7 Summer Camps to Check Out in Louisville, KY

7 Summer Camps to Check Out in Louisville, KY

It may be hard to believe, but summer break is just around the corner! We’re just weeks away from having the kids home and looking for something to do. Aside from hitting the pool or joining a summer reading club, a summer camp or two is a great way to keep your little ball of energy from talking about the dreaded summertime boredom. We are lucky; Louisville has so many camp options that it would be impossible to name them all!

Here is a list of some of our favorites:

1. The YMCA.

The Louisville area YMCAs offer numerous summer camps for ages 6 - 14. Themed week-long camps provide children with a fun and safe environment to experience all sorts of sports and games while learning about sportsmanship in the process. From traditional sports to fun with water play, there is truly a camp for everyone to enjoy. Camps run the entire length of the summer and cost $122/week ($142 for non-members).

2. The Kentucky Science Center.

From family camps geared towards the littlest scientists to more detailed STEM career-based camps for high school-aged campers, The Kentucky Science Center has it all. Located in downtown Louisville, camps run every week for Pre-K through 10th graders. If your child is interested in the world around them, a science camp is the perfect choice! The cost is $195/week ($220 for non-members).

3. Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park.

Looking for a camp where your child will truly burn off some of that summertime energy? Sky Camp, in Jeffersontown, is the #1 way to do just that. This half day camp allows children (ages 6 – 12) access to tons of trampolines, foam pits, bouncy basketball, and dodgeball with opportunity to just have fun and run wild! There are only two camps offered: June 22 – 26 and July 13 – 17. The cost is $140/week.

4. The Frazier History Museum.

Located in downtown Louisville’s Museum Row, The Frazier History Museum is a wonderful option to keep your child engaged in learning. 1st – 6th graders can choose between single day or week-long camps. With groups of 18 children or less, campers have the chance to really dive into history through storytelling, guest speakers, and hands-on learning experiences. The cost is $170/week ($195 for non-members).

5. Jefferson Memorial Forest.

If you have a lover of the outdoors, a summer camp at Jefferson Memorial Forest might be the perfect choice! Located in Fairdale, KY, camps here provide children with the chance to explore the outdoors, learn about the world of water, or dive into the life of animals. These week-long sessions (for ages 7 – 12) vary in cost from $115/week to $195/week.

6. Historic Locust Grove.

With two different camp choices on the historic grounds of Locust Grove in Louisville’s East End, children (ages 7 – 12) can enjoy learning about life in the 18th century. Camp Shakespeare runs June 8 – 12, and Nature Camp (through Jefferson Memorial Forest) runs August 3 – 6. Each session takes campers on a journey back in time to learn about theater, lifestyle or animal tracking while having a blast at the same time! Camp Shakespeare offers full or half day camp at $175 or $100 for the week. Nature Camp costs $195/week.

7. The Parklands of Floyds Fork.

Located on the East End of Louisville, The Parklands of Floyds Fork is an amazing place to explore. What’s even better? They offer some awesome summer camps for children ages 5 – 12 as well! Beckley Creek Park and the PNC Achievement Center provide a mix of indoor and outdoor activities for any lovers of the outdoors. Camps focusing on bugs, art, and nature will interest any child. All camps are week-long sessions and cost $185 ($210 for non-members).

This list is a fantastic start to plan some summer fun for your little ones. There are countless choices to look into out there, and the prices vary quite a bit as well. Anything from sports to art and science to history can be fun and engaging when experienced in an interactive setting. So, get your summer planning going now before spots are filled at some of Louisville’s best summer camps!


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