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15 Unique Summer Camps in New Orleans

History, Animals, Fashion, Video Games, Chess, Languages, Architecture, Etc.

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Here are 15 Unique Summer Camps in New Orleans that offer especially interesting or unusual camp themes, skills, and even locations.

There's an amazing variety of summer camps in New Orleans. At the listed camps, kids can learn about creating fashion or video games, architecture, animals, nature, video game creation, cooking, journalism, chess, spca pets, the zoo,languages (German, French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, etc.) and more. There are camps at the zoo, the animal shelter and in historic French Quarter houses.

Check out other select New Orleans Summer Camps on this List of Sport Summer Camps and Artsy Summer Camps, which feature interesting camp themes in visual arts, music, theater, dance, puppets, cooking and more.

1. Video Game Creation Camp

Kids can go beyond playing video games to learning how to create them at this New Orleans area summer camp. St. Martin's Episcopal School hosts a Video Game Creation Camp which promises that campers will "design, develop and create a one-of-ak=0kind video game or animated story".

2. Chess Camp

And to concentrate on a game that has fascinated through the ages, Martin's Episcopal School also hosts an annual National Chess Summer Camp Tour. Kids age 5 - 16, from beginners through advanced are welcome. The co-ed camp has morning, afternoon and all day sessions.

3. Architecture Career Camp for High School Students

New Orleans area high school student who are thinking about a possible future in architecture should be interested in this program. Tulane University School of Architecture hosts a 3-week program to introduce the profession. "Career Explorations in Architecture" includes design courses, lectures and field trips. Call 504.314.2355 or Email: wdsack@tulane.edu

4. Camp Lango - Language Immersions

Camp Lango in uptown New Orleans offers full language immersion camps in French, Spanish, German, Russian, Mandarion-Chinese, and ESL (English Second Language) adventure camps for a wide range of ages: 18 months through 14 years olds.

5. Zoo Camps

Among the special events at the Audubon Zoo are the popular summer camps includes behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, arts, crafts, and weekly themes. For Pre-k through 4th grade students.

6. Historic Summer Camp: Cooking, Drama & More in Old French Quarter Homes

Go back in time and explore New Orleans history with fun activities including cooking and drama at two historic French Quarter homes. The Hermann-Grima House and the Gallier House are two period furnished homes and just two of the many historic buildings and museums in New Orleans.

7. Junior Ranger Summer Camp at Lafitte National Park

Kids aged 6 - 14 will be Junior Park Rangers at the June summer camp being held at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve in the Marrero suburb of New Orleans. The VERY affordable summer camp is a low cost bargain. Camp highlights include hands-on science activities, trail walks, art projects, and more.

8. Fashion Camp

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art in the New Orleans Warehouse District offers a Fashion Camp for ages 13- 16. Campers will "learn what it takes to create runway style fashion from concept to fashion show". Sounds a little bit like Project Runway!

9. SPCA Pet Camps

The Louisiana SPCA is not just a great place to adopt a new pet, it's also a summer camp site where kids can learn about animals, cuddle puppies & kitten, and get trained to be a Care Cadet. Plus other fun camp activities. The Louisiana SPCA has several annual summer camps at its state-of-the-art shelter on Mardi Gras Blvd. in Algiers, including Camp Luv-A-Pet (2nd & 3rd grade) and Care Cadet Camp (6th - 7th grade).

10. Taglit Teen Camp at JCC - Journalism, Photography, Culinary & More

The Jewish Community Center's Metairie campus offers a Taglit Camp for 6-8th grades, that mixes typical camp fun along with week-long special topics including broadcast journalism, digital photography, culinary arts, adventure trips, visual arts and more.
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