Louisville's Ultimate Summer Camps Guide 2019!

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ALL ABOUT KIDS CAMP A BUNGA - At All About Kids,  our day camps are high-energy, all-day fun that’s far from ordinary. Don’t worry about your kids sitting around and watching TV all day.  Here they’ll interact with other children, playing games, learning sports skills and enjoying different camp themes each day. Our caring staff will nurture your child through days and weeks of camp fun! Each day features swimming (ages 6 and up), Open Gym, instructed sports classes with our staff and more! 

Register now for all Summer Camps!

Weekly Themes for 2019 Summer Camp

June 10-14: Summer Camp Kick off

June 17-21: Animal Adventure
June 24 – 28: Safety Week
July 1, 2, 3 & 5: Around the World
July 8-12: Superhero Week
July 15-19: Under the Sea
July 22-26: Wacky Water Week
July 29-August 2: Xtreme Sports
August 5-9: Outer Space Week
August 12-13: Back to School 

Dates: June – August (when school is out)

Ages: 4 – 14 

Hours: 9am-5pm 


  • 1 day: $49
  • 2 days: $98
  • 3 days: $145
  • 4 days: $189
  • 5 days (Full week): $199 

Early Drop Off (8am) and Late Pick Up (6pm) are an additional $6 each/child/day (NEW 20% discount applies to siblings!).  Pre-registration required. All campers MUST be registered by the Friday preceding the camp they plan to attend to allow us ample time for staffing. Full payment is due at the time of registration. We must have a current AAK liability waiver/registration form on file signed by a PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN before a child may participate in our Day Camps. For any child left after 6pm, there will be a fee charged of $1 per minute.





Whet Your Palette

Camps are offered for ages 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12

Summer Camp Times - 8:30am - 11:00am, 11:30am - 2:00pm, or 2:30pm - 5:00pm

Each camp is a full week, Monday through Friday (including the week with July 4th). One day camp options are available. Every camp will touch on art as described below.

There are all sorts of themed camps including Harry Potter, Legos, Slime, Super Hero and so many more!   

-Focus artists this year are Frida Khalo, M.C. Escher, Mary Cassatt, Edward Degas, Paul Klee.

-Art media are Portraits/Self portraits, Drawing & Sketching, Printmaker & Painter, Paint & Sculpture, Color Theory.

-Styles covered are Op Art, Impressionism, Realism, Cubism, Symbolism, Modern Art


Things to know:

Kids may get paint on their clothes.

- Please bring a sack lunch OR snack & drink each day of camp! (Extra snacks and drinks are available for purchase. No food sharing is allowed.)

Where: 1415 Evergreen Rd, Louisville, Kentucky

Phone: (502) 438-8865

Website: https://whetyourpalette.squarespace.com/







Club SciKidz Summer Camps - Where Science and Technology Connect!

A STEM day camp where every child is a scientist! Our camps specialize in hands-on, minds-on activities for children going into PreK through 8th grade.  We offer a large variety of interesting camps including Video Game Creation, Veterinary Medicine, Minecraft programming, Engineering, Space, Paleontology, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography, Robotics, drones and much more!

Each camp inspires interest in science and technology by involving kids in the creation of hands-on experiments and take-home projects. Many of our camps have expertise of visiting professionals too. For example, campers will hear  from actual veterinarians and crime scene investigators for Emergency Vet and CSI camps. We also incorporate recreational time to allow brain breaks and friendship building, ensuring the  best time for your child. Camps are Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM with pre and post camp care available.  Camps are $265+ per week. We have three locations in Louisville and one location in Lexington this summer.

Louisville Locations

Our Savior Lutheran School – 8307 Nottingham Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222

St. Aloysius Catholic School – 122 Mount Mercy Drive, PeWee Valley, KY 40056

St. Matthews Episcopal Church – 330 N Hubbards Lane, Louisville, KY 40207


Dates offered – June 10 – August 2, excluding week of July 4th

Times offered – 9:00AM to 4:00PM with pre and post-camp care available 8:00AM to 5:30PM

Cost $265

Website link www.clubscikidzkentucky.com

Public contact information – email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 502-219-2665







Taught by Derby Dinner Playhouse theatre professionals, this one-week performing arts camp explores drama, music, and dance and ends in a final show on the Derby Dinner stage.  Limited availability.  Registration opens February 15, 2019.

AGES:  7 to 17

TIME: 9am-3pm

DATES: (5 options): June 10-14; July 8-13; July 15-20; July 22-27; July 29-Aug 3, 2019


CONTACT INFO: derbydinner.com/classes   812-288-2632 x. 132  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








A one-day “viewing and doing” summer camp for 5, 6, & 7 year olds! In celebration of Derby Dinner’s musical SNOW WHITE & THE PRINCE, join us for a day of fantasy fun! In the morning students will watch the professional production of SNOW WHITE & THE PRINCE, meet and talk to the cast at an exclusive post-performance talk-back, and take a behind the scenes tour of the theatre. After lunch (students bring their own), DDP theatre professionals will teach three classes in which students will learn a song and dance from the show and get their own camp t-shirt and certificate!

DATE:  Thursday – June 6 OR Friday, June 7

COST:  $60

AGES:  5 to 7

TIME:  9:30AM-2:30PM






Summer Science Camps - Is your child ready for a fun experience at a place they love? At Kentucky Science Center’s Schools Out Summer Camp, your child will develop skills and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Our camp encourages all campers to play, tinker, and investigate the world around them with plenty of time to explore their favorite science center. Camps are based on the grade your child will be entering in the fall.


Dates: June 3rd – August 9th

Camp Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Drop-off: 8:00 AM — 9:00 AM/Pick-up: 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM)

Camps include: Cool Chemistry, Scales & Tails, Snowmen in Summer, Superheros, Planes & Automobiles, Lego Design Challenge, Wild by Design, Tall Tales, Messy Science, Waterworks, Speedometry, Once Upon a Design, Jurassic Myths, Journey to Space, Matter Mysteries, Pokemon Science, Engineer your World., Inventors Lab, Agents of Steam, Magical Creatures, Coding, Uniquely Human, Medical Mysteries, Candy Chemistry, Zombie Survival Guide, Amusement Park Physics, Animation Creation, Hollywood Special Effects, Virtual Reality, and so many more!  

See website and choose any particular camp to view pricing

Benefits of KSC Summer Camp:

Low staff-camper ratio

Professional staff of teachers or education students in college

Extended camp hours from 8 am-5 pm included in normal registration

Science standards driven content

Exhibit time at Kentucky Science Center

Streamlined registration process

Opportunities for parent involvement at drop-off and pick-up

Variety of hands on experiences

Safe, secure camper pick-up procedure

Website: https://kysciencecenter.org/summer-camp/



iD Tech  - #1 in STEM Education

iD Tech is the original. The best. For over 20 years, our family company has paved the way in STEM education, introducing the most relevant, in-demand curriculum to set students on their long-term skill development pathways. We get amazing results. 

* Dates offered- Weeklong sessions from June 10th-July 19th
* Times offered-8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday
* Cost- From $799
* Public contact information- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  1-888-709-8324



Classic Melodies Performance Institute offers three Summer camps for entertainers to choose from! 

CMPI- Cedar Ridge Broadway Bound Overnight Camp 2019: Guys & Dolls!  To sharpen tools and add a few new ones in the areas of: Drama, Voice, Musical Theater, Dance, and to have fun zip lining, swimming, canoeing,archery, fire sing a longs, talent shows, dances & more!!!

Ages Middle School & Up (Overnight)

July 21st-July 27th

Cedar Ridge Camp - 4010 Old Routt Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

$399 ($100 non-refundable deposit) - Includes 3 meals a day, Snack Bar Open Nightly!

Cedar Ridge Camp Administrator – Bill Stacy

Classic Melodies Performance Institute 502-955-7494, Phone Number to use during camp - 502-472-1870 

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Young  Performers Day Camp 2019 - Aladdin Kids!  To learn or reinforce skills in the areas of voice, Dance, Drama, Musical Theater and have a fun activity each day such as: Water Day, Movie Day, Musical Theme Day 

Elementary Ages

July 29th-August 2nd - 9a.m.-3p.m.

Classic Melodies - 1191 Hillview Blvd. #6, Louisville, KY 40229

$149 ($50 non-refundable deposit) - (Includes snack. Students should pack a sack lunch)

CMPI Day Camp Administrator: Bill Stacy

Phone: 502-955-7494

Email: classic This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Story Book Musical Theater Camp: Once Upon a Time - To expose children to the arts in a fun, fairy tale storybook environment. Campers will be exposed to singing, dancing & acting

Ages 3-6 Years Old

June 25th-29th - 9 A.M. - 12 P.M. 

Classic Melodies - 1191 Hillview Blvd. #6, Louisville, KY 40229

$124  ($50 Non refundable deposit) 

Story Book Camp Administrator: Bill Stacy

Phone: 502-955-7494

Email: classic This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





Kentucky Shakespeare - When School’s Out, Shakespeare’s In!

Camp Shakespeare creates opportunities for children and teens ages 4-18 to explore the theatre arts through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling, language, and more!  Kentucky Shakespeare's Philosophy is to immerse young actors in Shakespeare’s ideas and words to guide them to use the power and the expressiveness of their voices, bodies, and thoughts to create great works of art. This unique summer camp experience promotes collaboration, confidence, and the desire for lifelong learning.

Dates/Times: June 10th - July 27th. Sessions are 9am-4pm, Monday-Friday. Drop-Off Begins at 8:30am and Pick-Up ends at 4:15pm for all campuses besides Frankfort. No Camp on July 4th.

Program for Summer 2019 (Check the website for detailed info on each one:

- Groundlings (Ages 4-6) - June 10-14, June 17-21, July 15-19 - Cost: Half Day $125 Full Day $195

- Noblings (Ages 7-10) - June 10-21, June 24-July 5, July 8-19  - Cost: $295.00

- Revelers (Ages 11-14) - June 10-28, July 1-19 - Cost: $375.00

- Mechanicals (Ages 15-18) - June 17-28 - Cost: $295.00

- Globe Players (Ages 15-18) - June 24-July 27 - Cost: $495.00

- Locust Grove (Ages 7-12) - June 17-21 - Cost: $195.00

- Frankfort - June 10-21 - Cost: $375.00


Main Campus-St. Francis High School-Louisville

Locust Grove-Louisville

Liberty Hall-Frankfort

Contact Info/Website: kentuckyshakespeare.squarespace.com

323 West Broadway, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40202


Hannah Pruitt, Education Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






Summer Swim Camps are coming to Bear Paddle Swim School!  Get your little fish signed up soon! 


Camps – Even More Swimming, Even Less Time
2 Weeks of swimming, 4x per week!

Camp A: June 10 – June 20
Camp A: June 13 – June 20*
Camp B: June 24 – July 3
Camp C: July 8 – July 18
Camp D: July 22 – August 1
Camp E: August 5 – August 15

Early Bird Special!
1 Camp: $20 Off
2 Camps: $40 Off Per Camp
3 Camps: $60 Off Per Camp

Expires Friday, May 31


Click here to register: https://www.bearpaddle.com/summer-swim-camp/





Silver Heights Youth Camp

Silver Heights is a Christian camp for kids who are 13-18.  The schedule includes group and breakout lessons and devotional times with Christian teaching.  There is a worship service every evening in our outdoor tabernacle and parents are invited to attend.  There will also be Frisbee Golf, basketball, hiking trails, swimming, corn hole and a gaga pit.  Students from Asbury University are the counselors and the kids stay in cabins or a dormitory. 

Dates/Times: June 9-16, 2019.  Arrival is 3pm on June 9 and departure time is June 16 after the evening service.

There is no cost for the camp but they are limited to 80 kids.

Location: 501 Camp Avenue, New Albany, Indiana  (15 minutes from downtown Louisville)

To register: go to our website and download the registration form.  Call 812-246-6462, Colleen Endres, for any questions. 

Facebook:  Silver Heights Camp & Retreat Center

Website:  www.silverheights.org







Louisville Visual Art Summer Camps

Dates/Times: Camp dates vary with options between June 10 - August 9, 2019 - See website for all locations and choices

Regular day camps run from 9:00am-4:00pm with the option of adding extended hours to make the day from 8:00am-5:00pm. The "themed" portion of camps runs from 9:00am - 12:00pm, and the afternoons consist of art-centric games and activities. These camps are held at LVA @ Holy Trinity Clifton Campus (formerly the Clifton Center) unless otherwise noted.

Cost: Regular day camps are $230 with the option of adding extended care for an additional $50.
Morning only camps are $180.

Website: www.louisvillevisualart.org

Contact: Annette Cable - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.









Louisville Nature Center manages Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve which offers people of all ages a retreat from the surrounding urban areas. This 41-acre urban forest provides critical greenspace and recreation opportunities in the city. The only urban nature preserve owned by the Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve offers Over 2 miles of hiking trails, A diversity of plants – 180 species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers recorded, Over 150 species of resident and migratory birds documented, At least 30 butterfly species observed, And amazing wildlife viewing opportunities!
Various camps offered include: Wild about the Arts, Phenomenal Forest, Trackem Smackem, Wild things, Dirt Detectives, Crazy with Curiosity, Time Travelers, and End of Summer Fun Days and more! 
Dates: Various dates, see website for all offerings
Times: 9am - 4pm - Before and After available for additional cost
Cost: $200 for members and $220.00 for non-members

* Sign up today for Summer Camp and use Discount Code LNC19 to receive $10 off your camp total - Offer expires April 5, 2019





Lions Camp Crescendo

Lions Camp Crescendo serves our communities through the enhancement of the quality of life for youth, especially those with special needs, by the delivery of a memorable camp experience by caring individuals, and to enable others to use the camp and retreat facilities to serve the larger communities’ humanitarian needs.  These free camps are made possible by donations to Lions Camp Crescendo by Lions, Lioness, Leo Clubs and other private donations throughout the state of KY and those individuals who donate their time to serve as camp staff. 

Various Free camps offered:

Lions Youth Camp for blind/vision impaired children ages 6 – 15  - July 1-5, 2019

Lions Youth Camp for deaf/hard of hearing children ages 6 – 15 - July 1-5, 2019

Camp Heart to Heart for children affected by HIV/AIDS   ages 5 – 12 - July 8-12, 2019

Camp Freedom for children in Foster care or in the legal custody of their grand parents ages 6 – 11 - July 8-12, 2019


Location: Lebanon Junction, KY – transportation may be provided, see website

Website: http://www.lccky.org/our%20camps.htm