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. 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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FREE Summer Reading Kickoff Event at Barnes & Noble


Saturday, May 19~Summer Reading Kickoff with Arthur~Barne’s And Noble in Lafayette
Summer Reading Kickoff with Arthur! Join us to kick off our Summer Reading Program for Young Readers! We want to know what you’re reading this summer, so bring your reading lists. And if you’re looking for a new book, join us for a Book Talk to learn about the new (and classic) books we recommend! This is a FREE event and starts at 11:00 a.m.

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3 Winners of $50 in tickets to the Cajun Heartland State Fair!!!


Who’s ready for the Cajun Heartland State Fair?  I know we are around our house! I don’t know who’s more excited; me for the food or my kids for the rides :) Well, here’s your chance to score $50 in ride tickets! Oh yeah, there will be 3 winners of $50 in tickets each. I can’t wait and I hope to see you there. 

Tickets on sale now!  Go, Go, Fun Fun!! It is the best “ticket” in town… Advance discount price ride tickets are on sale NOW at participating Acadiana Sonic Drive-In locations. Discount ride tickets will be sold until Friday, May 25th @ 5pm. Get tickets now while supplies last at Sonic Drive-In. Tickets good Friday, May 25 – Sunday, June 3. Look for the FREE HOTDOG coupon on the tickets! Brought to you by Fox 15, My KLAF TV, 97.3 The Dawg, Planet Radio 96.5, 99.9 KTDY, Hot 107.9, ESPN 1420am, KROF the Gator and KPEL 105.1  You can find out more about the fair and buying discounted tickets HERE.

Simple enter the rafflecopter form below and the winners will be notified this weekend. Good Luck!
*This contest is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest in any way.
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* ATTENTION ACADIANA * St. Landry Cinema has released their $1 summer movie list!

WOOT!  St. Landry Cinema in Opelousas will be having $1 summer movies again this summer ♥
June 5-6 ~ Diary of a Whimpy Kid Rodrick Rules
June 12-13 ~ Rio
June 19-20 ~ Mr. Popper’s Pinguins
June 26-27 ~ Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked
July 3-4 ~ Zookeeper
July 10-11 ~ Stuart Little 2
July 17-18 ~ Ths Smurfs
July 24-25 ~ Megamind
July 31-Aug 1 ~ Rango

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