Winter Holiday Camps in New Orleans

Don’t let the kids’ vacation schedule add stress...

Don’t let the kids’ vacation schedule add stress to your holiday season. Be sure to register sooner vs. later- many camps fill up quickly!

We’ve made it easy to find what you need–look for the turkey to indicate Thanksgiving camps, and the gift for winter holiday camps!


 turkeypresent on sleigh   Audubon Zoo Camp
Ages: K-4th grade
Costs: $35/day for members, $45/day for non-members
Times: 9 am-3 pm; before care 7:30-9 am, $7; after care 3:15- 5 pm, $10       
Contact: auduboninstitute.org
Thanksgiving Camp Nov. 21-23
Holiday Camp Dec. 27-30
Action-packed adventures among the Zoo’s animals. Each day promises to be full of animal exploration, scientific investigation, arts and crafts, and more. Register for one or all days.


present on sleighCascade Stables Christmas Camp
Ages:  5 and older
Costs:  $65/day
Dates: Dec. 26-20
Contact: cascadestables.net/camps
Camp activities include riding or driving twice daily, grooming horses, tacking horses, horse and equipment care, mounted and in-mounted games, crafts, horsemanship skills and safety, equine trivia.

present on sleighOgden Museum Photography Camp

Ages: 5th – 8th grades

Date: Wednesday , December 21
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Cost: $45 member per day /$50 non-member per day

During Winter Holiday Photo Camp, students in grades 5th-8th will learn the anatomy and functions of point-and-shoot, cell phone, and SLR cameras. They will become comfortable with basic compositional elements, lighting techniques, and will learn to recreate images from the museum’s permanent collection. Ultimately, students will produce a five-photo series within a track of their choice: still life, landscape or portraiture.Cameras provided as needed, though students are encouraged to bring their own.
No previous photography knowledge is necessary.

present on sleighOgden Museum Winter Holiday Camp
Dates: Monday, December 19, Tuesday, December 20, and Wednesday, December 21
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Ages: 1st – 5th grades
Cost: $45 member per day /$50 non-member per day
(Register for all 3 dates and receive a $15 discount off your total registration fee)

Looking for something fun to do this winter break? Join us for Winter Holiday Camp and explore the museum’s collection, spend time learning new art techniques, and create beautiful holiday gifts for friends and family! New and different projects will be presented each day.

present on sleighIvanov’s Gymnastics Winter Holiday Camp
Ages: 3-4 ½ Half-day camp and 4 ½-14 Full-day camp
Costs: call for pricing
Dates/Times: Dec. 26-30; 9 am-12:30 pm for 3-4 ½ yr. olds, before care available 8-9 am (bring a snack and a drink); 9 am-3 pm for 4 ½-14 yr. olds,  extended care available 8 am-5 pm (bring lunch, a snack and a drink)
Contact: 504.889.9800, ivanovsgymnastics.com
Lots of open gym time to practice. Gymnastics, tumbling, videos & arts and crafts, and lots of games.


turkeypresent on sleighJCC Holiday Mini Camps
Ages:  Grades: K-5
Cost:  members only. Thanksgiving Mini Camp, $45 per day; Winter Mini Camp, $45/day, $215/week; Martial Arts Camp, $150/week
Location:  Uptown & Metairie
Contact:  nojcc.org
Times:  9 am-3 pm
Thanksgiving Mini Camp (Uptown & Metairie): Nov. 21-23. Enjoy a field trip in the morning and games in the afternoon. Wear tennis shoes and bring a lunch every day.  

Winter Martial Arts Kids Camp (Broadmore):  Dec. 19-23.  The camp is a half day camp, and will run Monday – Friday.  We will start at 9am and go till 12pm.  The fist training will be KARATE, the second will be AIKIDO, and the third JUDO.  This is a great opportunity for your child to be introduced to two other Japanese martial arts.  Snacks and juice will be provided. 
Winter Mini Camp (Uptown only): Dec. 19-Jan. 3 (no camp Dec. 25 and Jan. 1). Play games and sports, make crafts, hang out with friends, and meet some new buddies at the Center.


turkeypresent on sleighKidcam Holiday Camps
Black Friday Drop & Shop Camp
Ages:  3-13
Cost:  $50/$40 additional siblings full day, $30 half day, if registered by 11/23; $60/$50 siblings full day, $35 half day after 11/23
Date/Times:  Nov. 25, 7:30 am-5:30 pm; half-day 7:30 am-12:30 pm or 12:30-5:30 pm
Contact:  kidcamcamp.com, 877.4KIDCAM
Campers will enjoy Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Mini Golf and the arcade every day, plus outdoor activities and other Kidcam-Certified fun.

Adventure Quest Laser Tag Holiday Camp
Ages:  3-13
Cost:  $50/day, $200/week.. Multi-day discounts. (Lunch may be brought or purchased.)
Dates/Times:  Dec. 19-Jan. 2; 7:30 am-5:30 pm.
Contact:  kidcamcamp.com, 877.4KIDCAM
Campers will enjoy all of the Adventure Quest Laser Tag amenities daily, as well as outdoor games, arts & crafts, dance time, and more.


turkeypresent on sleighLouisiana Children’s Museum    
Ages: 5-8
Costs: $40/day for LCM members, $45/day for non-members.
Times: 8:45 am-3 pm;  before care 7:30-8:45 am, $7 extra/day; aftercare available from 3-5:30 pm, $12 extra/day.
Contact: Ashley Echols, Early Learning Manager, 504.266.2412 or aechols@lcm.org
Thanksgiving Holiday Camp: Nov. 21-23
Winter Holiday Camp: Dec. 19-23
New Year’s Holiday Camp:  Dec. 26-30


turkeypresent on sleighLA/SPCA   
Ages: 6-10
Cost: $65/day. Lunch included in Thanksgiving camp
Time: 9 am-3 pm
Contact:  la-spca.org/camps
Thanksgiving Camp: Nov. 25. Activities will include arts and crafts, animal play time, games and a movie.
Animal Celebration Winter Camp: Dec. 22 & 23. Bring lunch. Children are introduced to services the shelter offers, safety with animals, pet handling and care, grooming skills, and responsible pet ownership. Each day of camp will be filled with animal-themed arts and crafts, interactive games, and hands-on time with the shelter puppies and kittens.  

Daytime Matinee Critter Cinema
Ages: 5-10
Cost: $30
Date/Time: Dec. 21, 11 am-2:30 pm (lunch provided)
Contact:  la-spca.org/camps
Kids get cozy with kitties and canines, watch G-rated critter movies, and snack on pizza and popcorn. 


present on sleighNew Orleans Shotokan Academy Winter Martial Arts Camp
Ages: 6 and up
Cost: $150
Dates/Times: Dec. 19-23, 9 am-noon
Contact: nosakarate@gmail.com, 504.432.8667
This week-long, half-day camp teaches three forms of martials arts each day: Karate at 9, followed by Aikido at 10 and Judo at 11.  


turkeypresent on sleighOchsner Fitness Center Kidsports
Ages:  3-12
Cost:  advance registration: $40/day, walk ins: $45/day
Dates/Times:  9 am-3:30 pm; before care 7:30-9 am; aftercare 4-5:30 pm
Contact:  504.733.1200
Thanksgiving Camp: Nov. 21-23
Holiday Camp: Dec. 19-23, 27-30 


turkeyPony Tales Holiday Camps
Ages: 4-12
Cost:  $55/day
Times: 9 am-3 pm
Contact:  ponytalesbirthdays.com
Thanksgiving Camp: Nov. 21-23
Renaissance theme with  riding lesson daily, games, horsemanship, crafts and fun.  Dress them in their princess or knight costume and we will take a pic on the pony.  
Black Friday Camp: Nov. 25. Black Friday camp has no theme.


turkeypresent on sleighStudio Kids! Holiday Workshops at NOMA 
Ages: 5-10 and Grades 6-12           
Costs: Members $30, non-members $35/workshop
Times: 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Contact: 504.658.4128 or education@noma.org.
Explore your artistic side this holiday season. NOMA offers 3 single-day Studio Kids! Holiday Workshops to engage young artists in the creative process. Students will explore works of art in the museum galleries and get creative in the studio.
Thanksgiving Workshop: Nov. 22. Triple Portraits. Ages 5-10
Holiday Workshop: Dec. 22. Calligraphy 101. Grades 6-12
New Year’s Workshop: Dec. 29. Glitzy Gold. Ages 5-10


present on sleighUpturn Arts Holiday Camp
Ages: 4-16
Cost: $300/wk., $65/day drop-in rate, scholarships avail.
Dates/Times: Dec. 19-23, 9 am–4 pm
Contact: upturnart.org to register
This will be a fun Mardi Gras-themed camp, with yoga, dance, music, theatre and art, as well as a guest artist.


turkeypresent on sleighVamonos Nola Camp
Cost:  $65/day, $234/week
Times:  8 am-3 pm
Contact: vamonosnola.com
Thanksgiving Camp:
Nov. 21-25 (no camp Nov. 24)
Winter Camp: Dec. 19-23
Note: please visit website as more camps may be added.


turkeypresent on sleighYMCA’s East Jefferson Holiday Camps
Fall Holiday Camp
Cost: Members: $25/day, $95/full session; NM: $35.50/day, $140/full session. Registration closes Nov. 14.
Dates/Times: Nov. 21-25, 7:30 am-3:30 pm, no camp Nov. 24
Contact: candaces@ymcaneworleans.org                     
Activities include festive stories, songs, crafts, active play, sports and seasonal themed educational play. 
inter Holiday Camp
Cost: Members: $20/day, $190/full session; NM: $30/day, $260/full session. Registration closes Dec. 12.
Dates/Times: Weekdays Dec. 19 – Dec. 30, 7:30 am-3:30 pm
Contact: candaces@ymcaneworleans.org                     
Activities include festive stories, songs, crafts, active play, sports and seasonal themed educational play.


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