Mardi Gras Camps

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Mardi Gras is almost here. Don’t miss your chance to sign your little one up for camp.

Audubon Nature Institute: Mardi Gras Camp – Zoo
Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans
February 14th – 16th
Ages: Pre-K – 4th Grade
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Fee: Members $40; Non-Members $50 (before care: $7; aftercare: $10)
Contact: cpage@auduboninstitue or call 504-861-2537
Details: A school break is a great way to spend time outdoors. Audubon Zoo will host Mardi Gras camp for First through Fourth graders. Each day is full of animal exploration, scientific investigation, arts and crafts, and more! Click here for more information.
Camp Mardi Gras
Terrytown Playground, 641 Heritage Ave, Terrytown
February 14-16
Ages: 3-10
Time: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Fee: $55/camper
Contact: or call 504.349.5000 x 7213
Structured activities will be held from 9 am-3 pm. Campers will second line through Mardi Gras with Arts & Crafts, Movies, Games, Sports, Outdoor Activities, a Library Activity and much more Fun! Please bring a lunch, snacks, and beverages daily.
Church’s Karate Academy: Mardi Gras Break Camp
4716 Paris Ave., New Orleans
February 14th – 16th
Ages: 5-12 years old (4 year olds sibling/previous campers welcome as well)
Time: 7 am-6:30 pm
Fee: $45/ day or $120 for 3 days
Contact: or call 504-309-6138
Details: It’s Mardi Gras Break Camp! Our school offers a full day camp experience for your child that is equally educational as it is exciting and fun! It is sure to be a safe, positive, and motivational camp adventure where your child is guaranteed to obtain physical, mental, and moral fitness. Click here for more informaiton.
Culinary “Holidays” Camp
Terrytown Playground, 641 Heritage Ave, Terrytown, Room 204
February 14-16
Ages: 5-14
Time: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Fee: $60
Contact: or call 504-349-5000 x 7214
Fun is the answer. No need to worry about packing breakfast, lunch or snack since the campers will be making their own meals. Spots are limited.
Culinary Kids: Mardi Gras Camp
915 Marigny Ave., Mandeville
February 14th – 16th
Ages: 5-13 years old
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Fee: $75/day or $225 for 3 days
Contact: or call 985-727-5553
Description: Kids cook their meals, perform wild science experiments, enjoy indoor/outdoor games and exercises, make crafts, take shopping trips and enjoy guest visitors. Click here for more information.
Franco’s Athletic Club
100 Bon Temps Roule, Mandeville
Mon, February 12th; Wed-Fri, February 14th-16th
Ages: 4-13 year old
Time: 8 am-5:30 pm
Fee: Members $50/day first child, $40/day per additional child; Non-Members $60/day first child, $50/day per additional child
Contact: or call 985-792-0210
Details: Games, inflatable obstacle course, Mardi Gras arts & crafts, movies, fitness classes, tennis, lunch & snacks provided. Click here for more information.
JCC Uptown – Mardi Gras Mini Camp
5342 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans
February 14th – 16th
Ages: Grades K-5
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Fee: $50/day (before care: $10; aftercare: $15); JCC membership required
Contact: 504-897-0143
Details: Looking for something to do after Mardi Gras is over? Come play at the J! We’re going to have lots of fun playing games and sports, making springtime crafts, hanging out with friends, and meeting new buddies at the Center. Wear tennis shoes and bring a lunch everyday. Click here for more information. 
Kidcam Camp: Mardi Gras
1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Metairie
Mon, February 12th; Wed-Fri, February 14th-16th
Ages: 3-13 years old
Time: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Fees: $50/day first child, $40/day additional child
Contact: or call 844-KIDCAM1
Details: Campers will enjoy Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini Golf and the arcade everyday, plus outdoor activities and other Kidcam-Certified fun! Space is limited each day so register early! Click here for more information.
Louisiana Children’s Museum: Celebrate New Orleans Mardi Gras Camp
420 Julia Street, New Orleans
February 14th – 16th
Ages: 5-8 years old
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Fee: Members $40/day, or Non-Members $45/day (before care: $10; aftercare: $15)
Contact: 504-523-1357
Details: Campers will learn about New Orleans architecture, music, artists and more in a hands-on camp designed for children ages 5-8. Click here for more information. 
Louisiana Fire Juniors: Mardi Gras Indoor Soccer Camp
6124 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan
Mon, February 12th; Wed-Fri, February 14th-16th
Ages: 5-14 years old
Time: Half-day 9 am-12 pm; Full-day 9 am-3 pm
Fee: Half-day $125; Full-day $165 (early arrival or late pick up available for $5/morning or afternoon)
Contact: or call 504-621-4557
Details: Louisiana Fire Soccer Camps are a great place for any soccer enthusiast who is looking to improve their skills, work hard and have fun! Our mission is to provide athletes with the tools to improve and to enjoy soccer for life!  Our camps are open to girls and boys. Campers will be divided by age and ability.  Age appropriate instruction and exercises will be the keys to a successful and enjoyable camp experience. Click here for more information. 
MAC Day Camps
341 Seguin Street, Algiers Point, New Orleans
February 15
Ages: 6-12
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Fee: $50
Contact: or call 504.509.5605
Mini Art Center Day Camps are fun 1 day classes that focus on a theme or project. In each class campers learn new art making skills while creating an artwork to be taken home at the end of  the day! Each camp includes materials, snack, and water. Campers bring their lunch 🙂 Mardi Gras Camp theme is Treasure Boxes. Students in this camp will get to use fun materials like felt, paint, sequins, yarn, and glitter galore to create a personal treasure box. This camp offers an introduction to sculpture and different ways to use mixed media. Click here for more information or to register.
Upturn Arts: Mardi Gras Redeaux!
1719 Toledano St., New Orleans
February 15 & 16
Ages: 4-12 years old
Time: 9 am-4 pm
Fee: $68.25/day or $136.50 both days
Contact: or call 504-390-8399
Details: Mardi Gras Redeaux! Young artists will repurpose parade throws into one-of-a-kind creations and choreograph original dances. Local bartenders of the Barman’s Fund will craft healthy drinks with our campers, sharing techniques for juicing, muddling, and artistic garnishes.
¡Vamanos! NOLA: Oasis Español – Mardi Gras Camp
5818 Perrier, New Orleans, LA, New Orleans, LA 70115
Friday February 9th; Mon – Fri, February 12th-16th (No camp Fat Tuesday)
Ages: 3-8 years old
Time: 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Fee: $65/day, 10% discount for the entire week (before and after care also available for an additional fee)
Contact: or call 504-495-2345
Details: At Vamonos NOLA, campers will cook, make Carnival crafts and create their own Vamonos Parade. Click here for more information.
YMCA: Mardi Gras Holiday camp
6691 Riverside Dr., Metairie
February 12th-16th
Ages: 5-13
Time: 7:30 am-3:30 pm
Fee: Members $25/day or $95/full camp; Non-Members $35.50/day or $140/full camp; additional $10 Non-Member registration fee (Aftercare: $6.00/day)
Contact: 504-888-9622
Details: It’s a holiday, there is no school, and the kids are home! What to do? We have the answer! The East Jefferson YMCA offers special holiday camps during school breaks. Your children will be well taken care of while having fun during those out-of-school hours.  Activities include themed stories, songs, crafts and holiday decorations! Click here for more information.
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