Summer Art Camp
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An Extraordinary Summer Arts Program for Children!

* Gambit’s 2021 Best of New Orleans Recipient – Best Summer Camp *

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“Art is not a thing, it is a way…”

-Elbert Hubbart

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We are currently full for CDCA 2024.

Looking forward to our 41st summer.

Visual, Performing Arts and Sports

Visual, Performing Arts, and Sports

Children Ages 7 through 4

Ages 7 (and entering 2nd grade) through 14

Kids Before and Aftercare


“From my experience, this is the best summer program for children in the USA.  The level of care, engagement, and inspiration is a gift to everyone involved.”

-Theresa Linnihan – 2016 Artist Teacher from Minneapolis, MN.  

“I watched both of my children flourish at CDCA — gaining independence, making a diverse group of friends, and developing new skills and interests along the way!”

-Zoe Larned Sonnier – Mother of two 2016 CDCA Participants

Introduction to CDCA

Click play on the video below for an intro to CDCA

On June 10, what is now the campus of Metairie Park Country Day School will be transformed into something unique magical.

Professional artists from New Orleans and around the country will come together to create an environment that is like no other.

What links these diverse people is a deep belief in the power of art to transform children’s lives.  Read more about our program.

Summer art classes will be offered in these areas and more in 2024:

  • Drawing / Painting
  • Clay Sculpture
  • Comics
  • Mixed Media
  • Book-Making
  • * Mosaics
  • * Photography
  • Fiber Art
  • * Woodworking
  • Big Installation Art
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • * Media Arts
  • Robotics
  • Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Costume-Making
  • Graphic Design
  • Puppetry & * Stilt Walking
  • Music
  • Radio CDCA
  • Singing
  • Acting
  • Film
  • * Electronic Art
  • Musical Instrument Making
  • Instrumental Music
  • * Musical Theater
  • Film Sound Effects
  • Creative Writing
  • Sign Language
  • Cooking
  • Horticulture
  • Journalism
  • Dance
  • Juggling Arts, Circus Arts
  • Yoga
  • Physical Theater
  • Team Games

Classes marked with a star (*) were offered to older ages.

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