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Summer Guide 2018
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Summer Guide

CAMPS

Club Tabby
Boys and girls ages 4-12. We provide snacks, games, entertainment, activities, and great memories. Bring is a sack lunch. Spaces are limited, pre-registration highly recommended!
Call (337) 478-3600.

Pink Girls Summer Camp
June 18-22, 12:00-3:30 p.m. For ages 13-18. Allen August Multi-Purpose Center, 2001 Moeling St. Open registration starts May 21st and will be open to the first 30 girls. Seating is limited.

The girls will enjoy a week of activities, team building exercises, painting, special spa treatment, fitness, cooking class, Q & A sessions about self-esteem, self respect, bullying, teen dating violence, and nutrition.
To register: email pinklifeus@gmail.com

City of Lake Charles Recreation and Parks Department Summer Camps
Monday, June 4 - Friday July 27, 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

These summer camps will provide fun and educational field trip experiences including visits to city parks, a water park, local museums, and other area attractions for youth in the community and experience activities such as movies, bowling, skating, Fun Days, SPAR, Millennium Park, swimming, and lots more! To register, please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate. This is a mandatory requirement with no exceptions. Each of the nine community center summer camp locations is listed below.
  • Bellard Community Center- 2808 Hillcrest Dr.
  • Columbus Circle Park Family Community Center-3520 Greinwich Blvd.
  • J.D. Clifton Recreation Center- 2415 East Gieffers St.
  • College Oaks Community Recreation Center-3518 Ernest St.
  • Donald Ray Stevens Community Center (Goosport)-1619 Cessford St.
  • St. Henry Heights Community Recreation Center-801 E. School St.
  • Mike D. Lanza Community Center-609 Sycamore St.
  • Wiley B. McMillian Park Family Community Center- 343 Goos St.
  • For more information, call (337) 491-1280.

Camp Smiling F.A.C.E.S.
For ages 4 - 12 with developmental challenges such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, visual deficits, speech or hearing challenges, and others, are eligible to attend. Campers will participate in a variety of activities, including horseback riding, fishing, arts and crafts.

June 18-22, 8 am – Noon
West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital’s Genesis Therapeutic Riding Center, 886 Landry Ln. in Sulphur.
Cost $75.
For registration information call (337) 625-3972.

Art Quest and Eco Rangers Summer Camps
FREE
  • Doors will open at 8am for student drop-off only.
  • For info, call 409.221.6685 or Shangri La’s Education Department at
  • 409.670.0803.
  • Registration deadline is June 22, 2018 and forms are available online at starkmuseum.org and shangrilagardens.org.

Art Quest Summer Camps
First Impressions
Grades 3-5
June 26-29, 2018 (8:30am-12pm)
This four-day camp is all about CLAY! Make your own creations in clay by learning how to create stamp molds with your own designs. You will be able to make a full set of dishes and glaze your creations!

Go West
Grades 3-5
July 10-13, 2018 (8:30-Noon)
Become intrepid adventurers on a journey out west! We will create our own traveling journals, design maps of our explorations, discover new species and create tools to help us on our quest.

Art is For the Birds
Grades K-2
July 17-20, 2018 (8:30am-Noon)
Join our flock as we make art for the birds and about the birds. Learn about Native American bird legends. Earn a feather in your cap while developing fine motor skills through constructing a variety of "hands on” activities.

The Not-So-Secret Garden
Grades K-2
July 31-August 3, 2018 (8:30am-Noon)
Pinwheels spin and shadows play in this not-so-secret garden. Spend the week creating colorful painted fence pickets, snail art, and clay bells as we study environmental art.

Eco Rangers Summer Camps

Tribal Trails
Entering grades 7-9
July 31-August 3, 2018 (8:30am-Noon)
Step back in time to the era when Native Americans lived in the area of Shangri La. Campers will learn to live off the land by building a natural shelter, tracking animals, weaving with natural materials, working with clay, and fishing, just as Native Americans did long ago. Campers will learn about the history of Southeast Texas. Campers will have an opportunity to navigate the stars during an evening Star Party!

Back to Nature
Entering grades 5&6
July 24-27, 2018 (8:30am-Noon)
Come to Shangri La this week to explore the forest trails, tromp along the swamp, float down the bayou, and get back to nature! Campers will learn how to use a compass, make cane poles for fishing, build a survival shelter, develop map making skills, and practice safe camping craft.

Armored Animals
Entering grades 3&4
July 17-20, 2018 (8:30-Noon)
Crawfish, Alligators and Armadillos-oh my! This week, we will take a tour of the animal kingdom and explore the many unique armored adaptations of our animal friends. We’ll study shells, examine exoskeletons and meet a few live critters. Campers will use what they learn to design, build and test their very own armored creations!

Nature’s Masterpiece
Entering grades 1&2
July 10-13, 2018 (8:30-Noon)
Join us at Shangri La to celebrate the beauty nature holds. Campers will explore Shangri La’s hidden trails to collect natural materials that will be used to create works of art! Campers will work on their individual ‘nature’ masterpiece and collectively on a mural. Camp ends with an art show of their nature masterpieces!

Niche Creative Studio Summer Sewing Camps
  • June 4-6 Sewing for Me
  • June 11-13 Sew My Own Quilt
  • June 18-20 Sewing for My Doll
  • June 25-28 Sewing for My Room
  • July 9 & 10 Fashion & Design Camp
  • July 12 & 13 Sew My Own Rag Quilt
  • July 16-18 Sewing for My Doll
  • July 23-25 Sewing for Me
Nichecreativestudio.com 4706 Common St. Lake Charles
337-477-3810
No sewing experience necessary. Machines provided.

Little Miss Girl Boss
Girls ages 9-13 • Cost: $75
Session I: June 11-22, 9 AM - 4 PM
Session II: July 9-20, 9 AM - 4PM
  • A Unicorn in a Field of Horses
  • Pretty, Polished, and Purpose-Driven
  • Blinging Vision to Boss Boards
  • Goal-Digging to Goal-Living
  • Look Like a Girl, Train Like a Boss
  • Glam Up That Business Plan
  • Makeover My Money
  • Emoji and the Entrepreneur
  • Poppin’ at My Pop-Up Shop
For more info: littlemissgirlboss.com or call (757) 339-0780.

THE ARTS

Nancy Melton’s Splash Dance with Watercolor
A new wet-in-wet watercolor technique will be explored!
  • July 9-13
  • 1-2:30 p.m
  • Grades 3 & up
  • Cost $89 until June 25/$99 after
  • Enroll online:
  • mcneese.edu/leisure
Call 337-475-5616 for info or email Nancy at artistnancymelton@gmail.com
 
Imperial Calcasieu Museum
Branch Out Summer Art Camp
  • Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and more.
  • Grades K through 8.
  • Enrollment starts April 3
  • $60 - Museum members/$75 non-members.
For more information contact Imperial Calcasieu Museum at (337)439-3797.

Arts in Space
  • Session one – June 11-15
  • Session two – June 18-22
  • Session three – June 25-29

Flora and Fauna
  • Session one – July 9-13
  • Session two – July 16-20
  • Session three – July 23-27


Lake Charles Young Band Nation Band Camp
  • For vocalists and all instruments
  • Intermediate-advanced students
  • June 25-29

Rock and Roll Boot Camp
Vocalists and all instruments
No experience necessary
July 5 & 10

Young Band Nation Recording and Engineering Camp
June 15-19

Young Band Nation Summertime Blues Mini Camp
  • Vocalists and all instruments
  • Beginning-intermediate students
  • August 1-3
For more info, see website at swlamusicstudios.wixsite.com/mysite Or call 337-513-7905.

The Art Factory
Little Kids Camp
  • 9am-12pm
  • June 11-14, 25-28
  • July 16-19
  • July 30-Aug. 2

Big Kids Camp
  • 9am-12pm/1pm-4pm
  • June 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28
  • July 9-12, 16-19, 23-26,
  • July 30-Aug. 2
  • Aug. 6-9

Nothin’ but Mud
  • Grades 3 & up
  • $155
  • 9am-12pm | July 23-26

Fashion Week
  • Grades 3 & up
  • $130
  • 1pm-4pm | July 16-19

Disney Meets the Masters
  • Grades K & up
  • $125
  • 1pm-4pm | July 16-19
Advanced Art
  • 9am-4pm
  • July 9-12
  • Grades 7-10
  • Cost $210

Super Hero
  • Grades 2 & up
  • Cost $125
  • 1pm-4pm | June 4-7pm

Sculpture
  • Grades 3 & up
  • Cost $210
  • 9am-4pm | June 18-21

Fairies, Trolls, & Gnomes, oh my!
  • Grades 3 & up
  • Cost $155
  • 1pm-4pm | July 23-26

Papermaking
  • Grades 3-8
  • Cost $125
  • 9am-12pm | August 6-9

Wild about Art
  • Grades 1 & up
  • Cost $125
  • 9am-12pm | July 23-26
  • 1pm-4pm | August 6-9

The Sci-Fi Experience
  • Grades 2 & up
  • Cost $125
  • 9am-12pm | June 4-7
  • 1pm-4pm | June 18-21

Art Around the World
  • Grades 1 & up
  • Cost $279
  • 1pm-4pm | June 11-14

100 Monsters
  • Grades 1 & up
  • Cost $125
  • 9am-12pm | June 18-21
  • 1pm-4pm | July 30-August 2

Upcycled Art
  • Grades 1 & up
  • Cost $125
  • 1pm-4pm | June 18-21
  • 9am-12pm | July 9-12

Printmaking Studio
  • Grades 2 & up
  • Cost $125
  • 1pm-4pm | June 25-28
  • Call (337) 802-2999 for more information.


Jazz in the Arts
May 30- June 2
Middle and High School jazz musicians
Visit www.jazzinthearts.com for more information or call 337-794-5744.

Children’s Theatre Summer Workshops
For more information on the camps below call (337) 433-7323, or register online at childrenstheatre.cc

Wild Things!
July 9-11 | 10 am - 11:15 am
Ages 5 - 8
Concludes with Exhibition Performance
Cost $65.00

Acting for the Camera
July 9-11 | Noon - 1:30 pm
Ages 8 - 18
Cost $85.00

Shakespeare Fun!
July 16-20
Ages 5 - 8 | 10 am - 11:15 am
Ages 9-18 | 10 am - Noon
Cost $85.00

Kids in Showbiz/Musical Theatre
July 23-27
Ages 5-8 | 10 am - 11:15 am
Ages 9-18 | 10 am - Noon
Cost $85.00

Extreme Theatre!
June 11 - 15 | 9 am - 2 pm
Ages 8 - 18
Cost $150.00

Christian Youth Theatre Camp at Christian World
July 16 - 20 | 9 am - 2 pm
Ages 6-18
Cost $200
Register at cytlakecharles.org

EDUCATION

Calcasieu Parish Public Library’s Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program Kick-Off celebration will take place on Friday, June 8th, 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Prien Lake Park Harbor’s Edge Pavilion. This celebration will feature a magic show by Geebo the Clown. We will have face painting, cookie decorating, games, photo ops, Summer Reading registration, tattoos, as well as other fun activities. All branches of the Calcasieu Parish Public Library will have programs all summer long for children, teens, and adults too! 
Pick up a programming calendar at your local library, or log on to www.calcasieulibrary.org

Calcasieu Parish School Board Tech Camp
The CPSB Technology Training Staff and Region V LATI Tech Staff will offer a Tech Camp from July 23-27, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Tuition is $550 and includes a Dell Inspiron touch screen laptop, camp T-shirt, daily snack, and a week full of activities. 
For more information, call (337) 217-4120.

Children’s Museum Weekday Events
The Children’s Museum will offer fun exciting events throughout the summer. 
Visit swlakids.org or call (337) 433-9420.

Friday Night Girls Night Out
CHRISTUS Lake Area Hospital (CLAH) will host Friday Night Girls’ Night Out for girls ages 9-16. A series of presentations will be offered throughout the evening on topics ranging from puberty, self-esteem, fitness, and nutrition. This class allows them an opportunity to have their questions answered by a healthcare professional. Cost is $20 per person and pre-registration and parental consent is required.  
  • Session 1:  Friday, June 1, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Deadline to register is May 25
  • Session 2:  Friday, June 29, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Deadline to register is June 22
  • Session 3:  Friday, July 27, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Deadline to register is July 20
For registration or class content information, please call (337) 475-4716.

CHRISTUS Lake Area Hospital Safe Sitter Class
This hands-on class teaches boys and girls ages 11-13 how to handle emergencies and care for children safely. The cost is $45 and includes supplies, a tote bag, and lunch. 
  • Session 1: Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Deadline to register is May 4
  • Session 2: Monday, June 4, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Deadline to register is May 21
  • Session 3: Monday, July 9, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Deadline to register is June 25
To register for a class, please call (337) 475-4700. For a full listing of classes available at CHRISTUS Lake Area Hospital, including prenatal education classes, please visit ChristusLakeArea.org. 

McNeese Leisure Learning
The McNeese Leisure Learning office offers numerous classes this summer through its Kids College Program for children of all ages; Classes in digital photography, tennis, engineering, chess, drama, drawing, comic book drawing, creative writing, fitness, forensic science, math, dance, and more. 
For more information, call 337-475-5616.

McNeese Summer Reading Clinic
The Annual Summer Reading Clinic is for elementary students entering grades 1-6. The students will receive one-on-one tutoring for 60 minutes each day and participate in reading enriched activities with a master teacher. 
Call (337) 475-5471 for more information. 

Kids College All-Day STEAM Adventure Program (Science and Technology)
May 28 – Aug. 10 for grades 1-8, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cost $189/per week plus discounted price for each additional child
Discounts available for multi-week enrollment. 
Contact Leisure Learning/Kids College at (337) 475-5616 or visit www.mcneese.edu/leisure.

Summer Band Camps
Instrumental Music, Drum Major, and Color Guard. June 17-21 for students entering grades 9-12. Cost: $225, commuter: $350, resident. McNeese fall music majors: $100, commuter: $225, resident.   
Contact Jay Jacobs at (337) 475-5004 or visit www.mcneesebands.com, Registration Deadline: June 1st.

11th Annual Cowboy Camp
Incoming McNeese freshmen and transfer students August 17-18. Cost $60. 
Contact the Student Union and Activities Office at (337) 475-5609. 

McNeese Autism Program
The McNeese Autism Program offers the following services to individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental challenges:
  • ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) Services designed to increase communication, socialization, appropriate behavior, environmental learning, and other important life skills.
  • Supportive Counseling Series for parents, siblings, and other caretakers of those with unique challenges as well as those with high-functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome.
  • Diagnostic Testing Services for autism and other challenges that may be preventing your loved ones from meeting their full potential.
Contact (337)-562-4246 for more information or visit our website www.mcneese.edu/autism

Sowela Summer Youth Camps
The Office of Workforce Development at Sowela Technical Community College will host its annual Summer Youth Camps starting in June. Camps include:

Culinary Camp
June 4-8, or June 18-22, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., grades 5-8. Cost $200. This cooking camp for young chefs teaches children to make different breakfast and lunch recipes. 

Kids in the Kitchen
June 11-15 or June 25-29, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., grades 1-4. Cost $200. Campers learn to prepare and cook breakfast and lunch with Chef Roy Angelle.

Grandparent and Me Culinary Camp
June 16-18, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., grades 1-8. Cost $120. Grandparents and grandkids create wonderful meals and memories together. 

Jr. Chef Culinary Camp
July 23-27, 8:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m., grades 9-12.  Cost $200.

Young Aviator Aeronautical Camp
June 4-8, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., grades 5-6. June 11-15, 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., grades 7-8, Cost $150. Campers learn how airports operate, build an electrical circuit while using an aircraft wiring schematic, discover how different aircraft fly, and much more!

Fusion Welding Camp
June 8-12 and July 9-13, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., grades 8-12. Cost $300. Campers learn welding basics, including key techniques and safety guidelines.

Young Carpenters Camp
June 11-15, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Cost $250.  Campers will learn to work with their hands and learn woodworking skills. 
For more information or to register, call (337) 421-6964 or visit www.sowela.edu/camp.

Sylvan Learning Center of Lake Charles
Give your child the EDGE this summer with Sylvan Learning Center Summer Camps.
We offer an exciting variety of camps this summer to give your child a summer to remember, not to mention an opportunity to retain all their academic skills.  
  • Robotics Camp $150, Camp 1- Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20, 27-, 2-3:30 pm, Camp 2- July 23-26, 11:30-1:00 pm, Camp 3- July 23-26 1:30-3:00 pm
  • ACT Prep $450, 10-hour Individualized program, June 4-22
  • Engineering Camps $150 Machine Makers (grades 1-3), Super Structures (grades 4-7) Date/Time TBA
  • Study Skills $199, July 30- August 1, 2, 2-3:30 pm
  • Algebra or Geometry, June 4- August 2
  • Reading Readiness Camp $199, Mondays, June 4 – July 23, 2-3:30 pm
  • Camp Read $199, Mondays, June 4 - July 23, 2-3:30 pm
  • Camp Math $199, Tuesdays, June 5 - July 24, 2-3:30 pm
All camps are taught by certified teachers in small groups for individualized attention. The hours are flexible to fit your summer school schedule.  
For more information or to register, call 337-474-9998.

Mathnasium — The Math Learning Center
At Mathnasium, summer programs are all about preventing summer learning loss and helping students prepare for what lies ahead. For some students, that means a solid review of previous material. Others benefit from previewing upcoming concepts. Most students will get some of both. Five-month, 12-month, or summer-only Mathnasium memberships are available. 
For more information or a listing of summer programs, call (337) 478-0550.

Our Lady Queen of Heaven STEM Engineering Camp
July 9-12  |  Grades 1-7
Cost $99
Registration forms available in our lobby or www.olqhflcc.org.

Simon Learning Camp
Simon Learning Camp provides care for the little campers ages 4-7 years old.  
We learn through fun summer activities, bible based lessons, and multiple field trips.
For more information contact us at simon.learning101@gmail.com 

Literacy Council of SWLA
Summer Enrichment Program
June 4 - August 3
Monday - Friday  |  8am - 3:30pm
Children entering grades 1-5
Free Before-care and After-care

FITNESS

McNeese Athletic Camps 
McNeese Women’s Basketball Camps
Fundamental Camp
Grades K - 8, June 11-13
9 a.m. - Noon
Cost $105

Team Camp
Grades 9 - 12, May 31-June 2
Cost is $180 for one day, $300 for two days, and $480 for three days. 

Contact Kacie Cryer at kcryer@mcneese.edu or (337) 475-5476.

McNeese Football Camps
Cowboy Up Football Camp
Grades completed 8 - 11, July 8-10. Cost overnight $290, day campers $155. Helmets required. 
To register contact: Nancy Borel 337-475-5235 nborel@mcneese.edu 

Rowdy Up Football Camp for Kids
Grades 2-8, July 11-13. 
8am-Noon. Cost $100
To register contact: Nancy Borel 337-475-5235 nborel@mcneese.edu       
For more information contact: Coach Lark Hebert 337-540-2321 

Lake Charles Racquet Club Summer Camp 
Sessions Offered:
June 4-8
June 18-22
June 25-29
July 9-13
July 23-27
July 30 -August 3
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Ages: 4 & up
  • 2 sessions $350 for members/ $390 for nonmembers 
  • Each additional one week session: $165 for members/$185 for nonmembers
870 W. Bayou Pines 
For more information, contact Tom Chicoine tchicoine@lcracquetclub.com 

St. Louis Catholic High School Summer Camps
Visit www.slchs.org for more information about SLC camps  

SLC Baseball Camp 
June 18-21 | SLC Field House 9:00 a.m. - Noon 
Grades: K - 8
Cost: $125 
Contact: John Collins jcollins@slchs.org  

SLC Basketball Camp 
June 11-13 | SLC Gym
8:30 am - 11:30 am
Grade: 3 – 8 (boys and girls)
Cost: $90, includes t-shirt
Registration: Monday, June 11, 7:45-8:30 a.m.
Contact: Rick LeBato rlebato@slchs.org 

SLC Soccer Camp
June 12-14 | SLC Soccer Field
Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Ages: 4 – 14 (boys & girls)
Cost: $35 per day or $100 for all three days (includes t-shirt and pizza on Thursday)
Registration: 8:30-9:00 each day
Contact: Jason Oertling joertling@slchs.org

SLC Football Camp 
June 26-28
Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon 
Grade: 5 - 8
$100, includes t-shirt
SLC Football Field 
Contact: Chad Lavergne clavergne@slchs.org 

SLC Volleyball Camp 
July 24-26 | SLC Gym 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Grades: 5 - 8
$25 per day or $65 for all three days
Contact: Elizabeth Thompson ethompson@slchs.org 

Our Lady Queen of Heaven
Registration forms are available in our lobby or www.olqhflcc.org

Soccer Camp
July 23-26
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 6 - 12
Cost $70

HiHoops Camp
June 4-7
Grades K -  4
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost $65

Summer Fun Time
Dodgeball, kickball, basketball
Weekdays 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages 6-12

Basketball Camp
June 25-28
Grades 5 - 8
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost $65

Swim Lessons
Each week in June
Ages 3 - 12
Cost $65

Gray Plantation Kids Summer Camps
Gray Plantation Kids Golf Camps
Session 1: June 4-7
Session 2: June 25-28
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ages 8-13
Cost $100
For more information or to register, contact Jonathan Jester 337-562-1206 ext. 1 jonathan@grayplantation.com 

Gray Plantation Kids Tennis Camp
Session 1: June 4-8
Session 2: June 11-15
Session 3: June 18-22
Session 4: June 25-29
Session 5: July 9-13
Session 6: July 23-27
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2 sessions: Members $340/Non Members $380
Each additional Session: Members $160/Non-Members $180
For more information please contact Kevin Gillette at 
337-562-1206 ext. 8  
kevin@grayplantation.com
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