Vermilionville Summer Camp

Vermilionville Living History Museum300 Fisher RoadLafayette, LA 70508
Phone: 337-233-4077 ext 205Email: communications@bayouvermiliondistrict.orgWebsite: Visit Website Google Map

 History, food, music, crafts, science and more, all rolled into a great week at Vermilionville -- in English or French! Vermilionville Summer Camp is an experience of a lifetime for your child ages 5-12.

Camp dates for 2024 are as follows:

Week 1: English; Ages 5 – 8: June 17 – 21
Week 2: English; Ages 9 – 12: June 24 – 28
Week 3: French; Ages 5 – 8: July 8 – 12
Week 4: French; Ages 9 – 12: July 15 – 19

Every week provides your camper the opportunity to:
Explore our historic village and learn about what life was like for the Acadians, Native Americans, Creoles and people of African descent in the years between 1770 and 1890.
Learn about our natural resources including plants, animals, nature, and the bayous and water-ways of south Louisiana by canoeing, fishing, and more.
Work with our artisan-interpreters and musicians to learn about their crafts and history.
Each day, campers will partake in hands-on projects that they will take home with them at the end of the week. We’ll do some favorites from past years, such as tomahawk throwing, as well as lots of exciting, new activities!
Campers record their activities each day in their very own handmade journal.
Each week ends with a celebration day for parents and siblings.

FEE: $250 / camper per week, discounts for multiple campers in a family.

Business Review

“My son talked about the camp more than he did about regular school in a year! He mentioned many of the activities: rope making, cotton, dancing, the musical triangle, the tomahawk throwing. The camp was run by a wonderful group of young, enthusiastic, nice, patient, people! Very impressed!”

“These are the best crafts of any camp my daughter attends! This is our second year and I was concerned it would be a repeat of last year. I was pleasantly surprised at the differences.”