October 30, 2019
Did you forget about Thanksgiving break, again? It’s cool, we got you covered.
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
Cost: $50/day, includes before/aftercare; 10% sibling discount
Dates/Times: Nov. 25–27 & 29, 7:30 am–5:30 pm, includes before/after care
Campers will enjoy unlimited laser tag, bumper cars, cosmic golf, and many other games and activities.
Audubon Zoo Camp
Costs: $35/day for members, $45/day for nonmembers
Dates/Times:Nov. 25–27, 9 am–3 pm; before/aftercare 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. Each day is full of animal exploration, scientific investigation, outdoor exercise, and more.
Brother Martin’s Holiday Baseball Camp
Ages: 6-12, boys
Cost: $100, includes camp t-shirt
Dates/Times: Nov. 25-27, 9 am–noon
This three day camp with an emphasis on basic fundamentals and skills help prepare players for their upcoming seasons. Drills in throwing, hitting, fielding, and base running will be conducted daily by Coach Jeff Lupo ’92 along with the varsity coaching staff and players.
Cascade Stables Turkey Trotter Camp
Ages: 5 & up
Dates/Times: Nov. 27 & 29, 9 am–3 pm, before/aftercare available
Contact: cascadestables.net, 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. 25-29, 8:30 am–3:30 pm (early drop-off/late pick-up available by request at no extra charge, 7 am/6 pm)
Contact: churchskarateacademy.com 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.
Happy Tails Mini Camps
Location: Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter
Dates/Times: Nov. 25 & 26, 9 am–3 pm
November 25’s mini camp is all about Dogs!, Dogs!, Dogs! and November 26’s Furry Friends mini camp is for those kids who can’t pick one favorite animal.
JCC Thanksgiving Mini Camp
Ages: Grades K–5th
Costs: Members only, $50/day
Location: Uptown & Metairie
Dates/Times: Nov. 25–27, 9 am–3 pm, before/aftercare available
Play with old and new friends while enjoying art, swimming, and games. Bring a bagged lunch, swimwear, and closed-toed shoes to take part in all of the fun.
KidCam Camp: Aurora United Methodist Holiday Camp
Cost: $42/day, $142/4-day session
Dates/Times: Nov. 25–27 & 29, 7:30 am–5:30 pm
Contact: Call 844-4KIDCAM or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Campers will enjoy indoor and outdoor games, gym play, holiday-themed arts and crafts, Young Rembrandt drawing lessons, kids yoga provided by Yoga Krewe, and much more.
Lolo’s Youth Yoga + Fitness Thanksgiving Camp
Ages: 5 & up
Dates/Times: Nov. 22–27, 9 am–3 pm
Contact: Laurie Azzano, 415.786.3317, or sign up at lolosstudio.com
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 music, thankfulness-themed art, turkey-race, games, and more.
Studio KIDS! Holiday Workshops at NOMA
Costs: $25/day for members, $30/day for nonmembers
Date/Time: Nov. 27, 10 am–noon
Students will explore works of art in the museum galleries and get creative in the studio.
Upturn Arts Twerksgiving Camp
Cost: $68.25/day or $136.30/both days. creARTive grants available
Dates/Times: Nov. 25–26, 9 am–3:45 pm
A two-day camp intended to guide young artists toward finding their unique artistic confidence and leading light with a superstar Master Artist Series.
¡Vamonos NOLA! Oasis Espanol Holiday Camp
Cost: $55/day or $180/week for members; $70/day, $200/week for nonmembers
Dates/Times: Nov. 25–28 & 29, 9 am–3:30 pm, before/aftercare available
¡Vamonos NOLA! is your Spanish Language Vacation Camp Destination. Your camper will make friends and build memories while laying a foundation of multilingualism.
X Fusion’s Mini Fusion Kid’s Camp
Cost: $40/day; $105/3-day half week; $140/full week
Dates/Times: Nov. 25–27, 7 am–4 pm, aftercare available
Kids will learn to be resourceful, healthy and strong through project-based learning and set individual goals while integrating a classroom-style learning climbing environment.
YMCA East Jefferson Fall Holiday Camp
Cost: $25/day for members, $40/day for nonmembers
Dates/Times: Nov. 25–27 & 29, 7:30 am–3:30 pm
Activities include festive stories, songs, crafts, active play, sports, and seasonal-themed educational play.
YMCA West St. Tammany Fall Holiday Camp
Cost: $30/day for members, $40/day for nonmembers
Dates/Times: Nov. 25–27 & 29, 7 am–6 pm
Description: Activities include festive stories, songs, crafts, active play, sports and seasonal-themed educational play. Bring a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle.
Note: Schedules subject to change. Check websites for details.