Summer Camps in the Lake Area!  


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.


Band Camps

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 or call the studio at (337) 513-7905.


Hope Therapy Summer Camps

Glam Camp For Girls Ages 7-11

June 1-5

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

June 15-19

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

June 22-26

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

Grades 1-6

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

June 1-5

Grades 2-5

8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cost: $150

Contact: Eljeana Quebedeaux


Registration Deadline: May 11


Summer Reading Clinic

June 6-30 (Monday-Thursday)

Grades 1-6

9-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $175

Contact: Department of Education Professions



Governor’s Program for Gifted Children

June 7-July 25

Grades 6-10

Contact: Governor’s Program



Autism Summer Camp

June 8–25

Ages 3-9

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: $250 per week

Contact: Kaycie Stacy


Registration Deadline: May 15


Summer Engineering Academy

June 13-July 31

Grades 9-12

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

June 14-18

Grades 9-12

Cost: $225, commuter; $350, resident

Contact: Dr. Jay Jacobs


Registration Deadline: June 1
Kicker Kutie Summer Dance Camp

July 20-24

Grades K-6

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $175

Contact: Paige Caldwell

(337) 480-4234


Harp Camp

July 27-31

Children and Adults

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $45 per person + $30 for each additional family member

Contact: Barbara Belew

(337) 475-5036


Eighth Annual Cowboy Camp

Aug. 21-22

Incoming McNeese Freshmen and Transfer Students

Cost: $45

Contact: Student Union and Activities Office

(337) 475-5609


Athletic Camps

Baseball Summer Camps:

High School Showcase Camp
June 1,

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Grades 9-12

Cost: $100

All Skills Youth Camp 1
June 8-11

9 a.m. – 3 p.m./ends at noon on June 11
Grades 1-8
Cost: $200
Youth Hitting Camp
June 22-25

9 a.m. – noon
Cost: $150
All Skills Youth Camp II
July 27-30

9 a.m. – 3 p.m./ends at noon on July 30

Cost: $200



(337) 475-5482


Dave Simmons Basketball Camps

Session I: June 1-4

Session II: June 15-20

Ages 7-17

Time TBA

Cost: $175 per session or $325 for both sessions


Team Basketball Camp/All High School Divisions

June 20

Time TBA



Elite Basketball Camp/Middle and High School Divisions

June 27

Time TBA



Contact: Coach Preston David

(337) 475-5481 or 337-475-5480


Brooks Donald Williams Basketball Camps

Fundamental Camp

June 15-17

Grades: K-8

9 a.m. – noon

Cost: $105


Team Camp

June 4, 5, 6

Time TBA

Cost: $160 for 1 day, $275 for 2 days, $420 for 3 days


Contact: Women’s Basketball

Kacie Cryer

(337) 475-5476


Football Camps

Cowboy Football Camp

July 1214

Grades 9-12

Cost: $290, resident; $125, commuter

Helmets Required


Rowdy Football Camp

July 15-17

Ages 8-13

8 a.m. – noon

Cost: $100

No Helmet Required


Contact: Coach Lark Hebert



Softball Camps

High School Summer Showcase

June 9-10 or June 16-17

Grades 9-12

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: $225


Youth Summer Camp

June 11

Ages 8-12

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $75


Pitching Camp

June 9 or June 16

Grades 9-12

4 p.m.


Contact: Coach Tayl’r Hollis

(337) 475-5475


Ashleigh Fitzgerald Volleyball Camps

 Little Cowgirls Camp

June 8-10

Grades 3-5

10-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $40


Middle School Camp

June 8-10

Grades 6-8

1-4 p.m.

Cost: $90


Elite Camp

June 11-12

Grades 10-12

6-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $70


Skills Clinic

June 8: Serving and Passing

June 9: Hitting

June 10: Setting

Grades 7-12

6-8 p.m.

Cost: $25 per nightly session


Contact: Coach Ashleigh Fitzgerald

(337) 475-5474


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 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.