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Summer Fun Guide 2015

The following summer activities have been announced in Southwest Louisiana: Email your summer classes, art camps, sports workshops, religious studies and other activities to
newmedia@kplctv.com.

Calcasieu Parish

Summer at the Quad: Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in June and July at the Quad, located at 2901 Maplewood Drive in Sulphur. Participation fees are $10 for three hours, $15 for five hours or $20 for all day play. Students in grades 3 and up may be dropped off with a signed waiver. Classes on various topics will also offered. For more information, call 337-313-3327 or visit
thequadllc.com

Summer Reading Program: The Calcasieu Parish Public Library system is encouraging children to read 10 or more books and log their progress. Young participants may have books read to them. Teens and adults must read and review five books. To register, visit any branch of the CPPL or visit
http://www.calcasieulibrary.org/.

Sylvan Learning Center Camps: For dates and times, click
HERE. Topics covered will include robotics, game design, mathematics, early reading, writing, study skills, ACT preparation and more. All camps are taught in small groups led by a certified teacher. Hours are flexible. For more information, call 337-474-9998.

Kids College: May 27 to Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at McNeese State University. The program is open to students in grades 1-6 and costs $140 per week, plus $95 for each additional child per household. For more information, contact the McNeese Leisure Learning Department at 337-475-5616 or visit www.mcneese.edu/leisure.

Foreman Reynaud Community Center Camp: June 1-July 24 from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration is $25 a day for the first child and $15 a day for any additional children in the same household. Participants also have the option of paying a $75 weekly fee for the first child, a $65 weekly fee for the second child and a $25 weekly fee for any additional children from the same household. Activities will include swimming lessons, arts and crafts, educational activities and indoor/outdoor activities. For more information, call 337-436-2500.

Horsemanship camp:
June 22-25, July 6-9, 13-16 and 20-23, and August 3-6 and 10-14 at The Stables at LeBocage. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes are available. For more information or to register, call 337-905-JUMP (5867).


CHRISTUS Louisiana Athletic Club Kids Camp: June 2-July 2 or July 7-August 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m. The camp is an exercise program that will include strength training, cardio exercises and flexibility exercises. The camp is open to ages 7-11 and costs $100 for 10 classes. For more information, call 337-474-6601.

Governor's Program for Gifted Children: June 7 to July 25 at McNeese State University. The program is open to students in grades 6-10. For more information, call 337-475-5446 or visit www.gpgc.org.

Autism Summer Camp: June 8-25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McNeese State University. The camp is open to children ages 3-9 and costs $250 per week. Deadline to register is May 15. For more information, contact Kaycie Stacy at 337-562-4246 or visit www.mcneese.edu/autism.

Summer Engineering Academy: June 13-July 31 at McNeese State University. The academy is open to students in grades 9-12. The cost to attend is $1,550, which includes room and board, transportation and lab supplies. For more information, contact Dr. Nikos Kiritsis at 337-475-5875 or nikosk@mcneese.edu.

Girl Scouts: Sew for You:
June 22-24, July 15-17 and 29-31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Niche Fabric & Studio. Participants will learn hand sewing and machine sewing techniques and will create four or more projects. Cost to attend is $105. Deadline to register is June 3. For more information, call 1-800-960-2093.

Healthy U Camp: June 22-25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dynamic Dimensions in Sulphur. The camp is open to ages 8-12 and will focus on nutrition, fitness and healthy lifestyle habits. Cost to attend is $100 for members or $125 for non-members. There is a $75 charge for additional children per household. Deadline to register is June 5. For more information, call 337-527-5459.

Youth Hitting Baseball Camp: June 22-25 from 9 a.m. to noon at McNeese State University. The camp is open to grades 1-8 and costs $150.

Camp Tabby:
Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on June 22-26 and June 29-July 3, 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31, August 3-7 and 10-12 at Club Tabby, located at 1427 W. Prien Lake Road. Camps are open to ages 4-12 and cost $25 per day, $60 for 3 days or $100 per week. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call 337-478-3600.


Tennis camp: June 22-26, July 6-10, 20-24 and August 3-7 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Lake Charles Racquet Club. The main focus of the camp will be tennis, but other activities will include swimming and arts and crafts. Camp is open to children ages 4-13. Children should bring a towel, a swimsuit, sunscreen, a hat or visor and a tennis racket. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Cost to attend is $145 for one session for club members or $185 per session for non-members. Cost is $280 for two sessions for members or $340 for two sessions for non-members. For more information, visit lcracquetclub.com.

Kids crochet camp: June 25-26 and July 27-28 from 1-4 p.m. at Niche Fabric & Studio. Camp is open to ages 9 and up. For more information or to register, visit www.nichefabricstudio.com.

Elite Basketball Camp/Middle and High School Divisions: June 27 at McNeese State University. Times to be announced. The cost to attend is $50. For more information, contact Coach Preston David at pdavid@mcneese.edu or 337-475-5481 or 337-475-5480.

Arts' Desire Summer Camp 1: Sessions will be held Mondays through Thursdays on June 29-July 2, July 6-9, 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30 from 1-4 p.m. Tuition is $250 per session. Classes are open to students ages 9-14. Class size is limited to 8 students per session. Participants will learn fish printing, pottery, collage making, upcycling and color theory painting. For more information, call 337-564-5338.

Arts' Desire Summer Camp 2: Sessions will be on Fridays on July 3, 10, 16, 23 and 30 from noon to 4 p.m. Tuition is $100 per session. Classes are open to students ages 9-14. Class size is limited to 8 students per session. Participants will learn fish printing, pottery, collage making, upcycling and color theory painting. For more information, call 337-564-5338.

Quilting camp: July 6-9 from 10 a.m. to noon at Niche Fabric & Studio. Camp is open to ages 9 and up. For more information or to register, visit
www.nichefabricstudio.com.


Culinary Camp: July 6-10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SOWELA Technical Community College. Camp is open to students in grades 5-8. Cost to attend is $185, which includes breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, call 337-421-6964.

Girls' Night Out:
July 17 or August 7 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Lake Area Medical Center. Classes are open to girls ages 9-16 and will cover topics such as anatomy, self-esteem, puberty, hygiene and nutrition. Pre- registration and parental consent are required. Cost to attend is $20 per person per session. Dinner and door prizes will be offered. Seating is limited. For more information or to register, call 337-475-4075.

"Wild Things" theatre workshop: July 8-11 from 10-11:15 a.m. Students will learn theatre games, creative movement, stage makeup and musical theatre. Class is open to ages 5-8 and costs $65. For more information, contact the Children's Theatre Company at 337-433-7323.

"Acting for the Camera" theatre workshop: July 8-11 from noon-1:30 p.m. Students will learn how to audition for commercials, read commercial scripts and improvise. Students will be shown sample resumes and headshots and will learn about finding an agent. Class is open to ages 8-18 and costs $85. For more information, contact the Children's Theatre Company at 337-433-7323.


Cowboy Football Camp: July 12-14 at McNeese State University. The camp is open to grades 9-12 and costs $290 for those staying on-campus or $125 for commuters. Helmets are required.

Vacation Bible School: "Twelve True Superheroes:"
July 13-17 from 6-7 p.m. at the Father House Ministry, located at 2955 Legion St. in Lake Charles. Ages 6-12 are welcome to attend. To register or for more information, call 421-1721 or visit www.thefatherhouse.me.

A la Carte 101 Camp: July 13-17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SOWELA Technical Community College. Camp is open to students in grades 5-8 and will demonstrate various roles in a restaurant. Cost to attend is $185, which includes breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, call 337-421-6964.

Scuba camp:
July 13-17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at True Blue Watersports. Camp is open to children ages 8-12 and costs $259 per week. Activities will include swimming, diving and creating artwork underwater. For more information, call 337-310-1681 or visit
www.truebluewatersports.com.

Winshape Camp: July 14-18 at Trinity Baptist Church. Chik-Fil-A Camps for Communities will host the event, which will include Bible study, worship and three skills. Skills to choose from include archery, basketball, cheerleading, crafts, dance, digital photography, drama, fast food, flag football, gymnastics, music, painting, secret ops, soccer, wacky science, wiffle ball and yard games. The camp is open to students in grades 1-6. Cost to attend is $196. For more information or to register, visit winshapecamps.org.

Rowdy Football Camp: July 15-17 from 8 a.m. to noon at McNeese State University. The camp is open to ages 8-13 and costs $100. Helmets are not required. For more information, contact Coach Lark Hebert at 337-475-5211.


Safe Sitter Classes:
July 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake Area Medical Center. Youth ages 11-13 will learn how to handle emergencies while babysitting. Participants will also learn skills related to childcare, such as changing diapers, feeding young children and promoting a babysitting business. The cost to attend is $45 per session, which includes lunch, supplies and a tote bag. For more information or to register, call 337-475-4788.


Young Band Nation: July 20-24 in Lake Charles. Camps are open to persons ages 7-17. Band director Marcus Johnson, the Arts & Humanities Council of SWLA and Southwest Louisiana Music Studios are collaborating to present the program. For more information, call 337-513-7905.

Kicker Kutie Summer Dance Camp: July 20-24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McNeese State University. The camp is open to grades K-6 and costs $175. For more information, call Paige Caldwell at 337-480-4234.

"Midsummer fun" theatre workshop: July 20-24 from 10-11:15 a.m. (for ages 5-8) and from 10 a.m. to noon  (for ages 9-18). Students will perform excerpts from William Shakespeare's plays, and they will be instructed on lighting, set and costume techniques. Class is open to ages 5-18 and costs $85. For more information, contact the Children's Theatre Company at 337-433-7323.

Grandparent and Me Camp: July 21-23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at SOWELA Technical Community College. Camp is open to students grades 1-8 plus grandparents. Cost to attend is $100, which includes breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, call 337-421-6964.

Sew for My Room! sewing camp: July 21-23 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at Niche Fabric & Studio. Camp is open to ages 7 and up. For more information or to register, visit
www.nichefabricstudio.com.

All Skills Youth Baseball Camp II: July 27-30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McNeese State University. (Camp ends at noon on July 30.) The camp is open to grades 1-8 and costs $200 to attend. For more information, call 337-475-5482 or email
cowboybaseballcamp@gmail.com. You may also click HERE.

"Kids in Showbiz" theatre workshop: July 27-31 from 10-11:15 a.m. (for ages 5-8) and from 10 a.m. to noon  (for ages 9-18). Students will learn musical theatre techniques, including Broadway style acting, singing and dancing. Class is open to ages 5-18 and costs $85. For more information, contact the Children's Theatre Company at 337-433-7323.

Harp Camp: July 27-31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at McNeese State University. The camp is open to both children and adults and costs $40 per person, or $30 for each additional household member. For more information, contact Barbara Belew at 337-475-5036 or 337-475-5028.

Sibling Class: August 3 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Lake Area Medical Center. Future brothers and sisters ages 3-8 will learn how to deal with a newborn and how important they are in the acceptance process. Pre-registration is required. Cost to attend is $10 per family. For more information or to register, call 337-475-4700.

8th Annual Cowboy Camp: August 21-22 at McNeese State University. The camp is open to freshmen and transfer students attending McNeese. The cost to attend is $45. For more information, contact the Student Union and Activities Office at 337-475-5609 or click
HERE.

Allen Parish
Girl Scouts Beau Camp: June 28-July 3 at the Uskichitto Retreat Center in LeBlanc, La. There will be a ROPES course, a rock wall and traditional camp activities. The cost to attend is $125 per camper or $75 per program aide. Deadline to register is May 29. For more information, call 1-800-960-2093.

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