Family First: Summer Camp 2021 Preview

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – March is just a few days away and before you know it, summer time will be here. That means it’s time to think about safe and fun summer camps for your kids.

“If you’re comfortable with it as a parent, I think it’s important to get them back doing something,” Angelina Vicknair with Red Stick Mom Blog said.

And just like that, it’s time to register for 2021 summer camps.

“More now than ever spots are going to fill up quickly this year, just given COVID restrictions and smaller groups with fewer counselors, so now is a good time to figure out where you want to go so you don’t have to worry about it last minute.”

There are several options in the greater Baton Rouge area, including full day camps.

“The YMCA, Capital Area, I’ve used that for my children and the Dunham School are both great and you can send your kids all day, and for a working parent it makes it a lot easier. They also do field trips and they mix it up, swimming and doing different things all day long.”

KID-POSSIBLE is another great program with a variety of activities.

“Science, field trips, art and they have no screen time. That’s something that drew me to it and it’s good for parents who don’t want to fight with their kids about screen time.”

If you have a specialized interest in mind, camps focused on individual skills are available.

“There are so many to choose from, so whatever your child is interested in, there’s Valor gymnastics if your child likes that. Baton Rouge music studios, there’s painting and pinot. Piano highway, there are some really great options, so if your child is musically inclined, or athletically inclined or if they just want to get their feet wet and try something different.”

And fans of the outdoors, may find that Camp Istrouma is the right choice.

“This is located in Greenwell Springs, 140 acres, so much room for canoeing and ziplining and activities in the woods, they offer day options and overnights options and a leadership training option to train the kids to learn and grow. A lot of the kids that have been home for school need that interaction because it’s crucial for their development learning.”

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