Camps at LCM
LCM Holiday Camps
Join us this holiday season as we offer our very first camps at our new home in City Park. We have so much to offer in our three camp sessions. Each camp session has a unique theme and provides a chance to explore the museum in a new and investigative way!
November Camp - November 25 - 27, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Camp Theme: Empathy
(4 to 5) - Sold Out 11/26
(6 to 8) - Sold Out
In November we will learn about empathy through an up-close investigation of nature. Campers will study the micro-ecosystems of live oak trees, the oldest living organisms in LCM’s new home of City Park. We will study the plants and animals who depend on, and contribute to, the lives of these magnificent, iconic trees. Throughout daily investigations, in addition to guided museum explorations, campers will explore habitats and learn what plants and animals need to survive, including the role of humans in protecting and preserving balances found in nature.
Winter Camp Session I - December 23, 26 and 27, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Camp Theme: Community
Camp Age: (4 to 5) and (6 to 8)
Growing, caring, and sharing in a community is an essential part of forming our children’s identity. What better way to gather in a community than sitting around a table with the people that you love eating a delicious meal? Food is an essential “ingredient” in helping to form and facilitate a healthy and sustainable community. Through our three day camp, children will be able to explore what it means to live in a community through the context of food. How is food grown in a community? How does it reach our plates? How do we prepare and cook food in a community setting? How does sharing food in a community not only provide nourishment to others but ourselves as well? Each day we will investigate how food is grown, prepared, and shared in a community through guided museum explorations and facilitated activities. In this camp, children will be engaging in both hands-on activities in the garden and cooking workshops that will allow them to gain a deeper understanding of the role that food plays in creating community.
December Camp II - December 30, January 2 and 3, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Camp Theme: Resilience
Camp Age: (4 to 5) and (6 to 8)
In December we will investigate the question, “What does my resilient city need?” We will focus on how to care for and manage water in our city to insure a resilient future. Resilience is crucial to a happy vibrant community. Whether it is Lake Pontchartrain, the Mississippi River or the Gulf of Mexico, you don’t have to look far to find water in our city. As a city surrounded by water, New Orleans faces unique challenges. Through hands-on activities and guided museum exploration campers will learn about pollution, water management and designing a resilient community that works with water instead of fighting against it!
Morning Literacy (7:30am to 9:00am) - Available to add on with purchase of any camp day
Extended Enrichment (3:00pm to 5:30pm) - Available to add on with purchase of any camp day.
Single Camp Day Member........................$50/day
Single Camp Day Non-Member...............$60/day
Morning Literacy Member.......................$10/day
Morning Literacy Non-Member..............$12/day
Extended Enrichment Member...............$15/day
Extended Enrichment Non-Member.......$18/day
Daily rates include a healthy morning snack for all campers, and an additional healthy snack for extended enrichment participants.