LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - With the end of the school year approaching many organizations are announcing summer camps. SWLA has multiple camps aimed at having fun, playing games, making arts and crafts, and hands-on education.
Below is a list of summer camps around SWLA:
Camp Beyond: Beyond the Classroom: Learning Center is hosting its third annual academic and recreational summer camp. Recreational activities include karate, swimming, skating, and more. The camp claims to provide students from kindergarten to 8th grade with age and grade specific learning skills. The camp begins June 3 and costs $65 per week. You can register by calling 337-707-1171 or going to Beyond the Classroom: Learning Center located at 1639 Ryan street between 4:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Camp Edgewood: Boy Scouts of America have opportunities for traditional merit badge work as well as new personal development options. Scouts of all ages will find plenty of merit badges and programs to enjoy. The dates are Jun. 9 - Jun. 15. Register HERE.
Adventure Summer Day Camp: This camp is an exclusive club that invites children to experience and participate in a variety of carefully planned, action-packed, fun-filled summer activities. Qualified Early Childhood Educators oversee Adventure Camp and are actively involved in ongoing workshops to create the very best activities possible. It is open to ages 4 - 15. Register HERE.
STEM Academy: McNeese STEM Academy invites young students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math this summer. May 28th through August 9th, children entering grades first through eighth can choose from eleven different weeks packed with STEM-based, hands-on, all-day activities. Registration is under way right now. Visit STEM Academy for more information. Call 562-4137 to register for a week, a month or the whole summer – and let the fun begin!
The Children’s Theatre Company: Kerry A. Onxley, Artistic Director presents its annual summer theatre workshops. These summer theatre workshops are designed to introduce newcomers to the world of theatre and challenge young performing veterans to perfect advanced theatrical concepts and production techniques. All workshops conclude with performance demonstrations. For more information about prices and how to register, click HERE.
The Art Factory: Kids can pick a week to create art in several different ways. From pottery to sculpting to painting, there’s a studio for your child to enjoy. The camps start at $125. They start May 28 and last the whole summer. The classes are flexible so click HERE.
McNeese Summer Programs: Alligators, rockets and crime scene investigations are the topics for three summer programs for students in grades 9-12 offered July 8-26 by the McNeese State University. Proposed day trips for the summer programs include Houston’s NASA Space Center and Museum of Natural Science, Avery Island, home of the internationally known TABASCO Pepper Sauce, and New Orleans. Cost is $1,950 per student and includes campus housing, meals, lab supplies and transportation to off-campus sites.
For more information about any of these summer programs, contact Dr. Nikos Kiritsis at 337-475-5875
McNeese State University Harp Camp: Harp Camp will be offered July 29- Aug. 2 in the Shearman Fine Arts Center. The camp is open to interested persons of all ages and all levels of experience. July 4 is the deadline for registration and cost is $45. For more information contact Barbara Belew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calcasieu Parish Public Library Summer Reading Program: The Calcasieu Parish Public Library will offer Summer Reading Programs for all ages in from May-July. The annual SRP Kick-off Celebration will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 24 at Prien Lake Park Harbor’s Edge Pavilion. Cookie Decorating, photo ops, kite flying, story tent, popcorn, and more will be offered at the party. For more information click HERE.
Camp Smiling F.A.C.E.S.: West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital’s Genesis Therapeutic Riding Center is hosting Camp Smiling F.A.C.E.S. It’s a camp for developmentally disabled children ages 4-12. Camp dates are from 8 a.m. – noon each day, June 15-19. Cost to attend is $75. Click HERE for more.
City of Lake Charles Summer Camps: The city is hosting 4 sessions of summer camps for ages 6-12. The camps are open from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., June 3-July 26. Cost is $115 per person, per 2 week session. Click HERE for more information.
Camp Tabby: Club Tabby is holding 5 day summer camps for ages 4 - 12. The camps are open from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. with extended hours available until 4 p.m. The cost is $30 for a day, $60 for 3 days, and $100 for a week. you can register in the store or by phone at 337-478-3600.
The Stables at Le Bocage: The Jump into Summer Horsemanship Camp is offering camps for beginners, and those with intermediate & advanced skills. You can register online at Lebocagestables.com or call them at 337-905-5867.
Nancy Melton’s “Splash Dance with Watercolor": Your child will splash away as we have FUN creating special watercolor paintings. Paint will be dripped on, poured on, and something new, splashed on with pipettes! As pigments combine in magical ways, beautiful paintings result. Subjects will range from cute frogs to uncanny sunsets. Turn your child with the creative spirit loose! Give them the opportunity to study great masters as they create a masterpiece themselves! The camp will be in the Gayle Annex at McNeese State University July 6 - 10th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration will be $125 Until June 22nd and $135 after June 22nd plus supplies. You can register by calling (337) 475-5616. You can find a list of recommended supplies HERE.
The Young Band Nation Camp: This camp is for ages 11-17 on July 8th - 12th. The 5-day camp will will run from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with registration of $175. You can call 337-513-7905 for more information.
Swiss Army Knife Recording Camp: This camp is for ages 11-17 on July 22nd - 26th. The 5-day camp with run from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with registration of $175. You can call 337-513-7905 for more information.
The Rock and Roll Boot Camp: This camp is for ages 6-14 on June 12th and August 1st. The 1-day workshop will run from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. with registration of $75.
Imperial Calcasieu Museum Branch Out Summer Camp: The camp will offer Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and more.