Summer Camps

MLK, Jr. 2020 Day Camps in NOLA

This guide will help you find the best camp for your child during their 2020 holiday break for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Adventure Quest Laser Tag 1200 South Clearview Parkway, Suite 1106, Harahan Ages: 5...

Discovering the Spirit of Summer

December 30, 2019 “Camp can be very loud and overwhelming for some kids, but allowing kids to talk about their day teaches them to trust themselves.” Summer camp is more than just letting kids loose for the s...

Re-Inventing Childhood: Makers, Thinkers, and Coders

Robotics and coding might sound too advanced for 5-year-olds, but local camps say otherwise. Like any six-year-old boy, Gabe Lassalle is really into dinosaurs — meat-eating tyrannosauruses and high-flying pter...

7 Summer Camps it would be a mistake to miss!

It's May, and you still haven't signed your precious offspring up for the summer of their lives. Things have just been too crazy, we know. But that's ok, these seven amazing camps still have a few spots left an...

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...

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