St. Charles Parish Announces Summer Camp Collaboration with Kidcam Camps

Published 10:40 am Friday, February 16, 2024

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LULING, La. — The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation has partnered with Kidcam Camps to offer a dynamic summer camp experience at Lakewood Elementary School, promising a blend of fun, fitness, and creativity for children aged 5 to 13. This partnership marks a significant stride towards enriching the summer experiences of local youth, with activities scheduled from May 28 through July 26.

Under the theme “Camping through the Decades,” the camp celebrates Kidcam Camps’ 50th anniversary by taking participants on a nostalgic journey through time. Campers can look forward to a diverse array of activities including sports, creative arts, STEM, and team-building games, aimed at fostering friendships and igniting a spirit of adventure.

Duane Foret, Director of the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, highlighting its importance in providing a fulfilling summer option for children after recent challenges. “This collaboration with Kidcam Camps is a testament to our commitment to delivering a memorable summer filled with joy and camaraderie to our community’s youth,” Foret said.

Melissa Conner, President & CEO of Kidcam Camps, also shared her excitement about bringing the camp’s longstanding tradition of summer fun to St. Charles Parish. “For half a century, Kidcam Camps has been a beacon of summer spirit for communities across the southeast. We’re delighted to partner with St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation to create lasting memories and enrich the lives of even more children,” Conner stated.

Early Registration and Discounts

Parents are encouraged to secure spots for their children by March 31 to benefit from early registration discounts at A non-refundable registration fee applies, with discounts available for St. Charles Parish residents using specific checkout codes.

Financial Assistance

The camp offers a limited number of scholarships for families in need. For scholarship details, interested parties should contact the United Way of St. Charles.

For more information on the summer camp and other upcoming recreational opportunities, visit the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation’s website or follow their social media channels.

About Timothy Holdiness

Timothy Holdiness is a native of Louisiana and has been published in several state, national and international publications. He has earned two undergraduate degrees in Biology, most recently from Northwestern State University in 2022. Notably, Holdiness was the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist United States Champion in PowerPoint 2010.

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