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Sail Into Summer
5/1/2020 1:00:00 PM
Sail Into Summer

As a country and as a community, at this point in time and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re not exactly certain what this summer will look like. But we do know one thing for certain – we can still have a fun, enjoyable summer! Our 2020 Summer Guide includes several articles on exciting activities for the whole family, a listing of youth camps to keep the kids entertained and learning, and a few stories to help you stay healthy this summer.



Summer Youth Camps and other fun things to do

General Interest


CALCASIEU PARISH PUBLIC LIBRARY 2020 

Summer Reading Program

VIRTUAL adventure beginning May 22nd! Earn online badges, watch performers online, and pick up crafts to create at home.

www.calcasieulibrary.org 


CLUB TABBY

Mon-Fri, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

(extended hours available until 4:00 p.m. for $15/day)

Ages 4-12 for girls and boys

www.clubtabby.com, 337-478-3600

See ad in this section for more details.


Educational


SYLVAN LEARNING Summer 2020 Academic Camps

Dates and Times of Camps to Be Announced

Camps will be offered both In-Person and Live On-line

 

Reading Readiness Camp

Early readers develop the building blocks and writing skills through fun, phonics and multisensory activities!


Camp Read

Students boost their Reading Comprehension skills for all school subjects!


Camp Math

A fun way to stay focused on math, practice math facts, and build a strong math foundation!


ACT Prep Classes

Individualized Small Group PREP Classes. It will include skills, strategies, and test practice.

 

Study Skills Boot Camp/Back to School Preparation

Develop time management, organization and test taking for a great start to the school year!


Fit-4 Algebra or Geometry Classes

We get students ready for Algebra or Geometry using an engaging mix of activities that prepare students for the years to come!


Academic Skills Testing 

Sylvan offers Academic Skills Testing for your child.

Sylvan can help parents learn their child’s strengths and weaknesses and readiness for the next school year.   

sylvanlearning@msn.com, 337-474-9998


CAMP MATHNASIUM

Mon – Fri, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Dates TBA

Grades 2-8    $199

Face-to-face teaching and fun math STEM activities and games.  

www.mathnasium.com/lakecharles,   337-478-0550


MCNEESE STEM ACADEMY

Grades 1-8

For details, see www.mcneese.edu/STEMacademy, 

call 337-562-4137, or email lmcknight@mcneese.edu

The Arts


NICHE CREATIVE STUDIO

Sewing and Crafting Camps

4706 Common St.

Ages 7+


Unicorns & Rainbows

June 1-5: 9:00 a.m.-noon OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.    

June 29-Jul 3: 9:00 a.m.-noon OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.      

 

Mermaids & Sea Creatures 

June 8-12: 9:00 a.m.-noon OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.   

July 6-10: 9:00 a.m.-noon OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.       

 

Animal Planet

June 15-19: 9:00 a.m.-noon OR 1:00-4:00 p.m.

 

Totally Trendy

June 22-24:  1:00-4:00 p.m.     

July 27-31: 9:00 a.m.-noon        

 

Fun in the Kitchen

July 13-17: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

July 20-24: 1:00-4:00 p.m.     

nichecreativestudio.com or call 337-477-8310


THE ART FACTORY

1753 Common St., Lake Charles.

See website for prices


Little Kids’ Camp, ages 3-5

9:00 – noon


Big Kids’ Art Experience 

(half-days)


Big Kids’ Art Experience 

(full days) 


For camps above, see website 

for dates


Nothin’ But Mud (all clay)

May 26 – 29, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Wheel Pottery Experience

June 1-4, 9:00 a.m. - noon

July 20-23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Wild About Art (animal art)

June 8 – 11, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Fiber Art

June 22 – 25, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Christmas in July

July 6-9, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Make It! Build It! Shape It!

July 13-16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Also check out their website for Backyard Studio ZOOM options!

www.theartfactoryswla.com, 

337-602-6975


DR. FRANCIS G. BULBER YOUTH ORCHESTRA 

Mid-Summer Music Madness

Classes offered in Violin, Cello, Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Ukulele

July 6-10 and July 13-17

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

McNeese State University

Ages 7-18

fgbyo.com, 337-582-2466

(TENTATIVE, PLEASE CONFIRM)


THE CHILDREN’S THEATRE COMPANY 

Extreme Theatre

June 15 - 19, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 pm

Ages 8-18   $150


Wild Things

July 7-July 9, 10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Ages 5-8   $65


Kidz In Showbiz

July 27-31

Ages 5-8: 10:00-11:15 a.m.

Ages 9-18: 10:00 a.m.-noon   $85

To register, www.childrenstheatre.cc, 

337-433-7323


Sports and Fitness


THE STABLES AT LE BOCAGE 

Horsemanship camps for beginner, intermediate & advanced students

www.thestablesatlebocage.com, 337-905-5867


JUSTIN HILL BASEBALL YOUTH CAMPS at McNeese State University

All Skill Levels for All Age Groups

Hitting, Pitching, Base Running, Fielding & More!

www.cowboybaseballcamp.com, 

Cowboybaseballcamp@gmail.com


LAKE CHARLES YACHT CLUB 

Beginner sailing lessons

June 1-5, 5:30-7:30 

(weather permitting and assuming the stay-at-home order is lifted)

Free for ages 12 and above

Bring your own life jacket

Located at far west end of North Beach

Contact Sheron Faulk at Ship to Shore to register 

sfaulk@shiptoshoreco.com, 337-474-0730


Classes for Older Kids


Education is not only for youth! McNeese State University’s Leisure Learning Office offers 300 courses online, from Accounting and ACT Prep to Photography and PowerPoint. Upgrade your job skills, forge a new career path, or explore an area of interest from home. 


For more information about courses and costs or to register, 

visit www.mcneese.edu/leisure or www.ed2go.com/mcneese.

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