Young Band Nation
Young Band Nation is a group of collaborating organizations whose main objective is to promote appreciation of music, work ethic, communication, and community building through the education of youth in private and group music lessons.
Session 1: June 8-12
Session 2: July 20-24
These camps take students on a complete musical journey in just five days. Campers start with rehearsals and one on one instruction, move to recording in the studio with their band, and finally, to playing a live show for friends and family on Friday. Ages 11-17 welcome with minimal experience. All band camps and performances will be at the Central School Theater.
Recording and Engineering Camp
Session 1: July 6-10
Ages 13-17 at any skill level welcome. This camp is perfect for anyone wishing to try their hand at audio engineering. It will be held at the Tipitina’s Musician’s co-op.
For more information go to youngbandnation.com or call the studio at (337) 513-7905.
Hope Therapy Summer Camps
Glam Camp For Girls Ages 7-11
Go from great to Glam! Enjoy manicures, pedicures, accessories and fashion. Workshops focus on manners, etiquette, and having a positive body image. Activities include crafts, acting, and a fashion show!
Pirate Camp For Boys Ages 3-6
Set sail on a deep sea adventure! Join the crew for a week filled with games, pretend pirate play, and team-building activities.
Princess Camp for Girls Ages 3-6
Little girls will enjoy a royally good time. They will explore Disney princesses through storytelling, reenacting and dress up, song and dance, crafts, and more. The activities will build self-esteem and interpersonal skills.
Superhero Camp For Boys Ages 7-11
June 29-July 3
Save the day! Bring your favorite superhero costume and enjoy an exciting week of fighting crime and having fun!
Hope Therapy Center, 1717 E. Prien Lake Rd. Suite 1, Lake Charles, La. 70601,(337) 478-5880
McNeese Summer Activities
Kids College All-Day Program
May 27 – Aug. 8
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $140/per week plus $95/per week for each additional child
Contact: Leisure Learning/Kids College
Rowdy Rascals Nutrition Camp
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Contact: Eljeana Quebedeaux
Registration Deadline: May 11
Summer Reading Clinic
June 6-30 (Monday-Thursday)
Contact: Department of Education Professions
Governor’s Program for Gifted Children
June 7-July 25
Contact: Governor’s Program
Autism Summer Camp
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Cost: $250 per week
Contact: Kaycie Stacy
Registration Deadline: May 15
Summer Engineering Academy
June 13-July 31
Cost: $1,550 (includes room and board, transportation during the camp and lab supplies)
Contact: Dr. Nikos Kiritsis
Summer Band Camps
Instrumental Music, Percussion/Drumline, Drum Majors and Color Guard
Cost: $225, commuter; $350, resident
Contact: Dr. Jay Jacobs
Registration Deadline: June 1
Kicker Kutie Summer Dance Camp
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact: Paige Caldwell
Children and Adults
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person + $30 for each additional family member
Contact: Barbara Belew
Eighth Annual Cowboy Camp
Incoming McNeese Freshmen and Transfer Students
Contact: Student Union and Activities Office
Baseball Summer Camps:
High School Showcase Camp
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
All Skills Youth Camp 1
9 a.m. – 3 p.m./ends at noon on June 11
Youth Hitting Camp
9 a.m. – noon
All Skills Youth Camp II
9 a.m. – 3 p.m./ends at noon on July 30
Dave Simmons Basketball Camps
Session I: June 1-4
Session II: June 15-20
Cost: $175 per session or $325 for both sessions
Team Basketball Camp/All High School Divisions
Elite Basketball Camp/Middle and High School Divisions
Contact: Coach Preston David
(337) 475-5481 or 337-475-5480
Brooks Donald Williams Basketball Camps
9 a.m. – noon
June 4, 5, 6
Cost: $160 for 1 day, $275 for 2 days, $420 for 3 days
Contact: Women’s Basketball
Cowboy Football Camp
Cost: $290, resident; $125, commuter
Rowdy Football Camp
8 a.m. – noon
No Helmet Required
Contact: Coach Lark Hebert
High School Summer Showcase
June 9-10 or June 16-17
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Youth Summer Camp
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
June 9 or June 16
Contact: Coach Tayl’r Hollis
Ashleigh Fitzgerald Volleyball Camps
Little Cowgirls Camp
Middle School Camp
June 8: Serving and Passing
June 9: Hitting
June 10: Setting
Cost: $25 per nightly session
Contact: Coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald
City of Lake Charles Recreation & Parks Department Summer Camps
Two-week camp: Participants will receive free breakfast and lunch daily, go on field trips, play exciting games and much more! Offered to children ages 6-12 ONLY. Camps will be held at Willie McCullor Landry Community Center from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Cost is $100 per two-week semester per child. Session I (June 1-12), Session II (June 15-26), Session III (June 29-July 10), Session IV (July 13-24). Registration now open from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. third floor City Hall, 326 Pujo St. $100 per child. For more information, call 491-1280.
Free on-site camps: Will be held at Henry Heights, Bellard, Columbus Circle, Clifton, College Oaks, Goosport, Lanza, McMillen, MLK and Purple Heart Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. June 2-July 25. For more information, call 491-1280.
Summer Arts Camp
The Calcasieu Parish School System and the Arts Council of
SWLA announce the 35th Annual Summer Arts Camp 2014 with this year’s theme “LOL ~ Show of Smiles” for students who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade. Classes begin June 2 and end June 25 at Lake Charles Boston Academy, 1509 Enterprise Boulevard. Classes are limited in size. Tuition is $250 if registration is received by the early bird deadline of May 10, and rates increase on May 11. Download forms under the Parents and Students menu at www.cpsb.org. Forms can also be picked up at the Arts Council office at Central School or at Lake Charles Boston Academy. For more information, call (337) 526_2908 ext. 5335.
Children’s Theatre Summer Workshops
The Children’s Theatre will hold the following workshops this summer. To register, call (337) 433-7323.
Wild Things July 8-10
Children ages 5-8 years old participate in creative drama exercises, games, movement and music. Classes are $65 and are held from 10-11-15 a.m.
Acting for the Camera July 8-10
This workshop, for students ages 8-18, covers auditioning for commercials, reading commercial scripts, exploring various commercial techniques and beginning improvisational skills. Learn about resumes, headshots and how to find the best agent or manager. Classes are $85 and are held from 10-11:15 p.m.
Shakespeare Workshop July 20-24
This workshop teaches the languages, ideas and adventures of Shakespeare. Students will perform excerpts from some of Shakespeare’s most popular plays while learning about lighting and set design and how to create costumes. The workshop ends with a free public performance starting all of the students. Classes are $85. Children ages 5-8 attend from 10-11:15 a.m., and children ages 9-18 attend from 10 a.m. – noon.
Kids in Showbiz July 27-31
Students learn the basics of musical theatre performance by singing, dancing and acting to songs and scenes from Broadway shows. Children ages 5-8 attend from 10-11:15 a.m. and children ages 9-18 attend from 10 a.m.- noon.