Start Planning! New Orleans Thanksgiving Camps 2018

Believe it or not, the holidays are already upon us, and unlike our super-lucky kids, we don’t necessarily have the whole week off! So, here to save the day– and your sanity–is our comprehensive list of Thanksgiving week camps. We’ve done the homework for you!


Adventure Quest Laser Thanksgiving Camp
Ages: 5-13

Cost: $50/day, $40/additional sibling, 20% session discount
Dates/Times: Nov 19-21, Nov 23
Campers will enjoy unlimited laser tag, bumper cars, cosmic golf, and many other games and activities at Adventure Quest.

Audubon Zoo Camp
Ages: Kindergarten-4th grade

Costs: $35/day for members, $45/day for non-members
Dates/Times: Nov. 19-21, 9 am-3 pm; before care available.
Tradition-filled holidays are fun times for daylong getaways at the Zoo. Make Audubon’s Holiday Camp part of your tradition. Provide your child with plenty of action-packed adventures among the animals at the Zoo. Each day is full of animal exploration, scientific investigation, outdoor exercise, and more!

Bricks 4 Kidz® Holiday Mini Camp at Palm Tree Playground
Ages: Kindergarten and up
Cost: $45/child
Dates/Times: Nov. 20-21, 23, 10 am-2 pm
With specially-designed Bricks 4 Kidz® models, LEGO® games galore, and plenty of time for free-play, the kids are always having fun. With a S.T.E.M. based program, your child will have fun while learning. Please bring a bagged lunch.

Cascade Stables Turkey Trotter Camp
Ages: 5 and up

Cost: $75/day
Dates/Times: Nov. 21 and 23, 9 am-3 pm. Before and aftercare available.
Contact:, 504.891.2246
Enjoy riding, crafts, games and learning about horse care.

Church’s Karate Thanksgiving Camp

Ages: 6-12 (4 and 5-year-old siblings and campers with previous experience welcome)

Cost: $45/day or $200/5 days
Dates/Times: Nov. 19-23, 8:30 am-3:30 pm (Early Drop off and Late Pick up available by request at no extra charge 7 am/6 pm)
Contact: or 504.309.6138
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 and mental fitness. We also help students develop strong communication and ethical problem solving skills.

Holy Cross Thanksgiving STEM Camp
Ages: 7-13

Cost: $150/day, $175/includes before & aftercare
Dates/Times: Nov 19-21, 9 am-3 pm or 8 am-4:30 pm with before & aftercare
Contact: Dale Turner,
Participants will discover Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics during a hands-on, fun-filled adventure through interactive projects, experiments, computer animations, multi-media presentations, and robotics!

Happy Tails Holiday Camp
Ages: 8-14
Costs: $65
Location: Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter
Dates/Times: Nov. 23, 10 am-3 pm
Drop the kids off while you score the holiday deals! We will tour the shelter, learn why we have so many animals and help make their stay more comfortable with homemade dog treats and cat toys. Of course, no camp day with complete without spending times with our shelter pets! Limit 10. Bring a lunch.  

JCC Thanksgiving Mini Camp
Ages: Grades K-5

Costs: Members only, $50/day
Location: Uptown & Metairie
Dates/Times: Nov. 19-21, 9 am-3 pm, before and after care available
Go on field trips, play games and sports, make crafts, hang out with friends, and meet some new buddies at the Center. Wear tennis shoes and bring a lunch everyday. After care is not available on Wednesday.

KidCam Camp: Aurora United Methodist Holiday Camp
Ages: PK4-13

Cost: $35/day, $126/4-day session rate
Dates/Times: Nov. 19-23 (closed Thanksgiving Day), 7:30 am-5:30 pm.
Contact: Call 844-4KIDCAM or email
Campers will enjoy indoor & outdoor games, gym play, holiday-themed arts & crafts, Young Rembrandt drawing lessons, Kids Yoga provided by Yoga Krewe, and much more.

LA/SPCA Kids & Critters Day Camp 
Ages: 5-10

Cost: $75/day or $125/both days.
Dates/Times: Nov. 19-20, 9 am-3 pm. Aftercare is available from 3-4 pm.
Contact:, Mimi Spahn Saattler,
This day camp is designed to teach young people about general animal care and animal welfare topics. Kids can join for a single day of camp, or both! Drop your child off and get a head start on holiday gift shopping!

Lolo’s Youth Yoga + Fitness Thanksgiving Camp
Ages: 5-9
Cost: $45/day.
Dates/Times: Nov. 19-21, 9:30 am-12:30 pm.
Contact: Laurie Azzano, 415.786.3317. Or sign up at
Join for a morning of thankfulness-themed fun. Music, art, games, movement and mindfulness. At Lolo’s we’re big believers that gratitude is an attitude. And what better time of year to enjoy some good times strengthening our habit of gratitude together? Fun animal yoga poses and crazy dance moves to jamming kids thanksgiving music, thankfulness-themed art, turkey-race games and more!

Louisiana Children’s Museum 
Ages: 5-8
Cost: $40/day for members, $50/day for non-members.
Contact: lcm.org504.523.1357
Dates/Times: Nov. 19-21; 8:45 am-3 pm. Drop-off from 8:45-9 am. Before and aftercare available for additional fees.
Camp Theme: Rollin’ on the River. This fall LCM is hosting a traveling exhibit, Discovery Riverworks. Enjoy water and fall-themed science experiments, create a thankfulness/kindness project, and dig into pumpkins! Registration closes on Nov. 16 at noon.

Pony Tales Thanksgiving Holiday Camp
Ages: 5-12

Cost:  $55/day, $50/day for 2-4 days, and $45/day for 5+ days
Contact:  504.469.0148 or
Thanksgiving Camp: Nov. 19-21 and Nov. 23, 9 am-3 pm. Before and aftercare available. No aftercare on Nov. 19.
Your kids will learn safety around the ponies and horses, how to walk, groom, and feed them. They learn basics of riding on a horse/pony each day and get daily individual attention from the instructor. They will get to ride in both Western and English riding styles, ride bareback and experience driving a pony cart.

Posh Paint Pub Fall Art Camp   
Ages: 5 and up
Cost: $65-$135 (AM or PM sessions available).
Contact: Mary Joan, 504.835.4155,

Dates/Times: Nov. 19-21; AM session: 9 am-noon; PM session: noon-3 pm.
This is a fun Art Camp filled with creative ideas for clay building, painting canvas and pottery. AM session will be making clay art and painting pottery. PM session will enjoy creating art and making jewelry. If joining both session bring packed lunch. Snacks and drinks will be served in both session. 

The Shard Shop Holiday Camp

Ages: 6 and up

Cost: $75/day
Dates/Times: November 19-20, 9 am-3 pm
Contact: Call 504.309.2581 or book online at
Join in making sparkly glass mosaic art for holiday gift giving!  Learn how to shape glass and make mosaic art along with other advanced craft making.  Lunch is provided. Reserve two weeks prior to camp date to get a $15 per day discount.

Studio KIDS! Holiday Workshops at NOMA
Ages: 5-10  

Costs: $25/day for members, $30/day for non-members
Date/Time: Nov. 21, 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Contact: 504.658.4100
Students will explore works of art in the museum galleries and get creative in the studio.

Sugar Roots Farm Holiday Camp
Ages: 5-12

Cost: $55/day
Dates/Times: Fall Camp Oct. 15 & 16; Thanksgiving Camp Nov. 19-21. 9 am-3 pm.
Children will explore nature, learn about farm life and the many life lessons that come with being outdoors.

Upturn Arts Twerksgiving Camp
Ages: 4-12

Cost: $68.25/day and creARTive grants available
Dates/Times: Nov. 19-20, 9 am-4 pm.
Twerksgiving Camp is a camp inclusive of all young artists, focusing on finding one’s inner voice and celebrating the uniqueness in all of us and will include master artists, such as Cole Williams.

¡Vamonos NOLA! Oasis Espanol Holiday Camp

Ages: 3-10 (must be potty trained)

Cost: $50/day or $180/week (members); $70/day, $200/week (non-members).
Dates/Times: Nov. 19-23, 9 am-3:30 pm. No camp on Thanksgiving day. Before and aftercare available for additional fee.
¡Vamonos NOLA! is your Spanish Language Vacation Camp Destination. Your camper will make friends and build memories while laying a foundation of multilingualism.

Vue Crew School’s Out Day Camp
Ages: 5-10
Cost: $45/day for members, $55/day for non-members.
Contact: Lauren Rouatt,, 504.293.4719
Dates/Times: Nov. 19-20; 9 am-3 pm. Before and aftercare available for additional fees.
School’s out! Spend one or two whole days at Longue Vue exploring the gardens, making nature-themed art, playing games, and learning about plants and insects.

YMCA’s East Jefferson Fall Holiday Camp
Ages: 5-14

Cost: Members: $25/day, NM: $35/day. $10 registration fee for non-members.
Dates/Times: Nov. 19-23, 7:30 am-3:30 pm, no camp Thanksgiving day.
Contact: 504.888.9622                  
Activities include festive stories, songs, crafts, active play, sports and seasonal-themed educational play.

West St. Tammany YMCA’s  Fall Holiday Camp
Ages: school-aged (PreK-4 thru 8th grades)

Cost: $30/day for members, $40 + one-time registration fee/non-members.
Dates/Times: Nov. 19-21 and Nov. 23; 7 am-6 pm
Contact: 985.893.9622                
Description: Activities include festive stories, songs, crafts, active play, sports and seasonal-themed educational play. Bring a lunch, 2 snacks, and a water bottle.

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