Don’t be fooled – summer may seem far away, but summer camps are already filling up. Now is the time to sign your little lovebugs up for summer extracurriculars or they may get left out! Fortunately, Baton Rouge offers an abundance of programs and camps to keep the kiddos excited and engaged all summer long. Check out a few of our kid-approved favorites.
- Kid-Possible – This 10-week camp for 5 to 12-year olds is jam-packed with fun. With professional instructors and highly-trained staff, the kids participate in activities from karate, jazzercise, art, science, talent shows, and an adventurous field trip every week.
- Camp Istrouma – This Greenwell Springs getaway is a yearlong retreat center and summer camp. Open to all youth, the Christian camp features a 100-foot water slide, 32-foot-high climbing wall, hiking, canoeing, crafting, Bible study and more.
- Baton Rouge Music Studios – With camps for younger kids to explore musical instruments and camps for pre-teens and teens to learn about stage presence, rehearsing, recording, performing and recording engineering, there is sure to be musical fun for all ages.
- Kajun Martial Arts – This camp in Gonzales offers a safe environment for your kids to channel their energy into martial art activities. And when the kids aren’t practicing their skills they will get to participate in other camp activities like swimming, bowling and movie field trips.
- Painting and Punch Summer Camp – Painting and Pinot’s idea of a summer camp is full of color! Here, kids will learn about different artists and art styles, while also getting to try out some of those styles, including: pastels, watercolor, tempera, chalk, color pencils and more.
For a more in depth look at summer camps in the region, check out Red Stick Moms Blog’s Ultimate Guide to Baton Rouge Summer Camps and view an alphabetical list of camps offered in the Baton Rouge Area.
Flavor of the Week: Girl Scout Cookies
It’s arguably one of the best times of the year – Girl Scout cookie season! Girl Scouts Louisiana East, serving 23 Louisiana parishes, will be pounding the pavement until March 11 selling cookies and gaining entrepreneurial skills. And you best believe when we see a little green-vested girl walking our way, we can’t help but pony up the money for a couple – more like a million – boxes of cookies.
Don’t know any Girl Scouts? 225 Magazine put together a quick guide to find Girl Scout booths around the Capital Region. When you get your boxes, snap a picture and share it with us, it may just end up on our blog!
Workin’ It: Office Manager
An area organization is seeking an office manager to lead the administrative team in support of the office staff which consists of around 50 employees. Main job functions include supporting the Executive and Senior staff, coordinating group events, such as board meetings and company events, and managing the office staff. At least five years of experience is preferred for the job.
Does this sound like a job for you? For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about the job, employer or organization, email email@example.com.
My Baton Rouge: One Book, One Community
To create a community-wide literary initiative, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library created One Book, One Community, a reading program designed for the whole community. In partnership with Forum 35, EBRPL encourages community members of all ages to read the year’s selected book and discuss their thoughts on their readings.
Throughout the One Book, One Community programming, the idea is to strengthen bonds within the community by sharing in a common topic – a good book.
This year’s selected book is Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. The book details the real story of three black female mathematicians that helped America win the space race.
A community that reads together: That is my Baton Rouge.
In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out on the Town
- Jurassic Quest, March 2-4, grab the kiddos and walk through a pre-historic world with over 100 life-size dinosaurs at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
- Jameson Irish Whiskey Dinner, March 7, join Kalurah Street Grill for a delectable dinner paired with a different whiskey tasting for each course
- 225 Hot Off the Press “Best of” Voting Kick-off Party, March 8, celebrate with 225 Magazine as they open their annual “Best of” voting at Cane Land Distilling Company
- Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt, March 11, hunt for over 6,000 Easter eggs with the kids at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library
For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page.