Camp Cabrini keeps campers active all summer

Giving boy and girl campers choice is what Camp Cabrini is doing this summer.
“What makes us different is you pick your activities,” said camp director Lisa Dubus, a Cabrini civics, World History AP teacher and social studies department chair. “There are three things going on at once during the day. That’s what parents seem to like, and campers are not forced to do things they don’t want to do.”

Five weekly sessions of Camp Cabrini are offered: May 29-June 2; June 5-9, June 12-16, June 19-23, June 26-30. Activities include fishing, arts and crafts, movies, sewing, cooking, swimming (at UNO), sports (volleyball, soccer, softball, track and field, etc.), games, field trips and a weekly Friday Extravaganza at 2:15 p.m.

Camp is open to campers entering first through seventh grades, with campers divided by age. Cost is $140 a week plus a $60 registration fee (includes two T-shirts). Registration is online beginning March 24 at (click on camp icon).

Cabrini also is offering weekly specialty camps in June geared to boys and girls entering fifth through eighth grades. There’s a drama camp June 5-9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with a play on Friday, (; a Choral Music Camp June 12-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with a Friday performance (; an art camp June 19-23, 9 a.m.-noon, ending June 23 with an art display from noon-12:30 p.m. (; and a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) camp for girls only June 26-29, 9 a.m.-noon, and June 30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with an off-campus field trip (

In July, sports camps led by Cabrini coaches for girls and boys entering first through seventh grades are offered: soccer for girls, July 3-7, 8-11 a.m., $120; basketball, July 10-14, 9 a.m-3 p.m., $150; volleyball, July 17-20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $150, with an optional STRIVE leadership academy from 3-4 p.m. for an additional $40; and a basketball position camp, July 10-12, 6-8 p.m., $60 a session. $20 registration fee for sports camps and clinics. A girls’-only softball clinic is July 24-28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $150.

A daily basketball skills clinic is June 6 (dribbling), June 8 (shooting), June 13 (guard), June 15 (post), 6-8 p.m., for $20 for each session.

Cabrini is located at 1400 Moss St., New Orleans. Call 482-1193, ext. 364. Before ($15 a week) and after care ($25 a week) are available.

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