Kids & Community

BREC Holiday Camps

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

Baton Rouge Zoo

3601 Thomas Road
225-775-3877
brzoo.org

ZOO HOLIDAY CAMP

The Baton Rouge Zoo offers Zoo Camps year-round including spring break, summer 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.
Fall Camp: Nov. 25 + 26 + 27
Winter Camp: Dec. 26 + 27 + 30
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 5-13
$35 per day East Baton Rouge Parish resident
$42 per day out-of-parish resident
Early drop off at 7:30 a.m. + late pick up until 5:30, with no additional fee. You may sign up for one day, two days, or all three days of fall or winter camp. It’s customizable for your needs.

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.
Fall Session: Nov. 25-26
Winter Session: Dec. 26-27
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 7-12 $48 East Baton Rouge 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)

BREC Art

Milton J. Womack Park
6201 Florida Blvd
jpoulter@brec.org
brec.org/BRECart

WINTER HOLIDAY ART CAMP

Enjoy a flurry of cool art projects as we investigate the elements and principles of art.
Dec. 26 + 27 / Jan. 2 + 3
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: 7-11
$96 EBR Parish resident / $115 out-of-parish resident

Farr Park Equestrian Center

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

FARR PARK THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY CAMP

Holiday riding camp will teach your child basic horsemanship, horse care, crafts, and enjoying the outdoors. All campers be assigned their own horse.
Nov. 25 + 26 + 27
8 a.m.-noon / late check out available until 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 9-12
$135 East Baton Rouge Parish residents
Registration open: Oct. 1
To register: webtrac.brec.org

FARR PARK CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY CAMP

Holiday riding camp will teach your child basic horsemanship, horse care, crafts and enjoying the outdoors. All campers will be assigned their own horse.
Dec. 18- 20
8 a.m.-noon / late check out available until 12:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-10
$135 East Baton Rouge Parish residents
Registration open: Oct. 1
To register: webtrac.brec.org

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.
Fall Session: Nov. 25-26
Winter Session: Dec. 30-31
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: 9-13
$55 East Baton Rouge Parish resident
$66 out-of-parish resident
Fall Session registration begins Sep. 28
Winter Session registration begins Nov. 2

Independence Park Theatre

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

THEATER ROCKS! – FALL THEATRE CAMP

Our fall theatre camp will offer an appreciation for a variety of theatre formats! From plays, to musical and more! Our campers will have the opportunity to watch and review some of their favorite, kid friendly productions while participating in workshops that review all aspects of theatre magic. The workshops will give insight on acting, singing, costuming and make-up concepts, as well as discussions on the featured productions that will highlight the fundamentals of theatre stagecraft and the hard work that goes into every production no matter how big! If your child has an interest in theatre, this is the camp for them!
Nov. 25-27
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Ages: 8-12
$100 East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$120 Out-of-Parish residents

Magnolia Mound

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

SPRING HOLIDAY HISTORY CAMP

Campers will explore early 19th century history and make Spring-themed crafts. From touring the historic house to playing old fashioned games, campers will love learning about the past. The two-day camp includes an open-hearth cooking experience and visiting the museum store.
April 23-24 / 8:30-4:30 p.m.
Ages: 7-12
Before and after-care available from 7:30-5:30 p.m.
$44 East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$52.80 out-of-parish residents
Registration deadline: April 17

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 curriculums to include arts and crafts, guest speakers, passive and active games, socialization with peers and much more.

Locations:

Fall Break Camp

Nov. 25-27 / 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Nov. 4
Grades: Kindergarten-6 / $14 per day

  • ANTIOCH BOULEVARD PARK
  • ALSEN PARK
  • JACKSON COMMUNITY PARK
  • HIGHLAND ROAD COMMUNITY PARK
  • INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY PARK
  • PLANK ROAD PARK
  • ZACHARY COMMUNITY PARK
Winter Break Camp

Registration Deadline: Dec. 9
Grades: Kindergarten-6 / $14 per day
NOTE: All BREC facilities will be closed on Dec. 24-25 & Jan. 1.

EBRP
Dates: Dec. 20, 23, 26-27, 30, 31 (half-day) & Jan. 2-3
Locations: Antioch Boulevard Park, Highland Road Community Park, Independence Community Park, North Sherwood Forest Community Park

Baker
Dates: Dates: Dec. 20, 23, 26-27, 30, 31 (half-day) & Jan. 2-3, 6
Locations: Alsen Park

Central
Dates: Dates: Dec. 23, 26-27, 30, 31 (half-day) & Jan. 2-3, 6-7
Locations: Jackson Community Park

Zachary
Dates: Dates: Dec. 20, 23, 26-27, 30, 31 (half-day) & Jan. 2-3, 6
Locations: Plank Road Park and Zachary Community Park

Tennis

Capital One Tennis Center at City-Brooks Community Park

1515 Dalrymple Dr.
225-343-3767

GOBBLE GOBBLE THANKSGIVING TENNIS CAMP

Three-day camp includes tennis instruction. Campers must bring their own lunch.
Nov. 25-27
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ages: 6-16 $150.99 per person
Registration Deadline: Nov. 23 / $5 late fee
More info: 225-907-2897 (Ojo Thompson)

JINGLE BELLS TENNIS CAMP

Two-day camp included tennis instruction. Campers must bring their own lunch
Dec. 26-27
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: 6-16 $99.99 per person
Registration Deadline: Dec. 20 / $5 late fee
More info: 225-907-2897 (Ojo Thompson)

Highland Road Community Park Tennis Center

14024 Highland Road
225-766-0247

THANKSGIVING JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP

Nov. 25-27
Full day: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
$40 per day or $105 for all three days
Half day: 9-11:30 a.m.
$30 per day or $80 for all three days
Ages: 4-16
Registration Deadline: Nov. 23 / $10 late fee
More info: natjo25@yahoo.com (Natalie Johnson)

AFTER CHRISTMAS JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP

Dec. 26-27
Full day: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
$40 per day or $70 for both days
Half day: 9-11:30 a.m.
$30 per day or $52 for both days
Ages: 4-16
Registration Deadline: Dec. 21 / $10 late fee
More info: natjo25@yahoo.com (Natalie Johnson)

AFTER NEW YEAR JUNIOR TENNIS CAMP

Jan. 2-3
Full day: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
$40 per day or $70 for both days
Half day: 9-11:30 a.m.
$30 per day or $52 for both days
Ages: 4-16
Registration Deadline: Dec. 28 / $10 late fee
More info: natjo25@yahoo.com (Natalie Johnson)

Independence Community Park Tennis Center

7505 Independence Blvd.
225-923-2792

THANKSGIVING JR. TENNIS CAMP

Nov. 25-27
Monday + Tuesday / 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday / 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages: 5-16
/ $115 per person
Registration Deadline: Nov. 22
More info: 225-216-9264 (Jeremiah Casson)

AFTER CHRISTMAS JR. TENNIS CAMP

Dec. 26-27
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Ages: 5-16
$105 per person
Registration Deadline: Dec. 20
More info: 225-216-9264 (Jeremiah Casson)

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