Top 4 Summer Camps in Both Louisiana & Florida
In a previous blog post, we looked at the Top 4 Summer Camps in New Jersey and New York. Now we’re heading down south to Louisiana and Florida, so look at some great options for your kids in those states.
In the last article, we talked about how to choose a great camp for your children. You’ll want to consider things like location, price, your child’s personality and whether a day camp or sleep-away camp is the best option. You also want to consider things like transportation, staff ratio and special accommodations.
So pack your bug spray, your sunblock and let’s go!
Active Learning Chess and Video Game Design Camps
St. Luke's Episcopal School
8833 Goodwood Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Chess and video game creation are the focus of these day camps. Kids can attend either chess or gaming in the morning or afternoon or combine both for a full day.
USA Chess Camp is taught by some of the best children’s chess instructors in North America, and tuition includes a chess set, trophy and casual or competitive classes. The Video Game Creation camps include options for arcade game creation, video games and Minecraft-type games.
- Co-ed (ages 5 to 16 for Chess Camp, 7 to 16 for Video Game Camps)
- Day camp morning or afternoon half-day, or combine both programs for the full-day
- Camps run one week at a time, June 28 to August 6
25975 Greenwell Springs Rd
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739
Located 10 miles northeast of Baton Rouge, Camp Istrouma is run by the United Methodist Church on 162 acres of nature trails and a 7-acre recreational lake. Originally a Boy Scout camp in the 1930s, the property was purchased by the church in 1958.
It has water sports, a climbing wall, crafts, outdoor activities and a talent show. While the camp is “open to all children and youth without regard to race, color, creed, nation origin or religion, “ activities include bible study and worship with a Christian focus.
- Day camp and overnight camp options
- Co-ed day camp available for children entering Grade 1 through Grade 6; overnight camp available for one week at a time, varies by grade level
- Fees are $170 per week for day camp, plus canteen and closing parents’ breakfast
- Overnight camp is $360 per week for “Discovering God” campers and $420 per week for others
- June to August in one-week increments
- Parents responsible for transportation
Kid-Possible Summer Camps
10328 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
This day camp led by educators or people actively studying to be educators offers various art, science, day trips, physical activities and crafts to keep kids happy and busy.
- Co-ed (ages 5 to 12)
- Day camp
- Fees are $200 per week
- June to August, runs in one-week sessions, different themes every session
5301 Dude Ranch Rd
Lake Wales, FL, 33898
Located 90 minutes from Orlando, campers can enjoy over 40 different activities on 500 acres, including a 42-acre lake. Kids can choose their activities from horseback riding, sports, crafts, swimming, fishing and rock climbing.
- Co-ed (ages 6 to 16)
- Overnight camp
- Fees are $1,350 for one week, $3,200 for two weeks and $4,175 for three weeks
- June to August in one-, two- or three-week sessions
Located on 12,000 acres in central Florida, Camp Frontier offers air-conditioned cabins, fishing and a comprehensive list of daily activities that campers can choose from, including archery, crafts, a challenge course, musical theatre, photography, swimming, volleyball and a bunch of other things to appeal to all interests.
- Co-ed (ages 7 to 17)
- Overnight camp
- Fees are $1,595 for one week, $3,395 for two weeks and $3,995 for three weeks; campers who attend both three-week sessions are eligible for a $500 discount
- June to August; one-, two- and three-week sessions are available
- Day camp, overnight camp
- June 20 to July 23 weekly sessions, July 25 to 30 for young adult campers ages 18 to 30
- Co-ed (ages 7 to 16), campers are divided into teams based on age
- Day camp
- Fees: $350 per week
- June to August, one-week sessions
Summer camps give kids a chance to build resilience, confidence, social skills and independence. With both day and overnight camp options, there are lots of choices for your kids in Louisiana or Florida.