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New Orleans-area 2018 summer camp guide: Overnight camps/outdoor adventures

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OVERNIGHT CAMPS/OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Bennett's Water Ski and Wakeboard Camp
18605 Barnett Road, Zachary, (225) 654-9306; www.skibennetts.com
Ages: 8 years and older, coed
Dates: May-August
Tuition: $795 per week The camp provides room and board for campers as well as instruction in towed water sports including water skiing, barefooting and wakeboarding.

Camp Lantern Creek
4045 N. FM 1486, Montgomery, Texas, (936) 597-8225; www.camplanterncreek.com
Ages: 7-17 years old, girls
Dates: June 17-July 22
Tuition: $2,400 per two-week session, $1,400 for one-week session (July 15-22 only)
The camp offers a vast array of activities, including dance, drama, singing, stage production, painting, drawing, creative writing, sewing, knitting, power tools and tire-changing, volleyball, basketball, archery, water activites, swim lessons, rescue and water safety classes, canoeing and more.

Camp Marydale
10317 Cr232, St. Francisville, (225) 747-0403; www.gsle.org
Ages: 6-17 years old, girls
Dates: June 3-Aug. 3
Tuition: $75-$410
The Girl Scouts Louisiana East operates the camp, which has a horse program, canoeing, archery, swimming and a physical challenge course. There also are arts and crafts, games, outdoor cooking and more.

Camp Stanislaus
304 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, (228) 467-9057; www.campstanislaus.com
Ages: 8-15 years old, boys
Dates: June 10-July 7, July 16-20
Tuition: $350 per week for day camp, $2,775 for four-week resident camp
The camp includes water sports, sailing, fishing, swimming, canoeing, archery, paddleboarding, kayaking, sports, camp games and more. There also are special camps for water sports and marine biology. Camping options include day camp and resident camp.

Camp Whispering Pines
56535 Highway 1054, Independence, (225) 747-0403; www.gsle.org/camps
Ages: 6-17 years old, girls
Dates: July 1-Aug. 3
Tuition: $75-$410
The Girl Scouts Louisiana East operates the camp, which has a 23-acre lake where campers can canoe, kayak, paddleboard and play on the inflatable waterslide. There's also a rock wall, a high ropes course, zipline and more.

Equest Farm Summer Camp
1001 Filmore Ave., (504) 483-9398; www.equestfarm.com
Ages: 6 years old and older
Dates: June 4-29, July 9-20, July 30-Aug. 10
Tuition: $350 per week
Campers at the weeklong sessions learn basic horsemanship and have a one-hour horseback riding lesson each day. They also learn to care for horses, and there are arts and crafts projects.

Pony Tales Pony and Horse Day Camp
156 Bertucci Lane, St. Rose, (504) 469-0148; www.ponytalesbirthdays.com
Ages: 5-12 years old, coed
Dates: May 21-Aug. 10
Tuition: $55 per day, $225 per week
The weekday camp caters to beginners and offers riding lessons, pony or horse care instruction, horse-related games, arts and crafts, water play and other activities.

Splendor Farms Horse/Farm Camp
27329 Mill Creek Road, Bush, (985) 886-3747; www.splendorfarms.com
Ages: 6-16 years old, girls
Dates: June 4-Aug. 3
Tuition: $250 and up
The farm offers overnight, daylong and half-day camp sessions, which include horseback riding, field trips, guest speakers, swimming, arts and crafts, cooking and gardening.




GENERAL/VARIED OFFERINGS

OVERNIGHT CAMPS/OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

SPECIAL NEEDS

SPECIALTY CAMPS
Academics | Art | Culinary arts | Cheerleading
Fashion | Language Immersion | Music/dance
Photography/videography | Robotics/computers
Science/nature

SPORTS/FITNESS
Baseball/Softball | Basketball
Football | Gymnastics/tumbling | Other/variety of sports
Soccer | Volleyball | Theater/drama | Video games

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