Local Programs & Activities

2018 Summer Camps/Programs in the Louisville Area

Just because school is out doesn’t mean the learning should stop.  It is important to keep your child actively engaged during the summer break to continue their academic growth.  Anchorage Public School is hosting several summer programs and activities for families May-July 2018.  A brochure with information about APS summer camps can be found at the following link:  https://anchorageschool.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/2018-summer-school-18.pdf

There are additional summer camp and learning opportunities taking place throughout the Louisville area over the summer.  To aide our parents in finding and researching summer opportunities for their child, we have listed several below.  This is not to be considered an exhaustive list, but it is a dynamic list.  As we learn of new opportunities in the area they will be added.

Disclaimer:  Please be advised that the organizations and events listed below are not affiliated with the Anchorage Independent School District and are not considered school-sponsored activities or events. Further, the Anchorage Independent School District does not guarantee the financial stability, proper licensure and professional certifications, and/or fair business practices of the organizations listed below and does not warrant or assume any responsibility related to the performance of the service/products provided.  This list does not in any way constitute the District’s endorsement of an organization, the beliefs of an organization or group, nor does it provide an expression of any opinion or any recommendation by the School District.


Assumption High School Summer Camps
Over 30 camp options available with opportunities for students in grades K-9

Bellarmine University Summer Programs
Opportunities for students in grades K-12

Can You Dig It? History Camp (Jefferson County Public Schools at the Portland Museum)
Louisville ; grades 5-9; June 25-29 & July 16-20, 2018
www.tlee@iglou.com      502.776.7678 

Club SciKidz (Emergency Vet, Jr. Meteorologist, Robot Mechanic, & more)
Louisville; ages 4-15; various times June-July 2018

COOL Kids Triathlon (Presented by Norton Children’s Orthopedics of Louisville)
Triathlon begins and ends at Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center; Saturday, June 9;
Ages 6-14 will swim, bike and run with event distances varying by age grou
Registration – https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=5229185

More Information– http://trilouisville.com/cool-kids-tri/

Frazier History Museum Summer Camps (Hometown History, Myths & Legends, & more)  Louisville; rising 1st-6th graders, various weeks June-August 2018 502.753.5663;

iDTech Computer Camps (University of Louisville)
Louisville; ages 7-17, various weeks June-July 2018
info@idtech.com, 888.709.8324;

Indiana University Southeast Project AHEAD
Gifted & Talented Students in Grades 2-8

Indiana University Southeast Athletic Camps & Clinics
Opportunities for students in grades K-12

International Adventure Camps (Spanish Treasure Hunters, French Filmakers, & more) (Los Monitos Language Co.) Louisville;  ages 6-10; various weeks July 2018
chelsea@losmonitos.com 502.893.0933; http://www.losmonitos.com/

International Spy Camps (Mission Asia, Mission Europe) (Los Monitos Language Co.)
Louisville; ages 8-12; various weeks June-July, 2018
chelsea@losmonitos.com,  502.893.0933; http://www.losmonitos.com/

JA (Junior Achievement) BizTown Summer Camp
Louisville; ages 9-12 various weeks June-July 2018
502.561.5437; https://www.jaky.org/programs/summer-camp/

Jewish Community Center Summer Camps
Opportunities for preschool through 10th grade students

Kentucky Humane Society Lifelong Friends Summer Camp
Louisville; ages 6-11 depending on camp, various weeks June-July, 2018
502.366.3355; https://www.kyhumane.org/lf-camp

Kentucky Science Center Summer Camps
Various weeks June-July 2018
502.561.7128; http://kysciencecenter.org/kids/camps/schools-out-science-camps/

Louisville Visual Arts Summer Camp (painting, creature feature, food fight, comic art, photography & more)
Louisville;ages 7-14 depending on camp, June-July 2018
502.584.8166; http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/camps-workshops/ 

Louisville Youth Choir Summer Camps
Opportunities for students in grades 3-12; registration deadline is July 13

Northern Kentucky University Summer Camps

Oldham County Arts Center Summer Camps
Camps in Theatre, Music, Visual Art and Dance

Parkland at Floyds Fork Outdoor Classroom Summer Camp (art, photography, nature, & more)nLouisville; ages 5-12, various weeks June-July, 2018
outdoorclassroom@21cparks.org , 502.815.0274;

Space Camps (Adventure & Engineering) (Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium, University of Louisville)Louisville; rising 2nd-9th grades depending on camp, various weeks June-July 2018

Social Justice Youth Summer Camp (University of Louisville
Louisville;  rising 4th-7th graders; July 10 – 14, 2017; rising 8th-12th graders; July 7 – 21
diveduc@louisville.edu ; 502.852.2252

Speed Art Museum Summer Camps (Taking Shape, Around the World, Modern Makers, & more)Louisville; ages 5-10 depending on camp, various June-July 2018summercamp@speedmuseum.org ; 502.634.2968; http://www.speedmuseum.org/camps/

Speed School of Engineering Summer Camps (Drones, Coding, LEGO EV3 Robotics, & more) Louisville; grade 6-12 depending on camp, various weeks June-July 2018

Squallis Puppeteers Summer Camps (Puppet Pets, Myths, Gadgets, & more)
Louisville; (contact for age and dates)

STEAMpunks Summer Camps
Prospect; grades K-6, various weeks June-July 2018

Stoneware & Co.
June 1st-August 15th present flyer available on Anchorage School Community Bulletin Board for complimentary factory tours and buy one get one free Paint-Your-Own Pottery sessions.  The tours are offered at 10:30am and 1:30pm, Monday through Friday and the Paint-Your-Own Pottery studio is open M-S, at 10:00am with the last seating at 3:00pm.  www.stonewareandco.com

Summer Dance Programs (Louisville Ballet School)
Louisville; ages 3-16 depending on class; various weeks June-July 2018

Summer Safari (Zoodunit, Vet Camp, Dinosaur Investigations, Creature Features, & more) (Louisville Zoo) Louisville, pre K-8th grade, variety of camps available according to age, various weeks June-July 2018 502.459.2181;

Summer Stretch (Lego Fun, Origami, Quick Recall, Writing, & more) (Kentucky Country Day School)Louisville; K-12 depending on camp; various weeks June-July 2018
summerstretch@kcd.org, 502.814.4350;

University of Louisville:

Western Kentucky University Summer Camp For Academically Talented Middle School Students – two week residential – students who have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade

Whet Your Palette Summer Camps (Disney Camp, Star Wars, Fairy Art & more)
Louisville; ages 4-16; various weeks June-July 2018
wypalette@gmail.com;  502.438.8865;

YMCA Summer Day Camps

You’ve Got the Write One Summer Enrichment Camp (University of Louisville)
Louisville; rising 4th-8th graders, July 16-20, 2018 patty.grimes@louisville.edu 859.852.6593; http://louisville.edu/education/initiatives/spi/


Mummers & Minstrels Performance

Sing Down the Moon, Appalachian Wonder Tales
Dates:  July 26-28, 2018 at 7:30pm and July 29, 2018 at 2:00pm