We all know an idle mind is a waste. Do you have plans for your child/children this summer? For the past two years, parents and guardians were faced with finding an answer to that question. It was tough trying to create a plan and have something productive to do for the kids while the pandemic had us all on lockdown.

Haynes, Brandon
Haynes, Brandon

The good news is, that there are a ton of summer activities for the kids to do this year during the 2022 summer months. Most of the area summer camps are during the day and last anywhere from a couple of days, a week to the entire summer. So, this year there are plenty of choices for parents to choose from.

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Getty Images/Mario Tama

attachment-STEM camp (2)CPSB is offering several exploration and learning camps for a variety of age groups including:

Tech Camp


Energy Venture Camp

Astro Camp

In an update, sadly the annual MSU STEM Academy has been canceled due. However, there are amazing learning summer camps being hosted by local organizations, religious groups, and more. Pathways Christian School has many different camps to engage the senses like plant and animal camps.

Haynes, Brandon
Haynes, Brandon

Plus, the City of Lake Charles has several summer camps lined up for low-to-moderate-income households that will take place at local community centers throughout the city such as Bellard Hillcrest Community Center June 13-17, McMillan Community Center June 20-24, Riverside Community Center June 27-July 1  and Lake Charles Boston Region 5 STEM Center July 18-22.

These camps are specifically for students in currently in 3rd or 4th-grade, living inside the City limits of Lake Charles and they must be a member of a low-to-moderate income household. See listings for a few of these camps below!

Branch Out Summer Art Camp Open to children K-8th grade. Imperial Calcasieu Museum (337) 439-3797

Session 1 June 6-10
Session 2 June 13-17
Session 3 June 20-24
Session 4 June 27-July 1

Pathways Christian School Summer Camps - (337) 515-1994 Open to kids K-7th grade

Herp Camp Experience the world of reptiles and amphibians. From June 20-24. Starts daily from 8:45am-noon, before and aftercare available.

Spy CampScience & art campers learn to crack codes, dust for fingerprints, and become masters of disguise. Starts June 27-July 1 8:45am-noon, before and aftercare available.

Around the World in Five Days
Experience world cultures through cooking, art, and games while being introduced to some of the unique customs and geography which make our world an incredible place to live. Beginning July 11 and ending July 15 from 8:45am-noon each day, before and aftercare available.

Time Travelers
Jump back into the Middle Ages as we construct castles out of Rice Krispies, build a catapult, create ink from berries, and learn about life and history in Medieval Europe. Camp begins July 18 through July 22, from 8:45am-noon, before and aftercare available.

Mad Science
Grab your white lab coat and safety glasses! Kids will get to experience hands-on science as they learn about the building blocks of matter. Camp starts July 25 through July 29 and begins at 8:45 am, ending at noon daily. Before and aftercare available.


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