February 1, 2022

Laissez les bons temps rouler–even when the kids are out of school. Mardi Gras is almost here. Don't miss your chance to sign up for camp during the break. 

Audubon Zoo’s Mardi Gras Camp 
6500 Magazine St. 
Ages: 4-10
Cost: $170-185
Dates/Times: March 2-4; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Contact: (504) 913-0254
Each day is full of animal exploration, scientific investigation, and arts and crafts. 

Big Easy Sportsplex Mardi Gras Break Baseball Camp
800 Webb St. 
Ages: 4-12
Cost: $50/day, $180/week
Dates/Times: February 28, March 2-4; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Contact: bigeasysportsplex.com, (504) 733-0046
Camps will provide instruction, drills, and games in multiple sports, athletic games, and competitions.

Culinary Kids
915 Marigny Ave., Mandeville
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $75/day
Dates/Times: March 2-4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Contact: culinarykidsns.com, (985) 727-5553
Kids cook their own breakfast, lunch and snacks, and desserts; make drinks; enjoy gardening; guest visitors with treats; science experiments; indoor/outdoor games; and have great fun with friends.

Franco’s Mandeville Mardi Gras Day Camp 
100 Bon Temps Roule, Mandeville
Ages 5-13
Cost: $50-60
Dates/Times: TBA, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Contact: (985) 792-0205
Campers will be doing Mardi Gras arts and crafts, inflatables, organized games, and fun exercise classes.

Freedom to Move Dance Mardi Gras Camp
1102 N Hwy 190, Covington
Ages: 3 and up
Cost: $35/day
Dates/Time: February 28, 9 am-2 pm
Contact: kristenbilliot42@gmail.com
We will be decorating mini king cakes, crafting masks, and having a parade through the studio! Please pack water bottle and lunch, snacks are provided. 

JCC Metairie - Mardi Gras Mini Camp 
3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie
Ages: 3-11 
Cost: $65/day; JCC membership required 
Dates/Time: March 2-4, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Contact: terrance@nojcc.org 
Campers will participate in art, sports, and games. Please bring a nap mat, lunch, and a change of clothes every day. Campers must be potty trained. 

Kidcam Camp: Aurora United Methodist School Break Camps 
3300 Eton St.
Ages: PK4-13
Dates/Time: February 28-March 4, closed March 1, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Fees: $40-136
Contact: kidcamcamp.com/aurora-holiday-camp, (844) 4KIDCAM 
At Kidcam, day camp isn’t just something we do, it’s all we do. Create memorable moments and lasting relationships through the power of camp. 

LCM’s Celebrate New Orleans Camp
15 Henry Thomas Dr.
Ages: 4-8
Dates/Time: March 2-4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fees: $55-65
Contact: lcm.org/programs/camps
Children will learn about New Orleans architecture, music, and artists, as they explore Creole cottages, musical instruments, and masterpieces in this one-of-a-kind hands-on camp experience. Mardi Gras Camp has one session for four-five-year-old children and one for six-eight-year-old children. You can register for one, two, or all three days. 

Longue Vue’s Carnival Camp
7 Bamboo Rd.
Ages: 5-10
Dates/Time: March 3-4, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fees: $55-65
Contact: longuevue.com/event/carnival-camp-begins, (504) 488-5488
Students out for Mardi Gras break can reconnect with nature through seasonal activities and supervised garden exploration.

MOVE! New Orleans’ Best Summer Camp and After School Program: Mardi Gras Break Camp Hosted by Church’s Karate Academy
4714 Paris Ave. 
Ages: 5-11
Cost: $65/day  
Dates/Time: February 28-March 4, 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Contact: (504) 376-7009
MOVE! offers a full-day camp experience for your child that’s as educational as it is exciting. It’s a safe, positive, and motivational camp adventure where your child is guaranteed to obtain physical and mental fitness. Activities include Parkour, Dance, Tumbling, and Martial Arts as well as Arts and crafts, Brain Gain activities, indoor and outdoor sports, and team games. Come tour the new beautiful, clean, and safety-oriented facility.

Pony Tales Mardi Gras Camp
156 Bertucci Ln.
Ages: 5-12
Cost:  $55-59/day
Dates/Times: February 28, March 2-4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Contact: (504) 469-0148
Campers will be learning about handling and riding ponies or horses, fun games, activities, and crafts.

Posh Paint Pub Mardi Gras Camp
3218 Taft Park
Ages: 5-12
Cost: $55-65
Dates/Times: March 2-4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Contact: poshpaintpub.com, (504) 835-4155
Paint pottery and canvases, build with clay, and create with other fine arts mediums, as well as making your own jewelry and a variety of wacky crafts. Projects vary by day.

Upturn Arts: Mardi Gras Masquerade  
1719 Toledano St.
Ages: 4-12 
Cost: $120-140
Dates/Times: March 3-4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Contact: upturnarts.org, (504) 390.8399 
Each day, they will explore one of New Orleans’ classic spaces for a morning field trip. After each adventure, young artists will have lunch at a local park and then return to Nola Spaces for on-site programming with UA staff. 

Vamonos Nola Holiday Camp
600 Eleonore St.
Ages: 5-11
Cost: $220
Dates/Times: February 28-March 4, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Contact: amilia.com/store/en/vamonos-nola 
Vamonos NOLA is committed to inspiring our future leaders to bridge cultures and language through authentic, play-based methodology.Campers leave not only speaking more Spanish, but with a love of learning the language.

YMCA: Belle Chasse 
8101 LA-23, Belle Chasse
Ages: 3-14  
Dates/Times: February 28-March 4, closed March 1, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $30-55/day
Contact: ymcaneworleans.org, (504) 392-9622  
Kids have the opportunity to play sports, make arts and crafts, and make new friends. Be sure to pack a lunch and plenty of snacks. 

YMCA: West. St. Tammany 
71256 Francis Rd., Covington
Ages: 4-12 
Dates/Times: February 28-March 4, closed March 1, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Cost: $35-45/day
Contact: ymcaneworleans.org, (985) 893-9622  
When school is closed for a holiday, visit the YMCA and play. Bring two snacks, a bag lunch, and a water bottle. 

 Note: Schedules subject to change. Check with the camp for more details. 

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