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Kehoe-France Camps

Established 1949


Kehoe-France Camps offer an ideal opportunity for boys and girls to grow in the physical, mental, social and emotional dimensions. The camps and the staffs provide each camper the advantage of adventure, fun, breadth, growth and education.

Patricia Kehoe France and Frank A. France founded Kehoe-France Camp in 1949. Today their sons continue to operate the camps with emphasis on the individual camper. Our camps promote outstanding leadership and an enrichment of experiences so that all campers may more fully understand themselves as they relate to others and the environment around them.

All camp activities are conducted on our private school campuses. There are two Kehoe-France Camp sites consisting of 14 acres in Metairie and 12 acres in Covington. We provide swimming pools, tennis courts, gymnasium, indoor activity center, several pavilions, arts and crafts areas, computer lab, library and numerous playing fields.


Little Pioneer Summer Camp Program


Our Little Pioneer Camp Program (infants)  provides a caring, nurturing environment that fosters encouragement in language development, thinking and problem solving which provides building blocks for success with future learning. It advocates open communication with parents, for parents ultimately play the most vital role in a child's intellectual development. We all share a common priority of providing the best for each baby. Working together in a real "team" approach will ultimately give each child every opportunity for success.

A consistent daily routine supports active learning and builds on children’s interests. Our babies are provided with hands-on experiences that are supported by adults. In the Little Pioneer House, the daily routine is planned out to fit the best needs of the children. Both meal times and nap times are scheduled around each child’s individual needs. During play time, the children interact with age appropriate toys, have read-aloud time, music and movement, and outdoor stroller rides. We fill the day with learning experiences that incorporate strategies for building relationships and increasing children’s comfort and confidence at camp and instructional strategies to facilitate receptive and expressive language acquisition and understanding. Our camp program ensures that counselors are prepared with the tools they need to meet the needs of every baby!

Children Center Camp Program


Our Children Center Camp Program (One, Two, and Three-Year Olds) provides campers with a friendly environment and welcoming atmosphere. Our highly qualified and experienced staff encourage, support, and meet the needs of every camper. Our program is play-based, individualized, supportive, and FUN!  Campers engage in a variety of activities both indoors and outdoors.  Each week campers participate in and explore with interactive themes.  The weeks activities are planned around these hands-on themes.  Indoors, campers learn, create, explore, and experiment.  

The daily camp routine is broken up into both small and large group meetings, choice time, where the children interact in play-based centers, snack and lunch times, read-aloud time, outdoor/physical play, music and movement, and rest time (12:30-2:30). Campers also participate in water play everyday. During this time, your camper will engage in water play activities like water tables and sprinklers!! In addition your camper will be exposed to a variety of in house field trips such as:  the Tumblebus and the Art Nola bus.  We hope you and your camper(s) are ready for a great summer!

Kehoe-France Day Camp: 4-13 Year Olds

Having been established in 1949, Kehoe-France Day Camp is the oldest and most experienced camp in the New Orleans area.  The Kehoe-France summer camp program offers a wide variety of fun and engaging activities both indoors and outdoors.  The main campus serves campers ranging from 4 years old to 13 years old.  Each week campers participate in and explore with interactive themes.  The week's activities are planned around these hands-on themes.  Indoors, campers learn, create, explore, and experiment.  They participate in activities like art, ceramics, music and movement, read-a-louds, learning games, technology, and STEAM.  Our 14 acre campus provides campers with a huge variety of outdoor experiences as well.  Campers are exposed to organized sports, field games, space walks, ping pong competitions, archery, swimming, and more.  Daily our highly qualified water safety instructors implement swim lessons/instruction and give campers the opportunity to free swim and play pool games.  In addition there are many in house field trips such as:  the Tumblebus and Science Tellers, and other special events such as frog races, rock wall climbing, dress up days, friendly Pow Wow competitions, and more.




The Kehoe-France Day Camp staff are chosen based on character, experience, personality, loyalty and ability to work successfully with campers. Our staff is composed primarily of teachers and coaches, college women and men and other trained in this type of recreation and education.  Experienced and creative counselors motivate campers to discover their talents and express themselves artistically.  

Before & After Camp Care


Before and after camp care is available at an extra charge and information will be provided in the mailing.

Camp Uniforms


Kehoe-France camp uniforms are required every day. Uniform order forms will be forwarded to you upon receipt of your child’s application. All campers must wear a cap in the swimming pool.



Campers may bring lunch from home or order lunch at camp through our prepaid lunch program. Prices and selections of sandwiches, hot lunches and drinks will be listed in correspondence to you before camp opens.