Kids & Community

BREC Holiday Camps

To register online for BREC's Spring camps, visit www.brec.org/webtrac.
Click the links below for Holiday Camp information.

Baton Rouge Zoo

3601 Thomas Road
225-775-3877
brzoo.org

WINTER ZOO CAMP

The Baton Rouge Zoo offers Zoo Camps year-round including spring break, fall break, and winter break. Every Zoo Camp offers: guided hikes through the Zoo, behind-the-scenes tours, animal encounters, keeper chats, crafts, games, and snacks.
December 26-28 / 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Early drop off at 7:30 a.m. + late pick-up at 5:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-12
$35 per day EBR Parish residents
$42 per day out-of-parish residents
This is a single day camp and registration is needed for each individual day (registration is non-refundable)
To register: www.brzoo.org

Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway
225-757-8905
brec.org/swamp
facebook.com/brecnaturecenter
bbswamp@brec.org

SWAMP HOLIDAY CAMPS

Bring your child to Bluebonnet Swamp for two days of seasonal fun during the holiday breaks. They’ll be treated to nature-based activities such as arts and crafts, live animal encounters, hikes, games, and a themed afternoon snack. Campers will need to bring a bag lunch and drink each day. During the Thanksgiving break, campers learn about Autumn’s changing colors, nature explorers, and living off the land. During the Christmas break, it’s all about animal and plant adaptations for surviving winter, migration, and hibernation. Camp pick-up and drop-off happens at the Education Building. Registration for each holiday camp begins on the first of the month prior.
Dec. 27-28 – Winter Wonders Camp
9 a.m.-4 p.m. / Ages: 7-12
$48 EBR Parish residents
$57.60 out-of-parish residents
$10 additional fee for early drop-off from 7 a.m. + late pick-up until 6 p.m.
Registration is required (max.: 36 children)
More info: 225-757-8905 or sguidry@brec.org

BREC Art

Camp held at Milton J. Womack Park
6201 Florida Blvd
225-383-1470
batonrougegallery.org

WINTER HOLIDAY ART CAMP

Enjoy a flurry of cool art projects as we investigate the elements and principles of art.
Dec. 19-21 / 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: 7-11
$72 EBR Parish residents
$85 out-of-parish residents
More info: jpoulter@brec.org

Farr Park Equestrian Center

6402 River Road
225-769-7805
brec.org/farr
facebook.com/BRECfarrpark

FARR PARK EQUESTRIAN CENTER HOLIDAY CAMPS

Holiday riding camp will teach your child basic horsemanship, horse care, crafts, and how to enjoy the outdoors. All campers will have their own horse and ride for a total of one-two hours per day.
Winter Session: Dec. 19-21
8 a.m.-noon / late check out available until 1 p.m.
Ages: 6-10 / $135 EBR Parish residents
To register: webtrac.brec.org 225-769-7805

Highland Road Park Observatory

13800 Highland Road
225-768-9948
hrpo.org
observatory@brec.org

SPACE EXPLORATION CAMPS

Campers review highlights of American space program via interactive demos and games. Each session has a theme (to be chosen). The core activity is the construction and launching of two model rockets.
Winter Session:
Dec. 20-21 / Registration begins Oct. 27
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: 9-13
$55 EBR Parish resident / $66 per out-of-parish resident
More info: observatory@brec.org 225-768-9948

Independence Park Theatre

7800 Independence Blvd
225-216-0660
theparktheatre.com
theatre@brec.org

Scene Study for Kids Holiday Camp

To work at the professional level, young actors must develop and apply their emotional connectivity through proven acting technique and audition skills. In this Scene Study Workshop, young actors learn the craft of acting, an understanding of the artistic process and the ability to perform at a professional level. Over the course of the workshop, each actor will take scenes from selected plays to examine and study, acquiring a practical understanding of the collaborative process of acting in a fun and challenging environment.
Dec. 19 – 21 / 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages 8-12
$120 EBR Parish Resident
$144 out-of-parish

Musical Theatre Study for Kids Holiday Camp

Musical Theatre Study is designed to take musical theatre to the next level. Student will learn the keys and tools to be a true performer. Campers will experience real life examples of the audition, rehearsal, and show run aspects of musical theatre. Campers will be taught the necessary skills of breath support, movement and vocal strength. Music will be selected from several popular musicals and assigned to each camper for an intense study of musical theatre.
Jan. 2 – 4 / 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ages 8-12
$120 EBR Parish Resident
$144 out-of-parish

Register online at theparktheatre.com or on-site at Independence Park Theatre

Magnolia Mound

2161 Nicholson Dr.
225-343-4955
brec.org/magnoliamound
facebook.com/brecmagnoliamound

Recreation

OMGEE – KIDS ARE OUT HOLIDAY CAMP

BREC offers holiday camps, which are perfect for school vacations, filled with friends and fun activities. There will be two vacation camps this fall, including Thanksgiving Break and Christmas Break, to follow school schedules (School Schedules to be followed are City of Baker, City of Central, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools and City of Zachary). These camps offer a fun-filled variety of holiday themed recreational curriculum to include arts and crafts, guest speakers, passive and active games, socialization with peers and much more. Must have 15 campers registered three weeks from start date.

Locations:

  • ALSEN PARK
  • ANTIOCH PARK
  • HOOPER ROAD PARK
  • HOWELL COMMUNITY PARK
  • INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY PARK
  • JACKSON COMMUNITY PARK
  • JEFFERSON HIGHWAY PARK
  • MAYFAIR PARK
  • PLANK ROAD PARK
  • T.D. BICKHAM PARK
  • ZACHARY COMMUNITY PARK

Monday-Friday / 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Grades: Kindergarten-6 / $14 per day
More info: 225-272-9200 EXT 413

Tennis

Capital One Tennis Center at City-Brooks Community Park

1515 Dalrymple Dr.
225-343-3767

JINGLE BELLS TENNIS CAMP

Three-day camp included tennis instruction. Campers must bring their own lunch.
Dec. 26-28
Wednesday-Friday / 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 6-16
$149.99 per person
Registration Deadline: Dec. 21
More info: 225-907-2897 (Ojo Thompson)

Highland Road Community Park Tennis Center

14024 Highland Road
225-766-0247

AFTER CHRISTMAS JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP

Dec. 26-28 / Wednesday-Friday
Full day: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
$35 per day or $95 for all three days
Half day: 9-11:30 a.m.
$25 per day or $65 for all three days
Ages: 4-16
Registration Deadline: Dec. 22 / $10 late fee
More info: natjo25@yahoo.com (Natalie Johnson)

AFTER NEW YEAR JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP

Jan. 2-4 / Wednesday-Friday
Full day: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
$35 per day or $95 for all three days
Half day: 9-11:30 a.m.
$25 per day or $65 for all three days
Ages: 4-16
Registration Deadline: Dec. 29 / $10 late fee
More info: natjo25@yahoo.com (Natalie Johnson)

Independence Community Park Tennis Center

7505 Independence Blvd.
225-923-2792

CHRISTMAS JR. TENNIS CAMP

Dec. 19-21
Wednesday + Thursday / 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday / 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages: 5-16 / $155 per person
Registration Deadline: Dec. 14
More info: 225-216-9264 (Jeremiah Casson)

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