There are two more chances to sign up for Swamp School – a popular summer camp option that usually sells out in minutes.
“It’s pretty easily the most popular camp option that we offer,” St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Director Duane Foret said. “It gives kids an opportunity to get outdoors and also has an educational component to it. They learn why it’s important to preserve the coastline, to canoe, to throw a cast net, how to use a bow and arrow and animal identification. Here in St. Charles Parish we’re blessed with so many natural resources and this camp really gives kids insight into what they can enjoy going forward.”
Registration for the popular week-long outdoor camp started March 4. The first two sessions are already full, and registration for the other two camp sessions will be held this month. The camp costs $200 per child, and all registrations will open online at midnight (12 a.m.) at scpparksandrec.com. Campers will be registered on a first come, first served basis.
Registration for session three – which will be held July 17 – July 21 – will open March 18. Registration for session four – which will be held July 24 – July 28 – will open March 25.
All sessions of the camp will be located at Wetland Watchers Park in Norco, and children ages 8-12 are invited to attend to develop an appreciation for the natural world through a balance of educational and entertaining outdoor adventures.
Campers must bring a bag lunch, full water bottle and snack, closed-toe tennis shoes, raincoat, sunscreen and bug spray to camp. No electronics are allowed.
For more information on Swamp School, including the daily schedule, visit swampschool.net. Swamp School is one of six summer programs offered by the Department of Parks and Recreation. The full slate of summer programming includes Ochsner Sports Agility Clinic, Summer Basketball Camp, Summer Baseball Camp, Summer Flag Football Camp, Summer Softball Camp and Swamp School.