The Ultimate Guide to Baton Rouge Summer Camps

Best Summer Camps in Baton Rouge

What are the best summer camps in Baton Rouge?

It’s almost time to look for the best summer camp in Baton Rouge! Although we have a few more months before school ends in Baton Rouge, NOW is definitely the time to start thinking about summer camps in Baton Rouge! In this comprehensive guide to Baton Rouge summer camps we have highlighted a variety of summer camps for kids of all ages in and around Baton Rouge. We have worked hard to find camps that fit the needs of all Baton Rouge families and that hit various price points. It is our genuine hope that this guide will help you plan a fun and stress-free summer for your family in Baton Rouge!

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Wishing your family luck in finding the perfect summer camp in Baton Rouge!

Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in Baton Rouge

The Dunham School

What is the best camp in Baton Rouge?

Spend a slice of your Baton Rouge summer at Dunham! Registration opens February 1 for Dunham Summer Camp in Baton Rouge. Open to Dunham and non-Dunham students and conveniently located near Bluebonnet and Perkins Rowe, our summer opportunities include a traditional day camp as well as enrichment camps in arts, academics and athletics. Campers enjoy arts and crafts, weekly field trips, a giant waterslide, and much more!

Camp Ages :: 3 & Up

Camp Costs :: $90 – $200 per week

Camp Dates :: Dates vary by session chosen

Camp Location :: Dunham Summer Camp is located at The Dunham School at 11111 Roy Emerson Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Kidcam Camps Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Budget Friendly Summer Camps

At Kidcam, day camp isn’t just something we do, it’s all we do! That’s why we have been the trusted name in summer camps by thousands of families for almost 50 years. This year we will RE-discover the Spirit of Summer by creating those memorable experiences and letting kids be kids through the power of camp! Kidcam campers (a.k.a. Rockstars) will feel that they are a part of something truly special, while they revel in a summer of friendships, adventure, and wonder!

Kidcam Camp offers 10 weeks of day-camp, action-packed with activities that promote fun, fitness, friendship, and creativity. Campers celebrate a different theme each week, while participating in Kidcam traditions, sports, creative arts, STEM, movement, specialty programs by camp, swimming, and water play.

We call it the Kidcam difference. Our campers call it summers that rock!

Camp Ages :: 3 & up

Camp Costs :: See website for more info.

Camp Dates :: Dates vary by session chosen

Camp Locations :: Kidcam Camps accredited American Camp Association camp sites for 2022 include: St. Margaret Episcopal Church, Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, and Woodlawn Baptist, as well as locations throughout greater New Orleans, Lafayette, northern Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia.


Academic Summer Camps in Baton Rouge

Get ready for an amazing summer at Studyville! In addition to our regular academic programming, ACT® Prep, and College Counseling, new this year are Bespoke Camps: create your own camp with your own friends all on your terms. Perfect for birthday parties for a day or for the week, bespoke camps allow your student to have fun in their own way, just the way they like it! Also new this year is the Give Back Program where we have students giving back to the community in ways that are meaningful to them. It’s going to be a great summer at Studyville!

Camp Ages :: 3rd – 12th

Camp Costs :: $200/week

Camp Dates :: Every Week in Summer

Camp Location ::  Studyville at 10156 Perkins Rowe, Suite 170 Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Kid-Possible Summer Camp

Baton Rouge Day Camps

Register today to adventure with us in 2022 into best summer ever in Baton Rouge! We will be “traveling” around the United States discovering the arts, inventions, cultures, and fun that make each state unique! All of our art and science projects will be based on our theme for the week and are sure to be memorable! Our weeks are packed with art, science, onsite and off-site field trips, chess lessons, soccer lessons, outdoor games, and inflatables. We have something for everyone, zero screen time, and non-stop activities all summer long! We have two convenient locations to make Summer Adventures Kid-Possible for even more families in the Baton Rouge area! Visit our website to learn more about our schedule and what makes our talented staff unique!

Camp Ages:: 5-12

Camp Costs:: $185-$195 per week

Camp Dates & Times:: TBD

Camp Locations:: Jefferson United Methodist Church & St. Luke’s Episcopal School.

Manship Theatre

Summer Camp Baton Rouge for Acting

SUMMER FUN has just begun!

Have your child be a part of this creative celebration designed to help campers discover their inner artists! Using theatre, dance, and the visual arts, our SUMMER FUN campers will gain hands-on experience alongside working professional artists from our community. A special film screening will be planned just for our campers with popcorn and juice in Manship Theatre. The camp will culminate in an “Informance” on the Manship mainstage to share all our creative SUMMER FUN with our families!

These camps sell out quickly! Become a Family Level Supporter and get the perk to register early.

Camp Ages:: 6-10 years

Camp Costs:: $325 including a shirt

Camp Dates & Times::Extended Care: There will be an opportunity to register your child for extended care. Camp ends at 3:30pm and we offer extended care until 5:30pm for an additional cost. We will not offer extended care on June 10th after the “Informance.”

Camp Location :: Manship Theatre

Valor Gynmastics

2022 Summer Gymnastics Camp in Baton Rouge

With 2020 behind us, we are all ready for some summer time FUN! Valor’s summer camp will kick off May 24th. We are excited to showcase our newly renovated gymnastics space in Baton Rouge featuring new equipment including a tumble track, uneven bars, preschool bars, road beams, padded flooring, and so much more! We are proud to offer Baton Rouge’s most dynamic and fun camp experiences for kids starting at age 3 to 15 years old. The camps incorporate fun themes each week with crafts, games, fun dress up days and of course, gymnastics. Every child leaves happy!

Camp Ages :: Boys & Girls 3-15 years

Camp Costs :: See website for more details

YMCA of The Capital Area

YMCA Baton Rouge Summer Camps

Baton Rouge children are ready for fun! They are ready for best friends and new friends. They are ready for adventure and swimming pools and silly games in the sunshine. They are ready for camp songs and camp chants and camp crafts. They are ready for new experiences. Like archery or baking or tennis. They are ready for it all. WE ARE READY TOO!

Camp Ages ::  4-16

Camp Costs :: $120 – $170 ***Scholarships available based on need and availability of funds.***

KidStrong Prairieville

Baton Rouge Summer Camps for Active Kids

Summer sessions of KidStrong Brain + Body Camps are now enrolling at KidStrong Prairieville! When the kids are off school, look no further than KidStrong for your sanity-saving solution! We have 20 spots available, first come first serve. Members and non-members ages 5-11 years old are welcome to attend.

Camp Ages :: Members and non-members ages 5-11 years.

Camp Costs :: See website for more details.

Painting and Pinot

Art Camp Baton Rouge

Each day the campers will be introduced to different artists and create one of a kind art based on the style and period of the artist discussed that day. Mediums used will include pastels, watercolor, tempera, chalk, color pencils, and more. The kids will have a chance to explore their creativity and create original pieces of art every day! We will end the week with an art show to display everyone’s hard work!

Camp Istrouma

Overnight camp option in Baton Rouge

Camp Istrouma is a beautiful 140 acre summer camp located outside of Baton Rouge. We offer a place where kids can come have a blast and also learn about Jesus. We have three different summer camp programs, Overnight Camp, Day Camp and L.I.T.E. (Leadership In Training Experience). Campers love our lake activities with The Blob, Zip-line, and Water Slide. We also do a lot of other activities like canoeing, archery, hiking, paintball and much more.

Piano Pathways

Baton Rouge Piano Summer Camp

Give your child the gift of music this summer! Your child can have a fun, first-experience of playing piano in our beginners’ piano camps. This camp is perfect for children and teens with little or no experience. Students will learn introductory musical skills like music and rhythm reading, and also piano performance skills.

American Family Martial Arts

Karate Camp Baton Rouge

Hands down the best Martial Arts summer camp in Baton Rouge! Kids learn the basics of karate plus still have fun playing games, learning focus & discipline! Your choice of weeks plus discounts for 4 weeks or more!

Broadmoor Methodist Summer Day Camp

Religious Summer Camp in Baton Rouge

This summer at Broadmoor we are going to have a blast with our carnival themed camp! Each week we will have fun and competitive camp games, delicious snacks including a waffle bar and ice cream bar, fun packed field trips, and plenty of on campus entertainment! Our camp is highlighted with 50 activities over our 10 weeks and capped off with our annual color war and glow party! Our incredibly fun and experienced staff can’t wait to share this summer with you!


Baton Rouge Summer Art Camp

Each week at Art Academy, students will learn about a different art theme. We work with a variety of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and more. They will get an introduction to art history while learning techniques that they will carry with them for their own future masterpieces.

Parkview Baptist

Baton Rouge Summer Camps for kids ages preschool to 6th grade

Eagle Experience is the summer place for pre-K through 6th graders to explore a new talent, make new friends, learn new skills and make lifelong memories! Weekly sessions feature a unique selection of indoor and outdoor activities and field trips that take advantage of all the wonderful resources available in this community. Our eagle experience magic starts with our outstanding counselors, whose talent, creativity and leadership set the tone for a great experience.

Throw Me Something

Pottery Camp in Baton Rouge 2021

Calling all creative Baton Rouge kids for mud, fun, paint, kids and pottery!!! Come join us at Throw Me Something in Baton Rouge for a fun filled Pottery and Art Camp this summer. Register for any of our summer sessions in the link below.

Kajun Martial Arts

Karate Camp Baton Rouge

Our Summer Camps offer a comfortable and safe environment with exciting martial art activities! Every week we take a field trip (pending Covid restrictions) and throughout the summer we have special visitors including fireman, policeman, service personal, and others. We start the day off with quiet reading and then the fun begins… Our camp is formatted so that each week students experience martial arts training that includes exciting activities like gymnastics, archery, shuriken throwing, and so much more.

Tulane Pre-College

Baton Rouge Summer Activities for Teens

Tulane Pre-College offers online summer courses to middle and high school students in several academic programs, including STEM, gender equality studies, architecture, and social justice. Courses are available with both enrichment and college-credit options in either two-week or three-week sessions. The ideal Tulane Pre-College student is someone interested in expanding their college resume, learning through an interactive, hands-on curriculum, and exploring future career opportunities.

Love Acting Summer Camp

Acting Summer Camp in Baton Rouge

Join us at Love Acting Summer Camp for one week in June or July where we will learn acting for the camera, improv techniques, auditioning techniques, creative writing, and overall confidence. All actors will receive professional headshots to have them audition ready! Parents are invited to join us the last day of camp for an end of camp performance where the actors will show off their acting and dancing skills. Register today!

Girl Scout Camp Marydale

Girl Scouts Summer Camp Louisiana

Get outdoors at Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s overnight resident camp! Spend your summer swimming, horseback riding, boating in the lake, cooking over a campfire, and so much more! This is undoubtedly one of the best sleepaway camps in Louisiana. Registration opens 1/14/22 and space is limited.


Catholic High Camp for kids and teens in Baton Rouge

Catholic High School offers a summer program for students interested in academics, the arts, and athletics. We invite boys and girls, as young as seven years old, to join us to experience the excitement of Summer at CHS! Dates and times of this year’s course offerings, along with course descriptions, can be found in the link below.

Baseball Camp

Baseball Camps Baton Rouge

LSU Baseball Summer Camp gives young baseball players the experience of a lifetime in a $50+ million stadium on LSU’s beautiful campus in a fun, safe, positive, and action-packed atmosphere. Develop skills in all aspects of the game through repetition, both through playing instructional games and by doing drills. Youth and High School camps available!

Tumbles South Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Summer Camp Gymnastics and Tumbling

Keep your kids’ bodies moving and minds sharp this summer with Tumbles camps including:

  • Daring Ninja Warrior obstacle courses and Gymnastics challenges in the gym
  • Free Play in our 4-story indoor playground – The Tumble Zone
  • Fun arts and crafts projects
  • Mini S.T.E.A.M. classes
  • Fun, Safe, Clean, Climate Controlled Environment


Pottery and Canvas Painting Camp in Denham Springs

Join Brushfire for pottery and canvas painting camp in Denham Springs! Create your own masterpieces and learn the basics of acrylic painting, painting ceramics, clay hand-building, water color and many other art forms. We offer a one day camp, no long week commitments. Choose from full or 1/2 day options that are budget friendly. Choose as many days throughout the summer to fit your schedule, each day will have a fun theme. Shop and eat in the Denham Springs Antique Village while your kid is having fun!

Camp Dynamics

Summer Camp for Struggling Learners in Baton Rouge

Camp Dynamics is a flagship summer camp for children with speech-language, learning, social and/or focus and attention challenges. Camp Dynamics is run by expert speech – language pathologists from Dynamic Therapy Specialists, LLC. While having fun and making new friends, campers create a memorable summer experience. Each day campers participate in targeted interventions designed to improve their social language and thinking, reading comprehension, written expression, peer interaction, and focus and attention. Guarantee your child’s learning success while ensuring they have a fun and exciting summer experience like no other!

CYT Baton Rouge

Christian Summer Camps in Baton Rouge

There’s no better place for kids to learn about theater and have fun than in CYT’s positive and encouraging atmosphere – and every camper gets the opportunity to perform on stage! Camps are designed to create a hands-on theater experience and are focused on building performance skills, self-confidence, and teamwork. Typical camps include team competitions, rotations through drama, dance, music, and craft workshops, a daily theme-related devotional, and an impressive concluding showcase for family and friends. No experience required.

Fleur de ME Designs'
Summer Art Camps

Baton Rouge Summer Art Camps

Fleur de ME Designs’ Summer Art Camps start soon! We have held these camps for over 20 years! Young artists will learn several types of art with new mixed media projects added! We assess your young artists’ level and work from there! It is a cumulative camp that builds on skills daily. Artists will learn how to draw and paint what they see. They will learn pencil, charcoal and oil pastel drawing. Watercolor, acrylic and texture painting are big projects! They will also draw and paint self portraits. Camp ends with an art filled GALLERY Show.

Summer Camps

Summer Camp Baton Rouge Louisiana Parks and Rec

For decades, BREC’s Summer Camps have been an inclusive, family tradition in East Baton Rouge Parish! Parents recognize the quality of BREC’s summer program which is loaded with a diverse curriculum of fun, memory-making activities that are second to none. Campers experience recreational games, community field trips, recreational sports, cultural arts, develop new friendships and more. From recreation and theatre to animals and science, there is a camp for children of all abilities, ages and interests! BREC offers inclusive opportunities to all patrons.

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Summer Camps

Free Baton Rouge Summer Camps

More than 20 camps and learning programs will be available for EBRPSS pre-K to high school students starting May 31 through July 15 at several sites throughout Baton Rouge. A majority of the camps are free with breakfast, lunch and transportation provided. Don’t delay and sign up today!

Additional Baton Rouge Summer Resources

Swim Lessons in Baton Rouge

Where to take swim lessons in Baton Rouge?

We have pools in our backyards or at a friend’s house and often take vacations to lakes or beaches. Water safety is so important when it comes to our kids, and it’s never too early for them to learn. Here is your guide to Baton Rouge Swim lessons.

Ideas for Summer Fun in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Family Fun

However you’re planning on spending the summer, we have some great ideas for Baton Rouge family fun. From summer reading, to waterparks and everything in between we have done the work for you. Plan the best Baton Rouge summer of your lives!

Splash Pads & Water Fun in Baton Rouge

Splash Pads & Water Fun in Baton Rouge

If you are looking for things to do in Baton Rouge with kids, might we suggest a water park or splash pad? But you may be wondering, what’s the best splash pad in Baton Rouge? Where can you swim in Baton Rouge with kids? Is there a lazy river in Baton Rouge? If you’re looking for water fun in and around Baton Rouge, we have you covered!

What are the best summer camps in Baton Rouge?

We hope this list of the best summer camps in Baton Rouge helps you plan your very best summer. If there is an awesome summer camp in Baton Rouge, including Gonzales, Prairieville, Zachary and Denham Springs, please let us know. Our hope is that summer is easy and joyful for all Baton Rouge families, but as moms we understand that childcare is a big piece of the puzzle.

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