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Macaroni KID Acadia-St. Landry’s Guide on Summer Camps, Programs, and Classes

Courtney Jennings, Macaroni KID Publisher/Editor

Summer camps are a great time for Macaroni KID Acadia-St. Landry kids to try new things, nurture unique interests, meet new friends, stretch their creativity, and have tons of summer fun with a list of local camps and programs available for local families.

Macaroni KID Acadia-St. Landry, a local publication for families on things to do with kids, has published their complete guide on fun programs, summer camps, and classes that are available to keep the kids busy all summer long. Below we’ve highlighted the programs for St. Landry parish residents, but you can find the complete guide on Macaroni KID Acadia-St. Landry Summer Guide.

Free Summer Camp Programs

A new program is coming to Opelousas that will be available for youth through the organization Guns Down Power Up.

Founder of the program, Eric Williams is partnering with the Opelousas Marshal’s Office to host a summer camp, FREE of charge to allow youth in the community the opportunity to participate in a summer camp program. In order to ensure the success of the program, however, Williams is seeking help from volunteers, aids, and community sponsors to make this program possible for underprivileged families who can not afford the price tag of traditional programs.

Through the partnership with the Opelousas/Ward 1 Marshal’s office, classrooms have been made available at North Elementary School located at 308 W. Martin Luther King Drive in Opelousas. “Opelousas Marshal Paul Mouton has been a true blessing. We want better for our community and it’s only one way to do it working together” – Eric Williams.

The program is set to take place beginning June 10 through July 26 (excluding the week of July 4th). Activities will include empowerment, goal-planning with a vision board, power of the vote, no bully left behind, dress for your vision, and power up art as well as outdoor activities.

Business owners, community leaders, and sponsors are urged to contact the founder, Eric Williams at 337-401-2545 or Marie Williams 337-692-8028 to help support this mission of transforming neighborhoods into communities through developing the minds of children as we help them to discover their purpose, value, and worth.

A sign up for the summer camp and an informational meet & greet will be held this Saturday, June 1st from 10am to 4pm at North Elementary.

DMK Kids Summer Camp – Hosted by Daisie Mae Foundation. June 3rd-August 9th for ages 1-18 at Southside Community Center Eunice and Life Community Church in Opelousas. Information and sign up for programs will be held on Friday for Eunice location, May 31st at 6pm at the Southside Community Center in Eunice and on Sunday for the Opelousas location at 5pm at 1141 E. Prudhomme St.  Register at kidstoceos.com (FREE Registration)

Rocking Chair Readers – A family and community event on Friday, May 31st at Le Vieux Village Heritage Park and Museum from 5:30-7:30pm.

Eunice Adventure Camp – Hosted by the Eunice Public Library & Eunice Depot Museum, June 24-28 and July 15-19. (FREE Registration)

Featured Camps/Programs (registration costs apply)

The Louisiana Folk Roots Camp returns to St. Landry Parish for Summer Kids Camp from June 24-28, 2024 in Opelousas. The summer camp is open to all levels of young musicians between the ages of 8-13 providing music classes, band labs, singing, dancing, indoor/outdoor games, crafts, cuisine, and fun.

What’s included: registration fee includes all activities, craft supplies, classes, morning biscuit, lunch, afternoon snack, and a camp T-shirt. If your child does not have a musical instrument, instrument loans may be available.

Registration is now open for summer camp if you wish to sign your child up! 


Theatre Summer Camp at the Opelousas Little Theatre. Summer camp will begin May 28th and 29th for 4 weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for ages potty trained and up!

If you missed out on the first week, no worries! You can still sign your child up to participate in the upcoming weeks. Theatre camp participants will have shows at the end of the program on June 26 and 27th! For more information and registration please contact director Dana Reed at 337-351-2591.


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Summer Sleepover Dance Camp – Unique Steps will be hosting 3 Sleepover Summer Camps for Girls ages 6 and up!
** Location: Unique Steps Dance Studio | 697 Hwy. 182 Sunset, LA 70584. Contact Marcy Kidder 337-356-5898.

Louisiana Family Fitness Center – Opelousas. 2 Day camp sessions begin first week in June and July. Call 337-942-1326 for more information.

WCA Art Camp– Westminster Christian Academy in Opelousas (Art building) 1st session June 17-20 & June 24-June 27. From 9am-12pm, for ages 8 and up. Contact Brittani 337-250-2060 for questions and registration. ($50 Deposit due upon registration)

Art Box Studio & Gallery – Opelousas. Weekly day camp programs during the summer. Call or text 337-418-1789 for information.

Sacred Heart Equestrian Center Summer Camp-Weekly sessions beginning in June. For more info call 337-662-3920

Bottoms Up Art Center Music Camp: Piano- June 3-7, Band camp- June 10-14, Drum camp- June 17-21. For information and registration email bottomsup.artcenter@gmail.com

Blue Ribbon Camp – Academy of Sacred Heart/Berchman’s Academy in Grand Coteau. Dates: June 5-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30 for PreK-8th grade. Register at www.ash1821.org/explore/brc

Virtue and Mental Wellness Education Camp– Our Lady Queen of Angels Church Opelousas. June 24-28 for grades 1-6th. www.thejourneyandthewell.com 

LSUE Athletics Offers summer camp programs: Baseball (June 3-7) Girls Basketball- June 8 & 15th, Softball and Soccer- visit website for info.

Summer Art Lessons at La Legion, Antiques, Gifts, Louisiana Artists – July 1-3. Contact Ericka Smith Buller for details at 466-6612

WCA Art Camp– Westminster Christian Academy in Opelousas (Art building) 2nd session July 8-11 & July 15-18 From 9am-12pm, for ages 8 and up. Contact Brittani 337-250-2060 for questions and registration. ($50 Deposit due upon registration)

Summer Art Camp – Let’s Paint in Eunice, July 16-19. For more information call Emily Leger 337-550-5950

With our summer fun guides, VBS guides, and Summer Reading Programs you’re sure to find something that your kid will be excited about! We are frequently updating our guides as we receive confirmation on new programs available. Subscribe to the free weekly newsletter for updates on upcoming fun activities for families so you can stay informed!

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  • Courtney Jennings

    Courtney Jennings is a contributing writer with St. Landry Now since 2023 covering local events throughout the parish. She also runs the local publication MacaroniKID Acadia-St. Landry, an online publication and weekly e-newsletter on family friendly activities, local events, and community resources for parents.

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