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    Jean Lafitte

    National Historical Park and Preserve Louisiana

Summer Camps

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Campers at the Barataria Preserve can explore Louisiana's wetlands with park rangers and scientists.

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve will offer day camps at most of its sites in summer 2015. Through games, crafts, mini-workshops with local artisans, hikes, and hands-on activities, campers will explore the cultural diversity that influences life in south Louisiana as well as local land and ecology. Camp sessions at Jean Lafitte sites will be added below as information becomes available.

Junior Ranger Camps at the Barataria Preserve in Marrero - Campers ages 6-11 can join the park rangers to discover how our wetlands work. The theme for summer 2015 is "Vanishing Vistas: How Can I Help Save Our Wetlands?" Through hands-on science and art projects, trail walks, and games, Junior Rangers will learn how they can help protect our special environments. Registration begins Saturday, March 28, at 9:30 a.m. at the Barataria Preserve Visitor Center, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 504-689-3690 ext. 10. Do not send applications or checks before that date; they will not be accepted. Application for all four Junior Ranger camps is here. Applications are also available at the preserve visitor center. Camps are presented in partnership with the Barataria-Terrbonne National Estuary Program.

  • Junior Ranger Camp session #1 June 1-5 ages 6-8 $25.00 supply and material fee
  • Junior Ranger Camp session #2 June 8-12 ages 6-8 $25.00 supply and material fee
  • Junor Ranger Camp session #3 June 15-19 ages 9-11 $55.00 supply and material fee
  • Junior Ranger Camp session #4 June 22-26 ages 9-11 $55.00 supply and material fee

Wetlands Explorers Camp at the Barataria Preserve in Marrero - Grab your waders and microscopes: it's time for the fourth annual Wetlands Explorers Camp. Campers ages 12-14 will join park rangers and park scientists as they go "off trail" to explore the Barataria Preserve in greater depth. Campers will canoe, participate in hands-on research and service projects, and learn about current challenges facing the preserve and the wetlands across south Louisiana. Registration begins Saturday, March 28, at 9:30 a.m. at the Barataria Preserve Visitor Center, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 504-689-3690 ext. 10. Do not send applications or checks before that date; they will not be accepted. Application for Wetlands Explorers camp is here. Applications are also available at the preserve visitor center. Camps are presented in partnership with the Barataria-Terrbonne National Estuary Program.

  • Wetlands Explorers Camp July 6-10 ages 12-14 $55.00 supply and material fee

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