Spring Break & Summer Camps
Camp J — Splash into Summer
Camp friends are forever friends. Splash into summer at Camp J at the Jewish Community Center, June 7 – August 6! There are many reasons to send your kiddos to camp this summer!
Camp J offers weekly traditional camp for Kindergarten through 10th grade. Campers will participate in games and sports, dance, arts and crafts, science and nature, swimming, drama, Israeli culture, music and more! Swim lessons are provided to children Kindergarten through 3rd grade and all campers get free swim daily.
Camp J also offers weekly specialty camps. From sports to cooking, STEAM camps and more, there is something for every camper, at every age. Register for the transformative Camp J experience campers remember for the rest of their lives. At Camp J, children will learn, discover, grow, have fun and make lifelong friendships! Camp friends are forever friends! Sign your kids up for Camp J today at jcclouisvillecamp.org.
Camp Palawopec is a good old-fashioned fun camp in the hills of Brown County, Indiana. Activities include swimming, mountain biking, canoing, soccer, basketball, climbing, campfires every night, Indian lore, crafts, horses, archery, etc. Great summer fun in a relaxed outdoor setting. One staff for every three campers.
Ages: 8 – 15 years:
One week session = $895
Two week session = $1695
Three week session = $2495
Four week session = $3295
Coed sessions: May 30-June 5, June 6-12, July 11-17, July 18-24, July 25-31
Boys session: June 13-19, June 20-26
Girls session: July 27-July 3, July 4-10
The Gardner School
The Gardner School of Louisville offers a 10-week summer camp for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Camp Gardner immerses your child in learning with S.T.E.A.M. activities, weekly themes, outdoor play, and more!
For more information, visit The Gardner School of Louisville.
The Louisville Zoo
The WILDEST camps in town are at the Louisville Zoo!
Wild Lights Spring Break Camp
Date: March 29-April 2
Cost: $350 Members / $375 Non-Members
Ages: 8-10 year olds
This week we’ll shine a light on lanterns! Campers will explore the zoo throughout the week to discover the processes of illumination and learn about the real-life animal counterparts that inspired the Zoo’s Wild Lights exhibit. As a part of their week, campers will construct their own Asian lantern and will receive the special opportunity to display it during our Wild Lights event! Camp cost includes admission for 1 adult to visit Wild Lights to see their child’s lantern display. Info and registration at LouisvilleZoo.org/camps.
Oldham County Schools Arts Center
Summer Camps in Theatre, Visual Arts, Music and Dance
New camps every week!
June 7 – July 30
Are you hoping to improve your acting, auditioning, or musical theatre skills? Would you like to dance to tunes from your favorite Disney princess movie or bring your favorite American Girl doll to art camp? Do you prefer to explore painting, mixed media or clay sculpting? Dream of playing a new instrument? Summer is a great time to try something new, improve a skill and have a fun time with some newly made friends! You can do it all with over 35 camps for ages 4-18! Most camps are half-day which can be combined to create a full day camp experience. Ballet/Tap classes and private music/voice lessons are also available.
Please call the Arts Center at 502-241-6018 for more information or visit www.ocsartscenter.org for a complete listing of camps and to register online.
Whet Your Palette
We are in our 9th year of camp and are excited to focus on five more unique artists to our summer camp this year. Along with our camp favorites, we have added some new camp themes and five new artists!
2021 Art Camp Themes:
• Art From the Kitchen
• Cats, Dogs And All Things Pets
• Disney Heroes
• Garden Party
• Messy Slimy
• Music Time
• Music Time
• Patterns on Patterns
• Star Wars
• Vacation Time
• Video Game Adventure
Multiple camp themes all summer.
WHEN: Starts May 24th. 9:30-11, 11:30-2, 2:30-5
AGES: Age groups 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.
COST: Starts at $95/week or $25/day Combine for all-day experience.
Discounts for siblings and all day camping. Space is limited. Register early!
WhetYourPalette.com | 502.438.8865
YMCA Camp Piomingo
This summer, kids need camp like never before. At YMCA Camp Piomingo they will be able to unplug to reconnect, with nature and each other.
YMCA Camp Piomingo is the region’s premiere overnight camp for kids ages 7-16. Campers share outdoor adventures and experience fun activities like high ropes, the zip line, horseback riding and swimming in our awesome aquatics center. Our experienced and high-energy staff help campers gain self-esteem, make new friends and develop interpersonal and leadership skills. Safety has always been, and will remain, our first priority. We will be following guidelines established by the CDC, American Camp Association, and local health experts to keep your children and our staff safe throughout the summer.
Visit us online at ymcacamppiomingo.org or call 502.942.2616 to reserve your bunk today! The Y is for everyone.
Financial assistance is available.
YMCA Summer Day Camps
YMCA Summer Day Camps offer a powerful learning environment and can be a place where a child’s social education and independence grow. Kids have the opportunity to try new activities and when they succeed — they build self-esteem and confidence. The Y provides physical activity, fun in nature, arts and crafts, swimming and much more!
Campers are challenged and encouraged by nurturing, caring staff, who practice the Y’s Character Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility. We will be following guidelines to keep your children and our staff healthy and safe throughout the summer.
Visit ymcalouisville.org to read more about our protocols.
The Y is for everyone. Financial assistance is available.
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