Summer Camps

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Give an experience that your children will remember for the rest of their lives. Here are some local options for Summer camps in Louisville and the surrounding areas. These local camps have something for kids of all interests and all ages this Summer! Due to limited capacity, some camps may be full or waitlisted currently. We strive to provide an accurate list of all options for now or in the future. Enjoy the outdoors and play!

Dramaworks “Themed” Summer Camps by StageOne Family Theatre

June 5 - July 28

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More DramaWorks than Ever to Fit How You Choose!

Early Bird Discounts Available Now!

Young campers ages 4 to 16 will be glad to hear they can already be registered for Summer Camp DramaWorks Classes for a fun-filled summer of learning, collaboration, and performance!

They’ve made it even easier to register your campers this year with online registration offering various camp bundles that work best for you—from 1-day drop-ins to 3-week camps. StageOne’s ensemble approach in the techniques of acting nurtures collaboration, confidence, and skill development. Performances culminate in final sharing with families.

“My daughter has done several camps and workshops over the years, but this one felt different. I’ve always been proud of her when she’s performed at the end of these, but I was blown away at how good she was for this one. It was awesome.” – Dennis Bonifer, Proud Parent

Shelby Traditional Academy
735 Ziegler Street
Louisville, KY 40217

Contact Lina Lipkin for Special Discounts at [email protected] or call 502.498.2436

Camp Walden

June 10 - July 19th

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Ages 3-17

Summer camps should be innovative, fun, and different. They should challenge and engage your child both creatively and academically. Camp Walden provides the total package in an exciting, five-week program at Walden School in St. Matthews. Imagine bright, sunny days full of STEAM activities, arts and crafts, outdoor play, games, and creative academics. They offer over 70 unique camp sessions for Grades PreK-12. From theater and baking to athletics and crafts, there’s something for every camper with a taste for fun and trying something new!

“We are thrilled with how excited our daughter is about Camp Walden. Each evening, she shares her experiences and relishes how much fun she’s had. To the teachers and camp counselors, we appreciate the kindness and care given. All in all, Camp Walden is a win for us!” – Parent

Christen Brown, Camp Walden Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (502) 893-0433

YMCA of Greater Louisville Summer Day Camps

2023 Dates Coming Soon

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Age of Campers :: 3-16

YMCA Summer Day Camps offer one of the most powerful learning environments for social education, independence, self-esteem, and confidence. 

They’re here to inspire kids to work and play together, creating friendships that can last a lifetime. YMCA Summer Camp is a place where kids belong and can be themselves. They’re here to give every child the support and guidance to try, to discover, and to learn.

“The kids always come home happy and eager to share the new songs or games they have learned. I love seeing their faces light up with excitement over a new silly song. Sometimes it’s hard to get my 12-year-old excited about anything!” – Parent

Enroll early and save on registration! The Y is for everyone; ask about financial assistance.

Use promo code :: SUMMER22 now through April 11-save $45, and April 12-May 9-save $20. Excludes YMCA Camp Piomingo.

Campers can choose from more than 30 convenient locations in Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana.

Camp Piomingo {YMCA of Greater Louisville}

2023 Dates Coming Soon

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Age of Campers :: 6-16

Overnight campers ages six to 16 enjoy one-, two-, or three-week long overnight sessions from Sunday until Saturday during June, July, and August. Campers stay in cabins with top-notch, well-trained counselors and enjoy all the fun activities Camp Piomingo has to offer, including the pool, ropes course, hiking, archery, creating art, horseback riding, and more!

“My daughter comes home from Camp Piomingo with a heart full of joy, confidence, and self-respect. She always forms a bond with a camper or two that lasts throughout the years. She develops skills in clinics, and she develops a love for fellowship and nature.” – Parent

Campers will learn the Y’s core values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY in a loving and inclusive space. YMCA Camp Piomingo is a safe place for kids to be themselves without fear of judgment or bullying. The Y is for everyone; ask about financial assistance.

502-942-2616
[email protected]

Derby Dinner - Summer Musical Theatre Camp

Weeks of June 10-14; July 8-13; July 15-20; July 22-27; & July 29-Aug 3

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A one-week performing arts camp exploring drama, music, and dance. Taught by DDP theatre professionals and focusing on creative dramatics and scenes, songs, and dance from Broadway musicals, the camp culminates in a final sharing on the Playhouse stage.

“What the DDP instructors are able to do with such a large group of kids in one week is incredible! These camps have truly sparked an interest in theater for my son and I believe he wants to do even more.” – Lisa

Ages 7 to 17

Sacred Heart Summer Camps

Camps Weekly June 5 - July 24

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Spend your Summer at Sacred Heart!

Sacred Heart is offering 60 camps throughout June and July for campers ranging from three years old to 12th grade. Choose from athletics, arts, and academic camps offered in morning and afternoon sessions. Campers spending the whole day can bring lunch and stay on their beautiful 48-acre campus.

Your camper will learn, grow, make new friends, and have FUN! The opportunities are endless when you spend your summer at Sacred Heart!

Nicole Burke, Director of Enrollment, Sacred Heart Academy
[email protected] | 502-896-3937

Mom-Recommended

“Camp Curious” at Francis Parker School of Louisville

Where :: Francis Parker School of Louisville, Goshen Campus – 11000 U.S. Highway 42, Goshen, KY 40026
Who :: Ages 2 – 8th grade

Abigail Academy

Where :: Abigail Academy – The Reno Building, 2110 Bardstown Road, Louisville KY 40205
Who :: Girls 5-13

All About Kids Camp-A-Bunga

Where :: All About Kids – Louisville and Oldham County locations
Who :: Ages 4-14

Bellarmine Camp Valor

Where :: Bellarmine – 2001 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
Who :: Ages 4-18

Brown-Forman Inspire Summer Enrichment Program

Where :: 132 Eastern Pkwy., Louisville, Kentucky 40292 
Who :: Grades 7th-12th

Camp Bernheim

Where :: Bernheim Forest – 2075 Clermont Rd, Clermont, KY 40110
Who :: Ages 6-12

Camp HiHo

Where :: Camp HiHo – 5915 Aiken Rd, Simpsonville, KY 40067
Who :: Ages 4-12

Camp IN

Where: Virtual
Who :: Ages 5-17

Camp J

Where :: Jewish Community Center – 3600 Dutchmans Ln, Louisville, KY 40205
Who :: Age 2-6th grade

Camp LouCon

Where :: Camp LouCon – 8044 Anneta Road, Leitchfield, KY
Who :: Grades 3-12

Camp Piomingo

Where :: Camp Piomingo – 1950 Otter Creek Park Road, Bradenburg, KY 40108
Who :: Ages 7-16

Camp Walden

Where :: Walden School – 4238 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40207
Who :: PreK-8th Grade

Camp X

Where :: St. Xavier – 1609 Poplar Level Rd, Louisville, KY 40217
Who :: 5th-8th Grade Boy, Some Coed Classes

Cedar Ridge

Where :: Cedar Ridge – 4010 Old Routt Rd, Louisville, KY 40299
Who :: Ages 8-14

CMPI Broadway Bound

Where :: Classic Melodies Performance Institute – 1191 Hillview Blvd, Louisville, KY 40229
Who :: K-5th Grade

Commonwealth Theatre Center

Where :: 123 Payne Street, Louisville, KY 40204
Who :: Ages 3-18

Coolest Camp in Town

Where :: Louisville Skating Academy – Iceland Sports Complex, 1701 UPS Drive, Louisville, KY 40223
Who :: Ages 6-12

Creasy Mahan Camp

Where :: Creasy Mahan – 12501 Harmony Landing Rd, Goshen, KY 40026
Who :: Grades 1st-6th

Derby Dinner Playhouse

Where :: Derby Dinner Playhouse – 525 Marriott Dr, Clarksville, IN 47129
Who :: Ages 7-17

Drama Camp

Where :: Drama by George – 1236 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
Who: Ages 5-16

DramaWorks Summer Camp

Where :: Shelby Traditional Academy, 735 Ziegler St, Louisville KY 40217
Who :: Ages 4-18

Dyslexia Summer Reading Camp

Where :: Orton Gillingham Center of Pewee Valley
Who :: Grades K-12

Frazier History Museum

Where :: Frazier History Museum – 829 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Who :: Grades 1-6

Hip Hop Dance Camp

Where :: Safiyyah Dance – 8001 Vine Crest Ave #7, Louisville, KY 40222
Who :: 5-8, Ages 9 and Up

Hwang’s Martial Arts SUmmer Camp

Where :: Three locations

ID Tech

Where :: Virtual (still deciding on in person camps at U of L Shelby Campus)
Who :: Ages 7-18

IDEAS Summer Camp

Where :: Montessori School of Louisville – 10263 Champion Farms Dr, Louisville, KY 40241
Who :: Ages 6-12

Irish Dance Camp

Where :: McClanahan School of Dance – 8001 Vine Crest Ave #2, Louisville, KY 40222
Who :: Ages 4-10

Jefferson Memorial Forest

Where :: Campgrounds – 11311 Mitchell Hill Rd, Fairdale, KY 40118
Who :: Ages 7-15

KCD Singing for Stage

Where :: KY Country Day School – 4100 Springdale Rd, Louisville, KY 4024
Who :: Grades 7-12

Kentucky Gymnastics Academy

Where :: KY Gymnastics Academy – 1160 Avoca Station Ct, Louisville, KY 40245
Who :: Ages 2-12

Kids Academy Dramaworks

Where :: Shelby Traditional Academy – 735 Ziegler St, Louisville, KY 40217
Who :: Ages 4-18

KidQuest

Where :: Church of the Holy Spirit – 3345 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40206
Who :: PreK-5th Grade

Kicks Soccer Academy

Where :: multiple locations in Louisville
Who :: Ages 5-9

KY Fish and Wildlife

Where :: Camp Currie, Camp Wallace, Camp Webb
Who :: Grades 4-6, 7th Grade Camp due to 2020 cancellation

KMAC

Where :: KMAC – 715 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Who :: Ages 7-11

KY Science Center

Where :: KY Science Center – 727 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Who :: Ages 4-14

KY Shakespeare Camp

Where :: St. Francis High School – 233 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
Who :: Ages 5- 18

Leadership Camp

Where :: Louisville, KY & Butlerville, IN
Who :: Boys 14-18

LEC Summer Horse Camp

Where :: Louisville Equestrian Center – 6720 Mt Washington Rd, Taylorsville, KY 40071
Who :: Ages 4-13

Lions Camp Crescendo

Where :: Lions Camp Crescendo – 1480 Pine Tavern Rd Lebanon Junction, KY 40150
Who :: Blind Youth, Deaf Youth, Foster Care Children

Los Monitos

Where :: Los Monitos Language Academy – 503 Washburn Ave, Louisville, KY 40222
Who :: Ages 6-12

LouCity/Racing Academy

Where :: Training Grounds/River Road
Who :: Ages 6-18

Louisville Ballet School

Where :: St Matthews Studio – 4121 Shelbyville Road Suite 201 (Second Floor, Louisville, KY 40207
Who :: Ages 4-12

Louisville Collegiate School

Where :: Louisville Collegiate School – 2427 Glenmary Ave, Louisville, KY 40204
Who :: Ages 4-18

Louisville Leopard Percussionists

Where :: 969 South 2nd Street
Who :: Grades 2-8

Louisville Nature Center

Where :: Louisville Nature Center – 3745 Illinois Ave, Louisville, KY 40213

Louisville Visual Art

Where :: Multiple Locations
Who :: Ages 7-17

Louisville Youth Choir

Where :: Sacred Heart School for the Arts – 3177 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40206
Who :: Grades 3rd-12th

Louisville Zoo Camp

Where :: Louisville Zoo – 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213
Who :: Ages 6-12

MyCamp

Where :: My Gym, multiple locations
Who :: Ages 4-8

NASA Camp

Where :: Holy Cross High School (In-Person) – 5144 Dixie Hwy, Shively, KY 40216; Virtual Option Available
Who :: Grades:K-8

Oldham County Arts

Where :: Oldham County Schools Arts Center – 7105 Floydsburg Rd, Crestwood, KY 40014
Who :: Grades 3-12

Paint Spot

Where :: 4600 Shelbyville Road
Who :: Starts at Age 6

The Parklands Camp

Where :: Parklands of Floyds Fork – Beckley Creek Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40245
Who :: Grades K-6th

Pony Camp

Where :: Windhover Farm – 5400 Old Sligo Rd, La Grange, KY 40031

Russian School of Mathematics

Where :: in-person or virtual – 113 S Hubbards Ln, Louisville, KY 40207
Who :: K-12

Sacred Heart Summer Camps

Where :: Sacred Heart School – 3175 Lexington Road Louisville, KY 40206
Who :: Ages 3 – 9th Grade

Smiley Camp

Where :: Second Presbyterian Church – 3701 Old Brownsboro Rd, Louisville, KY 40207

Snapology Summer Camps

Where :: Multiple Locations
Who :: Ages 5-12

Speed Art Museum Camps

Where :: Speed Art Museum – 2035 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40208
Who :: Ages 4-17

Sullivan University Summer Camps

Where :: Gardiner Point – 4004 Gardiner Point Dr, Louisville, KY 40213
Who :: Elementary-High School

Summer Arts Camp

Where :: Side by Side Studio – 2528 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
Who :: Ages 3-10

Summer Explorers Camp

Where :: Clarksville Parks & Recreation – 2000 Broadway Street, Suite 221, Clarksville, IN 47129
Who :: Ages 7-12

Summer Jam Camp

Where :: Mom’s Music – 1900 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 
Who :: Ages 8-16

Summer Under the Trees

Where :: Virginia Chance School – 4200 Lime Kiln Ln, Louisville, KY 40222
Who :: 2 years old – 5th Grade

Theatre Camp

Where :: Classic Melodies Performance Institute – 1191 Hillview Blvd, Louisville, KY 40229
Who :: Ages 4-19

Trinity Academic & Athletic Camps

Where :: Trinity High School – 4011 Shelbyville Rd, St Matthews, KY 40207
Who :: Boys grade 3-12

University of Louisville (Young Leaders Academy)

Where :: Belknap Campus – 2301 S 3rd St., Louisville, KY
Who :: High Sophomore-Senior

Westport Road Baptist Church

Where :: Westport Road Baptist Church – 9705 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40241
Who :: 1st-8th

Whet Your Palette

Where :: Whet Your Palette in Anchorage – 1415 Evergreen Rd, Louisville, KY 40223
Who :: Ages 4-12

White Mills Christian Camp

Where :: White Mills Christian Campgrounds – 154 Old Kentucky 84, White Mills, KY 42788
Who :: PreK-12th

YMCA of Greater Louisville

Where :: Multiple Counties and Sites
Who :: 3-16(depending on location)

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