Schools out, now what?

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Another school year has come to a close, which means summer plans for your children need to start being discussed. When school lets out it can be a concern as to what to do with the kids, especially for working parents. Summer camps can be a saving grace, giving not only your kids something to do everyday, but also relieves the stress and worry about having to find a sitter.

Whether it's for the whole summer, a few weeks or a couple days, summer camps can really keep the kids busy, with each offering different activities for everyone. Whether your kids are into sports, performing arts or cooking, there is something to appeal to every child's interest.

Kidcam:NewSong United Methodist Church- 18465 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville- May 30-Aug. 4- 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., after care until 6 p.m. Campers can enjoy a variety of activities each week such as art and crafts, science, games, swimming trips and more. Designed for children ages 3-13. More information can be found by calling (225) 485-6633 or

St. Theresa Summer Warrior Day Camp:May 30 - July 14, closed July 4- 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.- Children will attend field trips and participate in on-campus activities including religion, gym, swimming, art, music, canoeing and more. More info can be found at or email

Athletes in Motion Summer Camp:May 30- Aug. 4. 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.- Children grades K through seventh grade-Activities such as games, sports, relays, crafts, swim, cooking and science experiments.For more information contact Kayla Fuselier at (225) 673-4966 ext. 206

Camp Invention:Central Primary School: June 12- 16. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.- Children grades K through sixth grade.Children are presented with fun, hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

LA Arts Summer Camp:The theatre, music, film, art and dance studio will host various camps and workshop throughout the summer, beginning June 5, for ages 5 to adult. For a full schedule or classes visit

Kajun Martial Arts:June 5- Aug. 4. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.-The camp is formatted so that each week students experience martial arts training that includes activities like gymnastics, archery, shuriken throwing and more. Every week a field trip is taken to go either swimming, bowling, jump around at Jump-N-Jive or to the movies. There is also arts and crafts daily.

Camp STEM Ahead:June 12-14-The STEM camp will be held in Geismar for children grades kindergarten through eighth. In addition to STEM, the mini camp will feature Reading Strategies by the organization One Smart Cookie. The group will also host mini camp in Donaldsonville and Reserve. For more information email or Rochelle Darville at (225) 933-3497.

TetraBrazil Soccer Camp:June 12- 16-The TetraBrazil Camp combines traditional Brazilian technical practices with the flair, passion, and creativity of South American soccer. For more information visit

Tennis Kiddie Camp:June 12-16 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m- Children ages 6-12. Participants will learn serving, forehands, backhands, volleys, overheads, how to hold a racquet, how to play the game and keep score. For more information contact St. Pierre at

EA Mini Cheer Camp:June 19-23- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.-Ages 3 years old and up. Early Registration is $55 and registration is $60. The show off will be held June 23 at 6 pm. For registration contact Carrie Solar Menge at

Mega Sports Camp:June 26-30- 6- 9 p.m.- Ages K5- fifth grade. The camp offers cheer, soccer, baseball and flag football. Register online at or call Tony Alise (225) 763-1860.

British Soccer Camp:July 10- 14-With programs for each age, the curriculums includes a variety of foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, freestyle soccer, small-sided games and coached scrimmages.More information visit