Community Recreation Camps

2023 Community Recreation Summer Camp

Camp BREC

Our camp opportunities are created to provide campers with an enjoyable camp experience full of exciting activities and unique fieldtrips. They will be in an inclusive atmosphere that encourages developing friendships and skills. Our program includes quality activities and a chance to reconnect with old friends and meet some new ones along the way.

Camp BREC Bus Stops

This summer, Camp BREC is offering a brand-new transportation service for all Community Recreation camps to assist parents and guardians in getting their campers to the main camp location. Each camp location will offer one to three bus stops at nearby BREC parks for drop off and pick up each morning and evening of camp. Bus Stop locations will be chosen during the camp registration process but can be altered after the start of camp. Parents and guardians will be required to stay with his or her camper until the bus and camp counselor arrives for pick up. For more information and details on the Camp BREC Bus Stops visit brec.org/summercamp or email campbrec@brec.org.

Animal Adventures

Gallop, slither, glide, or crawl down to BREC for animal-themed movement, crafts and games. Experience face-to-face encounters with beautiful beasts and creepy crawlies. Be a part of the herd during this wild week of Animal Adventures!

Foodie Frenzy

Would you describe yourself as a “foodie”? Do you love trying out new recipes or look to learn more about food? Foodie Frenzy is the right camp for you! We will learn basic cooking skills, cook simple recipes, and explore different foodie sites in the area. Let’s get cookin’!

Full STEAM Ahead

Get ready for an exciting and hands-on learning opportunity for campers with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each activity is created to be both fun and full of learning by capturing your eyes, minds, and hearts with inspiration, imagination, and exploration.

Gamer’s Paradise

Are you interested in learning more about gaming? If so, then this week is for you! Enjoy a week of eSport gaming tournaments, arcade field trips, education on gaming technology, and much more. Get an edge on the competition and join the family of eSports.

Muddy Sneakers

This week is for the outdoor lovers! Don’t be afraid to get a little dirty because there’s tons to learn and even more outdoor activities to be done such as hiking, canoeing, archery, fishing, and much more! Grab your sneakers or hiking boots and let’s go on an adventure!

Splash-In

Bring your towel, goggles and sunscreen, and dive in for a full week of swim lessons, water safety, and splish-splashing fun! Whether your comfort level is floating on the surface or rolling in the deep, our aquatic activities will help develop skills sure to swimpress.

Spy Camp

In this week full of espionage and intrigue, campers will gather tools and tricks of the trade while learning the impact of spies throughout history. Build your own spy gadgets, decode secret messages, and race against time to escape counter-intelligence measures. Don't blow your cover, agents!

Wellness Warriors

Let's take the meaning of “Health and Wellness” to the next level! Activities, field trips and guests this week will help campers learn what it takes to be healthy both physically and mentally while having fun! 

7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / Ages: 5-10

$125 per week for EBR Parish residents 

$150 per week for out-of-parish residents

 

ANNA T. JORDAN COMMUNITY PARK

BUS STOPS: Gus Young Park + ExxonMobil / YMCA at Howell Place Gym + Mills Avenue Park

Session 1: Spy Camp / June 5-9

Session 2: Animal Adventures / June 12-16

Session 3: Muddy Sneakers / June 19-23

Session 4: Foodie Frenzy / June 26-30

Session 5: NO CAMP / July 3-7

Session 6: Splash-In / July 10-14

Session 7: Wellness Warriors July 17-21

Session 8: Full STEAM Ahead July 24-28

Session 9: NO CAMP July 31-Aug. 4 

 

BAKER RECREATION CENTER

BUS STOPS: TD Bickham Park + Alsen Park

Session 1: Gamer’s Paradise / June 5-9

Session 2: Spy Camp / June 12-16

Session 3: Animal Adventures / June 19-23

Session 4: Muddy Sneakers / June 26-30

Session 5: NO CAMP / July 3-7

Session 6: Foodie Frenzy / July 10-14

Session 7: Splash-In / July 17-21

Session 8: Wellness Warriors / July 24-28

Session 9: Full STEAM Ahead / July 31-Aug. 4 

 

CHURCH STREET PARK

BUS STOPS: Plank Road Park 

Session 1: Animal Adventures / June 5-9

Session 2: Muddy Sneakers / June 12-16

Session 3: Foodie Frenzy /  June 19-23

Session 4: Splash-In / June 26-30

Session 5: NO CAMP / July 3-7

Session 6: Wellness Warriors / July 10-14

Session 7: Full STEAM Ahead / July 17-21

Session 8: Gamer’s Paradise / July 24-28

 

PLANK ROAD PARK

Session 9: Spy Camp / July 31-Aug. 4

 

FOREST COMMUNITY PARK

BUS STOPS: Antioch Boulevard Park + Cedar Ridge Park

Session 1: Splash-In / June 5-9

Session 2: Wellness Warriors / June 12-16

Session 3: Full STEAM Ahead / June 19-23

Session 4: Gamer’s Paradise / June 26-30

Session 5: NO CAMP / July 3-7

Session 6: Spy Camp / July 10-14

Session 7: Animal Adventures / July 17-21

Session 8: Muddy Sneakers / July 24-28

Session 9: Foodie Frenzy / July 31-Aug. 4 

 

HIGHLAND ROAD COMMUNITY PARK

BUS STOPS: Ben Burge Park + Mayfair Park

Session 1: Wellness Warriors / June 5-9

Session 2: Full STEAM Ahead / June 12-16

Session 3: Gamer’s Paradise / June 19-23

Session 4: Spy Camp / June 26-30

Session 5: NO CAMP / July 3-7

Session 6: Animal Adventures / July 10-14

Session 7: Muddy Sneakers / July 17-21

Session 8: Foodie Frenzy / July 24-28

Session 9: Splash-In / July 31-Aug. 4 

 

INDEPENDENCE COMMUNITY PARK

BUS STOPS: Saia Park + Jefferson Highway Park

Session 1: Full STEAM Ahead / June 5-9

Session 2: Gamer’s Paradise / June 12-16 

Session 3: Spy Camp / June 19-23

Session 4: Animal Adventure / June 26-30

Session 5: NO CAMP / July 3-7

Session 6: Muddy Sneakers / July 10-14

Session 7: Foodie Frenzy / July 17-21

Session 8: Splash-In / July 24-28

Session 9: NO CAMP / July 31-Aug. 4

 

LOVETT ROAD PARK 

BUS STOPS: Hooper Road Park + Jackson Community Park

Session 1: Muddy Sneakers / June 5-9 

Session 2: Foodie Frenzy / June 12-16

Session 3: Splash-In / June 19-23

Session 4: Wellness Warriors / June 26-30

Session 5: NO CAMP / July 3-7

Session 6: Full STEAM Ahead / July 10-14

Session 7: Gamer’s Paradise / July 17-21 

Session 8: Spy Camp / July 24-28 

 

JACKSON COMMUNITY PARK

Session 9: Animal Adventures / July 31-Aug. 4 

 

NORTH SHERWOOD FOREST COMMUNITY PARK

BUS STOPS: Hamilton Park + Maplewood Park

Session 1: Foodie Frenzy / June 5-9

Session 2: Splash-In / June 12-16

Session 3: Wellness Warriors / June 19-23

Session 4: Full STEAM Ahead / June 26-30

Session 5: NO CAMP / July 3-7

Session 6: Gamer’s Paradise / July 10-14

Session 7: Spy Camp / July 17-21

Session 8: Animal Adventures / July 24-28

Session 9: NO CAMP / July 31-Aug. 4

 

Bitty Beaucoup Camp 

Half days can pack a whole lot of fun! Three-and-four-year-olds will experience many of the same weekly themes as older campers, with adapted activities and pint-sized adventures fit for toddlers. Campers must be potty trained and require no assistance in toileting to attend. 

7 a.m.-noon / Ages: 3-4

$62.50 per week for EBR Parish residents 

$75 per week for out-of-parish residents

ANNA T. JORDAN COMMUNITY PARK + CHURCH STREET PARK + FOREST COMMUNITY PARK + HIGHLAND ROAD COMMUNITY PARK + JACKSON COMMUNITY PARK

Session 1: June 5-9 

Session 2: June 12-16 

Session 3: June 19-23 

Session 4: June 26-30 

Session 5: NO CAMP July 3-7

Session 6: July 10-14 

Session 7: July 17-21 

Session 8: July 24-28 

Session 9: NO CAMP July 31-Aug. 4

 

Camp BREC Bus Stops

This summer, Camp BREC is offering a brand-new transportation service for all Community Recreation camps to assist parents and guardians in getting their campers to the main camp location. Each camp location will offer one to three bus stops at nearby BREC parks for drop off and pick up each morning and evening of camp. Bus Stop locations will be chosen during the camp registration process but can be altered after the start of camp. Parents and guardians will be required to stay with his or her camper until the bus and camp counselor arrives for pick up.  For more information and details on the Camp BREC Bus Stops visit brec.org/summercamp or email  campbrec@brec.org