Summer Camps

Kids and scientist look at fish and crabs

Junior Master Naturalist Camp at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center includes hands-on work with scientists who are studying Gulf of Mexico species crucial to Louisiana's economy and ecosystems.

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve will offer day camps at many of its sites in summer 2016. 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.


Junior Master Naturalist Camp and Wetlands Camp at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux - Camps feature outdoor activities, nature crafts, hands-on experiments, music, games, and cultural explorations. Camps are funded in part by the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program and the Louisiana Science Teachers Association. Registration begins Monday, February 8; register in person at the center, located at 314 Saint Mary Street in Thibodaux. Center hours are open Monday-Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The center is also open 8:00 -11:00 a.m. on Farmers Market Saturdays (call the center for dates). The center is closed on Tuesday, February 9, for Mardi Gras, and on Monday, February 15, for Presidents' Day. For more information, call the center at 985-448-1375.

  • Junior Master Naturalist Camp June 6-10 ages 13-17 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. $150.00 supply and material fee
  • Wetlands Camp June 13-17 ages 9-12 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $60.00 supply and material fee
  • Wetlands Camp June 20-24 ages 9-12 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $60.00 supply and material fee
  • Wetlands Camp June 27-July 1 ages 7-9 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. $30.00 supply and material fee

Information on camps at other Jean Lafitte sites coming soon!

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