Complete List of Summer Camps in Acadiana 2015

Complete List of Summer Camps in Acadiana 2015

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If you live in Acadiana and are you looking for something fun to keep the kids busy and happy this summer, you have come to the right spot! Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom has rounded up the biggest list of camps in Acadiana around! Be sure to check back often; I will be adding more as I find them :)

  • Acadiana School of the Arts:  ROCK CAMP! ~ Rock Camp 2014 will be June 22 – 26.  This is the camp that started it all – reserve your slot before it fills up!
  • Acadiana Symphony Orchestra ~ SUMMER PIANO & VISUAL ARTS CAMP ~ This Summer, the ASO Conservatory of Music is offering a Piano Camp for students of various ages and levels, to provide students with some supplemental FUN and learning experiences, to get a chance to explore new styles or areas of interest in all things PIANO! The Camps will also include art workshops so students can explore different ways of expression through music and visual art. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day.
  •  Brick Zone ~ We learn and build while having fun. It has been a wild ride, but I am enjoying helping kids learn.  Please call (337) 839-8606 to register.
  • Camp Calvary ~ Summer registration is also available. Registration is $99. Camp fee is $120 for the week with lunch provided by camp, $99 for the week with lunch provided by parents.
  • Camp In The City ~ Camp is Coming! Register today for Pinecove Camp in the City here at TBC. Camp will be the week of June 1-5 for kids completing Kindergarten through 5th grade.
  • Camp Invention ~ Camp Invention celebrates its 25th season in 2015 — that’s right, we’ve been spreading an innovative spirit to 1st – 6th graders for a quarter of a century! We inspire girls and boys to think BIG and imagine how they can change the world for the better one day! This one-of-a-kind weeklong experience connects science, technology, engineering and math through fun hands-on activities. The program allows students to learn about creative problem solving (and so much more!) in teams grouped by age.
  • Christian Youth Theater Camp ~ Join CYT summer camp and fill your day with theater workshops using a Broadway-style theme. Workshops include musical theater, voice, dance and drama. Other activities include high energy games and rehearsals for the Friday Showcase for family and friends.
  • City Club Youth Sports Camp ~ Head Tennis Pro Chad Hebert has over 20 years experience running summer camps and has been running the Sports Camp since creation.
  • Crossroads Church Camp Courageous ~ June 15 – 17 ages 5-13
  • Episcopal School of Acadiana ~ ESA Summer combines the spirit of ESA’s academic and athletic programs with the fun and energy of summertime. Students are invited to extend their learning through hands-on activities that take advantage of the resources on ESA’s campuses and in the Acadiana community.
  • Family Life Church Kids Camp ~ his summer, kids have the opportunity to join us for Kids Camp June 22-25th. This is a four day FREE camp for kids ages 6-11yrs old. We will utilize music, skits, videos, crafts, games, and scripture to share the Word and love of God. We need volunteers in our classrooms, behind the scenes, and for the production team.
  • Just 4 Kicks Soccer Camp ~ Each day will be divided into three or four sessions, depending on the heat. The first two or three sessions are for instructional purposes. It is at this time that we will demonstrate and teach the correct way to pass, trap, dribble and shoot. The last session of each day is for scrimmaging, which will provide your child with the opportunity to use what he or she learned in actual game situations.
  • KidCam Camp Lafayette & Broussard ~ For 40 years, KIDCAM has been delivering all of this and more for thousands of happy campers. We’ve taken the very best time of year for kids, and made it even better. With hand-selected camp locations throughout Louisiana, Texas and Illinois, you’re sure to find a KIDCAM summer camp that works for you.
  • Lafayette Martial Arts ~  If your kid’s just looking for a fun time – we won’t disappoint. Our camp is loaded with games, activities and exercises that’ll have your kid laughing, smiling and having the time of their life.
  • Lafayette Parks and Recreation ~ Summer Enrichment Program.  The Summer Enrichment Program offers, for a minimal fee, day time supervised play and activities for youths during a designated summer period.
  • Lafayette Youth Soccer Association ~ The Lafayette Youth Soccer Association is the longest serving youth soccer organization in Acadiana. We offer a variety of camps throughout the year ranging in both age & various ability levels. Recreational & competitive players alike will benefit from our professional coaching staff during our Day Camps, Full-Day Camps, & Position Specific Camps. We aim to develop skills & knowledge in order to foster a life-long love of the game in our Acadiana youth .
  • LSU continuing education ~ For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs have been offered as a community service by LSU Continuing Education, a non-profit organization, since 2003.
  • Play & Learn with me Summer Camps 2015 ~ Our Fun Summer Camp offers an abundance of fun filled recreational, educational and creative activities for campers ages 3 – 8. We have a wide variety of themed camps to provide campers an experience best suited for their individual interests.
  • Ragin Cajuns Athletic Camps ~  If applicable, discounts are applied at the end of the registration process. Please call 337-482-6380 if you have any camp registration questions.
  • St. Thomas More summer camp schedule is designed to meet the summer needs of most families with sessions begining June 2 and running through August 1.  No camps are offered the first week of July. Several camps have multiple sessions, with a few offering half day or full day options.
  • Summer At The Bayou ~ Summer is a refreshing time of year. It’s the perfect opportunity for families to forget about the routines of the school year and enjoy time being together. It’s also a time for kids to be … well, kids! And what better way for them to celebrate all that summer has to offer than creating moments to remember at summer camp?!
  • UL Lafayette Continuing Education ~ From art & culture, to professional development & technical training – we have over 200 courses to choose from.
  • YMCA of Acadiana; Fun in the sun at the YMCA!  ~ Summer Camp at the YMCA of Acadiana begins at 7:00 am and lasts until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. We engage our campers through outside and inside play that is active in both mind and body.  We service ages 5-12 years old, and divide our campers according to age and gender. Our Camp Counselors are made up of college students and Lafayette Parish teachers, and are trained to be role-models to all those who attend camp.
  • Zoo of Acadiana Jungle Camp ~ A week in Jungle Camp exposes the campers to all of the wonderful things Zoosiana has to offer, including: daily zoo tours, arts, crafts, and activities; Playground time, behind the scenes tour, Special “Friday only” activities, educational animal programs (to include up-close enjoyment!), and more!
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Tum-E Yummies & Lafayette Color Vibe DIY Color Your World Kit #ColorVibe

Tum-E Yummies & Lafayette Color Vibe DIY Color Your World Kit

DISCLOSURE:This post is sponsored. All products mentioned and reviewed on this page are compliments of Tum‐E Yummies. All opinions of the products are my own.

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We were so excited to create our very own Tum-E Yummies & Lafayette Color Vibe DIY Color Your World Kit when we found out the Color Vibe™ was coming to Lafayette, LA!  Imagine how much more excited when we were invited to attend!?  Although I am not a runner, by any stretch of the imagination, I do love to walk!  My husband and younger two children love to run and play sports.  My husband is training for a half-marathon right now and track is our youngest daughter’s favorite sport!  This could not have been more perfect for our family.  We got right to work creating our very own DIY Color Your World Kit just for our family.  I love crafting and even more fun than crafting is crafting for my kiddos!

We made tutorials for everything in our DIY Color Your World Kit just for you! You can find instructions on how to make the DIY No Sew Superhero Cape over HERE,  the DIY No Sew Tutu HERE, and the Super Fun DIY Pom Pom Scarf over HERE!   Of course, we wouldn’t think of going to a 5K without our Tum-E Yummies and water!  I hope you enjoy making your very own DIY Color Your World Kit and hope to see you at the 5K!

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Tum-E Yummies is bringing the ultimate family fun experience with Color VibeTM! Color VibeTM , is a color-blast 5K race for all ages that is all about having fun for the whole family while getting covered from head to toe with splashes of color* as you walk or run your way to the finish line – it’s just as colorful as Tum-E Yummies!

Tum-E Yummies will be onsite at the race in Lafayette offering free samples, giveaways and an interactive photo experience to capture colorful photos of race participants after visiting the Tum-E Yummies tent for colorful face paint, glitter, hair color and temporary tattoos – a colorful keepsake of the fun day you and your family will experience.

Tum-E Yummies is a line of fruit-flavored, non-carbonated drinks for kids, providing 100% daily value of vitamins C, B6, and B12 at only 50 calories per a bottle in a spill-proof sports cap bottle, perfect for on-the-go fun and refreshment!

* The color used at Color VibeTM races is 100% safe, edible, biodegradable, and beautiful. The color packets are D&C approved and non-toxic.

Get  $5.00 off race registration for the Lafayette, LA race for up to 50 of your readers by using the promotional code “PARTY”!  Get your tickets HERE!  HURRY! Tickets are going fast!

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WIN TWO TICKETS TO THE COLOR VIBE IN LAFAYETTE, LA!!!

Simply leave a comment on this blog post stating which part of the color your world kit is your favorite and you could win 2 tickets to the Color Vibe race on Saturday, February 21!  This giveaway ends at midnight on February 16, 2015.

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FREE Saints In The Parc #ShopLafayette

FREE Saints In The Parc

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Say what?!  Downtown Lafayette is having a free viewing of the New Orleans Saints game vs the division rival Panthers Thursday, October 30, at 6:00 p.m.! Come support the Saints for this Thursday Night Football game on the BIG SCREEN!  Are you going?  We might see you there!

Find out more information HERE!

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2014 Complete List of Summer Camps in Acadiana

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Complete List of Summer Camps in Acadiana

Do you live in Acadiana?  Are you looking for something fun to keep the kids busy and happy this summer?  Well, you have come to the right spot!  Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom has rounded up the biggest list of camps in Acadiana around!  Be sure to check back often; I will be adding more as I find them :)

  • Acadiana Cane Cutters summer baseball camp ~  Head Coach Lonny Landry and the Acadiana Cane Cutters will be hosting baseball camps for all youth ballplayers ages 6-14 this summer! Come out and learn everything from basic skills to the finer points of baseball with Coach Landry and some of the best college baseball players in the country. Each camp consists of two, half-day clinics at Fabacher Field, the home of the Acadiana Cane Cutters.
  • Acadiana School of the Arts:  ROCK CAMP! ~ Rock Camp 2014 will be June 23 – 27.  This is the camp that started it all – reserve your slot before it fills up!
  • Acadiana Symphony Orchestra ~ SUMMER PIANO & VISUAL ARTS CAMP ~ This Summer, the ASO Conservatory of Music is offering a Piano Camp for students of various ages and levels, to provide students with some supplemental FUN and learning experiences, to get a chance to explore new styles or areas of interest in all things PIANO! The Camps will also include art workshops so students can explore different ways of expression through music and visual art. Students must bring their own lunch. Snacks will be provided throughout the day.
  • BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF ACADIANA SUMMER PROGRAMS ~ Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana’s has a 7 week summer program. This is a very busy time for the Clubs. The summer programs run 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will have openings for youth ages 6 to 18.
  •  Brick Zone ~ Summer Camp on June 9. We learn and build while having fun. It has been a wild ride, but I am enjoying helping kids learn.  Please call (337) 839-8606 to register.
  • Children’s Museum of Acadiana ~ HAM camp, Campstruction, Fun Friday, Jewelry Camp, Mural painting camp and Comic camp.  Register On line TODAY or Call the CMA at 337.232.8500.
  • Christian Youth Theater Camp ~ Join CYT summer camp and fill your day with theater workshops using a Broadway-style theme. Workshops include musical theater, voice, dance and drama. Other activities include high energy games and rehearsals for the Friday Showcase for family and friends.
  • Cite des Arts Film Camp ~ Jim Phillips, veteran actor, artist, educator and “Maker” – Co-director and co-founder of The Steampunk and Makers Fair, Lafayette – brings years of experience in teaching, independent film production, storytelling, writing, and acting to They’re Gonna Put You In The Movies Summer Camp 2014.
  • Episcopal School of Acadiana ~ ESA Summer combines the spirit of ESA’s academic and athletic programs with the fun and energy of summertime. Students are invited to extend their learning through hands-on activities that take advantage of the resources on ESA’s campuses and in the Acadiana community.
  • KidCam Camp Lafayette & Broussard ~ For 40 years, KIDCAM has been delivering all of this and more for thousands of happy campers. We’ve taken the very best time of year for kids, and made it even better. With hand-selected camp locations throughout Louisiana, Texas and Illinois, you’re sure to find a KIDCAM summer camp that works for you.
  • Lafayette Parks and Recreation ~ Summer Enrichment Program
  • Lafayette Science Museum Summer Camp ~ They’ll dig into a wide range of scientific fields including space exploration, dinosaurs, the environment and more.
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is hosting a Kids Fishing Day Camp for children 10 to 15 years of age at Woodworth Outdoor Education Center from June 9 through 12.
  • LSU continuing education ~ For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs designed and taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Programs have been offered as a community service by LSU Continuing Education, a non-profit organization, since 2003.
  • Music Academy of Acadiana ~ Summer music camp at the Wesley United Minstry Center.
  • Play & Learn with me Summer Camps 2014 ~ Our Fun Summer Camp offers an abundance of fun filled recreational, educational and creative activities for campers ages 3 – 8. We have a wide variety of themed camps to provide campers an experience best suited for their individual interests.
  • Ragin Cajuns Athletic Camps ~  If applicable, discounts are applied at the end of the registration process. Please call 337-482-6380 if you have any camp registration questions.
  • St. Thomas More summer camp schedule is designed to meet the summer needs of most families with sessions begining June 2 and running through August 1.  No camps are offered the first week of July. Several camps have multiple sessions, with a few offering half day or full day options.
  • The Little Gym ~ Summer classes and camps!
  • University of Louisiana Youth Camps ~ University of Louisiana at Lafayette has a variety of summer camp programs for kids that are educational and fun! Through Discover U, your child has a unique opportunity to develop skills and learn new ones in a warm, friendly environment. Knowledgeable instructors will teach classes in a variety of subject areas with curriculum developed to encourage learning in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.
  • VERMILIONVILLE: It takes a village ~ Vermilionville will be hosting our second annual summer camp series on four separate weeks during the summer months. Each week is tailored to a specific age group this year in order to provide age-appropriate and skill level demonstrations as well as hands-on craft opportunities.
  • YMCA of Acadiana; Fun in the sun at the YMCA!  ~ Summer Camp at the YMCA of Acadiana begins at 7:00 am and lasts until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. We engage our campers through outside and inside play that is active in both mind and body.  We service ages 5-12 years old, and divide our campers according to age and gender. Our Camp Counselors are made up of college students and Lafayette Parish teachers, and are trained to be role-models to all those who attend camp.
  • Zoo of Acadiana Jungle Camp ~ A week in Jungle Camp exposes the campers to all of the wonderful things Zoosiana has to offer, including: daily zoo tours, arts, crafts, and activities; Playground time, behind the scenes tour, Special “Friday only” activities, educational animal programs (to include up-close enjoyment!), and more!

WinShape Camps offers day and overnight summer camp experiences for boys and girls of all ages.

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Red, White & Boom!

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GRAMMY Winner, CHUBBY CARRIER and the Bayou Swamp Band

with YOUR Acadiana Symphony Orchestra in Parc International

Interactive Children’s Music in Parc Sans Souci with fun water activities and more!

GRAMMY nominee Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band and Lafayette’s Bayou Boys on the Freedom Fest! Stage

$5 per person. Gates open at 5 pm.

For every 5 non-perishable food items you bring for FoodNet, you will receive 1 FREE concession ticket.

Schedule of Events

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Making your own milk for as low as 10¢ per gallon!

As many of you already know, I bought a soy milk maker a couple of weeks ago in an attempt to eat healthier without breaking the bank.  Well, I’m happy to report that it was a HUGE success!  Since receiving my Easy-Clean Automatic Hot Soy Milk Maker, not only have I made soy and rice milk; I have discovered that I can also make almond milk with this amazing machine!  I was a little skeptical because my family is very particular about brands with soy milk.  We only drink Silk because we have found the other brands did not have the smooth texture that it did.  I am happy to report that the milk made from our soy milk maker was JUST as smooth, white, and tasty as the Silk milk we were used to!
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Louisiana Tax Free Holiday 2012!

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Balloon Party Ice

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Balloon Party Ice

I saw this super cute idea on Pinterest and had to try it for myself! The Pinterest pin I read said the balloons could be thawed and refrozen. I wouldn’t recommend doing that as the balloons become very fragile after freezing. I also will say to be very careful when handling these frozen balloons. Although this craft is super simple and cute to make, once the balloons are frozen, the ice inside has sharp edges and can pop the balloons. It’s not that big of a deal since they are frozen and don’t make a mess when they pop :) All you do is fill the balloons with water and freeze! Super easy and no need for instructions. I will caution you not to overfill the balloons, because they become very heavy and stressful to the latex….but most of all:  HAVE FUN!

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FREE Movie Night at Palmetto Island ~ Friday, May 25

Guests are invited to join the interpretive staff for a night of nature films.
Come to the nature center to view movies focused on local wildlife, conservation
and culture. Bring popcorn and drinks. A microwave and ice will be provided.
At Palmetto Island State Park, Abbeville ~ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ~
For more information ~ call 888-677-0094 toll free or 893-3930 locally

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The RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® Circus is coming to the Cajundome this week!


In case you haven’t heard, The RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® Circus
is coming to the Cajundome this week!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents BARNUM BASH introduces the Ringling Bros.
Ringlettes, the stylish hosts of the swankiest circus party in town. All of our amazing acts
are tricked-out for the circus party and are ready to perform wild feats of wonder and strength.
Everyone who is anyone is invited to the party, except Anton, a loveable, goofy hipster clown,
who just wants to be part of the celebration. The fun begins with a rockin’ All Access
Preshow Party where party goers can learn fresh dance moves from Ringling Bros. clown DJ Dean,
style in the glitzy costumes, learn balancing and juggling skills, take photos with circus
stars and get an exclusive backstage look at our exotic animals, only at BARNUM BASH!Don’t miss the All Access Pre-Show! Starts one-hour prior to showtime and is available
to all ticket holders. See animals up close, visit with performers, get autographs, try
on costumes, and enjoy the circus fun!

Tickets
Tickets on sale now!
VIP Floor – $45.00*, VIP Gold – $35.00*, VIP – $27.00*, $23.00* & $15.00*

Kids Tickets just $10.00*!

*Applicable facility fee, handling & service charges may be added to the above stated ticket prices. 4% Sales tax is included in the above stated ticket prices.

Kids discount is not applicable on any VIP ticket or on Opening Night.

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