School’s Out For The Summer!


School’s Out For The Summer!With the final bell of the 2009-2010 school year at hand, now is the time to start planning great summer activities for your crew that’s about to have a whole lot of free time on their hands. From summer camps, special events and VBS programs set to kick off across Cenla, there’s plenty to do for everyone! We’ve put together a listing of several key dates for easy reference as you set your summer schedule. Since dates and times are subject to change, make sure you contact the sponsoring agency, organization or church for more information about the programs you’re most interested in, and enjoy plenty of fun in the Cenla sun!

Summer Camps

ASH Sports Camp

May 24 – July 30

8:00am – 5:00pm (Monday – Friday)


Participants from age 5-14 will be placed into groups based on age and athletic ability. Sports fundamentals, drills, exercise and fitness will be taught in a fun and engaging format and will include over 20 different sports and activities. Call: (318) 443-3688, (318) 449-1587 or (337) 363-4663.

YMCA Summer Day Camp

May 24 – August 13

8:00am – 6:00pm (Monday – Friday)

$20/day for members; $25/day for non-members

$55/3 day option for members; $60 for non-members

$75/week for members; $90/week non-members

Whether it’s through singing or swimming, through nature hikes or computer classes, counselors at YMCA day camps have led kids in developing good values—and having fun—for more than 110 summers. Early drop-off option also available. Call: (318) 445-8261.

YWCA Summer Day Camp

May 24 – August 17

7:00am – 6:00pm (Monday – Friday)

$105 Registration & first week plus $10 membership fee

$75/week thereafter ($5 discount per additional child)

The YWCA is the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. At YWCA, your child (boys and girls) can develop physical skills like swimming and archery while learning the value of teamwork as well as the experience of being a leader. Call: (318) 442-3397.

Boys & Girls Club Summer Day Camp

May 24 – July 30

7:30am – 5:30pm (Monday – Friday)

$125 for single child; $150 for two; $175 for three

$10 membership fee (if not already a member)

$25 Teen Rate (Ages 13 – 18)

The Boys & Girls Club Summer Day Camp program is open to youth ages 6 – 18, and will include a wide variety of daily activities in a safe place to learn and grow. The Boys & Girls Club provides programs in five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development; Health and Life Skills; Arts, Sports, Fitness and Recreation; Education and Career Development. Camp will meet each weekday for the entire 10-week program, with all tuition due in full before May 24th. Parents will need to provide a copy of each child’s birth certificate, shot records, medical ID card (front and back) and proof of residency. Call: (318) 442-4545.

Lagniappe Summer Theatre Day Camps

June 7 – June 11 (Showstoppers: Ages 6-11)

1:00pm – 5:00pm

June 14 – June 18 (Drama Rama: Ages 12-14)

1:00pm – 5:00pm

June 21 – June 25 (Petite Drama: Ages 3-5)

9:00am – 12:00noon

June 21 – June 25 & June 28 – July 2 (Lagniappe Players: Ages 15-18)

1:00pm – 5:00pm

$200/Session (Ages 3-14); $300/Session (Ages 15-18)

Your future star can begin to shine in one of four fantastic Theatre Day Camps hosted by the Lagniappe Theatre Company. Each week will feature lessons and activities in theatre performance, custom tailored to each age group. From introductory dance, role-play, dress-up and themed days for the very young through the advanced elements of a real USO production, there is something for everyone! Each week will culminate with an end-of-the-week performance to show off everything your camper has learned. In addition to their end-of-the-week performance, the Lagniappe Players Camp will present a full-scale USO show as part of the Southern Heritage Museum’s 4th of July Celebration! Call (318) 48-STAGE.

City of Alexandria Youth Summer Day Camp

June 1 – July 2

8:00am – 12:30pm (Monday – Friday)


The City of Alexandria will host its annual Summer Day Camp at two locations this year—the Martin Community Center and Bolton Avenue Community Center. The camp is open to children ages 6-12, and will include a wide range of activities centered on a weekly theme which varies by week and location. Campers will be served breakfast and lunch each day. Call: (318) 449-5228.

City of Alexandria Teen Summer Day Camp

July 5 – July 30

9:00am – 1:00pm (Monday – Friday)


The City of Alexandria will host a Summer Day Camp for Teens centering on themes like Entrepreneurship, Exploring the Community and more. The camp is open to youth ages 13-17. Teens will need to bring their own lunch each day. Call: (318) 449-5228.

Vacation Bible School/Church Camps

Christian Worship Center VBS

May 24 – May 28

8:30am – 11:30am (Monday – Friday)

(318) 448-4500

Calvary Baptist Church VBS

June 7 – June 11

8:30am – 11:30am (Monday – Friday)

(318) 445-5640

Philadelphia Baptist Church VBS

June 7 – June 11 (Monday – Friday)

9:00am – 12:00noon

(318) 442-0754

UPCI Youth Overnight Camps

June 7 – June 11 (Ages 8-11)

June 14 – June 18 (Ages 12-14)

June 21 – June 25 (Ages 15- 18)

Monday 2:30pm – Friday 10:00am

$100 – $120/week

(318) 640-9657

Campers will spend the week at the UPC Campgrounds in Tioga and participate in activities, worship and fellowship with fellow campers grouped by age. Special guest speakers will address the Junior and Senior Camp weeks regarding the 2010 theme, iLIFE…It’s not a game.

First United Methodist Church Pineville VBS

June 21 – June 25

8:30am – 12:00noon (Monday – Friday)

(318) 640-1050

First United Methodist Church Alexandria VBS

June 21 – June 25

9:00am – 12:00noon (Monday – Friday)

(318) 443-5696

Infinity Sports Camp

July 12 – July 16

9:00am – 4:00pm


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Infinity Sports Camps provide positive sports training that allows every participant to achieve a level of success accompanied by a high level of fun in a spiritual environment. Some of the sports options students can choose from will include basketball, cheerleading/gymnastics, flag football, multi-sports (team games from a variety of sports), soccer and volleyball. Cost includes lunch, snacks, t-shirt & group picture.

Grace Presbyterian Church VBS

July 12 – July 16

9:00am – 12:00noon (Monday – Friday)

(318) 445-7271

Emmanuel Baptist Church VBS

July 12 – July 16

9:00am – 12:00noon (Monday – Friday)

(318) 442-7773

Hope Baptist Church VBS

July 12 – July 16

6:00pm – 8:00pm (Monday – Friday)

(318) 445-0292