Louisville's Ultimate Summer Camps Guide 2017!

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We are building our Ultimate Summer Camps Guide for you!  If you know of a great summer camp that might like to be included in this list, please have them email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !  


Presented by All About Kids and Park Community

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All About Kids

At All About Kids, camps are high-energy, all-day fun that’s far from ordinary. Don’t worry about your kids sitting around and watching TV all summer – here they’ll b2ap3_thumbnail_aak2017sc.jpginteract with other children, play games, learn skills and enjoy different camp themes each week.  Camps are for boys and girls ages 4 and up.  Our caring staff will nurture your child through days and weeks of camp fun (choose from individual days or full weeks)! Each day features swimming (ages 6 and up), Open Gym, instructed classes in gymnastics, martial arts, dance and tumbling (classes vary each day), outside playtime (weather permitting), arts and crafts and more! 


Hours: 9am-5pm

Early drop off (8am) and late pick up (6pm) options available

($6 each, per child, per day)



1 day: $49

2 days: $98

3 days: $145

4 days: $189

Full week: $199


*Special: 20% discount on all campers registered by May 12!  
**20% sibling discount on additional siblings only if registered after May 12

To Register: http://allaboutkids.cc/camps/




The J Summer Camp b2ap3_thumbnail_jcc2017.jpg

Take an Adventure Through Time with The J Summer Camp where there is something for every child. We off traditional camp for children 2 years through 10th grade with arts & crafts, sports, free swim, swim lessons and more!  We believe that all campers can participate, all campers can succeed and all campers can make a new friend. Our Yachad program integrates children with special needs fully in our regular program. We also offer a special unit for preschoolers transitioning into Kindergarten.

Dates/Times: Weekly, June 5-August 11. Camp runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with extended day options available.

Cost: varies based on camps $226-$332/week

Location: 3600 Dutchmans Lane

Where to Register: www.jcclouisvillecamp.org




Snapology b2ap3_thumbnail_Full-Logo_white-outline.jpg

Bring STEAM to life using LEGO® bricks, technology and other engaging tools! Snapology programs provide a fun and safe environment for children ages 4-14 to learn about robotics, programming, animation, engineering, video game design, science and more. We’ve scheduled many of our most popular programs, including: GameBots Robotics, Star Wars Movie Making, Video Game Design, KinderRobotics, Amusement Park Adventure, Space Wars Robotics, FIRST® LEGO® League Junior and many more!

Dates/Times/Location/ Cost: For summer 2017, we’re offering over 30 camps at three different locations: St. Matthews Community Center, Sayers Classical Academy and First Baptist Church of Middletown. Depending upon the location, camps are 1, 4 or 5 days long, and start at $59. ***Register for qualifying camps before May 1st and save $25 off tuition.***

Lunch stay, early drop-off and late pick-up are normally available at no additional cost.

Where to Register: https://louisville-ne.snapology.com/camps/




iD Tech Camps b2ap3_thumbnail_ID_Tech_Camps-95eb78585491bdc854bdab7949c78f97.png
iD Tech Camps is our flagship co-ed summer program for ages 7–17, providing a fun, well-balanced learning experience at over 150 top campuses nationwide. With over 235,000 students enrolled since 1999, we’re the world’s #1 summer tech program, with many students and summer staff members returning year after year.

Courses at iD Tech Camps are divided by age so kids and teens enjoy appropriate subject matter, pacing, and off-computer activities. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a tech-pro-in-the-making, iD Tech Camps is the ideal blend of STEM learning and traditional summer camp fun. You’ll get a taste of collegiate life, meet new friends, and build awesome tech skills with only 8 students per instructor. Join the iD Tech Camps community and do something BIG this summer! Day and overnight options available.
Dates/Times: Runs from 6/12/2017-7/14/2017. Weekly enrollment 
Location: University of Louisville-Shelby Campus




YMCA SUMMER DAY CAMPb2ap3_thumbnail_0000YMCA-Day--Piomingo-Ad-275x275-TMN-vf_20170329-152925_1.jpg

Summer is a time for great adventures! At the Y, campers will discover a sense of accomplishment and belonging, while staying active and engaged. One week or the whole summer, your child will build confidence and friendships in an enriching environment. We offer a full day of exciting activities for ages 3 – 16 including field trips, swimming, sports, games and plenty of fun. Staff focus on safety and helping children thrive, while modeling our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility

Register online at ymcalouisville.org by April 15 and save! Use promo code: SAVE25


Dates/Times: May 30 – August 15 (may vary by location)

Cost: Rates vary by location. Financial assistance is available.

Location: Over 30 locations in Jefferson, Bullitt, Clark, Floyd and Oldham counties

Where to Register: ymcalouisville.org or any local YMCA





Whet Your Palette Summer Art Campsb2ap3_thumbnail_MKIOcwiX_400x400.png


This summer we invite you to join us on an artistic adventure as we explore some of our favorite things in new and exciting ways! Back by popular demand, our popular Messy Camp, Star Wars and Fairy Art Camps are all back! We’ll be creating things that glow... Lightsabers, stone fairy houses, wands, tiny fairies. Our witches and wizards, in Harry Potter camp will create handmade wands and potions! Also this year, My Little Pony, Animals, Just Paint!, Boxes & Bowls, Oils, Sculpture, Large Mixed Media and more. Our fun and talented staff will guide your young ones to discover their inner artist at our Art House.


Dates/Times: Every week beginning May 29. 12 camps offered per week at 8:00-10:30, 12:00-2:00 and 2:30-5:00.
Cost: $95, $125, $225, (30% off for all day. 10% off for siblings.)
Location: 1415 Evergreen Rd, Louisville, KY 40223
Where to Register: www.WhetYourPalette.com





Spring Swim Camp at Bear Paddle Swim School b2ap3_thumbnail_BPsummer.png

Bear Paddle specializes in swim lessons for children of all ages.

We are dedicated to helping children become safe and confident swimmers!  Offering year round swim lessons, 7 days a week, keeping swim lessons a convenient and consistent part of any family’s routine.


Dates/Times: April 3-7

Cost: $112.50

Location: 2915 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., Louisville, KY 40220

Where to register: http://www.bearpaddle.com/spring-swim-camp-schedule/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BearPaddleKentucky







Camp Shakespeare - When School’s Out, Shakespeare’s In! b2ap3_thumbnail_2017_MommyNest.jpg

Camp Shakespeare creates opportunities for children and teens ages 4-18 to explore the theatre arts through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling, language, and more!


Dates & Costs: Our Camps run for 6 weeks - June 5-July 29

- Groundlings (Ages 4-6)

June 19-23, June 26-30, July 17-21

Cost: Half Day $125 Full Day $195 

- Noblings (Ages 7-10)

June 12-23, June 26-July 7, July 10-21

Cost: $295.00

- Revelers (Ages 11-14)

 June 12-30, July 3-21

Cost: $375.00

- Globe Players (Ages 15-18):

June 19-July 29

Cost: $550.00 

- Clifton Center (ages 7-15)

June 19-30

Cost: $295.00

- Locust Grove

June 5-9

Cost: $195.00

- Frankfort

June 5-16

Cost: $375.00



Main Campus-St. Francis High School-Louisville

Clifton Center-Louisville

Locust Grove-Louisville

Liberty Hall-Frankfort


Register: https://campshakespeare.squarespace.com


Hours of OperationWe are open Monday-Friday and Drop-Off Begins at 8:30am and Pick-Up ends at 4:15pm for all campuses besides Frankfort.  No Camp on July 4th



Zaniac Learning (Hurstbourne) b2ap3_thumbnail_download_20170427-143549_1.png

Comprehensive Curriculum.  Small Class Size.  Experiential Learning

Summer Camp Schedule:

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Main Event Louisville
Kentucky Science Center




Derby Dinner’s Summer Musical Theatre Camp b2ap3_thumbnail_Summer-Camp-Logo.jpg

A one-week performing arts camp for students ages 7-17 exploring drama, music, and dance. Taught by Derby Dinner theatre professionals!


Dates/Times: (5 options) June 19-23; July 17-22; July 24-29; July 31-Aug

5; Aug 7-12

Cost: $175 total

Location: Derby Dinner Playhouse, Clarksville, IN, 47129

Where to Register: www.derbydinner.com/classes








My Gym Louisville Camps b2ap3_thumbnail_MyGymCampLogo2.png

Our Summer Camps are back this year and better than ever! We have 8 exciting theme weeks planned. Each day, we'll incorporate different art projects, games and activities that tie into the camp theme.

Dates/Times: Camps run Monday - Thursday from 1-4pm, for ages 3-7.

Superhero Camp, June 5-8

Frozen Camp, June 12-15

Ninja Turtle Camp, June 19-22

Wild West Camp, July 10-13

Music Camp, July 17-20

Sports Camp, July 24-27

Pirates & Princesses, July 31-Aug 3

Jungle Camp, Aug 7-10

Cost: $100/week or $30/day. Additional siblings $80/week or $20/day.

Location: My Gym Louisville, 11770 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40243

Where to Register: http://www.mygym.com/louisville/articles/2753, or call (502) 614-6001.




Get Outside! Summer Camps b2ap3_thumbnail_Parklands-Logo-hires-01.png

Get Outside at The Parklands of Floyds Fork! Campers in grades K-6 spend their days participating in discovery-based field experiences and science investigations into gardening, art, paddling, hiking, biking, biology and bugs! These full day programs include hands-on classroom activities, field hikes, “Sprayground Wednesdays,” and so much more!

The Parklands Summer Science Camps take place over eight weeks from June through August. Each week includes one camp for campers entering K-3 and one for 4-6 graders. Save when you register by May 5! Parklands Members receive a reduced tuition rate.

Dates/Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Camp dates June - August

Cost: $220 to Parklands Members; $245 to non-members

Location: The Parklands of Floyds Fork

Where to Register: www.theparklands.org/camps

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Parklands-of-Floyds-Fork-145811382098648/?ref=settings



Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium Space Camps b2ap3_thumbnail_ul.png

All aboard our virtual spaceship for out-of-this-world summer camp fun! Kids rocket through space exploring our amazing universe as well as delve into hands-on, engaging activities that spark a life-long love of science and learning. Each camp is structured to appropriately challenge campers, building inquiry and problem-solving skills while helping kids learn to work cooperatively and individually. Telescope building, rocket launching, comet making, astronaut training and designing solar ovens are just a few of the exciting activities in store for the campers.

Dates/Times:  All camps are scheduled as one-week sessions, Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM.

Space Adventure Camp (entering grades 2-4): June 26 – 30 and July 31 – August 4

Space Engineering Camp (entering grades 5-6): June 12 – 16 and July 17 – 21

Space Engineering Camp (entering grades 7-9): June 19 – 23

Cost: $150 GSH&RP Family Member

$180 UofL Affiliates (must have valid UofL ID)

$200 Non-members

Location: Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium

Where to Register: http://louisville.edu/planetarium/kids/summercamps

Facebook: uoflplanetarium/


Club SciKidz b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20170314-125304_1.png

Where Science and Technology Connect!

A science and technology day camp that offers a large variety of camps to pique your young scientist’s interests! Interests which include Video Game Creation, Veterinary Medicine, Paleontology, Engineering, Space, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, LEGO® Robotics and much more for PreK through 8th grade!

Dates/Times:  Week long programs in June and July - 9am – 3pm with before and after care available

Cost: Most camps are $255+

Where to Register: www.clubscikidzkentucky.com

Contact Info: 502-219-2665; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Asia Institute-Crane House STARTALK: Chinese Language Program

Tuition free summer language program focused on providing high quality Chinese language and cultural learning to rising 6th -12th grade students in the Louisville, Kentucky region.

In this 3-week program students are immersed in Chinese language and culture for the duration through projects and group activities. Activities include traditional arts such as paper folding and calligraphy, traditional dances, tai chi, and music. They will also explore contemporary China through its cities, growing economy, environment and the arts. Students will use their own Kentucky heritage as a lens to compare and contrast both cultures. During the course of the program, students learn language and culture, then demonstrate their knowledge in a final program for educators, family and friends.

Dates/Times: June 12 – 30, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday

Cost: Free

Location: Field Elementary School

Where to Register: http://www.cranehouse.org/startalk

(Registration will open in March.) Questions about the program may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Silver Heights Youth Camp

Silver Heights is a Christian camp for kids who are 13-18.  The schedule includes group and breakout lessons and devotional times with Christian teaching.  There is a worship service every evening in our outdoor tabernacle and parents are invited to attend.  There will also be Frisbee Golf, basketball, hiking trails, corn hole and a gaga pit.  Students from Asbury University are the counselors and the kids stay in cabins or a dormitory. 

Dates/Times: June 11-16, 2017.  Arrival is 3pm on June 11 and departure time is June 16 after the evening service.

Cost: Free, but limited to 60 kids.

Location:  501 Camp Avenue, New Albany, Indiana  (15 minutes from downtown Louisville)

Where to Register: call 812-246-6462, Colleen Endres

Website:  www.silverheights.org

Facebook:  Silver Heights Camp & Retreat Center



Windover Farms

Ready for summer??  It's never too early to plan for summer camp. Campers learn about basic horse care and get to ride twice a day. Riding sessions include a trail ride around the farm, gymnastics on horses, mounted games, basics to jumping, obstacle courses and fun riding lessons.  Riding lessons are taught by experienced teaching staff on safe reliable lesson ponies.  Campers also participate in fun crafts and games.

Dates/Times: Camps run 9:00-3:00

June 7-9, June 14-16, June 19-21, July 19-21 and August 2-4

Cost: $175

Location: LaGrange Ky

Where to Register: Entries can be mailed to: 5400 Old Sligo Rd. Lagrange, KY 40031

Please feel free to call us for more information at (502) 208-9629

Or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:  www.windhover.farm

Facebook:  https://m.facebook.com/Windhover-Farm-Welsh-Ponies-149706438389023/




StageOne Family Theatre StageOne DramaWorks Camps


Dates: June 5 – July 28, 2017 - Half day and full day classes offered with full week and multi-week options. 

Half Day  9a-12p; 1p – 4p;

Full Day   9a – 4p

Extended Day  4p-5p (Open to all PM and full day camps)


Cost:  Varies by camp.  Multi-booking and Family Pass discounts available!

Register:  https://stageone.org/kids/camps/ or call 502.498.2436