Making new friends, having fun, getting to experience new things, and learning to swim are things I will remember fondly about summer. What better places to make awesome memories than Summer Camp and Swimming LessonsHowever, as a parent, if you’re anything like me, a DIY summer always sounds like a great plan, until about, well, now. No matter how many activities we do or how much we splash around in the water at home, it just doesn’t cut it some days.

Maybe you are rethinking the entire DIY summer plan. Maybe you decided it is time to get your kids swimming lessons because it is the #1 leading cause of unintentional death in children ages 1-4. Could it be you just forgot to register the kids for camp or swim lessons earlier? Don’t have time to look for camps with open availabilities? (Seriously, don’t feel bad, these are all things I do as well.) 

Whatever the reason, it’s time to let them make their own memories. And guess what? Worry no more and look no further, because we have created a list just for you! With a special thanks to and help from our sponsors below, here are their amazing Summer Camps and Swimming Lessons in New Orleans with Last Minute Openings. 

Big Easy Sportsplex

Located at 800 Webb St. in New Orleans, Volleyball Skills & Performance Camp will be held July 3rd-July 24th, Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday for boys and girls ages 7-14, hosted by Lauren Levy. Campers will be evaluated based on performance and can move back and forth between beginner and advanced levels for optimal skill development. You can expect everything from basic fundamentals to passing techniques and team play concepts. Have fun while improving all around skills as well as building self confidence. Learn more about Big Easy Sportsplex 

Little Fins Swim Academy

Located at 329 Colonial Club Dr. in Harahan, Little Fins Swim Academy offers classes of 1-3 students per trained instructor. They provide a fun and productive environment for ages 8 months through adults to learn. Their creative and assertive team takes pride in their ability to make well trained, competent swimmers out of their wonderful and willing students.

LA Spirit

Located at 5600 Jefferson Hwy., Bldg W2, Ste 260 in New Orleans, LA Spirit Cheer Camp is July 9th-July 13th & August 6th- August 10th from 8:30am-3pm. The Louisiana Spirit team provides knowledgeable and passionate programs for boys and girls ages 3-18 giving them the best experience from the USASF Certified staff members. Teaching the value of teamwork, commitment and hard work, camp will touch on cheers, chants, jumps, games, stunts, tumbling, dress up days, movies, snacks and performances on Fridays! Free Cheer Shirt included.

New Orleans JCC

Located at 3747 W. Esplanade Ave. in Metairie, The New Orleans JCC has been providing children ages 3+ with camps and opportunities to enrich and enlighten their minds and bodies for years in our community. We have programs for every interest ranging from art, drama and music to to cooking, science and swimming instruction. We take pride in meeting the ever changing needs of children while creating a fun and safe environment.

The Studio School of Dance:

Located at 3116 N. Arnoult Rd., Ste N in Metairie, the team at The Studio School of Dance utilizes dance to create a foundation for success in life. Introduction of positive reinforcement as well as self-discipline instills a lifelong love of dance through the Russian Syllabus. Join workshops promoting excitement and fun all the while adhering to the professionalism of dance in small intimate groups beneficial to students.

Looking for more summer fun? Check out our Summer in New Orleans Guide!