Summer Camps

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...

The Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in New Orleans

We've compiled the ultimate guide to summer camps in NOLA! Whether you are looking for sleepaway, sports, dance, art, special needs or all-around general day camps, you'll find them here!   ARTS/MUSIC/TH...

5 reasons your child should attend art camp

sponsored article                                                                      Let’s face it-it’s Mardi Gras season and that means –yup- time to think about Summer Camp. We’re lucky, here in New Orl...

Unleash Their Talent at an Arts Camp

Acting, singing, music, photography, fine art, design… There’s a camp for that. If you’re undecided about a camp for your child, consider this:  A report from Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonpr...

Summer Camp with Friends or to Explore other Interests

“My 7-year-old daughter really wanted to go to dance and cheerleading camps this summer, but her friends are going to different camps and now she’s torn. At this age, what’s better—being with friends, or explor...

Publisher’s Blog: Inventing Camp Happy

by Ann Herren (first published 2014) We’ve all heard of the stages of grief, the steps to sobriety, the path to enlightenment. But are you familiar with the stages of camp burnout? It is real. And it is profou...

Is Your Child Ready For Overnight Sleepover Camp?

  Most programs don't accept children under age 7, but consider these guidelines: - Is your child comfortable in social settings? - Is she okay in large groups? - Does she do well taking direct...

Getting The Most From Camp

6 Easy Tips to ensure your child will have the best summer camp experience!   1) Choose carefully. A preschooler will do best at a camp that has many of the same qualities as a good preschool: a nurturing en...

Happy Campers

Camp is supposed to be fun. But some young children new to the experience can feel anxious and unsure. There are things parents can do to ease the transition and set children up for successful summer camp exper...
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Family Camping

  If it’s the weekend, most likely Jeny Himel and her family, of Old Jefferson, are out camping. In the spring, they’ll drive to a camp site, taking with them their tent, air mattresses, portable stove ...

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