Natchitoches to Offer Summer and Art Camps Beginning in June

NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches Recreation and Parks Program will offer a variety of programming this summer for youth ages 6 – 13 in partnership with the Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc., and Northwestern State University Office of Creative and Performing Arts. Natchitoches Summer Day Camp will begin June 8 while Art Adventures Camp will begin August 3.

The City of Natchitoches and Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. have teamed up to offer a summer day camp that will offer various activities including arts and crafts, sports, life skills and academics, swimming and field trips. Breakfast and Lunch will be served. The Natchitoches Summer Camp will be offered in four, two-week sessions beginning June 8, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Each session will have a different theme. The sessions are:

  • June 8 – 19: Around the World and Here at Home (Weaver Elementary)
  • June 22 – July 2: Under the Sea, Around the Bayou and Down the River (Weaver Elementary)
  • July 6 – July 17: Time Travelers and History Sleuths (East Natchitoches Elementary)
  • July 20 – July 31: The Great Outdoors: Exploring Sportsman’s Paradise (East Natchitoches Elementary)

Registration for Natchitoches Summer Day Camp is $30 per session, per child and $25 for each additional sibling. Fees are due one week prior to the enrolled session in order to hold the space. Registration is first come first serve. Natchitoches Summer Day Camp is funded by grants from International Paper and LaCapitol Federal Credit Union.

In August, the City of Natchitoches Recreation and Parks Department and the Northwestern State University Department of Creative and Performing Arts will host Art Adventures Camp August 3 – 7, 2015.   Art Adventures Camp will explore visual, performing and culinary arts and celebrate the Art of a City Street. A reception will be held on August 8, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to showcase the work of the students.

Registration for Art Adventures Camp is $40 per child or $5 with proof of Medicaid card. Registration is first come first serve. Art Adventures Camp is funded by grants from the Natchitoches Arts Council and Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc.

Registration for both the Summer Day Camp and Art Adventures Camp can be completed at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreational Community Center located at 660 MLK Drive in Natchitoches or by emailing Dallas Russell at For questions about either camp, please call Dallas Russell at (318) 238-7508.

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