Just as you need to get your child on the nursery school wait list in utero, you’ve got to start making summer camp decisions in February/March. When my first daughter came of summer camp age, a wise mom warned me of this and I poo-poo’d her. And as Julia Roberts said to the snobby ladies at that fancy Beverly Hills boutique…
“Big mistake… BIG.”
I scrambled and squeezed her into one of the few camps that took two year olds. Things don’t really get good until age three, so if you’re a parent looking for some fun for your littlest one, might I recommend you make some quick decisions before there’s no more room at the Inn?
To help you narrow the choices… and there are a lot of them, download the nolaParent 2013 List of Camps using the form below. There is something for everyone. Again, I can’t stress enough how important it is to register for camp early. These places book up so quickly and it is a loooooong summer.
Special Need Summer Camps
For those looking for summer camps for children/youth with special care needs, Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana published a list of summer camp resources and The Child Life Department at Children’s Hospital New Orleans developed a summer camp, adaptive sports, and accessible recreation resource guide for children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in Louisiana, which also includes national camp programs.
Hope this helps!