Summer is the best time to get the kids out of the house and really explore the outdoors. Here is a list of six fun adventures you can take this summer in New Orleans sponsored by the East Jefferson YMCA Summer Camp. These are sure to keep your explorers entertained! Be sure to pack the sunscreen and bug spray.

Go Camping

Camp in a tent! Kids love to sleep outdoors. Being out of your comfort zone is exciting. If being away from the comforts of home isn’t your jam, pop up the tent in the backyard.

Create an obstacle course

 Grab chairs, boxes, sprinklers, balls, hula hoops, bubbles and anything else you can grab. Show the kids how to do it by going through it yourself. They will love watching you dip and dive through the course. Once they get tired of running through, let them take turns designing a new course!

Visit a local farm

One of our favorites is Sugar Roots Farm. There are lots of animals for the kids to view and some to pet. We also enjoyed going to Grow Dat. This is a produce garden. They both have self-directed tours that are open to the public on Saturdays. Plan about 30 minutes for Grow Dat and at least an hour for Sugar Roots.

Paint A Summer Scene

Watch a sunrise or sunset and paint! Pick up a canvas and paint at a local store and let them paint the scenery. After it dries, hang it up at home. The canvas makes an easy display!

Go On A Hike

Take a hike! Use our scavenger hunt to collect some fun outdoor finds. Later, have them use the new treasures to make a nature collage. The Audubon Nature Center is a great place to do this! Click picture to download scavenger hunt! 

Summertime Outdoor Adventures

Go To Summer Camp at the East Jefferson YMCA

Summer camp isn’t only fun but it’s also a great way to have a summer adventure.

The East Jefferson YMCA summer camp program is an exciting 11-week program. Parents can sign their children up from anywhere to one week to all eleven! Each week has a unique theme, and campers will have a great time playing games and doing fun activities. Additionally, and for no extra cost, the children will go on two field trips, participate in fun STEM activities, swim, and receive a healthy lunch and snack. Camp is facilitated by a group of highly trained counselors who are all CPR and First Aid certified and who are dedicated to making each week a safe and fun experience for each child.

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Six Fun Adventures You Can Take This Summer In New Orleans