Featured Summer Camps

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With over 44 years running summer camps and 5 Northshore locations to attend, Kidcam knows how to make summers rock!  Parents can build their summer in a way that works for them!  Choose only the weeks you need summer camp, attend multiple locations that work for you and your family, save 10% on tuition when you buy 3+ weeks and pay in advance to save or pay weekly throughout the summer.  It’s that easy!
Kidcam’s engaging weekly themes are action-packed with activities that promote fun, fitness, friendship, and creativity. Locations to mix & match include our newest program, Destination Kidcam @ Liuzza Land, Coquille in Covington, Pelican Park in Mandeville, Chappapeela in Hammond, Slidell and multiple Southshore locations all for one registration fee.
Destination Kidcam @ Liuzza Land in Amite was designed in a partnership with Liuzza Land to get families to “think outside the city,” and help kids get out of their backyards and into the great outdoors, experience some of the best things in life and creating a lasting connection with the natural world. Daily transportation to & from camp is provided from the 3 Northshore camp locations, or car riders can drive daily, as well.

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Camp Abbey


Covington, LA

Camp Abbey is an overnight camp for students who have finished 2nd – 8th grade. Make lifelong friends, great memories and grow in your relationship with Jesus! Activities include hiking, arts & crafts, sports, boating, archery, swimming, and skits, all in an internet-free, Christian atmosphere. As a Catholic camp, campers experience various prayer opportunities, growing closer to Christ and have fun while doing it! There are four one-week sessions for boys from June 3rd – 30th. All four girls camp sessions in July are already at capacity. Registration is now open and filling up fast! $409 per week – all inclusive.

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Angel’s Grove

Bush, LA

  • Pick your own horse for the week!
  • Pick your own farm animal
  • Riding lessons
  • Riding activities & games
  • Arts and crafts
  • Fishing
  • Water activities (weather permitting)
  • Snacks & drinks
  • FREE camp T-shirt!
  • Horse show at the end of the week
  • Award certificates and horse ribbons

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Archbishop Hannan Summer Camps

Covington, LA

Hannan’s Signature Summer Camp is Little Hawks, a camp for kids ages 5-12. Activities include fun field trips to Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center, Elevation Station, Kids & Family Arena, X-Fusion, Randazzos, CLAPS, fire station, movie theaters, and many more places. Summer camp participants will also enjoy arts and crafts, petting zoos, karate demonstrations, sports, games, and water slides, under the supervision of experienced and energetic camp counselors. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Before care and after care are available for an additional fee. Use the coupon code LITTLEHAWK to save $5/week at Little Hawk until May 4th!

Online registration only. For more information, visit www.hannanhigh.org or contact Director Ashley Puntila at (985) 249-6363 or summercamp@hannanhigh.org.

In addition to these camps, Hannan also offers a variety of sports camps. For more information on these, please download the info sheet which contains dates, and contact information.

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Camp Kaleidoscope Cedarwood

Mandeville, LA

Camp Kaleidoscope for younger campers 2-6 years old is Cedarwood’s setting for exploration, discovery and the development of unique imaginations. This camp is for children turning 2 by 8/31/18 through entering first grade in August 2018. Children who are placed in the 3′s group must be potty-trained in order to attend camp. Children in the 2′s group are not expected to be potty trained. Young children (preschool through first grade) are encouraged to express themselves and develop their sense of independence and self- esteem. Experienced professionals, artists, teachers and assistants kindle the imaginations of the youngsters while they forge new horizons during each one-week session. Registration is ONLINE!!  Sign up today to reserve your spot! 

 Covington Karate Summer Camp

Covington, LA

Eight weeks of summer fun from May 25 until July 27 for only $175/week, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., aftercare available until 5 p.m. with no additional fee.  Free pizza, drinks, and snacks every Friday! Kid-pleasing themes every week including karate week, talent week, animal planet week, health and fitness week, sports week, and water weeks. You can sign up for the whole summer or the weeks that interest you the most!  Details for each week are on the registration form.  Go to www.covingtonkaratela.com to register, or call 985-893-9644 with questions.

Franco’s Summer Camp

Mandeville, LA

Kehoe France

Covington, LA

Kehoe-France Camps offer an ideal opportunity for boys and girls to grow in the physical, mental, social and emotional dimensions. The camps and the staffs provide each camper the advantage of adventure, fun, breadth, growth and education. All camp activities are conducted on our private school campuses. We provide swimming pools, tennis courts, BB range, gymnasium, indoor activity center, several pavilions, arts and crafts areas, computer lab, library and numerous playing fields.

Please visit our website at www.kehoe-francens.com or call 985-892-4415 for more information. 

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Lake Ponchartrain Basin Maritime Museum Aquatic Robotics Summer Camp

The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum Aquatic Robotics Summer Camp 2018 is an opportunity for children to explore STEM in a unique and innovative way, sparking an interest that will carry over into their adult careers. Campers build their own remotely operated underwater vehicle (ROVs), observe how ROVs are used in maritime industry, and learn how STEM subjects apply to building robots, all the while making the connection between the fun of robotics and real-world applications. The Maritime Museum’s aquatics robotic summer camp is the only aquatic robotics camp that attaches cameras and monitors to their ROVs.  Campers are also allowed to bring their ROVs home at the end of the camp session.  The program is so successful that a waiting list develops long before summer. For the first time this year, an introductory summer camp has been added to the aquatic robotics program for younger campers, ages nine and ten.  Parents may enroll their students online or request an enrollment packet mailed to them.  Summer Camp Sessions – Session 1:  June 11th – June 15th, Session 2:  June 25th – June 29th, Session 3: July 9th – July 13th, and Session 4 Intro Camp (Junior Aquatics Engineer Camp):  July 23rd – July 27th.  For more information, contact Trixie LeBlanc, Education Coordinator, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum.

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Mandeville School of Music and Dance

Mandeville, LA

Join us for a Summer of Music, Dance, and Fun!  Campers will have a choice of over 40 instrumental, vocal, and dance programs to explore. Programs include piano, voice, guitar, violin, viola, cello, drums, bass, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, saxophone, music theory, composition, ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop, musical theater and tumbling.  Ages: 5-16 years old.  More info at laapa.com or call (985) 674-2992.


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Camp Northlake

Covington, LA
Camp Northlake is a non-denominational Christian camp that has been serving the northshore for thirteen years. At Camp Northlake we provide a fun filled day in which campers are highly engaged in fun activities all while building character, making memories, and most importantly learning about Christ. Some of our daily activities include guest speakers, pool, playground, gym, movie and video game time. Each week we have Tasty Tuesdays, Wild Wednesdays, Field Trip Thursdays, and Waterslide Fridays. At Camp Northlake we hire dynamic counselors that are leaders in their schools and community. If your child is looking for a summer to remember, Camp Northlake is a must!

Painting With a Twist

Mandeville, LA
Join us at Painting with a Twist- Mandeville for a week-long art camp for children ages 7 to 12 years old. They will create one 16×20 painting per day, as well as work on their own large 24×36 canvas self-portrait! We’ll teach them a little art history and art techniques while letting them unleash their creativity. Snacks, art supplies, and a Painting with a Twist t-shirt are provided. After the last class on Friday, we’ll have an art show for family and friends so you can see what your little artists have created during the week.  

Pontchartrain Yacht Club

Learn to Sail!
Pontchartrain Yacht Club Summer Sailing Camp
Ages 8-16
 Session 1 – June 4th-15th
 Session 2 – June 18th-29th
 Session 3 – July 9th-20th
 Session 4 – July 23rd– August 3rd

Positive Action and Positive Attitude Camp

Positive Attitude and Positive Action Camp is designed to teach junior high and high school student’s leadership and communication skills. The camp, started in 1983 as the brainchild of a Slidell High guidance counselor who saw a need to train students in peer leadership and communication. PA CAMP has a long history in St. Tammany Parish and has positively impacted thousands of young adults. Camp is held at Fontainebleau State Park in the large cabins located directly on Lake Pontchartrain. The Workshops offered deal with issues facing our youth today.  It is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends and share the experiences of high school. They will begin the process of developing the skills needed to be a successful leader and overall sense of responsibility for their future and the role they play in the success of their future. Sign up today at prideresources.org

Success By Design Summer Programs

Mandeville, LA
Don’t let the summer slump get you! Success by design offers a variety of summer programs to help keep kids on track during the summer months.

West St. Tammany Summer Camps

Boys and Girls Club

Covington, LA

Affordable summer camp option for children 6-16.


Franco’s Summer Camp

Mandeville, LA

For more information, visit their website here.

Traditional summer camp for ages 4-14. See their spotlight listing above for more information.

985 792-0200

Irish Dance Summer Camp

McElroy Irish Dance Academy, Mandeville, LA

Irish dance intensive for ages 6-10.


Camp Kaleidoscope

Cedarwood School, Mandeville, LA

Traditional summer camp for children ages 2-6.



Locations in Mandeville, Covington, Slidell, and Hammond

Traditional summer camp for ages 3-13. (See their spotlight ad above.)


MADD Camp (Music, Art, Drama, Dance)

Cedarwood School, Mandeville, LA

Creative Arts Camp for kids in grades 1-7.


Mandeville Sports Complex

Mandeville, LA

Traditional summer camp.


Mike Storms Karate Summer Camp

Mandeville, LA

Traditional summer camp with regular karate included.


Camp Northlake

Northlake Christian School, Covington, LA

Traditional summer camp.


Christ Episcopal’s Creation Sensation Camp

Covington, LA

Traditional-style summer camp is offered as well as a three week drama camp and cheerleading camp


Fitquest Summer Camp

Pelican Athletic Club, Mandeville, LA

Traditional summer camp for ages 5-13.


Splendor Farms

Bush, LA

Horseback riding camp for girls.


Water Wonders Camp

Mandeville Public Works Department

An environmental camp in its 13th year, that teaches kids to enjoy and protect nature. Environmental field trips include fishing and crabbing, a visit to a wildlife refuge, a stream hike, and a swamp tour or alligator farm visit, just to name a few. Hands-on science lab investigations are a part of every day and guest speakers bring wildlife such as snakes, alligators, and mammals to interact with the campers. All counselors are certified teachers.

985 624-3169

X Fusion Fitness Summer Camp

Covington, LA 70433

Traditional summer camp with a focus on health and fitness.


Zoo 2 U

Folsom, LA 70437

Experience life on a farm for ages 5-14


East St. Tammany

Boys and Girls Club

Slidell, LA

Affordable traditional summer camp.

(985) 643-3464

Camp Camellia

John Slidell Park Gymnasium,

One week camp for girls.


Cross Gates Summer Camp

Slidell, LA

Traditional summer camp for ages 3-13.


KidCam Pinewood

Pinewood Country Club, Slidell, LA

Traditional summer camp for kids age 3-13 (see their spotlight ad above for more information).


St. Luke’s Summer Camp

St. Luke’s Church

Traditional summer camp.


Tangipahoa Parish

Imagine Summer Camp

The Big Red Barn Creative Arts Center, Ponchatoula, LA

Half day art camps for ages 5-10.

Call or text 985-373-0468

Kid Cam at St. Thomas Aquinas

Hammond, LA 70401

Traditional summer camp for ages 3-13 (see their spotlight ad above).


Summer Camp at North Cypress

Hammond, LA

Traditional summer camp for ages 4-13.

(985) 542-3121

Southeastern Rec Summer Camp

Rec Sports & Wellness Student Activity Center SLU, Hammond, LA 70402

Traditional summer camp for ages 5-12.

(985) 549-5591

This listing is provided free of charge and represents the best information we had at the time of publication. If you’d like to see your summer camp listed or see an error that needs correcting, please contact Katy@northshoreparent.com for more information. If you are interested in having your summer camp become a “featured” camp please contact Melissa@northshoreparent.com

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