Kidcam City Park
Summers Rock at City Park!
At 1,300 acres, City Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country. Located in the heart of New Orleans, this local treasure holds a special place in the hearts of generations of New Orleanians. With a large menu of sports, recreational activities, kid-friendly attractions and natural beauty, City Park makes the ideal location for a KIDCAM summer full of adventure, fun friends and memories to last a lifetime.
Campers have access to the Amusement Park rides at scheduled times throughout the week, as well as to Storyland, the Great Lawn, a large playground area, and they swim weekly at Woodlake Country Club. Birthday cottages and a covered shelter offer each group a cool, air-conditioned place to escape indoors.
Kidcam City Park
Camp Open House
Monday, May 1 5:30pm-7:00pm inside of Parker’s Cafe
Camp Dates & Hours
|Dates||May 22nd – August 4th 2017|
|Hours||Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Before & After Care|| FREE before camp childcare available as early as 7:00am. |
After camp childcare is available at a rate of $2/half-hour (siblings $1/half-hour) as late as 6:00pm.
Camp Location & Contact Information
|Address||City Park Birthday Village inside the Amusement Park|
|Contact Phone #||1-877-4KIDCAM.|
|Direct Camp Phone #||TBD once camp begins|
|Pick Up & Drop Off||Watch this video to help you locate our Home Base: http://youtu.be/nPxqJ8MAwGg|
Drop off from 7:00 a.m. thru 9:00 a.m. is at the back gate on Stadium Drive. This is between Tad Gormley Stadium and the Amusement Park Train Depot. “Stadium drive” runs directly behind the Amusement Park parallel to Roosevelt Mall. It’s in between Tad Gormley and the back of the park.
Pick up at 3:00 p.m. is also at that gate.
Anything else (late drop off after 9:00 a.m., early check out, or after care pick up) occurs through the same entrance. Parents must come into the Birthday Village, and there will be a staffed trailer used for Kidcam. Parents can check out their children here.
To access Stadium Drive, take the road that runs in front of the Amusement Park towards Marconi. At the stop sign right before the train tracks (and before Marconi), take a right. This goes in front of the blue jungle gym. If you take that around to the back of the Amusement Park, you can access the entrance there, too. Look for the directional yard signs.
It’s also directly across the double gates into the side of Tad Gormley stadium. |
|Federal Tax ID||Federal Tax ID: 82-0577930|
Where to find us in City Park
Tuition, Fees & Discounts
The following rates will be in effect for the 2017 camp season:
|Registration Fee||A non-refundable one-time Registration Fee of $50 for the first child and $35 for each additional child. Registration fees are subject to change after April 1st based on the camp enrollment.|
|Weekly Rate||$180 per week without discounts. Weekly rate in effect through May 9th.|
|Weekly Payment Options||Pay online or in person at camp no later than the Friday prior to the week you will attend.|
|Discounts||Full Summer Sessions and Build-Your-Own Sessions must be purchased and paid by May 9, 2017. These two discounts are not combined. Look below to see how you can SAVE BIG with discounts.|
Kidcam offers a 10% discount on tuition when you Build-Your-Own-Session and purchase 3 or more weeks before May 9th.
Kidcam offers a 10% discount on tuition for siblings that are in the same household and attend the same week. Please Note: An additional 10% discount does not apply to siblings when you Build-Your-Own-Session.
Food for Thought
Campers may purchase breakfast, lunch, and snacks at camp using funds from the prepaid food account. Deposit funds, and any charges will be deducted. You may add more funds as needed.
Breakfast: $1.50 includes juice or water
Lunch: $5.00 includes a combo meal with drink and dessert.
Snacks: $1.50 includes a snack and drink.
Menus vary by location; see weekly schedule for menu options
Gear Up for Fun
|Gear||Kidcam t-shirts are $12 and must be worn to camp daily. Read more on gear below.|
A KIDCAM camp T-shirt must be worn to camp daily. T-shirts can be purchased for just $12 at our online Camp Store. Our Camp Store also offers bags, visors, water bottles, and other apparel.
Ways to Register
|Open House||Monday, May 1 5:30pm-7:00pm|
|By Mail||Prior to camp, check payments can be mailed to: Kidcam Camps 3900 N. Causeway Blvd. Metairie, LA 70002|
Ages & Programs
|Ages||Boys and Girls entering Pre-Kindergarten* in Fall – 13.|
|Newbies||*Children turning age 5 before 9/30/17 will enter the 5 year old program for their summer at Kidcam. For 43 years, Kidcam has provided a very special summer program for our young campers. However, we recently learned of a law that was passed stating that “Camps are defined as ages 5+. Kidcam is currently working with our state representative to modify this definition in the form of a bill in the upcoming April session. We are very proud of our Newbie program, and we hold ourselves to extremely high standards within our company. We are hoping we know the status of this law prior to the start of summer camp, and that we know more in early May. We plan to aggressively challenge this law, as we are the gap & transition for so many families during the summer months. We urge our parents of 3 & 4 year olds to still register for summer camp at Kidcam. If you do register and the law is not changed, we will provide a full refund.|
|Kidets||Boys and Girls ages 5-6 and 7-9|
|Nexters||Boys and Girls ages 10-13.|
Weekly Themes & Fieldtrips
|Weekly Themes||Kidcam’s engaging weekly themes are action-packed with activities that promote fun, fitness, friendship, and creativity each week of camp. The Wacky World of Summer is the theme for summer 2017. Weekly schedules & field trips will be posted online soon.|
|Fieldtrips||Campers aged 5-13 will attend off-campus field trips on a licensed bus. Field trip costs are included in the weekly tuition. If you do not want your child to go off campus, you must request this in writing to the camp director.|
This is Joe Schick’s 5th summer as a Kidcam Camp Director, and he has worked during the summer at Kidcam for the last 7 years. Joe is an elementary physical education teacher in St. Charles Parish. He was also a high school coach for over twenty years. Joe lives in Lakeview with his wife and three daughters..
|Assistant Director||Michelle Chevalier|
|Camper to Counselor Ratio||10:1 With camper safety as the cornerstone of our program, the camp staff consists of certified teachers, outstanding college students and responsible and energetic teenagers. Once hired, the Kidcam staff goes through a rigorous training program in preparation for the first day of camp.|
Payment Options, Weekly Transfer & Refunds
|Payment Options||Payment options include paying weekly or in advance for discounts. We accept, cash, check, money orders, and all major credit cards. If paying tuition weekly, tuition must be paid no later than 3pm on the Friday prior to the week you are attending camp. A $10 late will be assessed after 3pm on Fridays and the sibling discount is no longer active.|
|Transfer Weeks||Purchased weeks may be transferred to other weeks. Email a transfer request to email@example.com|
|Cancelling Weeks||If you need to cancel any weeks of summer camp for your child, you may do so prior to May 23 by calling Kidcam at 877-4KIDCAM.|
|Refunds||No refunds will be issued after May 23. Registration fees are non-refundable.|
|Online Account Management||Kidcam understands the busy schedules of working families. As a convenience, Kidcam offers an online account management system. Parents can register online, order apparel, set up food accounts, view payment history, track charges such as meal and after-care charges and pay fees online with a credit or debit card at anytime. By logging in to our safe, secure payment site, parents can print payment records as receipt for tax purposes or for your employer’s Dependent Care Reimbursement program. Our Federal tax ID # is provided with each payment record.|
- Update your Parent Profile. You should do this if your personal information has changed.
- Update your child’s personal information by clicking on Edit my Camper Info.
- View your current balance by clicking on My Account.
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