pr...

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