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Summer Camps

04/06/2018 07:00AM ● Published by Robert Frey

Iberia Parish

Catholic High School
1301 de La Salle Drive, New Iberia
CHS presents a full slate of summer camps running from May 29 - July 19. Camps include football, softball, science, basketball, dance, reading, cheer, soccer and math.
City of New Iberia Park & Recreation
The New Iberia Parks & Recreation Department provides a wide range of parks, playgrounds, facilities and activities for citizens. There will also be youth summer sports, swimming lessons and more.

Emily’s Closet
699 E. St. Peter St., New Iberia
Learn to sew! Children’s Summer Sewing Classes will be offered in June & July. Call for details and times.

The Frosted Apron
1807 East St. Peter St., New Iberia
Children will decorate their own 8” single layer cake and learn how to do a different theme each day that is fun for boys and girls. The first camp will be June 19 - 22; the second camp will be July 10 - 13. Camps are for children ages 6 and up.
Iberia Parish Library System
The Iberia Parish Library System offers more than 60 classes for children of all ages. Multiple classes are offered daily.
Iberia Parish Recreation District
113 Willow Wood Drive, New Iberia
The day camp theme is “Candy Camp 2018.” Campers will celebrate the fun with field trips, swim days at the Isle of Iberia, special events, fun jumps, indoor/outdoor games, movies, crafts and more. Camp runs May 29 - Aug. 7 from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. for boys and girls ages 4 - 12.

Lafayette Parish

Acadian Cultural Center
501 Fisher Road, Lafayette
Campers will explore the National Park Service, become a Junior Ranger, learn to make old-time toys, take a hike at Indian Bayou, make coiled clay pots as the American Indians did, experience Cajun and zydeco music, explore folklore through storytelling and investigate south Louisiana’s rich and varied cultures.
Acting Up (in Acadiana)
101 W. Vermilion Street, Lafayette
16-day intensive performing arts camp runs July 14 - 29 with performances on July 26, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. and July 29 at 2 p.m.; all activities take place at the Acadiana Center for the Arts from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Students ages 10-Senior in high school play all roles in this music-filled comedy.
Cheerz Cheerleading Academy
Cheerz Summer Camp
1739 La Neuville Road, Lafayette
These 4-day summer camps for ages 5 and up are designed to teach the basics of cheerleading and tumbling. All abilities and skill levels welcome. Tumble Camp is from 1 - 3 p.m. Cost is $125 per camper.
Christian Youth Theater
CYT Broadway Here and Now Teen Camp for ages 12-18 will be held July 9-14; CYT Disney Broadway Babies for ages 3 - 6 will be held June 11-15; CYT Junie B Jones Youth Camp for ages 9 - 13 will be held June 25 – 30; CYT Sing, Dance, Act Up Camp for ages 7 - 10 will be held June 4 – 8. For more details, call or visit online.

Kidz Kabaret - Willy Wonka Jr.
Summer Classes at Cite Des Arts
109 Vine Street, Lafayette
Kidz Kabaret is a performing arts education program that showcases the theatrical talent of children ages 7 to 16. This year’s production is “Willy Wonka, Jr.” Production camp begins June 18-29, Monday - Friday. Performances will be June 29 - 30 and July 1 & July 6 - 8. Fees are due May 1.

First Baptist Church
100 Lee Ave, Lafayette
This year’s theme is Game On - Gearing Up for Life’s Big Game. Contact Children’s Minister Dustin Lee at 337-593-3662 or send an email to for information about Vacation Bible School and weekend or summer camps.
Kidcam Camps
First United Methodist Church
703 Lee Avenue, Lafayette
Kidcam Camps for ages 4-13, Monday - Friday, from May 21 – Aug. 3. Visit the website or call for details about specific classes. For more information and registration visit KidCam Camps are also available at Youngsville Christian School, located at  214 Church St., in Youngsville.

Lafayette Public Library System
A wide range of programs for all ages are offered year around at nine locations. Visit online or call the branch nearest you for more information.

Silverbacks Summer Improv Camps
227 Jefferson St., Lafayette
Participants will learn basic improvisational theatre fundamentals, including making their own sets and props out of thin air, developing detailed characters from scratch in an instant, and channelling their spontaneity to create intricate stories without the use of scripts. Participants will showcase the lessons they’ve learned in a final showcase for friends and family on the last day of camp.

Spring Break Workshop
200 Greenleaf Dr., Lafayette
Spring Break Workshop presented by Dani B. includes arts and crafts, games, snowballs, kite flying, kareoke, field fun, duck feeding and scavenger hunts. It will take place from April 4-6 at Acadian Village. The cost is $185 or $65 daily. For more details contact Dani B. at 304-934-6919 or

Summer At Ascension
Summer at Ascension offers a surplus of childrens summer activities to choose from. By going to their website, parents can tailor make their childs summer camp activities. The catalog allows parents to select the month, camp type and campus the want for their children. For more information visits

Summer Enrichment Program
Progressive Community Outreach Center
125 Gallien St., Lafayette
337-280-7190 or 337-234-3924
Summer Enrichment Program provides a safe, fun and educational environment for children during the summer. Lunch and snacks are provided.
St. Thomas More
450 East Farrel Road, Lafayette
St. Thomas More Catholic High School has several summer camp programs running from June through August including programs for softball, football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, dance, volleyball cheer and more. Visit the website for information or to register.
Sylvan Learning Center
221 North College Road, Lafayette
Sylvan STEM camps includes courses focusing on robotics, coding and engineering. There’s also several academic camps for all ages.
The Bayou Church
2234 Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette
The Bayou Church offers fIve unique summer camps. Registration is open to anyone meeting the age requirements.
The Little Gym of Lafayette
4422F Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., Lafayette
Day camp at The Little Gym of Lafayette gives your kid the summer camp experience without the bug bites, poison ivy and week-long commitments. Seasonal camps combine physical activity, gymnastics and games with arts, crafts and special LEGO® DUPLO® and LEGO® Juniors building activities. Also offering Super Kids’ Quest Camp for ages 3-8 and Grade School Skill Thrill Camp for ages 6-12.

300 Fisher Road, Lafayette
The Vermilionville Annual Summer Camp series runs four separate weeks. The camp is geared for ages 5-12. Each week is tailored to a specific group in order to provide age-appropriate and skill level demonstrations as well as hands-on craft opportunities. The camp will emphasize English and French languages. 
YMCA Of Lafayette
800 East Farrel Road, Lafayette
Camp is May 29 - Aug. 10, Monday - Friday for ages 5 - 12. A Junior Leader Program (ages 13-15) is available for previous attendees. Registration is now underway, call or visit the website for details.

Theatre Acadie @ The Hive
204 Polk St., Lafayette
Theatre Acadie is devoted to the fostering of performing arts and preservation of Cajun culture through theatre classes, camps, workshops, and productions. Theatre Summer Camp will be held June 4 - 8 for ages 4 - 6 from and for ages 7 - 10 from at The Hive @ RUSSO.

TechBytes & SoundWaves
Lafayette Science Museum
433 Jefferson St., Lafayette
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra & Conservatory and the Lafayette Science Museum are partnering to conduct an out-of-this-world summer adventure. Summer campers will also have the advantage to explore LSM’s latest exhibit. The camp is for ages 7-14 and will be held June 4 – July 20, Monday – Friday at the Lafayette Science Museum.
Wonderland Performing Arts
227A Bendel Road, Lafayette
Wonderland’s musical theatre camp results in its summer stage production, Madagascar Jr. at Zoosiana. They have six other weeks of creativity camp. The campers will be given a daily snack and will have a pizza party every Friday.

St. Martin Parish

St. Martin Parish Library System
There will be a wide range of programs available daily at five locations for all ages including out-of-town artist performances and branches hosting movies. For a complete schedule, visit online or call the branch nearest you.

St. Mary Parish

St. Mary Parish Library System
A Summer Reading Program and other activities will be offered at all seven branches. For a complete schedule visit online or call the branch nearest you.

Vermilion Parish

Vermilion Parish Library System
Six physical branches and a mobile
library will provide programming all summer long. For registration information for the Summer Reading Programs, visit online or call the branch nearest you for schedules

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