October 1, 2021

For 15 years, Jason Church has been teaching martial arts.

He owns his own business, Church’s Karate Academy, and has been hosting camps and programs (MOVE! and MOVE! And Dance) for children of all ages.

Jason understands the need to have an enriching environment for children when they are out of school. With this in mind, he coordinates with over 40 schools to make sure that, regardless of the school’s vacation days, he is open and ready to provide a space to help children grow.

Jason is a father of two daughters, Kaia, 10, and Eve, 6, and together, they love going on adventures and getting outdoors.


We enjoy having dinner at Conola Grill & Sushi restaurant. They have a very down-to-earth feel to them. Sushi is amazing, and they have vegan options that are delicious, even if you eat meat. 
Conola Grill & Sushi, 619 Pink St., Metairie, 504.837.0055, conolagrilsushi.com


Axe throwing at Stumpys is great because it’s easy to get to and park. There are separated areas for safety and a lot of fun. You can also have larger groups attend for a fun, small staff outing.
Stumpy's Hatchet House, 1200 Poydras St., Ste. 103, New Orleans, 504.577.2937, stumpyshh.com/neworleansla


We enjoy bike riding in City Park off of Harrison. A few trails intersect to keep your route updated and fresh. There are small areas to explore to see streams and shaded areas. It’s near main roads, but it feels secluded from city life.
New Orleans City Park, neworleanscitypark.com


The Barataria Preserve is great to take visiting family and friends to see the ecosystem. You’ll find alligators, snakes, and tons of southern wildlife. There are long trails for hours of secluded family time.
Barataria Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 504.689.3690, nps.gov/jela/barataria-preserve.htm


Ms. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch has an open area with fun activities for everyone. You can take home a small pumpkin for each kid, and it helps get into the fall spirit every year.
Ms. Heather's Pumpkin Patch, 11215 Lees Lane, Hammond, 225.567.3493, thfarms.com

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