This summer give your kids the best of both worlds, by mixing fun with learning.  Enroll them in a summer camp that will keep their minds growing.  Does your child struggle with math, reading or study skills?  Do you have a little scientist, future artist or tech savvy youngster at the house?  Then give them a chance to create, improve and develop their skills.  After all the more opportunity we expose our children to, the brighter their future will be.

Below is a list of learning summer camps available in the area for the 2016 break:

Kids College at McNeese State University - McNeese Leisure Learning for students entering grades 1-8.  Enroll your child by the week or the entire summer, beginning May 23 through August 5.  This camp is run by MSU professors/instructors and offers field trips centered around the weekly courses such as inventions, engineering, art, conservation, Louisiana culture and much more.  Campers will also enjoy plenty of games and lots of swimming in the campus pool.  This is an all-day camp open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, taking place on the campus of McNeese State University. For more details call (337) 475-6516.  Space is limited.

Sylvan Learning Center Camps For Summer Break - Located at 129 W. College Street in Lake Charles, take your child's learning to the next level at the Sylvan Learning Center summer camps.  These camps are to engage, entertain and most of all keep your child interested in learning.  Sylvan is offering a variety of summer programs from engineering technology and robotics to coding, reading readiness, writing, even teaching kids a fun way to stay focused on math.  This camp has it all, including a ACT Prep program. Camp hours are designed to be flexible in order to fit around your family's summer plans and has a variety of scheduling options to choose from.  For more details call (337) 474-9998 or (337) 385-5709.

LSU Continuing Education - The LSU Pre-College and Summer learning camp is being offered to kids K - 12th grade and will be available at Hamilton Christian Academy, located at 1415 8th Street once a week.  Class schedules and tuition varies upon program grade level.  This is a fantastic way for you to prepare your child for entering the next grade level in school.  Your Tiger will enjoy a summer of learning by engaging in exciting courses like arts, humanities, science, phonics, math and much more.  They will experience new and exciting ways of learning, while building self-confidence.  This summer send your future leader on a creative adventure, taught by innovative teachers dedicated to teaching advance academic skills.  For more information call 1-800-978-9596

Camp Invention - Make your child's summer extraordinary!  This camp takes place at Dolby Elementary School, located at 817 Jefferson Drive in Lake Charles.  From exploring the lives of giant insects, building prototypes for everyday devices, to constructing solar units and discovering electronic sound and more.  Your kids will have a ball learning creative problem-solving, innovation and the importance of teamwork.  Camp Invention takes place June 6 -10, led by local educators and open to kids entering 1st - 6th grade. Save $15 when you register by May 10, using promo code SPRING.  For more details contact camp director Ericka Ringo at (337) 217-4730.

Mathnasium Summer Program - This is a camp specifically designed to help your child catch up or get ahead in math. Mathnasium summer programs are aimed at preventing summer learning loss, and will give your child a strong foundation in math. Campers will develop the confidence and skills needed to succeed in their upcoming school year in elementary, middle or high school.  Offering customized learning according to each students needs these programs are led by specially trained instructors, who work with each student to ensure they master the material. Best of all no homework is assigned!  Mathnasium The Math Learning Center of Lake Charles is located at 2744 Country Club Rd.  Classes are offered Sun. 2-4 p.m., Mon-Thurs 3-7:30 p.m. and Sat. 10a-Noon. For more details call (337) 478-0550 or (337) 263-1580.  Private tutoring available.

Literacy Council Summer Enrichment Program - The Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana is now excepting applications for their 2016 summer enrichment.  These classes are being offered to children entering grades 1 - 6th. For the schedule, fees or more questions about the program contact Lesha at irubin@literacyswla.org. Literacy campers will enjoy a wide variety of activities to include reading, writing, mathematics, communication, and utilizing technology.