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UPDATE: Summer camps in Acadiana - 2021

Learn more about summer camp opportunities for your student
Posted at 4:36 PM, Jun 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-22 12:59:42-04

Most summer camps were canceled last year because of the pandemic, but many are back in action this summer.

Here's a list of the camps we've received information about, by parish. If you'd like your camp included, just send us an email with the details to news@katctv.com

IBERIA PARISH

Event: VBS S.O.S.- Seeking Our Savior in 2021
Sponsored by: Kingdom of God Church
Dates: July 5-9, 2021
Time: 5-7:00 pm
Location: St. Julia Empowerment Center, 401 Henkle St., Jeanerette, LA. 70501
Cost: $2 per day
***includes daily lessons, arts & crafts, dinner, games, snacks, and awards
Register virtually: Send an email to: alclarkston@gmail.com or text: 337-258-5311
Register in-person: Sunday, June 27 from 4-6 pm

LAFAYETTE PARISH

The Lafayette Police Department is offering two Junior Police Academy events this summer. The first, in June, is designed for kids ages 10 to 12. The second, in July, is for kids ages 13 to 15.
The program is free.
For more information, including dates and how to sign up, click here.

The Young Leaders of Lafayette Summer Camp will take place at Pa Davis Park and is put on by the Cycle Breakers Coalition.
The first camp session will run from June 7 to July 2 and the second from July 12 to August 6. Camp will take place Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. For details, click here.

Three football camps going on this summer in Acadiana. The first one is June 28-30 from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM at Beaullieu Park, the second is July 12-14 from 9:00 AM -12:00 PM at Broussard Sports Complex, the third is July 19-21 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM at Beaullieu Park. The camp will be taught by certified coaches and will focus on football skills development and training. The cost is $150.00. Those interested can register at www.gridironfb.com. Questions can be directed to Derek Landry at dlandry@griditonfb.com or Justin Gibbs at jgibbs@gridironfb.com.

Camp Unique Registration Open

Registration is now open for the D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana's Camp Unique.

Camp Unique, a camp for individuals with special needs, will be held July 12-16 for ages 5-13 and July 19-23 for ages 14 & up.

Registration is $75. This year's theme is "Survivor" and sessions will be held at LARC's Acadian Village from 9am to 12pm.

Campers will participate in activities such as art, fitness, karaoke, music & dance as well as getting a Camp Unique t-shirt and a snack everyday!

“The participants in our annual camp have formed lifelong friendships and gained a sense of pride and independence because they see other individuals with unique abilities and it puts them in their comfort zone,” commented D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation Executive Director Donielle Watkins.

The registration form for Camp Unique can be found on the D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana website: www.dreamsfoundationaca.org.
Volunteers are also needed. Those interested in volunteering, can complete an application on the DREAMS website under the “Volunteer” tab.

A background check is required for all volunteer applicants.

ST. MARTIN PARISH
Summer camps are happening in Breaux Bridge, starting in June at Teche Center for the Arts. Registration is open now and parents can go to http://techecenterforthearts.com [techecenterforthearts.com] to register their children.
The offerings include:
Cajun & Zydeco Dance for Kids with Ashley Dugas July 12-14, 8-noon (includes daily snack) $100.00 per child
Percussion Mini-Camp with Brazos Huval, Kevin Dugas, and Gary Usie July 31, 8-3p.m. (Snack provided. Bring bag lunch) $ 85.00 per child.
“Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie, File Gumbo” Cajun Cooking with cookbook author and Breaux Bridge resident, Debbie Gauthier July 21-23, 8-noon (includes daily snack) $100.00 per child*
For details on each camp, go here.