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2024 SUMMER CAMPS

Nicholls State University is excited to announce that we will have 2024 summer camps!  Please continue to check our website with updates on new specialized camps. Registration is open!

Become a COLONEL CAMPER! If you are a parent looking for all-day summer care for your K-8th grader (camper must be 5 years old before the start of camp), there are options for you. Fun-filled days will keep your camper content, and parents can rest easy that their kids are in great hands! Space is limited, so register early! 

Please call 985-448-4444 or email continuing.ed@nicholls.edu to register your camper!

Campers will swim, play games and sports, use computer labs, do arts & crafts, engage in educational enriched sessions along with many other exciting activities.  Please see below the different options available for your camper.  Enroll today!

Office of Continuing Education’s summer camp policies

COLONEL CAMPER

A full-day program with academics in the morning, lunch and fun recreation activities in the afternoon.   8 weeks for academics will be offered along with a 9 week option.  

Dates: 8 week option will begin May 28 – July 19, 2024 OR  9 week option May 28 to July 26, 2024

Please register your camper into the grade level they will be entering in fall 2024.

 Lunch will be provided by  Galliano dining hall employees along with a daily snack. One simple registration is all that’s required.  Payment in full is required by Friday, May 10, 2024 along with the camper medical form.

Registration in this program also includes one camp t-shirt, daily lunch, daily snacks and special events.   Discount for siblings is offered.

Space is limited so register now!

Ages:

Youth entering K- to 8th-grade (campers must be 5 years old to attend camp)

Dates and Options for Summer 2024:

8  Weeks Colonel Camper Program OR Colonel Camper Extreme

Dates: May 28 to July 17, 2024

Time: 7:50 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (drop off begins at 7:00 am)

Fees: $1,325.00 — 8 week program
**$1,225.00 (Sibling Discount) **
**1st Camper will be $1,325.00 and  2nd/3rd sibling campers will be at the discount rate of $1,225.00 each**

9 Weeks Colonel Camper Program OR Colonel Camper Extreme

Dates: May 28 to July 26, 2024 
(Academics will be offered for the first 8 weeks for those enrolled in Colonel Camper and the 9th week will be filled with fun sports & activities)

Time: 7:50 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (drop off begins at 7:00 am)

Fees: $1,450.00 — 9 week program
**$1,350.00 (Sibling Discount)**
**1st Camper will be $1,450.00 and  2nd/3rd sibling campers will be at the discount rate of $1,350.00 each**

 Place:  Drop-off and Pick-up will be in front of Shaver Gym (Acadia Drive)

 Timely pick-up is required.

 **NOTE: WHEN REGISTERING, REGISTER THE CHILD’S NAME NOT THE GUARDIAN. IF YOU ARE REGISTERING MORE THAN ONE CHILD, REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY UNDER HIS OR HER OWN REGISTRATION.  

Credit Card payment is available on-line.

REGISTER HERE

Medical Form 2024 (pdf)

COLONEL CAMPER EXTREME

A full-day program with sports and recreation focus.  8 or 9 week option is available.  

Dates: 8 week option will begin May 28 – July 19, 2024  or        
9 week option May 28 to July 26, 2024

Lunch will be provided by  Galliano dining hall employees along with a daily snack. One simple registration is all that is required.  Payment in full is required by Friday, May 10, 2024 along with the camper medical form.

Registration in this program also includes one camp t-shirt, daily lunch, daily snacks and special events.   Discount for siblings is offered.

The University and camp will be closed on Friday, June 14th for Juneteenth Day and Thursday and Friday,  July 4th and 5th, 2024 for Independence Day.

Space is limited so register now!

Ages:

Youth entering K- to 8th grade (campers must be 5 years old to attend camp) 

COLONEL CAMPER EXTREME
Monthly or Weekly Options

MONTHLY OPTION:  A full-day program with sports and recreation focus.  Offering two 4 week options.

Dates:  June 3-28, 2024 OR July 1-26, 2024   

Fees:  $825.00 per month (June or July)

WEEKLY OPTION:  Full-day and half-day sessions with sports and recreation focus are available.  

Week #1:  May 28 – May 31, 2024 
Week #2:  June 3-7, 2024
Week #3:  June 10-13, 2024
Week #4:  June 17-21, 2024
Week #5:  June 24-28, 2024
Week #6:  July 1-3, 2024
Week #7:  July 8-12, 2024
Week #8:  July 15-19 2024
Week #9:  July 22-26, 2024

Fees:  $250.00 per week for full day OR $125.00 per week for half-day (morning or afternoon options)

Lunch will be provided by  Galliano dining hall employees along with a daily snack for full-day campers. One simple registration is all that is required.  Payment in full is required one week before the beginning of each camp along with the camper medical form.

Registration in this program also includes daily lunch (full day only), daily snacks and special events.   

Space is limited so register now!

Ages:

Youth entering K- to 8th-grade (campers must be 5 years old to attend camp)

MEDICAL FORM 2024 (pdf)

COLONEL ACADEMY

A half-day program with academic focus.  Camper will be with a certified teacher to get a head start for the fall 2024 school year.  Please register camper in the grade level they will be entering in fall 2024,

Dates: 8 weeks beginning May 28 – July 19, 2024
Times:  7:50 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. (drop off begins at 7:00 am)
Fee:  $725.00 per camper

Payment in full is required by Friday, May 10, 2024 along with the camper medical form.
Space is limited so register now!

Ages:

Youth entering K- to 8th-grade (campers must be 5 years old to attend camp)
Office of Continuing Education’s summer camp policies

MEDICAL FORM 2024 (pdf)

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CAMP CULINARY

For your future chef!  Camp Culinary!

SESSION 1 – BACK TO BASICS:  Explore cooking techniques for the beginning junior chef.  Campers will learn how to properly sear, grill, sauté and roast.  Perfect for the camper that wants to learn to cook but does not know where to start. Campers will learn basic cooking techniques and will prepare a wide range of beginner recipes.  Junior chefs will work together with other campers in a fund, hands-on environment lead by our own institute’s Chef Amelie Zeringue and Chef Tammy Rink.

Menu:  Italian Pizzas, Seared Port Tenderloin, Hamburgers, Ice Cream, Cookies and many more!

Ages:  8 to 13 years old
Dates:  TBA
Time:  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:  Lanny Ledet Building
Fees:  $280.00

SESSION 2 – TASTE OF HOME:   Does your camper love the flavors of Cajun, Creole and Southern Food?  This camp, junior chefs learn classic dishes that are synonymous with the rich culinary heritage of Louisiana. Campers will learn how to properly prepare iconic dishes of Louisiana’s rich culinary heritage. Junior chefs will work together with other campers in a fun, hands-on environment led by our own institute’s Chef Amelie Zerinuge and Chef Tammy Rink.

Menu:  Gumbo, Jambalaya, Red Beans and Rice, Strawberry Shortcake and many more!

Ages:  8 to 13 years old
Dates:  TBA
Time:  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:  Lanny Ledet Building
Fees:  $280.00

Medical Form 2023 (pdf)

MIDDLE SCHOOL CONCERT BAND CAMP

Join Dr. Jason Ladd and Dr. Ben Robichaux for a week-long middle school concert band camp culminating in a concert at the end of the week.  Band students will be working on the following:

** Fundamentals of good sound
** Listening skills
** Exciting pieces of music for the band and how to perform them  

Enrollment is open to 7th-9th graders (2023-24 school year) that currently participate in concert band at their school or take lessons on a woodwind, brass or percussion instrument. You will need to provide your own instrument unless you are a percussionist. 

Dr. Jason Ladd is the Director of Bands at Nicholls State University and has been teaching at the university for 8 years.

Dr. Ben Robichaux is the Director of Athletic Bands at Nicholls State University.

Dates:  TBA
Times: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Location:  Lindsley Hall (band room)                                                                                                         REGISTER HERE
Ages:   7th-9th Graders (2023-2024 school year)
Fee:  $250.00 (includes daily lunch in Galliano Hall Cafeteria)

MUSIC COMPOSITION CAMP

Join Dr. Ben Robichaux for an intensive music composition camp including the use of interactive music technology.  This camp will include the following:

** Guidance on composing for film, live instruments and large ensembles (band, orchestra, choir)
** The use of interactive technology in the Nicholls Music Department’s Music Technology Lab

Camp days will take place from Tuesday-Thursday, June 27-29 OR July 11-13 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Campers will need to provide their own lunch/snacks.  They will be able to eat in Galliano Cafeteria for the standard lunch price.

Dr. Robichaux has 12 music publications, several composition awards and numerous national and international performances of his music. He also revived the Music Composition Degree at Nicholls State University.

Register your camper now!

Dates:  TBA (Session 1) or TBA (Session 2)
Times:  10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location:  Music Technology Lab – 2nd Floor of Talbot Hall
Ages:   13 to 17 years old (high schoolers)
Fee:  $150.00

                                                          Space is limited to 10 campers per camp!

The Hub - Charles J. Monier Makerspace Camps

MAKERZ CAMP

Learn design and engineering skills while making simple 1 day projects using various machines and programs in the makerspace including 3D design and 3D printing, Vinyl Cutting, Laser Engraving and more. With the end goal being to see how these technologies can work together.

Goal: To learn both traditional and technological tools and equipment while making a variety of projects.

Learning Objectives: Critical Thinking, Planning, Engineering, Designing, Construction, Technology

Dates:  TBA
Ages: 12-16 years old
Fee: $25.00 (includes lunch)
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 

GEARS AND MACHINES

Learn engineering skills and how to make simple gear driven machines using Computer Aided Design Programs, The Laser Cutter, The Woodshop, and the 3D printer.

Goal: To develop and make a simple

Learning Objectives: Critical Thinking, Planning, Engineering, Designing, Construction, Technology
gear driven machine.

Dates:  TBA
Ages:   12-16 years old
Fee:  $25.00
(includes lunch)
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

HANDS-ON SCIENCE EXPLORATION CAMP

Let your campers be scientist by participating in this cool, super fun hands-on science activities and experiments using the scientific method and scientific theories and laws.  Sign up today!

Dates:  TBA (Tuesday to Thursday)
Times:  9:00 am to 11:30 am
Location:  Student Union
Ages:  7 years old to 14 years old
Instructor:  Alison Dempster
Fee:  $150.00 (includes supply fee)

Medical Form 2024 (pdf)

MOSAIC ART CAMP

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Welcome to a world of mosaics!  Campers will have an amazing time learning about mesmerizing mosaic artwork of famous artists and creating their own masterpieces showcasing dazzling colors, distinctive aesthetics, neat geometrics forms, and fun and ornate patterns.

Dates:  June 20-22, 2023 (Tuesday to Thursday)
Times:  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Ages:  7 years old to 17 years old
Instructor:  Alison Dempster
Fee:  $150.00 (includes supply fee)

Medical Form 2023 (pdf) 

GREEN SCREEN VIDEO CAMP

Campers will take a glimpse into a fascinating world of video production “magic” by having hands-on fun with basic green-screen technology using simple tools and techniques.  Campers will touch on story-boarding, scriptwriting, filming and acting out mini-commercials with their fellow video-crew campmates all for fun!  Enroll now in the popular camp!

Dates:  TBA
Times:  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ages:  7 to 17 years old
Instructor:  Alison Dempster
Fee:  $150.00 (includes supply fee)
Location:  Powell Hall, Gros Auditorium  

Medical Form 2024 (pdf)

 

 

JUNIOR COLONEL CHEER CAMP

Come yell, jump and flip with the Nicholls cheerleaders at the Nicholls Junior Colonel Cheerleader Camp. Campers will learn basic cheerleading skills, including motion technique, jumps and stunts. Instructors will also teach cheer routines to the campers.  Registration fee includes a camp t-shirt and snacks.  Enroll your cheerleader today!

Dates:     TBA
Times:     8:30 am to 11:30 am (registration begins at 8:00 am)   
Ages:    4 to 14 years old
Fee:    $120.00
Location:  Stopher Gym

Medical Form 2024 (pdf) 

DRAWING CAMPS – ART

These two drawing camps are perfect for the camper who wants to learn about the art of drawing!  Campers will have an amazing time learning various  drawing styles and along with other fun but educational instructions.

 

SESSION 1: Drawing Camp – Exotic Animals Art:  Journey with us through a fascinating world of exotic land and aerial animals (big & small, wild and tame) as we learn about drawing subjects & capture them in fun & educational step-by-step instructional drawing lessons, both realistic style & cartoon style. 

Dates:  TBA
Times:  9:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages:  7 years old to 17 years old
Instructor:  Alison Dempster
Fee:  $150.00 (includes supply fee)

   REGISTER HERE                             Medical Form 2024 (pdf) 

PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS

SESSION 2:  Drawing Camp – Out of this World Art:  Fly with us as we venture out of this world drawing superheroes, movie and game characters and astronomical objects in both realistic style and cartoon style, following fun and educational step-by-step instruction.

Dates:  July 17-19, 2023
Times:  9:00 am – 11:30 am
Ages:  7 years old to 17 years old
Instructor:  Alison Dempster
Fee:  $150.00 (includes supply fee)

Medical Form 2023 (pdf) 

OPTICAL ILLUSION ART CAMP

Welcome to a fabulous world of art illusions!  Optical Illusion Art Camp will inspire campers to creatively achieve making fascinating artwork that seems to be something (which does not exist or is other than it appears), using art skills which sharpen focus and concentration power!

Dates:  July 10-12, 2023
Time:  9:00 am to 11:30 am
Fee:     $150.00 (includes supply fee)
Ages:  7 years old to 17 years old
Location:  Student Union

Medical Form 2023 (pdf)  

COMPUTER CODING CAMP

In Coding Camp, your camper will learn how to program their own interactive games, stories and animations!  They will be able to share their creations with others.  This camp will help your young computer coder learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively – essential skills for life!

Logiscool - Fun based coding courses and camps for kids & teens

Dates:    TBA
Times:    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages:   9 to 16 years old
Location:   109 Powell Hall
Instructor:   Terry Evans
Fee:  $105.00

Medical Form 2024 (pdf)   

CHESS CAMPS

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Come learn the art of chess with an instructor who earned the title of National Master from the United State Chess Federation in 1985 and has written two books on chess.  Mike Papa teaches at several local elementary schools and gives private lessons to people at all ages. In these camps, he will teach all beginners how to play and help other improve their games by instruction and holding tournaments.  If your camper is a chess enthusiast or new to chess, this camp is the best to further your campers skills and knowledge! 

Dates:    Session 1:   TBA
                 Session 2:  TBA
Times:    1:00 pm – 3:30 pm 
Location:    Student Union                           
Ages:   7 to 17 years old
Fee:   $200.00 per session

Medical Form 2024 (pdf)   

This cross country camp will assess your athletes’ ability level in distance running, teach fundamental running mechanics and skills needed to improve as a cross country and distance track & field athlete. Many of the skills that will be worked on will benefit the athletes’ performance in other sports as well. 

Camp will be led by Head Track & Field and Cross Country Stefanie Slekis; along with other staff members, current cross country student-athletes and experienced distance runners. Each camper will leave with a suggested summer training plan based on their ability level and a better understanding of how to establish process and outcome goals to improve as an athlete in any sport.  Sign up your camper now!

Dates: TBA
Time:  
7:30 am to 11:30 am
Ages: 
 10 to 17 years old
Fee:  
$180.00
Location:  
Century Club Room

REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMPS HERE

STEM DESIGN CHALLENGE CAMPS

Campers will have a blast with the combination of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for lots of innovative hands-on learning and problem solving FUN by designing and building cool structures out of everyday items and justifying their designs.  Let your camper be challenged while learning in this very enjoyable camp!

SESSION 1:
Dates: 
TBA
Time:  (AM Session)  9:00 am to 11:30 am OR
Fee:     $150.00 (includes supply fee)
Ages:  7 years old to 14 years old
Location:  Student Union – Room 3

Medical Form 2024 (pdf)  

SOCCER DAY CAMPS


Your soccer player will learn both offensive and defensive soccer fundamental skills during these four day camps.  These camps will be lead by Nicholls Head Coach Robert Podeyn and members of the Colonel Soccer team.  Sessions will focus on the responsibilities of each position, technique and tactics.  Register your camper now!

Additional youth soccer specialized campers are listed on Continuing Education’s main page under Athletic Camps.

 

 

SESSION 1 – 1/2 DAY SOCCER CAMP:
Dates:  TBA
Time:  9 am to 12 pm
Ages:  5 to 14 years old (boys and girls)
Fee:  $169.00
Location:  Nicholls Soccer Complex
 
SESSION 2 – 1/2 DAY SOCCER CAMP:
Dates:  TBA
Time:  9 am to 12 pm  
Ages:  5 to 14 years old (boys and girls)
Fee:  $169.00
Location:  Nicholls Soccer Complex

SESSION 3 – 1/2 DAY SOCCER CAMP:
Dates:  TBA
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Ages:  5 to 14 years old (boys and girls)
Fee:  $169.00
Location:  Nicholls Soccer Complex

Medical Form 2024 (pdf)

NICHOLLS CHOIR CAMP

SESSION 1 – CHOIR CAMP — PITCH:  Come learn and enjoy the spectacular art of singing with Nicholls Choirs! Campers will have an amazing time working with students of Nicholls Choirs and with Dr. John St. Marie, an accomplished and versatile musician, conductor, and educator. Singers will learn songs Monday-Thursday of the week and will have a free concert open to the public on Friday, June 10th at 5:30 p.m. 

Dates:  TBA
Times:  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Ages:  13 years old to 18 years old
Instructor:  Dr. John St Marie
Fee:  $165.00 (includes camp t-shirt & daily snack )

SESSION  2 – CHOIR CAMP:
In addition to the choir camp, campers can also sign up to get individualized singing instruction from Dr. St. Marie and may be selected to sing solos and duets at the concert. Camper will start on June 3rd, and after registration closes, Dr. St. Marie will reach out to campers/campers’ parents by email to discuss a time to meet, pick out music and have an hour lesson.  Additionally, campers will stay after PITCH camp each day until 6:00 pm.

Dates:  TBA
Time:  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Ages:  13 to 18 years old
Fee:  $40.00 (in addition to $165.00)
Location: Talbot Hall
Instructor: Dr. John St. Marie

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:   TBA

Theme:  The Elements 
Each day campers will have a different “Element” theme.  A detailed schedule will be sent one week prior to camp.

Medical Form 2023 (pdf)

JUST for FUN CREATIVITY CAMPS

Campers will have a great time making super-fun “arts and crafts” projects, under directional step-by-step instruction and various themes, alternating with freestyle projects in a crafty Makerspace.  Each session will do different arts and crafts projects.  Register your camper for BOTH camps today!

SESSION 1:
Dates:  June 12-14, 2023
Times:  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ages:  7 years old to 17 years old
Instructor:  Alison Dempster
Fee:  $150.00 (includes supply fee)

SESSION 2:
Dates:  July 17-19, 2023
Times:  1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Ages:  7 years old to 17 years old
Instructor:  Alison Dempster
Fee:  $150.00 (includes supply fee)

Medical Form 2023 (pdf)

2024 Camps hosted at Nicholls State University

Office of Continuing Education’s summer camp policies

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Continuing Education

Office Location:
Student Union/Auxiliary Services/Suite 6
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2119
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: 985-448-4444
Email: continuing.ed@nicholls.edu
Fax: 985-448-4554
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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