Start Planning Now – Summer Camp Options Around Lafayette
The Children’s Museum of Acadiana (CMA) is bringing back some of its most popular camps from last year along with a couple of new camps to bring even more summer fun to the kids of Acadiana! At camp kids will be able to explore the different ways to play, get messy and be innovative with their art! There are five different camps being offered at the CMA this summer; Ham Camp, Campstruction, Messy Media Camp, Jewelry Camp and Mural Painting Camp. There is a camp for every age from 4- 18 years old and those that are 13 years or older can even become a CMA Camp Counselor! There is something for everyone this summer at the Children’s Museum of Acadiana! To sign up for CMA Summer Camps visit www.cmalaf.org/registration or call 337.232.8500.
Ham Camp, June 3- 7, 9am- 12pm, 10- 18 years, Price: TBA
Do you want to be a hero and help keep your community connected during a disaster? Take the first steps toward learning what you need to know to earn you entry level FCC Amateur Radio License, sponsored by the Acadiana Amateur Radio Association and the CMA. Some of the activities at Ham Camp include learning to operate an amateur radio, learning radio communication skills and call sign collection through relays and contests. Campers will even be able to build their own AM radio!
Campstruction, June 10- 14, Beginners Camp (5- 8 years): 9am- 12pm, Intermediate Camp (9- 12 years): 2- 5pm, Price: $115 non-members/$105 members
Calling all future Engineers…The CMA’s Campstruction is here to allow your child’s creative mind run free. Campers will create catapults, robots and other projects to blow their minds! Campstruction will have the supervision of a guest artist and other volunteers. At the end of camp campers will showcase their innovative creations for all to see.
Messy Media Camp, June 17- 21, 9- 11am, 4- 6 years, Price: $90 non-members/$80 members
Need something for the young one’s in your life? The CMA is here to help, while you are out and about kids will be able to play, create and get as messy as they want! Campers will have a great time while playing on the museum floor and creating their own works of art! All kids will be served a healthy snack and will be under the supervision of an instructor and camp counselors during their time at the Museum.
Jewelry Camp, June 24- 28, Beginners Camp (5- 8 years): 9am- 12pm, Intermediate Camp (9- 12 years): 2- 5pm, Price: $115 non-members/ $105 members
At the CMA’s Jewelry Camp kids will learn about different types of design and construction of jewelry under the supervision of the CMA’s Creative Director Jo Ellen Breakfield. Campers will create many different styles of jewelry and will even hand make their own beads. At the end of camp campers will put their creations on display like true designers!
Mural Painting Camp, July 8- 12, 8- 12 years: 9am- 12pm, Price: $115 non-members/$105 members
Allow your kids to put their mark on Downtown Lafayette at the CMA’s first Mural Painting Camp! Campers will have fun while learning the elements and principles of design and the different types of murals that can be created. Kids will create their own work and collaborate together to create a mural that will hang outside the CMA for all to see! This camp is sure to impress all of Downtown Lafayette!