Registration opens March 1 for the Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville’s fifth annual summer camp, “On Voyage dans le Temps à Vermilionville: It Takes a Village.” The cultural immersion summer camp series will take place on four separate weeks during the summer months. Each week is tailored to a specific age group in order to provide skill level and age-appropriate demonstrations and hands-on craft opportunities. The week long camps will focus on the Acadian, Creole and Native American cultures Vermilionville represents as well as the Bayou Vermilion District’s Watershed and other environmental topics.
Each day, camp will begin at 8:45 a.m. (drop off begins at 8:30 a.m.) and last until 4 p.m. Campers will receive breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack from Vermilionville’s restaurant, La Cuisine de Maman. Throughout the week, they will experience the total Vermilionville package. Campers will get a journal to chronicle their activities and will be able to take their hands-on projects (such as fishing poles, musical instruments and more) home at the end of the week. Guardians are invited to a “show-off” day at the end of the week where they can enjoy lunch with their camper and witness what they have learned during their time at Vermilionville.
The total cost to attend Vermilionville’s Cultural Immersion Summer Camp is $250 for the week, which also includes a camp t-shirt and water bottle. Siblings who register for the camp as well will receive a $50 discount. The camp will begin with ages 5-8 in English June 19-23, ages 9-12 in English June 26-30, ages 5-8 in French July 10-14 and ages 9-12 in French July 17-21. All campers must have completed kindergarten or the home school equivalent. All French immersion campers must either be fluent in French or have completed at least one year of French immersion. For more information on Vermilionville’s Cultural Immersion Summer Camp or to register your child visit Vermilionville.org or call Markie Belanger at (337) 233-4077.