Online registration for Swamp School, the popular summer camp offered by the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation, will begin March 10.
According to its website, Swamp School helps participants develop an appreciation for the natural world through a balance of educational and entertaining outdoor adventures, including canoeing, creative activities and field games.
There will be three Swamp School sessions offered throughout the summer. Session one will take place June 1 – June 5, and registration will open March 10. Session two will run through June 8 – June 12, with registration opening March 11. Session three will take place July 20 – 24, with registration opening March 12. All registrations will open online at midnight on the selected dates.
“Swamp School sells out the fastest of all of our camps,” Samantha de Castro, Director of Communications for St. Charles Parish, said. “It always sells out every year and sells out quickly.”
All sessions, open to campers 8 – 12 years old, will take place Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. The fee for Swamp School is $200 per session. The camp is held at the Wetlands Watchers Park, located at 1650 Lower Guide Levee Road in Norco.
Destrehan resident Jenny Bouler, who has had four out of her five sons attend the camp, said her fifth son is excited to be old enough to attend this year.
“For my older set of twins, we had heard about some of the activities that go on there, and it sounded like something that they would like but hadn’t necessarily had a lot of experience with,” Bouler said. “I saw the pictures on Facebook of all of the kids doing the various activities and knew it was something they would love so we signed them up the next summer. The next two were begging to go as soon as they were old enough so it was a no brainer, and they have all loved their experiences there.”
Organizers say Swamp School registration is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis via online registration, and emphasize that attending swamp school in the past does not guarantee your child a spot. Each session is capped at 56 campers.
Due to limited spots, organizers said participants will not be able to share or sell registration to another camper. In the event a camper can no longer attend camp, the camper will be removed from the session and the online registration link will open up with one spot available and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information and registration links, please visit this link.