Summer Camps

Ranger shows campers a lubber grasshopper
Jean Lafitte summer campers explore Louisiana history, nature, and culture through activities, field trips, and hands-on fun!

Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve will offer day camps at many of its sites in summer 2018. 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.

Wetlands Camp at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux - Campers discover Louisiana's wetlands through outdoor activities, nature crafts, hands-on experiments, music, games, and cultural explorations. Campers may sign up for only one camp session and must be the minimum or maximum age by the first day of their camp session. Registration is first-come, first-served, and camp fee must be paid when registering. Register in person at the center, located at 314 Saint Mary Street in Thibodaux. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 1. The center is open Monday-Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Wednesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. For more information, call the center at 985-448-1375.

  • June 4-8 ages 9-12 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $60.00 supply and material fee SORRY---THIS CAMP IS FULL
  • June 11-15 ages 9-12 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $60.00 supply and material fee SORRY---THIS CAMP IS FULL
  • June 18-22 ages 7-9 9:00 a.m.-noon $30.00 supply and material fee SORRY---THIS CAMP IS FULL
  • June 25-29 ages 9-12 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. $60.00 supply and material fee SORRY---THIS CAMP IS FULL
  • July 30-August 3 ages 6-8 9:00 a.m.-noon $25.00 supply and material fee SORRY---THIS CAMP IS FULL


Culture Camp at the Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette -Through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and programs by master artisans, campers will explore the National Park Service, become a Junior Ranger, learn to make old-time toys, take a hike at Indian Bayou, make coiled clay pots as the American Indians did, experience Cajun and zydeco music, explore folklore through storytelling, and investigate south Louisiana's rich and varied cultures. Field trips will be part of the fun for campers 9-11. Camp registration is now underway and is limited to 20 campers per session on a first-come, first-served basis. Camper registration is not guaranteed until application and fee are received at the center; fee payment is by check or cash only (no credit cards). The center is located at 501 Fisher Road in Lafayette; hours are Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon. Follow the link for the camp application; for more information, call 337-232-0789 ext. 201.

  • June 4-8 ages 6-8 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 supply and material fee
  • June 11-15 ages 9-11 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $60 supply and material fee
  • June 18-22 ages 9-11 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $60 supply and material fee
  • June 25-29 ages 6-8 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 supply and material fee


Junior Ranger Camp at the Barataria Preserve in Marrero - Explore, learn, and protect the Louisiana wetlands! Through hands-on science experiments, art projects, and trail hikes, campers will explore the preserve wetlands, learn about national parks, and find out how to protect the swamp critters that call the preserve home. Registration begins Saturday, April 7, at 8:00 a.m. in the Barataria Preserve Visitor Center. Camper registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not guaranteed until application and fee are received at the center; fee payment is by check or cash only (no credit cards). Applications accepted in-person only on Saturday, April 7; YOU MAY NOT BRING APPLICATIONS FOR MULTIPLE FAMILIES THIS YEAR. After April 7, you may mail applications and check payments to the Barataria Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero LA 70072. The visitor center is open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Follow the link for the camp application. For more information, call 504-689-3690 ext. 10.

  • June 4-8 ages 6-8 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $25 supply and material fee. SORRY---THIS CAMP IS FULL.
  • June 11-15 ages 6-8 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $25.supply and material fee. SORRY---THIS CAMP IS FULL.
  • June 18-22 ages 9-11 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $50 supply and material fee. SORRY---THIS CAMP IS FULL.
  • June 25-29 ages 9-11 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $50 supply and material fee. SORRY---THIS CAMP IS FULL.
Wetlands Explorer Camp at the Barataria Preserve in Marrero - What's in the water? Camp explorers will be working to answer this question through activities like water quality monitoring, excursions into the marsh, and working with park researchers to learn more about water, the preserve’s most dynamic substance. Please note that campers will spend several hours at a time either outside or on a boat and cannot return early from activities. Your camper must be able to stay with the larger group for the duration of each activity. Registration begins Saturday, April 7, at 8:00 a.m. in the Barataria Preserve Visitor Center. Camper registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is not guaranteed until application and fee are received at the center; fee payment is by check or cash only (no credit cards). Applications accepted in-person only on Saturday, April 7; YOU MAY NOT BRING APPLICATIONS FOR MULTIPLE FAMILIES THIS YEAR. After April 7, you may mail applications and check payments to the Barataria Preserve, 6588 Barataria Blvd., Marrero LA 70072. The visitor center is open 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Follow the link for the camp application. For more information, call 504-689-3690 ext. 10.
  • July 10-14 ages 12-14 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $75 supply and material fee. SORRY---THIS CAMP IS FULL.


Camp Bonjour at the Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice - Campers will explore the Cajun, Creole, and Native American cultures and history of south Louisiana and learn about the National Park Service. Activities include Cajun French and zydeco music and dance, old-fashioned games, storytelling, and hands-on crafts, cooking, and baking. Campers ages 9-12 will take field trips and learn water safety, canoeing, and other outdoor skills from a National Park Service ranger. Register in person at the center, 250 West Park Avenue in Eunice. The center is open Wednesday-Friday 9:30 a.m.--4:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Fee payment is by cash or check only (no credit cards); registration is first-come, first-served, and is not guaranteed until fee is paid. Follow the link for the camp registration. For more information, call the center at 337-457-8499.

  • July 9-13 ages 9-12 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. $60 supply and material fee
  • July 16-20 ages 6-8 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $30 supply and material fee

Last updated: May 8, 2018

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