Slidell Summer Camp Guide

Slidell Summer Camp

We are a team of working moms, and if you are like us, the question starts to come up around February – what are you doing with the kids this summer?!

Hopefully, this list helps us all, you’ll find some great Slidell groups focusing on our children’s summer fun.

And, it’s not too early to begin planning your family’s summer activities. Many camps listed require an early registration.

 

ASTRO CAMP

Stennis Space Center
June-July, Grade Levels 2nd – 10th

Week long camp, various weeks to choose from.

Astro Camps focus on activities that engage campers in hands-on activities, computer learning experiences, and occasional on-site field trips and presentations by Stennis engineers and scientists.

These activities teach science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) principles and explore science and space-related career possibilities.

Themes vary by year, but the common goal is for students to have fun while learning basics of rocketry, propulsion and manned space travel.

 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB SUMMER CAMP

Slidell Club 705 Dewey Ave | 985-643-3463
June 5-July 28 (Closed week of July 4)
Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm | Ages 6-16

The Boys & Girls Club Summer Enrichment Program is an all day program that focuses on providing children educational and fun experiences.

Many of the summer enrichment activities are similar to the ones provided in the After School program but with more emphasis on social and cultural experiences, recreation, team-building via field trips and educational activities.

 

CREATIVE DANCE SUMMER CAMPS 

Camps are held in the evenings, Monday-Friday.

Registration fees for one dancer $25, camp fees are $75/each. Special discount rates are available.

AGES 2-7

Disney Princess Camp June 5th-9th

Kids Bop Camp June 19th-23rd

Baby Doll Camp July 18th-21st

AGES  7 AND UP

Jazz/Hip Hop Technique Camp June 19th-22nd

Ballet Technique Camp July 18th-21st

 

CROSS GATES FAMILY FITNESS

Military Rd | Gause Blvd | Pontchartrain Dr
May 24th – August 18th

Summer Camp:

  • Cub Camp Ages 3-4 Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Pre-K Camp Ages 4-5 Monday-Friday
  • Traditional Camp Ages 5-13 Monday-Friday

Signature Camps:

  • Drama
  • Cheerleading
  • Art
  • Dance
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Baseball
  • Self-Defense
  • Basketball

Swim Lessons
Ages 6 weeks and up

 

CSI SCIENCE CAMP

Cypress Cove Elementary | 504-232-6208
June 5-9 | Grades K-6 | 9 am-3 pm

Contact Jackie ASAP (Space will fill up!) Jackie.Crawford@stpsb.org

Come and explore the world of science as a CSI detective. As a Curious Science Investigator, you will explore and investigate mysteries, which involve hands-on experiments.

Step into CCE’s Science Lab and brush up on your forensic skills by solving problems through observations, investigations, experimentation, and drawing conclusions to many science inquiries.

Put your thinking cap on…you’ll be a master detective before you know it!

Also, the St. Tammany Crime Lab and Fire Department are looking forward to working with all the campers. We may even have the FBI visit with the campers.

 

GYMNASTICS PLUS

58445 Pearl Acres Rd | 985-643-0914

Welcome to the most fun, exciting camp in Slidell! The GP “Fun & Fitness” Summer Camp is a great place to spend the summer.

Our 13,000 square foot air-conditioned gym is the perfect place to exercise, learn gymnastics, and play games during the hot summer days! Come join the fun this summer at GP!

One week sessions running May-August. You pick the weeks you want. We also offer swimming lessons, contact us for more information.

 

FIT AS A FIREFIGHTER

Presented by Slidell Memorial Hospital &
St. Tammany Fire Protection District No.1
Fire Training Academy at Camp Villere
June 5-9, Ages 8-12, 8AM-4:30PM

Registration at SMH Community Outreach Center
501 Robert Blvd., 2nd Floor.

This week long camp is aimed at building self-esteem and teaching nutrition and exercise skills to local children who are overweight. The program includes daily nutrition and fitness classes by a certified dietician and fitness trainers.

Children also learn personal safety, including CPR, First Aid training, boating, and community safety. Campers also participate in fun fitness activities such as Karate, rock climbing, water games, cooking classes, line and square dancing just to name a few.

 

KIDCAM CAMP

First Christian Church, Ages 3-13
May 30-August 4 | Monday-Friday 9am-3pm

Through our long-standing traditions and values, we create a sense of belonging that gives children the confidence to be who they are.

While enjoying a summer of fun, adventure and wonder, Kidcam campers are made to feel that they are a part of something truly special.

 

LAKE CASTLE SUMMER CAMP

363 Thompson Rd | 985-641-3363
Monday-Friday 9a-3p

Lake Castle Slidell’s Summer Camp provides a safe, enjoyable environment for its campers. They will enjoy both physical and mental activities.

All campers will be supervised by caring, responsible counselors, most of whom have been with our program for several years. Activities on and off campus.

 

LALUNA ARTS

1846 Front St | 985-643-3488

Ages 6 and up. Fun two-hour art classes for kids throughout the summer. Choose from 10:30am-12:30pm or 2:30pm-4:30pm class.

 

LAUREL HILL RANCH SUMMER HORSE CAMP

9AM – 3PM, Before & After Care Available

Each day consists of a riding lesson, caring for the horses such as feeding, washing, cleaning the stall, and grooming the horses. We do some arts and crafts and games at the end of the day.

Spaces are very limited and filling up fast. Call Christi Lewis 985-768-1805

  • Week 1 – May 29 – June 2
  • Week 2 – June 5 – June 9
  • Week 3 – June 12 – June 16
  • Week 4 – June 19 – June 23
  • Week 5 – July 17 – July 21
  • Week 6 – July 24 – July 28

Payment Plans Available, Deposit Required

  • 1 Week – $175
  • 2 Weeks – $325
  • 3 Weeks – $450
  • 4 Weeks – $600
  • 5 Weeks – $700
  • 6 Weeks – $800

 

LITTLE CAMELLIA SCHOOLHOUSE SUMMER CAMP

Ages 2-5, Weekly Sessions
June 5 – August 4, 8:30 AM – 3:15 PM
Before and after care available

Registration $50

  • Monday-Friday $105/week
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday $75/week
  • Tuesday & Thursday $65

Session Themes:

  1. Cowboys & Cowgirls
  2. Mermaids & Sharks
  3. Super Heroes
  4. Carnival Circus
  5. Patriotic Week
  6. Princes & Princesses
  7. Sports Week
  8. Rainforest Week
  9. Beach Week

 

LIVE CONFIDENT KARATE’S SUMMER CAMP

2145 Gause Blvd Unit E | 985-288-0395
Ages 3 & Up, Weekly Themed Camps $129/week
$29 Registration, balance due week of camp

  • Martial Arts Classes
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Special Guests
  • & Daily Events

 

OUR LADY OF LOURDES SUMMER CAMP

345 Westchester Blvd | 985-643-3230
May 30-July 14, 9am-3pm Ages 4-12

FREE BREAKFAST & LUNCH!!!

Field trips include:

  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Gymnastics
  • Movie Theatre
  • Slidell Rocks
  • Karate
  • Dance
  • Heritage Park

Registration fee is $40 per family, camp shirts $10 each

 

OPEN ARMS MINISTRIES SUMMER CAMP

1410 8th St. | 985-259-4781
May 24-August 4

Summer is a great time to have fun with your friends while learning. We have designed a camp that will focus on the positive traits of a person.

This will be learned through camp experiences, play time, group activities, swimming and reading camp.

All kids love Superheroes! We will be focusing on 5 characters- Kid Confidence, Guts Girl, Super Cool, Captain Compassion and the Forgivenator- all summer to help reinforce positive qualities we should all possess. One price covers all field trips and before and after care. Must be a graduate of Kindergarten through 5th grade.

We are a faith-based camp and all denominations are welcome.

 

REMBRANDT CAMP

1118 Brownswitch Rd | 985-645-9565
JUNE 5-10 JUNE 19-23 JULY 10-14
Monday-Friday 10am-2pm | Ages 8-12

Classes will consist of drawing, painting, papier mache, T-shirt design, etc. LIMIT 10 STUDENTS PER CLASS CLASSES

 

SLIDELL LITTLE THEATER

YATS – Young Actors’ Theatre of Slidell
2024 Nellie Dr | 985-643-0556

Mini-YATS
For entering grades Pre-K to 3rd grade
(Sessions run Monday-Friday from 9am- 2pm with a performance at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning)
Session 1: May 29-June 2 with performance on June 3
Session 2: June 5-June 9 with performance on June 10
Session 3: June 12-June 16 with performance on June 17

JUNIOR & SENIOR YATS
Audition Prep Workshop: May 22 – evening (times vary according to age group)

Auditions:
Young Juniors (entering grades 4th & 5th) – May 24 at 5:00 p.m. –this is a 4-week program
Juniors (entering grades 6th & 7th) – May 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Young Seniors (entering grades 8th & 9th) – May 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Seniors (entering grades 10th through finishing 12th) – May 26 at 6:00 p.m.

COSTS: Young Seniors & Seniors – $135 SLT members (Patron or Adult level)/$165 non-members
Young Juniors & Juniors – $120 SLT members (Patron or Adult level)/$145 non-members

 

SLIDELL POLICE DEPARTMENT COP CAMP

Camp Villere National Guard | 985-646-4294
High School Students Ages 14-18 – Limit of 50

This five-day camp is designed to demonstrate our high standards and give an understanding of the physical stamina and type of preparation law enforcement officers must endure as part of their training.

Participants will be exposed in a controlled environment to the many aspects of what a law enforcement officer may encounter during his of her daily patrol.

By the end of the camp, students will have a better understanding of the law enforcement process, its role in the community, and what it takes to become a police officer in today’s society.

 

SLIDELL ROCKS SUMMER CLIMBING CAMP

39543 HWY 190 E | 985-646-1411

July 24th-28th, 8 AM – Noon $99

In this camp, you will improve your climbing techniques in Bouldering, Top Roping, and Lead Climbing. We will play lots of Climbing Games and spend tons of time on the Walls!

We will provide the activities, snacks, and drinks. You provide a positive climbing attitude.

 

SLIDELL YOUTH BASKETBALL SUMMER LEAGUE

Walk-In registration Dates:

  • 5/17, 6-9pm
  • 5/20, 9a-2pm
  • 5/25, 6-8pm
  • Online registraiton closes June 3rd

Registraiton Fee $60

During the week of June 5th-9th, SYBA board members will place all registered kids on teams and coaches will be assigned to teams. Coaches will then contact parents with notification of team practice times and day.

The week of practices will be June 12th-16th. Each team will get one practice before the start of the season.

Games will start the week of June 19th-23rd and 26th-30th with no games the week of July 3rd-7th. Games will resume over the next two weeks: July 10th-14th and 17th-21st. There are 2 games per week, 4 weeks total, giving kids a total of 8 games. It is ok if a player misses a game or two because of a planned vacation (this is typical). Games and practices times will be at either 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm during the week Monday-Friday. Practices and games will be at various gyms in Slidell. Players and coaches will receive a team shirt.

 

SODA JERK SUMMER CAMP

301 Cousin St | 985-649-4806

In this one week camp, children ages 7-12, can learn how to be a Soda Jerk. Your child will gain hands-on experience in learning how to make traditional Soda Shop items.

Children will also learn the history of multiple ice cream items, the Soda Shop Lingo, some magic tricks, and even make their own ice cream!

The week will end with each child making their own lunch order and enjoying a ride on our fire truck.

The cost for the 5 days is $125. A $75 deposit is due the day you register. The $50 balance is due the first day of camp. The deposit reserves your child’s spot in the camp. If your child does not attend or the balance is not paid on time, the deposit is forfeited. All deposits are non-refundable.

 

ST. LUKE SUMMER CAMP

910 Cross Gates Blvd | 985-641-6429
May 29-July 14 Monday-Friday 9AM to 3PM
Ages 5-13 Before and After Care Available

$40 per family non -refundable registration fee must accompany each registration form.

Activities:

  • Bowling
  • Swim Instructions
  • Swim Races & Games
  • Roller Skating
  • Creative Dance
  • Gymnastics Plus
  • Slidell Rocks
  • Kickball
  • Karate
  • Movies & Cartoons
  • Soccer
  • Water Slides
  • Touch Football
  • Summer Camp Olympics
  • Basketball
  • Arts & Crafts
  • & Much Much More

 

STUDIO G SUMMER CAMP

40261 Hwy 190 E | 985-768-7952
May 24 – August 4, Ages 5-11
$100/week, before and after care available

  • Dance
  • Tumbling
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Morning Exercise
  • & More

 

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTER

58465 Tyler St Suite 7 | 985-641-0343

Robotics Camps
Working with a buddy, your child will enjoy fun, hands-on projects building, programming and animating robots using LEGO®.

Each session encourages creativity and imagination as kids brainstorm, build and experiment with amazing robots. It’s a wonderful way to develop critical STEM and problem-solving skills.

Build-a-bot and Bot Lab are for grades 2-4 and 4-6.

Coding Camps
Blast into big-time fun! Your child will learn computer programming through engaging, hands-on projects. The kids love animating stories and creating video games and animating stories they can play with friends.

Plus, our technology platform is seriously cool… kids have thousands of backgrounds, props, characters and music to choose from to help bring their imaginations to life.

Game Design is for grades 3-5 and 6-8. Creative Coding is for grades 3-8.

 

TAMMANY YACHT CLUB

1196 Harbor Drive | 985-649-5222

TYC Summer Sailing Program
Each session is two weeks long, Monday through Friday from 9am – 4pm

Session 1 – June 5th through June 16th
Session 2 – June 19th through June 30th
Session 3 – July 10th through July 21st

Parents – This summer, get your kids away from the Nintendo and the iPad. They can be outdoors with other kids learning a lifelong skill and a fun, non-impact sport that promotes both teamwork and self-reliance. Girls participate on an equal footing with boys.

See the smiles on their faces when they learn they can control a boat by themselves using only the wind, and see the boost in their self-confidence that extends into all areas of their life, including school.

Kids – Come get out on the water, splash around, make new friends, and learn something really different. And have FUN doing it! It’s not hard, any kid that wants to can learn.

By the end of the session, you can be sailing your own boat, playing water tag with the other kids. Bigger kids can learn how to race. (It’s an Olympic event) No previous boating experience is necessary.

Age limits are generally from 7 to 15. Kids should be in reasonable physical condition (a medical release form is necessary), be comfortable in and around the water, and know how to swim. They should provide their own life jacket, to make sure it fits well. The club provides the boats and other gear.

To have your Slidell Summer Camp Program added to this list, please call 985-847-0885.